Clean House


I am often asked what helps a home sell. While beautiful interiors are important (such as shown in the above photo), nothing helps a home sell faster than cleanliness.

Sounds simple but it is true. A clean house = a sold house.

Buyers like to walk through a home and feel that it has been well-cared for and loved. When you pass the white glove test, the buyer will be impressed and will pay attention to your home.

There are other factors that affect sale, but…a spotless home is highly desired.

It is just that easy.

Homeownership Still Part of the American Dream


he National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report covers:

“…core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream…”

The current survey confirmed two long standing beliefs regarding homeownership:

1. Americans at every income level believe homeownership is part of the American Dream


2.)  Americans at every age believe that homeownership is a good financial decision


Bottom Line

Americans in all age groups and income levels believe in homeownership as a piece of their American Dream. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, CALL ME so I can help you determine if you are able to.

Living for the Now


There are so many little things that you can do to make someone’s day. And by doing that you can make that person feel a little less stressed, upset or simply get someone out of a bad mood. In turn it could mean that they would also spread a little bit of positivity to others. So, let’s get spreading that optimistic feeling!

  1. Do a good deed – Doing a good deed that would make someone’s day can trigger domino affect. Get your good deed check list when you subscribe!
  2. Share positive messages online – Whether it’s a video of cats, inspirational quotes or clips of people doing deeds for others, share it. It could make your followers think differently about the world.
  3. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while – Surprise that friend or family you haven’t chatted to for a long time. And make sure you phone them, not just text (lazy bones!)
  4. Smile at people – One thing I know people love is being given a smile. It’s something we don’t do nowadays but I think we should try a little more!
  5. Share the love – Give positive comments on social media. Too often nowadays hate has over thrown comments of positivity.
  6. Hug – Hugs make people feel loved, safe and wanted. I’m definitely a hugger!
  7. Be optimistic yourself – It’s easy to tell others to be optimistic but having a positive attitude yourself helps too.
  8. Play positive music – Uplifting songs naturally helps increase mood as well as productivity so why not put on some happy tunes when you’re next in the office!
  9. Make someone a cuppa – Tea is balm of the soul. A warm, caffeinated drink made out of the blue gives a feeling of comfort and sharing.
  10. Be there – Being there for someone in need of companionship is worth more than all the money in the world. Just listening to someone who feels alone or who needs to vent will increase their faith in others.

Just sharing a bit of positivity can help spread optimism. Start today!

Re-posted from Living For The Now Blog by Laura Saxby

Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!


If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!

Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale

The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of buyer interest, available listings that are move-in ready and in affordable price ranges remain hard to come by for many would-be buyers.” The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that there is currently a 5.1-month supply of homes for sale. This remains lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market and well below November 2014 numbers. The chart below details the year-over-year inventory shortages experienced in 2015.


Bottom Line

CALL me so that I can show you the supply conditions in Central Florida and assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing and able to buy now!

Front Door Fantasy


We are entering a new buying season and I just want to encourage you to consider some things when you are looking to sell your home for the highest price.

One surefire way to get interest and have buyers knocking on your front door is to have a BEAUTIFUL front door. It doesn’t have to be expensive…it could just be painted a color that “pops” and peaks the interest of the prospective new homeowner.

People are buying more than a home…they are buying a fantasy and your front door could be the thing that makes the difference.

Think color and you’ll see some green! Just do it.

Small Spaces


I love projecting future trends. This one isn’t too difficult to predict. People are going smaller. The Millennial generation is not enamored with great, big houses and desire a lifestyle that won’t leave them bankrupt.

I have downsized from a very large home to two smaller home, one as my permanent residence and one for vacation. If you put my two homes together you would have one big house. I love them both.

I find smaller homes are easier to tend and maintain. I also like the fact that you have to think of a purpose for every item of furniture, clothing and mementos. A place for everything and everything in its place.

Designer Gary McBournie says: “I prefer living in a small house. It just puts its arms around you and makes you feel at home.”

Go small and go home…





Merry Christmas


All my best wishes to you and your families for a happy and health Christmas! Thanks for being a part of my family too.

Merry Christmas!