About Lisa Teach & Associates

Harmony Goetz, Realtor® & Home Stylist

Staging, redesign or having a staging consult prior to putting your home on the market means you are committed to having it look its absolute best. You are trusting a professional stylist to help you achieve a look that will attract more buyers, help buyers envision themselves in your home and sell your home faster at a higher price.

I have a natural eye for design and that, paired with my attention to detail, can bring any space to life. A city girl at heart, I’m originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, but moved to the East Coast 12 years ago. My journey with Lisa Teach began two years ago as her client. In 2017, shortly after Lisa launched Nesting – Home Staging & Redesign as an exclusive service to her clients, I joined her team as a home stylist. My work with Nesting sparked an interest in the real estate side of the business. In 2018 I obtained my real estate license and have since cultivated a new passion helping clients find the right house to call home as as agent with Lisa Teach & Associates. I approach everything in life with dedication and enthusiasm and have a strong desire to help others.

When selling your home you want professional real estate photos that will “wow” potential home buyers. You need someone who understands the market and knows what they are looking for; someone who can transform your home in a way that will help market it to its utmost potential, making the selling process as effortless as possible for you. I am confident I can provide that as a home stylist and I’m eager to assist buyers looking to purchase a home.

Brenda de la Cruz, Realtor®Brenda de la Cruz

Buying a home is a big deal, whether it’s your first or your fifth. And selling your home is equally as important. It can be a daunting process with lots of questions and roadblocks along the way. When you encounter those, you want someone you can trust to put your mind at ease and make you feel confident in your decisions. You want the best in real estate when it comes to buying or selling your home.

I approach every client as an individual with unique needs and concerns. As a Maryland native and longtime resident of Frederick and Washington Counties, I’ve built a strong knowledge base for the communities in which I live and work. I can help you problem solve while guiding you through the process of home buying and selling. I began studying real estate at Shepherd College in 1987 and went on to work at a title company in the early 1990’s before taking some time off from the business to care for my late husband. In January of 2016, I returned to work and have been sharing my passion with real estate clients ever since.

My professional and personal experiences have shaped me into an agent who is always up for a challenge with the right blend of tenacity and integrity. I devote much of my spare time to organizations and events through which I can honor my husband’s memory, such as the Hagerstown Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society and the Heat It to Beat It Walk for Dr. Armando Sardi of Mercy Hospital in Baltimore.

As my client you will receive the utmost professionalism and expertise to guide you through the real estate process. Whether you’re looking to buy your dream home or thinking of putting your home on the market, I can’t wait to see how I can help you!

JoDee Westfall, Home Stylist

Staging and redesign, much like selling your home, are the kind of thing you commit to with careful thought and consideration. You’re entrusting a professional home stylist to come into your home and create a cohesive look that will make your home stand out among the competition to potential buyers. Staging and redesign are proven tools to help get your home sold faster at a higher price. All you need is the right home stylist.

Originally a West Coast gal from California, I relocated to Maryland four years ago and met Lisa Teach when purchasing my new home. She launched Nesting — Home Staging & Redesign in 2017 and I joined her team as a home stylist. I never shy away from a challenge and my goal is to make each property shine brightly. I also happen to believe there’s no such thing as too much coffee, and that shopping of any kind should be considered cardio. As both a wife and mother, I understand the importance of functionality and practicality in a home, but I also believe there should be sprinkles of fabulous here and there. Those special touches are my signature style, and they take they look of your home from ordinary to extraordinary.

Staging is not the same as interior decorating; it involves strategically decorating a space with the buyer in mind. You need someone who possess both the knowledge and skillset to create a look for your unique property that will photograph well and stand out among similar listings. With my help, you’ll be hearing “under contract” and “sold” as buyers fall in love with your home.

Bailey French, Home Stylist Assistant

Staging your home requires a reliable, dedicated individual who can take direction, be on their feet for long periods of time and be physically active. It requires a team player who is respectful of your personal property, careful with fragile home decor accessories and someone who can do some very heavy lifting. Home stylists and assistants have to maneuver furniture in and out of properties, up and down stairs and around tight corners, with great attention to detail in everything they do. Home stylist assistants help home stylists in many different ways from loading the van at the warehouse all the way to completion of staging a property.

I am excited to begin this chapter of my life with Nesting – Home Staging & Redesign. I’m a 19-year-old student, studying Nutritional Science through Purdue University Global. In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family, especially in the outdoors. I love to hike, swim, and be active! I feel a strong connection to community and enjoy volunteering with a local youth cheerleading program. It’s important to me to give back to the community that had such a large impact in raising me.

As a client of Nesting – Home Staging & Redesign and Lisa Teach & Associates you will come into contact with real estate and home staging professionals dedicated to getting your home sold. I’m happy to be a part of this winning combination and can’t wait to learn more from this knowledgeable team.

Charissa HippCharissa Hipp, Marketing Communications Specialist

Real estate is a fast-paced industry with lots of competition for attention. Having a team member on staff dedicated to marketing across a multi-channel environment frees up agents to focus on what’s most important — clients’ needs. Creating an effective communication strategy, crafting messages and disseminating those to the public requires a savvy marketing professional. 

I have 20 years of experience in marketing communications. A Maryland girl through and through, my writing and photographs have been widely published throughout the region and beyond. I knew as early as middle school that I wanted to go to college and major in journalism. My rigorous training at the University of Maryland School of Journalism prepared me for my work in public relations, marketing and content creation. I began my career with the National Park Service and have spent much of the past 20 years working in travel and tourism. When I’m not trying to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing world of social media marketing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. I have a passion for the outdoors and I enjoy sharing the therapeutic benefits of hiking with other women as an ambassador for Girls Who Hike Maryland.

Regardless of the business or non-profit I am marketing, I believe professionalism in each and every detail is of the utmost importance — from the quality of photographs to the specific words used to convey a message. That level of attention to detail fits in extremely well with the rest of the team at Lisa Teach & Associates and I’m proud to be among such hard-working women.

 

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