The value of real estate was instilled in me at a very early age. Growing up, my mother was a real estate agent; my parents owned residential rental properties and commercial properties. During college, I yearned to buy a home, fix it up, and sell it at graduation for a profit. My parents forcefully suggested I just focus on graduating so I could get that job which would allow me to qualify for a loan for something I'd actually like to live in.
After graduation, I lived in an apartment just 1.5 years before buying my first home (in Baltimore) at 22. Two years later, I bought my first FULL GUT rehab. The house was so smelly and gross, but I loved it. I went by there every night after work and stayed on top of the contractors to get the job done right. The renovation bug had hit. The Realtor Investor emerged.
Once licensed, I worked diligently and sold a high volume for my clients. I eventually quit my career as an engineer, and followed my passion.
Once full time as a Realtor, I hit milestones left and right. I found deals for friends, and eventually, new clients who were referred to me by other clients. I am fortunate that I really earned success by word of mouth. I believe it started because I listen to peoples' wants and needs. This helps me find people THE place they want even if they've overlooked it a few times online.
As a Buyer's agent, I help the buyer negotiate the BEST deal, often better than they'd imagined possible.
As a Seller's agent, I utilize the newest media to market properties, the Internet, as well as the traditional brick and mortar approaches like flyers and open houses.
Every real estate transaction is important, no matter what size.
I look forward to hearing your hopes and dreams and helping you reach them in any way I can. I'm happy to provide references if you are interested in interviewing me to be YOUR Realtor.
Kate Barnhart -Henslee Conway Real Estate