CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN
MEMBER OF DSA
DESIGNER SOCIETY OF AMERICA
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATION
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT
AREAS OF SERVICE
Aloha, I'm Sara.
I'm a proud Hawaiian, loving wife, Designer, Realtor, lover of animals, homes, and travel.
I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. My journey to Maryland began when I was 18 years old. After graduation, I moved to Ocean City, MD to work at my family's restaurant for the summer. This is where I met my now husband, Kyle. Call it cliché, but I knew the moment I met him that he was the one. When he received an amazing job opportunity that would require him to move to the Baltimore/Annapolis area, I didn’t hesitate moving with him. Having a strong background in sales and customer service, I decided to start a career in Property Management. Throughout my 5 years of experience, I assisted over 250 clients in relocation and leasing needs. I managed more than 725 units, and consistently ranked in the Top 5 of Consultants for performance based. Meeting new people, and helping them find their new home was a reward for me. Once I discovered that this was my real passion, the decision to switch to Real Estate was an easy one. I joined an elite Real Estate team, who I worked under for 3 years. During my time there, we helped over 180 clients buy or sell real estate.
It wasn’t until I purchased my first home, that was a run-down foreclosure, that I realized my love for design.
My husband and I are avid DIYers. We completely renovated our home from top to bottom, and made it our dream residence. While shopping for materials, making paint selections and moving around furniture, I realized that I had a vision of what I wanted, and it came very easy to me. Not only did I walk the house and picture it exactly as I designed it, but once I played into the creativity behind that vision, I formed my second passion… design.
Rather than changing careers, or pursuing both separately, I decided to merge the two.
Five years into the industry, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner.
Why I got into real estate:
I wanted to take my property management experience to the next level. After gaining experience in marketing and specializing in customer service, real estate seemed like the perfect fit for me--
I was right!
My real estate specialty:
I specialize in clients relocating to the Baltimore/Annapolis area and helping them determine which areas best suit their needs. I also have an eye for design and am always willing to help my clients with interior decorating and organization.
What my clients say about me/ why they choose to work with me:
My clients say that I'm responsive, available and knowledgeable. They like to work with me because I make the process easy on them.
Why I chose Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, PenFed Realty:
I love my Brokerage because every team member inspires me to be better. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is a full service real estate company and is recognized as one of the top 1% brokerages in the country.
What I love about Maryland:
Growing up in Ohio, I can say with certainty that living in Maryland for the last 14 years has made me appreciate all that "The Old Line State" has to offer. Between the Chesapeake Bay, proximity to Baltimore/Annapolis/DC and rolling hills in rural Maryland, I couldn't be more lucky to be a resident here. I'm passionate about selling real estate here, because I'm proud to call this beautiful state my home.
My Personal Design Style:
When it comes to design, I'm a melting pot. I love different aspects from many styles. I let the architectural features of a home inspire me when I'm designing, but I tend to lean more towards sophisticated and refined spaces. I shy from super modern, clean lines and embrace rustic finishes and pieces with character. I'm currently obsessed with moody colors, millwork and wallpaper.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is a full service real estate company ready to assist our clients with buying or selling a home and getting a mortgage. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of PenFed Credit Union with $20B in assets, and the marketing power of a world-renowned brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. This unique combination has contributed towards our company’s phenomenal growth throughout the mid-Atlantic region, earning us the recognition as one of the Top 1% of all real estate brokerages in the country.
With more than 50 offices and 1,700 world-class sales professionals, we offer complete service coverage in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas and Texas. In addition, we also offer specialized client services which include Luxury Collection, vacation properties, new homes, corporate relocation services and national referral network.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty is built on a foundation of trust that translates into a passion for delivering the best service for our clients. Trust is more than just a catchword at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty. It's at the very core of the relationships we build with buyers and sellers every day. It's why thousands of home buyers and sellers have placed their trust in us.
Integrity. Innovation. Improvement.
To provide a gateway to an enhanced quality of life and better financial opportunities for our clients, sales professionals and employees.
To be the premier provider of real estate services in the markets we serve.
Established in 1935, PenFed is a financial institution with
more than 1.5 million members and more than $20 billion in assets.
PenFed serves members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,
as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa.
It is federally insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender.
PenFed is available to its members worldwide via the web 24/7.