I have enjoyed the great pleasure of growing up in one of my favorite cities in the world:
Rockford. Where else can you find fabulous restaurants, great entertainment, warm and friendly people, top quality schools, beautiful parks, cool architecture? I know......you might be thinking of several exciting world cities but I truly love this one and I'm proud to work daily for my clients, helping them rent, buy, and sell real estate.
I was born and raised in Rockford and started my Real Estate career over 10 years ago in Rockford. I then moved to Madison, WI and started University. I then moved to the rural outskirts and really enjoyed the quiet peace of the country life.
Life on the farm brought a hands on education in planning, design, constructing barns, buildings, pouring concrete, landscaping, and maintenance.
I couldn't stay away from the real estate field for long, and landed a position as a Senior Loan officer with a mortgage brokerage. I even managed to volunteer some time for the Humane organizations helping to raise funds, write grants, and promote fundraisers.
During a career that spans almost two decades, I have built long lasting relationships with a diverse clientele.
The past year, I have had the honor and privilege to work with, and learn from, one of the most respected, highly regarded, straight shooting, property managers in Winnebago County - Tom Howard, Broker-Owner of Superior Realtors & Rental Properties, Inc. In less than a year the Superior team took a faltering 104-unit apartment complex from 73% occupancy to 100%, with a pre-qualified waiting list. In addition, we decreased delinquencies from 45% to less than 5%.
Now, most of my days are spent working with delightful clients, staging homes, reading over home inspection reports, viewing homes, negotiating contracts, putting a SOLD sign on a lawn or passing keys over to ecstatic new home owners.