I moved to Austin in 1980 and into an apartment complex my father owned in Central Austin while our new, old house in Rollingwood was being remodeled. As a child, I would accompany my father on monthly visits to collect rent and meet with repairmen at that apartment complex, and would eventually live there for several years in college while at UT. My father instilled the importance of real estate as an investment in my early years. I followed my longtime passion in real estate (in my father's footsteps) after a extensive career in almost every facet of marketing and advertising. As a Realtor, I enjoy helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals in a city I've called home for over 35 years. And, as an investor, I'm always looking for interesting opportunities to meet my clients' goals whether it's cash flow, buy/hold, or a quick flip. When I help a client with a real estate sale or purchase whether residential or investment, a sound financial decision is my priority. It starts with an understanding of my client's financial goal(s), developing a plan to market or search, and measuring the results throughout the process. In the end, analyzing the data of an investment—a task many realtors don't know how to do—is critical prior to completing the transaction. I take an investor's perspective on every transaction including residential. My focus is guarding my clients' money as if it's my own. As a seller, this means making sure you are spending on the right things to make your house shine to potential buyers and not overspending. For buyers, it's important to analyze buying trends including off-market data when applicable and have a strong negotiator on your side. And, as an investor, I will analyze your potential investment property to determine highest and best use and the short- and long-term financial returns.