Most consumers would agree that when looking for someone to list and sell their home, a REALTOR who is creative with marketing would give that Seller an edge in the marketplace. However you may be surprised to learn that working with a creative REALTOR is also extremely beneficial to a Buyer. As a Buyer, especially now that we are seeing multiple offers again in some neighborhoods, you need a REALTOR who can confidently and creatively represent you in competitive offer situations. You need a REALTOR who can tell your story, build emotion and trust which compels the Seller to accept your offer. You need a REALTOR who can think outside of tradition and get you the home you want!
CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT | CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST| MANAGING BROKER | DIVORCE SPECIALIST | SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST.
Early on I made a commitment to education. The additional certifications that I’ve earned greatly benefit my clients. I have a strong interest in conflict resolution. As you can imagine I deal with conflict often, since most buyers and sellers to not always agree. This led me to achieve my Certified Negotiation Expert and Real Estate Divorce Specialist certifications. Part of my job is to minimize the stress of the transaction for my clients. I take pride in working through problems, building consensus amongst the parties, resolving conflict, and keeping everyone focused on the end goal.
I’m very proud of my CRS designation. This is one of the toughest and most time consuming, and definitely the most education intense designations to earn. Because of the transaction volume requirements and the class requirements fewer than 4% of REALTORS nationwide earn this designation.
My husband and I just celebrated our 17th anniversary this year. Our home life also includes Farley a 25 year old parrot we adopted in 2007, seven pet pigeons, a dove and of course our two indoor cats Isabella and Abby. And YES, the cats get along fine with the birds! The pigeons have all been hand-raised by us, so they are very friendly and full of individual personality. I am also an avid photographer and love taking pictures of them. I incorporate my passions for Real Estate, Photography and the Birds in all of my marketing material. If you would like to be added to what my clients and friends very fondly call “The Bird Mailings” please let me know. Each month I have an interesting shot of one of the birds, plus timely real estate news.
“Sandra made finding a home for me her number one priority! She was organized and professional and she was so much fun to spend time with. Her exceptional attention to the market led me to a home that I never would have dreamed possible. You definitely want her as your advocate. She is a gem!” Susan Wadden.
“Choosing Sandra to handle our sale and purchase turned out to be a brilliant decision. Sandra is a personable, energetic, and thoroughly professional agent. Since this was the first time we had gone through the process of selling, and we also needed to closely coordinate the timing of the sale and purchase, we had lots of questions and concerns. Sandra answered each one promptly and dealt with each step of the process in a way that seemed to keep stress to an absolute minimum. Her marketing skills are truly top-notch and the photographs and copy advertising our house online and in the brochure were excellent. Our house sold quickly and at a price that was at the top of the range suggested by other agents we had contacted. We recommend Sandra very highly indeed and are sure that it would be very hard to find anyone whose energy, enthusiasm, and expertise could exceed hers.” Ken & Carol Weiland