Living and working in Gwinnett County and northeast Atlanta is a joy!  The people here are so friendly, interesting, and diverse.  We enjoy mild weather and beautiful seasonal changes, and there are so many opportunities for strolling through historic towns and public parks, and attending live theatre, concerts, and sporting events.  The north Georgia mountains are an easy day trip, and the beach is just five hours away.  What more could I want?

The Basics

    • Born and Raised in Georgia (Georgia Power Company Brat)

    • Lived in Metro Atlanta Since 1960

    • University of Georgia, BA in Journalism 1972
    • Diamond Salesperson for over ten years

    • REALTORŪ in Georgia Since 1985, beginning in New Home Sales

  • Living and Working in Gwinnett Since 1986
My goal is to make your home  selling experience informed and successful.



Hobbies & Travel

Since college I have been an avid photographer, and I still carry my camera most of the time to photograph subdivisionamenities, old houses, parks, cemeteries, ducks and geese, and anything else that catches my attention.  I  host several history and genealogy web sites, and as a result  I have fallen in love with vintage postcards.  I  have been collecting for about ten years, and restore vintage postcard digital images for use in documentaries, publications and print.

My daily stress reliever is a walk in one of our lovely Gwinnett County parks with my iPod.   When I have a few days off I enjoy vacationing in “lowcountry” South Carolina and East Tennessee where I am able to combine history and genealogy with family visits and beautiful scenery.

I’m fortunate to have my immediate family living here, and we see each other often for cookouts, impromptu lunches, movies and theater. I have greatly spoiled inside cats, and one completely awful outside cat who was abandoned by his previous owner and somehow became my cat.  He’s roamed the neighborhood for so many years, each neighbor  calls him by a different name.


Education

B.A.- Journalism, University of Georgia (1972)

Professional Memberships

I am an active member of the National Association of REALTORSŪ, Georgia Association of REALTORSŪ, and the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORSŪ (NAMAR) in Duluth, Georgia.  I am a Life Member Million Dollar Club (Elite Society of REALTORSŪ), and   Phoenix Award Winner, 2006 .

Professional Commitment

Since 1985 I have been a residential real estate professional in new and resale homes from  $85,000-$550,000 in Gwinnett and northeast metro Atlanta suburbs.  I have extensive experience in residential construction, having  opened and managed new home communities, as well as working directly for the Atlanta division of a national home builder as  construction estimator.  I am pleased to have joined Virtual Properties Realty in Duluth in the fall of 2013. Previously, I was associated with RE/MAXŪ  and Solid Source Realty.

I specialize in listing and selling homes in Gwinnnett County.  I’m an avid photographer and web designer, and love designing unique, personalized marketing programs for my listing clients!  (I knew that Journalism degree would come in handy one day!)


Real Estate Continuing Education

Contract Special Stipulations (Contract Law)
Representing the E-Buyer
Deal Killer Codes (Building Codes)
High Impact Presentation Skills
A Realtor’s Guide to Understanding Residential Construction
Working With Corporate Transferees
Soft Selling in a Hard World
Start Right
Dynamic Marketing and Servicing
The Persuasion Process
Mortgage Fraud
And Many More!



Volunteer Organizations & Hobbies

Since 1999 I have been a USGenWeb Project County and State Coordinator in several states, working with volunteers all over the country.  I have been the County Coordinator for Gwinnett County GAGenWeb since 2004.  I am fascinated by personal stories and old photographs. If you are interested in Gwinnett County history, I invite you to visit. If you are a Gwinnett County native, I’d love to have your participation!

I host a support and information forum of over 850 members for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, an under-diagnosed neurological condition that affects many elderly people and their families.

I’m just getting back to gardening after the end of the drought, and right now am concentrating on bee and butterfly friendly plants.  I’m a big fan of bumble bees, and they are on the decline in North America.

If you are thinking about listing your home in Gwinnett, I’d love to talk to you about it!  I would be pleased to provide a free Comparative Market Analysis for your neighborhood.    Thanks for visiting!