If you live in Santa Clarita Valley, chances are you've heard of Joshua and Annie-and for good reason.
With stellar home listings, impressive marketing and, of course, meticulous attention to detail, it's no
wonder Joshua "Dr." Suess and Annie Mai Thai are in the top 1 percent of Realtors® in the nation, and
are ranked as the No. 53 Re/Max team in all of California. More importantly, Suess and his
qualified team of specialists are dedicated to helping people find the right home and driven to accommodate
any family's lifestyle. "Dealing with families is the most-important part of being a Realtor®. It's not just
about the house; it's about listening and taking into account exactly what a certain family needs," says Suess.
The Focused on Your Family Group knows that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a family can
make, and is here to help you every step of the way.
In order to effectively maneuver the delicate market, Santa Clarita Valley agents require specialization, reveals
Mai Thai. In order to properly service a prospective home buyer or seller, it's important to know all the details of
a given area. "Since our clients are counting on our knowledge and expertise, we consider it our responsibility to
know floor plans, quality of construction, school information, current inventory, demographics of move-up buyers
and poignant city isues affecting the client," she says. Suess and Mai Thai are also certified e-Pro® Internet
specialists. ith ever-changing markets and new technology emerging daily, it's only fitting that the most-
dedicated Realtors® are becoming even more tech-savvy than in previous years. With this certification, the
Focused on Your Family Group is able to use advanced software and save clients a considerable expense
through Internet marketing and correspondence. Not only is technology knowhow vital for a Realtor® to be able
to provide the utmost in customer service, but real estate market knowledge as well. "From 2000
to 2005, we experienced a high demand in property, but a low supply- resulting in price increases.
In 2006, the opposite happened and inventory rose while prices decreased," says Suess. "We are
currently in a ‘normal' market, and everything seems to be leveling out for 2007." The team is quite optimistic
about the future of real estate in Santa Clarita Valley, even though some buyers and sellers may still be wary.
"Because sellers are used to such low inventory, everything would seem high in the current market. Today, we
have around 2,450 active listings, which is slightly high for the area, but good in comparison to other cities like
Houston or Atlanta, where inventory is so high homes can sit on the market for more than a year!" says Mai
Thai. However, it's not all about marketing and analysis. Personal touches and attentiveness to the client is
what voted Suess "Best Real Estate Agent" in the Santa Clarita area- but he couldn't do it alone. Suess
and Mai Thai are backed by an amazing team of seven qualified professionals all working toward the
same goal: making your real estate transaction the quickest, most-pleasant experience possible. ■
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