Archive for June, 2011

What’s in a Community?

June 30, 2011

Agent Group Photo 2011Marty & I have been in this business for almost 58 combined years. As you probably know from reading my past blogs, we feel that our most important job is to make sure that we make people, particularly our clients, feel welcome in Garden City.

I have lived in this community for more than 47 years & Marty for life. We have invested ourselves in all kinds of different causes, organizations & activities. And we haven’t regretted one minute; because this is where we live & we love living here. Which brings me to the issue at hand: “What’s in a Community?”

Over the course of the last 45+ years, Garden City has definitely changed. We’ve met friends & seen them move on, we’ve seen businesses open & close and we’ve had the unique opportunity to welcome a significant number of people into our community, meaning that we’ve met quite a few great people along the way.

The reality is that clients don’t  get us jazzed, it’s the people that we get to meet along the way that make us really happy. That’s not to say that we don’t appreciate the business, we certainly do, but our business is about helping people find or sell properties so that they can move into a new era of their lives. And we feel honored that we get to play a role like that in the lives of people who have become really important to us.

So what’s in a community? Well, the simple answer is the people. Marty & I would not have stayed in Garden City if we didn’t absolutely love the people who live here. And even as the demographics of the community have changed, we’ve gotten younger; the community has become more culturally rich and our professional job sector has grown exponentially. With these changes, we’ve had to make sure that Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc. remains the first place that people turn to when they’re looking for some property in Garden City & the surrounding area.

So here’s what we’ve done. We’ve made sure that our business remains a reflection of the community. Clemencia, our newest agent, is young & she speaks both Spanish & English. She is a native of Garden City, spent a bit of time outside of the community & has decided to raise her family here. She has proven to be a tremendous person in our firm & truly cares about making sure that she is a welcoming presence in Garden City.

But Clemencia is only one of our Agents. Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe Inc is dedicated to making sure that our clients are matched with the right agent. Martin specialized in commercial development properties. Shanna Jagels is a young mother of three who has listed properties in Garden City & surrounding area. Then we have an entire battalion of good agents that have been born &/or raised in this area with experience & history:  Fred Askren, Luetta Engler, Darlene Gibson, Marian Mason & Marty.

We have taken great care to ensure that anyone who moves into our community has someone with whom they feel comfortable confiding their interests & dreams.

Beyond that, we genuinely care about the businesses that are in our community. We have showcased them in various videos on our Facebook page. Particularly those businesses who we feel are consistent with our business philosophy. Our main goal is to make sure that people are comfortable moving into our community.

For more information on our agents, check out our website: http://gccoldwellbanker.com  or visit our Facebook page: http://Facebook.com/therealestateshoppeinc

Judy Nusser is the Managing Broker at Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Shoppe, Inc.  in Garden City, KS.  Be a Fan of Coldwell Banker, 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.