All you have to do is turn on the tv to find a show about flipping houses these days. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially DIY repairs and updates! But how does the average person decide if a fixer upper is really worth the time, effort, and MONEY? Here are a few… Continue reading Fixer – Upper : Your best bet?
Hello friends. Have you noticed that suddenly our market is on F I R E? I have negotiated more multiple offer situations in the past month than I have in my previous decade of work in SW Florida real estate! That is an actual fact. But why? Of course, low rates have an awful lot… Continue reading Market Update Time!
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!
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?
Good morning friends! Happy Spring! Or should I say happy "spring", since I know there's a pretty massive group of you getting SNOWED ON yet again today. Yikes. With that in mind, I wanted to share that I've just dropped the price of my single family home in NW Cape Coral (ahem, that's here… Continue reading WHOA ~ SUPER PRICE DROP!!!
Hello everyone! I am delighted to share some news with you today: I've moved my license to an absolutely incredible new brokerage - Cape Premier Realty! Located at the intersection of Burnt Store, Veterans and Pine Island Rd. - my new office has its finger on the pulse of what's happening in Cape… Continue reading BIG, BIG NEWS!
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.
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.
Yesterday we had our monthly sales meeting which normally features a good amount of motivational speak, inventory sharing, a wee bit of market whining (anyone in business has had 'that deal'; leaning on each other is how you make it to the closing table in one piece!) and a guest willing to share their own… Continue reading Fear Not, Friendly Home Buyer!
House Hunting in SW FloridaThe dog days are over ~ it's time to revel in the well decorated glory of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate! While my professional philosophy has always been that the feeling in your home will be influenced by the actual journey toward that goal - very few brokerages have made… Continue reading House Hunting in SW Florida