March 2023

The Truth About Upsizing

Posted on Mar 27, 2023

Raise your hand if you know it’s time to upsize your house.

You’ve done all the decluttering and rearranging you can do, your kids and your dreams need space to grow, and you’re feeling the squeeze in your home and in your spirit ALL.DAY.LONG. 

But then, the naysayers swoop in, gabbing about rising interest rates, soaring home prices, and bad timing...

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This 5-Minute Exercise Can Help You Sell Your Home

Posted on Mar 20, 2023

I love getting to know the homes I sell, and while I can walk around, measure, and take notes and photos, I really don’t know a home until my clients open up about the lives they've lived in their homes.  

That's why, early on in the selling process, I always ask my sellers what they love about their homes. And I don't want to know the obvious things...

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5 Things the Banks Won't Always Tell You About Mortgages

Posted on Mar 13, 2023

Buyers, please. Can you spare a second? I need you to hear me on this. 

You need to hear me on this. I talk to buyers all the time after they’ve locked in a mortgage with a bank. When they share the details of their loan, I sigh - I know they could have gotten a better rate or terms or loan if they only knew the questions to ask and places to look. A...

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5 Tips for Buying a Home that No One Ever Tells You

Posted on Mar 06, 2023

What you need to know before buying (that no one ever tells you):
1. Buy the house you can afford, not the maximum the mortgage lender thinks you can afford.
2. Don’t dismiss school districts - even if you don’t have kids. Buying in a sought-after district will come in genius at resell.
3. It’s okay if you don’t have a 20% down payment. Just talk with...

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Seller Frustrations and Headaches?

Posted on Mar 06, 2023

When I link up with sellers, they get every ounce of my real estate expertise, insights and experience. What does that mean, street level? Well, it means my sellers dodge mistakes like:

- Underpricing their home and leaving money on the table
- Not investing in a high-quality photographer for a competitive edge
- Refusing to negotiate and driving away...

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