I have always had a strong commitment to professional development and continuing education. While the barriers to a career in the real estate industry are low, the dynamic nature of the industry and the body of law around it mean that the threshold for excellence is very high.
You will likely find that the professionals to whom I refer you share the same commitment to education and professional conduct that I do.
I have earned the following professional designations:
■ Achieved the National Association of Realtors GREEN designation. This designation provides real estate professionals with the knowledge and awareness of green building principles applied in residences, commercial properties, developments, and communities so that they can list, market, and manage green properties as well as guide buyer-clients, in purchasing green homes and buildings.
■ Received the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, which requires advanced study in core Realtor competencies such as listing, selling, pricing, and marketing with a specific emphasis on residential properties. Only 25,000 of more than 1.2 Million Realtors have earned this designation.
■ Earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) designation, which requires specialized course-work emphasizing the legal and ethical aspects of buyer-representation. Fewer than 3.5% licensed agents nationwide possess this designation.
■ Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a program designed to provide a broad base of knowledge in areas such as environmental law, tax implications of real estate transactions, land-use policies, and commercial property.
■ Certified in Historic Maryland Properties, a designation that reflects expertise in Maryland preservation & environmental policies.
■ Earned the Senior's Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by taking the SRES course designed and conferred by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS®.
■ 2010 Distinguished Sales Associate
■ 2010 FCAR Volunteer of the Year
■ 2009-2010 "Rotarian of the Year" for Outstanding Service
■ 2009 Maryland Association of Realtors Leadership Academy Graduate
■ 2009 Frederick County Association of Realtors "Community Service"
■ 2009 Frederick County Association of Realtors "Hall of Fame"
■ 2008 Paws for Progress Award, Frederick County Humane Society
■ 2005 Frederick County Association of Realtors Merit Award
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Phi Theta Kappa.