Although I was born and grew up in the Upper Midwest, not Texas, I got here as quickly as I could! I was raised in a family that considered the real estate business just a part of growing up: Dad, my two brothers and sister are builders involved in both residential and commercial development. It was a natural that I would begin my career in the "family business" when I moved to the Southlake area in 1991. With more than 17 years as a REALTOR®, I can honestly say that I love the business because I love to work with the customers and clients, the Buyers and Sellers. I enjoy having a positive effect on these people's lives through successful real estate transactions.
Known for my attention to detail and ability to concentrate on each individual Buyer and/or Seller, I am also highly skilled at today's leading edge technology.great assets for clients and customers. To quote comments from a recent customer, ".it was a perfect experience and a great investment.Joel's a terrific guy.all very smooth.no stress.I would definitely recommend him." My clients do not hesitate to recommend me.in fact, they want their friends and relatives to have the same great real estate experience they've had. Over 60% of my sales and listings come from the recommendations of previous clients!
Whether listing a home, leasing an office, working with a builder to locate prime development property or working with excited buyers, I am intent on meeting the needs of my clients and customers. I love it when clients tell me, "Joel, you really made the difference in our lives." The biggest compliment is a referral.and the best accomplishment is a quality relationship with a customer for life!
A cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Banking and Investments, I have also served in the Texas Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant in the Signal Corps. In my off-duty hours, I enjoy bass fishing, gardening and landscaping, as well as international travel.
Call me with all your real estate questions!
* Residentail Real Estate
* First Time Home Buyers
* Investment Properties
* New Construction
* Commercial Real Estate
Other Awards & Recognition:
CENTURY 21® CENTURION® Honor Society - 2006
CENTURY 21® CENTURION® Award - 1999 - 2006
CENTURY 21® Masters Club - 1999, Emerald - 2000 - 2006
CENTURY 21® Mike Bowman, Inc. CENTURY 21® Club - 1997 - 2006
Iowa State University Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with young students
FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent - Best in Client Satisfaction Awarded by the Fort Worth Business Press
You've heard "give a job to a busy person and the job will get done" that busy person is Chris Ortegel. But Chris is more than just another busy professional. She is a person who cares about her community and is active in it. She is a person who has many personal and professional achievements.
Chris is a person with high professional standards, her work philosophy is "don't compromise excellence." And she lives up to it by diligently searching for the very best property for her clients and by advertising well to get her listings sold as soon as possible! Chris says the most rewarding aspect of her job is "watching my buyer(s) or seller(s) leaving the closing table happy and excited about the home they just purchased or just sold."
In between buyers and sellers, Chris enjoys decorating, (she has a real flair for it), updating houses, she loves to travel (outside and within the US), and spending time with her eight wonderful grandchildren, an adopted puppy and cat!
"Live one day at a time, do for others, appreciate all my blessings, and exercise a sense of humor" is how Chris Oretgel lives her life.
Luxury Home Specialist
Accredited Buyers Representative - ABR
Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Commercial Specialist, Fine Homes and Estates Specialist, REALTOR, National Association of REALTORS, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
AWARDS:2014 - CENTURION,2014 - President's Team,2014 - Quality Service Pinnacle Team,2013 - DOUBLE CENTURION,2013 - President's Team,2013 - Quality Service Pinnacle Team,2012 - CENTURION2012 - Quality Service Team
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:Accredited Buyer Representative,Certified Distressed Property Expert,Commercial Specialist,Fine Homes and Estates SpecialistREALTOR, National Association of REALTORSSeniors Real Estate Specialist
Selling Real Estate in Record
Number's World Wide
Over 4,190 properties SOLD in 2006!!!
We are closing an average of $55 Million a month
One Half Billion $500,000,000 In Sales Closed in 2006 so far.
Buying or Selling?
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Top 1% in Sales Nationwide
CENTURION Award Achiever 1993-2006
20 years experience
The #1 Century 21 Office in the World in units closed 10 times including 2007!
Selling a home every 2 Hours, 365 days a year
32 Management & Staff Members
THE DFW'S NETWORK FOR REAL ESTATE
Personal attention and quality service is what clients expect and deserve. I've built my business by delivering those qualities. Real Estate is far more than sticking a sign in someone's yard. Understanding your client's needs and realizing that you are working for them and by doing so you are creating a business transaction, it's a live process. You must be plugged in. There are tools that you truly need for it to be a smooth and successful transaction. In today's fast paced world, I still believe in old-fashioned values. I'm from the Midwest and I have strong work ethics.
My belief system is based on integrity, honesty and hard work. That's the reason why I chose CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman Inc. Mike Bowman stands for the same things, he has built his company by these standards and I'm proud to be part of his company. Being proud of what you do and how you do it, gives your clients the assurance that their fiduciary duties are being held in the highest regards. It is my job to provide that service. To be able to provide those services, knowledge is a key factor. I'm constantly learning every day in this business.
The majority of our communities are linked to Real Estate, schools, churches, roads, shopping centers, hospitals, property taxes, and our homes. All clients have the same concerns to those entities, people don't just buy a house, they buy a home. The surrounding area can be just as important as the extra bedroom. Understanding your client's needs and using your knowledge of the market is a constant.
I love what I do, I enjoy people and I never get tired of looking at properties. Helping a first time homeowner is exciting, helping a relocation couple get acquainted with the area can be a blast, helping empty nesters with their second home or downsizings makes my days never dull. Real Estate has introduced me to some wonderful and fun people that I would of not meet otherwise.
I try to give back to my community by volunteering. I was the membership recruiter for Troop 332 while my son earned his Eagle Rank, I'm a member of the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce. My children went to the GCISD and I live and work in this community, which is delightful. Each individual I meet has their own unique purpose for contacting a Professional Realtor, so whether you are buying or selling, it is always my honor to assist you and my pleasure to get to know you.
Awards and Recognition:
Million Dollar Producer
Certified Luxury Home Specialist 2003
Certified New Home Specialist 2005
Certified Residential Specialist 2004
Novus Award 2009 Colleyville Woman's Club,
Youth Recognition Committee
Grants and Allocations Committee
CWC Holiday Home Tour
32 years in Scouting and proud of it!
CRS, ABR, e-Pro, CLHS, CNHS
Other Awards & Recognition:
Recognized in Top Residential Realtors in the Dallas Area
- D Magazine - October 2003
2004 Winner "Best In Client Satisfaction"
- Fort Worth Business Press
2005 Platinum Award Winner
- Realty Executives International
Recognized by as one of the Areas Top Producers for the Year 2004
- Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
The Fort Worth Magazine in conjunction with Neiman Marcus, presented the Second Annual WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON to recognize and honor REALTORS® that have been selected by their peers and recognized by FORT WORTH, TEXAS MAGAZINE as the Top Producing and Most Influential Women In Real Estate in the Forth Worth Area (September 29, 2004)
Licensed since 1984 - 20 Years Professional Real Estate Experience
Full Time Professional REALTOR®
Executive Club, 100% Club, Diamond Award Winner
ABR (Accredited Buyers Representation)
Personalized Effective Marketing Plan for Listings
PIC (Certified Property Image Consultant - Stager)
RLP (Registered Land Professional)
Over 80% of our business is repeat and referral clientele
Boutique style personalized friend and helpful service
"When you invite Cyndia to come by to visit with you about listing your home, don't expect her to be carrying her cell phone. "I have a policy not to take incoming calls while working with a client, either while showing properties, or listing homes. I know that if it makes ME feel unimportant, it would make my clients feel the same way. The time that I spend with a client is time that is dedicated to them 100%. They have my complete attention."
Moore has created a boutique-style practice with a relatively small, but extremely friendly and helpful staff, a Client Services Coordinator and a Buyer's Agent, both of which earn high marks from her clients. "I offer "boutique style" service, not department store service. We listen to our clients needs and then we work our hardest to meet those needs.
Our goal is to have an informed client, so we educate them about the real estate process, we are upfront about what we can do for them, and we keep them informed about their transaction. We let our clients know how much we value their business and their referrals. I know it sounds simple, but it has become quite rare in any business including real estate."
Moore's clients seem to appreciate the difference. They refer her to others. Her business last year was over 90% referral and repeat customer driven. Moore works with both buyers and sellers, and specializes in the mid-cities area, particularly Southlake, Westlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller and surrounding areas near DFW airport. "
Reprinted from D Magazine (Article entitled "The Top Realtors in Dallas")
- October 2003 Issue
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Specializing in Relocation, Creative Financing, New Home Construction and Unique Marketing Techniques
16 Years of Advertising and Marketing Experience
18 years Real Estate Experience Serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
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