Knowledge and Skills
Rachel began her career as a REALTOR® on a sales team helping to launch the team to a #1 ranking. Since becoming a solo agent, Rachel has consistently demonstrated her ability to sell fine homes at record breaking prices in multiple markets. Rachel has a proven record of getting top dollar for her clients.
In addition to her Real Estate license, Rachel holds a B.A. in Behavioral Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Northridge, and an A.S. degree in Legal Studies, graduating with Honors.
Rachel worked for over a decade as a Paralegal initially working in Civil Litigation; first for the LA City Attorney’s Office, Civil Liability Division, then with the prominent private firm Dickson, Carlson & Campillo, working on some of the largest civil liability cases of the time. Just prior to her transition into real estate, she worked at the Ashton family law firm Edwards, Ashton & Gin, which specializes in Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business law.
Rachel has advanced her negotiation skills by studying and training with Chris Voss, former FBI lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, and former lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Rachel’s command of these advanced negotiation skills make her a strong and effective advocate for her clients. Having come from the legal profession, Rachel has advanced skills for understanding the contracts and related documents required for a real estate transaction. Rachel utilizes her legal background to be mindful of her clients’ potential exposure to liability during a transaction and works diligently to decrease that exposure.
Commitment and Integrity
Rachel is known for her professionalism, honesty, integrity, and commitment to service. She understands how relationships are the driving force behind every transaction and makes a special effort to build cooperative relationships with everyone involved in a deal. Her clients greatly appreciate her communication, accessibility, her attention to detail, and her willingness to assist them with tasks that go beyond the real estate transaction.
A little more... Born in Laguna Beach and raised in San Clemente, Rachel loves the arts and pursues her own talents as an artist. You will often find her attending local gallery openings and musical events. Rachel is also mother to her amazing daughter Erin. Rachel is passionate about the welfare of animals and is a regular contributor to local rescue groups. She has fostered and adopted rescue pets including her current family rescue dogs.