You will benefit from a broker having many years of experience and an ethical reputation. I make every effort to discover potential problems and make full disclosure so clients are comfortable in making their decision. My philosophy is to lay all the cards on the table and determine the client's comfort level and proceed from there. My business plan is to make the client happy which results in referrals and repeat business. I will never pressure you into anything so I can grab a commission.
Some of my qualifications are as follows:
Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Broker since 1984
Accredited Buyer Representative designation
Building Performance Institute Building Analyst Certified
8 year Recipient as a FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent, as featured in Milwaukee Magazine.
Member, National, Wisconsin and Metro Realtor Associations
Member, Apartment Association of Southeast Wisconsin
Graduate, Indiana University, BA Degree
Investment Property owner experienced in detailed rehab projects.
Past board member and participant in neighborhood and community groups
Continuing education work in real estate investment, home inspection, sales training, computer skills, Tom Hopkins and Dale Carnegie seminars.
When working as your buyer agent I have superior product knowledge of the homes I am showing you since I am also a licensed home inspector. It is a conflict of interest for me to do your home inspection. However, when working as a buyer representative I can quickly rule out homes with the most obvious defects. I will always want you to have a detailed independent home inspection as a contingency (typically a 3 hour process) since that will be much more thorough than I can provide in my capacity as a real estate agent. I will quickly screen out the defects that are most obvious to me. Bottom line is we won't waste time on dumps unless that is what you are looking for!
I always have an eye out for energy efficiency aspects of the home you purchase. Insulation in the attic floor gets me more excited than granite counter tops. The green aspects of a home are often unmentioned, and generally not noticed, but are important! Rising energy costs will be in our future. Too many times I see an Architectural Digest kitchen and not a stitch of insulation in the attic.