In the late aughts, I was retained by investors to create design concepts for their projects. I threw myself into designing for buyers I hadn't yet met -- by considering the home's location and features, I imagined what potential buyers would value most. And I loved it! Even the tight budgets and impossibly short schedules were pleasantly challenging (usually).
What frustrated me was a lack of access to investment properties until closing, and the inability to know the entire scope of a project. To remedy that, I earned my real estate license in 2015. Since then, I have helped both residential buyers and investors identify and acquire properties. I am a Realtor® with Realty ONE Group Gold Standard, and a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Imagine being able to discuss design possibilities at your first showing. Or your designer being able to guide you through renovations that will result on maximum return on investment if and when you decide to sell your home. Or your agent assisting you in staging your home in preparation for listing. Or your agent/designer being able to identify investment properties within the Pittsburgh area (deemed one of the best places for real estate investment in the country), provide video walkthroughs for you, procure contractors and oversee renovation, and market the property once it is ready for sale or lease.
Simply put, I love houses. I believe real estate investment is one of the best paths to financial freedom. And I know that our surroundings profoundly impact our psyches. Interior design and real estate is a winning combination!