I find myself answering the question “what sets Clark Partners apart from other real estate teams?” quite often. I think the answers to that question are really great, but real estate is as much about relationships as anything else. Great agents get to know their clients well over the weeks or months they work together, so it’s important that every agent sets her- or himself apart and not rely on the company’s qualities alone.
About a year ago I heard a real estate coach say “there are enough average real estate agents in the world”. I can’t tell you how many times that’s been repeated in our office since then. None of us at Clark Partners want to be just average for our clients. I’ve become really conscious of all the things that set me apart from my colleagues, and I’d like to share a few of those things with you:
Whether your home is worth $60,000 or $600,000 your investment is just as important to you. Therefore we treat every client the same – from the initial consultation to the professional photos – regardless of the price of the home they’re hoping to buy or sell, regardless of their situation. A real estate transaction can be emotional and stressful; the last thing you need is to feel like you’re being treated differently or “less” than others.
I listen first, and communicate back
Even if you’ve bought and sold a dozen homes in your lifetime you will have questions. Every real estate transaction is different. I’m going to do my very best to educate you about the process of buying or selling. In fact I pride myself in being able to anticipate how your transaction will progress, but the reality is that there are a thousand variables! I don’t pass off my seller clients to an assistant and my buyer’s agents don’t pass of their buyer clients either. We are here for you when those questions arise!
I’m not afraid to say “no”
There are a lot of real estate agents that can’t say “no”. This means they list a house elsewhere in the state even though they have no knowledge of the area. This means they drop everything and open up your home for sale to a stranger that isn’t pre-qualified. Some agents will tackle any task or job, despite how it may impact your end result. If you present us with something that we’re not suited to handle we will help you find the right person for the job! We’ll never compromise your position by taking on something that we don’t excel at. Do you want a “yes man” that is chasing the next commission or a consultant that will help you find the best possible solution to your problem?
I understand my role in helping you
It’s not a real estate agents job to negotiate on your behalf or even speak for you. Trust me, I hear from agents all the time about decisions I know they haven’t discussed with their clients. Throughout your real estate transaction I will give you all your options. I’ll also explain the considerations with each choice – some will be good while others could be bad. I’ll share with you what I believe the outcome will be based on my experience. Ultimately every decision is yours but you won’t be making it blindly.
There are enough average real estate agents. At Clark Partners we are anything but average!
Enough about me for now. I’d still love to tell you what sets our team apart, from our comprehensive marketing plan to our efficient processes and systems. Give me a ring, and let’s do that over coffee!