A home is not a home because of its roof, its rooms or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.
I understand that buying and selling a home is not just about real estate, it’s about your life and your dreams.
Sometimes downsizing your home feels like giving up a dream, but I like to encourage people to find a new dream. I specialize in finding RightSized Homes to fit your new dreams. I make sure that I listen, and understand your needs and wants – then I go to work. That’s my value proposition, and when you interview a real estate agent to work with, make sure that they are adding expert value to your deal and that they know what it is.
Finding a home is a BIG DEAL. This is an investment of money, and in Santa Barbara a sizeable amount, but it’s also an investment on which your future hinges. Do you know what is your expectation for return on investment is? Has your agent shown you a forecast of how an area is predicted to appreciate?
How will you mindfully handle the transition? Any move is stressful, moving out of the area is doubly so and moving into a home that needs remodel work can be overwhelming. I help by establishing priorities and fears. Then we work on steps that can be handled to minimize the stress of all things coming in at once.
In this market, you need to be ready to buy, when the right house comes along, and that can feel like a ‘rush’ unless you are prepared. If you are thinking of moving or downsizing your home in the next twelve months, there is no time like the present to prepare.
“To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail,” as John Wooden said. I can take you from initial inquiry to the last box off the moving van. I’m there to ease the way, provide references and case histories that will ease your transition.
Know your assets. For instance, being qualified for a loan or being a cash buyer puts you ahead of others who may also write an offer on that great home. Cash is king and that, for some, this can be a unique value proposition. Time is an asset too, seriously. Let me help you use less of yours to track down the house you love. Time is money and money should be spent on someones’ time who adds value to what you need and any professional you work with should be able to tell you what their value proposition is.
As a professional Real Estate Broker, I can help you sell or purchase a home. I listen first, then go to bat for you to negotiate price and protect the legal aspects of your real estate deal. I know my role: I am your advocate, and I promise to work diligently to make your move a great one.