Lissette Fuentes Skarshaug
I was born in Guatemala Central America. My parents and I came to the United States in 1965. I feel extremely grateful and fortunate to have been given the opportunity grow up in such a wonderful Country. My father taught me that if one works hard in this wonderful land of opportunity, there are no limits to what one can accomplish.
I was raised and attended school in the San Fernando Valley (in the San Fernando and Sylmar area). I joined the United States Marine Corps right after high school. I served four years active duty in Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Okinawa Japan. My two year Reserve time I completed in Oxnard, California. The Marine Corps taught me discipline, hard work, leadership, and loyalty. I left the Marine Corps with an Honorable Discharge, which I am very proud of.
In 1986, I went to work for American Savings Bank. In 1989, I was asked to join the Appraisal Department for American Savings. Fortunately, I had completed all of my Real Estate Courses at Valley College in the San Fernando Valley.
In 1989 I started to work as a Certified Residential Appraiser for the bank, now known as Washington Mutual. I conducted thousands of appraisals over the years. I performed appraisals all over the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
In, 1997, I decided to make changes, and accepted a good severance package that was offered to me after 11 years of employment. I went to the School of Interpretation of Southern California for several months, then became a Spanish Court Interpreter for Immigration Court in downtown Los Angeles and at the Mira Loma Detention Facility in Lancaster California.
In the year 2000, I went back to Appraising for a short while, then decided to become a Realtor. I applied to work for Realty Executives, worked there for a few years, then in late 2005, I joined Pinnacle Estate Properties Inc., one of the fastest growing Real Estate Firms in the Santa Clarita Valley.
I am currently married to a wonderful man, whom is also a Residential Appraiser, and is the owner of his own Appraisal Firm "Appraisal Pro". Together we have three beautiful daughters.
My life is truly complete. I have a wonderful family and a great career in Real Estate. I truly enjoy my work as a Realtor. My Military, Residential Appraiser, and Spanish Interpreting experience combined together make me a great asset to my clients.
Lissette Fuentes Skarshaug, DRE # 01410540