I accidentally fell into the real estate industry. I owned a clothing and home furnishings boutique in St. Louis. We were in a historic building that was once a Ford showroom. The owner of the building, and area developer, became a dear friend. When he opened a loft development, he asked me to stage it...then an apartment building...then a live/work building and I was hooked. I started helping him to choose finishes and got involved in the process from the beginning. I loved working with him to create something beautiful out of old, run down buildings.
When we were transferred to St. Louis, I used my staging skills on our personal home and it sold in an hour and a half. This was in 2010 when the housing market was not doing well. I opened Gini Swancy Designs in Charlotte and started working with the top agents in the area. I saw a trend over and over that no matter what the market, homes that were staged were viewed more often, sold quicker and for more money. I also saw an opportunity to become a full service company by becoming a licensed agent myself.
Buying or selling a home is a big deal. I know because we have done it a lot in the past 20 years! Between my husband and I, we have experienced 9 corporate transfers and 2 personal moves. Each time we have sold a home and bought a home. It is those experiences that make me the Realtor® that I am today. I ask a lot of questions and consider everything from house details to where you like to eat.
The number of bedrooms, the size of the house and the neighborhood are all things that are important. But, there is so much more to lifestyle. I may ask questions that seem a little odd, but they help me to get to the root of how you want to live in your home and in your community. The most important thing to me is that you love where you live today and for years to come.
We mean it when we say, "Real estate is our business...People are our passion." We joined Ivester Jackson Christie's International because they are as picky as we are. A Christie's International affiliate must be invited to join the elite network of real estate companies. They only invite the best of the best and we are proud to be a part of that. Not only are we a part of the best real estate company in the world, we are with the number one Christie's International affiliate, Ivester Jackson. There are huge reasons why we are the top affiliate. Our marketing is some of the best in the world. We employ full time marketing, graphic design, photography and electronic media experts. You get the benefit of our world class services no matter what price point you are buying or selling.
Yes, we are the top company in Charlotte for properties over two million dollars. But, we do more than half of our business serving properties that are $500k or less. Our intention is that everyone gets top level service. It is what drives us to just be better.
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