Buying and selling a home is often an individuals most emotionally attached investment. With that in mind my business philosophy is be fair and honest, treat each client with both care and professionalism. I do not believe in the hard sell approach, I am very patient and willing to work very hard for all of my clients. Being a native of Madison I have a very strong knowledge of the town and the surrounding shoreline area and this helps new clients moving to the area to acclimate very quickly.
Education and Training:
Graduated, 1982 Daniel Hand High School, Madison, Ct.
Bachelor Degree in Marketing
Member Connecticut Association of Realtors
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, Middlesex association of Realtors.
Previews Luxury Home Specialist
Areas of Expertise:
I enjoy working with buyers and sellers. I can help with in many areas with my knowledge of resources available and with networking in order to obtain an end result.
I am a lifetime shoreline resident and have raised three children here. I am involved with many different fundraisers and events on the shoreline.
I was born in the Netherlands. Moved to Madison when I was five. Currently live here with my husband and three children.
I have achieved International President's Elite Designation. I currently rank in the top producers in the Shoreline area.
My job is to make you feel confident in your decision making. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, I can successfully navigate you through the process while treating you with the highest level of honesty and professionalism.
Education and Training:
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, C
Mount Vernon College, Washington DC
Connecticut Institute of Art, Greenwich, CT
Staging and Home Organizer
Areas of Expertise:
With a background in Marketing, creative advertising, home design and first-hand experience behind the scenes in the real estate industry, I'm confident I can guide you every step of the way through your real estate transaction.
I can also assist in getting your home "show ready". I will work with you to make your home look beautiful and appealing to a broad spectrum of buyers. Simple changes like a fresh coat of paint, de-cluttering, and making repairs or minor improvements, can make a big impact and get your home sold faster.
I've lived and worked on the CT shoreline for over 18 years now and raised my family in Madison where I have been involved in many local events and fundraisers. I ran the local “Pumpkin Fair” for the elementary school for a few years. I have been actively involved in the high school booster clubs and work on many local charities.
After College I went on to work in advertising and marketing for the motion picture industry in New York City before settling down with my family in Madison. While raising my children, I worked part-time for a local marketing company and assisted my husband with his residential appraisal business. I also spent 2 years doing home staging and organizing before starting to work with Coldwell Banker and selling real estate.
Business Philosophy:Buying and selling a home is one of life's most important decisions. It can often be a time of stress and excitement as one chapter ends and another chapter begins. My number one goal is to be sure my clients are well represented and informed, and that I put my clients' interests before my own. I value communication and hard work. I pride myself on thoroughness - details matter!Education and Training:After graduating from the University of Missouri - Columbia, I began my career teaching 8th grade science and math and coaching tennis. Shortly thereafter, I became the Admission Director at the small, private school where I was teaching. After a few years, I found a position that allowed me to combine my love of teaching with my newfound interest in selling and marketing. I spent the next 15 years working for various orthopaedic companies selling total joint replacements and servicing multi-million dollar accounts. I'm thrilled to be using this experience to begin a career in real estate, something that has always sparked my interest! I completed the real estate course in the summer of 2020 and joined Coldwell Banker in Madison shortly after.Community Involvement:Although I didn't grow up in Madison, I fell in love with the shoreline after moving here for my husband's job in 2012. I joined the Madison Newcomers Club and served on their board for multiple years. I am very involved with my kids' schools and have been active on their PTO boards and other volunteer opportunities. I enjoy coaching my kids' sports and am also an officer for my neighborhood association.Personal Background:My husband and I met in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. We moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009. After having two of our three children in Portland, we decided we wanted to be closer to family. We feel so lucky to have found Madison and all that it has to offer.
My business philosophy is simple - treat my customers as I would want to be treated. I strive to be on top of the market and relay this information to my clients, be available, be a good listener, be diligent and meticulous, and always be honest and ethical.
Education and Training
After graduating from Villanova University, I worked for four years as a commercial real estate appraiser for Moran & Associates in Stamford, CT. Subsequently, I worked for Mutual of New York and Nomura Securities in New York City as a real estate asset manager and analyst where I was responsible for the management of multi-million dollar investments including foreclosed properties, new construction projects, first mortgage loans, and equity investments. I completed the real estate licensing requirements for the State of Connecticut in the spring of 2004 and have worked at Coldwell Banker in Madison, Connecticut since 2007.
Upon moving back to my hometown of Madison nearly 19 years ago, I immediately became involved in the Madison Newcomer's Club in order to reestablish my roots here. The Newcomer's Club is a social and civic organization which annually raises thousands of dollars for local charities and scholarships. In 2005-2006, I served as the president of the Newcomer's Club. Presently, I volunteer for the Madison Food Pantry and Daniel Hand High School Baseball Boosters and enjoy spending my spare time at my children’s tennis matches and baseball games.
As a child my family moved often with my father's career in sales. In 1978, my family finally settled in Madison and has been here ever since. My husband and I lived in Darien, CT and worked in New York City for many years. After the birth of our first child, we decided to move back to my hometown to raise our family.