Amy is amazing – she took the time to get to know us and understand our priorities, and we knew we could count on her to provide us with experienced “real world” feedback on the properties we viewed. Her goal was to find us our dream home–and she did! We can’t recommend her enough.
Covid-19 Mortgage and Rent Relief is Vital
Is a 90-day suspension of mortgage and rent payments even possible? If we can quarantine an entire country under “Shelter in Place” orders, we can certainly figure out how to save our shelters. Can you imagine how it would it change our ability to weather this pandemic financially and mentally if we knew we did […]
10 Things To Do in Lockport Illinois Before the Summer Ends!
Kids are back to school and summer in Lockport Illinois is winding down, but it’s not over yet! There’s still time to enjoy summer in Lockport before it officially ends. We’ve rounded up some fun to soak up the last of summer. Tell me a story! Attend Art Inspired Live Lit. Occurs on the first […]
11 Homes with Summer Vibes in Lockport, Illinois
Summer isn’t over yet and these Lockport beauties are soaking up every second of it and put the appeal of our community on display. Covered entry and comfy chairs. This covered entry with its comfy chairs looks like the perfect spot for a morning coffee talk made for two. I’ll take mine with cream and […]
“Go, Introduce Yourself.”
It was 16 years ago, my husband Dave and I on the train downtown. Dave headed downtown for some meeting and me headed to my first day of training at Baird and Warner. I had passed my real estate exam and was headed to training to learn how to be an actual real estate agent. […]
Marketing…Put Your Best Real Forward
No house, no real estate agent is going to be the right house or right agent for everyone. But every house, every real estate agent can be the right one for someone. They just have to get their stories straight and keep their promises…and how to do it?
Put your best real forward.
The Home Seller’s Lament
Keep the house neat, make all the beds.” “Wipe counters, sweep floors.” That’s what my real estate agent says. I do as I’m told, the house is show ready. My phone keeps ringing, the showings are steady. I’ve scrubbed and washed, You could eat off the floor. I know the latch on […]
First Impression “The term applied to the initial impression we have of another person when we meet for the first time. It contains positive and negative impressions and a sense of physical and psychological features.” Psychology Dictionary It was a cold but sunny winter Sunday. I had an open house at my super impressive […]
How Do I Get Top Dollar For My Home?
I once had a very experienced appraiser tell me five to ten percent of the value of a house is intangible and attributable only to the subjective feeling and opinion of the buyer who wants it. Ninety percent of the value is determined by facts and up to ten percent determined by feeling.
When you are selling your home and want to maximize the sales price it’s critical to focus on, plan and prepare your home for the buyer that wants it. Because it is their opinion, their feeling when they walk in the door that accounts for a five to ten percent portion of the value of a home. Think feeling for dollars!
2017 in Review
I like being a real estate agent. I like the work. And it’s nice to like your job…it makes the whole idea of working more pleasurable. Earning a living doing something you enjoy so you can do your life…it’s a good thing. But it’s not the best thing… The best thing is moments. Those moments […]