Thursday, December 2, 2010

A REALTOR® Working Hard to always have that “Little Extra”


Today I was working on pulling a CMA or comparative market analysis for a potential client. When I do a CMA, I spend quite a bit of time selected comparables and figuring out the optimal initial starting price as this is a difficult real estate market. What I do not spend a lot of time with is the collateral information that I put in with every CMA. It is the extra information that tells the new client “how I work”. I spend much time with this information because frankly, the way I work hasn’t changed since I started and wrote up the information several years ago.

For some reason today, the information on the first page just caught my eye. I am not changing a word but I do want to share what my business philosophy is. It is just one quote and 6 sentences. But this short statement gives insight into who I am and how I work.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
~Barbara Jordan
As your REALTOR®, it is my job to understand your needs and respond to them promptly, professionally and with integrity. It is my pledge to provide you with sound real estate advice, helping you understand the wisdom of the decisions you make.

By being your REALTOR®, our relationship is built on trust. Value and service will be provided before, during and after the transaction, so that your changing needs are always addressed and satisfied.

It is not only my business philosophy, but also a commitment to provide you with exemplary personalized service beyond your expectations. My practice is to listen, hear and truly understand your needs; a quality of business conduct that often seems to have been forgotten in today’s fast paced, highly automated society.
Whether you are considering buying your first home or selling the home you have lived in for years, it is important to realize that not every REALTOR® works in the same way. While other agents may pay lip service to statements such as these, making promises that cannot always be delivered, I take an honest approach and work with you to find the best way to get the job done. I take time to explain the real estate market and if things change, work with you to adapt to the situation in a way that will work best for you. This is truly how I work; anyone who knows me can tell you this is who I am. If you want to work with me to sell or buy a home, I will be your partner in the process from start to finish.

Copyright 2010 Teri Eckholm