For many years our winter vacation destination was “somewhere in Florida.” We owned two weeks of timeshare, and we always traded for a warm week at a coastal Florida location, giving us a break from the cold and snowy Midwest! And we dreamed about someday owning a place of our own at a warm-in-winter locale. So, every year we spent at least some of our vacation, looking at real estate. And, although we looked at many locations on both coasts of Florida, for us, no place ever quite compared to Sanibel Island.

So, almost 20 years ago, we purchased a condo on the beach, at Sanibel. Since then, we have spent most of our vacations, both winter and summer, on Sanibel, and have come to think of it as our island!

Now, after retiring from an amazing career with Deere & Company, I have decided to make Sanibel, Florida my residence. (Still spending some time in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.) And, combining my experience decorating/redecorating/remodeling several condos/homes (ours and others), and my recent retirement, I am delighted to be opening, Sanibel Home Staging.

In June I attended Becky Harmon’s Transformations Staging & Redesign School in Jacksonville, Florida. Then, in October I completed The Staging Diva (Debra Gould) Home Staging Training Program. These programs, in addition to my degree in Communication & Training from the University of Northern Iowa, and my many management & leadership roles at Deere, have prepared me for this new challenge!

Learn more about Sanibel Home Staging, and the projects I am working on, here in my blog. I look forward to hearing from you, and hope, that if you have a condo or home you want to sell, on Sanibel, Captiva, or in the surrounding area, you’ll consider Sanibel Home Staging.

Til next time…