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I've been in the real estate business since I was 19 years old, which says everything about my committment to buyers and sellers in our community as well as the committment that I have for the real estate business. I started my own real estate company, Hometown Realty, Inc. in 1985. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from the many referrals I receive from past clients who refer their friends and family to me.
When I started in the real estate business I was young and didn't have much knowledge of real estate. From the beginning I had a determination to educate myself about the real estate business in the hope that one day I would be one of the most respected agents in the Hutchinson area. I currently hold the CRB, CRS, GRI, and ABR designations. In addition, I am a member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors and the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Throughout the years, I have taken the CRS and CRB courses two and three times because as the real estate business changes, it is important for me to learn all there is to learn to better serve my clients. Locally, I have been active in the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association, and my favorite group, the BGB's (Babes Giving Back). The BGB's are a group of women who do fund raising for various non profit organizations in our area. Giving back to my community is so rewarding.
My Area of Expertise
My geographic area of expertise is Hutchinson, MN and the surrounding area. Working with first time home buyers has always been a favorite of mine. There is so much information for first time home buyers to learn and I enjoy helping them achieve their goal of home ownership. Through the years, I have enjoyed becoming families' "go to" person when it comes to real estate. Many times I have worked with three generations in the family beginning with their first home, the second home, the third home, now their children's first home, their second home, etc. I know that I have aged though when their grandchildren come to me to buy their first home! My many years of experience helps me to foresee potential problems and well as solutions to almost every situation that arises. I work with buyers and sellers in the lower prices all the way up to the highest end prices. Relocation has been an area that I have excelled in. I understand all that families experience when moving to a new community. Because of my involvement in our community, I can help relocating families with much more than their housing needs. Our community has a couple of large employers that transfer people in a and out all the time, so it is an important part of my business.
The majority of my business comes from repeat clients, and past buyers and sellers who refer their friends and family to me. The best testimonials that I have received come from other real estate agents who have been known to call me for advice on how to handle a situation they are working on. When my competitors think enough of me to call for my advice, that is a great compliment to me.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.