Did you know that I can select and interview agents for you to help you pick the best agent in the area you are looking to buy or sell in? I know the questions to ask and how to make sure that you are only working with the best.
Here’s how it works:
1.Let me know where you are looking to buy, sell, rent, or invest!
2. We will discuss your needs, and what you are looking for in an agent
3. I will interview several qualified agents FOR YOU
4. I will send you my recommendations!
The best part? It’s FREE! So no matter where you live, if you’re looking to buy or sell, shoot me a message and I will help you find the best fit.
In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced agent coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. However, the market we’re in today is far from normal. As a result, an expert isn’t just good to have by your side – .
Today’s housing market is full of extremes. Record low interest rates paired with low inventory has created buyer frenzy, and these market conditions can be overwhelming. Having someone you trust on your side to help guide you through the process of buying and selling can give you confidence and success through each step.
With so many agents out there, it can be difficult to spot the good agents from the, well, not so great. Here are a few tips to help you find a professional you trust:
• - ask friends and family members if they can recommend a real estate agent with whom they’ve had a good experience. I recommend interviewing at least 2-3 agents.
start by examining their online presence and client reviews. Don’t forget to also check their website and social media accounts.
• - ask the top contenders to provide information on homes they’ve listed and sold in the past year, with contact information for at least a few recent clients. This goes for buyers as well. Ask the past clients how much support the agent provided throughout the process, and if they would hire them again.
• - go with an agent you trust and feel comfortable with. This is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so it is important to like the person who will be guiding you along the way.
If you’re planning to make a move this year, let’s connect. I’d love to interview for the job!
You’ve searched for and found the perfect place to call home — congratulations!
Few things are more exciting than becoming a homeowner, but it is also one of the largest financial investments you’ll ever make, which is why it’s important to start off on the right foot. Here are my go-to tips for those first few weeks in your new home that can save you time, money, and effort later down the road.
Get to know your neighbors.
Meeting your neighbors is one of the most important things you can do once you move in. After all, you never know when you’ll need a good neighbor to grab the mail or water the plants when you’re out of town (or when you may need a few eggs for the brownies you’re making at 8:30 pm).
There’s nothing more inconvenient than having to paint a home while you’re living in it. Schedule the movers a few days after closing occurs so that you have time to give your new home a deep clean and paint the main living areas.
Change the locks before you move in.
There’s no telling how many people have a key to your home – from former homeowners to babysitters, neighbors, pet sitters, etc. it can be a lot. You can either hire a locksmith or buy and install a new, electronic deadbolt.
What’s one thing you wish you would have done before you moved into your first home? Let me know in the comments!
Everyone who says you can’t buy happiness clearly never owned a summer home (because that is pretty dang close). Looking for a beach house, mountain house, ski chalet? Let’s talk! I have an extensive network of top agents that I work with all over the globe. I would love nothing more than to help you find your “happiness”!
Send me a message and let’s get started!
Did you know that I can help you find a great agent wherever you’re moving?
Whether you are thinking about buying a vacation home, have out-of-town friends or family looking to make a move, or live across the country, ! I would love to connect you to to help you or your family buy, sell, rent, or invest in real estate.
Just let me know where you’re moving, and your anticipated timeline, and I’ll connect you with an experienced agent who will be ready to help when you need it.
I’m always here for you as your !
Plumbers, electricians, landscapers – the list of contacts you need to maintain your home can seem endless! From tax appeal questions to contractor recommendations, and more – I am here as a resource for all things home! , so never hesitate to reach out for recommendations (or even if you just need help picking a paint color!)
Believe it or not, a lot of realtors don’t keep in touch with their clients once they have settled on their home, but I believe in doing things differently. I love that I get to be a small part of someone’s story, and help guide them through one of the biggest decisions of their life. So often I become very close to, and great friends with my clients. My goal is to be your trusted adviser and resource for life. Whether it is home-related or not, I am here to help.
Selling a home is incredibly exciting, but can also be very emotional. By avoiding common selling mistakes, you can increase your chances that your home selling experience is relatively stress-free, and most importantly, successful.
Here are 5 common mistakes sellers make, and how to avoid them:
The key to getting the best price and terms for your property is to price accurately. With all of the home valuation tools available these days, buyers are savvy and know when a home is overpriced. When looking at the recent comparable homes that have sold, make sure you evaluate the list price versus the sold price. Chances are they were priced lower, and bid up. You won’t get that scenario if you start too high. Overpricing your house in the belief that you can reduce the price back later is a strategy that can backfire badly. For instance, if prices are lowered, buyers may wonder if there’s something wrong with the property that kept other buyers away.
Just because it may be easier to sell your home today than it was two years ago, does not mean that you should just put it on the market in any condition. You will net the most money by preparing and staging your home to showcase it in the best possible light.
Navigating the terms and conditions of multiple contracts is a skill that not all agents possess. Who you work with matters! Hiring an agent based solely on the list price they recommend or the commission they charge are two of the biggest mistakes a seller can make when hiring an agent.
Study after study shows that sellers who use a real estate agent net more than selling by owner. By exposing the property to the most buyers, networking with other agents, and having the intricate knowledge of how to navigate the best terms, agents consistently provide the best results.
Staging your home – even in a seller’s market – is recommended! Although it is a HOT market, staging your house will make it stand out from the others in your price range, and you won’t waste a single opportunity to create a great impression. If you want to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, staging is one of the easiest ways to make it happen.
Just to drop a few stats, according to the 2021 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of Realtors:
• 23% of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 1-5% of the dollar value offered by buyers, in comparison to unstaged homes (which means more money in your pocket)
• 82% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home
• According to the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes sell 73% faster, on average, than their non-staged counterparts
Here’s what else — staging doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated! I’ve listed below a few non-negotiable staging homework items I give to all of my sellers:
✓ Declutter and depersonalize everything! Small objects don’t photo well so remove any knick-knacks and any personal items. When it comes to getting your home ready for the market, less is ALWAYS more
✓ Deep clean the entire home top-to-bottom like you’ve never cleaned before
✓ Focus on Curb appeal – fresh mulch, power washing, new wreaths, and front door mat with a pop of color
✓ Add fluffy white towels to the bathrooms, remove bathmats, and add white comforters to all of the beds – this will make the rooms feel larger, and the bathrooms look inviting (and clean)
✓ Remove area rugs and curtains
✓ Eliminate pet presence (and smells) and get rid of air fresheners! The best scent a home can have is CLEAN
If you’re curious how you can get your home looking its best, send me a message, and let’s chat. I’d love to help you sell quickly and for top dollar!