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Why A CRS?

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Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR®.

EXPERIENCE ­ To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.

ETHICS ­ Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A FOCUS ON HOME BUYING AND SELLING ­ To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 5%

TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE ­ The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.

WHY CHOOSE AN AGENT WHO IS AN NAR GREEN DESIGNEE?

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Today’s real estate market requires a professional Realtor® with real knowledge and skills to help you navigate the wealth of information about green property.

Every specially trained NAR Green Designee:
•Is equipped with knowledge and awareness of green building principles to list, market, and guide clients in purchasing or selling green homes and buildings.
•Has access to the current information, tools, and support regarding green real estate trends and issues.
•Understands the significance of rating systems and can walk you through the potential cost savings of green features.
•Can connect you with other green professionals who can provide specialized support where you want it most.

Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource / SFR

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For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. Your ability to close short sales and foreclosures depends in part on your confidence in seeing these transactions through. Begin building your confidence today with SFR!

What is an e-PRO ­ and why should you use one?

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When you’re on the Internet, you don’t have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle. So chances are you’d like a real estate agent who:
•Answers e-mail promptly and professionally.
•Respects your on-line privacy.
•Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.

There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.

MORE PRIVACY

e-PROs know the Web isn’t just a place to do business; you need information from someone you can trust.

That’s why e-PROs respect your privacy. They respond quickly to your questions, but don’t send you unwanted communication. And they protect your personal information.

LESS HASSLE

Tired of struggling to find information? e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:
•On-line home tours
•Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood data
•Extensive property listings
•Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
•Referral networks and on-line forums, where e-PROs can quickly find information ­ even potential buyers ­ from other e-PROs
•Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
•Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
•Advanced software, PDAs, and laptops to find you answers on the spot

The result: you get more information, more easily. With electronic files, you have less paperwork to deal with. And since your agent uses e-mail, you can even eliminate phone tag. The e-PRO streamlines your entire transaction, from showing to closing.

LESS EXPENSE

An e-PRO’s access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense. You have more tools to find or market your home, so you’re likely to get a better price. With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings——and the costs involved. And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.

Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you. With the tools to do your research electronically, you can make a decision on a home the first day you’re in town——or without traveling at all. You and your family save on travel costs. And after you’ve decided to buy, monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.

Should you use an e-PRO? Yes ­ especially if you’re an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it’s a safe bet you’ll get the kind of service you want ­ and need.

Please call today for more information at 208-867-6949

I have twice had the privilege of working with Sue Dahlgren.  She has overseen the sale of two homes.  She guided me in my own preparations, used some of her own collegial professionals and specialists in marketing the houses, and networked exceptionally well with other realtors.  The results were wonderful. The first time I worked with Sue, I had three offers by the end of the first day the house was on the market.  The second time, even though the market was slow, I had an offer within the week.  Both resulted in sales.  I have also worked with Sue in purchasing a home.  I highly recommend her.  She is very professional and personable.  In my opinion, she is excellent at what she does.

Pastor Lon Bechtel, Buyer/Seller Client December 9, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

We worked with Sue on numerous real estate transactions. Sue’s knowledge of the market was key in helping us get the right price for the right property. Sue has a complete and detailed knowledge of real estate transactions and how to make them run smoothly. Her great attitude makes the process of buying or selling a home less stressful.

Richard Langston, Buyer/Seller Client April 10, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

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