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SOUTH COUNTY LIFE

Here you can find my personal experiences, lifestyle, activities, and favorite spots   living here in South County! I’ll provide lots of suggestions for groups to join, places to shop, products to buy, and places I love! Take a read and feel free to reach out with places that you love to go here in town and I’ll be sure to include them in future posts! I love the sense of community here and want this to be a place to share everyone’s experiences here!

Choosing Your Realtor

Choose Wisely It may seem like a waste of time to interview several Realtors. It will help you in the long run, trust me. Choosing your Realtor is like interviewing a nanny for your child; you want to make sure that they are looking out for your best interests, your values align & they understand your schedule. While everyone “knows” a Realtor, you want …

Fall Cleaning Checklist

As we approach colder, wetter weather, it’s important to prepare your home in a few key ways. This list isn’t just for home owners who may want to sell come spring, it’s for all of us! The best way to maintain your home’s value is to stay on top of the small things & give your home some TLC every fall. Let this fall …

Accuracy of Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ �...

Breakdown of the Accuracy of Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ You have the initial thought to sell your home. The first thing you do is go to Zillow.com & research recently sold homes near you & what you see your ‘Zestimate’ of your home’s value. While the number seems appealing & accurate based on your research, here’s why the accuracy of Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ may not be the …

Aspects in Preparing to Buy a Home

The Big Three: Preparing to Buy a Home One of the hardest things for me to do, as a Realtor, is see how devastated clients get when they realize they aren’t ready to buy a home. Whether it’s credit, savings or employment, all three have to meet certain criteria. That’s why it’s so important to be thinking about preparing to buy a home! Let’s …

Becoming a Homeowner vs. Planning your Wedding

The savvy way to have your wedding help pay for you to become a homeowner! Most 20 to 30-somethings seem to have to make the hefty choice between becoming a homeowner & planning a wedding. Both are large purchases, seem to happen around each other, & are sometimes sacrificed for each other – and it doesn’t have to be this way! Although Morgan & …

Top 5 Questions I Get Asked By Buyer Clients

“How Do I Know When I’m Ready to Buy a Home?” For us, we were living in a small apartment, paying someone else’s mortgage and we both had 2 consistent jobs. We knew we wanted to have a yard and a dog (obviously very important :), so that’s how we started our interest & search. I feel that there are 3 check boxes, if …

Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

With the spring market ramping up & this seller’s market not budging, I’m watching a lot of my clients become frustrated after seeing the amount of buyers that they’re competing against. While I can’t wipe out the pool of buyers that they’re competing with, I can prepare them with the best knowledge of what the market is doing & be their voice of reason …

Buying High? Why Not Buy to Invest?

Hi Everyone! Happy March! I CANNOT believe that this crazy world and market has been going on for an entire year!! Over the past month, I’ve heard a lot of buyers, and potential buyers, complaining about how high prices are in the real estate market, especially here in South County. Whether they are worried that they are going to be forced to buy high …

How To Make Your Offer Irresistible to Sellers!

Hi Guys! With the real estate market being as crazy as it is right now, it may seem too intimidating to even dip your toes in! “Why should I get pre-approved when there is such low inventory and so many buyers like me?”  “How will my offer stand out from so many other offers?”  “Won’t I just get beat out every time by cash …

Are You Ready for the Spring Market?

Everyone knows that the most popular time of year to sell, and buy, is the spring time in New England. Why? There are fewer holidays, it’s temperate to move (you’re not dripping in sweat in the August heat or freezing your butt off in January), and the school year is winding down if you have kiddos! There are lots of benefits of moving in …

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