Managing Broker / Rental Property Manager
Certified Negotiation Expert
Whether it’s hiking raw land to envision the perfect building site, researching existing homes to match a wish list, or ferreting out the hidden potential in a fixer-upper, I love evaluating properties and seeing buyers light up when we locate “the one.”
Born and raised in Florida, I spent a decade in marketing before turning my passion for homes and design into a career. In 1996 I earned my real estate license and began buying, upgrading and reselling homes. I found the renovation process so gratifying that I became a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and joined an award-winning residential building contractor as its pre-construction manager, planning extensive remodels and seeing them through to completion. After falling for Orcas and moving here in 2006, I helped launch T Williams Realty and hit the ground running as a Washington real estate broker. I’ve never looked back!
In this business, finding the right property for a buyer or the right buyer for a seller is just the beginning. Every real estate deal is fraught with potential landmines. During the process, my “project manager” mode kicks in and my clients can relax knowing I’m on top of the details and keeping things on track. When challenging situations arise, my skills as a Certified Negotiation Expert help smooth the way to a positive outcome.
For me, being a Realtor goes well beyond writing contracts or overseeing transactions. It’s a lifestyle I’ve chosen because of the personal satisfaction I get by helping people navigate what’s likely one of their biggest decisions and transitions in life. Buying or selling a property is an emotional process, and even more so when you’re moving to or from your Orcas Island dream home. Creating a positive experience for my clients simply makes my heart sing.