Five College REALTORS ®

 
 

AGENT 24/7, ABR, GRI, CRS, SRES, SRS, e-PRO

What – me a REALTOR®?

I had no idea that I needed to spend decades preparing myself to be a service oriented, top producing realtor, whose mission it is to get quality results for my clients, namely the purchase or sale of a residential property in the Pioneer Valley. I began my career as a Ph.D. academic.  I was lured to the Valley from the University of Washington via the University of Regensburg to become an Asst. Professor of German at U MASS. I loved publishing and teaching, and I fell in love with Wilfried Malsch, also a professor in the same department. We married, and had two children whom we raised here in Amherst. Raising children taught me the most, and the family remains the center of my life. I gave up my tenure track position, but I also continued my studies and teaching. I acquired both a 2nd B.A. and M.A. from UMASS in Spanish, and I taught both languages for a short time at Deerfield Academy.

In 1994 I made another life-altering decision to embark on the career of being a real estate agent, and for more than two decades now I have thrived in this role. To gain ‘street creds,’ so to speak, I started working with a group of able contractors in our Immanuel Lutheran Church to refurbish our parsonage.  Throughout the years I have sold properties in every price range, from 100k to 903k. Buyers seek me out because I lead them every step of the way through the process of purchasing a home, from financing to closing.  Sellers seek me out to list their homes because of my stellar track record in sales over decades along with my marketing and promotional skills, including my Visual Tours.  Referrals are, after all, the life blood of my business.

Also, since I live in a townhouse, I decided to become a specialist in selling condos in the Five College Area.  Every year I send out mailings to each person in a condo association in Amherst with a synopsis of the sold/active/expired listings in their particular complex. This way I provide sellers and buyers with valuable, local market insights into selling or purchasing a condo in this area. In addition, I am a Director of the Echo Hill South Association, the first Planned Urban Development, commonly known as cluster housing, in the state of Massachusetts. 

My education and experience come together in my role as sale's agent and REALTOR ® to serve you, my client better.  I continue to hone my professional skills with the acquisition of specialized certifications:

CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, only 4% of Realtors Nationwide

ABR, Accredited Buyer’s Agent

GRI, Graduate Realtors’ Institute

SRES, Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist

e-PRO, NAR Certified Internet Specialist

SRS, Seller Representative Specialist

Member of the Professional Development/Education Committee since 1995 in the RAPV (REALTOR®Association of the Pioneer Valley)

I also bring 23 years of distinguished experience to bear on serving my clients. I helped hundreds of buyers find their home as well as hundreds of home owners sell their property in the 5 College communities.

Boston Top 20 Agents in 2014 and 2015

Zillow Premier Agent in 2014, 2015, 2016

Platinum Level Awards from RAPV in 2014, 2015, 2016

 #2 Top Producer at Five College Realtors, LLC, Amherst: 2014, 2015

#1 Top Producer at Prudential Sawicki Real Estate, Amherst: 2004-2011

#1 Top Producer at Delap Real Estate, LLC, Amherst & Northampton: 2012, 2013
 
Top Producer amongst all residential sale’s agents in Amherst:
 
·#1 2007 & 2009
 #2 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016
 #3 in 2012, 2015

· Ranked amongst 2-4 Top Producers in Franklin and Hampshire Counties, 2006-2013
 
My commitment is to guide you successfully through a transaction with integrity and honesty, and my success is measured by your satisfaction. So please call upon me for yourself, or refer me to your family and friends. It would be an honor to be your REALTOR® for life!