THE KELLER/PORTER TEAM DIFFERENCE
We Have Been the Top Producing Agents/Team In The Upper Keys For Over 20 Years Working For The #1 Company In The Florida Keys "Coldwell Banker Schmitt." Over 1/2 Billion Dollars In Total Sales!
We, Will, Share Our Knowledge Of The Real Estate Market & The Florida Keys. We Have Been Homeowners And Real Estate Investors In The Florida Keys For Over 20 Years And We Have Been Visiting The Keys Since We Were Children.
2. Qualifications. Professional Education & Designations:
Members of the Florida Association of Realtors
Multi-Million Dollar Producers
Members of the Women's Council of Realtors
Top Producing Agents in Islamorada office Eight Years
Previews International Specialists
Elite Agent Circle Members
Awarded Best Service Realtor in The Keynoter
Top Producer.........2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Tops in Listings.......2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Tops in Sales..........2002, 2003 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Previews Property Specialists
CBSREC Elite since 2007
International President's Elite 2006
International President's Elite 2007
First Time Home Buyer's
Water Front Specialist
First Time Buyers
4. NEGOTIATING SKILLS:
It is one thing to find a home you want, but it’s another to get it on the right terms. Here is a list of the Important negotiating points in buying a home.
1. Understand the seller:
We will provide you with in-depth information about the local real estate market or the seller (as available) to strengthen your negotiating position.
2. Get your homework:
We will give you all the comparable prices of listings sold and for sale so that an educated offer can be made.
3. Showing your cards:
Get pre-qualified so the Seller will know your offer is valid, but if for example, you can pay cash, you don’t need to disclose it at first. We know how to handle all this.
4. Always have options:
We will show you enough homes that you will have several you would be happy with. That way in the negotiating process, we can tell the seller's agent, that theirs is not the only home in consideration.
These are some of the main negotiating points but certainly not everything we may run into.
We have closed over 337 transactions in the last 8 years which simply means we know how to negotiate on your behalf.
5. AREA KNOWLEDGE:
We specialize in the Islamorada area and so Basically We Take Care Of Everything From Beginning To End Including But Not Limited To Financing, Surveys, Appraisals, Utilities, Pest Control, Local Municipalities, Garbage Schedule, Schools, Restaurants, Entertainment, Fishing, Diving, You Name It, We Will Assist You With Every Detail.
6. OUR SERVICES:
We, Will, Listen To You And Fully Understand What You Want To Accomplish As A Buyer Of An Investment Property, Full Time Home, Or Vacation Home. As A Seller, We Have A Full Marketing Plan That Truly Works For You, To Get Your Property Sold In The Least Amount Of Time For The Best Price.
Whether You Are A Buyer Or A Seller, We Will Assist You In Making The Best Possible Decisions To Accomplish Your Goals.
For complete information about ALL of our services See About Us
7. OUR COMPANIES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES:
We are an over 55-year-old company with a strong heritage and long-term view and commitment to the real estate business. No other real estate company in the Keys has been around for nearly as long.
Our market share for sales sides exceeds the number-two company by 64 percent and the number-three company by 170 percent.*
57 percent more listings than the second-ranking company.*
We have sold 82 percent more of our listed properties than the #2 firm and 196 percent more than number three which validates the effectiveness of our Every Day Until Its Sold marketing plan and investment to achieve top ranking on worldwide websites.
We have fewer than 10 percent of all agents, yet they do 20 percent of all the business Keys-wide.*
Giving Back To Our Community
Our Charitable Foundation has raised $550,000 since its inception in April 2002 to support needy people and worthy programs exclusively in the Florida Keys.
How does all this benefit you?
Listings: Since we have the majority of the listings in some cases we learn about properties before they are even on the market, giving you an advantage.
Our experience and results mean we have earned the trust of the other Area agents. This puts up in a better bargaining position as everyone knows that we are professionals and Real Estate is our full-time business.
Our knowledge and respect for local vendors mean we have more negotiating power for you. Simply said, they want our business and work hard to maintain it.
We Look Forward To Working With You And Providing You with Exceptional Service!