I have achieved these designations and certifications through specialized training classes. They allow me to fully serve my clients’ real estate needs. Feel free to call me if you have any questions and I will be happy to explain how this specialized training will directly result in you getting more value for your home.
Graduate Realtor Institute
The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is 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.
What does e-PRO mean for you the consumer? As an e-PRO Realtor who has successfully completed the training for real estate professionals nationwide, I have geared my website to be an ever changing and updating real estate source of information for you. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you will appreciate that I offer comprehensive information on my website about both processes, marketing, extensive property listings, current news, relocation packets, and much more. My website is designed to give you one stop shopping for all of your Houston area real estate needs. I answers emails promptly and professionally.
Bottom line – my online marketing is proven to sell houses. I offer online home tours via videos and comprehensive real estate news and data. I can offer you immediate e-mail notification of homes just-listed that meet your search criteria. The result: you get the information you need when you need it and you know I am committed to cutting edge technology that improves your bottom line in real estate transactions. Relocating to the area? With the tools for your research on my website, you can make a decision on a home without traveling or in a few days visit. I have recognized and responded to today’s consumer by staying on top of the market and the internet technology. That’s why I can say honestly tell my clients that Passion + Technolgy = SOLD!
What does being an Accredited Buyer’s Representative mean to you? It means I have attended specialized training so that I know how to help buyers select the home that is best for them and I have been trained to look out for and protect their best interest. I have been trained to find creative ways to find value for my clients. Although the designation is usually designed for real estate buyer agents who focus only on working directly with buyer-clients, I am a full service agent and still wanted to be competitive with exclusive buyer’s agents.
Having this valuable specialized training puts my buyers at ease and ensures that I am staying on top of the issues and trends in successfully representing home buyers. I have access to REBAC members-only marketing tools and resources, which provide an additional competitive edge.
Certified New Home Specialist
What does being a Certified New Home Specialist mean to you? I have been trained to work with Builders and their New Home Sales Associates to help you purchase an inventory home from a builder or help you get your dream home built in the Houston area. I am committed to working with area Builders to ensure my clients are exposed to all options when they are ready to purchase. I understand the building process and can help my clients to monitor their build from beginning to end to ensure nothing goes wrong. If you cannot be in the Houston area while the construction is under way, you can be sure I have been trained to stay on top of it for you. I understand the importance of inspections at each phase of construction and know you are eager to see photos and receive updates as the home is being built. I know how to help you get into your dream home.
Social Media Pro
What does being a Social Media Pro mean? In addition to my e-PRO training, this specialized training focuses on new social media like Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, blogging, and use of video production and YouTube to improve my online marketing. As a Social Media Pro, I stay connected online so that I can find the best resources to meet my clients needs. This advanced training is provided by the Houston Association of Realtors. Social Media plays an important role in marketing to the younger generation and that is why I have found that being connected online is so important. Do not let this intimidate you if you’re not a social media bug, it is just another way I have enhanced my business. I continue to use the traditional marketing techniques as well.
Texas Veterans Land Board Trained
Only Realtors who have attended training for the Texas Veterans Land Board can help Texas Veterans with the many resources available to them. As of September 2009 there were only 9 other Realtors in the Spring area that have this specialized training to help Texas Veterans with their real estate needs. I am also married to a Texas Veteran and feel that this is a great resource for our state veterans and would like to share more about this program with you.
Certified Distressed Property Expert
A Certified Distressed Property Expert® is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, specifically short sales.
The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, and often homeowners proceed without guidance of any kind. The developers of the CDPE Designation believe that the best course of action for a homeowner in distress is to speak with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional. They have the tools needed to help homeowners find the best solution for their situation. Often, when other options have been exhausted, CDPEs can help homeowners avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.
While enduring financial difficulties is challenging for any family, the process of finding a qualified real estate professional should not be. Selecting an agent with the CDPE Designation ensures you are dealing with a professional trained to address your specific needs. For more information, contact a CDPE in your area.
CDPEs don’t merely assist in selling properties, they serve and help save their clients in need.
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified
Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.
Certified Negotiation Expert
I am specially trained to negotiate the best deal for my clients. If you are the seller, this mean maximizing the value of your asset. For buyers, this means getting the best deal possible on your home. I specialize in creative solutions to deal-breaking problems.
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation focuses on the special needs of luxury home buyers.
Composed primarily of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, these buyers continue to buy resort, vacation, and second homes.
The Accredited Luxury Home Specialist designation explores the special needs of these buyers, and helps you to plan the specific steps to implement and market yourself as a Luxury Home Specialist.
Texas Realtor Leadership Program
This is a program sponsored by the Houston Association of Realtors that was created and implimented by the Texas Association of Realtors to help create leaders in the real estate industry. It is a year long curriculum and you must be chosen to participate in the program. The program teaches leadership for the community, the industry, and the political arena. It also enhances business skills.