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"Success Matters!" is my slogan. Whether buying or selling, success is the goal of the client. My goal is for us to be successful in a positive and fulfilling manner.
Licensed since 1985
Education and designations:
Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS): advanced training in working with buyers and sellers, marketing, real estate law, financing, and other subjects. A production level is required. only about 5% of Realtors® hold this designation.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI): advanced training in meeting the needs of both buyers and sellers.
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR): specialized training in meeting the needs of buyers. This designation also requires tht the Realtor® meet performance levels of representing buyers and pass written tests.
Internet Certified Professional (e-PRO): a training program presented entirely online to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. My web site: www.MarilynRobertson.net and e-mail keep me on the cutting edge within the real estate community.
Master of Arts degree plus additional hours. Former teacher.
Past President, Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors®
Sales Achievement Award winner, Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® since 1994.
MOST IMPORTANTLY--I believe that understanding the wants and needs of clients and helping them be successful fulfilling those wants and needs sets me apart. My slogan, "Success Matters" drives me to help buyers and sellers attain their goals. Then, and only then, am I successful.
Areas of Expertise:
Washington County, including Johnson City, Jonesborough, Gray, Sulphur Springs, and the surrounding areas. Boone Lake is included.
Sullivan County, including Kingsport, Bristol, Piney Flats, Blountville, Bluff City, and the surrounding areas. Boone Lake and Patrick Henry Lake are included.
Carter County, including Elizabethton, Butler, Hampton, Roan Mountain and the surrounding areas. Watauga Lake is included.
Unicoi County, including Erwin and Unicoi. Much of Unicoi County is National Forest land.
Strong communication skills including daily updates of new listings
Adequate time for showings and decision making
Referrals, as needed, to lenders, inspectors, and other professionals
Clear explanation of all procedures and documents
Preparation and negotiation of offer
Follow-thru to closing
Contact after closing
Pricing information and suggestions based on an analysis of the market
Clearly defined marketing plan
Strong web presence
Analysis of condition of property with clear suggestions for preparation for marketing
Marilyn helped us in a difficult time to prepare and sell a challenging home. My parents' home of 40 years was custom built and had features which had to be matched carefullly to a specific buyer. We live remotely, three hundred miles away, and trips back were costly in time, emotion and gas. Marilyn worked with us to find resources and to get the house fixed up to show. She was patient through the two month process, leetting the work get done. She then orchestrated a campaign through the web adn other services to get the word out. She organized multiple internal showings to other agents to create awareness and have everyone looking for a buyer to home match. Once a buyer showed interest, we negotiated quickly and closed remotely, withoug us having to go back to the area. Her persistence, professionalism and work ethic helped us sell the home months ahead of what I thought it might take. It is quite a relief to have this phase of the estate brought to closure. Craig
When Anne and I began considering a move to Johnson City, we knew nobody there. Without a referral to guide our way, we scanned the internet for a Realtor--and soon found Marilyn robertson's page.
I remember scrolling through the list of pledges that Marilyn makes to her prospective clients, and noting her qualifications as a "CRS," a "GRI' and a "MS+." Though I had no idea what the letters meant, I was immediately struck by three other acts in her biographical sketch. Marilyn was 1) a grandmother who 2) sang in the church choir and 3) was married to a biology professor at the college. I began to sense that, above all else, here was someone solid--a person we could trust.
As a newspaper reporter, however, I am a skeptic by training. (The first rule of journalism: If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.) So I had to be convinced.
Having now bought and sold a house with Marilyn as the agent, I am happy to report my initial impression was correct. Marilyn was a model of professionalism from beginning to end, and Anne and I recommend her highly to anyone. She knew the Tri-Cities market. She listened to our requirements (and was patient as they evolved). She answered our questions in a straight-forward way and never applied pressure. When she called one day to say she had found the perfect house, she was right. And when we decided to sell the house, we had a signed contract three weeks later. Marilyn was unflappable throughout, never blinking even when Anne, who was nine months pregnant, began to experience strong contractions. (In fact, we sold our house the day the baby came.)
Anne and I know Marilyn as a Realtor with savvy, integrity and the highest standards. And she really does sing in the church choir. I checked.
Mark and Anne
When we visited Johnson City, Marilyn was able to do what few realtors can and that is match our lifestyle and home choice to the exact neighborhoods around Johnson City. Marilynn was also able to show us not just one but many neighborhoods that are excellent for our family. While taking the time touring around town with Marilyn, my wife and I were impressed with how much she knew about the twon, current development plans, schools, and comparisons of other surrounding towns. Marilyn is a realtor's realtor. Greg Jackson
Marilyn was superb in her ability to guide me to the type of house my wife and I wanted, even before we knew exactly what we wanted. She was very intuitive in her ability to sense what would fulfill our needs and feel like a home. In addition, she is a very savvy business woman, helping us attend to all of the necessary business issues in buying a house, protecting our interests in the process. We would definitely work with her again if we need another houe in this region. Vicky and Ron Franks
When my husband I decided that we wanted to sell our house and have a new home built, our real estate knowledge was "rusty." We'd lived in our home for the past twenty years, since shortly after our marriage. We knew Marilyn Robertson as an organized, efficient, and dedicated leader at our church. In addition, we had heard a glowing report about Marilyn's abilities as a Realtor from another church member, whose house Marilyn had listed and sold. We decided to ask Marilyn to list our house for us, and she handled our request promptly, courteously, and very knowledgeably. Within four days of listing our house with Marilyn, we had a signed contract! Marilyn guided us through the "pending" process without being overbearing. she answered our (many!) questions immediately, provided accurate information, and made good suggestions. Our closing went without a single glitch. we highly recommend Marilyn as your Realtor of choice! Donna Bridwell
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