Good Listeners Make Great Real Estate Agents like Rick Sheppard of RE/MAX Achievers
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My name is Ginny Sheppard, Rick Sheppard’s wife. I’m responsible for the marketing for Rick and his clients. I am not a real estate agent – I am however very knowledgeable in real estate. I would like to share my perspective as a non real estate agent on what you should look for when hiring a real estate agent to buy or sell your next home.
Most of us when looking for a real estate agent choose a family member or friend regardless of their experience. Many of these agents are part-time or with a couple of year’s experience in the real estate industry. I’m sure you’ll agree this will be one of the most expensive transactions in your life. Why in the world would you put this in the hands of a part-time agent? Is someone working part-time in any position more qualified than a fulltime person in the same position? Probably not. Working with a full time real estate agent will save you thousands of dollars. I’ve watched and listened to Rick over the years and found he outwits and out negotiates the part-time and the inexperienced in every situation. When I hear or see this I really feel sorry for the clients of those real estate agents. Look we all know we make mistakes and we learn by them. Do you want your real estate agent learning from the mistakes made on the purchase or sale of your next home?
Ok now let’s take a look at experience. I’m sure you’ll agree real estate can be really complicated. No two real estate transactions are exactly the same. Experienced agents know how to solve problems, work well under pressure and are expert negotiators. This takes years of experience. If you were on trial and possibly facing jail time would you hire an experienced lawyer or the one with a couple years of experience? The most experienced – right? An experienced real estate agent will save you thousands of dollars!
Please do your homework when hiring a real estate agent. It is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. As I mentioned, I’ve watched and listened to Rick outwit and out negotiate the competition over and over again – costing that buyer or seller thousands of dollars. Please don’t be that buyer or seller. Hire the best! Rick is among the best! You’ll see this when you read his reviews and hear it when you speak with him. Give him a call/text or email him and you’ll see for yourself. Below you’ll find more information about Rick and his real estate experience.
Rick Sheppard is a seasoned veteran and Associate Broker in the Philadelphia and suburban real estate markets and is based in the area he grew up in – the Perkiomen Valley region of Montgomery County, PA. He’s a published blogger, real estate investor, landlord, and entrepreneur. As a licensed realtor since 1988, Rick Sheppard has worked with literally hundreds of sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, real estate agents, and various other industry professionals. His belief is that the most important task for real estate agents today is to get the client – buyer and/or seller – successfully to and past the settlement table. An essential part of his job begins after a sales contract has been signed by a buyer and a seller. The home inspection, mortgage, title, and municipal processes are complex and can easily cause a sale to fall apart. No one wants to find out 6 weeks into a transaction that there will be no settlement. Rick’s motto: “The best way to solve a problem is to prevent one in the first place”. Accordingly, he manages his transactions closely, making sure every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed.
When you read reviews and testimonial letters from Rick Sheppard’s many clients, you’ll notice a common theme. In short, Rick treats his transactions and his clients the way he likes to be treated – with care and respect – the Golden Rule. He asks questions, listens closely to the answers, and focuses hard on handling the transaction in the best way to fit each client’s unique needs. The Golden Rule philosophy is especially evident when Rick is negotiating on behalf of a client, a skill he is particularly good at. Ever hear the expression, “Find something to do that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Well, Rick’s come pretty close to that with his career in real estate and he sure appreciates it. Says Rick Sheppard, “I receive countless thank yous, smiles, warm handshakes and heartfelt reviews from my clients and colleagues. How can I ask for any more than that”?
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