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As you can see, the Rivers Team is your One-Stop Real Estate Shop! For a complete description of our comprehensive services, please visit us on the web at http://www.ringtherivers.com/.
Why Choose The Rivers Team?
74% of the Rivers Team sales are past clients or referrals.
The Rivers Team Listings sell in an average of 80 days. That's 20% faster than the Tallahassee Board of Realtor average of 96 days.
The Rivers Team percentage of sale price to list price is 99%. The Board average is 95%. That's an average of 4% more money in the seller's pocket when a home is listed with the Rivers Team.
In 2006 The Rivers Team sold 396 homes, the Tallahassee Board of Realtors average for the year per agent was 3!
On a home priced at $150,000 the Rivers Team could potentially save you $500 in interest and taxes (due to faster sale of home) and get you $4500 more on the purchase price. That's a difference of more than $5000 on an average transaction!!!
The Rivers Team Mission Statement
The Rivers Team will consistently and efficiently provide home sellers and buyers the most professional real estate services available in Tallahassee.
Keller Williams Realty Philosophy
Our Mission - To build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.
Our Vision - To be the Company of choice for a new generation of real estate agents and owners.
Our Values - God, Family, then Business
Our Belief System - Our beliefs are an essential part of who we are and how we conduct business. The Keller Williams® Belief System is the foundation for providing the ultimate in service for our clients.
WI4C2TS Our Belief System In Action...
Win-Win . . .
Or no deal
Integrity . . .
Do the right thing
Commitment . . .
In all things
Communication . . .
Seek first to understand
Creativity . . .
Ideas before results
Customers . . .
Always come first
Teamwork . . .
Together Everyone Achieves More
Trust . . .
Starts with honesty
Success . . .
Results through people
More About The Rivers Team and Our Founding Members, Gene and Rebekah Rivers
Designations: ABR-Accredited Buyers Representative, CRP- Certified Relocation Professional, CRS-Certified Residential Specialist, GRI- Graduate, REALTOR Institute, LTG- Leadership Training Graduate
1 Dollars Sold in local board for 2006- $82 million
#1 in Units Sold in local board for 2006- 396
Howard Brinton Star Power Star - April 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
REALTOR Magazine ‘Top 100 Residential Salespeople September 2001, September 2002, September 2003
Ranked #1 in Florida, Top 25 - KELLER-WILLIAMS
Ranked #12 in Country, USA - KELLER-WILLIAMS
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce member
Small Business of the Year 1996
March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year 1999
The Rivers each hold a Mortgage Brokers license from the Florida Department of Banking & Finance, and are Notary Publics. Gene served as the District Vice President for the Florida Association of REALTORS and as chair and vice-chair of statewide committees and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of REALTORS.
Rebekah is a past District Vice-President of WCR (Women's Council of REALTORS) State Chapter and is a past local President and Founder of WCR, Tallahassee Chapter. She served as one of the 13 Education Trustees for the Florida Association of REALTORS.
Gene & Rebekah are nationally recognized experts in several areas of Real Estate and have been invited speakers on the local, state, and national REALTOR levels. The Rivers have authored many courses and programs, including the textbook of the GRE Course on Team Selling with Professional Assistants, Marketing, and Personal Promotion.
The Rivers Team is recognized as a referral expert by seven national referral networking groups. Gene and Rebekah Rivers head a team operation. Twelve professional assistants work with them, ensuring each client receives maximum service.
With over $200,000,000 and 3000 houses sold since 1990, the Rivers are competent and well experienced to handle all your real estate needs.
Areas of Expertise
Our Comprehensive Team of 20 Includes Specialists in ALL Areas of Real Estate
Why Relocation Companies Choose The Rivers Team: We're Your Tallahassee Relocation Professionals: Request The Rivers Team Free Relocation Package. Don't Move to Tallahassee, Wakulla and Crawfordville Without It!
Corporate Relocation Professionals
The Rivers Team is a member of ERC (Employee Relocation Council) and includes 2 CRRs (Certified Relocation and Referral Specialists)
Full-time, Full-service Relocation Department
Chamber of Commerce Tours
FREE Comprehensive Relocation Package
Cost of Living Assistance
The Rivers Team provides relocation services in the following counties within Florida's Big Bend: Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Franklin, Liberty and Madison.
Contact our Team Leader and Relocation Coordinator, Kristen Wilson, for additional information.
Why Home Buyers Choose The Rivers Team
Buyer's Specialists On Call Daily 9AM to 9PM
TRADE-IN PROGRAM - Move Up to a New Home & We'll Buy Yours for CASH!
Full-time Closing Department
1st Time Homebuying and Investment Seminars
365 - Day Prospecting
FIRST TIME BUYER'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
BUY WITH US & USE OUR MOVING VAN FREE
Buying A Home Is A Major Event In Your Life! It is probably the biggest purchase your family will ever make, and it involves many difficult decisions.
As your Realtor, here is how The Rivers Team will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interests:
- You will have full access to ALL homes available on the market, even listings not yet on the MLS, through our professional real estate affiliations.
- Our expert local knowledge of this area should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
- Every local real estate market absolutely has its own trends and opportunities. This can vary greatly, even one neighborhood to the next. It's our job to steer you into opportunities and out of traps.
- What is the true market value of the home you are interested in? Is it priced to high? Is it a bargain that you should jump on? We help buyers make decisions like this every day, and We'll make sure that YOU get the best value for your money, too.
- Negotiating with sellers can be stressful! Our Negotiating Team will help you negotiate, so that the final contract includes your best possible terms and conditions.
- You should know everything about the property you are buying! You and your Rivers Team buying agent will view every home that you are interested in, together. And prior to closing we will make you fully aware of any and all inspections available to you.
- Have confidence when signing documents. Contracts are full of complicated terms that can greatly affect your future life in your new home! We will give you the full benefit of our knowledge and experience.
Let The Rivers Team represent your best interests in your search for a new home. While you can see a million homes on the web, actually buying your home is another matter entirely.
Why Home Sellers Choose The Rivers Team
Agents On Call Daily 9AM to 9PM
TRADE-IN PROGRAM - We Offer Buyers to Move Up to Your Home & We'll Buy Theirs for CASH!
Automatic Prospecting - Instant E-mail Notification of New Homes on the Market
SINGLE PROPERTY WEBSITES - Personalized Site Dedicated to Your Home
Private Seller's Website - Gain Access to Your Sale 24/7
EFFECTIVE MARKETING GUARANTEE - We market your home in more places, more effectively, than any other team in town - our research proves it!
PLUS, SELL WITH US & USE OUR MOVING VAN FREE!
Get The Straight Facts About What Can Make Or Break The Sale Of Your Home. Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers?
As a Realtor, it is our job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end. The Rivers Team wants you to get the maximum value for your home, within YOUR time frame. Here are just some of the things that we will do to market and sell your home:
- Buyers want to buy your home for as little as possible! Through detailed comparisons between your home and recently sold homes, and other properties currently on the market, together we can determine what your home is really worth in the current market. In the industry this is called a Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. The Rivers Team will do this for you, for free.
- Buyers have their own timelines, which might not be yours! We make sure they don't waste your time by qualifying them as to their real ability to afford your home.
- More buyers interested in your home means more money in your pocket when it is sold. Our extensive marketing of your home assures you the maximum value. For example, this web site will market your property all across the web. It will appear on Yahoo Real Estate, Microsoft MSN HomeAdvisor, and other top national sites. We can place your home on my web site within a few minutes? time!
- When the marketing of your home begins, we will immediately notify all the buyers that are relying on us to help find their home. And we will also notify all the other Realtors in this area that we work with, and they'll tell all their buyers. It is a powerful way to jump-start the sale of your home!
- You and we (The Rivers Team) will walk through your home together. We will advise you how to present your property to maximize its selling price. Some improvements are worth it, and some are not! Be careful.
- Contracts are complicated, and intimidating. You don't want to go to a closing with some doubts! You will have the full benefit of our real estate experience and knowledge for a smooth and successful closing. Don't sign on any dotted lines without asking us first!much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers?
As a Realtor, it is our job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end. The Rivers Team wants you to get the maximum value for your home, within YOUR time frame.
Why Builders Choose The Rivers Team:
Market Analysis and Trend Reports
365 Day Prospecting
The Rivers Team are Members of the Tallahassee Builders Association and are part of Builder and Investor Networks
"We were city shopping as well as house shopping (from 1200 miles away) and what tipped the scales and brought us to Tallahassee instead of another city was that Rivers Team listened to our needs and responded quickly with just the type of listings we were looking for."Charles and Kay Ewold
"My family and I have had the experience of both purchasing and selling a home through the Rivers Team. With all the relocating I have done over the years, no one compares to the Rivers Team. I wish every state had a Gene & Rebekah Rivers/ Rivers Team. Their professionalism is second to none! Great job, Rivers Team!"Tony Downs & Family
"I got my asking price and Rebekah handled all the details (and there were lots of details!). I'm glad I choose Gene & Rebekah and the Rivers Team."Mitch Kehn
"Our Buyer's Specialist on the Rivers Team was always there to help, assist or get answers whenever we needed them. She was a delight to work with in buying our new home."Bill & Melinda Blevins
"The Rivers Team did a Great Job! with difficult circumstances."Joe Winterle
"Thanks for your extra effort during the negotiation process. Rebekah made sure we got what we wanted, without letting the deal fall through."Mike & Sherry Dollhopf
"We experienced more a feeling of personal friendship rather than cold business dealings. We can't emphasize enough the warm & efficient methods and easy/cheerful advice of the Rivers Team members. Many Thanks!"Walt Slater
"I was extremely happy with The Rivers Team and would never have considered going to anyone else to buy or sell a home. My kids and I appreciate everything. Thanks Gene & Rebekah!"Bobby Bernal
"My daughter who was helping me in my search for a home, was hesitant to commit ourselves to using one specific realtor. But after spending time with the Rivers Team buyers specialist and myself looking at homes, she agreed with me and wanted to use the Rivers Team exclusively in our search for a home. We received excellent service."Zelda Rogers
"Gene Rivers is Super Realtor extraordinaire! What impressed us most is the Rivers Team always had our interests at heart. Despite a very busy schedule, they always called us back quickly and made us feel as though we were the most important clients they had. They are great!"Bryan & Victoria Morse
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