After growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta and earning a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2009 to work as a newspaper reporter. My husband and I recently completed a two-year overseas tour with the State Department. We currently live in Reston, where we purchased our first home in 2014.
I help clients in their search for real estate in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. in any price range, from condos to townhouses and single family homes. I serve as an advocate, trusted advisor and master negotiator for my clients. My goal is to assist you in the sale, purchase, rental or lease of your home with the utmost honesty, integrity and enthusiasm, while making the entire process as stress-free as possible. In particular, I specialize in helping renters moving to the metro D.C. area for their jobs, government employees, first-time homebuyers and foreign service officers who are looking to buy and then rent out their property when they return overseas.
I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS (NVAR) and the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS (GCAAR). I hold a REALTOR designation, which means I am held to the professional standards of the above associations and their codes of ethics.
Outside of work, I am a new mom to our son Noah, and our family enjoys playing with our 6-year-old Sheltie named Lily and traveling. I am also a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and serve on the Young Professionals committee.
We’ve been fortunate to have a very healthy real estate market in the metro Washington D.C. area for several years, and as we head into the fall market, that’s still the case.
Last month, we looked at some of the hottest areas in the region, with absorptions rates over 60% – what we call an extreme seller’s market. This month, we’re looking at the other end of the spectrum, where there is plenty of available inventory but less contract activity – those areas and price ranges where the absorption rate is 15% or lower, a buyer’s market.
Generally, that characterizes the market for homes priced more than $1M – to be sure, there are some luxury markets that are hotter than others, but we’re focusing today on homes priced less than $1M because that’s the heart of the market.
We’ve gathered all the reports with predictions and analyses about the location of Amazon’s HQ2, which is slated to bring 50,000 white collar jobs and $5B in investments. Where do you think the giant will land?
You’re looking to sell your home and move on to the next place. You hear it’s a seller’s market, given the low inventory. What can you do to ensure it sells quickly? It’s actually quite simple: How a property looks, where it’s located and it’s price will determine its salability. A property must meet all three criteria to sell; if one of the three is off, it will not sell. That’s it.
Before you spend thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on “fixing” a wet basement, be sure you are not inviting water in! Follow these surprisingly easy steps to keep water from your roof and grounds from entering your house.
Most of our Home Inspectors say 95% of wet basement issues are fixable outdoors for just a few hundred dollars. They say there are 3 easy steps:
We know all real estate is local, and market conditions vary widely from community to community. We have taken a comprehensive look at the dynamics throughout the metro area (Alexandria; Arlington County & Falls Church City; Northern Virginia; Loudoun, Fauquier & Prince William counties; Washington, D.C.; and Suburban Maryland) for the first half of 2018 with a level of detail you won’t find anywhere else.