My Neighborhood

When we moved to our home all of our friends said, “why would you want to move waaayyyy out there?” And I didn’t quite follow what they were talking about because to me, it wasn’t far enough away. But I had to consider my husband’s commute to work and my son’s school...

Hunker down for the Winter Weather

It’s that time of year when we’re preparing to hunker down for the winter weather. If you own a home and the leaves have fallen off the trees it’s a good idea to rake them off the lawn and into your flowerbeds. Leaves make great mulch; make it easy on your self. Also...

Staging…. Again!

I can’t say enough about the importance of staging. You only have one chance to make a good first impression. You do not get “do-overs” in real estate. I had the privilege of helping a fellow agent this morning by going thru his listing (pre-market) and helping him...

How to Prepare your Property to put it on the Market Part 2: STAGING

Once you’ve gotten rid of all the clutter, the next step is “staging.” And its all about having just a few pieces of furniture strategically placed (I incorporate Feng Shui) to demonstrate to a prospective purchaser what the room is best suited for. In vacant homes...

How to Prepare your Property to put it on the Market: Part 1

This is going to be in several parts. I am going to start with the obvious:                             GETTING RID OF CLUTTER Sometimes it’s more than just clutter and can take months and feel overwhelming. Get help! Not only will I come to your house (if you are in...

If you haven’t heard Interest Rates are Great!

If you haven’t heard Interest Rates are Great!   Due to the BREXIT rates are now averaging 3.5% amortized over 30 years (based on your credit scores). If you haven’t refinanced in a few years, now could be the time. And if you are thinking of buying or selling…....

More about Staging…

Many sellers (not all) don’t seem to understand the importance of staging. The younger the generations certainly do, as they are avidly watching HGTV and because of this the bar has been raised on what buyers expect to see when viewing a home. Yes, sometimes their...

Staging Ideas

This is a busy time of year and many of you are thinking about putting your properties on the market. First thing to do is de-personalize and de-clutter.   De-personalizing is taking down the wall of family photos and all the magnets on the fridge. Its okay to...

New Home Ownership

I was reminded the other day, when doing a final walk through, with a buyer who was buying a newly built home, that the expectations for new home ownerhsip are high. Perhaps too high and a bit unrealistic.   As someone who acted as my own General Contractor when...