Valerie bought her first home, a 3-bedroom fixer-upper in the suburbs of Detroit, at the age of 22. She has since bought and sold more than four dozen properties of her own, a feat which has given her a world of insight and plenty of empathy for her clients. She has moved 42 times and lived in 12 states, two foreign countries and the District of Columbia while working as a law enforcement executive, an adult training administrator, a foreign diplomat, and a small-scale developer.
Valerie has been selling real estate professionally since 1997. She is an accomplished Associate Broker in DC, Maryland and Virginia as well as a columnist for The Washington Blade’s real estate section. Her greatest source of pride is in what she brings to an otherwise stressful process – a quick wit, institutional knowledge and expertise, a pro-active approach to problem-solving, and exceptional customer service.
As the Director of Education and Mentorship for RLAH® Real Estate, Valerie also enjoys helping other agents increase their knowledge and hone their skills. She firmly believes that each client deserves personal attention, outstanding representation and extraordinary service before, during and after a real estate transaction and she is always ready to unleash her creativity on a challenging situation.
When I'm not selling real estate
When she’s not selling real estate, Valerie is known as Dogmom, the “mother” of three Miniature Schnauzers – Fulbright, Stanley and Sasha. She also dabbles in interior decorating and has never owned a house she didn’t renovate.