Welcoming the Fall Season with Gratitude

After a busy first half of the year, August greeted me with a slightly more relaxed schedule, which was a blessing because I am gearing up for what I think will be a robust September.  Currently I have several buyers looking for homes and several homes getting prepped to hit the market.  As I review my business it feels good because it is balanced; there are qualified buyers in search of their next abode and lovely homes getting the final touches to impress their next stewards.  When I reflect on my book of business it is so much more than closed deals, it is about the people.  Every transaction has a personal story, a life change, a new adventure, and a new beginning.  I am so grateful that you share a piece of your life with me!

Last night I was invited over to my clients Lindsay, Kelly and Collins’s home for wine and cheese.  It has been less than two months since they closed escrow and they have already put their mark on their new space.  One of my recommended arborists came and sculpted the trees that were long overdue for pruning, the wood paneled walls (not the good kind) were removed and replaced with crisp Dove White paint, the light fixtures that were replaced with Rejuvenation lighting (I am able to pass along my trade discount for my clients!), the living room furniture was ordered and delivered, a once-dated fireplace was updated with a wall of white brick, the older Formica and wood bar was transformed with crisp subway tiles installed in a herringbone design, and the bar sink was capped with Carrera marble!  After a tour of their home I was handed a chilled glass of rosé and a cheese platter was served.  It was so nice to relax and learn more about my clients.  After what felt like a brief visit, but was actually 4 hours, I drove home and was filled with gratitude to have people come into my life and stay.

 Why do I share my personal tidbits with you?  Because you share your hopes, dreams and fears with me.  This fall season’s big news is my beloved assistant Kelly is getting married!  I am very excited for her as she marries the love of her life.  My youngest, my son Miles, just started his senior year of high school.  He is a team captain on his football team so on game days I will be screaming for the Saint Mary's Panthers!

My son is #17 Photo credit: James Jackson

My son is #17 Photo credit: James Jackson

This month marks my 12th year in business and I want to thank you, my husband, daughter, son, Kelly and the entire Red Oak staff for the ride!

Happy fall season!