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    3 Things to Consider During Our Spring Market

    By Christal Johnson | May 25, 2018

      A reporter from U.S. News & World Report recently asked us about what things buyers and sellers should expect from our shifting spring market. Here’s what we told him:   1. Sellers need to be smart about making renovations. Sellers need to understand that it is one thing to price your home correctly, but it is another... Read More

    Real Estate Observations for the 2nd Quarter of 2018

    By Christal Johnson | May 9, 2018

    The last time we saw this many new agents, it signaled a shift in the market We are already in the second quarter of the year, and I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who are  wondering where the market is headed as the year goes by. Here are six key things that I’ve ... Read More

    Tips on Downsizing Without Losing Your Mind

    By Christal Johnson | April 5, 2018

    When it comes time to downsize, there are a few key considerations you should always keep in mind. First of all, don’t wait until the last minute to downsize when it comes time to do so. Make your move early. Retirement brings on enough stress in and of itself, so downsizing beforehand could save you... Read More

    What Your Timeline Should Look Like When Buying a Home

    By Christal Johnson | March 22, 2018

      When people are preparing to move, they often tell me they want to do so when their lease is over and when their children are out of school for the year. A buyer’s timeline is of critical importance. That’s why when my team and I talk to buyers, there are three things we like... Read More

    Kick Off March Madness & Win a $100 Gift Card!

    By Christal Johnson | March 5, 2018

    March Madness is in the air! The BEST college basketball teams in the country are squaring off March 13 to determine which one of them will be called the 2018 National Champion. In celebration of the event, the AJ Team is hosting a bracket challenge on The winner gets a $100 gift card, may... Read More

    Did you know when viewing homes that you could be recorded?

    By Christal Johnson | February 13, 2018

    These days, sellers have the ability to monitor their house while buyers look at it. This means you need to be smart about the way you look at houses. Back when I started selling real estate 16 years ago, home security systems weren’t that sophisticated. Now, people can monitor their home from their phones, which... Read More

    How to Turn Your Primary Residence to a Rental Property

    By Christal Johnson | January 31, 2018

      What should you be thinking about if you’re transitioning your primary home into an investment rental property? There are three things you should do.   What should you think about doing if you’re transitioning your primary home into an investment rental property? I own quite a few investment rental properties and everything I’m going... Read More

    How to Choose the Correct Path in Real Estate

    By Christal Johnson | January 12, 2018

    How can you “get into” the real estate business? There are two common ways. I hear this question at least a few different times per week: “I want to get into real estate. What should I do?” My initial response is to think about the question a little more and then get back to me.... Read More

    What’s the Latest From The Lakeridge Real Estate Market?

    By Christal Johnson | December 28, 2017

    The Lakeridge is currently going through a shift. Today I’ll be giving you the latest stats, so that you can be prepared for the market instead of simply reacting to it.     As you know, my team and I always want to prepare you for the market by providing the latest statistics.  I’ve been... Read More

    As the Market Turns

    By Christal Johnson | December 13, 2017

      We’re here today to discuss real estate “as the market turns”.   We’re here today to discuss real estate “as the market turns”. I didn’t intentionally plan on naming this video after the soap opera, but the market is shifting and I need all of you to be prepared for it.We’ve been discussing the... Read More