JUST LISTED – 7307 Shadow Wood Drive

Tranquility at home is a good book by the lake, a glass of wine in the hot tub or a spring breeze rustling the curtains of an open window in an easy-living home with space for everyone.  And because the recreational area in this home is upstairs, you’ll have no need to worry about flooding in the basement, but you still have place to play and space to store.  With fresh paint, new carpet, stunning gardens and lovely outdoor living areas, this is a home to suit many lifestyles and tastes.  It’s a clean, neutral pallet to indulge your decorating skills.  From the circular drive to the paver patios around the lake, this home has stately details that welcome exploration.

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NEW LISTING – 550 W Pine

A Village bungalow with historic quality, circa 1927! Absolutely EVERYTHING has been replaced and updated in the last 3-5 years, inside and out! This home feels solid, inviting, spacious and much larger than its actual square footage. That is due to the rare and comfortably finished basement with 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a bonus family room.  The lot is private enough for a good-sized deck and a hot tub but also large enough to accommodate a 2CD garage and space to play. This one you must see!

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Road trip!

My mother always said: “if you get slow in this business, plan a trip.”. Well, truth is, I’m never really slow…always busy…but she is right, never the less, (as mothers usually are). If there’s a trip ahead, my phone’s gonna blow up! Today I received calls from two referrals for new listings and three new clients wanting to buy, and everybody wants me NOW. So, I was at the office until 9pm tonight and will probably be tomorrow, too, just so I can head to Kansas City Friday night for my hubby’s grandma’s 90th birthday party. Well, I say, bring it all on, spring. I’m a good juggler, and I’m never too busy, but grandma is priority this weekend. Besides, I’m never far away between the cell, laptop and iPad. I even have one of those plugs for the cigarette lighter that runs my laptop. A 8 hour car ride is welcome, now. Let’s roll…

SOLD – 4562 Summersong Road

Finally! Every now and then I encounter an unusual challenge, but the sale of 4562 Summersong Road had to be the most challenging in my decade in the business.  There was no real reason why the sale of this home was such an exercise in persistence.  It was lovely, large, located in the always-popular Ravinia subdivision and priced well by anyone’s opinion, but sometimes it just takes a lot of creativity to locate the “right” buyer and a lot of patience.  In this case, it took 88 showings before that one ready, willing and able buyer came along in January.  I never gave up on it, and my clients never gave up on me.  Along the way we tried a variety of different marketing tactics, more open houses than can be counted, and shared a lot of exasperated laughs.  Good thing, it finally did close in February.  And for all its challenges, I know the new owners will love their beautiful new home and their wonderful neighbors, and the sellers of Summersong can finally close that chapter in their life.