Before retiring from Federal Service in Alaska, I pursued a Texas real estate license. We owned a home in San Antonio and I planned to head south. I hoped to work for a Texas company that used long-distance workers to resell foreclosed properties. I never expected to list and show homes — and I didn’t know anyone in San Antonio. I love working with buyers and sellers and I enjoy showing properties. I’ve learned, though, that every real estate agent needs a market niche and they need to advertise it. I have several passions, but so far I haven’t been able to settle on one market niche. These are the clients who I most love to serve:
1) Military. Why the military? I am a military spouse with 30 years experience moving and re-establishing in new places. Our son served in the military and our son-in-law and grandson are currently serving in the Army. Working with a member of our military is just about like working with family. I am a certified Military Relocation Professional and also listed with the Texas Veteran’s Land Board.
2) First-Time Buyers. I enjoy working with first-time buyers, guiding them through the home-buying process. I am an Accredited Buyers Representative and I work with all buyers, but I especially like working with first timers.
3) Special Needs Buyers and Sellers. Clients with physical limitations require an agent who will listen to their needs and not try to make decisions for them. I take pleasure in working with individuals with special needs. I find them to be warm, energetic, accommodating and quite nice to be around. I am not a particularly patient person, but I find myself very patient with special needs clients, assuring that their needs are considered in every aspect of the home purchase or home sale transactions.
4) Absentee Buyers and Sellers. Today’s electronic signatures make it easy to work with long-distance clients. It is not at all difficult to obtain signatures on documents related to the purchase or sale of a property often within a few hours. When a client lists a home and is required to move out of the state or abroad, offers can easily be forwarded for review and signature. Likewise, if a client makes a house-hunting trip and contracts for a property, follow-up documents can be sent for signature.
5) Seniors and Multi-Generation Families. When a parent or other family member needs to move in with family, it often puts a strain on what was formerly adequate space. When the family decides to find a home with additional space or some additional one-level space to accommodate special needs family members, they want and need the help of an agent. I enjoy working with families to find a new home with sufficient space for the family.