Happy Tuesday to you! With a new week brings another “Meet the Agent” blog. This week features Nest’s own Martha Campbell and we talk beginner’s luck, good design and her love of Charlottesville!
Nest Realty: How did you get into real estate?
Martha Campbell: A brother-in-law who is a real estate superstar encouraged me….he said I’d be a natural. Being a Realtor has never felt like a “job,” it has been a great choice of roles. It has been wonderful getting to meet all kinds of folks. I like to listen and learn so I can figure out what they are after and then be able to help them find the perfect home.
NR: Looking back at the first property you ever sold for a client, was it what you expected?
MC: A property near Walton’s mountain with a pool. It was the first property my clients looked at. It was deceptively easy! I called my brother-in-law and told him my first clients bought the first house they looked at. I told him thank you for encouraging me to jump into such a great business! Little did I know….that was beginners luck and every deal is different. The next time might not be quite that easy!
NR: I know you grew up in Florida, which is very different than here. What’s your favorite time of the year in C’ville? Why?
MC: I grew up in a state with one season, so Spring and Fall seem like magic tricks. Leaves changing colors and tulips coming up out of the ground will always amaze me. If I had to pick just one, I’d have to go with Spring….there is nothing like the feeling of emerging from winter and watching things turn green and flowers appearing!
NR: What’s the most important room in a house? Why?
MC: It has to be the kitchen. It’s where we gather together to share meals. Meals bring us together. It’s a room where we invite our family and friends to spend time together. Whether the kitchen is large or small, it is often the heartbeat of the home.
NR: You are making me want to plan a dinner party! Dream celebrity client?
MC: Please don’t laugh…Martha Stewart! I can’t resist!
NR: Ha! Martha Stewart. Speaking of dinner parties…
MC: You laughed! It’s because I adore her simplicity of taste both indoors and out. Beautiful and simple – you can do this too – style for the entire home, including the exterior and yard. The outside of a home is just as important as the inside….landscaping, exterior finishes, etc.
NR: Her homes do showcase her exquisite taste. What’s YOUR idea of the perfect home?
MC: My perfect home would be a great design – small, efficient, a great roof line (not complex) and a large kitchen with eat in breakfast/dining room. Loads of natural light and great cross ventilation. Light colors, almost stark and free of clutter and great storage ideas. I have a photo…would you like to see it!