I began my career with the Port Townsend Windermere Office in 1998 after 14 years in the financial industry. In 2005 my effectiveness allowed me to purchase the office with a partner. I believe this job is the greatest because I love working with people. I will give you my best effort as we move through the marketing process and hope to earn your highest regards during the entire transaction so that you will consider me for your future real estate business or when making recommendations to friends. I sincerely believe in genuine respect, spotless ethics, after-hours dedication, and knowledgeable representation without pressure. These qualities nourish the reputation I value. If you’re looking to buy or sell a property in Port Townsend, Cape George, Kala Point, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Marrowstone Island (my home), Discovery Bay (Beckett Pt. & Cape George to Gardiner), Port Ludlow, or Shine on northern Hood Canal, I’d be pleased to help you.
I was born and raised in northwest Washington and have lived on the southeast end of Marrowstone Island overlooking Admiralty Inlet since 1986. I am passionate about my real estate career as an agent and business owner but equally enthusiastic about the many wonderful aspects of living on this part of the Olympic Peninsula. Both of my daughters attended the Chimacum Schools and have successfully completed their undergraduate college degrees. My husband taught in the Quilcene School District for 20 years, substituted in the Chimacum Schools, and coached in the Port Townsend School District. We also continue to be involved in an assortment of community activities. One of my devoted interests is serving on the Board of Jumping Mouse Children’s Center; a valuable community resource serving children and their families who have experienced severe physical or emotional distress.
I have represented buyers and sellers in property transactions with all of the major brokerages and most of the agents in east Jefferson County. At the conclusion of a transaction our office requests written feedback from customers. They have characterized me as "professional and hardworking", "efficient but easy going", "persistent and more patient than we were", "smooth and pleasant", Jan went the extra mile without our needing to ask it of her", and Jan is a person who "approaches problems with a cheerful let's get the job done attitude". I believe I am effective because I work hard for all of my customers and the true measure of this is that they return when they’re ready to buy or sell again.
Windermere has been named one of the top privately held companies in Washington. The innovative services, powerful technology, and on-going educational programs provided by Windermere Services diligently support every agent in each local office. In an independent survey by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Windermere was identified as the most respected Washington brand in the real estate category. Windermere was selected by 58% of the respondents while our closest competitor received 16% of the vote. I'm extremely proud to be an active Windermere broker (20 years) and former Windermere office owner (11 years). I am also pleased to say that the NWMLS reports that out of all agents who recorded sales in Jefferson County in 2017, I was #1 in both sales volume and number of units sold. I sincerely hope that you will contact me about buying or selling your home.