As we wrap up the week I am excited to introduce you to one of the NEWEST Professional Partners: Christina! One of the things I appreciate about Christina is her approach to the process when working with her clients. Her drive to empower them through their journey to home-ownership speaks to my goals as a designer. I look forward to growing our partnership and servicing clients from start to finish!
What is the craziest thing that people have asked you for?
In your experience what are the top “wants” for your clients?: "Wants really depend on the clients. Folks heading into retirement are looking for something than young families just getting their start. Both overall, people are looking for a good value for the price they're paying, being in a specific location, as close to move-in ready as possible."
Top “ Needs”?: "Most clients are specific about the minimum square feet, # of bedrooms, most people need a basement or garage. It totally depends on the client, but that's what I'm here for - to listen and help find a home that meets those needs."
What spaces sell homes?: "Nicer, updated kitchens and bathrooms will always continue to help sell a home. There's also a shift to having more privacy (fencing), outdoor space, and extra rooms/nooks for home offices."
What is the weirdest thing you have found walking into a home?: "In one home, there were multiple signs posted warning about the dog (not to pet it, don't open the garage because of it, etc.) and a person home in their PJs watching TV."
Do you feel that clients are more open to DIY and renovations or they prefer a “move-in-ready” space?: "Clients are still trending towards more move-in ready spaces. Small updates like painting, changing handles on kitchen drawers, tearing down drop-ceilings, are all projects my clients feel like they can manage. And I can help them look past what's there and see the potential."