Clients who work with Allison never worry because they know she'll take care of everything. From her long tenure in tourism to her current career in real estate, she has a reputation for catering to her clients' needs and getting results that make them happy. Before joining Coldwell Banker, Allison worked at Guide Service of Washington as Operations Manager for 18 years, planning group travel to D.C. and organizing a tour guide training program. Her extensive experience in customer service and constant interaction with clients help her tremendously in real estate, as does her extreme attention to detail and organization skills that are required when planning travel or finding dream homes for others.Originally from Waynesboro, PA, Allison earned a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for the past 19 years, both in the West End and in Del Ray. Her in-depth knowledge of the area and tourism background make her an invaluable asset for clients looking to get to know the different areas and settle into a home and neighborhood that suits them best. Highly dedicated, loyal and reliable, Allison will work very hard to meet your needs and streamline the entire process. As the owner of a rental duplex, she also understands the concerns of landlords and handles both rentals and sales throughout Northern Virginia. In addition to being a Licensed VA Realtor, Allison is TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified, a Certified Tour Director, and a Certified Travel Industry Specialist. In her free time she enjoys lots of things, like playing golf, tending to her flower garden, visiting wineries with friends, going to Nationals games, and hosting parties. Allison is a devoted mother, and an animal lover as well who volunteers with DAR&E (Doberman, Assistance, Rescue & Education), plus was involved with Dogs on Deployment to foster dogs of military members being deployed.