Meet The team

Who You Work With Matters


Rachel O'Doherty

Licensed Transaction Coordinator Dre#0‌1910806

Rachel O’Doherty - Transaction Coordinator

Rachel O’Doherty plays an active role in the success of Sophie's real estate transactions by assisting during the escrow period with the processing of the necessary paperwork and disclosures. Her expert knowledge of required documents, attention to detail and exceptional customer service, make the paperwork process as easy and effortless as possible. With her level of professionalism, experience and great communication skills, Rachel has been successfully helping buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions for over 12 years.

Val Dostalek

Residential and architectural design photographer

Val Dostalek - Photography

Val Dostalek helps Sophie’s listings sell faster and for top dollar  by creating breathtaking marketing campaigns with his pictures, twilight shoots, videos and drone footage. 

His work has been widespread and incredibly diversified – with shoots of luxury apartments, suburban homes, rural estates, architects, publishers,  and luxury hotels.

Renee Knudson

Senior Home Lending Advisor Chase NMLSID:1258907

Renee Knudson - Senior Home Lending Advisor

Renee helps Sophie's buyers get qualified for a mortgage. Renee has 23 years of experience as a Senior Home Lending Advisor and specializes in pre-qualification, VA mortgages, fixed-rate mortgages, first-time homebuyer programs, and conforming loans and jumbo mortgages. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, need to expand or downsize, or are looking for a second home, Renee is here to help you find the right mortgage to fit your needs. Starting with a review of your finances, Renee can help you get a clear picture of what might work best for you. Renee will explain your options, answer any questions you may have, keep you informed and guide you through every step of the mortgage process. Above all, Renee wants to ensure that you have a positive home lending experience.

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