A Light in the Window
RE-LOCATION GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE IN SEARCH OF A NEW HOME
Honor the space between no longer and not yet.” - Nancy Levin
A Light in the Window
is a referral and advisory service that provides guidance, information, and targeted real estate agent referrals to individuals and families in the process of re-locating, at no cost to them. While A Light in the Window began as a resource for clergy in transition, it is available to all who are on the move.
We live in unprecedented times. While some people are hunkering down at home, other states are reopening. In some states REALTORS are essential workers, in some not. In some states buyers are buying their new home sight unseen after viewing videos from their agent and/or friends who live at their destination, while others are using safe practices to view homes in real time. It's a confusing time for people who need to move. We are here to help you sort all that out. What I do is find you an agent who is savvy in all aspects of the real estate process, including best practices when it comes to COVID -19, is a good listener, and comes well recommended.
Even before introducing you to an agent I can provide you with information about real estate practices in the state you are moving to, and give you some good solid questions to use when interviewing the agent I refer to you. Think of me as a matchmaker. I find a good fit, and before you even speak to your agent you'll know a little something about them, and they about you. So you can jump right in to your business relationship knowing this is someone you can trust.
As you journey through that liminal space between "no longer", and "not yet" A Light in the Window is here to guide, reassure, and refer
FOCUS ON YOUR JOB SEARCH WHILE WE FOCUS ON YOUR HOME SEARCH.
Meet Maj-Britt (pronounced My-Britt) Pronounced
Transition Specialist, Minister, & REALTOR®
Reverend Maj-Britt Johnson, founder of A Light in the Window, is a veteran of moving. As a preacher’s kid (PK) she lived in eleven homes in seven states, and Japan while (sort of) growing up. She estimates she unpacked over 2000 boxes in her family’s several fabulously historic (read: shabby-"chic"), parsonages in the Midwest and New England, as well as their three Bronx apartments, and their ranch-style house in El Paso.
Start Your Journey!
I am grateful for the service Rev. Maj-Britt Johnson can provide for ministers who are moving to new locations. Finding a good place to live is so important to ministerial satisfaction.
Keith Kron, Director, Transitions Office, UUA
When I moved across the country to begin my retirement Maj-Britt was a trusted and reliable resource to help me get settled. She helped me find a house to purchase two months before my actual move. As a colleague I always knew she held my interests as priority while understanding my values. I highly recommend Maj-Britt as your referral guide while you are in transition.
Rev. Nan White
Maj-Britt (pronounced My Britt) Johnson was my minister for seven years. For part of that time, she was also my boss--since I was the Director of Religious Education. In both those roles, I found Maj-Britt to be an exceptionally intelligent woman who knew how to accomplish any task put before her. She is someone you can count on--if she says she'll do it, it will be done! Furthermore, she understands that a new minister has to get established quickly---and without blurring the boundaries between minister and congregant(s). I think that having other resources available to help locate housing would be an invaluable help to those who are moving. I would recommend that you give her services a try.
Sally Daniel, Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists
I had the pleasure of working with Maj-Britt for eight years when she served on the Fund for Unitarian Universalism. In that work we evaluated and made grants to innovative projects to grow Unitarian Universalism. Maj-Britt's ability to speak with applicants, understand their needs and dreams, and then translate that to the rest of the group was fantastic. She was able to combine a deep appreciation of what it takes to bring a vision to reality in terms of nuts and bolts as well as the emotional and spiritual components of the projects. She is open, trustworthy, intuitive and committed. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
Hillary Goodridge, Program Director, Unitarian Universalist Funding Program