The Pacific Northwest has been home for Teresa and her husband Michael since 1985, when they moved with their two little boys from Minnesota. Michael’s career as an Architect presented Opportunities for them to move 12 times or more. Adventure is in her DNA. She embraces that statement “When One Door Closes another one Opens!” That first-hand experience has translated into real understanding when helping her real estate clients during stressful moves and lifestyle changes. During all that relocating Teresa was dedicated to maintaining a successful Real Estate career starting in Minnesota, her birthplace, to Iowa, Illinois, and since 1997 in Washington. With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized.
Today, “Home” is in Mill Creek, A place where she enjoys entertaining or relaxing while taking in a Golf Course view. “Calm”, that would be the word that best describes Teresa, “listening” her strength as she has guided some 300 buyers and sellers over the years. Married to Michael for 40+ years, a loyal friend, mother to two sons and now a grandma to two little guys. Life is a Joy! It’s also fragile!
Teresa’s Passion for Real Estate and her entrepreneurial spirit led her to build a team around“Lifestyles to Live” where she and like-minded professionals share a vision to connect people, ideas, and opportunities for clients in the 3rd & 4th quarter of life.
Teresa enjoys traveling, walking with friends, biking or hiking the Northwest trails. Or you might even catch her with a book in hand enjoying a fine glass of wine.
Lifestyles to Live and to Love
I bring together People, Places, and ideas to create Lifestyles to Live and to Love! Since 1997 I have had my License to sell Real Estate. Today, I use my experience and love for Real Estate to serve clients, both buyers, and sellers. I bring calm to the chaos and practical advice to the process of buying, selling and investing in homes. Since I joined eXp Realty in May of 2018 (the fastest growing and most innovative real estate firm today) I have shifted my work as a Realtor to include recruiting and mentoring Real Estate Agents. I have a team of some 12 plus agents I mentor in their journey to become business owners and successful Realtors. I enjoy speaking to groups on the topic of Lifestyles in the 3rd & 4th quarter of life. I'm also a Certified Instructor for the State of Washington that allows me to teach classes for Agents to earn continuing education credits. I believe Real Estate has the potential to bring much joy and wealth. With that in mind, my consultations with clients include looking at the bigger picture and looking at the potential a property has to fill the needs today and the wealth of tomorrow.
The New "L" in Real Estate
Lifestyles to Live is the new "L" in Real Estate. “Location” is the "L" that is part of what we typically focus on. Most important to “Today’s” Buyers is finding a home where their interests and goals for day to day living match with the Lifestyle of the
community. That is “L” shift. Today’s “L” is for Lifestyle. Most important to home buyers in the 3rd & 4th quarter of life (after age 50) where they have achieved equity with the first or second home and now, they want to dial into exactly what they want. It could be closer to work to avoid traffic time, or it could be with a water view, on a golf course. Or for the more seasoned buyers it’s time to downsize to smaller homes in walkable communities, closer to shopping and entertainment, closer to children. This list could be expanded to a much longer list of lifestyle preferences. One’s we have not even thought of yet.
To me the important "L" to consider, is to "Listen"! What is the Lifestyle that would bring Joy to my clients, what important considerations need to be included inside those 4 walls of the place we call “Home”? One level living? Smart homes? Green built? Accessibilities?
I'm focused on making the process of finding the “L” Lifestyle, enjoyable, and the outcome Fantastically Perfect!
Come join me in the search for the Lifestyle you desire. Both at home & in business.