A short guide for the Internet consumer:
When you're on the Internet, you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who
Answers e-mail promptly and professionally.
Respects your on-line privacy.
Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.
Enter the e-PRO.
An e-PRO is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, e-mail, on-line tools, key word marketing, on-line marketing systems, and most of all, what today's consumer really want - Excellent Customer Service.
What does all this mean to you? There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.
More pictures and comprehensive virtual tours online mean fewer needless showings. Buyer's are more likely to want to view your property only if they are seriously interested.
Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:
On-line home tours:
Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data
Extensive property listings
Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information——even potential buyers——from other e-PROs
Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot
The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. Check your updates when YOU want to - not in the middle of family time. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing.
More pictures online - and of higher quality can make a world of difference in todays marketplace. Don't wrap your home in a paper bag - allow us to present it in the best marketing package possible! Contact us today at 800-974-5184.
One America Principles
I welcome you and want to do business with you.
I will base my decision and opinions of you on who you are, not on any preconceived stereotypes or ingrained value judgments.
I subscribe to the federal Fair Housing Act and its principles.
I embrace and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities and our nation.
I will help you find opportunities to buy the home you choose.
I will market homeownership to the public and reach out to people who may not know that homeownership is a real option.
I will make sure you know there is a full range of housing choices available to you and encourage you to consider all communities and neighborhoods.
I will make every effort so that we can communicate with each other. If we do not share a common language, I will work with you to find someone who can interpret.
I have incorporated these principles in my daily operations and my overall business plan. I would be proud to share the plan with you.
I am here to help you meet your real estate needs, because you are the reason I am in business.
Please let me know about any cultural or special needs that you have so that our business relationship will be comfortable and successful.
An e-PRO's access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings——and the costs involved. And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.
Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town——or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you've decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.
Should you use an e-PRO? Yes——especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service you want——and need.
Are you reluctant to give out contact information through the Web for fear of being pestered or spammed? e-PROs understand. They've learned the Web isn't just a place to do business; you need information from someone you can trust.
That's why e-PROs respect your privacy. They respond quickly to your questions, but don't send you unwanted communication.
And they protect your personal information.