Me ~ Lisa LaBelle
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I transitioned into real estate in early 2012 after a successful twenty year career in radio advertising, marketing and management.  My passion is crafting campaigns that work with technology today which has made me a Multi-Million-Dollar-Real-Estate-Agent within a few short years.  Ho-Hum.  Sound familiar?

Really ~ This is me:

I am a full time real estate agent. Actually, much more than full time. I work early mornings, evenings and weekends; whenever is convenient for my client. I love what I do, so quite often it really doesn’t feel like “work”.  My philosophy about real estate is that I am here to help two parties (buyer and seller) find each other and complete a transaction – I think the key to that is managing (each others) expectations.  Let’s talk about how we will work together – Communication – Texts? Emails? Do you fax or do you like to scan? What is the best way to get a hold of you?  Let’s talk about why we will work together – You like things done fast with little explanation as you are selling your 4th home – Or are you a new home buyer and need more guidance along the way?

I will be able to tell right away if we will work together successfully.  If I feel that we won’t, I will be upfront and honest.  I like responses within a day.  I like when buyers have relationships with lenders and know what their comfort level is when looking for a home.  I like realistic expectations when pricing your home.  If I don’t think it will sell at $450,000 just because you refaced the kitchen counters – well, I will tell you that upfront.  Still want to price at $450,000?  Cool – Let’s do it for 5 days and if there are little showings and no offers, then we can adjust to the market.  I like clean ~  No clutter, muss or fuss.  Pictures should be viewed through a buyers eyes.  I like emotion ~ If we disagree, it’s OK to raise our voices – Sometimes I need to hear it in your voice to understand you better.  These are conversations BEFORE listing your home.  I want to know your expectations.

Buying and selling homes are emotional experiences – and expensive ones too.  I mean, you aren’t buying a new pair of shoes here. The two “emotions” are HEART and HEAD.  And those are sometimes conflicting – especially when there is more than one person involved in the decision making process. I can be your therapist, too.

I am an advocate for my clients. My job is to obtain the best price, terms and conditions for MY client, not to worry about the other parties’ preferences or feelings. But, I find that real estate transactions are far more satisfying to both parties when closing is a pleasant experience for everyone.  Everyone involved in the transaction has the same goal in mind – but takes a different path to get there.  I’m here to help you find the way.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~Robert Frost