Realtor, M.S., *ABR,*MRP,*CIPS
Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Property Management
Buying or Selling a home is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life. In helping you make this decision, I will go the extra mile for you in looking for the best deals and the best properties. I like to say that 100% effort is not enough - I will go 110% for you.
I am trained as a banking and financial management professional and can help you get the best price and best financing available in buying or selling a home. I have lived in Northern Virginia area for many years and I am knowledgable about the local market.
When you select me to help you buy or sell real estate, you will find a thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable realtor dedicated to your needs. I will focus on what you need, not what other realtors think you should want. If you need any help with real estate, or just want to browse or talk about what's involved in buying or selling a property, please contact me and receive my warm and competent advice and service.
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
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Here's how to qualify for a mortgage while juggling college debt.
realtor.com Many college graduates hoping to buy a home wonder how to get a mortgage with student loan debt. Is it possible when you're paying back college tuition?
Here's how to create that "wow" factor when buyers step into your home.
rd.com Here are the first 10 changes a professional home stager would make in your house
Here's how to organize a high traffic area of your home. Get in touch if you need help!
realtor.com Don't throw your coats and bags on the same hanger and call it a day. Make sure your entryway lives up to its full potential with these mudroom ideas.
Historic homes are charming, but the restoration process can be demanding. Here's what you need to know.
dreamcasa.org Vintage Homes: Tips on Restoring Historic Properties Everyone loves seeing a vintage home. Their ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and sentiment is a kind of charm that modern place can’t reproduce. Of course, there’s a difference between an attractive vintage home and one that’s run-down and ug...
A recent survey found that dogs ranked among the top three motivators for first-time home purchases.
nbcnews.com A recent survey found that 33 percent of millennial home buyers decided to buy a house because of their dog, outranking marriage and kids as an incentive.
A growing number of buyers are starting to place a high value on how well a home can serve and entertain family and friends.
washingtonpost.com Backyard kitchens and movie areas are becoming popular options.
Here's what you should consider when shopping for a second home. Reach out if you need assistance!
architecturaldigest.com Two real-estate agents reveal how to find the getaway of your dreams
Talk to a lender before you start shopping for a home so you can get a sense of your purchasing power.
realtor.com What is the first step in buying a home? Long before you peruse listings or check out open houses, you should talk to a lender about getting a mortgage.
Cut back on home expenses and energy usage at the same time by following these tips:
dreamcasa.org Spending Too Much On Energy? A Guide to Energy Efficient Lighting Climate change is the leading threat to our future and more specifically, the future of our children. This reality thrusts many different pressures on us to reduce our carbon footprint. This can be difficult; we have become accustomed...
Are you interested in flipping homes? Here's a breakdown of the process.
dreamcasa.org The ABC’s Of House Flipping While house flipping can be very lucrative, you can lose everything with one bad decision. It’s important to approach this profession with caution and educate yourself as much as possible. Before you even dream of entering this field, you have to be great with your hands…
Happy Friday! Here are some weekend projects to boost your home's value.
coastalliving.com Small fixes make a big impact. Before putting your home on the market, check out these easy DIY projects.
Save on your utility bill and keep your home cool this summer with these heat hacks.
foxnews.com When the mercury rises, homes without air conditioning can get stuffy and uncomfortable, making it difficult to relax, eat or sleep. Try these heat hacks to stay cool and calm all summer long.
Holding a successful open house starts with the images you upload. Get in touch if you need help!
dreamcasa.org A successful home sale starts with the images you upload online. Here's how to take professional listing pictures to attract the most potential home buyers.
There's a lot of factors to consider when hiring a roofer, including cost, materials, and length of time. Learn more here!
washingtonpost.com Avoid contractors that require a large upfront payment and get a 10-year warranty if you can.
Mold can cause allergies, infections, and upper respiratory issues. Here's how to keep your family safe!
dreamcasa.org Mould is a primary concern for many homeowners. Follow these steps to mitigate any property damage, and protect the health of you and your loved ones.
Worried about mortgage approval? Here's why you shouldn't fret.
latimes.com What does it take to get approved for a mortgage to buy a house?
Here's how you can receive a profitable ROI from home staging:
dreamcasa.org Staging your home can gain you more money in the selling process. Here are 3 simple steps to give you perspective on what to expect in terms of costs.
Want to increase your curb appeal? Check out different colors to paint your front door.
dreamcasa.org There are several different ways you can increase the curb appeal of your home,and the most interesting example would have to be your door color.
Save your home from termites with these eco-friendly solutions.
dreamcasa.org Termites can do permanent damage to your home, so it is not to be trifled with. Here are 3 eco-friendly ways for removing termites from your home.
Save money in the long run by getting a project done right the first time. Here are 12 projects you shouldn't DIY.
rd.com We're all for rolling up our sleeves and saving money. But DIY home improvement projects can go really wrong—contractors tell us which projects to avoid.
Save money on utilities + secure your home with these advanced smart-home features.
washingtonpost.com Among the changes are new solar panels that look like regular shingles. They will eliminate the need to buy separate glass panels.
Follow these tips to turn your backyard into a tropical oasis.
dreamcasa.org Turn your backyard into an Island getaway with these simple ideas and enjoy every day to its fullest in your own personal escape.
Ready to take on a second home? Get in touch today if you need help!
dreamcasa.org Buying a second home can be more expensive than buying your first home. Here are three important factors to consider before you make a decision.
Don't like bugs too much? Then you'll love to have these plants in your garden:
usatoday.com You can plant herbs and flowers to repel bugs, including mosquitoes, and help keep the Zika virus at bay.
Countertop materials matter. Here's a handy list that can help you decide if you're planning to re-do your kitchen. Like and share this page for more tips like this.
dreamcasa.org You don't have to remodel your entire kitchen to make it feel fresh. Change up your counter top to add some excitement into your kitchen.
Follow this list to prep your home for buyers + create a positive touring experience.
washingtonpost.com Properties that show the best sell the quickest and for the highest price. Therefore, getting your home into the best possible show condition is in the best interest of sellers.
Buying a home with a spare bedroom is perfect for when guests stay over. Here's what you should include!
dreamcasa.org While many guests are just fine with a bed to sleep in, it's a nice gesture doing a little bit more to make sure their stay at your place is great.
Learn how to get approved for a home loan without a full-time job. Reach out if you have questions!
usatoday.com No W-2s and an uncertain wage future from working in gig economy can make getting a mortgage tough. Here are 6 tips to help prep for a loan application.
Want to spruce up your home for buyers? Try adding jewel tones for a luxurious look.
dreamcasa.org The world is mesmerized by the gem-inspired interior design trend. Here are some tips for when you're ready to give your own place a jewel tone makeover.
How would you like to test out furniture before you bring it home? Apple + Ikea are launching an app for that!
businessinsider.com "This will be the first augmented reality app that will enable you to make buying decisions.”
It's almost Independence Day! Here are three classic ways to celebrate.
dreamcasa.org Happy 4th of July fellow Americans! Are you looking for ideas to celebrate the summer holiday? Here are three activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own backyard. Red, White, and Blue Treats: Nothing screams festive more than themed food! Check out a variety of easy, colorful treats you c...
Home renovations are exciting, but it's crucial to pick the right person for the job! Get in touch if you have questions.
dreamcasa.org Following these 5 tips will help ensure a positive, stress-free experience to find the perfect contractor for your home renovation.
Save yourself a headache and discuss these common issues with your partner before looking for a home.
businessinsider.com A survey finds the majority of couples buying a home said they disagreed at least occasionally during their search for a new place.
Use elements of minimalism throughout your home to get it ready for buyers.
dreamcasa.org Minimalism can make each room look more spacious and inviting by drawing attention to only a few detailed components. Here are four principles to consider.
Looking to buy a home? Take advantage of the current mortgage rates!
nerdwallet.com Mortgage rates today for 30- and 15-year fixed loans moved lower, while 5/1 ARMs were unchanged, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders Monday morning.…
Learn how to keep your home damage free when unpredictable storms arise.
dreamcasa.org Since water damage is one of the top causes of home insurance losses today, here's a few tips to help you keep your home safe and dry.
The more appealing you make your home for buyers, the easier it will be to sell.
popsugar.com Jessie and Tina Rodriguez, the stars of HGTV's hit show Vintage Flip, mayspecialize in old homes, but they know exactly what the hottest new design trends are.
Owning a pool can bring joy to your home + create sweet memories, but be aware of the financial costs.
dreamcasa.org If you're considering buying a swimming pool, make sure you know what you're getting into financially. Here are a few aspects to consider.
Want to improve your financial well-being? These mortgage tricks can help! Get in touch today if you have questions.
usatoday.com If you're looking to save money on your mortgage payments, you can't afford to ignore these tips.
Upgrade your kitchen and make a lasting impression on buyers with these designer details!
forbes.com A kitchen designer points out the surprising details that can make a difference
Smaller home renovations will produce a higher return on investment. Get in touch today if you have questions!
dreamcasa.org This breakdown of the most popular home additions along with costs and payoff can give you some insight to the most cost-effective additions to your home.
Take control of your yard and improve your curb appeal by following these garden protection tips.
dreamcasa.org Whether it's insects you are at war with or dealing with bigger pests, there are a few great ways to protect your garden.
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