As a long time resident of the Centre Region I know this area well. My family has lived around here for 3 generations and we have always been actively involves with the communities we live in. I have also been actively involved with youth and interscholastic sports as an athlete, coach and official, with my first love being soccer. I also enjoy all sort of outdoors recreational activities.
As a GREEN Realtor I have training and experience with the construction and renovation of properties with an eye to making them more energy efficient, which reduces your operating costs. While I am not a licensed contractor, I am familiar with many fine craftsmen in the area. After years of doing much or my own work, as well as working as a landscaper and with good contractors, I have developed a thorough knowledge of housing from the inside out. These experiences have given me a solid basis to quickly evaluate properties to determine their condition.
As a certified Accredited Buyers Representative I know that process of buying homes very well. In today's ever changing world in regards to financing and regulation my experience and knowledge enable me to provide excellent service and advice for the First-Time Buyer or the more experiences homeowner.
My certification as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist indicates that I understand the unique needs of that sector of the real estate market as we (yes, I am old enough to be classified as a Senior) enter a different phase of our lives. Financial considerations and housing needs are changing at that time and having someone who knows the feelings involved in making those kinds of decisions, as well as access to supporting professionals, can make all the difference in meeting the housing needs of Seniors.
My first career was as a Special Education teacher for the state of Pennsylvania, serving the needs of a variety of students throughout Centre County. My 15 years or experience as an educator and counselor has given me greater insight into the educational opportunities in State College and surrounding school districts. I spent 20 years as an interscholastic coach and soccer referee which has given me knowledge of many communities throughout central Pennsylvania.
I have also been actively involved in numerous community organizations, ranging from Special Olympics, YMCA boards, local governmental entities, ClearWater Conservancy, and the Board of Directors for our local Realtors Association and Membership Committee.
My experiences and knowledge, as well as specialized training in a variety of topics (i.e. radon, risk management, ethics, ePro, etc...), give me a unique perspective and approach to real estate. I have completed transactions with residential, commercial, recreational and rural properties, representing buyers, sellers and even investors.
Let me know how I can best serve you in central PA for ALL of your real estate needs.