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Whether you are buying or selling property in and around Topeka, Ks. I will provide you with knowledge, expertise and tools for you to make smart and sensible real estate decisions.
About Becky S. Burghart:
I am Becky S. Burghart, a full service REALTOR® located in Topeka KS. I have lived in the Topeka area all my life. As a REALTOR® I am considered an independent contractor working for myself. I am an agent with an impeccable work ethic and I remain on target to sell more homes than most real estate agents in the Topeka area. If problems arise, you talk to me or if you have questions/concerns, you talk to me. I value my services and reputation and I understand the seriousness of my job. As a core value, I believe that if I am going to spend more time working than I do with my family, I am going to enjoy every aspect of my work and contribute my best effort in order to have peace of mind and THAT is why I am driven to success.
I have a great deal of expertise, knowledge and experience when it comes to serving the best interest of my Buyers and Sellers and I am not afraid to mix things up, especially in our current market. I care about the people I serve and HOLD MYSELF TO THE HIGHEST ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS. Currently, 50% of my business comes from referrals, 35% is from friends & family who know me best and 15% from new clients. I value all my clients but referral business is my greatest compliment.
PROFESSIONALLY: I give of my time to improve the overall performance of Real Estate Agents. I recently became certified as a Relocation Expert. So, if you are moving into our area OR out of the area and you are working thru a Relocation Company, I am your agent.
I am a member of the Topeka Area Association of Realtors, Kansas Association of Realtors®, National Association of Realtors® and MLS board. I serve at the pleasure of my fellow real estate agents on the following Boards: Board of Directors and Executive Committee; in addition the following committees: Nominating committee, and the Grievance Committee (who follow up on consumer real estate complaints.) I have been elected twice to serve on the Topeka Area Association of Realtors® - Board of Directors in 2006 and re-elected by my peers for the upcoming years of 2009-2011 and Treasurer for our association . I am active in Professional Standards and A Board Director at the State Level. In 2011, I was admitted into the prestigious Master's Club closing over $32,417,000. in a minimum of 5 years.In 2009, I was awarded the prestigious award of "Outstanding Member of the Year" and the "Making a Difference" award for extraordinary service to the association and volunteer efforts.
I have lived here all my life. Who better to assist in your Real Estate needs? I was educated in the Shawnee Heights School district, K-12 and attended Washburn University while working for the State of Kansas full-time. I am a prior business owner and served the State of Kansas in a number of employment positions. I also went above and beyond by serving at the pleasure of the Governor on various committees to enhance the health and wellness of state employees and benefit packages, the State of Kansas collection system and various other committees.
On a more personal note; I am married, the mother of 3 children, and caregiver to elderly parents. I enjoy trying to balance family, religion, health, community and my job. I am involvement in community activities especially sponsoring various school activities, children and battered programs for women, such as Women United who pick up where other service programs fail to assist women & children in need. I support Housing and Credit Counseling of Topeka and the United Way. I also enjoy my memberships into National professional women's group such as American Business Womens Association and the National Association of Professional Women. My volunteer activities are centered around the needs of others through my Church and delivering Meals on Wheels.
HOW YOU CAN get the Most Money in the Shortest Time with the Least Amount of Hassle when Selling your home.
NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME TO TRACK ALL MY LEADS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU FOUND ME VIA "MY BLOG" OR come be my friend on FACEBOOK. It would be my pleasure to be called your Real Estate Salesperson.
How Can I Help You Sell or Buy a New Home?
Anyone who has had a real estate experience will tell you, You NEED a REALTOR®.... with knowledge, expertise, and experience. That's Becky!!
Buying and selling real estate is a complex transaction requiring time, effort, patience and know how. If you are a first time home buyer, I am your agent. I will walk you comfortably through the buying process step by step so you are making good, informed decisions. If you are a seasoned buyer or seller I will share with you changes in the market since your last real estate experience. If you are Relocating IN or OUT of the Topeka area, I have experience working with a number of RELOCATION COMPANIES and not all relocation's companies are the same. Having an experienced agent who has a working relationship with relocation companies can make the difference in a TIMELY purchase or sell.
Becky is knowledgeable of real estate law, evaluating your financing options, title requirements and what it takes to provide clear title to a property, taxing issues, preparing and negotiating contracts including what inspection companies to use and why inspections are recommended. In the end, Becky's TRANSACTIONS CLOSE AND THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION.
Becky is unselfish with her time. Whether you are a 1st time buyer who needs a little extra explanation of the buying or selling process, she will give you the time, a FSBO with a question or another agent, she makes time to help those in need. A perfect example is in 2006 she was elected by fellow Real Estate Agents as a Director for the Topeka Board of Realtors. "Because of the positions I currently hold on the Grievance Committee and as a prior Board of Directors, I hold myself to the highest of ethical and professional standards."
What is one to do if selling in a downward moving market?HIRE ME!!! Using my Unique Sales and Marketing tools is the key to my continuedsuccess. (See Awards listed below.) I collect marketing materials Nationwide, analyze what will or will not work here in Topeka, Kansas then, I continually run different approaches thru a battery of tests to come up with my "Ultimate Sales & Marketing Machine." I have agents from other companies complimenting my creativity-all to benefit my Sellers. This tool has helped me become one of Topeka's Top Agents. Thus far, according to the NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) I am on target to out sell the average Real Estate agent 5 to 1!!! That is huge in our downward market.
WHY BECKY?....Because I understand what is going on in this unstable market and I position myself to stay ahead. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. You don't want an agent who puts the listing on MLS, has a couple of open houses and says, "It's just the market." WHAT A COP-OUT.
Whether you are a first time buyer, retiring, moving up or downsizing. I stay in constant communication with my buyers and sellers. If changes in the market occur whether at the national level or locally we discuss the impact changes have on YOU and we put a plan in place to your advantage.
I DO THE RIGHT THING. Believe me when I say, buying and selling homes is as different as people are. I will be the first to tell you I have turned away many buyers and sellers because I was not the right person for the job OR it is just not the right time for them to sell (no equity) or buy (no money). If it is not a WIN-WIN for both of us, we will be miserable but I also help you find the right person for the job. No hard feelings, it's just BUSINESS.
With my experienced group of professionals together we guarantee you a positive experience. In fact, many become my "Testimonial Clients." If you are thinking of selling and getting the most money in the shortest period of time with the least amount of hassles call me. If buying, I offer a GREAT "Hassle Free Buyer's Program" defining exactly what you want, when you want it and I find it. I don't waste your valuable time showing homes I already know will not work. Finally, 75% of my business is repeat clients, referral customers or testimonial clients-someone who I've helped buy or sell a home and they shared my name with another person buying or selling.
The following are AWARDS received from the Topeka Area Association of REALTORS, Inc:
2010-Ranked in the Top 20% of all agents
2009-Outstanding Member of the Year\Top 20% agent Ranking
2008 Elected by piers to be a Director for the Topeka Area Association of REALTORS for 2009-2011
2008-Top 10% AGENT RANKING
2007-Top 15% AGENT
2006 - Top 10% BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MLS BOARD DIRECTOR
2005 - TOP 15% AGENT
2004 - TOP 15% AGENT
2003 -TOP 20% AGENT
2002 RISING STAR AWARD - SELLING AT LEAST $1,000,000 IN REAL ESTATE YOUR 1ST YEAR
EACH YEAR IN THE BUSINESS I HAVE IMPROVED MY SERVICES, REFERRAL BASE, TESTIMONIAL CLIENTS AND REMAIN ON TARGET TO OUT SELL THE AVERAGE AGENT 5 to 1.
I invite you to become a "Testimonial Client" by calling me and experience the difference in Real Estate Agents. Contact me TODAY. (785) 640-8811 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: REMEMBER TO MENTION THAT YOU FOUND ME ON "MY BLOG"
The following are Testimonial BUYER Clients who shared their Real Estate experience.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! MAY you have a very successful year. Sorry I won't be able to help with your career.........HA!! Bought our house and we're so happy here!! Talk with the buyers of our house and they are Happy in our previous house too. You are the best Realtor in Topeka!! Thanks for all you did to help us sell in a short time. The Loveall's 01-01-2010
10/26/2007 "I'm feeling so grateful that everything has come together like it did. Even with some of the stresses involved, we wouldn't have changed a thing. You worked so hard to sell our little house and I truly believe that it only sold because of your efforts. We're going out to celebrate tonight and we WILL be toasting you!! Thanks Again!!!!" Mr. and Mrs. Todd Smith
9/23/07 - "Becky's innovative marketing concept was able to create a sense of urgency in buyers who were in no hurry to commit due to a very soft market. We not only sold our house immediately, but got multiple offers! It would NOT have happened without Becky's above and beyond efforts! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is buying or selling!" Brooke S.
5/11/07 - "Becky, Thanks for all you've done we really appreciate it. May the Lord repay you for what you have done..." Mariaua and Brad
"Becky- Just had to "thank-you" once again. I couldn't have done this without you.You can count on me giving your name, if anyone's looking for a house. You really understood what I wanted and didn't want and saved me a lot of looking!!!!"
"I think what amazed me the most, is that I always felt I was the only person you were working for; You made this experience pretty easy for me and also taught me a lot. I came into this without knowing anything, and have come out with a decent house and more knowledgeable about houses."
"Thanks for making this easy... " Melody
"Becky "Thank-you!!!" you've just been wonderful. We'll think of you everytime we walk into our house." Love Brian & Jessi
"Thank you very much!! Your kindness makes our day a little better." Jean & Wayne
"Thanks so much Becky for all your help. You did a wonderful Job!!!" Virginia & Bryan
"Becky-We appreciate all the effort and time spent with us pertaining listing our home. We look forward to listing with you in the upcoming year." Nancy
"Becky-You truly made this lot easier than I thought possible. I was prepared to look and look and look, but you didn't let that happen. You are fun to work with and know your stuff!!! It's nice to have someone in my "corner" like you and was great to be able to TRUST someone. You put me at ease and I will give your name when people ask me who my agent was!!! I couldn't have done this without you!! Thank you soooooo much for finding my house for me!! (and all the hard work you put in for me, also.) I will never forget..." Melody V.
"Just a note to Thank you for all your help in making our home purchase go as smoothly as it did. We really appreciate it. Our kids know to call you when they are ready to buy a house!!!! Thanks!!" Jeff & Barb
"Thanks for all you've done for us and for staying in contact. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. We love our home & appreciate all you did for us." Denna and Paul
The following are Testimonial SELLER Clients who shared their Real Estate Experience.
"DEAR BECKY-WE ARE LATE ON GETTING OUT OUR CHRISTMAS CARDS AND EVEN LATER AT SENDING YOU THE WARMEST THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID TO SELL OUR HOME. YOU ARE TRULY IN THE RIGHT PROFESSION!!! YOU KNOW YOUR JOB, YOU ARE OPTIMISTIC AND HAVE GREAT IDEAS, BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING YOU REALLY SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THOSE YOU ARE HELPING. WE THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN. P.S. WE ARE FINALLY GETTING USED TO NEW MEXICO-THEY PUT CHILLI'S ON EVERYTHING!! LOVE TO YOU" KELLY & TERI
"Becky- We wanted to thank you for everything, especially for being so GOOD to us. You made everything so STRESS FREE and easy. It shows that you enjoy what you do because you are so good at it. We will always be grateful and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone." Love, Kimberly
"Dear Becky - Thank you for all your efforts in helping us sell our former home and purchase our new one!!! We appreciated the professional way you handled all the details..... We really enjoyed working with you. Warm thanks!!!" Jeff & Naomi
(From a Mother who's son who died suddenly..Names are not included.)
Please excuse my writing this on the computer and not by hand. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get this written to you. I have been intending to do it ever since the sale of the house was complete. I just wanted to tell you how very much we appreciate everything that you did for us. You went above and beyond the call of duty. It is such a huge relief to us to be rid of the house. It is sad, because (son) liked it so much. I was impressed with your quick assessment of the house the first time you came over to look it over. Then when we decided to list it with a realtor, I knew you would do a good job, and would sell it quickly. I think you did a better job than anyone else would have done. We are very grateful to you. It has been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for being so considerate and for always putting forth extra effort and being so very helpful to us. Sincerely," (parents from Missouri)
The following are Thank You's from Lender's and other Real Estate Agents. For copies of these testimonials, please contact me.
"Becky-Thanks for attending my closing for me when I was unable to attend. Knowing there is someone in the office I can rely on means a lot." Agent
"Becky-Thanks for all your kindness and help!!!" Agent
"Dear Becky, How Delightful to work with you!!! Thanks SO much - You're a Doll!!! Let's do it again." Agent
"Becky, Thanks for bringing such great buyers to (address) You were wonderful to work with and we should do it again soon." Agent
"Becky, Thank you for working with me on (buyer's name) purchase. Your trust, confidence and referral are appreciated." Lender
The following "THANK-YOU's" are from the community.
On behalf of the Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka board of directors, thank you so much for your support...with your support we will be able to ensure the Topeka community continues to enjoy high-qualtiy classical ballet performances..
"The PACE Office and Hayden High School would like to than you for your participation in our recent production. We appreciate your support. The production was truly an evening which envoked good memories and we thank you for your help."
"Mrs. Burghart, Thank you for supporting our volleyball team. My team and I appreciate it very much. I will get you a Poster as soon as they are available. THANKS AGAIN!!!!" Student
"Dear Becky, On behalf of our football program and the student body, thank you for your contribution to the football team. We are very grateful to have such wonderful support. Your contribution will be used to purchase new football equipment. Consequently, this will assist us in fielding a team with proper equipment and ensure, as much as possible, a safe season. Our gratitude for your support and investment in our program. We appreciate you. Sincerely" Head Coach and School President
THANK YOU from a For Sale By Owners:
"Becky-thanks so much for taking time with me to look at some options regarding the sale of my Mom's house. Her big move is Saturday-what a change it will be!! Sincerely, Penny " (This little act of kindness resulted in a different purchase.)
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