Curb appeal: 2022 Edition

It takes a lot of time, money and energy to make a house look like a home. If you’re thinking about selling, ensure your space looks aesthetically pleasing inside and out by amping up your curb appeal – from garden to shutters and everything in between. Consider these ideas to get you started. New roof, … Continue reading Curb appeal: 2022 Edition

Five questions to ask a home inspector

The homebuying journey can be an exciting adventure, but there’s one part that everyone dreads – the home inspection. You know it’s coming. You know it’s a key part of the process. But, you don’t know what the inspection will find, or if it will make or break the chance of you buying the home … Continue reading Five questions to ask a home inspector

What is the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market?

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market? If you’re a newbie to the real estate game, you may not realize the stark difference between the two. If you’re considering buying or selling a house, you’ll want to add the definitions of both to your vocabulary to figure out when … Continue reading What is the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market?

Spring cleaning checklist

It smells like springtime in Sarasota! Are you ready to whip your home into selling shape? Get your supplies ready; I’ve put together a list of spring cleaning ideas to help you get your home ready to sell this season.  Bust out the power washer If you’ve ever used a power washer, or simply watched … Continue reading Spring cleaning checklist

Let’s talk about closing costs

New homebuyers might experience a bit of sticker shock when they get to the table to close on their dream home. You must pay the fees before you get the keys! These final expenses are called closing costs, and they encompass several fees associated with purchasing a new home. It takes a village to help … Continue reading Let’s talk about closing costs

How do you know if a Realtor is right for you?

When it comes to buying a new home or selling yours – whether you’re a new kid on the block, or you’ve hit the backstreets a few times on the housing market – hiring a real estate agent will help you stay in sync with buyers or sellers in your area! Your agent should help … Continue reading How do you know if a Realtor is right for you?

Three reasons you’ll fall in love with The Meadows

There is no neighborhood quite like The Meadows. With its luscious scenery, prime location and myriad of family-friendly activities, I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in Florida. If you’re like me, you know The Meadows is not just where we live, it’s our home. If you’re curious about what life is like in The Meadows, … Continue reading Three reasons you’ll fall in love with The Meadows

A seller’s checklist: What to do before putting your home on the market

“New year, new you” sometimes entails a new space with new views! Are you considering selling your house or another property this year? I have a few things for you to add to your to-do list before you start. After all, putting a residence on the market is more than simply placing a “For Sale” … Continue reading A seller’s checklist: What to do before putting your home on the market

Homestead exemptions for Florida residents

It’s the time of year again! Homeowners whose primary residence is in the state of Florida are eligible for a pretty generous tax deduction, also known as a homestead exemption. If you don’t apply for exemption by the March 1 deadline, you could potentially miss out on huge tax savings. In order to file for … Continue reading Homestead exemptions for Florida residents

5 real estate resolutions for homebuyers in 2022

The new year is fast approaching. If your dream for next year is to become a homeowner or to purchase another property, it’s important to be prepared for what’s to come. As a Realtor, it’s my pleasure to offer guidance on your homebuying journey and decision-making process. However, preparation on the buyer’s end will make … Continue reading 5 real estate resolutions for homebuyers in 2022