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The New Buying Process

A few of you may be wondering how the real estate climate is during these challenging and ever-changing times… Are people still selling? Are people still buying? How are we making ‘finding your place in the world’ still possible during quarantine? Below is a brief outline of what the buying process looks like these days! Feel free to give me a call or email me if you have any additional questions. As...

Real Estate and Romance Have a Lot in Common

Several years ago when I became single again, I began to feel like one of my listings: On the market and in need of some updating! Sure, I could get away with a little “virtual staging” in the world of online dating, but I knew that would not suffice. I was ready for a new wardrobe, new haircut and color, tougher workouts, a bit of Botox, and a relationship coach. Perhaps because of my 20+ year career...

Finding the Silver Lining: Self-Isolating with My Remy

I get up at 6:30 am every day, and there’s Remy, by my side. As he turns over for a belly rub, I spend the next 15 minutes thinking about what I am grateful for and saying prayers for the people in my life and the world. Most days, we’re promptly out of bed by 7:00 am and to head out for our walk. On a recent morning, I overslept by 30 minutes. Remy didn’t pester me about it. He was letting me know...

Women Are Buying More Homes

What a new report from Compass and Better.Com Reveals Homeownership is increasingly female, says a new joint report from real estate technology companies Better.com and Compass. The data suggests women are buying more homes and benefiting from a more digitized experience to meet their real estate goals. Here’s my top-line summary of the full report, “Homeown(H)er: How Technology is Reshaping How Women...

Keep Your 2020 Goals Alive

Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague of mine, Ben Stein, the founder of Purpose UP. He and I talked about an important activity for entrepreneurs: effectively shifting our mindset to propel our professional and personal lives forward. Ben told me about a talk given by Randy Garn, a serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Harvard...

Introducing Collection-Suites Miami

I’m excited to share with you a ground-breaking development for today’s collectors: A 21st-century man cave/she shed offering you a large, secure, off-site storage space. It also doubles as your private entertainment lounge. Welcome to the new world of Collection-Suites Miami, the ideal place for your treasured collection to call home.   Collect & entertain in the same space Imagine having a...

Now Available! Compass Bridge Loans

Now available! Compass Bridge Loan Services, a simple solution to bridge the gap between the home you have and the home you want with no out-of-pocket costs. This innovative service eases the burden of selling your current home too fast just to have the capital you need to buy the one waiting for you. A common dilemma with an innovative solution With Compass Bridge Loan Services, we can offer a...

End 2019 on a Strong Note

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”–F. Scott Fitzgerald Yes, this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald feels right. I like seeing the fall season as an opportunity for new beginnings. We tend to see the time immediately after Labor Day as an extended summer vacation. We hang on to relaxation mode for as long as we can. But now as we roll into October, we’ve reached that sweet spot to...

Life Balance

I’m a fan of the monthly e-news I receive from my alma mater, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. One of this month’s featured pieces struck me. An article, “Adopt These 12 Habits for a Better Work-Life Balance” by Sujan Patel, clarifies two often-overlooked details in the quest for work/life balance. First, the search for balance is a personal journey, and that balance will come by way...

Miami Spice

Foodies like me look forward to this time of year when we celebrate Miami Spice a.k.a. two months to explore Miami’s restaurant culture. Happening now through September 30, this is your unique chance to satisfy your inner epi-curious restaurateur by trying the dishes at new and new-to-you places all at bargain lunch and dinner prices. Over 200 restaurants that encompass an entire spectrum of cuisines are...