Jodi brings mindfulness and care to each client relationship and has a keen awareness of her fiduciary role as a realtor. She loves the matchmaking aspect of real estate: matching buyers to the right home, sellers to the right buyers, clients to contractors and tradespeople, dreams to reality. She also loves to see people do smart things with their money, and she views real estate as an important part of a balanced financial portfolio.
Jodi makes a point of appreciating the unique qualities of each situation and attending to her clients' best interests; she addresses the fine details of each transaction while also maintaining a bird's-eye view. Her knowledge and experience are a comfort to her clients, as are her insights and instincts, and she is adept at explaining the intricacies of the buying and selling process. Having purchased her first home in 1999, she has since bought, sold, and renovated multiple properties of her own and knows first-hand the joys and benefits of homeownership and real estate investment.
You will find that working with Jodi means that she is ensuring you have the best representation behind you (from mortgage brokers to home inspectors, tradespeople to decorators), that there is a solid team of professionals to support you, that your transaction closes as smoothly as possible, and that she is available to you well beyond the sale or purchase of your home.
Jodi feels honored to be trusted by her clients to help them make what is for many their biggest financial decision, one that impacts every facet of their lives. Having graduated from New College of California in San Francisco, then getting her M.A. in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii, Jodi enjoyed years of a successful and satisfying teaching career, traveled around the world, and ended up back in the lovely Bay Area. She considers herself blessed to be raising her children in the vibrant East Bay, where beauty and diversity in nature, people, and architecture abound. Her volunteer experience includes tutoring children, teaching adult literacy, and working in a women's shelter. She continues to engage in meaningful volunteer work and makes a donation for each transaction to the Youth Arts & Education Fund and the Workforce & Homelessness Fund through the Berkeley Association of Realtors. Jodi is proud to be at Compass, known for its high caliber of real estate professionals, exceptional level of service, and large market share.
What clients have said about Jodi:
"She is remarkably intelligent and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the housing market. If you're looking for a compassionate and professional agent, Jodi will more than meet your needs." L.L.P.
"Jodi is phenomenal!!!! What I loved the most about working with her is that she educated us during the entire process ... Jodi helped us navigate disclosures, appraisals, inspectors, and contractors. Her negotiation skills are superb: she got us a fantastic home in a wonderful neighborhood for a great price." C.M.