Carmen Brooks Fortson

    Carmen Brooks Fortson


      My Experience

      • Buy, sell, and rent property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Compare a property with similar properties that have recently sold to determine its competitive market price. Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other. Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration. Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters. Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services. Accompany buyers during visits to and inspections of property, advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting. Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases. Confer with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to ensure that terms and conditions of purchase agreements are met before closing dates. Arrange for title searches to determine whether clients have clear property titles. Contact property owners and advertise services to solicit property sales listings. Conduct seminars and training sessions for sales agents to improve sales techniques. Evaluate mortgage options to help clients obtain financing at the best prevailing rates and terms. Secure construction or purchase financing with own firm or mortgage company. Review plans for new construction with clients, enumerating and recommending available options and features. Locate and appraise undeveloped areas for building sites, based on evaluations of area market conditions. Develop networks of attorneys, mortgage lenders, and contractors to whom clients may be referred. Investigate clients' financial and credit status to determine eligibility for financing. Inspect condition of premises, and arrange for necessary maintenance or notify owners of maintenance needs. Answer clients' questions regarding construction work, financing, maintenance, repairs, and appraisals. Advise sellers on how to make homes more appealing to potential buyers. Review property listings, trade journals, and relevant literature, and attend conventions, seminars, and staff and association meetings to remain knowledgeable about real estate markets. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages with ten plus years administrative experience in a business office. I have extensive training in negotiating, overcoming objections and building relationships and closing the sale. My ability to develop relationships with customers and co-workers has enabled me to work well as a team player in a fast-paced, energetic environment. I am knowledgeable in accounts payable/receivable, administrative functions, and hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff personnel. I am a self-starter that uses good judgment in all situations along with a professional image in appearance, words and actions. Real Estate License, Membership National Association of Realtors, Membership Hunter Somerset Board of Realtors.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • Awards: Effective Negotiating of Real Estate Professional; International Collection Specialist-Marketing and Selling Luxury Home. Special Accreditations: Accredited Buyers Representative Agent License Real Estate Associate, Member of the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors,

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