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Like most people, I have worn a wide variety of hats. I am Eric the father, Eric the Realtor, Eric the former Elder (at Westminster Presbyterian Church), I am Eric, former Member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (GRAR) and Member of several Committees and Task Forces.
I enjoy each of the hats I wear, and am thankful for the many opportunities to be of service to my family, clients and community.
I've made my home in the Grand Rapids area since 1989, after visiting GR for a Gordon's Food Service show (I owned and operated restaurants in my prior life). Sitting at the Grand Plaza Hotel downtown, I concluded that Grand Rapids would be a great place to live, and raise my family.
It was a great decision. My kids are now adults, and I am more able to take part in all the amazing activities that call Grand Rapids home!
My kids are grown (I'm never sure how to refer to them in this context) and are scattered around the country. My son, Jared has finished his Masters Degree from the College Conservatory of Music at the Univesity of Cincinnati. He regularly substitutes with orchestras throughout the mid-west, plays a variety of Jazz and Big Band gigs. He also is part of a brass ensemble that plays for weddings, cocktail parties etc.
The end of July 2008, I welcomed home my daughter, Kirstin, who has been a Peace Corpsvolunteer living in Petrosani, Romania. She taught English language in two schools to middle school aged kids and was involved in several health care education groups as well. It was a 27-month commitment. Thankfully I was able to visit here in 2007 for a couple weeks. Here's a photo of Kirstin and Me in Budapest Hungary. Now she's living and working in West Michigan, and it's so great to have her close enough that we can see each other and stay connected.
My photo album from the trip (which included stops in Bucharest, Romania, Budapest and Heviz, Hungary and Vienna, Austria) is at Flicker.com.
I had not been to Europe before so it was an amazing 14 days. We toured castles, museums, opera houses, cathedrals. We saw the Mozart Requiem performed on what would have been his wedding anniversary in a beautiful church built in 1715. We enjoyed a wonderful and interesting variety of foods and beverages. Rode on trains and buses and subways. Found out that 9-hour international flights have no more leg room than domestic flights. (but we did discover the joy of flying on Lufthansa airlines. Every flight exactly on time, every employee we encountered was helpful and friendly.
We found amazing, helpful people everywhere we went. We'd be looking at our map and scratching our heads and someone would step up to see if they could be of assistance. One lovely, older gentleman actually accompanied us to the train station in Budapest (because it can be fairly confusing and there are no signs in English). We were treated warmly everywhere we went.
While I'm not sure what's next for Kirstin, I'll be happy to spend time in her company, hear stories, laugh a lot. I'm reminded how very lucky I am when I look at the lives of my children.
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As a full time Realtor since 1989, I've been through the ups and downs of many different markets. Every day homes in and around Grand Rapids are selling! Inventories are bountiful, interest rates are amazing, it truly is a great time to buy!
Specializing in total customer satisfaction since 1989. Residential single family homes, condos, new construction in the greater Grand Rapids (which includes: Grand Rapids, Ada, Kentwood, Cascade, Rockford, Grandville, Lowell, Caledonia, Wyoming, Walker, Comstock Park and the surrounding areas) area since 1989.
Member of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Grand Rapids Association of Realtors Board of Directors.
Member of the GRAR Sold Data Task Force
GRAR Liaison to the West Michigan Regional Forms Committe
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Client Comments about Eric Webster:
"Experience matters--and Eric's got it! We interviewed several Realtors before putting our house on the market, and we were impressed with Eric's knowledge of the area. He also understands that many buyers use the Internet to search for homes and makes sure that his listings take full advantage of the power of the web. He was in touch with us almost every day so we always knew what was going on. In a tough market, we sold our house in 6 weeks!"
Tony and Jocelyn Josephson
"We had the pleasure of working with Eric Webster as both a buyer and a seller. We first met Eric when we were looking for a home and he was representing the seller of the house we purchased. We were so impressed with his professionalism and the outstanding materials he had developed for the seller that we then listed with Eric to sell our current home. Eric had our home on the market within a few days and we had an offer within 13 days! Throughout the process of buying and selling homes, Eric answered all of our questions promptly. We would recommend Eric to our friends and family--our experience with him was great!" Wayne and Kate Oom
"Wanted to drop you a note, thanking you for the outstanding job that you two did in not only marketing, but selling my house in Bailey's Grove. As you know, it was a beautiful home, but located in a very competitive and saturated market. Your marketing program was powerful and effective. Plus, your patience and assistance through a somewhat challenging closing process was greatly appreciated. "
Phillip T. Catalano II
"I have recently completed the sale of my house in Lenwood Hills. I listed with Eric Webster. I was very pleased with his work.
The real estate market was seriously glutted at the time. He worked diligently with newspaper publicity, on-line presentation, open houses, and direct mailing, consummating a sale in spite of the problem.
All activity was conducted with skill, courtesy and sincerity.
I gladly recommend him to anyone who has property to sell, and wants an efficient and thorough agent to represent them."
"From the first e-mail Eric returned in a timely, professional manner, we knew he was the sharp knowledgeable Realtor who would lead us from Pensacola, Florida to our perfect lake home here in Grand Rapids. His helpful, yet patient manner made us feel like we were his "Top Priority" each time we called.
We wholeheartedly recommend Eric Webster for any future real estate transaction.
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