Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How To Select A Good REALTOR®

Too often, REALTORS® and salepeople in other fields often earn themselves a negative image in the eyes of consumers. While on ocassion this is the result of a deliberate action(s) on the part of the salesperson, more often than not the intentions of the person involved are good but are poorly executed. When picking a REALTOR® to assist you with what may very well be the largest monetary purchase you will ever make, the following are a few key quality and or attributes to look for.

- REALTORS® hear what their clients say but a good REALTOR® listens.
- REALTORS® make deals, a good REALTOR® helps clients buy and sell properties.
- Some REALTORS® will get stressed over a sale, a good REALTOR® stays calm and never loses their composure.
- With some REALTORS® is all about "me," with a good REALTOR® their emphasis is always on their client(s).
- Some REALTORS® will claim that they entered the real estate profession to help people however the trusted REALTOR® will admit that they are in real estate to make a living but do so by putting their client(s) first.
- Some REALTORS® will admittedly and desparately work with anyone. Trusted professional REALTORS® will selectively work with clients that appreciate their hard work, knowledge and dedication to their profession.

These are but just a few of the attributes that makes for a good REALTOR® or saleperson in general. As a professional, full-time REALTOR® I strive to provide my clients with the best service possible. My Mission Statement concisely sums up that goal: Dedicated to protecting and placing my client's interests first, by providing a level of integrity, knowledge and professionalism that will exceed your expectations."
Whether buying or selling, I would be delighted to assist you in achieving your real estate objectives. To learn more, visit my website

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Royal LePAGE Locations North (Brokerage)

330 First Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B4


Direct: 705-443-1037

Office: 705-445-5520 ext 230


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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.