My entire work life has been teaching. I started out of college as a 6th-grade teacher in the Renton School District and while doing that, worked nights as personal trainer and fitness instructor. I also did a 2-year stint at Microsoft as an administrative assistant. All of my jobs have led me to find that real estate is a great career: I teach, I am organized, and I get to have fun with my clients.
Now as a real estate broker, I am using my teaching skills to inform my clients the statistics in the market, how to write the best offer, and what the best negotiating tactics are. I listen to my clients so that I can find them the best house or so I know what they need when they are getting ready to sell: do they need to redo the kitchen, the yard, paint the house, etc?
Being organized is extremely important because contracts have critical dates that need to be adhered to or problems could arise. Also, making sure that my clients are protected with how the contract is written is key.
Lastly, my clients and I have a good time when we are looking for homes as well as when we are getting them ready to sell. We spend a lot of time together so we get to know each other pretty well and do a lot of laughing during the process.
It was great to work with Annie! She made sure we understood the sale process, what to expect, market contingencies, and the things we needed to do help have a smooth sale. She really has a great eye on house value and what the right price for both sale and purchase.
We were on a tight timeline and Annie helped us get our house on the market within 10 days and sold within the first 3. As a past real estate agent, I appreciated Annie's respect for my opinions, but also guiding us using data, analytics, and a strong sense of the market's health. She made all the right moves for us and did it in a way that was comfortable for me and my family. Plus, she is a blast to work with - great sense of humor and is always happy!
If you are considering selling your home or buying a new one, please consider Annie - you will not regret it! I have interacted with many agents and Annie is unique.
Annie was always responsive and was very flexible to show me homes and condos that I had seen available.
Annie was very nice and enthusiastic, without being pushy. She answered all of my questions, or emailed the people with the information I needed.