Home Staging

When it comes time to sell, we all want the most money out of our house. And, there is no shortage of information – from real estate websites to HGTV to YouTube – on what, or what not, to do to “stage” your house. Ideas range from simply tidying up to full house makeovers with a dazzling design crew.

Staging is important and effective.  Research shows that by the time a buyer arrives at your front door almost 80% of their criteria is met. Research also shows that once a buyer enters your house, you can control over 70% of their first impressions, and that the most important impressions are actually the least expensive. In other words, staging doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time, work or money.

So how do you decide what to do? Where do you put your time and effort? The best designed plans for preparing a property for market are based on an assessment of the competition.

As a Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) I have taken a course by Martha Webb, the author of Dress Your House for Success, one of the first staging books.  I can help to assess the property and the competition, to design a plan that competitively positions a property in the market… from strategic pricing to low-cost, high-impact pre-market activities and how to apply staging concepts to internet marketing.

Choosing a CHMS agent can help your house outshine the competition.



Accredited Buyer’s Representative – ABR

Why Use an ABR®: REALTORS® Experienced in Buyer Representation ?

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (“REBAC”) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.

When you look for an ABR® before you look for a home, you’ll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests. And you’ll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer-representation services. Plus, a REALTOR® who has an ABR® Designation also has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers.



Million Dollar Club


Agents who sell over $3,000,000 worth of real estate in one year can become a member of the Million Dollar Club.  This is a designation that you must earn each year.




Member of the National Association of Realtors


The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1 million members involved in the residential and commercial real estate industries. With offices in Chicago, Ill., and Washington, DC, NAR is strategically poised to work on behalf of America’s property owners providing a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system, and the right to own, use, and transfer real property.