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Home visit 101

Laurie Williamson provides your step-by-step guide

Created date

January 7th, 2016

Step 1: A conversation

First, we sit down and talk for a bit. I want to get to know you. I truly believe my job is to build a relationship and earn your trust. 

We talk about when you want to move and what’s important as far as choosing an apartment home. 

We also discuss your concerns. These can be all over the board: selling the house, leaving your neighbors, telling your children, making new friends, or fitting in. Once I know your concerns, I can help defuse them and relieve some apprehension.

Step 2: House tour

When we tour the house, I’m not looking at how clean it is. I want to see what you’re dealing with so I can help you. I look for collectibles, antiques, and items you want to take with you when you move. This way I know which resources to recommend when it comes time to sort these items.

Step 3: Recap

After the house tour, we meet again to look at available floor plans so we can decide which floor plan is best and start a furniture plan. I may also provide additional advice on downsizing the closets, basement, attics, overall decluttering, and any aesthetic improvements you may want to consider making before putting your house on the market.

Step 4: Take action

Once you’ve reserved an apartment home at



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