April 30, 2020

So, you're thinking of selling your home.  You may have been preparing for awhile, ready to put that "for sale' sign up in the spring and then ----- Coronavirus !  Or maybe you need to move for other reasons, family, school or work and you need to make your move now.  Whatever your reason for moving you are probably wondering if houses are actually selling right now, is it a good idea to list now, or would it be better to wait?? How can I make my house safe while selling??

That's what I'm here for!! Call me for a consultation where we can discuss the market and safety measures while selling!  I have done social distanced on-site consultations, but I am also willing to do a virtual visit of your home via FaceTime or other apps to give you an idea of the things that you can do to prepare your home for sale.  We can talk about the current real estate market and the pros and cons of selling now.  Yes! Homes are still selling. There are still many people looking for homes and in so...

April 21, 2020

Is it wise to buy a home without ever stepping foot inside? This is a question I’ve heard lately, and the answer is, there’s nothing like an onsite tour for you to really get a feel for the home. However, as you can tell from my story above, the virtual tour CAN work!

January 30, 2020

Have you ever thought about investing in real estate?  Maybe you've considered it but it seemed too overwhelming or maybe you're not sure if financially you have the means to invest.  Maybe you feel it might be too risky or too much to manage, or possibly you've thought about it and just never took that first step.  If you asked around, most people would probably tell you that real estate investing wasn't for them.  They may tell you that is only for the wealthy or maybe that they wouldn't have the time to manage it and others would say they just don't know enough about it and it seems risky.

In this video I talk with 2 young investors (my daughter and son-in-law) about the real estate investments that they have made.  As they were considering their investments and what they wanted for the future, they made the wise decision to sit down together and talk about their finances and what their hopes and plans were for the future.  Then they talked about ways they could achiev...

October 9, 2018

Selling homes each day often makes me take this idea of "home"  for granted.  I work with buyers or sellers, get their home under contract, go to closing and then on to the next client (of course, there are at least 100 other tasks on the list but I shortened it for you!!).  This cycle happens 50 times a year (practically every week) and sometimes I don't even have time to spend as much time at my own home as I'd like but at the end of each day when I get my slippers on and curl up on the couch to unwind it is definitely my favorite place to be. So, in the physical sense that comfortable feeling is what home means to me. 

I think my idea of "Home" has changed over the years.... I have lived in several states and for most of my life I would say that "home" is in Marysville, Ohio where my parents live (still!).  In a broader sense I would still say my sense of home lies in the Buckeye State!

However, now that my husband and I have been married 26 years and as we are  practic...

March 5, 2018

Have you ever had one of those days where you just don't want to work and just don't want to talk to anyone and the day just seems to be going down the proverbial toilet??  Well, I had one of those days recently.....but it didn't last long! Thank God!

After I had my pity party, I saw this quote: One Day or Day One, You Decide! This can apply to so many parts of our lives and it simply reminded me that it is my choice as to how I react to my "bad day"....whether I mope around and do nothing or whether I turn on the "Happy" song by Pharrell and persevere.  

Attitude is everything and it not only impacts you but those around you as well. If you embrace the bad mood it certainly won't help anyone who crosses your path that day.  If you embrace the positives in your life then you can positively impact those around you. 

One of my biggest pet peeves throughout my life has been when someone is voluntarily in a particular group, club, school, or activity and complains thr...

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St. Louis, MO 63131

Krista Hartmann
Home Team


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