Reasons to Choose Melinda Magee as your Realtor
Melinda Magee is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and has been in the real estate industry since the 1980s . Certified Residential Specialist agents have a proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.
Knowledge of Negotiations
Seller lists a house. Buyer makes an offer. What follows from there is known as negotiations. An inexperienced negotiator will focus only on his or her client’s needs while demonstrating little to no empathy for the other side. There is a saying that “knowledge is power.” Knowledge of what the other side feels is important to the transaction is valuable to a successful negotiation. Sure it might be easy to “split the difference” between an offer and a list price, but sometimes not and more often than not, someone leaves money on the table there. Successful negotiations require establishing credibility and rapport with the other side and building leverage. There are many hidden factors in negotiation. Sometimes the other side will use some very sharp tactics and the negotiations will take many twists and turns. Do negotiations go well when trust between the parties is low? The answer is no. An inexperienced negotiator can create a troubled deal and sometimes the end result is a party will walk away from a transaction not because it does not make good economic sense and not because they don’t desperately want to buy or sell the house, but because the process of negotiation and the other parties tactics violates them and offends a fundamental aspect of who they are and they won’t go there.
Knowledge of New Construction
Melinda Magee took her first new home construction class for Realtors in 2007 and in 2015, Melinda was appointed by the San Antonio Board of Realtors to serve on the 2015 REALTOR® Builder Committee. The REALTOR® Builder Committee strives to promote a closer cooperation and understanding between REALTORS®and Builders. The San Antonio Board of Realtors has approximately 9000 real estate agents and the committee assists in their knowledge of new home construction by hosting a construction class series and tours of new homes. In 2010, Melinda completed a program called “The Principles and Practice of New Urbanism” through the University of Miami School of Architecture which focuses on how new construction as well as existing homes fit within an existing community.
Melinda Magee makes Stressful Transitions less Painful
Ever seen a FOR SALE sign in the yard down the street and wondered why your neighbors were moving. Most people underestimate how many house moves are made under less than optimal circumstances: divorce, job loss, health deterioration, military orders, death, imprisonment, drug rehab …. the list goes on. Oftentimes in a divorce at least one if not both parties feel short-changed and vulnerable. Deciding who should get the house or whether the house should be sold is no small decision. Melinda Magee help people navigate these stressful transitions. If you are going through a stressful transition, learn how Melinda Magee can improve your situation. Contact her today.
In 2014 Melinda Magee accepted the position of 1st VP of Membership for an organization that helps Newcomers to San Antonio make friends and find things to do. Newcomers of San Antonio was established over 30 years ago to welcome residents our city. San Antonio is about the 25th largest metro area in the United States and it takes time for those who are new to town to find doctors, places to eat, book club, gardening clubs, and more. If you are new to San Antonio or have lived here less than three years and would enjoy getting together for coffees, luncheons, cards, or interest groups, Melinda enjoys helping people relocate to San Antonio and get acquainted with the community. She can provide you with more information and a membership application for Newcomers. Contact Melinda Magee for more information.
Melinda Magee is a Broker Associate with Home Team of America, located in North Central San Antonio. At more than 498 agents strong, Home Team of America has a solid presence in San Antonio and large offices in other Texas metro areas. Founded in 1993, this company has a brick and mortar office just south of Texas 1604 off Huebner Road. This location is convenient to the city’s growth area and minutes from new construction.