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Welcome to the Team, Jen Fralin!

We are SO excited to announce the addition of Jen Fralin to the On the Move Charlotte team!

Welcome our new administrative assistant Jen Fralin!

Jen is a long time AT&T employee who decided to switch gears in her career instead of relocating out of Charlotte with her previous job. She loves all things social media and is invested in culture in and around Charlotte. Music is her passion, and she lives in and loves Cotswold. She is a phenomenal writer and is out and about on the Charlotte social scene!

Being involved in real estate in some form or fashion has always been a priority for Jen. She had joined KW and OTMC to be a part of something bigger and to help grow the team, the company, and herself in the process. She is passionate about being a good friend, and her loyalty and dedication to being there for others is admirable. We are very lucky to have her involved in our culture!

Not only is Jen wise beyond her years, she has already proven to be an asset to our team’s growth plan. We can’t wait to see what other wonderful things she brings to our team in the years to come!

 

Welcome to the Team, Chelsea Ashworth!

On the Move Charlotte is SO excited to officially announce our newest team member: Chelsea Ashworth!

KW2249204ASHWORTH6039EXTChelsea is a Charlotte native so she’s got a terrific understanding of the area. She’s seen Charlotte change and grow firsthand which offers her clients invaluable experience. As a Buyer Specialist, Chelsea will be working with On the Move Charlotte buyers to help them find the perfect home.

Thanks to her previous experience working with a local design and renovation firm, Chelsea has a fantastic eye for renovation. If you’re looking for a fixer-upper, she’s got the vision! Even if you have a hard time imagining that second story or wall-to-wall hardwood flooring, she can – and that expertise might just help you find a diamond in the rough.

If you’re looking at houses for sale in Charlotte we encourage you to give Chelsea a call! She’s excited to take on additional clients and become an integrated part of the cooperative On the Move Charlotte team.

Glad to have you, Chelsea!

Quick Take: Team Dynamic Comes Through Big for the Fede Family

How cute are these two?

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Jim and Erin Fede are some of On the Move Charlotte’s most recently satisfied clients, and we’re so happy they’re happy!

Last month, Jim and Erin worked with Leigh to list their gorgeous home in Stonehaven…as she was finding the right buyer they found the perfect next house in Pineville with Michelle, who acted as their buyer’s agent. Of course, the On the Move Charlotte assistants worked tirelessly to ensure all the Is were dotted and the Ts were crossed – it was a whole team effort.

The Fedes say they couldn’t be more thrilled with the process and that they’ll never go back to working with an individual agent again (And why would they? They got a whole team of brokers and office assistants for the same price!)

Congrats on your home sale and your new house, Jim and Erin!

 

Why a Real Estate Team is Better than an Individual Agent

People chose real estate agents for a variety of reasons.

Team 2.13.2014Sometimes they choose based on past experience; sometimes it’s because they saw an ad; other times it’s because of a personal recommendation from a friend. All too often, people pick brokers without giving too much thought to the reason they’re choosing them, or about the ways in which particular brokers may offer certain benefits. Selling or buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life, why shouldn’t you give some serious thought to who you choose to partner with you during these transactions?

Real estate teams are growing in popularity across the country and for good reason. Keller Williams Realty is one of the more team-centric agencies in the world and its agents say they love the camaraderie of the team atmosphere, rather than the competition of working essentially as individual brands.

So, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, why should you think very seriously about working with a real estate team? There are plenty of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • The #1 benefit of working with a team of agents is that at any point, the client has several professionals, each with their own strengths, at their fingertips. For example, perhaps their primary Listing Specialist has a question about lot lines…they can simply consult with the rest of the team for an educated consensus on the issue before proceeding.
  • team 2Each member of a real estate team has a different set of skills. Some teams, like On the Move Charlotte, have dedicated technical and administrative support which means the individual agents won’t get bogged down in time-consuming logistics and in turn will be more available to assist with real estate-specific questions and needs.
  • Teams typically have buyer and seller agents on board. If you’re a seller, working with an agent who’s part of a team may open doors to ready buyers looking for a home exactly like yours. In this sense, transactions often happen faster and more smoothly since everything’s accomplished within one team of professionals.
  • More “hands on deck” means more marketing for your home. Each agent can market (and search for) homes using their own databases and training. It’s never a bad thing to have several people with different perspectives working on your behalf.
  • Traditional real estate agents report working 40-80 hours a week, on average. That means, particularly if you’re a client working with a “high-profile” agent, you may not be getting the attention you deserve. Teams are able to work more efficiently and have the ability to compensate for one another when times get busy or overwhelming.
  • In today’s hyper-competitive market, a few hours can make all the difference. If you’re working with an independent agent and they’re in a training seminar all day, who’s around to show you the house down the street that just hit the market? There may be multiple offers on that house by the time you get a return phone call. Working with a team means there’s always someone available to tend to your time-specific needs.
  • In general, clients who work with teams say they feel they get superior customer service. They’re not being “juggled” with other clients – they’re always the sole focus of someone on the team at any given time.

…you get the idea.

team 1Essentially, teams allow clients to tap into the potential of several real estate experts rather than just one. No matter how amazing any individual agent is, there are only so many hours in the day to focus on separate clients, and the more popular traditional agents become the less time they have to devote to each client. Teams are the solution.

So, the next time you’re ready to buy, sell, or invest in a home, why not consider a real estate team like On the Move Charlotte? Getting a plethora of real estate professionals at your service for the same price as one? That just makes good sense.

 

final-logoIf you’ve got questions about the dynamics of working with a real estate team, contact Leigh Bryant and her team of go-getters at On the Move Charlotte. They’re ready to help you buy, sell, and everything in between.