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Knowledgeable, creative and experienced realtors, dedicated to getting our clients to the settlement table on time.

05/23/2022

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If one of your goals for this year is to give more this year, look no further than this post. 😉There’s no better way to ...
01/06/2022

If one of your goals for this year is to give more this year, look no further than this post. 😉

There’s no better way to give to your than to share a referral!

Here are some benefits of sharing a referral:

🎁 Connects friends and family with a trusted agent

🎁 Helps friends grow their real estate knowledge

🎁 Supports an agent that helped you find your home

🎁 Creates connections

🎁 Score brownie points when they find their dream home

You know what they say, new year, new home! 😉If you’re looking for some ideas on how to freshen up your home in 2022, he...
01/05/2022

You know what they say, new year, new home! 😉

If you’re looking for some ideas on how to freshen up your home in 2022, here are just a few of the most popular ideas that have been trending recently to get those wheels turning:

✅ Built-in shelves for a unique way to store books and accessories.

✅ Crown moldings are all the rage again — consider even installing dark crown molding for a modern and elegant look!

✅ New house color palette because it’s always a great time for a new color palette. 😉

How are you planning on revamping your home in 2022?

Happy  ! What better way to celebrate than a real estate-themed trivia question? 😉Here’s the question: which item is bad...
01/04/2022

Happy ! What better way to celebrate than a real estate-themed trivia question? 😉

Here’s the question: which item is bad luck to give as a house-warming gift? A spoon, a knife, or a fork?

Write your answer in the comments before the answer is revealed!

Ready?

The answer is… A knife!

Even though knives are useful, there’s an old wive’s tale that says gifting a new homeowner a knife will sever the friendship between the giver and the recipient.

And according to the same superstition, the only way around this consequence is to tape a penny to the knife, which must be removed and returned to the giver as a “payment.”

Thinking about purchasing a home in 2022? The newest market predictions are rolling in:➡️ The leading demographic in 202...
01/03/2022

Thinking about purchasing a home in 2022? The newest market predictions are rolling in:

➡️ The leading demographic in 2022 is going to be millennials since many are approaching the prime age to become home buyers.

➡️ Housing prices may climb anywhere from 14% to 3% in the next 12 months.

➡️ Mortgage rates are expected to change from 2.98% to anywhere between 2.5% and 7.9%

➡️ Forecasts for 2022 are still a bit unknown because there are still a lot of unknowns, including possible supply chain issues and how material inventory will be affected

At the end of the day, this news is quite confusing because of so many unknown factors.

However, one thing remains clear: take all predictions you see with a grain of salt because these past couple of years have been anomalies.

Another way to stay up-to-date with predictions is to contact your local real estate agent! They can best help you navigate the unpredictable market in 2022.

Happy 2022! From this page to you and your family, have a healthy and happy year!Here’s just a quick reminder that we ha...
01/01/2022

Happy 2022! From this page to you and your family, have a healthy and happy year!

Here’s just a quick reminder that we have every single day to keep bettering ourselves and to work towards a life we love.

What are some of your for this year?

Cheers to it almost being 2022! As we head into the new year, it’s important to do some self-reflection to recognize the...
12/31/2021

Cheers to it almost being 2022! As we head into the new year, it’s important to do some self-reflection to recognize the accomplishments we’ve achieved this year.

Leave in the comments what you’re grateful for, what you would do differently, and what you’re proud of! And let’s celebrate that together! 🙌

Now that it’s the end of the year, there’s been a lot of self-reflecting going on over here. And the biggest takeaways f...
12/30/2021

Now that it’s the end of the year, there’s been a lot of self-reflecting going on over here. And the biggest takeaways from the year?

1️⃣ Be patient and flexible. We can’t always control everything that happens, so it’s important to remember that it’s ok to adapt.

2️⃣ Never over-promise and under-deliver. That’s how you retain long-term clients and a strong referral network. Plus, some great client relationships!

3️⃣ Don’t forget to have fun! In this hustle culture we live in, it can be hard to remember that we need to inject the fun back into our jobs and everything else we do!

What are the three things you’ve learned this year?

It’s almost the new year, which means new goals! And hopefully, one of your goals for 2022 is purchasing a home. 😉But be...
12/29/2021

It’s almost the new year, which means new goals! And hopefully, one of your goals for 2022 is purchasing a home. 😉

But before you jump too quickly into the process, make sure you set some for yourself. Here’s how to do that:

➡️ Get SPECIFIC. What do you want in a new home? What are your non-negotiables?

➡️ Be MEASURABLE. How will you know a house provides you with what you need? What are the parameters?

➡️ Be ATTAINABLE. How will you purchase your house? Do you need to save up or fix your credit?

➡️ Get REALISTIC. What’s actually within your budget? What area works best for your family? What size house do you need?

➡️ Act TIMELY. When do you want to move in?

Setting SMART goals can help you take your goal from “one day” to the foreseeable future!

Who’s ready to buy a house next year? 🎉

If you hear this on a date, RUN! 🤣
12/28/2021

If you hear this on a date, RUN! 🤣

Seeing that many people picked up new hobbies this year, let’s go over the most popular   home projects you all took par...
12/27/2021

Seeing that many people picked up new hobbies this year, let’s go over the most popular home projects you all took part in!

These past couple of years have been THE years for DIY home projects. It’s so fun to see all of your creativity in action. If you’re looking for your next project, take a look at this list of the most popular home DIY projects of 2021!

✅ At-home bar
✅ Home office
✅ Wall art collage/gallery
✅ Refurbishing thrift furniture
✅ Retiling the bathroom or kitchen
✅ Home brewery
✅ Smart home upgrades

Did we leave out your favorite project? What’s going to be the next one you master?

Merry Christmas, everyone who celebrates! From this business to you, we hope that you have an absolutely magical and res...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas, everyone who celebrates! From this business to you, we hope that you have an absolutely magical and restful Day!

Happy  ! Hopefully, you’re having the most magical time, surrounded by your loved ones. What are your plans for this Chr...
12/24/2021

Happy ! Hopefully, you’re having the most magical time, surrounded by your loved ones. What are your plans for this Christmas Eve?

The golden rule is to treat others the way you want to be treated. And that’s a great rule of thumb to live by, but what...
12/23/2021

The golden rule is to treat others the way you want to be treated. And that’s a great rule of thumb to live by, but what do you think about creating a golden rule 2.0 that talks about giving? It’s a wonderful thing to do — to give, not just gifts, but also your heart and kindness!

  can be a confusing world to understand. But this page was created to help lessen that steep learning curve so you can ...
12/22/2021

can be a confusing world to understand. But this page was created to help lessen that steep learning curve so you can feel confident moving forward and reaching your property goals! With that being said, let’s do an ! Ask your burning real estate...

Winter home maintenance can be a pain — but only if you don't know where to begin! Look no further than this guide to he...
12/21/2021

Winter home maintenance can be a pain — but only if you don't know where to begin! Look no further than this guide to help kickstart your home maintenance process. If you’re in a colder climate, consider: ✅ Keeping your house heated to a minimum...

A little-known fact is that Dorothy got cut off when saying her line, “there’s no place like home.” She actually said, “...
12/20/2021

A little-known fact is that Dorothy got cut off when saying her line, “there’s no place like home.” She actually said, “there’s no place like home for the holidays.” 😉

In all seriousness, here’s to you celebrating the holidays at home! 🥂 Whether that means in your own house or being with the ones you love most, enjoy this time to the fullest!

Attention all sellers! This post is for you:A common question flooding the inbox lately is, “how do I determine my home’...
12/17/2021

Attention all sellers! This post is for you:

A common question flooding the inbox lately is, “how do I determine my home’s value?”

There are 3 main factors to consider:

1️⃣ Fair market value. This is the approximate value of your home compared to other homes in the area.

2️⃣ Appraised value. A licensed appraiser needs to work with you to determine this factor. They’ll use the location, size, condition, and renovations of your home.

3️⃣ Assessed value. Using local county tax assessors, you can find the assigned dollar value of your home but often this is less than market value.

Phew. It’s a bit of a complicated process, but with a trusted real estate agent by your side, you can alleviate much of the hassle of trying to set your yourself!

So, let’s be honest with ourselves. The home buying process, as enlightening and rewarding as it is, can be hectic.If yo...
12/16/2021

So, let’s be honest with ourselves. The home buying process, as enlightening and rewarding as it is, can be hectic.

If you’re in the trenches of searching for your next home, here are some reminders to keep you sane through it all!

Because during this chapter of your life, you’ll need that extra time for self-care and that extra boost of positivity!

P.S. The last one is especially important. 😉

🌟 Everybody’s journey is different
🌟 All good things take time
🌟 You’re allowed to have bad days
🌟 There is always more wine

Which one is your favorite? 🤣

So, you’re getting ready to move. And it’s understandable if just the thought of it is making you feel overwhelmed alrea...
12/15/2021

So, you’re getting ready to move. And it’s understandable if just the thought of it is making you feel overwhelmed already! No one loves moving day. 😉

But have no despair — here are 3 simple yet effective to make it much more “tackle-able”!

1️⃣ Pack early. Even though it sounds obvious, many people put off packing until the last minute! If you can tackle one section of your home at a time, you’ll find yourself less stressed and overwhelmed with the task.

2️⃣ Label boxes. Again, sounds obvious, but in the moment of packing up, it’s easy to forget to label your boxes. So make sure you have your Sharpie out where you can see it! (And no, you will NOT remember the subtle differences in box sizes. 😉)

3️⃣ Donate. When packing, it’s a great opportunity to sift through all your items and donate the things you don’t need anymore. A rule of thumb: If it hasn’t been out of storage, your closet, or a cupboard for 6 months, it’s time to donate.

What other tips do you have to add? Leave ‘em in the comments!

How does selling a home while buying a new home at the same time work?This is a question that’s been flooding the DMs la...
12/14/2021

How does selling a home while buying a new home at the same time work?

This is a question that’s been flooding the DMs lately. And there’s some good news and bad news:

The bad news? It can be the ultimate multitasking challenge.

The good news? It’s possible! Especially with a real estate agent by your side.

With a , you can expect to work on the following steps:

1️⃣ Getting ready to buy and sell as soon as possible
2️⃣ Making sure your finances are in order
3️⃣ Negotiable closing dates
4️⃣ Financing a purchase

Has anyone bought a home while selling a home? What tips do you have to share with others who are thinking of going through this process?

Have you heard of the hottest   right now? It’s called hygge!Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for cozy and comfortab...
12/13/2021

Have you heard of the hottest right now? It’s called hygge!

Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for cozy and comfortable vibes, essentially, that promotes feelings of wellness and contentment.

So, how does that translate to interior design?

To bring hygge into your home, you’ll want to add elements that add a certain level of tranquility, leave you feeling present, and up the comfort factor.

Think light and neutral color palette, soft throw pillows and blankets, fuzzy carpets, lots of natural light, open spaces, and practicing minimalism.

Have you heard of ? What do you think of it? Have you implemented this design mindset into your home?

Home insurance: two words that make people usually run in the other direction. 🤣 But let’s break it down together, shall...
12/10/2021

Home insurance: two words that make people usually run in the other direction. 🤣 But let’s break it down together, shall we?

Here are 5 terms you gotta know when it comes to :

🏡 Deductible – the amount of money you’ll pay out of pocket before your insurance company will pay on the claim.

🏡 Liability coverage – this covers you against lawsuits for bodily injury/property damage that you (or family members) cause to other people.

🏡 Replacement cost – the amount of insurance provided to rebuild your home from the ground up if it were devastated by fire, weather events, or other disasters.

🏡 Sub-limits – a limitation in an insurance policy on the amount of coverage available to cover a specific type of loss.

🏡 Riders – like a mini insurance policy, riders give added protection to certain items that can get excluded/have low limits on your homeowner’s insurance policy.

Have any questions about any of these terms? Leave them in the comments!

The holidays are officially in full swing! Is your home properly prepped for the season? Here’s your checklist to get th...
12/09/2021

The holidays are officially in full swing! Is your home properly prepped for the season? Here’s your checklist to get the momentum going!

✅ Clean out the fireplace

✅ Clear out the heater filters

✅ Prep all your winter tools

✅ Add cozy blankets

✅ Light candles and/or tea lights

✅ Get your holiday shopping done… YESTERDAY! 🤣

What do you have to add to the list?

Are you ready for an investment property? Here’s a lil’ checklist you can use to know if you’re ready!✅ You’re clear on ...
12/08/2021

Are you ready for an investment property? Here’s a lil’ checklist you can use to know if you’re ready!

✅ You’re clear on your goals
✅ You have a healthy savings account
✅ You’re ready for the responsibility

If you resonate with ALL three of these, then you’re probably ready for an .

The next step? Call your local real estate agent today to learn more!

If you’re about to have an  , you’ll need to know the psychology of selling a home. (Yep, there’s such a thing!)It’s as ...
12/07/2021

If you’re about to have an , you’ll need to know the psychology of selling a home. (Yep, there’s such a thing!)

It’s as follows:

1️⃣ Add smells that sell. Some examples: freshly baked bread, fresh linen, vanilla, cinnamon, and freshly cut grass. And don’t worry, all of these are available as candles!

2️⃣ Get “showroom clean.” This means minimizing personal belongings, deep cleaning (hire a professional if you can!), and fixing up minor repairs.

3️⃣ Minimize the clutter. You want your prospective buyers to imagine themselves in your home. So although you love your decor, they might not! Play it safe by going minimalistic.

And there you have it! The psychology of selling a home. 🧠

Since it’s smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, you’re most likely looking for some gifts right now. Well, cro...
12/06/2021

Since it’s smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, you’re most likely looking for some gifts right now. Well, cross your friend off your list because this list has got you covered. 😉⬇️

🪴 House plants — they are all the rage right now, and there’s nothing like adding a few organic elements to level up a home!

🧀 Cutting board/charcuterie trays — there’s no better way to congratulate someone on a new home than with a celebratory charcuterie board!

🧣 Cozy blankets – since we’re coming into the coldest months of the year, blankets make for a thoughtful and useful gift.

🕯️ Candles – level up the cozy factor by buying them some scented candles.

🔑 Cute key chain – though it sounds simple, the keys they just received are significant to them, so let them fully enjoy their new keys with a crafty key chain!

Do you have any other ideas? Leave them in the comments!

The best advice real estate agents will have for anyone who’s selling a home during the winter is to minimize holiday de...
12/03/2021

The best advice real estate agents will have for anyone who’s selling a home during the winter is to minimize holiday decor. But the exception to that rule? LIGHTS! 💡

To be fair, most real estate agents won’t tell you to add more red and green Christmas-type lights. Instead, adding simple tea lights could really boost your !

They can add a bit of elegance, make your home look even more charming, and adds to those feel-good vibes!

How well do you know your home renovation ROI (return on investment) values? 🤔 What do you think adds value to your home...
12/02/2021

How well do you know your home renovation ROI (return on investment) values? 🤔 What do you think adds value to your home if you upgrade them:

1️⃣ Updated kitchen
2️⃣ Modern bathroom
3️⃣ Home office
4️⃣ All of the above

Leave your answer in the comments before we reveal the answer… Ok, ready?

The answer is… All of the above!

Are you trying to get your   in before Christmas? Follow these tips to set yourself up for that goal!1️⃣ Take notice of ...
12/01/2021

Are you trying to get your in before Christmas? Follow these tips to set yourself up for that goal!

1️⃣ Take notice of the days businesses are closed, so you can plan accordingly.

2️⃣ Schedule your appraisal or home inspection ASAP to leave some cushion room for holiday delays.

3️⃣ Work with your agents to see what the best timeline would be.

Hopefully, this helps! Have any additional questions? Leave them in the comments!

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