Jeff and the midnight chirp…

It’s happened to everyone. Daylight savings time started weeks ago and everyone said “you should change the smoke detector batteries.” The spend-thrift in me thought, “why would I recycle batteries that haven’t died yet?”  I’m on a budget and I never planted my battery tree. (I probably don’t have the right kind of soil anyway). So I stood
Build a new home

Building a New Home

  When setting out to build a new home, there were many things I wanted to incorporate because adding them later would come at a great expense.  I’ve been thinking lately about the things I love about our house and the things I wish were different.  We built our house in 2013 and were thrilled to
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“Do you work a lot in this area?”

This is a question we’re asked by many potential sellers with whom we meet. Although the question is a valid one, it should not be the deciding factor in which listing agent you choose. In fact, this answer should only account for a small percentage of an agent’s qualifications. Other important questions to ask are:

Ahhh….Spring?

Where has winter gone? Did it even hit this year? The good news may be that these 40-degree days are a great opportunity to get outside and wax up my cross-country skis. The bad news is: I don’t think I’ll be needing my cross-country skis this year. Warm weather aside, if you’re thinking about selling

We’re all crazy!

Okay, maybe that’s harsh. What I should have said was “Anyone who thinks they’ll need to move within 5 years but isn’t looking into it now is crazy,” but that was too long for a blog title. And I can’t claim innocence on this one. For the past few years, my husband and I have

I Will Sell This House Today!

[wpvideo TqvKxbFD] If the general population isn’t confused enough about exactly what Realtors® do when they list a property for sale, this gem of a clip from “American Beauty” is sure to be a nail in the proverbial coffin. I’m writing this entry to explain a bit about what we, as Realtors, do and don’t