I am your advocate, trusted advisor, and skilled negotiator during the most stressful, exciting and vulnerable times of your life.
Why Hire Me as Your Agent
I will make commitments to you that I intend to exceed! You have a lot of agents to choose from, so why hire me? I am a highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated problem solver.
Real Estate gives me the opportunity to bring together years of experience in various disciplines for the purpose of supporting my clients while navigating through the real estate process. Anticipating my client’s needs and working hard to gain the best result is job #1!
I earned the designation of Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) so that I can be a better advocate and adviser to my clients.
I have earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation because I believe in bringing knowledge and expertise to working with people over the age of 55.
Honestly, I have never thought the words “senior citizen” to be a good description of this demographic.
“Retiree” is really not a great description either. That’s because some folks have traded in their dress shoes for golf shoes. Others wear work clothes so they can garden all day. They work hard at playing all day. So I would prefer to refer to this demographic as the “experienced citizens”.
Thankfully there are numerous options that had not existed until relatively recently. Experienced citizens have gotten savvy and have encouraged flexibility and creativity in services and activities that respond to their specific preferences and interests.
Frequently Asked Questions for Retirement Life
I am looking forward to working with you to find your next home and assisting you in selling your property with an eye to maximizing your bottom line!
Q: I would like to have my children involved in the process, but they live out of town. How is this going to work?
Most people prefer to have input from family members or trusted individuals during the transaction process. Given the many methods of communication available, your “person” can be totally engaged in the process. I look forward to providing information and keeping a good line of communication during and after the process.
Q: How do I know that I am getting the best price for my current home?
Valuation of homes responds to many external factors such as market conditions, neighborhood, schools, and amenities, etc…
The internal factors are those pertaining to your home specifically such as updates, age, condition, features, schools, and maintenance, etc…
Moreover, pricing also depends on your particular needs and time constraints.
I will work with you to understand your specific situation and to explain the process of establishing the selling price.
Q: We really haven’t done a lot of updating. Do we need to do this before we sell?
-That depends. You have to balance the cost of repair to an actual increase in the value of your property as well as other factors like an inconvenience, living in a home that is being renovated, expenses, etc..
Some buyers are more attracted to move-in ready homes while others would much prefer to add their own touches to the home.
We will discuss these issues as well as other options when we meet and walk through your home. Ultimately, you have to decide on the best option for you and your family.
Q: How soon will my house sell?
There are many factors that will affect time on the market. Market conditions, interest rates, price point as well as the condition of the property and related factors.
Our marketing efforts include multiple Listing Services (MLS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to major search engines such as Google, open house, etc…
My goal is to minimize days on the market while maximizing realized capital gains.
Q: I don’t like moving. What can I expect?
Moving is not fun for anyone. The upside is that your new home will provide you with options that suit you.
We also have access to packers and movers that will duplicate the location of furniture, decorations and kitchen items in their current position in your new home.
We will work with you to make the transition as transparent and uncomplicated as possible.
Have More Questions?
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