My current career in Real Estate was preceded by a rewarding career in the field of education, which included teaching, site and district administration. The majority of my educational career was spent in rural Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties. Building long-lasting relationships was and is the foundation on which I continue to build my real estate career. Whether it's building a team at the school site level, sitting at a union negotiator's table, meeting a first-time home buyer or negotiating a request for repairs, a strong relationship that is built on trust and respect is vital. For me, the greatest reward as a Realtor is the opportunity to meet people, develop a relationship and share in the experience of selling or buying a home. It is important that my clients know I am available before, during and after the transaction. What a pleasure it is to stay in touch with my clients through notes, phone calls or visits. There is no greater compliment than an invitation to a housewarming party, a birthday party, baby shower or Thanksgiving dinner.