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The Heart Of The ROC

January 8, 2020

The Heart of The ROC!


I’m a girl that was born and raised in Rochester, New York. I’m also the real estate broker owner of ROC City Realty, a locally owned small business real estate firm. I grew up in the 10th ward aka the Maplewood neighborhood. Since becoming a realtor, I’ve always felt that buying a home isn’t just about the home and it’s features; it’s also about the community and it’s people. That’s why I want to share my love for the Rochester community with you starting from MY beginning, to the present, and then the future, all from eyes of a real estate broker.


I’ll highlight my fondest memories of this city, my family, small businesses, renting versus owning, investment properties, Kodak, being a young mother, becoming the broker owner of RCR, and many other hidden gems of Rochester. I have so many memories of the City of Rochester and of my hood (the maplewood community) that always fill my heart when I reflect on my childhood. The memories are so warm to my heart because not only was I raised in the maplewood neighborhood, but I still live there and I have raised both of my children just a few blocks away from my childhood home.

My journey in the maplewood community began before I was born; I was raised in our first family home in Rochester being that my parents immigrated from Haiti. My family was brought over by a man named Dr.Miller , who recruited immigrants from Haiti to work for Kodak.  My father has always held Dr. Miller in such high regard as he was the one who made my father “Charlie!” . Yup…papi won the golden ticket… and I’ll explain that more in our next blog post for a new life in the ROC. Rochester has provided my family and I with so much that I’ve decided to share it with you all #theheartoftheroc.

I’ve been wanting to share my blog for such a long time and I’m finally ready! As we canvas the Flower City together I’m going to show you how the Roc has helped to shape me into the person that I am today, and how I know it’s doing the same for my daughters in a more colorful paint. I’m entering 2020 saying thank you to God, my family, my haitian culture, and lastly the Roc for all the love the past 43 years. I hope you all enjoy!

ROC City… The Heart of The ROC!

Sellers… It’s Spring Time!

July 25, 2017


The first thing someone sees when they drive by your home is the exterior upkeep. This is known as a curb appeal.

One way to attract buyers is to throw a fresh coat of paint onto the exterior of your home.

Another way to attract a buying audience is by adding mulch/ flower bed to the front of your home. This makes your home look friendly and leaves it with clean, put together look.

To learn more ways to get your home ready for selling, contact your trusted Real Estate Advisor at ROC City Realty!

Looking for top dollar when selling your home?

July 18, 2017

Looking for top dollar when selling your home? The mechanics of your home play an important role when gaining a great return on your real estate investment.

Renovations to your windows and roof can provide an 80% return rate when selling your home.

Replacing the siding on your home can earn you a 92.8% return rate.

Kitchen improvements can boost your return rate by almost 93%.

It is important to understand these statistics before deciding whether or not to give your home a face lift.


Call your trusted Real Estate Advisor at ROC City realty when considering to do so!

The Power of Paint!

July 11, 2017


Painting the interior of your home can give it an entirely new feel and look. If you’re looking to sell, paint is the perfect, cheap way to attract buyers. Here are some neat tricks to help you pick the right colors for your home!


Lightening can completely change the look of paint in a room. When choosing a color, make sure you test it on the wall prior to painting the entire room.

 Check for undertones 

Many colors of paint have undertones, so certain colors in the room might bring out a tint in the paint.

Match your paint with any type of flooring, wood finishes, countertops, or tile you might have.

Matte or Semi Gloss?

Always check out the downsides to both matte and semi gloss paint before deciding which one to use. While matte is less durable, semi gloss will show any type of imperfections the walls might have.

Emotional State

Always focus on what room you’re painting and what emotional feel it gives. For example, bedrooms should give off a calm/relaxing feel while kitchens should give off a vibrant/energetic feel.

Don’t paint everything white!!

while keeping the room’s trim and ceiling white may make the room look clean and put together, painting the entire house is not an appealing look.

Combine warm with neutral

Warm and neutral colors are the way to go when selling your home. Not everyone likes hot pink walls in their living room, but a nice beige or brown is normally appealing to the eye.

Sellers… Increase the value of your home with these improvements!

July 4, 2017


Lets face it, over the years our homes don’t always live up to the modern styles of todays world. If you’re selling or plan to in the future, one of the smartest things you can do is take the time to spruce things up.

Upgrade your kitchen

Replacing your cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring can really increase the value of your home and intrigue buyers who view your home once its on the market.

Bathroom remodel

There are simple things you can do to your bathroom to make it look more appealing. Adding a master vanity or new sink can easily make your bathroom look modern and fresh. Other things you can do is replace the flooring, or update your tub/shower.

Open up floor plan

Many buyers look at homes and end up losing interest because of the size of the rooms. Don’t be afraid to knock some walls down, the bigger the room the more appealing the home!

Finish basement

Nobody likes basements, they can be dark and cold and honestly, not very catchy to the average eye. Finishing your basement adds a whole other level to your home. Many people use finished basements for extra bedrooms, a secondary living room, or even an office space.

For all of these improvements, make sure you speak with your trusted real estate advisor at ROC City Realty first!