183. Danielle Gillespie

House Hacking Your Way To Success in Real Estate

Danielle is a second generation real estate agent with a passion for helping others, investing and all things real estate. To say that she has been doing this career since she was in diapers is no metaphor. Danielle was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where her family enjoyed taking advantage of the great lakes, the changing seasons and the opportunities in the glass city.

Danielle received her MBA from the University of Toledo with a concentration in finance, so finding a good deal or making one of her own is definitely her thing. Danielle and her husband Bret moved to Wilmington when they decided it was time for a change and not living at the beach was no longer an option. They traveled their way along the east coast looking for a new city to call home. It was important to them that they find a community where they could become established and really make an impact. Once they stumbled upon Wilmington, there was no going back, they knew they had found their home where they could grow their roots deep and wide.

She enjoys living the island life in Carolina Beach and taking their two doodles to the beach! Danielle enjoys traveling the world, trying new recipes and spending quality time at the gym. Her friends would say that she is driven, genuine, has a strong work ethic and likes to have a good time. Catch her on HGTV, Island Life!

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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Lodge Noir😍

There are three specific things we want to talk about that we love about Lodge Noir, especially in regards to staging.

1. They have an amazing dedicated workspace that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great for anyone working from home!

2. They have a game room with a pool table and foosball table… perfect for a rainy day! It also catches your eye in the photos, especially if you’re looking to travel with a group.

3. Let’s talk LIGHTING 💡 This is something that often gets overlooked in design, and we talk about it often. They have a ton of overhead and secondary lighting fixtures that are AMAZING and lend to the design. Including exterior lighting (we love a bistro light!) They also have bedside lamps in each of their bedrooms. We see hosts leave these out a lot… don’t leave these out!

Well done Lodge Noir!

Also… there are over 12,000 posts on this hashtag and tons of people are following it. THANK YOU!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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