I believe certain componets are inperative in becoming a successful real estate agent; first and foremost, the necessity to be a "People Person", one must enjoy getting to know people, perceptiveness of their needs, wants and likes plus patient understanding that much can change several times during the course the relationship. Second, continuing education, knowledge of the market both local and globle, staying abreast of the economy, financing practices, "tuned in" to trends, styles and property values. Third, stay on top of techonogly, it is the core of marketing, constant contact....not only with clients but in the fast paced communication network. Flexible work schedule, ability to be available 7 24s, get back to your clients as quickly as possible, even if you don't have all their answers. Always let them know you are working for them, make them feel that you are working for them alone...always, always be available.
My skill set covers all of the above in addition to the ability to stage properties, work with design decisions on new projects and have a creative eye were money is an issue with listing properties.
Marketing is my background, real estate is my passion. I picked this career 9 years ago and am a Top Producer, grossing over 5 million in my first year. I am in the top 20% of the 600+ local realtors and top 10% of Coldwell Banker Schmidt. My success stems from my customer service and my referrals. My philosophy; regardless of what one is selling or buying, everyone gets the same devotion and commitment to the job I'm hired to do.
Currently, I am President of the Women's Council of Realtors, Member of a Capital Fund Project to restore Historical Barns at the Traverse City State Hospital, in addition, creating a Botanic Gardens for all to enjoy. My certifications include, Preview Luxury Homes, ABS, and SRF.