Whoever reads bios? Looks like too many words just to read about accomplishments and awards, boring. I look to change that outlook. Real estate for me runs in the family. Back during my teenage years, my mom hired me at her job, she was a Title Officer for Puget Sound Title Company in Tacoma, WA. My first exposure to the world of title and escrow. Years carried on with my other auntie (mom’s cousin) who worked as a recorder and my first cousin worked in customer service. Did I say real estate runs in the family? I went about my years working in title then, I turned my focus to college and attended Hawaii Pacific University where I obtained my Bachelors in Business Management. Goodbye title and escrow.
I was enjoying the young glory years of being in the tourism industry, working as a front desk clerk, then manager. My partner at that time was doing mortgage lending and wanted to open his own firm. I obtained my real estate license and mortgage broker license, learned everything I could and started running the mortgage company. It was extremely fruitful during 2006-2008 and then, it crashed. Market bottomed out, we closed the business. Goodbye mortgage lending.
After my one year sabbatical, I joined a locally owned brokerage as a full time realtor. Learning everything I could but wasn’t confident in my knowledge. So, I attended courses to obtain my Masters in Real Estate, now accredited through Columbia University. I was the first realtor in Hawaii to complete the program established by the National Association of Realtors. It was certainly an achievement, but it did not stop there. I obtained my other designations; AHWD, CRS, RSPS, SRES; only to yearn for more. During those years, I achieved Most Transactions award two years consecutively, missed the Salesperson of the Year by 1 or 2 transactions for the same two years, was Salesperson of the Month numerous times and other things. Amongst all the awards there was a deeper yearning to learn the upper echelon of the business, being an owner. The brokerage firm was owned by partners, which is more common in law firms. I desired to become one and worked my way through the ranks until I achieved the title, Partner. I was an owner of the biggest real estate company in Hawaii along with other ventures held under the parent company.
Now in the present day, I began obsessed with working in both Seattle and Hawaii after acquiring my grandfather’s estate in 2021. My family and friends pulled me to WA and my family and job pulled me to Hawaii. Why choose when I can do both? I aligned myself with Compass, a company that can service both markets. I’ve been exposed to title, mortgage lending, real estate sales, partnership, and now servicing two markets with an amazing company. I can feel an explosive growth into the relocation and luxury markets are coming for me. My years of experience with numerous awards, accomplishments, education, and leadership skills have prepared me for what is to come. Now you know my story, let me help you develop your real estate story. Are you ready to work with me?