Identify Your Timeline for Selling

Identify Your Timeline for Selling

My job as your real estate agent is to make your home-selling experience as seamless and predictable as possible.   That means making sure you understand the process from start to finish, are ready to manage the parts of the process you can control, and respond to the...
Your Home’s Value

Your Home’s Value

When you first start thinking about selling your home, tools like an instant home valuation or MarketWatch reports, will help you familiarize yourself with local home values and market trends.    But, when you’re ready to get serious about listing your home for sale,...
The Substitution Principle

The Substitution Principle

A few days ago, I stopped to pick up a few things at the grocery store.  It wasn’t the store I usually shop at, but it was on the way home, so I decided to pop in.  A big pile of fresh cauliflower caught my eye and   I grabbed a medium-sized head on my way the...
Motivation and Momentum are Crucial to a Successful Home Sale

Motivation and Momentum are Crucial to a Successful Home Sale

I started running last Spring after a few years away from any kind of consistent exercise. I’ve finished several half-marathons over the years but, even at my fittest, I’ve never been very fast. I shuffle, rather than glide.  Now, severely out of shape and...
Trust me.  Your agent wants you to “bother” them.  (REALLY!)

Trust me. Your agent wants you to “bother” them. (REALLY!)

“I don’t think your clients understand how real estate works,” an agent said to me recently.    His words landed like a punch to the gut.  I pride myself on my commitment to educating my clients on the complexities of buying or selling a home and...
Access for showings is key for a quick home sale

Access for showings is key for a quick home sale

When I was in high school, my dad got a job offer and our family moved from Wisconsin to the Chicagoland area.  Back then, I was oblivious to the reasons why our house didn’t sell.  But today, as an active real estate agent, I’m acutely aware of how hard it must have...