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A Dynamic Realtor
I am a creative and caring Realtor who understands how to interact with people. I have extensive experience working with people and businesses from different industries and cultures. My strong work ethic, patient guidance and attention to detail means as much to first-time buyers and sellers as to seasoned pros. I am a skilled and effective negotiator and communicator accustomed to creating strong results for my clients in the Bay Area. I work closely with my clients to educate and inform them at each step of a transaction and my high regard for honest communication and active listening has made me a trusted advisor for the people with whom I work. As a versatile and organized Realtor with over 18 years of real estate experience, I strive to provide the best service I can, to be the best I can and to treat each client as if they are my only client.
BROKER, SoRealty Homes, Oakland, CA [2007 – Current]
For 13 years I have offered a boutique level of service while specializing in buying and selling homes throughout the Bay Area. My website, www.sorealtyhomes.com, will give you details on the areas in which I specialize and more about myself.
Realtor/Office Manager/Instructor, ATM Real Estate, Inc., Richmond, CA [2001 – 2006]
Consulted and negotiated transactional details, wrote acceptable offers, greeted customers and demonstrated features and benefits through showings. Converted prospects into sales while managing an office of 30 agents.
Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business Center for Executive Development (CED), Berkeley.
Developed and delivered strategic business planning sessions to senior management. Coordinated technology and education programs for E-commerce, leading change and leveraging culture. Developed contracts for off-site lodging, hotels and catering. Identified and oversaw implementation of database enhancements. Logistical support. Managed and recruited staff. Implemented and developed new policies and procedures for registration process.
Computer Specialist/Administrative Assistant, University of California, San Francisco [1994 – 1999]
Worked with director to supervise staff and postdoctoral fellows to oversee daily facilities. Facilitated purchase requisitions; database management of inquires and staff hours; designed and produced slides for presentations; collaborated with system staff on technical/programming areas.
Marketing Manager, Moerschbaecher & Dryburgh Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
Worked closely with partners to establish and maintain a good client relationship; finalized contract details and executed agreements; facilitated meetings and presentations; designed and produced program literature; implemented and administered database system.
Office Manager, Real Estate Television Network, Inc., San Francisco, CA [1989 – 1992]
Planned coordinated and managed production crew, agents and staff. Negotiated partnerships with agents and homeowners; supervised production with Channel 4 to oversee the exposure of weekly program. Worked with the president to plan and promote program. Coordinated off-site filming.
Education and Professional Training
Real Estate Agent, California Department of Real Estate
Notary, California Business Portal
Bachelor’s Degree, Humanities, New College of California
Associate Degree, Business Administration and Management, City College of San Francisco
Certified Paralegal, Lawton, Oakland, CA
Certified Computer Specialist, Bay Area Urban League Training, Oakland, CA
I’ve been on my own since the age of 15. I have been able to develop my skills in many areas, including real estate. I challenged myself in the field of culinary arts both for fun and a stress relief. This led to being awarded a scholarship to study abroad in Italy in the field of culinary arts from Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Program. My life has been rich, blessed and fulfilling in many ways.
Volunteer and Community Work
National Association of Professional Women
President/Coordinator, NothSide Reunion, a not-for-profit committee that gives to the community through meet & greets, themed banquets and community picnics.
Program Coordinator, Contra Costa College 2013 Food & Wine event which offers scholarships to students studying abroad.