Why Use Christine?
Someone You Can Count On
Having the expertise people need almost instantly removes people’s nervousness, which not only helps them feel better, it also helps them be more successful. I really enjoy being someone they can count on.
Mastery Demands a Renowned Dedication to Study and Service
Being a nationally recognized agent for over 13 years, I’ve learned that it takes a broad set of skills and experience to be a terrific realtor. One who can provide the right type of services and support, for all kinds of people with differing needs, in an ever changing market.
I’m proud to offer the experience and every present focus on learning that my clients need to get ahead in real estate. Although, helping people build the lifestyle they’ve worked so hard for, has always brought an even deeper satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.
A Rare Awareness of the Trials of Moving from Elsewhere
Most people that move to Edmonton come for work. It takes a special interest in the difficulty of this kind of transition to effectively guide people and families coming from elsewhere. I too came from elsewhere many years ago and chose to raise my children in Edmonton, because it truly is a great city. Edmonton is full of culture and entertainment, really fantastic schools, and tons of surprises that can make life here amazing!
For those of you who are new to Edmonton, even other realtors, and certainly people who are moving, you all want to know more about various communities and the local real estate market. This is why I built Edmonton Lifestyles. It’s a place where you can find out everything you need to know about Edmonton’s different neighborhoods, schools, and market tips too. Check it out.
The Realtor other Agents Rely On
Hundreds of realtors from across Canada have grown to trust me over the years to give their clients the service they need and deserve. Having a strong part of my business coming from these referrals by other agents, is something I’ve always been grateful for, and work very hard to continue to earn. They tell me it’s mostly because I deliver a more personal approach, on top of the expert skills everybody needs. It also boils down to personality and knowing that we will likely get along well, because these agents know me, and they know their clients.
This is a big deal and provides enormous confidence and trust for lots of my clients. I’m proud to be one of Canada’s most referred agents and most of all, to be able to provide the higher-level knowledge and skills that people really need for maximum success. For many years now as a form of thanks, I’ve hosted a charity fundraiser at the annual national conventions for realtors. Each year we raise thousands of dollars for The Children’s Miracle Network. I’m appreciative beyond words for being known as someone people can count on.
I’ve also sat on the board for the Realtors Community Foundation for 7 years as president, and now sit as a past president continuing to help the community in every way we can. The foundation promotes and raises money for small local Edmonton charities. This past year alone, we were able to give over $400,000 to 50 charities in need.
First-Rate Negotiation Skills
Better prices, better terms, and less stress, all come from better communication. Negotiations can be challenging and they vary based on the principle parties, the agents, the market, and the property. Also, tactics that work in one situation might not in the next. So, you need to work with a seasoned expert who not only understands all the options and strategies, but has all the communication skills necessary to optimize your success.
For example, here are just two of the countless strategies that could be considered:
1) Secret Motivators Can Make all the Difference
Things aren't always about money. Personalities, circumstances, time, fear, sentimentality, and ego, often play important and sometimes dominant roles in negotiations. The better these issues are identified, the more they can be used to your benefit.
2) Knowing How to Leverage Time
Time is always of the essence. Responding quickly, or, consciously slowing down the negotiations by not reacting quickly, both have their uses. Typically, both parties in real estate negotiations tend to rush, but sometimes doing the opposite serves your negotiation stance better. Plus, it also gives you more time to strategize and decide how to proceed.
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