There is a certain connection I instantly feel when talking to other moms, like we are all in the same boat together. It’s interesting to me how many times I can chat with a mom I have just met, but feel like I have known them forever.
Such was the case last week when I had the opportunity to meet Michele Kader and Kylie McCollough of the Kader McCollough Group at HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage, two Orange County real estate professional mom-preneurs juggling successful careers while raising young families.
The women have a combined 15 years experience in the Orange County real estate market in luxury high end sales and have sold over $165 million dollars in real estate.
In Michele’s award winning career, she has sold one of the most expensive homes in OC and has represented celebrity clientele.
Working with transactions of this magnitude means she has vast experience negotiating tough deals. Her experience in negotiation means she can work tooth and nail to save every penny, something vitally important to families!
Kylie was a former advertising executive for CBS and has lived and worked on all 7 continents, giving her international experience so important in today’s global world.
When Michele and Kylie became moms at roughly the same time, they realized their business was shifting in a beautiful way as they were able to hone in and specialize in serving Orange County families in the same phase of life.
Kylie has a 3 year old son and 4 month old baby boy and Michele has a 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son, so they are fellow mommies entrenched in the deliriously fun, yet crazy trenches of life with little ones.
Both are also actively involved in local mom’s groups. Kylie is the Philanthropy Chair at the Newport Coast Mom’s Club and both women are active members of MOPS.
They know what you are looking for…
They both intimately understand the needs of a growing family and offer a special expertise families are looking for in Orange County real estate. Namely:
~ Home layouts/floor plans attractive to growing families
~ Local parks and playgrounds
~ Information on public and private schools in the neighborhoods and school rank
~ Local family and child activities
~ Best neighborhoods for families based on what you are looking for
They understand your busy schedule…
Many people look for properties by driving around looking at Open House signs on the weekends, but you often can’t tell at first glance much about the property.
Kylie and Michele can take your “wish list” when looking for a home (minimum number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, lot size, neighborhood, etc.) and can be on top of the listings to notify you when a potential property becomes available. Therefore, saving you time and energy by doing the work to monitor, track and preview properties that might be a potential fit for your family.
Using their user-friendly Property Valet, you can also sign up to receive email notifications of new listings before the general public with a customized search,while saving properties from previous searches. It’s a one-stop destination to help you keep tabs on the properties that interest you.
They understand the challenges of selling a home with young kids and are there to help you…
Being moms themselves, they will work with you on getting your home in prime condition to sell, which can entail getting a handle on the “toy scenario.” I know you know the one I am talking about mamas!
They will make sure your home is able to be shown in a way that is least invasive to your family (and they understand the precious 1 – 3pm nap time is off limits for many moms!)
From working to de-clutter the toys, enforcing a shoes off rule, and creating a marketing plan to help show your home in its best light, they will help you through a process that can sometimes seem daunting.
Home prices are going up in OC…
2013 is shaping up to be a good year in the real estate market, with evidence of rising home prices. I know that is VERY good news for many who have waited for signs of a rebound.
So, if you are considering selling, buying or both, you can feel confident with Michele and Kylie’s experience that you are in the best hands to hold yours through the process.
Follow them on Facebook…
Follow the Kader McCollough Group on Facebook for the latest OC real estate news and other fun local topics such as market updates, celebrity real estate news, design ideas, organizing tips and giveaways for their Facebook followers every month!
Michele Kader ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 949.280.3245
Kylie McCollough ~ email@example.com ~ 949.244.1256
[Disclosure: Kader McCollough Group is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor and I am thrilled to be working with them to spread the word about their valuable service for OC families.]