Buy/Sell

Having been selling real estate for over 11 years in the Peoria Region, I bring unrivaled expertise and a unique and winning strategy to sell your home. Let me put my experience to work for you! My passion is connecting home and community. I am proud to have been born and raised in Peoria and look forward to sharing my passion for the area with you. Whether buying or selling, my goal is to make this a seamless and stress-free process.

Buying

Moving to a new community and finding a new home can be an overwhelming experience. My goal is to ensure that you have all of the referrals and support you would need during this transition.

My priority is to treat you with respect and to partner with you in finding the right home for your family based on your needs and criteria. I genuinely care about you and your needs as you take these next steps.

The first step is to identify your needs with your move. I will research available homes on the market using your criteria and match the best options worth viewing. Some available homes are not listed online. I have
many connections that keep me informed when new and exclusive homes come available. If any of these homes fit your needs I will include them as available options. Additionally I can advise you on what to offer after considering area comparisons and inquiring the motivation of the seller.

I look forward to helping you find the home you are looking for. I am honored to be working for you and helping you begin to create new memories!

Selling

Getting ready to sell your house? Selling a home entails a whole lot more than putting a “For Sale” sign in your yard or uploading a few pictures.

So before you put your house on the market, use this checklist of things you must do in preparation. Some of these tips are surprisingly easy, while others might require a bit more work.

CURB APPEAL
You want to make sure a buyers’ first impression of your home is a good one—and inspires them to stop by the open house or schedule a tour—so they can see more. By investing some effort in easy fixes, like planting colorful flowers or repainting your front door, the outside of your house can invite prospective buyers to come on in.

DECLUTTER
Less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show. Do a clean up of counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle the spaces behind closed doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards. If your home is overflowing with stuff, buyers might worry that the house won’t have space for their own belongings.

DEPERSONALIZE
Remove any distractions so buyers can visualize themselves and their family living in your home. You should remove personal items and family photos, as well as bold artwork and furniture that might make the home less appealing to the general public.

REPAINT
You might love that orange accent wall, but if it’s your potential buyer’s least favorite color, that could be a turnoff. Lighter, neutral colors allow buyers to picture themselves in your home.

TOUCH UP
Pay attention to scrubbing and touching up baseboards, walls, and doors to make your home sparkle and look cared-for. When buyers walk into an open house, or go on a home tour, they want to fall in love with the house, not add a bunch of small repairs to their to-do list.

ADD PLANTS
Remember that green is good: plants create a bright and welcoming environment. Consider a bouquet of flowers or bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter or dining table. Some plants and natural elements will impress buyers by bringing some extra color and life to your decor.

CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
Foul odors, even slight ones, can be a deal breaker, and the problem is that you might not even notice them. Once you’re done cleaning your house, clean some more. Even if you’re not worried about what buyers will think of your home’s scent, you want your property to look spotless.

SOURCE: https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-selling-checklist-things-to-do-before-selling/

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Connecting home and community

Finding you the perfect home and aspiring to be 100% referral based is my goal. I love introducing people to the Peoria community and everything it has to offer. I look forward to helping you with your real estate needs in Peoria!