Valerie Swihart is the founder and managing broker on site. Valerie graduated from the University of California at Riverside in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Her first real job after college was working for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office as a Real Estate Appraiser. Valerie was a Certified Property Tax Appraiser in California as well as a Licensed Fee Appraiser for Residential property. Due to the high volume of appraisals processed by the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office she gained a lot of experience in the four years she worked there. In 2011 Valerie was interested in acquiring some rental homes in a market that was less competitive than Los Angeles and was referred to an agent in South Bend. She flew to South Bend, Indiana to investigate the opportunity and there was a man sitting next to her on the flight that is now her husband. Valerie started in this market as an investor and transitioned into real estate to offer the services she was looking for so early on.