Growing up in Summit, New Jersey; Long Beach Island was always the shore to my family. "Long lazy summers as a child picking wild blackberries, making beach plum jam with Pop Pop, fishing in the surf & crabbing in the bay gave our family a cherished communion." From early cottage days, the Island's evolution has maintained its lure to all who vacation here, making it a natural choice to permanently settle here in 1974 and raise a family. I began my real estate career in 1980 with hch Real Estate - an icon in the industry for more than 50 years at that time. Melding a background in marketing, sales and personal history of childhood summers on LBI created a comprehensive and effective sales approach. By maintaining dedication to customer knowledge has developed loyal customers & clients for life. In 1995, with my Broker's license in hand, my husband Tom Cook & I took over the majority shares of the company then finalized complete ownership in September 2007. Building upon the company's legacy of dedicated customer service, we ramped up the core and expanded its reach by affiliating with Sotheby's International Realty in February 2008. Sotheby's International Realty innovatively breaks real estate boundaries to intimately connect with clients' fiscal & lifestyle needs. Value is established in the heart of the purchase with shared knowledge & insightful negotiations. Whether its a family vacation rental or property purchase, the individualized research and follow through is key to realizing their emotional and financial investment. "It begins with first contact and continues onward; relying on me to be there in the future as they cross the bridge towards home."