I started in real estate in 1989 in Santa Cruz right after the Loma Prieta earthquake. That was the fast track introduction to learn about property conditions. In a few years we were in a market recession. Within a year and a half of starting my career I was a member of the million dollar club, agents that sell the most home dollars, during one of the most challenging times in real estate. Since then I have sold all kinds of residential real estate and land in four counties. You have heard the phrase "location, location, location" - it's true. California is a great place to own a home and real estate is the best investment you can make if you choose wisely. Trial by earthquake and economy has not changed by view on the belief that what you can touch and live in and enjoy is the best place to put your money - your home.
As a professional the phrase I like to use is "integrity, integrity, integrity." For a buyer or a seller, accurate and complete information about the market, the properties and the economy is critical to successful transactions. Our fiduciary relationship is based on trust and the service that I provide which is individual, thorough and complete. In the last two years I built one of my retirement homes and returned to selling real estate this year to find misinformation and a difficult economy. My enthusiasm, perseverance and dedication are more important than ever. This is a time of opportunity with the prospect of change.
When I moved to Los Gatos from Santa Cruz in 2003 I worked for several brokers. Currently I am with Fireside Realty in Willow Glen, San Jose. Mark and Brian Holden, the office brokers do not compete with the agents since they do not list or sell property. Consequently they are there for advice and guidance with the difficult transactions of the current market. We have a complete office with full secretarial staff, technology and conference rooms. In addition we have the expert guidance and advice from Heritage Law Group where Roger Wintle provides us with legal counsel. I can still work independently to develop my own business supported by an excellent team. My goal is not to list as many properties as possible, but to sell every property that I list at the highest price. We outsource to the best people in the industry not just office recommendations often seen in larger chain type offices.
Over 79% of Americans go online and today over 50% of real estate is done from a virtual office. Electronic signatures, text and constant access to the internet means our office works more efficiently for you. I subscribe to Listing Book, a home finding format that is linked directly to the multiple listing service, improving the way that clients access up to date real estate information.
Subscription to PERKS, advertising your listing on multiple internet sites outside the professional service, means that your listing is showcased to as wide a number of prospects as possible. Professional comparative market analysis, prospect search and home search is a few key strokes away. Professional flyers, mailers and magazine advertising is included in the marketing plan. I present your home photographically in the best way to encourage showings and interest. Come join the virtual network of Sandy Kay Homes and Fireside Realty. Real estate was never so easy.
Sandy Kay's Sales Cell: 408 202 0608 License # 01038967
Ann Kownacki ("Sandy Kay") license #01038967