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

Real estate watch: Outlook for 2022

Low mortgage rates, a growing need for more space and an increased number of young professionals looking to buy their first home have been major contributors to a cut-throat real estate market over the last two years. What’s to come in 2022? Glance into my metaphorical crystal ball with me as I share my real … Continue reading Real estate watch: Outlook for 2022

Winterizing your home

Fall is here, and while we’re lucky to enjoy mild temperatures in West Florida, the cool, crisp season can cause complications in your house or condo and rack up your utility bills. Winterizing your home can stop winter air from entering interior spaces, prevent system malfunctions, and protect you from unwanted critters. Here are some … Continue reading Winterizing your home

These are a few of my favorite things: 2021 holiday gift guide

As Andy Williams would sing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” With the holidays quickly approaching, the pressure for finding gifts for your loved ones is on! Have you made your list and checked it twice? If you need help finding locally made goodies and cool home gadgets to buy your loved ones … Continue reading These are a few of my favorite things: 2021 holiday gift guide

Trick or treat: home edition

Picture this: you’re ready to start looking for a new home, but you aren’t so sure what to look out for. Some listings may be tricky, while some are just treats!  When you step out into the housing market, you’re greeted with a lovely pair of rose-colored glasses that might make it harder for you … Continue reading Trick or treat: home edition

Protecting your smart home from hackers

We previously discussed how making your home “smarter” has its benefits and can even increase your home’s value. Smart home devices have kept us safe from intruders, become more energy efficient and have taken convenience to another level amid our busy lives. Though it may seem like some homes today look like a scene out … Continue reading Protecting your smart home from hackers

What’s new in SRQ? Fall 2021 Edition

It may be autumn in Sarasota, but the housing market is just as hot as ever! If you’re considering stepping into the market – whether that means selling your house or buying a new home or condo in the area – these stats from Florida REALTORS® and REALTOR Association of Sarasota and Manatee should give … Continue reading What’s new in SRQ? Fall 2021 Edition

Investment properties: Airbnb hosting vs. renting

Sarasota, Florida, has a lot to offer – fine dining options, an eclectic arts and culture scene and incomparable white sand beaches. So, it’s no question that SRQ is also a top destination for domestic and international travelers. If you have an investment property, you may be tempted to capitalize on the wanderlust life and … Continue reading Investment properties: Airbnb hosting vs. renting