I have been happily married to my husband Derrick for over 20 years. We have 3 amazing children, Kayden, Kendall and Kyla. I have always had a passion for real estate but was urged to "get a degree for something to fall back on." I love serving people! I studied Nursing at GVSU right out of high school, worked at a local hospital as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and pursued my master’s degree. I practiced medicine as a nurse practitioner for 11 years. During that time, in 2007, my husband Derrick and I began pursuing our passion in Real Estate in addition to our careers. We learned many valuable lessons flipping homes, managing our real estate investments, becoming landlords, and running a full scale marketing company. In early 2015, after the birth of our third child, I was at a crossroads in my career. While I liked having a stable income from my medical career my heart was in Real Estate. After a lot of prayer and encouragement from my husband Derrick, I decided life is too short and I needed to follow my heart! My last day seeing patients as a Nurse Practitioner was the day Kyla was born.
It's amazing how things fall into place when you follow your dreams and truly love what you do! My first full year in Real Estate I closed over $9 Million in sales and was awarded the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year Award. Since then, I have been awarded the Grand Rapids Magazine Real Estate All Stars Award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Grand Rapids Top 100 Agent in 2018, 2019 and Grand Rapids Top 40 Agent (approx. 3500 agents in GR) in 2020, 2021 and 2022. In 2019, I earned the Best of Zillow Badge and I have maintained this award as a local Zillow Premier Agent since.
I have earned numerous designations and certificates providing enhanced value for my clients including Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS™ / GUILD™), Accredited Buyers Agent® (ABR®), Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Real Estate Marketing Specialist (e-PRO®), Relocation Specialist and Master of Agent Principals.
The books I have read, the people I have been privileged to learn from, and my prior experiences have helped me become who I am today. Being a nurse taught me how to LISTEN, serve others, and compassion. My 11+ years as a Nurse Practitioner taught me the importance of relationships, leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking. As a Real Estate Investor, Landlord, and Marketing Specialist, I have learned how to negotiate, which investments are worth the money, and what creative marketing techniques are effective.
I would like to partner with you and assist you in your real estate needs whether you are considering buying or selling. This is one of the biggest monetary transactions you will make in your lifetime. Hiring the right EXPERIENCED agent to help you navigate through this complex process is crucial. My goal and my team’s goal is to provide exceptional service, thorough communication throughout every step of the process, and honest advice regarding your best interest. We always consider all factors that could impact you, provide professional guidance through all the legal documents, and work on your behalf to achieve the best price possible while providing a seamless positive experience.
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