1st Time Home Buyers
There’s a first time for everything and home buying should be an exciting time, not one full of stress. I remember my husband and I buying our first home in the Seattle area. We needed help with the down payment from my Dad, had to lay down the sod in the backyard ourselves (since we had no extra money, we put that on the credit card!) had sparse furnishings and not all the windows had blinds in the beginning! Trust me, if we could do it, anyone can. Look at me now… a Realtor and a real estate investor. I’ll guide you through the process. I can refer lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors, title companies, attorneys, and just about any vendor you can think of having to do with real estate. We Realtors are a well-connected group of people and our aim is to make the home buying or selling process seamless for you.
Are you from another country and have heard wonderful things about Florida? They’re all true! It’s even better than you think. One of my specialties is helping international buyers understand the differences here in the states. We are licensed, extensively trained and regulated with all aspects of buying and selling Florida real estate, write contracts and offer skilled negotiations, we can refer you to immigration attorneys and international tax attorneys, help you find the best exchange rates, and introduce you to the “salty” Florida lifestyle. One third of Sarasota & Manatee counties residents are from other countries, so be comfortable knowing you are welcome here and will find it culturally diverse, warm and inviting. I was travel agent many years ago and also traveled a lot with my family since then Who knows? I might have visited and enjoyed your country and then we’ll have a lot to talk about!
Are you relocating from another state or part of Florida or “snowbirding” for a few months out of the year? My parents were snowbirders for 25 years and my husband and I moved here from New England after living in Seattle for a few years. I can empathise with you and help you coordinate moving related activities. Maybe having a boat dock in your backyard has been a life-long desire? I am a boater and I'll navigate some tricky waters with you and show homes or sites from land & sea. Do you want a fairway view off your lanai? I can hook or slice my way around any course.
What's the biggest plus of working with me? I love the Florida lifestyle. Trust me, it's even better than you think.