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About Jamie

Hi, my name is Jamie Erfle and I am obsessed with houses. (So much so that I am now a licensed Real Estate Agent for the Philly suburbs! www.jamieerfle.com ) But its not just the homes themselves that I am obsessed with… it’s all of the fun and happy things happening inside… like cooking meals, time spent with family, getting dressed, cleaning, decorating, etc. Pretty much anything geared toward the home that is organic, all natural and “green” gets me especially excited!

When I’m not working you can usually find me in an exercise class or out running. I recently completed my first marathon (in between kids #3 and #4) and plan to run another! I love to challenge myself both professionally and personally and to keep learning and growing.

Home Buyer Tip – Location Location Location

Posted by November 7, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
THe biggest home buying tip I always give clients is to buy a home in the neighborhood, area or school district that you love.  Almost everything cosmetic about a home can be changed, but location can not.  Here’s a great example of the before and after of the exterior of my own home. BEFORE: The… Read More…

Vegan Lasagna (For meat and cheese lovers)

Posted by October 24, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
I have a few different recipes for lasagna, this one is for someone who is transitioning, wants comfort food, or truly misses and needs the flavor and texture of meat and cheese. This is kid and husband approved! Recipe: Chop up 3 cloves garlic, 1 onion, mushrooms, zucchini and carrots into a large saucepan and… Read More…

The New Rules for Sellers

Posted by September 18, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
If you, or someone you know, is planning to sell their home in the next few years, this article is spot on and explains exactly what we are seeing right now! 5 outdated seller beliefs agents should debunk

Deck Reveal!

Posted by July 14, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
Final deck reveal! My house is always a work in progress so I’ll try to share as much of my projects and lessons learned as possible. I am really happy with the Timbertech Azek decking material!  It does not get hot in the sun all day like some other materials do and is highly scratch… Read More…

Coming Soon in Bryn Mawr!

Posted by May 16, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
Gorgeous French colonial coming to market next week in Bryn Mawr, Haverford School District.  4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with a fully finished walkout basement.  Lots of recent updates including new roof, hardwood flooring throughout 1st floor, new carpeting on 2nd floor, quartz kitchen countertops, fresh paint both inside and outside and more!  Click here to… Read More…

The New Darker Kitchen

Posted by April 8, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
White kitchens have reigned supreme for years now due to their timeless appeal.  However, the darkness is moving in… lately we are starting to see grey, navy and even black become popular choices for cabinetry.   Would you try this new trend?  If so, which photos are your favorites?

How to Research your Realtor

Posted by March 19, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
Hiring a realtor to represent you in a transaction is a big deal since you will be working with that person very closely.  Aside from asking them questions when you meet in person, Zillow also has a great tool to help you research potential agents through their Agent Finder.  Here you can find out if… Read More…

Marie – Kondo Effect

Posted by February 24, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
Who has watched the Netflix documentary Tidying Up with Marie Kondo?  I really enjoyed it!  Too many things around me actually gives me anxiety so one of my favorite activities is donating haha.  I try to do it several times a year.  I will start out with a bag or a box and when I… Read More…

Cozy Winter Decorating Tips

Posted by January 23, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
Before we moved to our bigger home, I used to love taking down our holiday décor because it gave me my space back.  Now that we are in a bigger home, the house feels empty and dim after we take down our holiday decorations.  I used Randi Garrett’s tips for helping your home feel cozy… Read More…

2019 Home Design Trends from Houzz

Posted by January 2, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
What’s trending in home design for 2019? Houzz just published their top 32 pics! My favorites are more highly organized laundry and kitchen areas for smaller spaces (no need to expand), more relaxed kitchen seating (love dining nooks that create a casual living room feel), upper cabinets that extend down onto the actual countertops (with… Read More…