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Action. Attention. Assurance. integrity - n. - 1. adherence to moral and ethical principals: soundness of moral character: honesty 2. the state of being whole, entire or undiminished 3. a sound, unimpaired condition
Action? I've never been one to sit still. When something needs to be done, I do it. I am a full-time agent, which means your Real Estate transaction is my primary job. It makes a difference.
Attention? Attentive, detail oriented and observant, you bet!
Attentive- I actually listen to my clients. And answer my phone.
Detail Oriented- I do my best to find the potential for problems, and avoid them altogether so you have a much smoother and much less stressful experience. I believe in taking the extra effort to do things thoroughly and correctly the first time.
Observant- In a family of police officers, by default, my brain works in a similar "detective-like" and protective way. I am tuned in to the smallest details, which are usually the most important, because they build the bigger picture. This skill is helpful in assisting you in making informed decisions and facilitating smooth transactions.
Assurance? My clients can count on my loyalty and individual attention. Real Estate is a very personal business. By getting to know what is important to you, you can have the confidence that I am working diligently with your interests at the forefront. Make sure when choosing an agent, you are confident that you will be able to work closely with them and that they will "hear you" and not talk "at you." Buying and selling can be very stressful, and you will likely be spending a lot of time with this person. Choose wisely.
Approachable- Feel free to contact me! I'm here for YOU. I welcome "wondering" questions that you've been hanging on to. Whether as a client of mine with questions, or if you haven't talked to a Realtor yet and you are wondering about selling, buying, renting, or finding out if/what you qualify to purchase, please send me an email, text or give me a call. The only "silly" questions are those not asked. And No, you're not bothering me, that's what I'm here for. =) No charge or obligation for time or questions!
I am a Realtor backed by The Hammersmith Team of Long and Foster Realtors Ellicott City office. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, and Howard County Association of Realtors.Office Agent of the Month June 2011 Service Star Award winner July 2011 Office Top Producers (Team) August 2011 Office Team of the Month August 2011 Team Agent top producer September 2011 Office Top Sales (Team) September 2011 Service Star Award winner May 2012
About me- A multi-generation Baltimore - Washington Corridor native, the Quad-counties are my stomping grounds. (Howard, AA, PG, Montgomery) I have watched the area grow and develop, neighborhood by neighborhood. I come from a LARGE family and have connections and history in most local areas.
PEOPLE, superior customer service, design, PR and marketing are my passion and areas of experience.
I find value in all PEOPLE and treat everyone that way. Respect is my cornerstone. "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13-2
My management and customer service experience has equipped me with the skills to deal with people in a multitude of emotional states and resolve problems quickly and calmly. Remember, real estate is very personal business. It's about HOME and MONEY! Heck of a combination!
I have vision. When you talk to me and describe where you want to live, what you want and what you do not want, I get it. I can picture it. I can help you achieve it, while staying within your means OR helping guide the way to get you there.
Design, PR and Marketing- When listing a home, I can suggest improvements, large or small, to get the sale faster. Subtle things, like wiping down switch-plates, can make all the difference in the world. (I call it eliminating the "yuk-factor.") I will showcase and market your home based on what makes it special and unique. My college background in both English/grammar and Graphic Design help with all facets of communication. (I designed the Hammersmith Team Logo.)
About my team- Kevin Hammersmith, our Team leader, has been serving Maryland since 1988 (over 23 years) providing clients with top notch service. I have known Kevin since we were in the second grade. His family has been in the business over 35 years. (And his mother sold my family's house in 1976!) He has lived real estate his entire life, playing in his mother's Real Estate Brokerage office as a child. She is now in the Mortgage business. One of our team's biggest strengths is knowing buyer's mortgage options by keeping up with the latest programs. This puts both our buyers and sellers at a tremendous advantage. If anyone knows the business and the area inside and out, Kevin does. He has been an award-winning, top producing Realtor since AGE 19!!! These are just some of his awards:Rookie of the Year 1989 Better Homes and Gardens Multi Million Dollar Producer since 1990 1994 Better Homes & Gardens Presidents Council Certificate of Merit 1994 PGCAR $3,000,000 Residental Sales and listings 1995 PGCAR $2,500,000 Residental Sales and Listings 1995 Better Homes & Gardens Runner up Agent of the Year 1997 PGCAR $3,000,000 Residental Sales and Listings 1997 Better Homes and Gardens Presidents Councel Certificate of Merit 1998 Coldwell Banker Agent of the Year 1998 PGCAR $5,000,000 Residential Sales & Listings 1998 Coldwell Banker Top Sales Sales Agent Laurel Office 1998 Coldwell Banker Top Producer 1998 Coldwell Banker Settled Volume in excess of $5,000,000 1998 PGCAR Highest Dollar Volume in resales $3,000,000 Top Producer 1993 to 1998 Better Homes and Gardens Top Producer 1998-2005 Coldwell Banker 1999 Coldwell Banker Top Sales Agent 1999 PGCAR Gold Award 1999 Coldwell Banker Settled Volume in excess of $5,000,000 2000 Coldwell Banker Presidents Circle 2004 Coldwell Banker International Presidents Elite 2004 Coldwell Banker Top Group - Laurel Office 2005 Coldwell Banker Top Group - Laurel Office 2006 Coldwell Banker Presidents Club 2011 Long and Foster Chairman's Club
As a team, we work very closely with each other. We can achieve more that way.
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Helping people buy and sell homes in Maryland's central metropolitan commuter corridor. Providing Action Attention and Assurance in Real Estate. Call me first!