Real Estate

How Do Virtual Closings Even Work?

In this new age of virtual everything, experiences that are already pretty foreign and unnerving for most feel downright impossible now. Never fear! Here in Florida, the land of part time residency, mail away and virtual closings have always been a part of how we do things in the real estate business. Admittedly, we are… Continue reading How Do Virtual Closings Even Work?

Real Estate

It’s Market Update Time!

We are officially nearing the end of July, and you know what that means - it's time to take a peek at last month's numbers, and I am happy to share that the numbers are GOOD! Particularly in looking year over year, inventory is down from last year - holding at just over 3 months… Continue reading It’s Market Update Time!

Buyers Agent, Real Estate

Reviews are EVERYTHING!

If you live in a place as vacation-friendly as SW Florida, chances are you know a good number of realtors. There are currently more than 9,000 actively licensed real estate professionals in my market! WOW, right? But how can you know that you're working with the right professional for you? Not all realtors are created… Continue reading Reviews are EVERYTHING!

Buyers Agent, Real Estate

Mortgage Pre-Approval: Are you ready?

With mortgage applications at historic highs - largely due to interest rates being at historic lows - so many of my newest customers are first time buyers, wondering if they might have a chance at taking advantage of the current market. The answer is an overwhelming YES! TRY! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?! Coming… Continue reading Mortgage Pre-Approval: Are you ready?

Family, Home Decor, Real Estate

Selling During the Shut Down – What to know:

There are so many questions amid the Covid-19 quarantine. The real estate market is especially hard hit, and we know that sellers in particular have significant concerns about how this shut down will affect market value. Real estate at its core is a relationship-driven business. It relies on person-to-person interaction, which needless to say is… Continue reading Selling During the Shut Down – What to know:

Family, Real Estate

Squeaky Clean in Crazy Times!

The most overused phrase of the year - "these are crazy times". Unfortunately, for so many of us, that is truer than true. If you're not in a mandatory shelter in place location, it's highly possible that you will be sometime soon. So how do you protect your home, with supplies so scarce? Happily, I… Continue reading Squeaky Clean in Crazy Times!

Family, Home Decor, Real Estate, weekend leisure

We Have A Winner!

If you stopped by my tent at Pride Cape Coral this past weekend, you may have entered our drawing to win a Cozy Home Basket, courtesy of Rose Tree Realty! Today, I drew the winner! I also made several exciting announcements, including what our next community event will be - so stay tuned. . .… Continue reading We Have A Winner!

Buyers Agent, Family, Real Estate

Need a Boost?

Lately I've been working closely with first time home buyers - something that brings SO much joy to this seasoned (but not jaded!) broker's heart! In working with those newbies, I've spent a lot of time working toward pre approvals. Nine times out of ten, credit score and the accumulation of adequate trade lines is… Continue reading Need a Boost?

Buyers Agent, Family, Real Estate

Are These Myths Holding You Back?

Buying a home is one of those major life milestones, like graduating from college and landing your dream job. These days, though, it isn't a goal that most young people assume is going to be easy to achieve.     My oldest son, who is in his early twenties, fears he may never own his… Continue reading Are These Myths Holding You Back?

Real Estate

Market Update Time!

It's that time again! If you know me, you know I watch statistics in our area very carefully. As ever, it is an interesting time in SW Florida real estate. Days on market are creeping back down, which is a good thing. But don't be seduced by the lack of listings and holding rates.  Buyers… Continue reading Market Update Time!