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So, Why Should We Choose to Work With You, Tim?
It’s a fair question. Let’s face the truth; Bozeman doesn’t need another Realtor.
Fortunately, while I have been involved in Real Estate most of my professional life, and that is over 25 years, I am going to try my best NOT to be just another Realtor.
There are (quite literally) hundreds of Realtors competing for business in this wonderful mountain town. It is symptomatic of any desirable market. Some (but not many) are lifelong residents. The majority of them have been established here for longer than I. Most will be competent, knowledgeable and qualified. And some might be a better fit for you than me.
OK, so very few marketing experts would advocate a policy of such candor. But then we live in the real world, not one advertising invents. Plus, if your intent is to stand apart from a crowded field, then a disposition for doing things differently, is advisable.
This is how long I have been at this. Cutting my teeth in North London 1989
My background is one of nearly 20 years in Central London real estate, one of the most challenging and competitive in the world. As such I have handled, or overseen in a management role, over 1000 transactions. I have dealt with the sale and purchase of residential homes, development sites and commercial premises. I have handled the sale of numerous residential development projects, in some cases from the planning stage through to the sale of the final unit. During my years in Montana I have sold or been involved in the sale of a number of homes and Farm & Ranch properties through my Father in Law’s brokerage Scott Western Realty and most recently in Bozeman with my current brokerage The Yellowstone Real Estate Group.
You will find no cheesy tag lines here. No disingenuous claims that you will be more important to me than anyone else in the word. Or that I will not eat or sleep until I have found you the home, or the buyer that does not exist in the real world. Experience leads me to be suspicious of those who use such approaches.
What I will do is assure you I am good at what I do. I will commit to always offer honest views and advice, and my conscientious attention built firmly around a policy of what is best for my client is always best for me. That is not a throw away line, it is a fundamental principle that experience has solidified..
Where I can not compete on years spent in Bozeman, neither am I burdened by it. What I hope I bring is the freshness of attitude and an enthusiasm for an area that I have chosen to make home. I have not launched myself into this market hastily or with preconceptions. Instead I have spent the last few years absorbing and seeing it through the lens of a relative newcomer. Yet one with a significant experience of property transactions. As such I feel I have insight into certain areas those with more experience might have overlooked.
Additionally worth stressing is I do not seek to tie clients to long term agreements, whether they are buying or selling (or indeed any contractual agreement in the first instance). These are policies that have served me well throughout my career. My preference would always be to chat with potential clients in some form and build a relationship, without them feeling any pressure or obligation. As someone who has been through the process of buying a home in Bozeman in the recent past, and who experienced numerous Realtors in the process, I think you might find this attitude uncommon and refreshing.
A relationship with a Realtor is one that blurs many traditional boundaries in that you will be undertaking a very significant business transaction but one that is usually, emotionally driven. Very few transactions flow without a single issue and you should be suspicious of those who claim otherwise. In your choice of Realtor, consider if this person has not only the skills and experience to get a real grip on your needs and deliver on them; but because locating a property, or finding a buyer, is only part of the equation, also the personality to keep things on track and maintain a big picture focus on your interests, when challenges arise. It is my belief that the only way to build this type of trust is to meet and experience working with each other in some form. As such I invite you to make contact with me and I will be happy to help in any way I can. I will even offer referrals to other professional Realtors, if I feel they would be better suited for your needs.
I look forward to working with you.
Sales Specialty: Relocation
Are you considering relocating to Bozeman from out of State or even internationally? My wife and I have chosen Bozeman as our home, having lived in numerous and varied worldwide locations including major cities such as London, Los Angeles, and Melbourne. Such a significant life choice meant leaving secure jobs as well as close family and friends. Perhaps you are considering such a change, whether it be internationally or from a different State, it is much the same. It is a big deal. I may have a unique perspective on the process and the major changes you are embarking on. I certainly can help you with advice in numerous areas. And I’d love to share my experiences and enthusiasm for this town with you.
Sales Specialty: Downtown
Throughout my property career I have always tried to be an expert certain parts of town rather than the master of none. I have always tried to live in that specific area. While I have acted for buyers of property in a very wide range of areas around Bozeman and the State as a whole, Downtown is the area I live my life in and as such, is my primary focus. My Best of Bozeman page is a good place to visit if you want to get an idea of the current best available property in this area.
Sales Specialty: Marketing and Sales Consultancy
I have sold property all my professional life. While most of this has been in London, principles remain constant and are largely interchangeable. My experience in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world has taught me to look beyond the conventional and embrace the new and diverse. By default, it has instilled a philosophy to assess where Clients can most effectively market and maximize value from any real estate asset.