Real Estate

Ok, Let’s Talk About This MARKET

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening. Welcome to the Spring 2021 Season! I've got lots of ideas for posts lately. But let's dive in, and take a look at the elephant in the room, and shed some light on the ever present question lately - what's up with this MARKET???? Lately, nearly every conversation about real estate is dominated by the shadow of the crushing lack of inventory,...

Light through the Dark, The Power of Good Things, and Being OK when Things are not OK

"What kind of title is that for a blog entry of a Realtor?" A relevant one, I would say, in more ways than you might think. Here we are, a year later, and we're still mired in the midst of this world pandemic. Overall, this past year is not one I would choose to repeat, for many reasons. However, I'm still here, and if you're reading this, you are too. While things have gotten pretty dark - the light, I...

Move-In Day

This is a very satisfying post to write. I love a project, and I've just wrapped up a BIG one, and a true labor of love. This is a follow-up post to my previous entry called "Keep it Moving". Serendipity is a lovely thing, and if you keep yourself open to chance happenings, good things tend to come. Thankfully, one sunny Sunday morning, I stood on my sidewalk, open to meeting some new friends. What came...

Non-transactional Transactions

... I started getting photos of new babies, and of kids growing up way too fast... of projects completed - or just commencing. I'm seeing garages turned into quarantine play spaces, and backyard sanctuaries. I'm seeing new paint colors, and fun furniture, and great art ...

Keep it Moving

After pulling myself out of the doldrums the other day, I took the last couple of days by the collar, and got to work. Yesterday was a full day of overseeing the packing of a home I'm selling, and as usual, getting busy was the best salve for me. As my dad (and St. Augustine) used to say - to work is to pray. I understand this in my bones, and my bones have been more than happy for the distraction.

Just Out of Reach

The COVID-19 Chapter, “At Home”: DAY 10&11 This day feels different. This is the first day, to me, since I began writing that feels like we're solidly in this. Maybe it's because I didn't write yesterday. Writing has been my way to think and talk about all this as though I'm looking at it from the outside. But I turned away for a second, and now that I'm back, I'm in it. I'm not dancing...

Virtual Reality, Coronavirus, and Real Estate

The COVID-19 Chapter, “At Home”: DAY 9 Waiting for the shoe to drop - and sending messages of support! Is shelter in place coming for Maryland? I'm letting clients know we care, and I'm enhancing my property listings with virtual staging by Monument Sotheby's International Real Estate. Which is actually quite fun. FIRST OF ALL A message from all of us at Monument Sotheby's International...

Chapters – Beginnings and Endings and In Between

We Have This Life As a realtor, I have a very particular viewpoint directly into the lives of many people, and many very different kinds of people - young adults, retirees, single people, married people, parent people, pet people, divorced people - ALL kinds of people. I love working with them, and figuring out what draws them toward a home to call their own. Clients I work with tend to find me at...

After the Fire

A Tale of Rebuilding On a summer's day in August of 2017, my friend Julie was spending the afternoon at a friend's home, relaxing in the pool with her 7 year old daughter, when she received a notification on her phone from her home security company. The fire department had been deployed to her Roland Park home.  Immediately she raced back to the house, to her horror, to find...

From Harp To Real Estate

There came a point when it became clear to me that new adventures were calling. The life of a performing musician can be a solitary one. There are countless hours spent alone, practicing and preparing. More and more, I yearned for more collaboration, and interaction with people. I knew I was ready for a change. As I saw fewer and less satisfying possibilities for myself as a harpist, I knew it was time to set my sights on a new endeavor. I started to consider the possibility of real estate.

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