Putting the real into Realtor : it works for me

This post could be sub titled ” Mud on the Tires”  and is slightly inspired by Clint Miller and his post : Choose your words carefully

Recently a seller told me I put the “Real” into Realtor. I suppose some people would be offended by this comment but I took it as a compliment. This seller recognized me for who I am – me!

I mean no offense to any Realtor out there that wears a pressed suit everyday, high heels on most days and doesn’t miss a weekly manicure. There is a place for that, and if that’s you – go for it! I read Jennifer Allens Selling with Soul and her advise to people is BE YOU.

What my seller recognized that I get mud on my tires, I have Colorado Pin Stripes*, I answer my own phone, do my own marketing, put up my own yard signs and work with out an assistant. If you want an answer ask me, if I don’t know I’ll tell you I don’t know and I’ll find out the answer. My listing presentations are not practiced or particularly polished, I know every listing appointment I go out on is going to be different. I sell in five (yes 5) different counties. If I dont’ immediately know your neighborhood gimme a break! I can tell you about 3 streets named Grand, Main, Elm, Cedar, Coyote and they are in 3 different cities or counties. Don’t get me started on County Roads……

The benefits to being a “Real” Realtor:

  • You get me first hand, no assistants
  • I answer my own phones
  • I actually know people because I get out and meet them
  • If I say I did that, have been there or know of – check my mileage for the truth
  • You will see me at the Post Office and see my business cards up on bulletin boards
  • Call my referrals, they are very real people
  • I go to my closings
  • I know the lenders
  • I know the buyers
  • I know my sellers

* Colorado Pinstripe – acquired by driving off road against brush and low hanging branches

About Dena Stevens (719) 369.9087

Putting the ‘real’ into REALTOR since 2004

Ask about vacant land, ranch land or residential properties.

Loyalty and devotion are things buyers and sellers expect from their Realtor as well as the fiduciary responsibility of due diligence. Dena is a certified Ecobroker, focused on sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment and is a Certified Sales Professional from the Association of Home Builders.

Specialties: A client once said “you put the ‘real’ into REALTOR” to me. I took it as a complement and I’ve been using it ever since, I’m a no nonsense kind of person. I’ve been helping people buy and sell real estate since 2004.
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Certified Sales Professional (CSP)
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The Fair Housing Act is a federal act in the United States intended to protect the buyer or renter of a dwelling from seller or landlord discrimination. Its primary prohibition makes it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, or negotiate with any person because of that person’s inclusion in a protected class.

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