About Me

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Fleming Island, FL, United States
My beginnings were humble which makes the end of the story that much better. It doesn't matter where you came from it only matter that you have a plan for where you're going. Don't worry about what anyone else says believe in yourself, I did. We moved to Jacksonville from Upstate New York several years ago. Shortly after arriving my husband and I decided that I would give real estate a shot. While my husband positioned himself to be my biggest fan I set out to see what real estate was all about! It's been a wild ride. From the very first year I was blessed to be a top producer for my company Vanguard Realty. What did I learn? That old fashioned hard work, networking with fellow professionals and most importantly remembering that if my customers had a remarkable experience they’d refer me to friends and family is what makes a real estate professional successful.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Do I need to Stage my Home?

My agent said I needed to stage my home. I still need to live here. What really is necessary when selling a house?

You used the words house and home. We’ll get back to those. First let me pose a question. When you go to sell or trade a car what’s the 1st thing you do? Detail it, right? You get that car shining from the inside out, all the clutter gone and smelling good. Why? Because you want top dollar.

Now, lets go back to home and house. We are taking your home and turning it into a house that is available to every qualified buyer in the market place. Very different than being a home you live in. I would also bet that it’s worth more than your car. Would you not then give it the same spit shine, de-clutter, smell great treatment you would a car? You decide.