Archive for Month: February 2016

Lake House Living


A RARE, one of a kind custom lake home! The open floor plan and multiple decks allow for the ultimate environment for entertaining. Guests will enjoy the picturesque view of Crystal Lake and the light breeze through the open sliding doors. The inviting foyer flows into the large living room featuring a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, and built-in shelving. The sliding glass door to the large wooden deck opens completely, allowing for an ideal indoor/outdoor living area. The formal dining room shares the same view through a bay window with a window seat. The kitchen has an eat-in area for dining, and has another sliding glass door to the deck. A tastefully updated and decorated half bath is located on the first level, as well as the laundry room and multiple storage closets. Moving upstairs to the master suite, the breathtaking views continue. The over-sized master bedroom includes a large sitting area. A glass sliding door opens to the 2nd deck, which stretches the full length of the house. The master bath features double sinks, a garden tub and separate shower. The second bedroom is the favorite of overnight guests, as it also shares the 2nd deck, with accessibility through it’s own sliding glass door. The 3rd bedroom is even larger, and could be used as a bedroom for 2, and is located next to the updated full bath. A workshop is located in the over-sized garage. Skiing and docks are allowed on Crystal Lake.  All of this and it is just steps from the boutiques and restaurants in downtown Lake Mary.

Latest DIY Rehab Project – Office Door

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Contact me for more information on building a sliding barn door. Distressed wood supplies available in Sanford, FL and track available online.

Million+ Listing in St. Louis

million dollar listing

When this memory popped up on my Facebook page this morning, it made me smile. In St. Louis six years ago, this listing was my first taste of selling luxury real estate. The listing presentation was intense, with a good cop/bad cop atmosphere between the wife and husband. One recession and cross country move later, I’m ready for more.

Agent Preview

Red Brick Run

Tolaris agents toured this new Lake Forest listing this afternoon. 4864 Red Brick Run is a 4 bedroom/5 bath pool home that backs to water. The newly paved driveway and pool gave the house a fresh look. Priced at $639,000. Call for more information. 407-221-1772

Wilson Appreciation Program

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Wilson Elementary does so much for their students, along with the help of the PTA, room parents, and the Foundation. A Wilson Appreciation Program is available to all teachers, staff, administrators, and Wilson families who plan to buy or sell a home this year. Call 407-221-1772 or email SaraHayesSells@yahoo.com for more information.

Under Contract

Hangnest (1)After many real estate twists and turns with my buyer, the path ended at this stunning townhouse. Three stories of lovely finishes and quality workmanship. I love selling new construction! For more information on Kolter Homes and Grand Oaks at Heathrow, call 407-221-1772.

Sunny Florida

Sunny FL

On beautiful days like today, the pools and lakes look so pretty. Not from Florida? Interested in moving the the Sunshine State? It’s easier than you think.

Newest Terracina Listing

Newest Terracina Listing
Call for more information and to schedule a showing on the newest Terracina listing. It is an Oakland model, and features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. I actually rented an Oakland model when we first moved to Florida in 2010. I know every nook and cranny and hiding spot this unit offers. Yesterday I was able to have the first showing, and today I have another. Priced at $219,900.

Lake Markham Landings

Serving hot chocolate, coffee, and tea at Lake Markham Landings. Oh, and selling houses too. Come visit between 10:00 and 2:00.LML kitchen

Open House Saturday, Feb 13th from 11 am – 1 pm

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Do you love Downtown Lake Mary? The shops, the restaurants, the yoga studio? I invite you to stroll through tomorrow and then visit my Open House at 202 N. 5th Street from 11-1. The driveway is tricky to spot, so call if you miss it. Cookies to be served.

407-221-1772 / 407-322-5253