I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and graduated from NMU with a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising and Design. I left the area for 10 years lived on Nantucket Island off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, then in Chicago, Illinois. If you are looking for a new home and this is a new area to you I lived away long enough to appreciate how special our area is. Having been raised here, traveled, and lived away; I can offer both local knowledge and an understanding of what buyers and sellers are looking for. If you are looking to sell your home, I offer my professional home staging( juliewaaradesign.com) as a service and firmly believe in the merits of professional real estate photography to showcase your home. Your home is usually your largest financial asset and I believe in putting out your best sales effort from the beginning. I like to use Open Houses as a great way to showcase the uniqueness that your home has. I understand how emotional the home selling process can be after selling 3 of my own homes in the last 10 years. In selling your home; the biggest source of stress is the preparation, waiting and wondering. I will do my best to minimize those and get you to the next place that you would like to be.