As a top producing agent for over 25 years, I am well aware that buying and selling real estate can be both exciting and stressful. The process can be quite intense and the relationship between client and real estate professional needs to be one of trust, confidentiality and understanding. Having earned a Masters in Social Work, I understand the importance of being an empathetic listener and strive to be a supportive resource to people managing potentially stressful and even life-changing decisions and milestones. I see my role as being a savvy navigator of high-pressure situations where one move can make the difference between a deal made and a deal lost.
I bring to my real estate career additional training from the New York School of Interior Design. I secure maximum value for the homes I sell by injecting my design expertise into the process of getting properties market-ready. These same skills have been invaluable in ensuring buyers are aided in recognizing the full potential of a property.
Born in NYC, I grew up inspired by the creative influences around me: a professional musician father, interior designer mother, and the unparalleled beauty and architecture of my Forest Hills Gardens, Queens neighborhood. I caught the real estate bug early, buying my first brownstone in my early 20s. I later moved to Hastings on Hudson in the Rivertowns to raise my three children and grow my Westchester real estate practice. With my children now living in Brooklyn, and Manhattan, respectively, I returned to the city, living near Lincoln Center. Having been a NYC resident again for the last 5 years, I have developed a vast understanding and knowledge of what each area offers in terms of value and lifestyle making it possible for me to advise the transition from one to the other.
As an expert real estate professional, it is my responsibility to guide you through it all; to separate myth from reality, fad from fact, good deal from bad – and throughout it all to be the patient listening ear you need, and the hard-driving negotiator you desire.