I was born and brought up in Northern New York State, near the Thousand Islands region. I graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1975 with a BA in English Literature, moving to Brunswick County in 1979.
From 1980 through 1999, I owned and operated The Italian Fisherman Restaurant, a well-known waterfront eatery in Sunset Beach, NC. After leaving the foodservice business, I knew that I wanted to embark on a career that would keep me in a people–oriented, service-driven industry.
I happily chose real estate, and that’s what I’ve been doing since 2000! Having been a Brunswick County resident for almost thirty years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth and ensuing change the area has undergone. I know the geography and landscape well-- it’s no surprise that so many have seen the natural beauty, temperate climate, and enjoyable lifestyle this little corner of the Carolinas affords, and have decided to make it home, too! My mission is to assist those seeking to buy or sell residential property locally!
Several key points comprise my business philosophy: Service is paramount! Put the client first and the rest follows. Communication is essential! My approach is more consultative in style: my job is to provide the necessary information, advice, and updates so that buyers and sellers can make informed decisions through-out the process. Dedication to excellence is vital! I have earned several professional designations in order to keep abreast of the latest real estate trends that will affect my client’s interests, a significant investment of time and effort. Honest, ethical conduct is crucial! The “golden rule” rules, and then some! In business, I concentrate on forming long-term relationships, and indeed, many people have become not only clients for life, but good friends as well! My goal is simply to address all your real estate needs!
REALTOR® /Broker, Licensed Broker/Associate in both North Carolina & South Carolina - Member of the Local, State, and National chapters of the Association of REALTORS® - Member of two Multiple Listing Services in two states - Multi-million dollar producer since 2001 - Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) - Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council - Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) - Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS) - Worldwide Recreation and Resort Sales Council - Certified Renewed Rooms Staging Professional (CRSP®) - Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS) - Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR®), Previews® Specialist