Home Sweet Home

Posted on October 15, 2013




We completed the sale of our personal residence at 1490 Jewel Box Avenue today. Going through both the listing and sale sides of the transaction, as well as simultaneously coordinating a purchase, has made us much more aware of and sensitive to the experiences that all buyers and sellers go through during this process. I’ve always said, a good agent needs to list and sell their own home every few years as to not forget the emotions and obstacles the customers feel everyday. ~Right from the beginning, as we prepared our home for the market, things like having it “show ready” at all times [even when the buyer cancels minutes before the scheduled showing]…or having perfect strangers coming into our home during open houses…how about the low offers? Appraisal issues? Inspections? Then there’s the painting, the packing, the change of address cards…the list goes on and on. All these things we believe have made us more empathetic to our customer’s needs. 


I made one more visit to Jewel Box this morning—I was alone…the house was quiet and empty…but, when I closed my eyes I could hear my grandchildren’s laughter—when I walked around the backyard, I remembered me and Chip getting married under the arbor…So many wonderful memories…so much to be grateful for…At the end of the day, “home” is not a place…home is the people who live there…and the people who love there…and now, we are looking forward to many years of making more memories at our new home! The Welcome Friends stepping stone pictured above graces the entry of our new home, too!


If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in Naples, please give us a call. In addition to our 50+ years selling homes in the Naples area, we understand the process first hand! We will do our very best to make the transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible. We want to be your Naples Real Estate agents. 


We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to earning your business. 239-370-0574

Thank you, and make it a great day,

The Naples Real Estate Blogger