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I started my Real Estate career in March of 2008 after selling a successful business, Brust Distributing Inc. I produced over 1 million in sales in my 9 months and was awarded the President's Club Bronze Award from the Peoria Area Association of Realtors. On August 24th I move to Jim Maloof Realtors to further the real estate experience for my clients.
In my first year, I achieved the designations of e-PRO (the only NAR approved Internet Certification Program) as well as ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) and passed the first of three phases of GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute)
For Sellers, I am able to promote listings, using Web 2.0 technology, going beyond using only print media. This helps my listings be seen sooner and by more people than relying on newspaper alone.
My internet skills also help buyers, I have the ability, using a computer program, to match my buyer's wants and needs to new listings that come into the area and send automated emails of those listings immediately! It is a great tool that saves my clients time and money and helps them see homes before the competition finds them.
In January of 2009, I formed WeSellPekin.com, a website dedicated to the community of Pekin.
Here is some info about me:
Graduate of SIU-C. Bachelors in Marketing
Owned and operated Brust Distributing Inc. 18 years
Member of Peoria Area Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors
over 1 million sold in first 9 months
Cub Scout leader Hanna City pack 51
JFL Flag Football coach in the Farmington School District
Married with 2 sons
If you are selling your home see me for my comprehensive marketing plan.......a plan to move you to the next level of your real estate needs.
My Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.
That said, in my experience as a Pekin real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.
So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Pekin or Peoria area, please contact me.
Smartphone users can scan the QR Code below and add me to your contacts!
About My Website:
Here you will find a wide variety of useful information and resources designed to help you buy or sell a home more effectively in the Pekin and Peoria areas. From information on the local community, to advice about finding a mortgage or preparing your home to sell, it's all available here on my web site.
You can also search for your ideal home by viewing current listings with detailed descriptions and photos or send me an email of the property address you are interested in at HelpMeFindAHome@TonyBrust.com and I will email you the information that same day.
Feel free to use my "Search For A Home" page to search other listings in the Pekin and Peoria area and browse homes for sale.
You can also get help determining the value of your home by requesting a report that includes the prices of similar homes that recently sold or are currently for sale in the Pekin areas.
So whether you're buying or selling, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.
I have formed http://www.WeSellPekin.com the only site you will need for the Pekin IL and Peoria Il area's Real Estate Needs. We have taken a new approach to selling your home. Instead of practicing the 3 P's of Real Estate (Put up a sign, Put in the MLS and Pray) we will use the internet to market your home.
The first 30 days are the most important in marketing your home. Our 30 day saturation plan is designed to maximize your homes exposure during this critical time. To sell your home we will do the following:
How will we market your Home?
The internet is becoming key in the marketing of homes today.
We go beyond print media to the internet to help Sell Your Home.
We will post you home on these sites:
PAAR Message Board
All agents using IDX on their websites in the Peoria MLS (4 counties)
Jim Maloof Realtor
Has more offices in the area than any other brokerage
Your home will have its own email address for instant information to interested parties.
- Prepare your homes virtual tour for both VisualTours.com and YouTube.com
- Set-up Email address for your properties instant info
-Enter listing into MLS system.
- Submit your listing to Realtor.com.
- Submit your listing to Craigslist.com and over 50 other sites!
- Submit your listing to Search engines
- Put up "For Sale" sign.
- Install lock box.
- Review showing tips.
- Prepare property flyer/brochure.
- Post your listing on PAAR website.
- Announce your listing in Tuesday morning meeting to top agents.
- Schedule Agency caravan tour of homes.
- Invite local Realtors to tour your home.
- Submit to Relocation Department.
- Schedule your Open House.
- Run ad in Sunday paper.
- Email listing to top agents.
- Review status with clients.
- Hold Sunday Open House.
- Continue advertising
- Continue e-mail blitzing
- Report weekly to clients.
- Show property to prospects.
- Review price based on agent input & market conditions.
- Obtain an acceptable contract on your property!
Why Use An e-PRO?
Why use an e-PRO?
We undersatnd in today's market, consumers often turn to the internet before consulting a real estae agent. As an e-PRO I can take away some of the hassel to find information. I can do this by using some of the following tools:
On-line Visual Tours
Instant access to neighborhood data
Extensive property listings
Immediate e-mail notification of new home listings that meet your parameters
Referral networks to find buyers and sellers
I can get you more information faster and easier through technology!
Not an e-PRO? Agents click on my certificate to learn about taking the next step in your career. If you decide to take on this endeavor you can get a discount here also.
I am proud to be an e-PRO. To me it shows that I am dedicated to learning more ways to help my clients fulfill their dreams of buying or selling a home in the most efficient ways possible. An e-PRO's understanding of technology can be a very important factor for a buyer or sellers decision on whom they choose to help them in their endeavors in the process of Real Estate.
Marketing Your Home on the Internet
Your REALTOR® should advertise your home online. The Internet is a vital marketing tool for home sellers and has two important roles in the real estate selling process.
First, it is a "place" to view real estate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all from the comfort of home or office. There are many real estate sites, including individual agent sites, real estate franchise and brokerage sites, and also industry sites.
Second, and equally as important, the Internet offers immediate communication via e-mail and instant messaging and gives REALTORS® and consumers more opportunities to keep in touch.
Marketing your home works best using a combination of marketing strategies, knowing the local market conditions and having contact with buyers and other agents. Working with an experienced REALTOR® gives you valuable expertise in all areas related to marketing your home to buyers.
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.