Real estate has always been my passion. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a major in Property Management and a minor in Real Estate, I knew there was no better place to begin my real estate career than the DC Metropolitan Area.Though my employment in the field began with a large commercial firm, CB Richard Ellis in Washington, DC, it was always clear that my true calling was in the residential sector.I transitioned to Century 21 Redwood Realty in the spring of 2007, which history will show was a rough time to enter the industry.Despite the housing market turmoil, I grew my business and successfully survived - even flourished - in a challenging market.Having closed over $40 million in sales volume between 2008 and 2011, I've learned that market conditions are no match for hard work; knowledge presents opportunities; and energy invested is never energy lost.I feel this "education is power" mentality is ever-present in my way of conducting business, interacting with clients, and - eventually - the level of comfort and excitement each client feels when buying or selling their home.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I graduated with a business degree in Accounting from Clarion University and worked as an accountant in New York for over 6 years.
Knowing that I wanted to make a career in selling real estate, I moved to Northern Virginia in 2003 and worked towards attaining my real estate license.
Since then, I have been licensed in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, with associate brokers licenses in both Virginia and Maryland.
In 2006, I founded Battle Real Estate in Virginia where I was the principle broker for over 2 years, during which time I also sold new homes in Maryland and Washington, DC for McWilliams Ballard.
I have been recognized as a Top Producer through the National Association of Realtors and have won many awards, including Century 21s Emerald Award in 2009 and Centurion Award in 2010.
I sell real estate, but honestly a home will sell itself when you walk through the door. So naturally, I dont believe in pressure tactics. My job isnt to sell you on a home, it is to find the homes that best fit your criteria, make you feel comfortable throughout the transaction, and negotiate your terms on the home of your choice.
And I have extensive knowledge and over 7 of experience in resales, foreclosures, short sales and new homes to do just that.