Emily Sells Fort Worth

Why Fort Worth?

You can ask different Fort Worth natives what they love about this city, and I guarantee that you will get a different answer every time. I love that, because to me, it gives a beautiful picture of the diversity that makes up our city.

To me, selling Fort Worth is the best job I could have! I truly love this place. I love the parks along the Trinity River. I love meeting up with friends on Magnolia Avenue and grabbing dinner at one of the myriad of amazing local restaurants. I love listening to live music at Brewed, grabbing a slice of cake at Stir Crazy Baked Goods, or sipping a cup of coffee at Buon Giorno.

To me, Fort Worth is the best of everything: big city with a small town feel and kind people who are very proud to be Texan. It’s an easy city to have pride in, to get involved with locally, and to live your life to its fullest.

So, whether you’ve been here for awhile and are looking for a change with a new season of life, or if you are trying to get to the Fort as fast as you can, I’d love to help you find your home.

 

Sincerely,

Emily Wardlaw

 

 

 

 

What’s the Hype with Hygge?

In my latest newsletter, I wrote a little bit about the word “Hygge” and how it fits into home decor and making your home a peaceful wonderful place to live. For those that don’t get the newsletter (you should, so subscribe!), I wanted to delve into it a little here.

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a danish word that expresses joy, calm, coziness, and pleasure in moments. The design style was adopted by the way that the Danish people decorate their home to withstand the dark cold winter months. With minimalist Scandinavian decor on the rise, I started seeing this Hygge concept begin to pop up in home design blogs and articles that I follow.

And let me tell you, I LOVE IT.

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It gives the minimalist feel, which though clean, aesthetically pleasing and simple, can sometimes feel a little cold. Because Hygge really is a “feeling” word in the Danish language, it requires to designer to be present in the space and enjoy it!

Some of the elements that stand out to me in a Hygge decor scheme are:

 

  • Candles, Lamps, and as MUCH natural light as you can shove in through your windows! As most of you know, natural light helps to foster a clean, bright atmosphere in your home, while candles and warm lamp light help cozy up your room!
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  • Color. In scandanavian and minimalist design, you see more monochromatic tendencies where with hygge decor, there is a little more color, which I love! Pops of color draw the eye and warm up spaces that can seem a little chilly with all neutrals. brabbu-ambience-press-21-HR
  • Throws. There is always some type of beautiful, chunky, wooly, woven, blanket in almost every picture that I look at. A throw adds texture to your space and gives the feel of the room being “lived in”. Its takes the comfort level up a notch, where people may feel a little more welcome to “put their feet up”. f61150d51da64d54651ea220bd9a98de

 

There are tons of studies and books on hygge, and how healthy it can be to slow down and choose to be cozy and comfortable with people that you love. The word is both a verb and noun, and now is also a type of decor. How cool is that!?

If you want to see some of my favorite Hygge home decor, click here!

Thanks for reading!

Emily

So What Exactly Does A Real Estate Agent Do?

Over the course of the last several weeks, I have had multiple people give me a similar statement, :

“What exactly does a real estate agent do?”

Of course when asked that question, there are SO many things that could be said, but honestly, as soon as I started working with clients, it became even more evident how important it is to have a real estate agent.

 

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  1. Education – Real Estate Agents must pass the national and state exam to be licensed. Everything from contract writing to ethics is covered in these classes, and real estate agents learn in depth how to serve their clients. On top of that, a real estate agent can’t officially sell homes until they are backed by a broker, and the great part about this, is that the brand new real estate agent gets to learn from experienced agents around them. What a great way to set agents up for success.
  2.  Neighborhood Knowledge – I spend big chunks of my day driving around the Fort, and learning about the city and the neighborhoods. I’m on MLS every day looking at new listings and checking to see what’s hit the market, and what has sold. It’s a time investment, something that people usually don’t have the time to do as they are working during the day. Trusting that your agent is on top of what’s happening in the city and what homes are available should be a big encouragement and stress reliever!
  3. Paperwork – A normal contract is 9 pages long and that isn’t counting addendums, contingencies, and acknowledgements! What a relief to know that you’ve chosen someone who understands that signing your name multiple times connected with a substantial amount of money can be stressful, and is okay answering questions and explaining when you have questions.
  4. It’s About YOU! – As a real estate agent, my job, literally, is to work as hard as I can to benefit my clients. Not only am I contractually obligated to do it, I want to! You are making one of the biggest decisions that you will make financially in your life. Talk about exciting, stressful, scary, and filled with the potential for an amazing future. I’m here to walk you through the big decisions, the emotional ups and downs, and to work excellently to help you find your home.

And THAT, is why you want me to be your realtor!

Sincerely,

Emily Wardlaw
Moore Real Estate