I have been a realtor for over 16 years. Prior to choosing Real Estate as a career, I was a Paralegal for over 23 years, working for the same attorney. The practice dealt largely with real estate transactions, therefore providing me extra knowledge in handling transactions. Additionally, I have been a Notary Public for over 24 years covering a 5-parish area: Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis Parishes. I feel this also gives me that extra "edge" to assist in the handling of transactions. I have been on the Relocation "A" Team for over 10 years.
Designations and Certifications that I have achieved include the following: Associate Broker, Cartus Network Inventory Specialist, Cartus Network Marketing Specialist, Cartus Network Buyer Specialist, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist (USAA, Navy Federal), Certified Professional Legal Secretary, Louisiana Certified Legal Secretary.
Achievement Awards include: 2011 - In the top 25 agents of ERA Franchise - Louisiana Broker Council for both Total Units sold and Total Awards in Aggregate Gross Commission.
2012, 2013, & 2014 - Awarded National ERA Recognition Award in "Circle of Success" by receiving the Circle of Achievement award for number of units sold and sales production.
I truly enjoy my career as a Realtor. It does take hard work and knowledge. My areas of expertise include residential and vacant land (both listing and selling). I also have handled quite a few commercial transactions as well as repossessed/distressed homes and corporate relocation transfers. All of this only means that I AM HERE TO HELP YOU with all of your real estate needs!
On a more personal note, I have lived in the Lake Charles area since 1974. I am married to a mechanical engineer and we have three children. I am a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic church where I serve in the Cantate Choir and as a Cantor for masses, funerals and other various services. I have attended an ACTS Retreat and am very active in supporting this retreat movement, including serving on the Parish CORE Team for 3 years. I am currently serving my 4th year on the Diocese Mission Chapter CORE Team. My faith and my family are very important. My family's support and encouragement toward my career is much appreciated. Some of my other interests include traveling, movies, television, symphony and theatre.