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As a full time real estate professional, I am in the ever changing market on a daily basis. I began my personal real estate career in October of 2005. I was awarded the 2006 Rookie of the Year designation for the Golden Isles Association Board of Realtors. Prior to my personal licensure, I worked as an Office Manager for several real estate firms. The amount of disclosures and paperwork continues to increase as I have been in the business. I know first hand the importance of the paper work for all parties involved in a transaction. It is my responsibility to stay abreast of changing material, Georgia Real Estate laws, continuing education requirements, and local changes down to an addendum within a neighborhood association. Within my licensure I have completed and been awarded the following designations.ASR- Accredited Seller Representative - The Designation signifies benchmark of excellence in Seller representation. Awarded by The Accredited Seller Agency Council. The ASR® is the only trademarked seller agency designation.
CSR- Certified Sellers Representative - Managed by the Seller Agency Council, this course is designed to keep agents informed through the changes in the market place whether a pre-foreclosure state or just longer days on the market.
ABR- Accredited Buyer Representative - The ABR® designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS®.
I am currently pursing my GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute - the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
In March of 2009, after meeting the requirements for Brokers, I completed my Brokers course & State Examination.
July 2010, I opened Seaboard Real Estate, Inc. as Broker/President.
Philosophy: I believe today's real estate market requires specialization. I only serve the Coastal Georgia Area; including Camden, Glynn & McIntosh Counties. I feel to best serve the buyers & sellers in a market area I need to know details of the given area. What could be a better location then my own backyard! I consider it my responsibility to know what is going on not only in the area but within the market that we are competing against.
Not everyone who sells real estate is a REALTORâ . Working with a professional who is a REALTORâ is in your best interest. (REALTORâ is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORSâ and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.) As a REALTORâ , I want you to know I take this very seriously. As a client, you will be treated and serviced as I would want to be treated and serviced!