Meet Flyhomie Chelsea!

What do you do at Flyhomes? I’m the Paralegal on the humble Legal team of three!

What did you do before joining Flyhomes? Moved cross-country from Buffalo, NY to Seattle, WA! In Buffalo, my hometown, I was working at a bank helping with filing notice of appearances for foreclosure actions and other litigation tasks.

What’s something unexpected that you’ve learned on the job? How many cute pets my fellow Flyhomies have! (Shout out to the #pets Slack channel)

What’s your #1 tip for homebuyers? I haven’t yet purchased a home myself, but I would say make a list of non-negotiables that you must have in your home! Don’t settle–but be willing to compromise. You can always put in the work and make your house your home, but you can’t reinvent the wheel unless you build your own house or do a ton of demo work.

How do you like to spend time when you’re not working? Going on hikes in the gorgeous PNW! I also love to read and have been obsessed with old episodes of Supermarket Sweep [my partner and I are plotting to get  on the reboot.]

What’s something about you that surprises people? I’m often the first one out on the dance floor at weddings, parties, etc. Oh and a new found skill–I’m really good at starting and tending bonfires (a big plus for me since I used to be very afraid of fire)

Pets, plants, or both? What makes you happy at home? Pets! I have two cats, Totoro and Satsuki (named after characters from My Neighbor Totoro–go watch it — in Japanese w/ subtitles — if you haven’t heard of it!). I would love to have plants as well, but the felines like to nibble and bat at greenery, so I’m putting that on hold until I have more space.

What neighborhood do you live in? Where else have you lived? Greenwood! This is the first place I’ve lived in Seattle.

What’s your favorite place in Greenwood? Spill a best-kept neighborhood secret spot (where do the locals go?) Coindexters! It’s a great arcade/bar that makes amazing grilled cheese–like my favorite, the ‘Mario’ which has pepperoni, mozzarella and marinara and really cool Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal ice cream treats. Plus you can play pinball and drink cocktails. And it’s right across the street from my place! Win, win, win! #WinningTogether

What do you love most about your home? 
The big windows. I keep the blinds all the way up to let in the most natural light. 

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