A native of New York City, I received a BA in Political Science from New York University and a PhD in History from the City University of New York Graduate Center. I taught at the University of Kentucky for two years and then moved to the Boston area in 1979 to join the faculty of Boston College, where I was a full-time tenured member of the history department until my early retirement in 2005.
Real estate is a second career for me, one to which I came well-prepared. I have owned, renovated and sold property in many different places, ranging from New York City to Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts to Nerja, Spain. My experience as a real estate investor and in negotiations and academic politics has provided me with the skills needed to negotiate the best possible real estate deal for you. I have successfully transferred this expertise into a thriving real estate business. Since 2010 I have been one of the top-producing agents at Keller Williams Cambridge/Somerville, and more than half of my clients have been first-time buyers.
Residing in the Cambridge/Somerville area for the past 37 years, 26 years as a Cambridge homeowner and 11 years as a Somerville homeowner, has given me a broad knowledge of the two cities as well as the surrounding communities.
I have been active in community affairs in both cities. In Cambridge I was a member of the board of directors of the Agassiz Neighborhood Council and served on several committees of the ANC that met regularly with Harvard and Lesley Universities and negotiated their plans for the neighborhood. I was one of four Agassiz residents who successfully negotiated for two years with Harvard University regarding its North Campus expansion. The result of our efforts was a memorandum of understanding between the community and Harvard that brought substantial financial and lifestyle
benefits not just for the Agassiz community but for residents of the city as a whole. I served a two year term as a member of the board of the Cambridge/Agassiz/Harvard Community, Culture and Education Fund, which was created by the agreement with Harvard.
I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, of the Advisory Board of the Agassiz Baldwin Community, and an elected member of the Ward 3 committee.
As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.