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It’s October, officially spook season. Downtown Annapolis comes to life in a different way this time of year 👻
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THE LOCAL WANDER IS FOUR! So...naturally I'm doing a giveaway, but with a twist --see details below-- Happy Wander Day ❣️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you told me four years ago that this day would be here...I might not believe you. It looks different than expected, is better than expected and gosh darn, I have had more fun than expected. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To those of you who read my ramblings, watch my soapbox stories, take my recommendations or allow me to help you find your community: thank you endlessly. This corner of the 'gram has, and always will be, my creative outlet 🧚🏻‍♀️ The Local Wander is way of connecting my business and my community with my imagination. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Each winner will receive $100 to a local business of their choosing + I will donate $100 to a non-profit of the winner's choosing ....

Super Simple (and sort of self-serving bc I love your recommendations and am thrilled to connect with local non-profits)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No limit on entries, share away!

Winner will be announced Friday October 1, 6pm via my stories!!!!

PC: 📸 @cassidy_mr

#communityovercompetition #businessanniversary #marylandbusiness #supportlocal #mdbusiness #marylandnonprofit #thebmorecreatives #creativeentrepreneur #wanderhomes #wanderhome #localwander #lovebaltimore #livebaltimore #liveannapolis #loveannapolis
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IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL YA'LL 🧡 With that, I am sharing my personal bucket list of local Fall adventures right here on the blog (👆click link in BIO)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There are some annual family favorites on the list alongside a new adventure or two. If you have a special Fall tradition, comment with it so we can all share in the love. Mine involves: 🍷 🍎 🧘🏻‍♀️ ⛰ 🍽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My wish is that you have an enjoyable season filled with activities that bring a smile to your face. I encourage you to simply get out there and experience what your local community can offer you. Your Fall may look different than mine, like the colors on the trees, but I hope this blog -at minimum- will inspire you to make a bucket list of your very own.

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People to follow from my Fall Bucket List:

@baughers_orchard
@smvwine
@wildberryfarmmarket
@harpersferrynps

#marylandfall #mdfamilyfriendly #falltradition #dmvnetwork #supportlocal #supportsmall #communityovercompetition #visitwestminster #visitannapolis #visitbaltimore #thebmorecreatives
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Who is your dream client Nina? I was recently asked. It’s a simple but a damn good question that made me dig deep but also smile. It made me think about the amazing people I’ve been able to help and what made them so special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My dream client is led by curiosity and values local community as priority number one. That is what we share and hold dear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My dream client views the journey of home ownership through the lens of an explorer. There may be squeals of excitement or butterflies as we cross thresholds. My dream client finds the magic moments in the mediocre; whether that is imagining what life might be like in a space, or who they may become in the space or better what they could create there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If any of this resonates with you: maybe, just maybe, I’m your girl. It might not be now, it might not even be for you; but, bookmark this post and share with someone who will value The Local Wander experience 🏡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#househunting #home #findinghome #mdrealestate #maryland #lovemyjob #hgtv #househunters #supportlocal #femaleowned #marylandhomes #creativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #baltimorehomes #annapolishomes #interiordesign #kitchenreno #homerenovation #marylandrenovation #visitannapolis @visitannapolis @visitbaltimore
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Dibs on the fruity pebbles and lavender 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ Listen, you do not need my endorsement to visit @sweetheartspatisserie in Annapolis, but I will give it to you anyway. Everyone loves their creations: go ahead and make my day telling me your favorite flavor in the comments 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In the past, I have been gifted a box of these Macarons and they've always been my favorite. However, I've never made a visit to their shop. LORDY BEES is it adorable and worth the trip! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I walked away with a large box for a closing and snagged a miniature box for my kids (aka my lunch on the commute to said closing). These macarons are 🪄 pure magic, I loved each flavor. Cake pops are also on point, but you already knew that too, I am sure 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #annapolisfoodie @annapolisfoodie #macaron #colorfulfood #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood #supportfemaleowned
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Did they notice there wasn't a pantry? Are they going to notice...omg they didn't notice...should i say something? I mean open shelves are cool and all, if you have actual storage… No, let them explore...ok wait I can't, I have to say something..*ahem* "heyyyy how do you feel about the kitchen storage here?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Everyone is different, looking at a house as your potential future home can easily overwhelm, you might not know what to look for, but I DO. Here are a FEW of my go-to spots to offer further insight to my first time home buyers ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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👋 Neighbors Backyard - are they running a cult, do they stay to themselves, are they ’too friendly’ (oh if a neighbor dares to be outside, game on, I will talk to them even if my buyers do not care)

#househuntingmaryland #marylandhome @baltmag @baltimorehome @livebaltimore #baltimorehomes #supportlocalbusiness #househunters #marylandliving #baltimorehomes #historichome #houserenovation
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“If your dream is only about you, it’s too small”- Ava DuVernay

System reset complete. Your girl is back, but so much better.

I recently had a conversation about the importance of carving out time in my day to have a creative ‘brain dump’. While society may say that is a waste of time, I know me better than anyone. I NEED that in order to run my business.

I had a full week of this “creative brain dump” head space in the mountains, the fresh water lakes of VA and the grande finale of floating in the ocean. I returned to places I hadn’t been since I was a teenager and noticed that (in the best ways) I was acting like a teenager again. I’m committed carrying that spark with me everywhere I go. I also have the best kind of to-do list of things I want to see for myself, but mainly the community.

My deepest desire is to do ‘good work’. Good work is not read: work hard, be successful or be a top producer. And what I’m realizing is that my dream isn’t a solo ride.

More on this later 🙂 For now, I am icing my neck from 1,357 front flips off the back of a boat and being obliterated while tubing (because while I acted 16, I am 31 and I travel with Biofreeze in the glove compartment).
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out of office to enjoy...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
...watching my fearless kids explore, time, fresh air, cliff jumping, burnt marshmallows, the last few weeks having my bebes home, the ocean, grandparents, cool-ranch-dorito-road-trip, stupid sunburns, nature, belly laughs and many an orange crush. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You may recall a few weeks ago I shared my 'away message' changes on my stories. I am taking a hint from our European friends who send all emails into 'trash' if the vacation responder is on. No need to monitor messages when you're on vacation and no need to return to 35,000 messages. I have a TEAM behind me throughout the year and this is when I delegate without saying 'sorry'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you have housing needs during this time, email me -> it will be directed to a teammate willing to help. You will still get The Local Wander experience. Email isn’t your thing? Click the link in bio to complete my buyer+seller form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Better yet, why don't you also put your responder on and chill the heck out too?
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THE LOCAL WANDER IS FOUR! So...naturally I'm doing a giveaway, but with a twist --see details below-- Happy Wander Day ❣️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you told me four years ago that this day would be here...I might not believe you. It looks different than expected, is better than expected and gosh darn, I have had more fun than expected. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To those of you who read my ramblings, watch my soapbox stories, take my recommendations or allow me to help you find your community: thank you endlessly. This corner of the 'gram has, and always will be, my creative outlet 🧚🏻‍♀️ The Local Wander is way of connecting my business and my community with my imagination. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🚨 This giveaway is a bit different, bear with me. There will be TWO winners ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Each winner will receive $100 to a local business of their choosing + I will donate $100 to a non-profit of the winner's choosing ....

Super Simple (and sort of self-serving bc I love your recommendations and am thrilled to connect with local non-profits)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No limit on entries, share away!

Winner will be announced Friday October 1, 6pm via my stories!!!!

PC: 📸 @cassidy_mr

#communityovercompetition #businessanniversary #marylandbusiness #supportlocal #mdbusiness #marylandnonprofit #thebmorecreatives #creativeentrepreneur #wanderhomes #wanderhome #localwander #lovebaltimore #livebaltimore #liveannapolis #loveannapolis
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IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL YA'LL 🧡 With that, I am sharing my personal bucket list of local Fall adventures right here on the blog (👆click link in BIO)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There are some annual family favorites on the list alongside a new adventure or two. If you have a special Fall tradition, comment with it so we can all share in the love. Mine involves: 🍷 🍎 🧘🏻‍♀️ ⛰ 🍽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My wish is that you have an enjoyable season filled with activities that bring a smile to your face. I encourage you to simply get out there and experience what your local community can offer you. Your Fall may look different than mine, like the colors on the trees, but I hope this blog -at minimum- will inspire you to make a bucket list of your very own.

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People to follow from my Fall Bucket List:

@baughers_orchard
@smvwine
@wildberryfarmmarket
@harpersferrynps

#marylandfall #mdfamilyfriendly #falltradition #dmvnetwork #supportlocal #supportsmall #communityovercompetition #visitwestminster #visitannapolis #visitbaltimore #thebmorecreatives
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Who is your dream client Nina? I was recently asked. It’s a simple but a damn good question that made me dig deep but also smile. It made me think about the amazing people I’ve been able to help and what made them so special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My dream client views the journey of home ownership through the lens of an explorer. There may be squeals of excitement or butterflies as we cross thresholds. My dream client finds the magic moments in the mediocre; whether that is imagining what life might be like in a space, or who they may become in the space or better what they could create there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#househunting #home #findinghome #mdrealestate #maryland #lovemyjob #hgtv #househunters #supportlocal #femaleowned #marylandhomes #creativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #baltimorehomes #annapolishomes #interiordesign #kitchenreno #homerenovation #marylandrenovation #visitannapolis @visitannapolis @visitbaltimore
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Dibs on the fruity pebbles and lavender 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ Listen, you do not need my endorsement to visit @sweetheartspatisserie in Annapolis, but I will give it to you anyway. Everyone loves their creations: go ahead and make my day telling me your favorite flavor in the comments 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I walked away with a large box for a closing and snagged a miniature box for my kids (aka my lunch on the commute to said closing). These macarons are 🪄 pure magic, I loved each flavor. Cake pops are also on point, but you already knew that too, I am sure 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#marylandlocal #baltimorecoffee #baltimorelocal #food #foodblog #supportlocalbusiness #annapolisfoodie @annapolisfoodie #macaron #colorfulfood #communityovercompetition #maryland #supportsmall #baltimorefood #supportfemaleowned
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Did they notice there wasn't a pantry? Are they going to notice...omg they didn't notice...should i say something? I mean open shelves are cool and all, if you have actual storage… No, let them explore...ok wait I can't, I have to say something..*ahem* "heyyyy how do you feel about the kitchen storage here?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Everyone is different, looking at a house as your potential future home can easily overwhelm, you might not know what to look for, but I DO. Here are a FEW of my go-to spots to offer further insight to my first time home buyers ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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☀️How is the natural light based on weather/time of day?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🪟 Windows (friends those are about $500 a pop, you want newer windows) do they open? Are they single pane?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🚪 Pantry yes/no⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🧺 Enough storage, is it deep with actual space? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🚰 Bathroom space/storage (I LOATHE pedastel sinks get TF outta here with them)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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👋 Neighbors Backyard - are they running a cult, do they stay to themselves, are they ’too friendly’ (oh if a neighbor dares to be outside, game on, I will talk to them even if my buyers do not care)

#househuntingmaryland #marylandhome @baltmag @baltimorehome @livebaltimore #baltimorehomes #supportlocalbusiness #househunters #marylandliving #baltimorehomes #historichome #houserenovation
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“If your dream is only about you, it’s too small”- Ava DuVernay

System reset complete. Your girl is back, but so much better.

I recently had a conversation about the importance of carving out time in my day to have a creative ‘brain dump’. While society may say that is a waste of time, I know me better than anyone. I NEED that in order to run my business.

I had a full week of this “creative brain dump” head space in the mountains, the fresh water lakes of VA and the grande finale of floating in the ocean. I returned to places I hadn’t been since I was a teenager and noticed that (in the best ways) I was acting like a teenager again. I’m committed carrying that spark with me everywhere I go. I also have the best kind of to-do list of things I want to see for myself, but mainly the community.

My deepest desire is to do ‘good work’. Good work is not read: work hard, be successful or be a top producer. And what I’m realizing is that my dream isn’t a solo ride.

More on this later 🙂 For now, I am icing my neck from 1,357 front flips off the back of a boat and being obliterated while tubing (because while I acted 16, I am 31 and I travel with Biofreeze in the glove compartment).
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out of office to enjoy...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
...watching my fearless kids explore, time, fresh air, cliff jumping, burnt marshmallows, the last few weeks having my bebes home, the ocean, grandparents, cool-ranch-dorito-road-trip, stupid sunburns, nature, belly laughs and many an orange crush. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You may recall a few weeks ago I shared my 'away message' changes on my stories. I am taking a hint from our European friends who send all emails into 'trash' if the vacation responder is on. No need to monitor messages when you're on vacation and no need to return to 35,000 messages. I have a TEAM behind me throughout the year and this is when I delegate without saying 'sorry'.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you have housing needs during this time, email me -> it will be directed to a teammate willing to help. You will still get The Local Wander experience. Email isn’t your thing? Click the link in bio to complete my buyer+seller form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Better yet, why don't you also put your responder on and chill the heck out too?
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Sung in the musical stylings of Veruca Salt 🥚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🎶 I want the works⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want the whole works⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Presents and prizes and sweets and surprises⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Of all shapes and sizes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And now⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don't care how⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want it now🎶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oftentimes I am working with someone who falls in love with a house on ye olde Zillow before we've actually started touring homes together and they say: I WANT ITTTTTTT! Nina get me that house NOWWWWW" AND I respond with 'YES LET'S GET THE HOUSE!!!! BUT ALSO HERE ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO REALLY FAST’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You see the house and you still want it...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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☝️Preapproval: I only show houses when a buyer has a pre-approval from a reputable lender. It’s not my time wasting I’m worried about, it’s for their benefit. You should know what your numbers look like before what your house looks like. Go ahead and get a property specific closing estimate; if your lender isn’t willing to do that for you in a time crunch, you’re not working with the best lender. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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✌️Terms: all offer terms need to be decided, not just the price. The offer package lays out every detail, contingency and timeframe for the entire 30-60 day escrow period. It is a BIG document, about 60 pages for that reason. The offer package includes: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
a purchase price⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
b seller contributions⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
c home inspection time frame⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
d Inclusions/exclusions⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
e appraisal contingency⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
f lender required repairs⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
g loan application date⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
h loan comittmennt date⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i settlement date⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🤜 Quick Brain Detox: get rid of the ‘selling sunset’ expectation. We can't throw cash at people. I’m not going to stomp across the house in my bodycon dress to yell at some one. We are going to take deep breaths. I am going to call the agent to build rapport and collect as much relevant information as possible.

@livebaltimore @baltmag #househunting #marylandhouses #marylandliving #supportfemaleownedbusinesses #livebaltimore #howtobuyahouse
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I helped THREE buyers get their new homes this week. Each couldn’t be more unique from the other.

🏡We landed in Odenton, Idlewylde and Columbia.

👏One house hunted for about 3 weeks, another for 8 weeks and the last 8 months.

❤️One got their first offer accepted without a bidding war, another buyer won against tough multiple offers and one (after getting outbid twice) got their offer accepted a month after we submitted it - what a story that is.

There is no ‘one way’ to do this whole real estate thing. That’s what lights a fire in my belly! I got to be in the exciting headspace of a person about to call a new place home in three radically different communities 🛣 I have the opportunity to day dream with cool people of what life will be like and where the couch will go and how installing recessed light will absolutely change the space (which I got the photo update, it totally did)🌟.

Now, earlier this same week I shared I was going through a bit of a rough patch in my headspace. You all surprised me with the amount of encouragement, but not only that, a lot of you felt heard and seen by me🖤 That was a connection I never thought I would have on Instagram but hot damn, it was beautiful. Sometimes a little vulnerability is ok, showing humanness is ok. You’ve helped me created a safe space here- we are all just trying to keep our panic at the disco ⛅️ because in life also, there is no ‘one way’ to do it.
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