Planning to Move?

If you’re in the market to sell your home, 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, my home analysis will provide data which allows me to strategically price your home to sell.

Comps. I’ll show you for what price range comparable houses in your neighborhood have been selling. This will 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 will 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 will 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 will 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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Thinking of Moving? Contact Me.

If you’re considering listing your home or are in the market to buy a new home, now is the time to list! Inventory is low and buyer demand is high.

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

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As a veteran 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, I welcome you to contact me. Thank you!

Weekend Project Idea Starter.

Now that Fall is here, it’s a good time to make use of weekends to prep your home for the changing of the season!

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Here are some idea starters for ways to maintain the health of your home:

Seal windows. Keep the heat inside your home by caulking and sealing areas around your windows that are in need. Prevent air leaks and cold air drafts.

Clean up the garden. Now is a great time to divide or transplant perennials. Replant them in other flower beds or share your extra perennials with friends!

Clean gutters and downspouts. Check for proper drainage; remove leaves and debris from your gutters to ensure the rain can flow and prevent ice buildup during the winter.

Inspect your roof. Take a look at the shingles, flashing around pipes, chimneys and beyond to look for any problems areas that would cause leaks from winter’s ice and snow.

Trim the trees. Remove dead branches or overgrown limbs from trees to prevent problems.

Inspect your wood-burning fireplace. Prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning by being sure your fireplace is in good operating condition. Hire a chimney sweep if you haven’t done so recently for a good cleaning.

Wrap water pipes. Protect exterior wall pipes by wrapping them with heating tape to save energy and prevent freezing.

Maintain your furnace. Have a local heating contractor service your furnace; clean or replace your filters regularly.

Aerate your lawn. Aerating your lawn will allow moisture and nutrients to get into the roots. After you’ve done so, spread fertilizer then grass seed to fill in areas that need repair.

Drain the water heater. Hard water sediments can build up in your water heater tank. Fall is a good time to drain it to prevent rust from forming.

Winterize your irrigation system. Drain and properly prepare the system for winter.

Tune up the snow blower. Be prepared early; have the snow blower serviced if needed.

Check the batteries. Review your fire and carbon monoxide detectors to be sure the batteries are fresh and the alarms are in working order.

Clean outdoor furniture. After the last plunge in the pool (or in efforts to minimize the outdoor furniture even while you keep the pool heated), clean and dry the cushions in a dry area to prevent fading, cracking and damage over the off season.

These Fall home maintenance tips will help your home be ready for the changing seasons. Always consider hiring a pro for projects that you feel are out of your scope of expertise. I am happy to recommend local companies who specialize in chimney sweep, roof repair, plumbing and repairs. Feel free to contact me for recommendations.

Is Now Your Time to Move?

Have you been considering listing your home?

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.

Smart Home Upgrades.

Are you ready to make your home smarter?

Control your entire home with a touch of a button by upgrading your home with smart technology. Improve your home’s safety, save time and money plus increase the value of your home.

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Here are three simple, smart upgrades you can make now that will appeal to buyers for years to come:

Thermostat. Smart thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature of your house directly from your phone. Optimizing heating and cooling can decrease energy and translate to substantial energy savings.

Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detectors. Smart carbon monoxide and smoke detectors employ innovative features such as self-testing, direct communication with your cell phone, and advanced sensors that can detect both slow-burning and fast-burning fires.

Keyless Entry. New keyless entry devices allow homeowners to remotely unlock their doors or open their garage doors from their cell phones. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing, for certain, that you remembered to lock your door or close the garage door every morning.

To discuss what smart investments you can make in your home, contact me today.

In the Market to Sell Your Home?

Are you considering making a move to a new home?

If so, there are a few things to consider before you list…from timing and your financial portfolio, to your home’s equity and down payment.

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Let me help you get started.

Upsize or downsize. Is your family expanding or is your home becoming an empty nest with your children off to college? Changes like that make it a good time to consider a new home.

Debts and savings. If you’ve reduced or removed non-mortgage debt and have up to six months of expenses saved, that’s a great start. Having an emergency savings is always important, and especially when considering a buying or selling a home for those unexpected surprises.

Home equity. Is your home equity at least 20%? If so, you’re in a good place to buy a new home. Having 20% down (or more) on a home allows the removal of PMI (private mortgage insurance) which could save hundreds of dollars each year.

Home improvement. Even with luxury homes, plan to have extra saved for home improvements. From updating paint colors to refreshing landscaping and outdoor living areas, it helps to have a home improvement savings ready to go.

Work with a pro. By partnering with me, your Realtor, we will sit down to review your home buying budget, your home needs and timeframe to be sure that selling your home is the right decision.
If you’re in the market to make a move, contact me. We’ll work together to make a home selling plan. Also, I love referrals. If you know someone who is looking to buy or sell a home, please share my name. I look forward to helping.

Before You List: Hire a Pro.

If you’re in the market to list your home, contact me to get started.

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As your Realtor, I will put together a customized market analysis which allows you to precisely know what your home is worth. Together, we will strategically price your home to sell given the comps on the market and those like it that have sold previously.

Historical Data. I will show you for what price range comparable houses in your neighborhood have been selling and help you determine the right price for today’s market.

Buyer Trends. Understanding what buyers desire in a home purchase is vital when making the decision to sell your home. I’ll show you which 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. It’s a fast-paced, ever-changing market. I will help you navigate the economic data, analyze what it all means for you and net you the most money possible.

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

Contact me today to find out how I can maximize your return on the sale of your home.