My Experience

    • I am a dedicated and full-time professional Realtor, celebrating selling homes and providing home services since 1987. The Future of Real Estate Service are Higher Standards and Applied Technology which calls on me to set the highest standards of professional excellence, provide the highest quality of service available and exceed my client's expectations.
    • Over 33 years of Contract and Negotiation Experience
    • Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty New Agent Trainer
    • MREC (Mississippi Real Estate Commission) Instructor for CE Class
    • Gulf Coast Association of Realtors - Director for 2 terms
    • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Treasurer for Mississippi Chapter
    • Served as the Director for the Ocean Springs Board of Realtors

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
    • GRI - Graduate of the Realtor Institute
    • Coldwell Banker Premier Agent
    • e-Pro - Technology Certification
    • CCPS-Certified Corporate Property Specialist
    • CRRS-Certified Residential Referral Specialist
    • CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist
    • CIA - Certified Internet Agent
    • MREC (Mississippi Real Estate Commission) Instructor for CE Class
    • C2EX - Commitment to Excellence Endorsement

    My Community Involvement

    • Humane Society of South Mississippi - CoChair Fund Raising Events & Volunteer
    • American Heart Association - Company Leader - Fund Raising Events
    • American Cancer Society - Fund Raising Events & Volunteer

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    Is it Time to Move to a New Home?

    If you've been in your home for longer than five years, you're not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years. The housing industry refers to this as your tenure.To really explore tenure, it's important to understand what driv...
    Sep 21, 2021 Selling a Home

    Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021...

    One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices, home prices are skyrocketing this year.Here are the latest percentages showing the year-over-year increase in home price appreciation:The House Price Index (HPI) from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): 18.8%The S. National Home Price Index from S&P Case-...
    Sep 09, 2021 Real Estate News & Trends

    What You Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

    It's economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That's what's happening in today's housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that's creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals.In recent months, it's become increasingly common for an appraisal to come in below the contract price on the house. Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser for CoreLogic, explains it like this:"Recently, we observed buyers paying pric...
    Aug 31, 2021 Real Estate News & Trends

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