Teresa Duerst Haufle
ABR, ASP, Accredited Staging Professional, Broker Associate, GRI, MRP
A REALTOR® is a REALTOR*, right? Not quite. Each has a unique combination of experience, education, professional experience, and personal taste. Choosing the right Realtor should include understanding such defining characteristics. Here are some of the things that make me the Realtor I am.
I began my adult life with a hammer in my hand. Literally. After earning my B.S. in Architecture and Art History, I completed a Carpenter Apprenticeship, becoming a Journeyman Carpenter, with Local 314 Carpenters Union. That was truly an invaluable, hands-on education about construction. When I say a home has ‘good bones’ or that it will be easy to remove a wall to enlarge a room, it’s because I’ve built them from the foundation up.
But I didn’t stop there. A love for design and architecture lead me to dive deeper into those disciplines, and I have the professional certifications to prove it. That love for design allows me to find the gems in the marketplace that may be suffering from unfortunate, but easily updatable, interiors.
My real passion for architecture means that I’m always on the lookout for architecturally significant homes. Even when not currently for sale, I always have time to tour a great piece of design, no matter the style or condition. I can’t help but see possibilities, no matter how rough it may look today. Great designs deserve to live on, and I love helping make sure they do. Personally, I’m a sucker for a Mid-Century Rambler with a bad 80’s remodel. Such homes are diamonds in the rough, and I’m just the person to help bring them back to life.
My long career as a carpenter, designer, and home-flipper has given me an eye for what works, what’s easily fixable, and what’s not worth wasting time on. My extensive experience as a Project Manager helps me guide you through every step of the home-buying or home-selling process in the most efficient way possible, saving you stress, aggravation, and often, thousands of dollars.
But more than that, I believe the best thing I can do is match you with the home that meets not only your needs today, but also those in your future, all while fulfilling your most heartfelt desires. The perfect match. We’ll find it—together.