Founder, HearthLA Group
Equity Partner, Figure 8 Realty
After several years as a teacher, I became a mom in 2002 and recognized the need for a career change. As a single mom with a child to care for, real estate seemed like a practical move, and as it turns out, it combined my love of art, business and community service. My lawyer brain loved the challenge of strategy and the adrenaline of the deal; the teacher in me thrived on holding my clients’ hands through each step of the transaction. Similarly to how I engaged with my students, I strive to give my clients an abundance of one-on-one time and answer each and every question they have during the length of our working relationship and beyond. I understand the importance each transaction holds for my clients and am committed to every deal with sincerity and focus. Finally, the artist in me appreciated the opportunity to spend my days visiting the varied and interesting homes that make up the landscape I had spent my entire lifetime wandering.
A native Angeleno, I have lived in nearly every borough Los Angeles has to offer. From Manhattan Beach, to Westwood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Mid City, Echo Park and Highland Park, this city has been my home for over 40 years, three children, and all of homes I have helped clients buy and sell since 2004.
Los Angeles is my home. Let me help you find yours.
I have a passion for organization. For the past 20 years, 4 of them as a real estate Transaction Coordinator, I have managed, organized and run small businesses, one of which was a local residential construction company that I co-owned.
Buying or selling a house can often feel overwhelming. I hope to bring a foundation of trust, efficiency and peace of mind to our clients and agents in taking care of the details of each transaction, helping it to run smoothly from open to close.
My mom passed away in 2010, and in a lot of ways that event is what led me to become a Realtor. After she passed, my brother and I inherited some money and we decided that we were going to use that money to buy a house.
I remember the enormity and weight of that decision, and how scared I was of potentially making a mistake. I wanted to do everything I could to make sure that the house we bought would be a great place to live and an even better investment; something that she would be proud of.
Thankfully, after a few bad experiences, my brother and I were fortunate enough to find an amazing realtor to guide us and ensure that we found exactly what we were looking for rather than someone who was just trying to make a commission on our sale.
So now, whenever I work with a new client, I always remind myself of how I felt when I was initially going through the process, back when I didn’t know anything and had to rely on someone else to help me make one of the biggest decisions of my life.
It’s a huge responsibility, one that I take very seriously (which isn’t to say that real estate has to always be serious – I promise we’ll have fun, too), and it’s why I truly appreciate every single client who puts their trust in me and gives me the opportunity to help them find the perfect place to call home or sell their current one (or both!).
So, if you’re looking for someone to be your guide along the way, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout. Whatever your situation and whatever your budget, I promise to give you the support, consideration, and attention you deserve…
Because at the end of the day, even though she’s gone, I’m still doing everything I can to make my mom proud.
Realtor®/ Design Consultant
I joined the HearthLA team 3 years ago after 18 years working as a Wardrobe Stylist in music and print advertising. My experience working on various productions and tours fostered my abilities to multi task and to create strong relationships.
I came to HearthLA as a design consultant and found that Real Estate was a natural transition for me. I am grateful to have found a profession where I can combine my passion for design, architecture and an enduring love of community.
Whether you are buying or selling it can be an emotional journey. I strive to make the process flow with ease and facilitate clear and supportive communication with all of my clients.
Growing up on the Westside of Los Angeles, and attending college at Otis School of Art and Design for fashion design in DTLA, Los Angeles has always been home to me. With a background of over twenty years in fashion (including running my own clothing brand), I have cultivated an ability to establish strong client relationships, an attention to detail that real estate demands and a formidable ability to multi-task.
Transitioning from running a business to working in real estate has been seamless and natural for me. My fashion background dovetails perfectly into architecture and interior design, and the interpersonal work of running a business prepared me nicely for the challenges and rewards of working with clients and agents alike.