7 Reasons to Hire Tom Webb as Your Realtor®

Selecting the right real estate professional is critical for success in your real estate purchase or sale.  Your choices are abundant.  Everywhere you turn there are real estate agents.  You probably even know two or three.  Choose carefully though as the wrong choice could potentially cost you thousands of dollars.  Before you hire your friend, cousin, neighbor, acquaintance, friend’s suggestion or hair dresser, consider hiring me, Tom Webb, to represent you in your real estate transaction.  Here’s why:

#1  Customer focus is critical.

I will help you establish your goals and accomplish them.  I will never pressure you.  Sales peoples styles are all different.  You will find me to be motivated and easy-going.  At all times I am a professional.

#2  Education counts.

I have invested in my education.  I am a real estate broker and hold a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University in Marketing.  I have the knowledge you need to have a successful real estate sale.

#3  Selling a home requires a marketing plan.  

Many real estate agents employ the same marking plan.  Marketing a home requires not just a MLS listing and a sign.  My comprehensive marketing plan will expose your property to the most potential buyers possible using both traditional and innovate new marketing concepts to get results.

#4  I understand homes, buildings and land.

As a licensed Residential Builder, I have the knowledge and experience needed to guide you through inspections, repair requests and negotiations.

#5 Pricing guidance and strategy is key. 

I hold a Pricing Strategy Advisor designation from the National Association of Realtors®.  I understand and utilize market-based approaches to pricing to help maximize return for my clients.  One price does not fit all situations.

#6  I am experienced. 

I am not new to the real estate business or just starting my career in real estate.  I am a full-time real estate broker with years of experience representing many clients each year.

#7  Hundred of clients can’t be wrong.

We independently survey each client after their transaction to ensure we are offering world-class customer service.  My clients are my best raving fans.  You can read my testimonials at this link.

I would be honored to assist you in your real estate transaction.  Let me put my extensive experience to work for you.  Contact me today by filling out the below information or call/text at (989) 492-0650.  Let’s get to work on accomplishing your goals.

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Pivot Point Appliance Trains People to Recondition Donated Appliances for Resale

Pivot Point Appliance, located in Midland, is a non-profit employment support program. They educate and train individuals that may have encountered barriers such as substance use disorders, unfinished educations, or legal issues. By doing so, they create attractive candidates by teaching these individuals the skills and qualities employers look for. To fund this program, Pivot Point operates a used appliance store that accepts donated appliances that they repair into warrantied machines.

A couple great things about this program:

  • They accept donated appliances rather than having so many end up at the landfill.
  • They train people to repair them- those who may be having trouble finding work or those who need a fresh start in life.
  • They sell the reconditioned appliances to the public for a good price and offer a 30 day warranty.

Click here to learn more about Pivot Point Appliance, how it works, and how you can donate!

Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP)

Young happy couple shopping for new home

The Homeownership Opportunities Program (HOP) is a program designed by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI) to help first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing costs, if their household income is at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). Eligible members can receive funds up to $10,000 in HOP grants per household, if an FHLBI member is originating the first mortgage loan.

Homebuyers must be in at least one of the following categories to be considered a first-time homebuyer:

  • An individual and his or her spouse who has had no ownership in a principal residence during a three-year period ending on the date of the purchase of the property.
  • An individual who is a displaced homemaker and has only owned a home with a spouse, who has not worked full-time, full-year in the labor force for more than 2 years and during that period, worked primarily without remuneration to care for a home and family.
  • A single parent who has only owned a home with a former spouse while married and has 1 or more minor children for whom the individual has physical custody or joint physical custody as ordered by the state authority on child support, guardianship or custody order or divorce decree. If physical custody is not formally established, the primary residence of the child must be documented by third-party documentation.
  • An individual who has only owned a principal residence not permanently affixed to a permanent foundation in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • An individual who has only owned a property that was not in compliance with state, local or model building codes, or other applicable codes, and cannot be brought into compliance with such codes for less than the cost of constructing a permanent structure.

All funding is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Tom Webb for more information on the program and to help register you with an institution that is a current member of the FHLBI.

USAA Real Estate Rewards Network

RealEstateRewardsNetworkMarks-Broker-Reversed-Final-217x300United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is committed to assisting people and families of those who serve, or served, in the United States military by offering a wide range of financial products, tools, and services. The membership is open to active, retired and honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military, along with their eligible family members.

Qualified members have the free benefit of the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network. Using this service makes home buying experiences easy and gives rewards ranging from $350 to $6,000 based on the price of the home. Through this program, members are connected with experienced, local real estate agents and dedicated USAA support to expertly guide them through the process.

Tom Webb is a proud supporter of US Military families.  Request Tom as your agent to receive expert advice and a marketing professional that will lead you to exceptional results.  For additional details on this program, please contact Tom Webb.

Tom Webb Bestowed NAR’s Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

LOGO_PSA_CMYKMarch 28, 2016 — Tom Webb, Associate Broker with CENTURY 21 Signature Realty has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® awards the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

Tom Webb commented on this designation. “Pricing is one of the top components to selling a property. An inaccurately priced property preforms poorly when on the market and generally causes stress and anxiety for the sellers.   I am committed to appropriate marketing pricing that provides for a property sale and maximized return for a seller client.”

“The market demands accurate property value assessments, so NAR is excited to provide RealtorsÒ with enhanced tools, education and expertise to determine the most accurate value for a home and give their clients a leg up when buying or selling,” said NAR President Tom Salomone.

The PSA certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative market analyses and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers. REALTORS® awarded the certification are equipped to guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

For more information about the PSA certification, visit www.pricingstrategyadvisor.org.

Raising the Bar for Customer Satisfaction

MADISON, N.J. (September 15, 2015) – Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the iconic brand and franchisor with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry including approximately 6,900 independent offices worldwide, today announced that it received four industry-leading customer satisfaction awards in the annual J.D. Power 2015 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. Specifically, the CENTURY 21 brand swept the awards for the second year in a row by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate firms  across all four customer satisfaction segments in the study, including: First-Time Home-Buyer Satisfaction, Repeat Home-Buyer Satisfaction, First-Time Home-Seller Satisfaction and Repeat Home-Seller Satisfaction.

“This recognition demonstrates that consistency of service is in the DNA of our affiliated broker and agent network and it is a key differentiator when working with a CENTURY 21® professional,” said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “As a leading global franchisor, we are not only selective about the independent companies and sales professionals who affiliate with us but we also emphasize the importance of building trusted bonds with consumers who visit a CENTURY 21® office online or in person. Our focus is on depth, not breadth, when it comes to growing our iconic brand throughout the global marketplace.”

The J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, now in its eighth year, measures customer satisfaction among first-time and repeat home buyers and sellers with the nation’s largest real estate companies. Overall satisfaction is measured across four factors of the home-buying experience: agent/salesperson; real estate office; closing process; and variety of additional services. For satisfaction in the home-selling experience, the same four factors are evaluated plus a fifth factor, marketing.

“We are proud of our franchisees and their office-by-office commitment to maintaining such levels of professionalism, honesty, integrity, and the highest standards of quality service,” added Davidson. “The J.D. Power award validates the influence and impact our System members are having every day on behalf of real estate consumers in the local markets they serve. Providing stellar service and helping to deliver on the American dream of homeownership is what we do.”

Read more about these distinguished awards at this link.