Born, raised, and now biking in Houston! I proudly attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) before heading off to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Houston has always been home though, so I moved back here after college and started working on building relationships, a career in real estate, and continuing to create art. Even as a full-time real estate professional working with buyers, sellers, homebuilders, and investors, I am thankful everyday for my training as an artist, as I feel it gives me a definite leg up in the field of real estate. My artistic background and exacting eye as a designer help me as a realtor in everything from marketing to staging to inspection.
Growing up and living the majority of my life in Museum Park and Montrose, it’s natural for me to specialize in close-in urban neighborhoods like these because I know how to help buyers check out myriad aspects about their new home and the area, and how to help sellers market their home as more than just a house. Even more specifically, my expertise lies in helping Millennial renters in these neighborhoods transition to homeownership, while continuing to build my experience with renters, landlords, buyers, and sellers at every stage in life.
The first-time homebuying experience is perhaps the largest financial decision someone will ever make, and it’s particularly unique inside the loop. My firm understanding of the homebuying process and familiarity with inner loop neighborhoods allows me to be a true resource to anyone searching for a home in a central Houston location, but I’ve found this knowledge to be especially useful to first-timers.
On a personal note, I’m an avid cyclist (who’s proudly completed the MS 150!) and it’s been a pleasure to watch the bike movement in Houston evolve through the years. My grandmother owns Daniel Boone Cycles and is the founder of The Houston Bicycle Museum, so I certainly have grown up around biking, but I feel like the bike movement has grown up around me as well, with the likes of the Houston Bike Plan, B-Cycle, and the Bayou Greenways drastically changing Houston biking for the better. No matter your level of experience as a biker, I’d suggest getting out on a bike from time to time; these days, it’s a great way to see the city!
Of course growing up in urban Houston means keeping a finger on the pulse of Houston’s burgeoning urban lifestyle, so if you ever need help finding a bar, B-Cycle Station, brewery, or bite to eat, don’t hesitate to reach out!