Real Estate with integrity.That’s my tagline. In a nutshell, what this means to me is that I pride myself on offering the most comprehensive services, fair commission rates, and prompt/thorough answers to all of your real estate questions – while educating you every step of the way. I enjoy my work, and it is my honor to help guide you through such a big transition.
My background in real estate is diverse and unconventional. I was first licensed back in 1998, and I spent the first 8 years of my career assisting other full-time, seasoned Realtors. This “mentoring” is experience that I feel is necessary for an agent. Yet, very few Realtors obtain any experience prior to getting their license and signing up with a brokerage firm. For me, I was immersed in transactions and marketing from day one. My focus was not on how to get clients, but how I can help our clients market their homes to their fullest potential and pull transactions together as effectively as possible. I watched my mentors – who had been in the business for decades – figure out how to pull a transaction together as effectively as possible.
If you are looking to sell your current home, here is what you will experience in working with me: an evidence-based approach to market analysis, showing you a reasonable price range in which your home is most likely to sell. You will receive a marketing plan that outlines my duties and my advertising efforts on your behalf, and you will always be able to reach me quickly. Note that I have structured my business in such a way that I do not have much overhead, and the savings are passed onto you in the form of lower commission rates. Lastly, I believe that a listing agent’s job is to market the home to its full potential. See this page of very specific examples of how my marketing compares with other agents.
If you are looking to buy a home, I will help you put together an effective search to make sure that you are aware of all listings that could potentially work for you. I will help you determine a fair price for your offer and walk you through all other details. I am happy to put you in touch with quality industry professionals such as lenders, home inspectors, escrow officers and contractors, if necessary. I will help you coordinate inspections, and help you stay on top of all transaction details. In short, I am with you every step of the way!
Outside of real estate: I am married and have two delightful children. We regularly travel, camp, bicycle, and hike. We have lived on small acreage since 2009 in Beavercreek (located within the Oregon City school district), but native to SE Portland and I still regularly practice real estate in the big city. In my spare time, when not with my family, you will regularly find me in my garden. I hold a Certificate of Home Horticulture through the Master Gardener program at Oregon State University. I attended Oregon Culinary Institute some years ago to learn more about cooking (another passion of mine!) and you may find me teaching cooking courses some day!
Community is a big part of my life. I like to volunteer for the Beavercreek Hamlet, along with volunteering for Beavercreek Elementary and PTO where my kids attend school. I lead the Oregon City/Beavercreek Women’s Outdoors Hiking & Outdoors Group (hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, etc.) and a local ladies book group. I help the Glen Oak/Caufield neighborhood organize their massive annual neighborhood garage sale (located just outside Beavercreek in Oregon City). I teach fun first-time home-buyer classes at the Oregon City Library for the general public, and other community service projects.
A few pictures of Amy/family and various activities:
Please call or email with any questions. I look forward to working with you!