|Real Estate Agent
|SFR, First Time Home Buyers & Investors
Redondo Beach, CA
— eReal Estate Corp
|web Blog for Tiffany Wilson, the Green Real Estate Queen in the Greater South Bay
I LOVE real estate, and I appear to have an affinity for it. I began investing in real estate in 1999 and have learned a lot along the way and bought some great homes. I have enjoyed this experience immensely, and I find that it helps me greatly when serving my clients.
But it's not just about real estate - it's about the people I work with: my current & future clients, financial professionals, title and escrow, insurance professionals, my peers, and all others involved. Real estate is serious business, but that still doesn't mean we can't have fun with it, does it?
Some people think I am crazy for being in a career in real estate with the way the current state of the housing and finance industry. But, I have always walked to the beat of my own drum. My primary motivator for working in real estate is not financially driven, but because it is something I truly enjoy. I am up for all of the challenges, looking at them as opportunities to grow and learn, not pitfalls. This is no fairweather real estate agent, my friend!
I think it is important to have a mantra - a slogan - which tells people what you are all about. I think I have found one for myself which is simple and succinct:
Responsible Real Estate
Of course I want to act in a responsible manner in all my real estate dealings, but I want to go further than that:I want to be responsible to my family. I want to be responsible to my community. I want to be responsible to my industry. I want to be responsible to the Earth. And of course, I want to be responsible to my clients.
I specialize in the South Bay, beach and surrounding cities of Culver City, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Torrance.
I also specialize in Real Estate Investing and Green Real Estate.
Who are my clients?
Buyers and sellers who are:Individuals and families selling or relocating to or within the South Bay Real estate investors (commercial or residential) Real estate developers SPECIALTIES: First time home buyers, investors, out-of-state, Green designee from NAR
I intend on serving ALL of my clients at a minimum in the following manners:Respect your time - I will do everything as efficiently as possible, without cutting corners. I will also respect your personal time, keeping "business" to a preset schedule that we will agree on. Keep you informed - Buying or selling a home is a stressful time, and communication is key! I vow to provide you with regular updates on our progress, even if there is nothing to report! Serving YOUR needs - I promise to help you find the property that YOU want, and I accomplish that because of my attentive, thorough, and details-oriented nature. Sure, I may bring up features or options that you may not have mentioned, but that is just so that I can always get a more accurate image of what your needs are. YOU are the driver - I am the facilitator. Competent support team - I am just one of the pieces in the puzzle when it comes to the real estate "game". Other players are lenders, insurance providers, title & escrow, etc. I already have a team of these players, and it's a great team! We'll help you win in the real estate game. Serious AND fun - I am involved in real estate because I LOVE it! I want to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved, all the while acting in a professional and responsible manner. Business and fun are NOT mutually exclusive!
Individuals and families selling or relocating to or within the South Bay
I have lived, worked, and played in the South Bay for almost 10 years now - and counting! I have driven the streets to and from work, my family and I have frequented the beaches, we have dined all over (shout out to Wahoos Fish Taco in Manhattan Beach, the BEST restaurant in the whole world), shopped here, and enjoyed this wonderful area that I made into home after relocating from the cold, northern regions of Canada.
Buyers:Wish list - I will facilitate your home search by building a wish list, which will take into account lifestyle, schools, work, and budget. Lending - I will introduce you to a competent lending professional that suits your needs and situation, and we will all sit down together to review your housing needs, financial situation, and future financial goals to find you the best loan product for you. If you live out of state or out of the area, we can begin your search before you even step foot in the South Bay - I've done it before, and I know what it takes! Schools - For families with school age kids, I will provide you with a detailed school review of the neighborhoods you are interested in. I can even arrange for you to interview the school principal!
Sellers:Nationwide marketing - Your home will be marketed on the MLS and will have a presence on the web, making it accessible not only across the nation, but also all around the world! Personalized marketing & selling strategy - Each community, home, and seller are different. Why would you expect a "cookie-cutter", "one-size-fits-all" plan to sell your home? Competively priced - I will thoroughly research values in your neighborhood, allowing us to set a competitive asking price for your home. In today's market, this is key to securing a fair and timely offer and closing. Open house - the majority of most moves occur within 10 miles of where a person already lives. Open houses are a great way for your neighbors to stop on in during their weekend errands or house hunting trips. Buying agent selection - if you are moving out of the area, or out of state, you will need a real estate agent in that area to help you find a place to live. If you haven't found one yet, I can help you screen candidates, to find the one that is the best fit for you. Staging - Staging is extremely popular, and it's no surpise as to why. Staged homes sell faster, and usually for a higher price compared to a comparable home that was not staged. My staging associates can work with your home, style, and your budget.
Real Estate Investors & Foreign Buyers
I am a real estate investor myself, and I always look at every piece of real estate with an investor's eyes. I am also a foreigner, having made a large move from Canada to Southern California over 10 years ago. I am familiar with what investors and foreign buyers are looking for and what they have to deal with. I have also served foreign buyers in the past when considering the purchase of real estate in Costa Rica. To top it off, I have also personally purchased out-of-state real estate safely and successfully. That is only possible with the help of a good agent, and mine has taught me the proper way to do it.Thorough visual inspection - don't expect a few pics. Expect more like 60-100 pictures for a single property. And you will also receive a written layman's visual inspection of the subject property. Of course, I can also arrange for a professional inspection as well. Support team - I have assembled a team that can provide investors and foreign buyers with value-added services - lending, discount currency exchange, etc. Investment analysis - I can perform a thorough investment analysis on subject properties in an effort to help investors identify income/investment properties that fit in with their investment strategy. Property management - Shorewood provides property management services in the South Bay for our clients' income properties - a one-stop shop! Interior decorating services - For those out-of-town buyers who don't want to be hassled with the task of furnishing and decorating their new home, my team members can do this for you.
Do you want to hear about me, or what I can do for YOU? How about a Realtor who keeps in touch with the changing market, so she can adapt to best serve her clients. Competency, knowledge, and service.