Now calling Pittsburgh Home!

Lori Baden with eXp Realty explains her recent move to the Pittsburgh area.

So, as I noted a few months ago in my last post, we sold our beloved barn home in South Carolina. We now call the Pittsburgh area home. Center Township in Beaver County to be exact, just 10-15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport where Joe now works for Allegiant Airlines.

We are happy to be back home for multiple reasons. First, it is “home” for Joe. We are living in the house he grew up in. We are literally the 3rd generation of his family to live here. His grandfather, Paul Salinshick built this home in 1946 with lumber cut off the property. His dad, Roy “Gus” Baden and his mother, Sue (Salinshick) lived in this home and raised Joe and his brother Bill, and sister Debbie.

It’s been an adventure so far for sure. And LOTS of work. We are keeping some family heirlooms and furniture pieces, but we also trashed a full dumpster and at least a couple hundred contractor bags full of junk. I think the garbage men must hate us. LOL. But we are making progress.

We will take the profit we made on our home there and put it into remodeling here. We have tackled some small projects ourselves but we have a huge kitchen and master bath remodel that we are interviewing contractors for. Turns out, they are just as much (or more) in demand here as they were in South Carolina, so we may have to wait our turn for a few months.

Also, this move puts me much closer to my father who I just found thru Ancestry.com back in January. He lives in the Morgantown, WV area just about 1.5 hours away. We have a lot of lost time to make up for and we have already spent a day together in September on his farm, and also just Thanksgiving together here last week. My mother also lives about an hour and 40 minutes away in WV.

So yes, we are home and we love it here. Everybody keeps asking how I’ll handle the cold since I’ve lived in the Carolinas since 1999. Well, I’ll tell you how… EASY! I LOVE IT! After all, I’m 51 years of age and a woman, and in this time of my life, I’m always warm. LOL! I truly have missed the snow and am praying for a White Christmas!

I’m in the process of working on sitting for my Pennsylvania Real Estate license. I filed the initial application this past week, but I still have some more forms to submit. I have lots to learn I’m sure but look forward to helping sellers and buyers in the area soon with my 21 years’ experience. Stay tuned!

And in the meantime, I still have an active SC Real Estate License and can help facilitate referrals anywhere around the world. Let me know how I can help you or someone you know!

Welcome Darren and Missy Yost to eXp Realty!

Welcome Darren and Missy Yost to eXp Realty! We are stoked to have you!

 

I am “Super Stoked” to announce that Darren and Missy Yost have joined eXp Realty !

Welcome Darren and Missy Yost to eXp Realty

The Yost Group is a husband and wife team that together have a process in place that delivers an unbeatable customer experience to their clients and customers. That is why they are a top producing team and rising stars in the Greater Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head areas of South Carolina.

As a writer for Inman News, Missy has her finger on the pulse of real estate on a national level. She teaches other brokers and agents throughout the United States and the world about best practices and trends in the current market. Her warm and inviting nature gives a level of comfort to everyone she meets.

As a Military Relocation Professional, Darren works with clients worldwide who are relocating to the Greater Beaufort area. He has a process to ease the stress of relocation. He is patient and kind and always available to answer questions.

Personally, Darren and Missy relocated from Cincinnati to Bluffton six years ago. They now call Hardeeville home and are very involved with their community. They enjoy family, friends, and their French Bulldog Zoey. But most of all, they love living the dream in the Lowcountry 365 days a year.

Call them today at 843-707-6956!

#exprealtyproud

 

Reasons to celebrate…

It’s been a while and this will be short, but expect to see more posts from me soon, but I have lots of reasons to celebrate during these trying times.  I always try to focus on the positive and hope you are too.

I’m celebrating my daughter Hannah who graduated with honors amongst the chaos of Covid 19, from Belmont University and just moved to Nashville permanently to pursue a career in music business.

I’m celebrating the health of my son Jacob who is Charlotte and praying that he finds another job soon. He’s super smart and great at health and nutrition which a lot people need right now, so I’m hoping he’ll focus on that vs Food and Beverage.

I’m celebrating that my husband Joe has kept his job at Gulfstream so far, although he was switched to weekends. But that may not be an entirely bad thing…

Because… I’m celebrating that I’m now back in real estate sales full time vs being in a Broker or Management position. That means I’ll have my weekends free to work with you or someone you know.

I’m celebrating eXp Realty because even though they had to make some recent cutbacks, this model was built for this economic crises. We still have over 60 hrs of live training and networking per week!

I’m also celebrating that we now have over 28,000 agents that I can refer you to in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.

Let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton/ Beaufort markets or if you need a great referral agent. 853.505.3132

And last but not least, I’m celebrating Mother’s Day weekend. It’s the hardest and best job I’ve ever had. I’m sure all of you will join me in that celebration!

I look forward to more celebrations with you.

My early Mother’s Day Roses

 

So I Did This Thing…

Find out why I’m no longer Lori Bee.

So in case you didn’t notice,  my name has changed.   Yes, that’s a good thing.  Actually, a great thing.   I got married on Black Friday, ending 47 years of Bachelorhood for my Joe.  LOL.

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Signing the license and ending 47 years of Bachelorhood !

 

Actually, I’m the one that’s blessed… he waited 47 years to find “the one.”

We got married at home here in our barn. It was a gloriously beautiful fall day.  Just perfect.  I hope all of you will rejoice with us.  We are truly best friends, in love.

And as a side note, I’ve been crazily busy with work too.  Yes, I’m still in real estate. Still with eXp Realty.  It’ll be 4 years soon.  Since then we’ve grown from just over 1000 agents to 25,000+ nationally, and from 40 to well over 700 here in SC.  Production volume has grown from $90 million a year in 2017 to over $581 million here in SC, in 2019.  To say I’m proud, is an understatement! As Designated Managing Broker, I oversee operations in South Carolina for this wonderful company.

We have over 30 agents here locally to assist you, and I do referrals all the time.  Locally, statewide and nationally.  Let me know if I can assist you in finding your piece of paradise, like I’ve found mine.  It would be my pleasure.

Introducing Kasia Pawelek

Introducing Kasia Pawelek, now with eXp Realty, serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Hardeeville and beyond.

Super stoked to make this announcement and introduce Kasia Pawelek to everyone!


A savvy business woman and a breakthrough scientist with an artistic soul. Kasia specializes in residential and commercial real estate in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, and Beaufort. Over the years she has represented clients in sales and purchases of houses, condos, new construction, and land. She has earned FIVE STAR reviews from her clients and countless testimonials show 100% satisfaction with her service and knowledge of the area. She is an experienced professional that utilizes cutting edge technology. Kasia is there for her clients though the full process and beyond including recommending contractors, inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and many other professionals as well as helping with moving and local advice.
Upon moving to South Carolina from Michigan, Kasia was smitten with the Lowcountry and its housing opportunities. As an artist, she appreciates the beauty, symmetry, and picturesque views from homes and as a mathematician she focuses on market data, practicality, and investment potential of homes. That’s an ideal mix of both the artistic soul and realistic approach that would make your house both functional and beautiful, all at the right price. She loves working with buyers and sellers. She is committed to taking customer service to the next level. The only thing that gives her job satisfaction is seeing the fulfilled smile on her client’s face. As a co-owner of a small, local, real estate rental business she has developed an innovative and cutting-edge approach to marketing, market data analysis, and newest technology.
She is a world traveler and has wide international experience and collaborations. She can help arrange a professional to facilitate translations in Spanish, Polish, German, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Chinese. She gives her 100% in all her career endeavors.

Welcome Kasia ! Proud to be in business with you!
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