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The Times They are a Changin’!

The Times They are a changin’ … as folk artist Bob Dylan wrote and sang … yes, Pittsburgh has definitely transitioned from a small close-knit town to a metropolitan city filled with cutting edge technology, urban chic shops, restaurants, rich cultural & arts venues.


Best of all is the influx of new Pittsburghers coming to our area. They are delighted with our sophisticated lifestyles, yet our small town hospitality.

As a realtor, I love meeting these new perspective buyers and showing them our fine City. They are definitely taken with it and all the many facets of it.


If you are new to Pittsburgh please contact me for your own personal tour. As the songwriter wrote … The Times They are a changin’ … and Pittsburgh is moving in the right direction …      

Full Circle in the Life of a Realtor

Today I attended the funeral of my client, who left this earth too young. He was serenaded with bagpipes and celebrated by immeasurable tributes from his peers and grandchildren. As a realtor, I’ve had the honor of working with so many fine folks — Young couples getting engaged and buying their first homes — couples divorcing and making new lives for themselves — folks transitioning to new jobs or relocating elsewhere. Life is a full circle. We are here on this earth for only a brief time, so live life to the fullest and celebrate with those you love.

A Thank You Note: Re/Max Select Realty Awards Celebration 2015

This year’s Agent Appreciation Celebration, on January 31, 2015, was held in the main ballroom of River’s Casino. Hosted by RE/MAX Select Realty owners, Ed Rae, Chris Murphy and Paul Culley.  The annual award night is an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment, designed to honor RE/MAX Select agents, staff and their guests.

This event is truly spectacular. It’s a night of camaraderie and reflection. In the midst of the buzzing ballroom my fellow agents and I took a moment to look back on what we accomplished the year prior — what worked? — what didn’t? Despite any of the answers, it always amazes me how much I do accomplish for my clients at the end of each year.

That is the most humbling moment of it all. Throughout the year I’ve got my nose to the grind and am hard at work and laser-like focused on my clients. It’s fulfilling to get to the end of the year and realize how far we’ve all gotten.

To all my clients in 2014, THANK YOU for allowing me the opportunity to serve you. I love what I do, but I love the ways I help people by what I do even more.

I’m looking into this new year with new eyes and a refreshed energy to get as many people to closing as possible.

I am honored to receive these awards. They are career mile-markers, that show me how much impact I have on bettering my community and changing people’s lives for the better.

Awards Received:
RE/MAX Select Realty Individual Office Leader, Shadyside 2014
RE/MAX International Hall of Fame Inductee 2014
RE/MAX International Platinum Club Award 2014

Country Roads

I took a recent road trip with John Denver careening in the background…Country Roads…take me home to a place where I belong…

Taking a break from 24X7 real estate gives me pause to reflect on this past year. I have worked with so many wonderful folks, in selling their homes and finding them new ones.

Owning a home is the American dream. It is one of the biggest life changing events one will encounter. And we as Americans value our homes as part of our own personal self worth.

Lydia and Rob found their dream home this past year in Crafton. I told them I thought they should get married soon as it is less complicated with legal status in home ownership. One week later they called me with great news.  Rob “put a ring on” Lydia’s finger. Wedding this coming fall.

Another couple built their dream townhome. Two days before closing she ended up in ICU. She is fighter, so closing took place one week later. After complete recovery, her husband and her are enjoying their new life, in their exquisite townhouse.

My newest buyers, Blanche and Brad, found a great home in Mt. Lebanon. They are closing in March, have a baby coming in August and are very excited about their life changing status.

It is my distinct honor to represent each and every one of these fine folks as they travel along on life’s journey.  And make their new homes their very own.

Traveling let’s me reflect on all of the stories I experience in my professional career. On my way down country roads I became excited thinking about all the new stories I would create with new clients and friends this year.

What are you excited about happening in 2015?