Credibility Matters in Real Estate
When buying and selling a home, it is important to trust the team that will represent you, from your real estate agent to the escrow officer and mortgage broker. Checking on certifications or credentials can bring peace of mind and help you as a consumer feel more “at home” with the real estate professionals with whom you will work. The proper credentials and strong professional knowledge base can also make your real estate transaction flow more smoothly.
Perhaps you found me through a positive referral from a friend, so feel like you are in safe hands – that’s great! However, even with the best recommendations, it’s still wise to be aware of credentials, distinctions and designations that help to develop my integrity and credibility as a real estate agent. Through your discovery, you may even become aware of additional tools that I can offer to you, along with feeling like you and your property needs are in capable hands.
One of the most important things you should be aware of is my knowledge of your area. Danville is my home town. I work in Pleasanton and also specialize in Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin and Livermore. I know all about this area; I live, work and play in the East Bay Area. I am active in my local community and can provide you with a list of referrals, from satisfied customers to service providers. Use the pages of my website, like the about page or specific community pages or my short sale and foreclosure information site www.ExitForeclosure.com as tools to give you information but also about me as a professional. Reference my blog to gain a better understanding of my knowledge of the local area and the real estate industry at large.
Secondly, I hold several designations that are valuable in the field of real estate. You’ll notice the “R” symbol after my name, designating me as a Realtor. Realtors abide by strict industry standards and a code of ethics and that symbol indicates that I am a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Other designations you may see can vary from agent to agent. Over the years I have stayed on top of the rapidly changing real estate market and the technological changes needed to do business by continuing my education. I have been certified in the areas I feel are crucial to be able to help my clients most:
- Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)
- Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
- Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
- HAFA Certified (HSE)
- Residential REO Buyer Specialist
- Prudential Certified Relocation Specialist
- Fine Homes International Specialist
- Resorts Properties International Member
- Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Notary & Signing Agent
- BA | Business and Pre-Law