Experience, Designations, and Affiliations

Experience
As in any industry, experience, knowledge and simply put “time in the game” are key ingredients to a real estate professional’s successful business and career. In these historically unpredictable times, working with is a seasoned agent further increases your chances of a smooth, organized and stress-free transaction while reducing risk of legal and contractual exposure. I have been licensed and practicing since July 16th, 2001.

Designations
Owner & Designated Broker
On March 1st, 2016, I took over as Owner and Designated Broker of the John L. Scott Real Estate West Seattle franchise. This office, one of the very first three franchises granted the John L. Scott brand in 1993 (the other two were in Bothell and Maple Valley), has deep roots in the West Seattle community. It is my distinct honor to have this opportunity to carry forth the legacy.

Licensed Instructor (Currently Inactive)
I have been licensed by the State of Washington to teach real estate courses to sales associates and brokers and am currently one of a select few on the roster of instructors at Windermere Education. I specialize in “Code of Ethics”, the National Association of Realtors® curriculum and a quadrennial membership requirement for all NAR members.

CIPS®
The Certified International Property Specialist designation is awarded to those who demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge in the field of International Real Estate by successfully completing a rigorous certification process.

CNE®
I have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert(CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation. Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally.

ABR®
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients.


Affiliations and Memberships
While many in my industry limit their activities to casual practice of real estate, never embracing fully the business essentials necessary to build a successful career, I subscribe to the belief this is as much a calling as means of earning a living. I am constantly striving to expand my perspective, enhance knowledge and contribute to my community, both locally and at large.

National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
In 2015, I was appointed to the Global Business and Alliances Committee and will serve on the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Advisory Board in 2016. I am also a member of the Board of Directors, 2016-2017, representing Washington Realtors, and am one of only eighteen Realtors selected from across the country to participate in NAR’s prestigious Leadership Academy, 2016.

Washington Realtors® (WR)
Board of Directors – Board Member, I have been elected to and serve on the Board of Directors, 2010-2017, am currently 2016 Vice President-elect for Membership and served as 2015 Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. In 2012 & 2013, I chaired the Non-Dues Revenue President’s Advisory Group and, in 2013, served on the executive committee representing the central Puget Sound region as its Regional Round Table chair. I am also a Washington Realtor Ombudsman.

Seattle King County Realtors® (SKCR)
Board of Directors – Vice President, Business Practices, 2012-2013, President 2015

I am also one of only seven agents in our state who had been selected to participate as a class member, 2010, in Leadership Institute NORTHWEST, sponsored by the Washington and Oregon Associations of REALTORS®. “This program is designed to prepare our Association’s current and potential leaders for the future. The mission of Leadership Institute NORTHWEST is to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders who possess the potential to participate in Association leadership, to empower those individuals to maximize their individual leadership potential, to encourage them to participate in Association leadership roles, and to incorporate them into Association leadership positions.” My fellow classmates elected me their valedictorian for our commencement ceremonies at the Washington Realtor 2010 Fall Business Conference.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
President, Board of Directors,, 2010-2011. The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) is a private non-profit based in the community of Delridge in West Seattle . The purpose of DNDA is to engage residents, businesses and institutions in creating a thriving Delridge.

Writer
I have written and blogged nationally on topics real estate-related for the leading small business Internet resource, Allbusiness.com. My articles have been published on the small business web-site portals for major news organizations including The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and CBS News.

Guest Speaker
I’ve been invited to speak on several local real estate industry-related radio shows on important topics concerning real estate in the Puget Sound region and am a guest mentor for nationally recognized Bernice Ross Real Estate Coaching.