Real Estate Broker
I am local through and through. Having lived in the Seattle area for most of my life, I know most everything it seems about every town and city in King, Snohomish and Island counties. I’ve worked for many major employers including Microsoft, Starbucks and Eddie Bauer. I grew up in Bellevue (graduated from Newport High School) and after completing both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Central Washington University, settled in Snohomish County to raise my children and because it’s simply beautiful here in Snohomish County. I’ve lived In Sultan, rural Snohomish County and now Monroe and I enjoy it here a lot. I’m currently pursuing a double MFA in creative writing (poetry and nonfiction) and am a published author.
I’ve been through the home buying and selling process 4 times, have been personally through the short sale process and even, the foreclosure process. I can honestly say I have a deep understanding of what it can be like to be in many different circumstances in the home buying or selling process. I have advanced certification (SFR)In buying and selling short sales and foreclosures as well as an ePro, a social media marketing expert. I believe in using the power and force of the internet to the maximum of its capacity to market homes for my clients, as well as to stay current on neighborhood and local trends, news, politics and events.
I have particular expertise working with corporate employees and people of diverse communities. I have long believed in the power of real estate ownership in anchoring personal, family and community health and my values are represented in every interaction I have.
It’s important when you work with an agent you work with someone you can trust, who seeks to understand and relates to your needs. Real Estate is not really about houses and properties at all, but about people and relationships. I welcome you to contact me so we can discuss if we are a match and if so, I promise you will have the best real estate experience of your life.
|address||731 2nd St|
Snohomish, WA 98290
|state license #||WA #109124|
- Windermere Real Estate/Snohomish, Inc.
- 731 2nd AVE
Snohomish WA 98290
Designations & Awards
Accedited Staging Professional: Studies show that staged home sell for MUCH more and TOP dollar. So why work with an agent who doesn’t know how to advise you on the best way to stage your home? I can work with you and items in your home (no budget needed!) or use a small budget to effectively maximize your homes value. Best of all, this advice and assistance is FREE to you and included with my home seller services. My home staging techniques WORK and even extend to your landscaping and home’s exterior.
e-PRO certification: e-PRO® certification shows you, my client, that I am willing to go the extra mile to provide the most up-to-date and sophisticated service, and truly be a successful agent. I apply advanced technologies and social media strategies to my business plan such that it expands my capabilities in marketing your property. My expertise increases reach, and earns your trust.
SFR: the National Association of REALTORS® Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification I have earned has given me the framework and deep expertise in:
◾When and how to direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals
◾Qualify sellers for short sales
◾Develop a short-sale packages
◾Negotiate with lenders
◾Tap into buyer demand
◾Limit risk to you the client
◾Protect buyers along the way
Along with my direct expertise personally negotiating short sales, this designation gives me the expertise that you can trust to close short sales and foreclosures.
Marie has been helping me with a complex short sale transaction for my home that is underwater. I have a real estate attorney and she has worked with that individual as well as multiple prospective buyers and additionally, has been a contact with my tenant… (more)
We bought our very first house from Marie, and closed on it in January 2012. The home was a short sale, and Marie was awesome to work with. Short sales can be notoriously tricky, and we had a couple moments of panic, but she was always ready with a reassuring… (more)
My wife and I so enjoyed are homebuying experience with Marie.
Very calm, cool and collective with her ‘zen-like’ approach when
helping us with selecting our first home.
When we needed answers or even when I made a 9th inning change.
She responded imediately,… (more)