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A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.
This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams.
How am I different from other real estate agents?
Marketing vision, strong negotiation skills, hard work, and a full commitment to the clients' best interests differentiates me from other real estate agents. I negotiate for my clients best interests at every step of the transaction. I make sure my marketing provides the greatest exposure possible for the property. My goal is ... always to find more than one buyer for each of my listings and to get the full asking price, or above asking price, and to negotiate a back up offer. After negotiating all the best possible terms of the purchase agreement with the buyers and their agents for my clients, I make sure that everything is done in the timely manner and follow up with everyone involved in the transaction constantly.
When marketing my listings, I always look for the best ways to reach the potential buyers and their agents. I do believe that each property is unique and requires different ways of marketing.
I've been told repeatedly by my past clients that I'm the hardest working agent they've worked with. My work ethics along with my unparalleled marketing and negotiating skills reward me with the business from repeat clients and their referrals, and that's the greatest compliment I could wish for.
I started my real estate career in Los Angeles by joining Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North office in the Spring of 2004. In the summer of 2005 I decided that my work style and innovative marketing techniques needed a different place for growth, and I was very happy to find and become a member of the Keller Williams Realty Westside office in July of 2005. During my real estate career I've worked with many clients assisting them with lease, purchase and sale of the single family residences, one to four units income properties, land, and condominiums all over the beautiful Los Angeles area.
I am easily accessible to my clients either by phone or email all the time, and respond to any phone call or email right away.
My Commitment to You
I'm fully committed to my clients' best interests and to getting my clients the best outcome possible in every transaction.
The community of Star was one of the earliest settlements in the Boise Valley.
One of the first settlers was Ben F. Swalley who in 1863 drove his ox team and wagon onto 300 acres of land along the Boise River, one mile south of the present town. Others soon followed, homesteading the good farm land along the Boise River. The surrounding farms often catered to the needs of early travelers and miners providing them with food and lodging on their way to and from the mines in the Boise Basin.
One of the later branches of the Oregon Trail that crossed the river near Boise passed through what now is Star, just south of present-day Highway 44. Ezra Meeker, who spent his last years marking the course of the old Oregon Trail, visited Star on May 5, 1906. Portions of this early Oregon trail corridor became the Old Valley Road connecting Boise to Caldwell. In the spring, travelers had to take the alternate foothills road to keep from getting stuck in the mud bogs. Starting in the 1860's, the stage from Boise City followed Old Valley Road and arrived at Gray's Station just east of Star, near the old Balm Mill, on what is now Moon Valley Road. Here the stage left Old Valley Road and proceeded northwest through the sage brush to the Willow Creek Stage Station, northwest of Star. The route continued to Payette and eventually to Umatilla, Oregon and the Columbia River. Stage routes served the area through the 1880's with their big six-horse coaches.
The first location of the village of Star was one mile to the east of present Star, about halfway between the present town of Star and Star-Emmett junction. The first schoolhouse was built there in the 1870's on land donated by Ben F. Swalley. When the settlers finished building the schoolhouse, one of the men sawed out a star and nailed it to the front door, pounding nails all around its edge. This star became an important landmark for miles around and was a guide for travelers and miners. When they came to the schoolhouse with the star on the door, they would find lodging for the night. In time, the town became known as Star. The village of Star began to grow, providing services to travelers and serving as a rural center for neighboring farmers and ranchers. In 1880, a post office was established in Star with Shepp Gray the first postmaster and proprietor of the general store. The early settlement also had two blacksmith shops for "iron work" as well as the district school house, two churches, and half a score of residences. The first hotel was opened in 1888.
The 1870s schoolhouse with the original star, was eventual moved and later replaced by a brick schoolhouse on River Street in 1903. In 1912, Star had a new high school built. The 1870’s schoolhouse was dismantled in 1937 and a new school was built with the salvaged bricks. Star Elementary School was completed in 1975 adjacent to the brick schoolhouse which was later demolished. Star maintained its own school district for a period but is now part of the West Ada School District. A new middle school is opening in the fall of 2018.