The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
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Not every day is picture perfect. Despite my rose-colored feed, some days are hectic, some are stressful, and some? They’re just downright hard. No matter your profession or how you spend your days, I know you know what I mean. ⁣

BUT despite the hard days, I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything. I see my job as a privilege—a "get-to." Why? Because I get to be a small part of guiding people HOME – the place they will celebrate holidays, birthdays, and school’s-out-for-summer days; the place they will share laughter, tears, disagreements, and follow-up hugs. ⁣

I mean, when you think about it, HOME is so much more than a pile of wood thrown together with some nails and screws. It’s the place that centers us AND sends us out. I truly feel so lucky that I get to be a part of this point in my clients’ lives. ⁣

I love what I do and my clients are my "Why? Fellow agents, what do you adore about your job? Share below...⁣

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The #1 way to learn about something you've never done before? Ask others who’ve gone before!
 
I’m not just an agent you know - I’m a proud homeowner, too! So here’s me, taking off my agent hat, putting on my homeowner hat, and sharing with you what I wish I would have known BEFORE buying my first house.
 
#1 Always buy the neighborhood not the house – you can always fix the house.
#2 Make sure you have an emergency fund for unplanned maintenance.
#3 Always remember you are going to want to sell – when buying always think “resale”.
#4 Unique homes are harder to sell.
#5 Plug your nose for this one… know where your poop is going! Septic fields and sewer laterals are expensive to fix.
#6 Don’t be turned off by the current décor when shopping for a house “paint is cheap” and it can fix a lot of bad décor.
 
Where are my fellow homeowners? Let’s help a buyer out: what do you wish you would have known before buying - the good, the bad, and the ugly? Share in the comments!
Read full post

Not every day is picture perfect. Despite my rose-colored feed, some days are hectic, some are stressful, and some? They’re just downright hard. No matter your profession or how you spend your days, I know you know what I mean. ⁣

BUT despite the hard days, I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything. I see my job as a privilege—a "get-to." Why? Because I get to be a small part of guiding people HOME – the place they will celebrate holidays, birthdays, and school’s-out-for-summer days; the place they will share laughter, tears, disagreements, and follow-up hugs. ⁣

I mean, when you think about it, HOME is so much more than a pile of wood thrown together with some nails and screws. It’s the place that centers us AND sends us out. I truly feel so lucky that I get to be a part of this point in my clients’ lives. ⁣

I love what I do and my clients are my "Why? Fellow agents, what do you adore about your job? Share below...⁣

Read full post
Categories:   1-Halifax Central, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 12-Southdale, Manor Park, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 13-Crichton Park, Albro Lake, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 15-Forest Hills, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 16-Colby Area, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 17-Woodlawn, Portland Estates, Nantucket, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 2-Halifax South, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 20-Bedford, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 21-Kingswood, Haliburton Hills, Hammonds Pl., Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 21-Kingswood, Haliburton Hills,, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 25-Sackville, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 3-Halifax North, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 30-Waverley, Fall River, Oakfiel, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 30-Waverley, Fall River, Oakfield, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 31-Lawrencetown, Lake Echo, Porters Lake, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 4-Halifax West, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 40-Timberlea, Prospect, St. Margaret`S Bay, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 403-Hants County, Annapolis Valley Real Estate | 5-Fairmount, Clayton Park, Rocki, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 5-Fairmount, Clayton Park, Rockingham, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 6-Fairview, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings | 7-Spryfield, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 8-Armdale/Purcell's Cove/Herring, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | 8-Armdale/Purcell`s Cove/Herring Cove, Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate | Banana Bread | Buyer Advice | Buyer's Agent | Final Walk Through | First Time Home Buyers | Halifax Real Estate | Halifax Realtor | Hants County, Annapolis Valley Real Estate | Home Buyers | My big WHY | Sandra Chaisson Realtor