Family, Florida Gators

Emotional Chaos: The last 35 years and counting.

When making life choices, I seem never to take the easiest path to anywhere. From choosing a middle school out of my district (because who doesn't want a clean slate. . .at eleven years old?), to choosing to keep the baby I conceived whilst losing my virginity, to marrying a man I knew I wasn't… Continue reading Emotional Chaos: The last 35 years and counting.

Family, Florida Gators

The first first day, minus one.

Last Monday was the first day of school for my two younger children. Jake is a brand new sophmore, with all the confidence and swagger of a triumphant senior. (Teenagers, am I right?) Noah, king of the first grade, hops somewhere between gentle sweetheart and ninja warrior. My children are phenomenally different, and I like all… Continue reading The first first day, minus one.

Family, Real Estate

Rainy Day Workplace (or how *not* to waste a work day in your kitchen!)

Four years ago my husband and I had our youngest child, Noah Benjamin. There is a massive age difference between Noah and our two older sons who are both teenagers now, one in high school and one in middle. Recently I've begun shifting my career focus from working as a dedicated buyers agent to having… Continue reading Rainy Day Workplace (or how *not* to waste a work day in your kitchen!)

Cooking, Family, Real Estate, weekend leisure

My Crockpot, My Friend

This morning when I left for work there was a train set in the middle of my living room, a laundry basket blocking the hallway between my bedroom door and the kitchen, and shoes. Shoes just everywhere ~ I live with one grown man and two teenaged boys in addition to the giant dog and… Continue reading My Crockpot, My Friend

Family, Real Estate, weekend leisure

Professional Guidance versus Bossypants : Walking the Tightrope

One of the traits I pride myself on in real estate - and something I try to point out as modestly as possible - is that I am NOT a pushy agent. There is nothing worse when trying to decide which home to purchase, or worse, IF one of the homes you've toured is actually… Continue reading Professional Guidance versus Bossypants : Walking the Tightrope

Family, Real Estate, weekend leisure

The Jitters (and why my kids dread new clients!)

Hello world. This morning I am less-than. ( < ) Today I pitch to new clients why I am the person to sell their beautiful waterfront home, and I am READY. All night I prepared for this appointment, including the three dry run throughs my new clients and I shared in my dreams. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading The Jitters (and why my kids dread new clients!)

Family, Real Estate, weekend leisure

For Buyers and Sellers Alike

Everything from soup to nuts can be found right here, pertaining not just to market conditions here in SW Florida but occasionally the national real estate climate as well. Whatever I come upon in my travels as a licensed real estate professional that might help a prospective home buyer or seller, I promise to pass… Continue reading For Buyers and Sellers Alike