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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).

✔️ Paint first!
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!

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Have you been trying to decide whether or not you want to buy a home in this crazy market?

If you are thinking about making the call (or text or email), it’s probably time. Whether you are planning on buying a home 3 months from now, or 12 months from now, it’s important to meet with an agent to discuss current market conditions, what to expect during the process, and how to prepare to be as competitive as possible. There is a lot to learn about the home buying process before we start touring houses, and I prefer to set my buyers up for a successful and smooth experience from the start.

I can help answer questions like:
▪️ How much money do I need to have saved?
▪️ How do I get pre-approved?
▪️ How should I prioritize my must-have list?

Sometimes after we meet buyers realize that they want to get started sooner, while others decide they would like to save more money first.

If you’re considering making a move, I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Send me a message – no strings attached!

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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:

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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.

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Have you been considering buying or selling this year? Sometimes people think they can only work with me if they’re ready to buy or sell RIGHT NOW, and I want to set the record straight… !

Here are a few ways that I can help, even if you’re 6 months to a year out on being ready to make a move:

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Wondering how much your home may be worth in today’s market? Not only can I give you a market analysis of your home, I can also provide an estimate of how much equity you have in your home, to give you an idea of how much money you can make if you were to decide to sell. You can also use the equity in your home to purchase a vacation home, complete a home renovation, or pay off high-yield debt.

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If you’re thinking of selling, it’s important to prepare your home to appeal to the most amount of buyers in the market. Doing so will help you sell your home faster when you decide the time is right. This could be something as minimal as decluttering, or more time-consuming like painting the home a more neutral color. There are huge benefits to prepping your home to be show-ready!

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It’s never too early to start getting a feel for the market and preparing for the home buying process. I’d love to grab coffee with you to educate you on the current market, answer any questions you have, set the right expectations as a buyer right now, and come up with a plan for you to get started.

I can also help if you or someone you know is looking to move out of state and needs a real estate agent. I have a network of agents across the country (and the world), so let me know what you need and where and I would love to make a connection! It’s important to have a trusted professional by your side.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you want to discuss your next move and how I can help – even if you’re “just thinking about it.

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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!

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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 !

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