Creating a Flawless First Impression – Preparing a Successful Listing

Creating a Flawless First Impression Whether the condition of your home is exactly as you’ve been living in it, vacant, or anything in between, it is important to stop thinking of your home as “your home”, when preparing to list. As difficult as it might be to do, it is important to create a space […]

Going Home – Reckoning with the Past, and the Spaces that Define Us

Spaces It’s that time of year. It’s the time of year when nostalgia inevitably gets the best of me. The Thanksgivings and Christmases of years past swirl around me, with memories and visions of family and friends – music playing, feasts set on festive tables, with candles, and holiday decorations everywhere you look. The smell […]

A Little FAQ with Julia

People ask me a lot of questions. I think part of being a Realtor is being a source of information for all kinds of people regarding all kinds of topics. I’m always honored when people turn to me, when they need assistance or help with the homebuying or selling process, and even further into the […]

At Home, Underneath the Stars

I have recently retuned from an epic vacation with my family. We traveled to California. This was our first post-COVID shutdown trip, and we decided to be ambitious, and go for it! It was amazing. We set up home base in Oceanside, near San Diego, and ventured out from there. We slept in beds in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]