Sometimes, it’s a matter of trimming a tree to reveal a striking gable. Sometimes, it’s finding the perfect color to let a room glow with warmth and sunlight. With every house I sell, I want it to be a better home when I leave.
But houses aren’t beautiful islands in an empty sea. Sure, we all want to live in a beautiful house. But we also want to belong to something that is bigger than ourselves and yet feels comfortingly familiar. Our aspirations as homeowners can’t be summarized by a stained-glass window or an elegantly sleek flat roof. When it comes down to it, it’s not where you live that matters. It’s the people you live next to.
That’s another reason why I became a real estate agent: I help homebuyers find home.