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 – professionally anyway 🙂
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.