Are you thinking of selling your home? Probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make is selecting the right agent and broker. Work with a REALTOR® who will not just list your home, but really listen and understand your needs and represent your best interests. This requires trust.
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All agents are not the same nor are the companies that support them. Whether it’s a seller’s market or a buyer’s market, it is especially important that you use a REALTOR® who is a full time professional who can be your trusted advisor, skilled negotiator and expert facilitator and be affiliated with a well-respected company that supports success.
While the mechanics of each real estate transaction are similar, each agent’s approach to the business varies greatly. For me it is all about understanding each client’s unique needs and working collaboratively to meet those needs. You are involved every step of the way from implementing an aggressive marketing plan to find the right buyer, negotiating a sales price and terms that make the most sense for you, to the facilitation of a successful closing and conclusion.
While I close nearly 100 homes per year, no transaction is routine nor trouble free, however, you can be confident that your needs will always be at the forefront and that I will be your advocate throughout the entire selling process.
Please contact me if you have any questions about selling your home in the Greater Lansing Area or would like a pre-listing consultation and/or competitive market analysis prepared for your home.
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Many of my credentials have influenced my success as a REALTOR®.
View all of my credentials and designations and how my experience, training and education will help influence your success in the sale of your home. Please feel welcome to E-mail Me for a list of great questions to ask when interviewing a real estate agent.
When you have right information, and an experienced real estate professional, who is an expert facilitator and skilled negotiator on your behalf, you'll reach your moving goals faster, easier and for the best price and terms to get you moved on to wherever life’s journey takes you.
Real Estate License 1992, Broker Licensure 2000
Prudential Hubbell Real Estate Co. 1992-1999
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS® 1999 to present; a.k.a Tomie Raines Realtors, Inc.
Accredited Buyer Representative ABR® - Earned in 1999. Designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This designation is awarded to Real Estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council REBAC of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specfified educational and practical experience.
Certified Residential Specialist CRS® - Earned in 2003. The highest designation awarded to Real Estate practitioners in the residential sales field. The CRS® designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.
e-PRO® Internet Professional - Earned in 2007. A REALTOR® who has successfully completed the comprehensive and interactive e-PRO training program for Real Estate professionals. It is designed to help Real Estate professionals thrive in the competitive world of online real estate.
Graduate of REALTOR® Institute GRI - Earned in 1997. Designees make the commitment to provide a high level of professional services to their clients. An investment in time and determination in attaining new knowledge and skills, commitment to service and to further the degree of professionalism in the industry.
Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES® - Earned in 2003. Designees help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, and other real estate investments. They have the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to help counsel seniors and their families in regards to real estate and connecting them to the right professionals for long term planning and estate matters.
Quality Service Certified QSC® – Platinum 2002-2015. This award is the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction, measured by Leading Research Corporation.
Certified Negotiation Expert CNE – Earned in 2009. A vital skill required for real estate transactions. This course develops expert negotiation skills to achieve better results for clients when buying or selling real estate.
Pricing Stategy Advisor PSA – Earned in 2016. A certification designed to hone pricing skills in a variety of markets and the signifcant role that supply and demand plays in the valuation of real estate.
Seller's Representative Specialist SRS – Earned in 2016. Never stop learning and growing to be the master of your craft. This designation helps secure the foundation of my business and professional skill set to give my clients confidence. Reinforce that my training and resources are credible and reliable to meet the needs of sellers in today’s marketplace.
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