My company was founded on the belief that "bigger is not better." I have always focused on giving hands-on, personal service to my clients and I cannot do that if I'm kept busy managing a large team of assistants and agents. I keep my staff and my agent count low and manageable so I'm still able to interact directly with my own clients in the field, my main true love!
The MKS Realty Group name was derived from my personal initials - and I deliver personal service with my personal name.
I am not a numbers-based agent. I do not take on more clients than I know I can personally handle at any time. I am a relationship-based agent and I look forward to developing a personal relationship with every one of my clients as we work together toward their goals.
My clients love my personal touch and I offer it to you as well.
I was first licensed in Nebraska in 1978! I've now held a real estate license consistently for 42 years. This is the only industry I've ever worked in as an adult. My background includes property management, commercial development and residential resale. I founded MKS Realty Group here in Arizona in 1994 to best serve the needs of my clients and to partner with my husband who owns and operates Capital Plus Financial, a full-service mortgage lending company. Together we offer one-stop shopping for our clients. There are no middlemen (so to speak) to deal with. Our clients work directly with us, one on one.
Out of more than 1.3 million REALTORS®, less than 3% spend the extra time, effort and cost to earn designations. That small percentage equals a HUGE disadvantage to you when shopping for an agent! The expertise I've gained through my designation training sets me apart from a million other agents! By working with me, you will benefit as a result of my extended expertise in negotiating, legal issues, buyer and seller representation, home staging, marketing and a more in-depth knowledge of the general sales process.
To date, I've earned the following designations:
MCNE - Master Certified Negotiating Expert
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
RESE - Real Estate Staging Expert
CSSCPE- Certified Short Sale Property Expert
SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
ILHM - The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
I am continually investing time, effort and money in furthering my real estate knowledge so that my clients can count on me to represent them better than one-million-two-hundred-sixty-one-thousand other agents!!
I was born and raised in South Dakota. Although coming from a small town of only 10,000, I was actually considered a "city girl" by midwest standards! I left there after high school to attend an all-girls trade school in Omaha, NE and stayed there to start my real estate career in property management in 1978! I moved to Arizona in 1981 and continued my career in real estate by working 12 years for the premier commerical mall development company in the Southwest , before starting my own residential resale company in 1994.
I've been happily married for over 37 years to a 30-year plus seasoned mortgage broker - who I met at a gas station on my lunch break - and between us, we've raised three children and two dogs!! Our son is a retired Army Warrant Officer who lives in Germany with his wife and three children. Our older daughter practices law in NYC and our younger daughter works for a cutting edge technology giant here in Phoenix.
In my spare time I love traveling, scrapbooking, fiction writing, Goodwill shopping and I'm a magazineaholic!!
Given that I've been working in the real estate industry my entire adult life ... it is not just a job to me, it's my way of life!!
If you are ready to start your buying or selling process,
please give me a call. I'm happy to answer all your questions. If we're a good fit, we'll have fun
working together to accomplish your goals!