I am a recruiter and social media marketing coach for the rapidly expanding eXp Realty. Though based in Seattle, I work with agents from all over the Country, thanks to eXp's virtual office environment. I teach social media marketing techniques, working one-on-one with agents who are interested in expanding their business online.
I also write about and sell real estate. I work primarily with home-buyers in the Seattle metro area. I write about real estate and life in the Northwest, posting primarily to blog sites like therealestatenovelist.com (my personal site), and seattlepowersearch.com, as well as to public sites like activerain.com.
I'm a big fan of live music and micro-brews, both of which appear quite often in my writing. I take a laid-back, practical approach to my work, my writing and my life. It has always been my philosophy that life is best when you can find the humor in it all. Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger, I always say...
I spend quite a bit of time coaching other real estate agents, artists, and small business owners on modern, social-media-based marketing opportunities. In particular, I help them to integrate sites like Facebook and Twitter into their marketing plans, and to understand the power of personal branding.
For side-projects, I do event and party planning. Booking venues, bands, organizing themes and guest lists, etc. I've got about a dozen significant projects under my belt, usually birthday parties and small corporate events.
I am always excited to meet new people, read more books, and learn more about real estate, social media, and the world, in general.