I grew up in Orinda, left for college at NYU where I received my BA, and returned to attend Saint Mary's College where I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology. After 5 years practicing Marriage and Family Therapy, I made a sharp turn into the field of real estate and haven't looked back. My passion for real estate came from an aesthetic perspective; I've always loved home design. After practicing for a few years I fell in love with helping buyers and sellers find a match.
I enjoy the personal aspect of the job that allows me to help you navigate what is often the biggest investment of your life. I am committed to making buying or selling your home as simple as possible. Dedicated to providing exemplary customer service, I work around your schedule and make your real estate needs my number one priority. I pay attention to every detail of the buying and selling process, and follow up long after the transaction is complete.
building client relationships
I grew up in Orinda and attended Sleepy Hollow School, Orinda Intermediate School and Miramonte High School. Naturally I am very familiar with the Lamorinda community. If you're new to the area, my knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, and even local youth swim and soccer teams will help you decide which neighborhood is right for you. If you are a seller, my extensive local knowledge will allow me to confidently price and market your home.
"Emily…completely changed our home buying experience. Emily helped us view homes all throughout our desired locations and in our price range. She was a comforting voice helping manage the emotions of our home buying adventure. She was a strong negotiator and I felt like we never over spent and we got the best deal on the house we bought. Unlike most real estate agents she didn't just leave once we closed. She helped us find contractors for the remodel and updating projects. She has stayed in touch to help advise us on what additional upgrades we can make to the house to increase our home value. We can't say enough good things about Emily and we always refer her to any friends and family starting their own home buying/selling adventure!"
"I worked with Emily on selling my home of 25 years recently and I cannot say enough about how sensitive, caring and professional she was in helping me prepare for this life changing event. Her knowledge of the business was impressive as she guided me through the maze of the entire process from making decisions on what needed to be done to make my house shine to keeping me relaxed throughout the entire process. Emily is definitely a shining star in this profession. In addition, Emily helped me buy another home in the area and process went as smooth as silk!"
"We absolutely loved working with Emily to purchase our home! As first time homebuyers we came into the process with very little knowledge. Emily thoughtfully explained the inner workings of purchasing a home and carefully held our hands as we entered the market. She was extremely proactive informing us on upcoming homes. Once we found our dream home she guided us into a competitive and fair offer. She seemed to know exactly when to step in and offer guidance and when to patiently wait for us to make a decision. Emily was supportive, honest and responsive - a true partner throughout the entire process. We are so fortunate to have met and worked with her and would strongly recommend her to our friends and family."