Licensed and working in the real estate industry since 1982, I began my career on the commercial end of real estate, responsible for managing retail and commercial centers throughout California, as well as the sale and acquisition of those properties. For the past 25 years, my focus has been on representing residential properties for sale, as well as assisting buyers wishing to call San Gabriel Valley “home”. I find real estate to be a wonderful blend of psychology, high finance, knowledge and organization., a fluid puzzle of changing goals, all directed by the needs and wants of my clients. Each side of a real estate transaction has its own set of intricacies. Both ends require artful negotiations and a clear understanding of basic contract law, skills I first acquired in commercial real estate. In 2015, Pasadena Magazine named me Top Realtor of 2014. In partnership with Susanne Hayek, the Alderson & Hayek team offers unparalleled representation, and a dynamic marketing plan that includes design and staging services.
Whether you are a seller contemplating a move, or a buyer looking for the home that best reflects your lifestyle, we can help you navigate all aspects of the sale/purchase process.
Fifteen combined years of real estate experience, first in real estate marketing, photography, websites, virtual tours, re-design and staging of about 10,000 homes and then as a licensed Realtor® have given me a unique perspective on the business of selling homes as well as good working relationships with hundreds of local agents. My background as a sought-after architectural photographer photographing the projects of architects, designers, builders as well as wide variety of historical structures such as the Ambassador Mansions and a rarely seen Schindler house have fed my love of houses and their stories in a genuine and organic way.
In partnership with Tracy Alderson, an agent with 30+ years of experience, we form an effective, results-oriented team, each bringing a specific and well honed skill set to our business.
The needs and interests of our clients are our first priority and we perform the role of fiduciary with the care gravitas it requires.