I woke up this morning and realized that I am, in fact, a real estate nerd. Sometime early this morning my husband and I were both awake. He indicated he'd been having bad dreams. I said, yet again, I'd been dreaming about renovating a house. I could feel him roll his eyes through my back. Night after night I happily visit, show and renovate homes in my dreams. I often find rooms we didn't know where there. They are always grand rooms with fantastic features! When I renovate a home in my dreams, I can even smell that "fragrance" when all the flooring has been pulled up and everything is in disarray! I love that smell. It's the smell of new beginnings!
Sometimes I dream about homes that we've "purchased" and other times I dream about homes I've just visited - most often it's about homes we have listed! I can't get enough of home renovation magazines, such as DWELL and THANK GOODNESS for HGTV. I can get lost thinking about faucets and cabinet fronts!
I LOVE houses and love design - which is likely why I have one son that's an architect and one that's a book designer! Maybe dreams are shared between mother and child during pregnancy.
While I am a well-trained educator - my passions are shared between helping others, education and home design. I think it's why I enjoy my work so much. As a Realtor, I can help home buyers and sellers realize their current dream or need, while helping them see through to what can be. As a nerd.... I've usually studied something about it. I can't quite claim the encyclopedic levels of remembered "stuff" that my husband and sons can, but I can pull an odd fact or interesting idea out of my hat quite frequently. AND the educator in my - well, that makes sure I find the answer if I don't know it already!! What I did I do before Google???
Best part of my dreams?? Like working with buyers if we don't find it today - we can pick up on it later.... I do that too! I am lucky to partner with a woman that keeps me on my toes! We are the On the SPOT Team with Keller Williams- New Beginnings. Watch for blogs about our listings - they are in my dreams! If you'd like to talk with us about buyer or listing a home just call! I'll share my musings as the Real Estate Nerd with our listings!