ALOHA, I'M SARA.
I'm a Wife, Interior 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. That’s when Simms Real Estate and Design was founded.
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
SIMMS REAL ESTATE & DESIGN
Quality is in the details. This is true in design and real estate.
As a Designer and Realtor, I can offer my expert advice when touring homes on how it can be customized to fit your needs. From helping people buy, sell, design, renovate and decorate, I can make your dream home a reality. As well as having a 'design-eye', I have the contacts and knowledge required to turn a property with potential into a desirable home, giving me an edge in a competitive marketplace. Looking to sell? I provide complimentary consultations to walk your property and determine any investment opportunities to increase your profits. I'll put my staging certification to good use by making recommendations based off your current furnishings.
WHY BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY?
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.