Who Can you Trust?

A real estate transaction is one of the most important processes you encounter in a lifetime.

If you're listing a house to sell, you may interview agents before deciding on the right one to represent your home. If you're looking to buy a home, you may be equally selective as to who's the best person for the job.

Both are business relationships, yes. But both are intensely personal. You need a partner you can trust.

Childhood to College

From the suburbs to the city.

I grew up in Greensburg, the daughter of a middle school history teacher and consumer loan bank administrator. I learned the value of hard work from my folks early, and by all accounts, was a good kid. I did my homework, kept a clean room and stayed out of trouble.  

A Marketing Communications major at the University of Pittsburgh, I spent time in healthcare before transitioning to eCommerce at DICK’S Sporting Goods at their corporate office.

The highlight of every role was the people. And other people noticed because I picked up nicknames like “The Mayor” and “Mama Bear."

Retail to Real Estate

It's always been about the customer.

Although I have a great history in it, I remember the tell-tale sign that it was time to move on from the corporate world. 

My awesome team at DICK'S received a “thank you” from a single Mom who was on a budget. The product information provided by the team helped her purchase the right baseball bat the very first time. It was a high and I was hooked.  

Selling baseball bats and board shorts brought me joy, but it was time to connect people with something bigger. Helping people find their new home, and helping sellers leave their former home in good hands, is what I love.

Marriage to "Motherhood"

And a few good men.

All grown up now, there are three wonderful men in my life (in addition to dear old Dad, of course).

My husband, Joel, is a software solutions architect. Married in one of the most noteworthy ice storms in Pittsburgh history, we celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss in January of 2019.

We have a pit bull named Arnold and a tabby cat named Samson. Both had sad starts to their stories, but are spoiled rotten in their old age.

That’s who I am on off-hours.

If you’re looking for a partner to help you sell your house or buy a new one, you should know who they are on and off the job (although a good Realtor is on-call pretty much 24/7).

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services

6305 University Boulevard

Moon Township, PA 15108

C:  724-875-8097

O:  412-264-8300

E:  deirdre.cogley@pittsburghmoves.com