Why should I List My home with LeAnne?
There are over 25,000 Realtors in the East Metro Area of Atlanta. There are part-time agents, teams with many team members, team leaders, new agents, and experienced agents; a few agents do many transactions and many who do very few. So how do you choose among them?
For me, 90% of the clients I work with come to me through referrals or are past clients, but in any given year, 5 % of my clients come to me through my website, and the remaining from a sign or google search. If you are looking for an excellent realtor who will represent you well and truly listen to your goals, I will encourage you to keep reading below. Because buying or selling real estate will be one of the largest financial transactions for you, and why leave that up to just anyone? Here are five key points to consider before choosing.
Experience – You want your advocate, the one who is going to lead you through a sale or a purchase, to know what they are doing. There is no substitute for training, experience, and completing many transactions and showings in this market. I have been a Full-time successful realtor in East Metro Atlanta since 2003. Born in Dekalb County, raised in Gwinnett County, for the next 30 years, I have lived in Newton County. An active community leader in Rockdale, and Walton Counties, the area we call the East Metro Atlanta market. I have helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes within the area. I purchased RE/MAX Around Atlanta East as the Broker in 2006 and have closed over 110 million dollars in real estate. I weathered the housing crash of 2007 to 2017, spending 10 years selling bank foreclosures and helping sellers navigate short sales when many of my peers gave up real estate. I believe real estate is a people-to-people business, and communication is key to a successful sale. Give me a call at 770-851-0380; let’s put my experience to work for you.
Trustworthiness – Time and again, national surveys show that the most important attribute of a real estate agent to buyers and sellers is their degree of trustworthiness. To me, integrity is the basis of my business. Earning my client's trust and treating all parties in the transaction honestly is my cornerstone. My peers have asked me to serve in many leadership roles. An officer in local realtor boards, appointed as a member on the Board of Directors for Project Renewal, served on the Newton County Board of Tax Equalization for over 15 years. Also elected and served as a County Commissioner for Newton County in 1998.
Knowledge – The best way to succeed in the real estate market is to get expert advice; this is why you need ME! The list of things you need to know is long. It includes market conditions, neighborhoods, schools, housing defects, needed inspections, handling multiple offers, the timing of listings, financing, etc. I can speak with firsthand knowledge about each of these topics. As you browse my website, you will see that my focus is providing information to my clients to make an informed decision. I specialize in Seller Representation. Proud to hold many honors and certifications from the National Association of Realtors in additional training for Sellers. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seller Representative Specialist SRS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and Negotiation Expert. Less than 1% of the Realtors in the United States have these certifications and training. I pride myself on ongoing education and staying on top of market changes, trends, and technology (Other honors include SFR, ABR, Training Lic. GREC).
Easy to work with – Selling or buying a home is an important and serious transaction, but that does not mean it should be difficult. Navigating the market and sorting through the options is difficult enough without having an agent who makes everything difficult. My clients are surprised when I talk them out of buying a house, but they soon realize that I have their best interests in mind. It is not about the sale; it is about being of service and making sure they are happy. This no-pressure attitude allows a client to make decisions on their timetable. Transactions are sometimes stressful, and you deserve a realtor who will calmly sort through the solutions, not frantically looking for who to blame. Space in the process makes everyone smile. Having a responsive agent ensures that the process is moving forward and always negotiating in your best interest.
Enthusiasm – I am a realtor who loves what they do and brings energy and enthusiasm to each day. Ensure that innovation and creativity is happening, and you will find an advocate looking for new ways to serve rather than using old ways to sell. In 2014 I was awarded the prestigious Realtor of the Year by the East Metro Board of Realtors; in 2015 presented the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, 2003 to 2021, a Multi-Million Dollar Club, and numerous other awards.
My Business Model:
I work with both buyers and sellers. When working with buyers, I am responsive, share my knowledge, and am totally engaged in the process for Buyers to make the best winning offer. When working with Sellers, I work extremely hard to make sure that the entire process goes smoothly. From our initial meeting, you will find that I am prepared, prompt, and ready to work for you.
According to The National Associations latest survey, 92% percent of recent home buyers relied heavily on the internet to find their new home. In today’s ultra-competitive real estate landscape, your home has to be more than listed. To be successful, your home has to be marketed in such a way as to stand out from the competition. Buyers have an extremely short attention span. As they click through listings, it does not take much to lose their attention. A bad photo or an uninteresting description can quickly move a potential buyer into just another person who will not buy your home. It is important to “raise the bar “with service. So much more goes into a transaction after you are “under contract.” Did you know most agents fail after your home is under contract? My experience exemplifies getting the seller to the closing table smoothly every time with the BEST financial return! Over the past 20 years, the real estate industry has evolved, and my business of real estate is premier and always changing with technology and the market demands. I pride myself on using multiple distribution channels to ensure that your home is exposed to the greatest number of potential buyers. My insight into our community has made me a local expert at putting together smooth sales and lots of them.
Are you looking for FULL-TIME PROVEN experienced real estate professional that knows the East Atlanta Real Estate market and can get the results you desire?
Let me put my knowledge, experience, and dedication to work for you.
Give me a call & I will immediately get to work for you! 770-851-0380.