Stephanie gained a unique knowledge of first-time buyer financing and down payment assistance programs through her work with a local nonprofit housing developer. Her knowledge base not only allowed her to help buyers attain homeownership, but in many neighborhoods it has helped sellers she was working with obtain a sale.
Her interest in learning the basics of commercial real estate transactions allowed her to cross-over to bank-owned listings. And her highly-regarded networking skills have helped many buyers obtain the property they desired without it even being on the market.
Stephanie treats her real estate career as her own small business, despite being with a well-known brokerage. Like many small business owners, Stephanie writes a business plan each year and updates it in response to known and anticipated changes in the market. Since her start in 2009, Stephanie has gone on to close nearly 100 real estate transactions. She has successfully represented both buyers and sellers in today's market, with an emphasis on listings. Stephanie says:
"Sellers need honesty in today's market. They need to have a realistic plan to prepare their home for sale, and they need to know the true sale price of their home. High-quality photos, complimentary staging and repair advice, and consistent marketing of the properties with broker opens, public open houses, reverse prospect searches, high-tech tools, and old-fashion networking are key to getting a home sold in any market. If a client's goal is to buy the next house, we need to have a plan for how they will achieve their goals when there is often limited or no equity in their home."