I joined SMI Real Estate, LLC in 2008 as an office assistant handling the listing process, marketing, leasing transactions, sales / escrow transactions and company databases. Today, I am a Principal Broker, Office Manager, and the team’s Transaction Manager. In the past decade, our team has grown to over 20 active listing and selling Brokers, plus a handful of additional Brokers. We have expanded from focusing primarily on Commercial Real Estate into a full-service brokerage by adding Residential Real Estate services.
My licensed Real Estate experience began in 2000 when I joined a top producing Broker team with Coldwell Banker Commercial Mountain West Real Estate, LLC. Having no prior real estate experience, I learned quickly by working in a very fast paced and busy commercial brokerage office with two other assistants. My attention to detail, customer service and teamwork skills only added to a well-established team of assistants. That team worked hard to make the office a productive and exciting place to work.
During my time with Coldwell Banker Commercial Mountain West Real Estate, LLC, I transitioned from a Broker Assistant into an Office Manager roll with a team of 3 other individuals. Our tasks grew from assisting one Broker to assisting the entire office of commercial Brokers, in addition to overseeing additional staff members. This management team created company wide processes to assist Brokers with new listing processing, marketing and transaction management.
Prior to my real estate experience, I worked in retail banking from the Willamette Valley area up into the Portland market. Beginning as a teller and working through a company management training program to becoming an Assistant Branch Manager of several large retail banking branches in the Metro area. From management I transitioned into a regional training position. Alongside one other trainer, we were responsible for all training for 20+ branches. Over the course of several years, we trained numerous new tellers, account representatives and assistant managers.
I am proud to be a native Oregonian, born and raised in the beautiful Willamette Valley and currently residing in Keizer.