Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2020 International Sterling Club Award recipient...

I opened up my email to be greeted by this...

Week made!  What an incredible honor.  2020 was a fantastic year for me professionally.  What makes me most proud, however?   I safely helped people chase their happy and transition into a more suitable home amidst a horribly challenging global health crisis.  My clients and I were creative and remained 100% dedicated to every single safety precaution made available to us this year.  As a result, we made things happen while protecting ourselves and our families.  For that, I am most proud of my work in 2020.

It was worth the virtual meetings, double masking, Costco-sized bins of Clorox, virtual inspection review, antibacterial gel overload, air hugs, and outdoor parking lot closings.  Covid-19 safety has been at the top of my priority list since day one and will continue to be until normalcy returns.

I am grateful and blessed to have a wonderfully supportive and like-minded network of folks around me.  They support my business in so many ways and in return... I strive to make the experience as enjoyable and seamless, as possible.  Their trust and loyalty is beyond humbling and appreciated.  I thank my lucky stars every single day for their business, friendship, and thoughtful referrals.

Huge honor from Ryan Gorman, great week.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Under Contract: 5033 Adkins Avenue in South City

Happy Weekend came in the form of my Buyers contracting this adorable 1916 historic brick bungalow in the vibrant Bevo Neighborhood.  They competed against 8 other contracts and won with carefully strategized terms!  YES.

Historic charm with every modern amenity makes this the perfect starter home.  A warm congrats to J and A for ending the cycle of renting with this beauty.  A gorgeous home, a wonderful couple, the perfect match!🍾🏑

If you are contemplating a 2021 move, the time to start strategizing is NOW, friends.  Need advice or someone to bounce ideas off of?  Curious about what your house is worth?  Need more space or a home office or more room for at-home-learning?  Seeking a quiet weekend retreat outside of the city?  I can help, let's connect!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Hubba hubba, hello gorgeous stained glass!

Nothing says “Wakey, wakey rise and shine” like...  
...morning light filtered through a breathtaking 1925 stained glass window in pristine condition. 
 Now that is my type of headboard!

Friday, February 5, 2021

CLOSED: 4916 Delor in South City

Hey hey, hello Friday...

Lovely Delor, a handsome 1921 South City brick bungalow, closed escrow yesterday afternoon!  I am incredibly excited for my first-time Home Buyer clients, J and E.  Not only is their new home dreamy, but their mortgage payment is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the rent they have been paying.  Monthly savings while building an equity nest egg... that is what ownership is all about!

One of the most coveted aspects of my job is working with first time home buyers as I really see it as an incredible teaching opportunity.  These two?  Total pros and an absolute PLEASURE from day one.  Congrats Team Delor and a special thank you to my sweet friend A for her thoughtful referral.  I feel so blessed to have these folks in my life!

Well friends, what can I say?  2021 has started off with a bang!  Rates are still incredibly low, the tight inventory market remains swift, and the St. Louis real estate industry pushed right through the holidays without pause.  

I have a feeling that this year is going to break records!

If you are contemplating a 2021 move, the time to start strategizing is NOW, friends.  Need advice or someone to bounce ideas off of?  Curious about what your house is worth?  Need more space or a home office or more room for at-home-learning?  Seeking a quiet weekend retreat outside of the city?  I can help, let's connect!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Historic Eye Candy in South City...

Whether it is your personal preference or not, one must appreciate a perfectly maintained 1911 powder room with all of the original architectural goodies in pristine condition. 110 years old never looked so good.✨❤️

Saturday, January 30, 2021

My 11th St. Louis Magazine Five-Star Award!

How exciting! Word just came in that for the 11th time in my 20-year career, I will be featured in the April edition of St. Louis Magazine...

... as one of the year's top St. Louis Realtors in Customer Satisfaction surveys and reviews. As the Five Star Award is given to less than 4% of the area's Realtors each year, it is a tremendous honor to be recognized. 

A very humble and sincere thank you to my beloved clients and friends for your continued business, referrals, and positive survey reviews!  My real estate business is truly based upon the faith that others put in me.  Your trust and support means absolutely everything to me.  

THANK YOU, sweet friends!πŸ’›

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Snow Day in the Lou!

Thomas Wentworth Higginson said... 

"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, 
if there were no Winter in our year!"
Stay warm and enjoy your first real snow day, St. Louis! Hold in your heart that the first day of Spring is a mere 52 days away!🌷

Friday, January 22, 2021

New Client Recommendation on LinkedIn

The kindest thing that a past client can do for a Realtor? Write an honest online recommendation. This one was the perfect final to 2020... 

Heartwarming. Thank you so much for your friendship and kind words, Nicole!  Your sale was truly one of the highlights of my 2020, as time with you (and A) was a pleasure from moment one. St. Louis is incredibly lucky to have you back as you are a true gem.  

Thank you for your trust and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and thorough recommendation. It means the world to me.πŸ’›

See my other professional recommendations HERE on my LinkedIn profile.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A peek at gorgeous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...

A little "Old house love" post seemed appropriate on Inauguration Day! Here is the scoop on gorgeous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, accompanying the oldest known photo of The White House from 1846... 

Our first president, George Washington, selected the site for the neoclassical White House in 1791. The cornerstone was laid in 1792. It took eight years to build at a cost of $232,372. During the War of 1812, the residence was set on fire and was reconstructed in 1814. 

John Adams was the first president to reside there and every president since has lived in the White House. Theodore Roosevelt officially named the White House in 1901. The house was originally white in color thanks to a lime-based wash to protect the porous stone. Teddy Roosevelt was also the president to install electricity. 

Two presidents and 3 first ladies have passed away in the house. 

The White House is divided into 3 sections: the East Wing, the West Wing, and the residence. There are 55k sqft, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 8 staircases, 28 fireplaces, and 6 levels total in the residence.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Monday, January 11, 2021

A peek at my morning in the Shaw Neighborhood...

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, 
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” 

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross