Over the years we moved 15x to further my husband's career in Hotel Management. Every move our Realtors said "you should think about coming to work with us". They liked my personality and energy. After we settled in Columbia near Lake Murray in 1991 and our girls were both doing well in school I started to think about a career in Real Estate when Kirstin was nearing her graduation from Irmo High School. The past encouragement stuck with me and I became a Realtor in 1993. I am a nurturer and love to help people. I learned a lot with our buying and selling and also what I could offer to make a move easier for buyers and sellers. I offer value added service to sellers and buyers. I am straight forward, open and honest. If I don't have the answer for your questions I will get it.
I feel fortunate that I love what I do. I love to assist people that move, whether you move within Columbia or to and from the Greater Columbia area. I can help.
I service most of surrounding communties including but not limited to
Irmo, Lake Murray, Chapin, Ballentine, Lexington, Columbia, USC, Fort Jackson, Blythewood, Elgin and more.
I find it very rewarding to see their smiles when we find just the right house they love and when they are excited and satisfied also when their home sold satisfactory. My clients have said "you love what you do and it shows" and that makes me feel veery good about what I do. I offer value added service to all my clients. I am open, upfront, honest, hardworking and detail orientated. I listen carefully to what is important to them so I can help them. I love finance and assist with the right loan. I exlain everything in detail so everything is cleartr to my clients. Above all I love helping people on the move achieve their goals. I am patient and work with you on your schedule and time frame. I always say "I tell you everything you need to know, point out what I see, good and bad, but you make the decision which house you like to buy and live in" I keep resale in mind for you because it does matter. When I say what matters to you matters to me, I truly mean that.
I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Germany near the Baltic Sea. I was involved in extra-curricular activies through school and church. After I graduated I persued a career in the National Health Insurance in my state and attended a 4 year business school that I graduated from. I also worked at Private Insurance Companies. I met my husband Peter in Switzerland. I lived and worked in England to test my english speaking capabilites before coming to the US in 1968. We travelled and lived in several countries and continents. Over the years we moved 15 times North to South, East to West as well as Asia and Australia. I learned to be flexible and to adjust to different customs. I have been a buyer and seller many times gaining personal buying, selling and moving experience.
I raised our two beautiful daughters and volunteered in their schools. School was very important to me and that they got the best education earning credits for high school and college as well as scholar ships. Both graduated from the Unoiversity of South Carolina, BS Business Administration. I was involved in their extra curricular activities and volunteered with that as well. I enjoyed always our landcaping and flower gardens. Entertaining business associates of my husband, friends, family and neighbors kept me busy planning, baking and cooking, which I all love.
We relocated to Columbia in 1991 and made the Irmo-Lake Murray area our permanent home. In 1993 I decided to become a REALTOR® with the desire to help people move and make a difference. It was my goal to assist buyers and sellers achieve their goals and dreams by focusing on their needs. My clients have said many times "You love what you do and it shows". Yes, it is nice being able to say I Iove what I do.
Why chose me to represent you?
I have over 21 years experience in listing and selling real estate in all of Columbia and around Lake Murray. I am honest, open, upfront and straight foward. I live and work by the "Golden Rule" not to do to others what I don't want to have done to yourself. I am a REALTOR®, and Broker Associate®. There is a difference between Sales Agents and Realtors®. Not all sales agents are REALTORS®. A real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the wolrd's largest professional association. REALTORS® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Not every REALTOR® is created equal. There is a difference.
Over the years I have earned and have been awarded several professional designations after completing rigrous advanced courses in finance, negotiations, marketing and more required by the National Association of REALTORS® NAR please see below. My business is based on repeat business and referrals. The only way I can achieve that is by my committment to provide outstanding service and Value Added Service to all my clients.
My current hobbies include spending time with my family, gardening, baking, and traveling. While raising our 2 daughters I spent a lot of time volunteering in their schools and supporting my husbands career as hotel executive and entertaining.
I am a licensed Realtor® and Broker Associate®. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property within Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington, Lake Murray, NE Columbia, Blytehwood and a few more communites around the Columbia area. I truly love this area and pride myself on my knowledge of current the current market, school districts, neighborhood information, and related services, including mortgage, insurance and inspection information.
I am dedicated to achie results and provide exceptional service to all my customers and clients. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home I will put my 21+ years of real estate expertise to work for you!
CRS Certified Residential Specialist® (the highest designation in residential real estate)
ABR Accredited Buyer Representative®
CSP Certified New Home Specialist®
GRI Graduate REALTOR Institute®
e-PRO Certified Internet REALTOR®
RE/MAX Hall of Fame
RE/MAX 100% Club
Lifetime Member Circle of Excellence
Whether you buy your first home, move up, downsize, retire or move to Columbia and area I am ready to assist you now or in the future.
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