Most real estate agents will tell you that they’re different from other real estate agents, but what does that really mean?
I can’t speak for everyone else of course, but I can tell you that for me, differentiating myself is really important. So how am I different you ask? Here are a few reasons:
1I primarily work by referral
To me, working by referral is a true privilege and a great honour. It means that the people that know me and client’s that have worked with me, feel confident in the services I provide and the results I deliver, that they’re willing to tell their friends, colleagues, neighbors and loved ones that they should consider working with me. To me, that’s a true honour that I take very seriously.
2I define success differently
I’ve never thought of success as the number of transactions I’ve done or deals I’ve closed. I define success as how well I connect with my clients; how well I’m able to understand their needs and of course, how happy they are in the end. To me, true success isn’t achieved without it.
3I love to stay in touch!
Just because I’ve helped my client’s find the perfect home or sell their home with excellent results, it doesn’t mean that I’m not available to them. I keep in touch with my clients through my Preferred Client Update and my clients know that they can contact me for a referral to other service providers or answer any real estate questions or concerns or just to say hello. They know that I’m just a short phone call away. I love to stay connected to my clients. I also love dropping off small tokens of my appreciation from time to time (I’d tell you what they are, but I also like surprises 🙂
You might hear me use words like ‘fair’ and ‘reasonable’ while we work together, and to me, they aren’t just words; they’re important parts of the process. I stay as far away as I can from an “us” verses “them” approach with respect to all communication and negotiations, instead focusing on respecting all parties involved in buying and selling a home. I’ve developed strong relationships with other realtors which has served my clients very well in competitive offer situations. Other realtors trust that I’m committed to honesty and integrity throughout the process.
5I deliver true results
If you’re working with someone that knows the specific strategies of buying a first home, buying a country home, selling a historic home, or being faced with multiple offers, it will be to your advantage to work with someone that knows the area, has experience and possesses strong communication and diplomacy skills. This ensures that we can navigate even the most challenging situations together and achieve a truly positive outcome. Just ask my clients, and they’ll tell you that in addition to being friendly and easy to talk to, I’m also a serious negotiator that delivers real results.
6I’m aesthetically and visually driven
When it comes to real estate, I like to draw on my artistic-side to see the true potential of a home whether I’m preparing a home for sale or searching for a home for my clients. I look at everything, from the little things like how the furniture is arranged to the bigger things, like if walls could be removed to create an open concept living space. The point is that I like to look for spaces for what they can be, not just what they are, to help my client’s find homes that they can really make their own.
So why should you work with me? How will it benefit you? That’s simple for me to answer: I treat my clients like family. I always put their best interests first. I provide service and results with determination, due diligence and expert knowledge by building a heart-felt connection.