“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” I won’t be the right realtor for all jobs or all people. Simple. We all have our own beliefs and core values, and will do business among other things better with those who share the same. To those who are not strong personalities themselves, who are a little lacking in self confidence who are close minded or have preconceived ideas about real estate or the market, we may not, make that probably will not, get along. So thanks, but no thanks. My business relies on happy customers. And I want your referral business. More importantly, I want you to enthusiastically RECOMMEND ME!!! And you will only want to do that if you are really happy with the service and results I provide you with. So we need to be clear on what you are trying to accomplish and in what time frame! Choosing a realtor is a very important decision, like in any profession, we are not all equal……each of us has a unique background which may influence our expertise as a realtor. Our knowledge of products, or our knowledge as negotiators among other things. And our personalities also will influence how well we interact with our partners in this transaction whether it be the sellers, the buyers, the other parties, agent, the building inspectors, property managers, tenants etc. It is a team effort and we must be someone who does not alienate or quite frankly piss anyone off. And all of us have people who we turn to for advice or will give it to us anyway no matter what we may be considering…from our choice at lunch to the car we buy or the real estate we choose to of course, the realtor we choose. So tell me and have present your chief influencer in your life….and let’s find out everyone’s key concerns about the realtor they think will be the right one for the job and interview more than one!!! Give them all a fair shake to not only answer your questions but to explain some vital issues that you may not have thought to ask!! Depending on whether you are buying or selling or both…… All of which could determine how much money is left in your pocket!! Or taken out!! My purpose is to help you achieve your real estate goals, so we will want to spend time to determine exactly what these are at the outset. And I will prompt you with questions to make sure you have clear in your mind what the ramifications of all this means. And we want to make it easy on you, and we all need to enjoy the process….heck we want to have fun at the same time….which is why it is important we fit well….we need to be able to laugh…it is good for the soul and for our health. So if you think we may be a good fit…give me a call and we will spend a little time exploring that option…no obligation …and at the least we will each have learned something about ourselves. So who am I? A realtor since 1989 with experience in pre sale, re sale, assignments, first time buyers, move up buyers, sellers, investors. What have I learned doing this? All have different end goals and I have learned what is important in each type of transaction. And we will discuss these and determine if there are any other secondary goals. Depending on the type of real estate transaction you are going for, you may need a realtor with some complimentary skill sets or talents. A knowledge of accounting, architecture, building, decorating, to name a few. You may need someone with intimate knowledge of a particular neighbourhood, whether the emphasis is on transportation, schooling or recreation for example. How well liked and respected are realtors among their colleagues? This can influence a deal more than the general public may realize!! Unfortunate, but human nature….and we can’t fight human nature.

How do you define a good realtor?  One that makes the most sales, has the most for sales signs in front of houses or bus bench ads?  One that has the most assistants?

Or do you just want to find the right realtor for you?  One that opens up possibilities, educates you to what might be available in the marketplace, not only in terms of product but ways to afford it, or increase your bottom line on a sale.  Someone with experience in all aspects of the real estate business, pre sale, resale, new, assignments….or simply someone who can explain all this in layman’s terms.

Is it important that you feel you can express yourself freely, to delve into what you want your home to do for you in terms of create a venue for the lifestyle you want to live?

Do you need someone you can really talk to and with, to discover the best choices for you, who will speak your truth, offer choices and guide you through the processes to achieve your purpose in buying or selling.

If so,  we should talk.  I am always just an email, text or call away.

                                                       Judy Lakos Cell: 604.657.9945


COLDWELL BANKER Legend Real Estate Group,  768 Kingsway Vancouver, B.C. V5V 3C1  Email: info@judylakos.com Tel: 604.453-6666 Fax: 1-866-726-9555

                           "Helping people realizing their housing dreams and real estate investing goals"                                                   

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