Selling Your Home? Let’s Talk.

If you’re in the market to list your home, let’s talk.

My customized market analysis compiles data to tell you precisely what your home is worth so we can work together to get your home sold.

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As a veteran Keller Williams Realtor, this analysis will allow us to effectively price your home.

What’s Selling Nearby. I’ll show you comps of homes like yours which detail for how much homes have sold. This competitive market analysis will help determine the right list price for today’s low-inventory market.

What People Want. What do buyers look for in homes? Understanding what buyers want is vital when making the decision to sell your home. I’ll review your home and provide recommendations on possible renovations, staging techniques and quick upgrades which will have a huge impact on getting top dollar for your home.

What the Market Forecast Is. The complexities of the housing market can be a lot to process. I’ll help work through the economic data, analyze what it all means for you and the ability to net the most money possible at the closing table.

What the Marketing Plan Is. I’ll implement my extensive marketing plan designed to capture the maximum exposure for your home in the shortest period of time to move your home from listed to sold.

Contact me today to find out how I can maximize your return on the sale of your home. I look forward to working with you.

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Fear of Missing Out? Stay Plugged into the Market.

Do you have the fear of missing out on the PERFECT home listing? Or, are you in “maybe someday” mode until the right house hits the market?

Connect with me and all of the latest listings via the Keller Williams app on your smart phone.

Stay in the know with homes on the market with just a few screen taps.

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Enter my agent code KW2GG868Q8 to start your home search and easily connect with me. Choose criteria such as neighborhood, location, price point, number of bedrooms, square feet and more to narrow your search.

As you’re browsing, contact me with any questions or to schedule a showing if “the one” finally hits the market!

Happy home shopping!

Thinking of Selling?

Are you thinking of Spring and considering listing your home for sale?

As a veteran Keller Williams Realtor, my customized market analysis compiles data to tell you precisely what your home is worth so we can work together to get your home sold.

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The analysis will provide data which will allow me to strategically price your home to sell.

Comps. I’ll show you for what price range comparable houses in your neighborhood have sold to help determine the right list price for today’s market.

Buyer Trends. What do buyers look for in homes? Understanding what buyers want is vital when making the decision to sell your home. I’ll review your home and show you which possible renovations, staging techniques and quick upgrades can have a huge impact on getting top dollar for your home.

Economic Insight. The complexities of the real estate market can be a lot to process. I’ll help you navigate the economic data, analyze what it all means for you and net you the most money possible at the closing table.

Determining a competitive list price is just the beginning. Once that is done, I’ll implement my extensive marketing plan designed to capture the maximum exposure for your home in the shortest period of time to move your home from listed to sold.

Contact me today to find out how I can maximize your return on the sale of your home. I look forward to working with you.

New Year. New Home!

If you’re looking at the new year on the horizon with a plan to make a move, reach out to me.

I know the local real estate market.

As a veteran Keller Williams Realtor, I am plugged into the market…the homes for sale and the prices for which homes are selling…what buyers are looking for in new homes and what makes a home sell.

I would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs in the home buying/selling process.

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I enjoy the relationships I’ve built with my clients over the years and look forward to being your real estate partner.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, I welcome you to contact me. Cheers to 2018 and your new home search!

Listing Your Home? Stage Well for Winter.

If you’re listing your home this winter, you’ll want to stage it well.

Early sunsets. Grayer days. Weather blahs.

Staging is a key component when you have a home on the market during winter.

 

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Here are some tried and true tips for staging your home this winter:

Pay attention to curb appeal. Winter tends to be the most drab season. Since your landscaping lacks green grass, colorful seasonal flowers and shrubs, you’ll need to step up the curb appeal with creativity.  Make an impact with a great front door color or fresh stain, accent wreath and welcome mat.

Brighten up your home. Since sunshine isn’t in a surplus during the winter season, be sure to leave lights on during scheduled showings. Pull curtains back to allow natural light to filter into the room and open blinds. Be sure carriage and front porch lights are illuminated

Watch your thermostat. If your thermostat is timed to go cooler during the workday or evenings, be sure to keep the heat set to a comfortable setting during showing times.

Up the cozy factor. Accent sofas or beds with warm, plush throws and place soft rugs over hardwood and tile floors. Add pops of color with brightly-bloomed winter flowers or fresh cut flowers in a vase.

Add seasonal images to your online listing. If listing photos are taken after the snow has begun to fall, add a home photo from summer or fall. This will allow potential buyers to see the home with a green lawn and more colorful landscaping.

Clear the sidewalks. Once winter snowfall begins, be sure to have the driveway and sidewalks shoveled and free of ice so that the home is easily accessible. The easiest way to prevent a successful showing is having the access to your home impassible.

Keep holiday décor light. If possible, keep the “clutter” of holiday decorations to a minimum. While the 12′ Christmas tree is an annual tradition and “wow” factor, do consider how your holiday decorations impact the overall ease of viewing your home by prospective buyers.

If you’re in the market to list your home this winter, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Cold Weather Tips for Your Home.

As the cooler weather kicks into gear and winter approaches, it’s time to think about how to optimize your home’s energy efficiency.

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Update weather stripping. The best way to eliminate drafts and cold air entering your home is to replace old or damaged weather stripping around your doors and windows. If the gaps are larger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use. It won’t shrink and withstands weather fluctuations.

Furnace tuneup. It’s always a good idea to schedule an annual maintenance appointment with a heating and cooling technician to inspect your furnace or heat pump. Your home’s system will be tested to be sure it is clean and in good repair. A test will also be performed to measure for carbon monoxide leakage.

Seal thresholds. If you see daylight under your door, the threshold isn’t in contact with the door therefore you are losing heated air. Adjust the screws in the threshold to raise the height and eliminate that gap. Turn the screws counterclockwise to lift the threshold until you eliminate the daylight. Be sure the door isn’t dragging on the threshold, however, because that will wear down the weather stripping.

Install a programmable thermostat. If you don’t already have one, you can save lower your heating bill by having the temps lower in your homes (by ten to 15 degrees). This can reduce your bill by ten percent or more each month. (Many models are cheap–starting as low as $25; or the Nest which is closer to $250). If you have one, be sure to set it so that when you’re not home, the thermostat is set lower.

Check your attic. In addition to ensuring you have sufficient insulation in your attic, insulate the attic access door. Also be sure the door has a good seal to eliminate air loss through your home into your attic. If you aren’t able to get a secure fit on the access door, consider using a latch system to get a snug fit.

Reverse your ceiling fan. Tall ceilings can contribute to heat loss. Remedy that by switching the fan’s blades to turn in a clockwise direction. This produces an updraft to push heat down from the ceiling where warm air naturally rises.

Sweep your chimney. Make sure your chimney and vents are clean and safe to avoid chimney fires and prevent carbon monoxide from coming into your home. Consider hiring a chimney sweep professional to inspect or clean your chimney.

Stay warm!

New Year. New Home?

If you’re considering listing your home or are in the market to buy a new home after the new year kicks off, contact me.

Hire an experienced real estate professional to help navigate you through the home buying and selling process. I have industry expertise and know the local housing market well, allowing your home buying/selling process to go smoothly.

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As a veteran Keller Williams Realtor, I have had the pleasure of receiving incredible feedback from clients over the years. I take great pride in knowing that I provide service they can count on during the process.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home after the holidays, I welcome you to contact me. I look forward to helping you.