We can help you navigate creating a home ~~ No matter what your family dynamic looks like . . .
Getting married for the second time is not for the faint of heart. We had three kids under 6. We both worked full time. Chris had one daughter and I had a daughter and a son. We also have a daughter together. It took a while, but we have created the home where we want to be. . . it took organization, a landscape plan, living through a remodel and trying to raise four happy kids.
We made many mistakes but feel grateful that we never lost ourselves by taking our eye off of our goals.
Chris originally graduated from UCLA, had a couple of Master’s Degrees in Psychology and Special Education and started his career in Education. I met him after he had decided to try his hand at business and opened a franchise restaurant. His involvement in this led to an opportunity to work on the corporate side of the business and he began a 30-year career in charge of restaurant operations.
Chris has always had a creative eye, loves the outdoors and working outside. This led him to first designing our own 1/2 acre yard and then being interested in all types of landscaping.
Another hobby that Chris found later in life is oil painting. He takes pictures with an iphone, transfers them to a TV monitor and paints from there.
Sherry loves learning, organizing and teaching. After obtaining her Paralegal Credential at UCI, she had a 15-year career as a Family Law Paralegal. This is where she developed her love of organization– not only in the office but in working with clients and the court required documents.
After the kids were grown and out of the house she was able to explore career options which led to completing her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. The combination of family law and working with clients in life changing decisions led to her interest in real estate. She loves every aspect of working with people in finding a home that will give back so much when love and care are put into it.
The decision to pick a home is a tough process. It takes a lot of patience to work through the buy/sell choices and paperwork. The reward at the end of it is the vision to create a unique home. Organizing the moving process is a bonus that can make it easier to choose what to take, what to donate and what to send to the recycle bin. Sherry can help with making the move easier.
It is also a huge decision financially. It is so important to choose your first home with your goals in mind. Gone are the days of building equity in 3-5 years. Buying big can stop any additional spending such as dinners out, new furniture, travel and the biggest factor ~~ home maintenance costs. Sherry will go over your budget line by line to make sure you are not surprised when the water heater needs to be replaced.
It has been a struggle but worth it to create our home. When family and friends walk in the door, they feel comfortable and welcome.
Our family is a great gift to the two of us. We appreciate what it took to get here.
THE FAMILY WEDDING 2017