I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, credited as a top performing Customer Service professional, skilled in problem solving and responsiveness to the need of clients. Resourceful and effective in a fast paced changing market enviiroment. I am an enthusiastic Broker who enjoys helping clients with making a smooth transition when buying or selling Real Estate.
Additional professional strength include: Negotiability skills, Patient, Pleasant Personallity and Exceptional people skills.
In my real estate career to date, I have been a listing and selling agent, a principal broker, a managing broker, and operations manager, a trainer, a recruiter and trouble shooter and an owner!
However, I have always enjoyed working with buyers nd sellers. There is really noting more satisfying than finding the right home for a buyer or selling a home for a seller that makes it possible for the seller(s) to accomplish their goals.
In every transaction there are countless things I do to smooth the way and negotiate the details that result in a successful closing. Knowing the steps and working with other professionals to manage your transaction, helps me enable my clients to have a good and positive experience. For years I have built my reputation on honesty and hard work. I have been associated with many aspects of the REALTOR organization because I believe in the foundation of the Code of Ethics.
You will find that I keep up to date on technology and I make myself accessible and available. As times have changed, clients have different expectations in terms of communication. That is why I am willing to Tweet you, respond to you on Facebook, text you, fax you or of course, use my ever present cell phone.
Designing a Customized Marketing Program for each individual seller is something I really enjoying doing. I furnish a Home Protection Plan, sometimes called a Home Warranty, on all of my listings. With CENTURY 21 as our umbrella, our CENTURY 21 Hart Realty office helps bring everything together to help me maximize your property exposure. Loads of photos, virtual tours, and numerous websites help to sell your property faster.
I am always conscious that the home buying process can be full of pitfalls. You will find that I try to match the buyer with the best suitable property. However, I always keep in mind that it is your decision. I help you find the information that is up to date and suitale for your goals. This is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. This is where my knowledge, reliabillity and experience help give you the confidence that is important to conclude your purchse in a timely manner.
Yes, I'm an Old Pro, but I love working with all ages. There's a song called "Simply The Best." That's my goal for your real estate experience.
Between my partner, Kelley Bruley, and I, we have more than 25 years of real estate experience to assist buyers and sellers navigating the often confusing and ever changing process of buying or selling a home. Real Estate is a constantly changing industry and staying on top of the frequent changes is our way of assisting buyers and sellers. As a team it allows us to be available 24/7. Give us a call..Kelley 503-422-0082 or Barbara 971-506-5774.
Our goal is to get more buyers educated to what is available to them. First time buyers include anyone who has not owned a home in the past 3 years. Many programs require that the buyers be certified to be eligible for these programs, with a Homebuyers Class. These programs include FHA, 203K, VA, Rural Development and grants and bonds offered for specific areas. Sometimes there is a narrow window of opportunity to take advantage of these programs and having a knowledgeable agent is a plus.. First time buyers are understandably overwhelmed with the process. We explain, lead, support and try to anticipate the confusing parts of a transaction so they can enjoy their new home.
Most sellers have several years between transactions and can find the changes a challenge. Our job is to educate, support and keep things as smooth as possible during the transaction from listing to sold.
My goal is to get more buyers educated as to what is available to them by encouraging them to take the First Time Buyer classes and be certified and eligible for all programs available to them; such as grants, bonds, FHA, VA and Rural Development. Sometimes there is a narrow window of opportunity to take advantage of those programs and having the class behind them is a big plus.
Most sellers have several years between transactions and can find the changes a challenge. My job is to educate, support and keep things as smooth as possible during the transition from listing to sold.
First time buyers are understandably overwhelmed with the process. My job is to explain, lead and support their way through the transaction so that they can enjoy their new home.
Personal: Born and raised in Oregon, excellent health, 2 children, own home. Education: Our Lady of Sorrows Grade School, Franklin High School - 1969 - Perfect Attendance Award. Phagans Beauty School - 1971, Graduate of Master Sales Academy - 1992 - Las Vegas.
Business: November 1990 to present: CENTURY 21 Hart Realty, Inc. Listing and selling residential properties. Ability to manage as many as 20 separate Seller-Client accounts at one time. Ability to set priorities. Market through writing ads, newsletters and holding open houses. Dealings with clients in person and on the phone. Qualilfying buyers and establishing individual needs. Selecting and showing property, negotiating and closing sales.
Following through each transaction from financing to escrow to the final closing. Working with builders, bankers, architects, attorneys and escrow officers. Planning organizing and time management. Building client supportl and developing referrals through satisfied clients.
February to October 1990: West Lake Properties, West Linn - Assistant to top producer while going to Real Estate School. US census Bureau: Counted population in the Milwaukie area. Achievements: Principal Broker, Multi Quality Service Award, Residential Specialist, Personal Career Management, Introduction to Real Estate Investing, VIP Specialist, Property Management, Million Dollara Club, Alumni Club, Multi Million Dollar Producer, Mutli Home of the Week Winner, Multi Top PRoducer of the Year.