I work with older adults and their families to help with all of their real estate needs, including downsizing, relocation, and move management services. I also work with local clients and their local or out-of-state family members to help the process go as smoothly and easily as possible. Using my wide range of contacts, I help with as much or as little of the process needed to get their home ready for sale, find a new property or senior living community, coordinate contractors, connect with estate sale companies, and more.
With a degree in Business Administration and former employment with Nike, Microsoft, and an Apple Computer reseller, I employ an extensive marketing background to my client’s advantage when they are buying or selling a home. In my first year in Austin real estate, I won “Rookie of the Year” at my 200+ person brokerage, and was presented with the “Eagle Award,” the highest honor that particular company bestows on its agents. Countless transactions later, my life in real estate is now in its twentieth year.
In 2013, I decided to concentrate on serving older adults during times of transition. I founded a consortium of service providers called the Austin Senior Resource Alliance to provide a one-stop shop for older adults and their families seeking services and advice from trusted specialists. These specialists include estate and probate attorneys, in-home doctors and caregivers, auction and estate sale organizers, movers, handymen, and others. I also have established relationships with area senior living communities to assist their clients with move management services.
I credit my community involvement as a main impetus toward helping my clients to be more in tune with areas and homeowners. Always busy with charity groups and other civic activities, I have served as Board President of AustinUP, Executive Board Member for Chariot (formally Drive a Senior Central Texas), Founder of Austin Senior Resource Alliance, and Founder and President of the non-profit LT Senior Services. In 2022, I was honored with the national Service to Seniors Award from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Additionally, I was appointed to the Austin Economic Development Corporation Board, a Public Real Estate Developer working for purpose instead of profits. AEDC can speed the pace of the public response to decreasing affordability and equity by moving at the pace of the market to blend the best of public and private deal-making.
To best provide hand-crafted service, I have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in ensuring that I am educated and positioned to help older adults and their caregiver families. I have undergone a rigorous course of training and continuing education to achieve the exclusive designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) from The Seniors Real Estate Institute. In fact, with demonstrated success in working with senior clients, I have also served as a Seniors Real Estate Institute master trainer, conducting classes for other real estate agents interested in becoming CSHPs.
I have created a unique added service to my real estate business that I offer to my sellers. It is a “concierge” moving experience called Turnkey Transitions® which provides my clients and their families with not only an MLS listing and top-tier marketing, but invaluable hands-on help with arduous tasks such as sorting, selling off, staging, moving out, moving in, and, finally, setting up of my client’s new homes.
My goal always is to customize a plan for the senior that takes into account their current living situation and overall life plan. Whether a senior is considering a move from a family home to a smaller apartment, mother-in-law cottage, or retirement community, I work to provide the family with a variety of options to reduce out-of-pocket expense or defer income streams to help the senior either remain independent or be eligible for financial assistance possibilities.
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