Welcome to my first blog post! Spring of 2020 will go down in history as the most time any of us has spent in our homes. Ever. What better time to reflect on how we buy, sell and create homes?
I must admit, I got into real estate for all the wrong reasons…or so I was told. The first day of real estate class – in the old days when you went to a classroom with a book – the teacher warned, “If any of you are here because you like architecture and want to sell pretty houses, you should leave now.”
That was me. A New Orleans native with a BA in Fine Art from Colorado College, I was there because I wanted to look at pretty houses! But I also have a head for business, so I followed through and became a realtor in 2004.
I quickly discovered a clear need in the real estate market to better service our clients through design. It can maximize a seller’s investment and realize a buyer’s dream. Once I recognized that space is my best medium, Sell. Find. Design. was born.
From floorplans to finishes, I combine a designer’s imagination with a contractor’s pragmatism to maximize the investment and the livability of a home. That skillset and a keen sense of my clients’ needs and style have resulted in happy, livable homes throughout the city.
Follow our blog while we (Hayley Bumpas, Kristen Nelson, and I)…
- Prepare our listings for sale. We are a full service residential real estate team that works with our sellers on pre-listing repairs, decluttering, and design needs to get their homes in the best possible condition to present to market.
- Stage our new listings and give tips on how to maximize a space.
- Consult on renovations. Follow us as we work with homeowners, from laying out floor plans to selecting finishes, and job site property management.
- Embark on new construction! Together with Ashley Kostmeyer, I also invest and design in new construction home builds. We just drove pilings at 2116 Harmony and are about to start building! Stay tuned…