A love for homes and the memories created there originated for me in my childhood. My world revolved around rearranging the furniture in my room or redecorating the four-foot dollhouse my dad built for me. Surprisingly my college degree did not relate to real estate but rather music education. Married shortly after graduating my husband and I moved to the windy city, Chicago, for graduate school. This time in my life landed me in corporate America. But the love for all things “house” didn’t die and I soon found myself taking interior design, architectural drafting and furniture history classes.
Graduate school complete; with a small baby in tow, my husband I headed back to the west coast thrilled to be coming “home.” I found myself drawn to model home tours, open houses and assisting anyone house hunting with my thoughts and opinions! A friend of ours encouraged us to get out of the renting world and buy a house. Thankful for my husband’s military benefits and the VA loan, within six months we were walking through the doors of our very own home. A few years later a close friend of mine, a mortgage broker, told me, “Deanna, you are made for real estate. Get your license!” That was all the encouragement I needed and that was 2003.
Since that time I have handed hundreds of homebuyers their keys, successfully listed and sold homes throughout Northern California, risen to the top 20 agents in the local area, and grown in my professional expertise. I have seen the market change and I have grown with it.
As the years passed a dream began of one day opening my own office in order to further expand my commitment to excellence in real estate and delivering the highest level of customer experience. My dream moved from dream, to vision, to reality in 2017. In the same why I enjoy assisting my clients with navigating a complex and sometimes stressful event in their life, I find tremendous joy and fulfillment in investing my time, knowledge and experience into the growth and success of the agents in my office.