I was born and raised in New York City. Attending local New York area Universities, I achieved a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education. It serves me well to "teach" my customers about the real estate market, allowing them to make intelligent choices.
Moving to Vail in July of 1972, I originally worked in the condominium and hotel industry. I was also a ski instructor for Vail Resorts for 16 winter seasons on Vail Mountain. A sojourn for 2 winters (Vail summers), in 1976 and 1977, to Bariloche, Argentina, to teach skiing, added to my wealth of skiing experiences and provided a good knowledge of the Spanish language, at the time. Although no longer "on the hill" teaching, I continue to maintain friendships and numerous clients from my many years in the ski industry.
Obtaining a Colorado Real Estate License in 1975, I bring an abundance of expertise to my real estate career. A combination of energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and being so familiar with Vail and all of its benefits, gives my customers confidence in choosing me as their Real Estate Broker.
Guiding customers through the process of listing and selling real estate can be an intricate task and my abilities make it easy for people to reach a successful closing. A key to my success is due to extensive professional education that I pride myself with over the many years I have worked in the industry. I always enjoy seeking new ways to gain value for my real estate clients with frequent attendance at networking events, taking real estate courses that address all aspects of our business, updating myself with new technology and exploring ways to heighten customer service. Innovative ideas, a creative mind and a lifelong learning philosophy enhance my professional life, every step of the way.
I am an active participant in valuable networks such as Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Luxury Porfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Also, I am a member of FIABCI, the International Brokers Federation, headquartered in Manhattan and Paris, France. Additionally, I utilize www.proxio.com, an International MLS, as a unique global connection promoting my real estate presence far and wide. I am currently FIABCI-USA President of our Western States Chapter. Also, I have joined AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America), another networking benefit I can bring to my local, U.S nationwide and International clientele.
I love to play golf, travel, read, take photographs, keep a practice of staying fit with exercise, good nutrition and spend quality time with my family and friends.
The Literacy Project is an organization I have done volunteer work for in the past and it is my favorite local program to support. Other community volunteer contributions extend to my primary residence in the Sandstone area of Vail where I have served on the Board of Directors of our condominium association. In Arrowhead, the western gateway to Beaver Creek Mountain, located in Edwards, CO, I have served, in the past, as President of our Board of Directors, where I own property in the Aspenwood Lodge, as well.
Creating new friendships, finding the "perfect" mountain retreat for Buyers and obtaining just the "right" buyer for sellers make my career in real estate all worthwhile. Sharing a wonderful resort lifestyle with families from all walks of life and many different geographic locations make it a privilege to provide exceptional customer service that I consider a top priority in my real estate career.
In line with this philosophy, I was honored to receive my company's prestigious Customer Service Award in 2008 and the Humanitarian Award in 2014. These are testimonies to the first-class consideration I give to all the many customers I work with here in the Vail area. Most important of all, I consider it an honor to be in this profession, each and every day. I invite you to explore some "Ideas For Mountain Living" with me. I know you will find it to be an enjoyable, enriching experience.