Archive for August, 2010

Introducing “Our Town”!!

August 31, 2010

Anytime a Realtor® is working with clients who are new to the community, it’s important to understand that you are the face of your community.  Our agents at the Real Estate Shoppe understand that, as a representative of the community, it is important to talk to our clients to really understand their situation.  What brought them to Garden City?  Where are they going to work?  Where do they want to live? We want to be more than just our client’s real estate agent, we want to be their first friend. 

Now, I really think that friends should support one another.  That’s why we’re going to begin a new feature on the Blog as well as on YouTube called, “Our Town”.  We’re going to be selecting businesses and events around    Garden City and the surrounding area and we’re going to come in and film you doing what you do best; because that’s what friends do, we support each other.  Each Monday, we’ll take you into some of the best businesses and to the best events in the community so that you can see what Garden City’s all about. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that we’re getting ready to do this project!  So check back on YouTube each Monday to see which businesses will be sharing their world with us!

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“Welcome Home!”

August 10, 2010

Part of working in the real estate industry is understanding the important role that developing relationships play in being successful.  From the time that Martin and I took over The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc. we have had a single philosophy: our job is to build and maintain relationships, not because that’s a key to being successful (it is), but because it’s the right thing to do.  Whether it’s building relationships with new clients by welcoming them to the community or joining community organizations, we believe that it’s important to make people feel welcome feel welcome in our community to move our community positively forward.

Coldwell Banker is filled with agents who have been active in state and local organizations.  We have people who are active in their church, active in the Kansas Farm Bureau, work with the Salvation Army, and various other organizations that play a role in making Garden City a better place to live.  Their experience has bled over into the way they work with their clients.  They take a genuine interest in the people they work with.

Our agents understand they are the first person people meet when they come into our community.  Anyone who’s ever worked in real estate will tell you that people will ask “How many schools in USD 457?”, “How many parks are in town?”, “Where are the best places to eat?”, and other similar questions that our agents are trained to have the answers to.  But we don’t stop with answers to those questions.  Agents at the The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc. are trained to provide our clients options.  Whether it’s schools or financing, we make sure that we find out what our customer’s/client’s needs are so that they can serve as a resource for people who are going through one of the most stressful times they will ever face.  If all goes according to plan, then our agents have not only served as a valuable resource for new members of our community, but they have made a friend in the process. 

Again, we build relationships not because it will make our business successful, but because it’s the right thing to do.  It’s what we do. It’s who we are.

Judy Nusser is the Managing Broker at Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc. in Garden City, KS.  Be a Fan of the The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc. on Facebook.  Judy can be reached at jnusser@gcnet.com or you can log on to their website, www.gccoldwellbanker.com.