Why Choose Me(Erin)?
So much of the journey for seller and buyers is relationship driven. It is something that I personally enjoy so much. Choosing the correct Realtor might seem like a big task. How do you trust someone you just met? Do they have your best interests in mind? Do they care or are they just about getting your home sold? I think that personally is something I experienced with my first two home purchases and exactly why I got into the industry. Yes, I love looking at houses, yes I love negotiations, but there is so much more to this job. I love people as a whole, I love finding out how people tick, what they love, their stories, all of it.
Our job as agents is so diverse. We are people managers, emotional supporters, professional negotiators, and market educators from start to finish on every transaction. Most of the transactions we do likely would never get done if a buyer and seller were in direct contact, expressing their high emotions and personal needs/wants. The value we can add to each showing, pointing out types of plumbing, electrical wiring, roofing, grading, siding, red flags etc. goes a long way. A sharp eye and tactful art of negotiating a usually very personal real estate deal cannot be taught on a website. It takes years of experience looking at homes and working with clients to master. I personally know the ins and outs of how transactions tick, what to look for in when house hunting, and spend hours with clients to prepare their home to list. I have heard time and time again, “wow, Erin, my last Realtor never did what you have done”. Going over and above ensures my clients always have the best experience and you will too!
A Bit About Me In Real Estate...
I have lived in Calgary for over 16 years now and have been investing in Real Estate locally since 2004. I have purchased and sold in the downturn as well as the peak of the market, so I am very familiar with our price cycles and how they work. I have also sat on the condo board (as President) on most of my condo purchases so I am very well versed on condos and what to look for as a primary residence and/or investment.
In 2009 after 7 years in Sales and Management at TELUS I left the comfort of the corporate world and decided to start my own business in the Real Estate Industry. My initial step was to become a Mortgage Broker. This gave me a great opportunity to interact with buyers and Realtors in order to get a thorough understanding of what works well and what doesn’t.
I always felt I had a really good grasp on the lending side of things, having successfully purchased two homes in Calgary, so I undertook to complete my Real Estate Licences while doing mortgages full time to pay the bills.
Upon completing the Licence and Certificate process, I transitioned into a fulltime career in Real Estate. I have since consistently been a Top Producer in our Calgary brokerage (Century 21 Bamber Realty) and in the top 5% Nationally as Centurion (the Century 21 top producer award) year over year. I feel very lucky to have found a career that provides enjoyment every day and allows me to meet awesome new faces along the way.
I know there is always a choice in this business. With that said, I understand the key components of working both sides of this business. Knowing the market, being accountable to your client, answering your phone and being a tough negotiator on both sides of the deal are Key. I am a firm believer in pricing properties properly and will use multiple avenues to source out market comparables to ensure I can defend pricing once an offer is made. I believe in tough negotiations for my clients and will push to make sure no money is left on the table in the end.
My commitment to all of my clients is the same and communication is the key to any successful transaction. I have an excellent team who I have worked hard to build which ensures my clients have the best possible service end-to-end.
I look forward to working with you soon!!