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Do you have questions, are you wondering how to get the most money out of your property, or find the best deal? Do you need to understand what the market is doing - especially in certain neighbourhoods? I can get started helping you, right now, if you need something.... Need to know what the house down the street, or in that neighbourhood you're consdering, sold for? Please contact me at 289-772-9959 or firstname.lastname@example.org Or use the contact button "CALLJAMES" to send me a message... If you're just browsing my website, welcome, I hope you find useful information! If you don't find what you're looking for, just ask, I'd be happy to address that.
So what about me? With decades of experience ensuring clients get the right choice for the right price, I'm driven to position and negotiate on your behalf to get what you need. As a REAL ESTATE BROKER, a REALTOR®, a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®), and even understanding the complexities of cross generation dynamics as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), you can see I greatly value education and experience to bring you the best possible service and most importantly:
Get YOU the BEST DEAL!
I am driven to ensure my clients are delighted with my service.
Decades back when I worked at Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. as a sales professional I was impressed by the highly ethical treatment of everyone they did business with. Dave Packard himself spoke at a conference and presented what he called "11 Simple Rules" which is how he believed the best way to treat people. Included in this, he said:
"I first think of the other person. This is the key - the first requirement - to getting on well with others. It is the most difficult thing to do. If you succeed, the rest is a piece of cake."
- Dave Packard, Hewlett-Packard
What does this mean to you? I Listen!
While Real Estate is something that appears straight forward, it's definitely a case of the more you know, the more you realize you don't know, and much of that "don't know" can be quite expensive. What does this mean to you? I listen to what you need, what you want, and help you understand how to get there. It means I educate you, to allow you to make the best informed choices, with the greatest confidence. It also means, I take care of a multitude of tasks in the background to help the experience feel "easy" for you. With that in mind, it's good to remember:
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
- Yogi Berra, Baseball Legend
Real Estate is your biggest purchase and investment, let's make sure it's your best one.
Tell me what you need... or just ask a question. I'm never too busy to help!
- James -
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® or SRES® designees are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+.
Carrying the SRES® Designation, confirms I have the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. What is most important is how this enables me to understand multi-generation interactions between family members as well as the clients. It's not just about "Seniors"!
Having the CNE Certified Negotiation Expert designation ensures I have an excellent understanding and know how to effectively practice important tools to help you sell your property. This includes, Negotiation Methodology, Seller Protection, selecting an effective Listing Offer Price, Setting process expectations, Handling highly competitive negotiators and effectively working with Buyer's Agents.
This is just one small part of how I ensure I look out for Your best interests.
Coldwell Banker Smart Home Certification ensures qualification to provide guidance to sellers and buyers on how smart home technology can impact their lives and facilitate their home sale.
Interested in buying and selling smart homes or installing your first smart home products? As smart homes become increasingly sought after I help clients make informed decisions about smart home technology.
Seller Representation Specialist training ensures I have the latest tools to provide the best possible service when selling a property.
The SRS Designation elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and recognizes real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential in professionally and ethically representing sellers.
As a Member of the Worldwide ERC® I'm equipped to provide solutions in workforce mobility, relocation, and real estate services for those that need to relocate through a Corporate Relocation Service Provider.
I'm familiar with what it takes to work with both you, your employer, and your relocation company when selling and/or buying in a relocation, so you can move with confidence!
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