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I like helping people through my real estate practice. Since January 1991, I've bought and sold lots and homes in and around the greater Sacramento area. Over that time I've participated in equity sales, tax exchanges, move-ups, move-downs, relocations, investments, residential, small commercial, multi-family 1 to 4 transactions and referrals in and out of the Sacramento region, etc. And when tough economic times required it, I became proficient at managing short sales and other distress sales.
Early in my work life I was a banker, teacher and administrator at the college level. I left the University and partnered in 1991 with a senior REALTOR® to learn the ins and outs of marketing properties for sale and negotiation to get the highest price I could on the best terms and buy properties for the lowest price and best terms. I embrace the practical application of my college-honed communication skills and on the job experience engaging with hundreds of clients and other agents to market, negotiate and manage your transaction.
Several years ago I realized that I could better serve my clients by bringing together a group of professionals. So now I work with other real estate agents - residential and commercial - a transaction coordinator, a marketing coordinator and an array of escrow and title companies, lenders, exchange companies, home inspectors, contractors, trades-people, stagers, relocation specialists, etc.
California State University Sacramento
- M.A. Communication Studies, 1983
- B.A. Communication Studies & Government/International Relations, 1981
- CSUS Appointment, Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Member
- CSUS Student Body President, 1979-81
- CSUS Foundation, Board Member
- Sutter Hospitals Commission on Program Planning, Commission Member, Chair
- Harry S Truman Club - Executive Committee Member, Past Dinner Chair, Past Vice President, Past President
- CSUS Stinger Foundation, Member, Vice President
- College Town Apartments - Board Member
- Friends of Regional Transit Light Rail & Transit, Board Member
- YWCA - Advisory Board Member
- Sacramento State University Alumni Association, Board Member
- Sacramento Arts & Business Council, Board Member
- CSUS Theater & Dance Department - Advisory Board Member, Past Chair
- CSUS Retirees Association, Board Member, Dinner Chair, Liaison to CSUS Alumni Association
- 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King speech at Sacramento State College - Committee Chair (Committee member, 50th Anniversary, currently in process and will be celebrated on October 15-16, 2017)
- League of Sacramento Theatres, Board Member
Charities need contributions to help and better our community. The pandemic has made an existing need even more clear. Coldwell Banker Residential Realty has charitable priorities. I have my own. I give to many charities but usually don’t talk about them. However, I’ve picked out two to highlight. Part of the solution for charitable need for monies is Joe Gibson and others giving to them.
I’m contributing to these charities in 2021, and I may volunteer. If you want to send money their way or volunteer, please do. I’ll carry these priorities into the next year. If I can help in any way, please call me.
The charities are:
The Bess Endowment and Fund at Sac State
Robert Bess, the former Executive Vice President at California State University, Sacramento, was my boss when I worked in the University’s administration. After working for him, he and I became good friends. I organized his memorial service when he passed. He loved musical theater and opera and wanted to see them flourish for the benefit of the University and students.
In collaboration with the Sacramento State Retirees, they identify student groups, tickets are purchased for those groups selected by the Retirees Association so the students can attend performances. The Theater and Dance Department and Music School gain additional income because of ticket sales and Sac State students receive free tickets and an appreciation of the art form.
Friends of Sacramento Arts
Friends of Sacramento Arts is committed to restoring arts education for the 235,000 K-12 school children and youth in Sacramento County. Only 25% of the students are receiving some type of arts education. Almost none of the Title 1 schools have arts education programs.
Schools cannot do this alone. Friends of Sacramento Arts provides funding for teaching artists and arts education programs that include music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts, focusing on diversity and equity. Friends is working with other community and education leaders to advocate for arts education and professional teacher development to establish arts integration in the curriculum. Arts education is critical for both academic and social-emotional development of our community’s children and youth.