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Get to know Laurie McCain
Laurie served as a Developer's representative at the popular mountain community of Torreon from 1998 to 2006 and was the number one sales associate during each of those 7 years. She has helped over 600 people to buy or sell Torreon homes, home sites and custom built homes.
"It was time to take my career to the next level," says McCain, who was also nominated for REALTOR of the Year Award by the White Mountain Association of REALTORS in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and was the 2004 leader in sales for all of the White Mountains. "Even though the developer sales are nearing an end, I wasn't ready to give up the pleasure I have found in helping people become a part of the Torreon lifestyle. When I began to look around for the very best agency to provide my high level of service to my clients, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate was the natural choice."
"Laurie McCain's reputation for customer service and attention to detail is legendary among her clients," says Dori Wittrig, President of Sonoran Lifestyle, and herself a part time resident of the White Mountain area. "Every time I meet one of her past clients, they do nothing but gush at how carefully Laurie has worked to help them build their lifestyle in the area. Sonoran Lifestyle's success is built upon that same foundation, so Laurie was a perfect fit for our group."
An accomplished pianist, Laurie holds a BA in Education from Wayne State College in Nebraska, where she double majored in History and Vocal Music. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and spent 20 years in public education in Nebraska before moving to Arizona, where she pursued a sales career and tried to satisfy her need to be of service to people. Laurie already has her GRI, Graduate of REALTORS Institute, is working on her CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, and will have her ABR by February 2008.
"Helping people to purchase a home in the White Mountains area requires quite an education process," says McCain, who relishes the chance to blend her two careers to help people enjoy the lifestyle she also loves. "I enjoy bringing the information to them, helping them to answer their own questions, eventually leading to the possibility of owning either a vacation home or primary residence, and in some cases just a good investment property.
In addition to music, McCain plays golf and enjoys hiking, especially with her two Yellow Labs, but won't even let these passions interfere with her number one love: Cornhusker Football with the University of Nebraska team. She also enjoys spending time with daughter, Jennifer, son in law, Ryan and grandkids Jack and Kate who live in the San Francisco Bay area.
McCain also enjoys participation in civic service to the community of Show Low. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Navapache Regional Medical Center Foundation, dedicated to raising funds each year to support the hospital. She also serves on the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, and has volunteered many hours to organizations like Show Low Main Street, Music in the Pines, the White Mountain Chorale, NRMC Pet Therapy Program and the Humane Society of the White Mountains.
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Realtor History: Full time Realtor for the past 12 years and in good standing with NAR, AAR, the White Mountain Association of Realtors, and the Scottsdale Association of Realtors. I work full time, seven days a week and have employed a full time assistant for over two years.
Certifications: Education has always been near and dear to my heart with my BAE degree and 20 years in the public school system. So in order to serve my clients better, I am on a mission to get as much training as I possibly can in this field as well. I have taken numerous classes, passed tests, pay the yearly membership fees, and have met the sales production levels. I currently have the following certifications and designations:
CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
GRI, Graduate of REALTOR Institute
ABR, Accredited Buyer's Representative
RRS, Recreational & Resort Specialist
My current plans are to get my Associate's Broker's License within the next twelve months.
Realtor Conventions: I attended the National REALTORS Conference & Expo last November which offered an abundant array of educational classes, 700 exhibitors, and multiple networking opportunities. The mid-winter conference for AAR in Prescott in March was a great statewide event for Arizona Realtors too. The sessions are taught by some of the best trainers in the nation and the information I bring home is invaluable in my practice.
Track record: My experience in Torreon property is matched by no other agent in the White Mountains with 10 years of listing and selling in Torreon. I was hired by the developer, Desert Troon, in May 1998. I have over 700 sales, have walked every homesite numerous times and have been in most of the homes, so I know the development, amenities, homes, and homesites better than other realtors.
Local Resident in Torreon: I bought my first lot when we opened in 1998, built my home five years ago, purchased a second investment lot in 2006, am a golf member, and know nearly everyone. That experience, knowledge, ability and track record provides you with the best service - bar none.
Care and Responsibilities: As your buyer's agent I owe you fiduciary responsibilities of obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, accounting, reasonable care, and diligence. I strictly adhere to the NAR Code of Ethics and follow the standards in my daily practice. Article 1 of the Code gives my pledge to protect and promote the interest of my clients. This is my full time and only business and the quality of service and representation is what I provide to all my clients every day. I enjoy working towards my buyer's goals, counseling during the searching and escrow periods, and partnering with my clients. I look forward to working with you!