Key characteristics for measuring and comparisons.
I have over 30 years of experience as a licensed Realtor and have been a managing Broker/Owner of Advantage Realty, Inc. for 27 years. In the last 27 years I have closed over $217,600,000.00 of real estate homes, land, farms, investment properties and commercial properties.
I am available 24/7. My cell phone is 815-791-5875. I live Real Estate! I once spent Christmas Eve supervising the repair of a broken water pipe in property I managed.
With 30+ years of active high volume experience, I have honed my people skills that provide my clients an edge in negotiation. (click on Raving Fans)
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Closing the transaction invariably involves a series of problems involving the parties, attorneys, home inspectors, title companies and lenders. The ability to communicate, respond quickly and imagination is needed, which I believe are my strengths and are reinforced by my years of experience. (click on Raving Fans)
LOCAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
I have lived in Morris my entire life and obviously know the neighborhoods well. With 30+ years of listing and selling homes, I have personal experience with many of the homes in the market. I follow new listings daily and when possible, attend all Realtor open houses.
I am active in civic and philanthropic activities in Morris and Grundy County. Most recently I am working with the Grundy Community Foundation to organize a Woman’s Giving Circle. The concept involves women meeting quarterly, contributing $100 and collectively giving the proceeds to worthwhile community charities. If you are interested, call me.
RELATIONSHIP WITH ATTORNEYS, TITLE COMPANIES AND LENDERS
In many real estate transactions the ability of timely access to the attorneys, title companies and lenders is critical in negotiating the contract and closing the transactions. I have developed these relationships based on my credibility, trustworthiness and good temperament.
At the end of the day, integrity is the Key characteristic and is intertwined with all aspects of the transaction. Examples include:
- Quoting a reasonable list price knowing some owners will take the highest quote;
- Negotiating for the client’s best interest, not just to generate a commission
- Always focusing on my client’s best interest
- Making full disclosure as required regardless of the consequences
For additional information about Joan Eslinger click on “Why Joan”