Eva was born in Germany and decided to move to the South of France at 18 because she loved the ocean and warmer weather. After her 1st job as an export assistant in Monaco, Eva was hired by a prestigious real estate firm in Monte-Carlo, but she could barely afford to live in such an expensive place. During that time, the French President was advocating for young residents to save money to buy their own place and offered incentives (a 10K gift plus a loan at lower interest rate, doubling savings), so Eva started saving for 3 years until she received a letter from her bank stating that she had limited time to buy within the program. When Eva looked in the newspaper, there was only place she could afford - it was a 1BR in an old building in Nice, near the Harbor - so she bought it. Eva later opened a small restaurant in Menton (between Monaco and the Italian border) that she sold at a profit 3.5 years later to move to Washington, DC. She worked for the owner of an Italian Restaurant before getting a job at the French Embassy. During that time, Eva met her husband who had arrived from France and wanting to stay in the US, she found a Patent and Trademark Lawyer who sponsored her for the green card. She worked for him 3.5 years, sold her 1BR in Nice and used the profit to buy a 1BR condo in Washington, DC. Less than 2 years later, she bought a house with her husband and kept the apartment as a rental. Eventually, Eva became a Realtor and top producer for a local company in Washington, DC. When that company was sold, she opened her own real estate firm and 90% of her business is from past clients, many of whom became good friends.
Eva fell in love with Hawaii during her 1st visit to Honolulu, Kauai, the Big Island and Molokai, but her husband told her it was too far from Washington and Europe and tried to convince her that there are other places like Hawaii! Well, he became an ex, but still manages the 100+ properties at her company in Washington, DC and agreed to become a broker there so that Eva could move to her paradise. For her, there is no place like Hawaii and Maui nō ka ‘oi.