Sarah's passion for real estate lies in the understanding that when undertaking such a giant transaction as buying or selling a home, people need a person who will listen and protect their best interest. She grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and values how people always looked out for and helped one another. Sarah brings those values into her work not only a helper, but a problem solver. Her calm and reasonable approach to the home buying or selling process allows her to handle any situation before it becomes an issue. Sarah takes care of details so you can focus on what's important to you. That, plus her eighteen years of experience, are what earn her the Top Realtor in Costa Mesa year after year. Sarah also brings her love of interior design to the process, preparing homes for sale or imagining a remodel or facelift so people can envision a home's potential rather than its current state. She even sees the beauty inherent in all styles, which is part of what she loves about living in Costa Mesa: with everything from mid century modern, to bungalows and craftsman and its iconic ranch style. Sarah enjoys her own 1940s bungalow, with its coved ceilings, original wood floors and character to spare.Sarah loves the diversity and openness of the community of Costa Mesa, specifically the strong arts and entrepreneurial community. With all of Costa Mesa's small businesses, she supports people who are living their dream. Most recently, she is doing that through her blog and video profiles, where you'll see the small business owners and artisans that make Costa Mesa such a special place and unique lifestyle. Her real estate superpower that allows her to narrow down a buyer's choices to just the properties that really speak to them will be a huge asset at Nook, where we put the power of Search With Style® in the hands of our clients. Q: Why are you drawn to Nook and how will your clients benefit?A: I think the buyers today are hip and obviously very social media oriented, they're educated and trendy, so why not make it easier for them to find what they want? I think that aspect to Nook uniquely stands out. There are so many real estate companies out there - what I like about Nook is that the marketing is attractive and keeps you focused for more than a second, people want to look closer and see what it is all about.Q: If you could have a second home, where would it be and why?A: Truthfully, I could live anywhere but Montana is next on my list - I love mountains, pine trees and rivers, I have always wanted a horse and there is lots of land… and it's quiet. I grew up in Minnesota with a western facing home overlooking a river, I want that again so I can enjoy the sunset every evening with the perfect grey goose martini.Q: What is your favorite room in your home and why?A: My home is too small to have a favorite room - but when I build my dream house it is going to be a library/ music room. I love to read but rarely take the time so I want a dedicated space. And I also want to listen to all my old records, so I want a turntable with great speakers.Q: When's the first time that you remember how a style of home had an effect on you?A: Well, what has more of an impact on me is a lack of style in a home. I am bummed for people whose homes have become tired, outdated or cluttered. There have been so many times that I have helped homeowners do the improvements they always planned on doing just before they sell and don't even get to enjoy it. I love my home, it's my sanctuary, everyone deserves that. I have a design business and on my cards my motto is "have nothing in your home you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"