Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local online sites you could quickly find the right home at the right price.

But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties -- even two identical models on the same street -- are precisely and exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, no two transactions are alike.

In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with a professional who knows the community and much more.

Knowledge and experience are the keys to successful real estate transactions. I work very closely with my clients, helping them become well-informed buyers, with the goal of a smooth transaction.