I owe a lot to my family for making me who I am today. My grandmother, Bertha Flemming, started a real estate company back in the 1950s, hoping to provide opportunities for her community to own property. All of her grandkids spent some time working with her, and I was no exception. I started back in high school before earning my degree from the University of San Francisco. I earned my real estate broker’s license straight out of college and returned to work with my grandmother. My parents, John and Ina, had instilled in me a strong sense of service but I found the real world was very different. Mom was a life-long volunteer; my father was a criminal defense lawyer and later became a judge. They both believed helping others empowers you with a strong sense of purpose. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t find a way to exercise that sense of service in real estate. Not right away, at least. So I left the business to pursue a different path: education. My years as a teacher were some of the most satisfying of my life. I got to be on the front lines, so to speak, guiding the youth of the Bay Area and helping to shape the future. To this day, I remain a part of several educational non-profits. I am proud to say that one of those non profits, SFCESS has honored me and my service to education at their 5th Annual Silent Auction in 2018, something of which I am extremely proud. Of course, San Francisco might be the most expensive place to live in the universe, so housing is at the forefront of all our minds. For that reason, I’ve done a lot of work with affordable housing. I was one of the first people to explore tenancy in common, and I’ve explored affordable construction options, as well. But no matter what the price, I’m committed to helping others find a place to call home. I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience in helping you with any real estate need. I understand the San Francisco/Bay Area market, single family homes, multi-unit buildings, condominiums, tenancy in common, loan options, property values and what’s happening in our neighborhoods. With every new client, I like to establish the clients’ real values. In this extremely competitive real estate market, buyers and sellers have to make a million decisions at a moments notice. When your values are clear, your decisions are easier, and we can accomplish whatever it is you choose to achieve in real estate.