Broker/Owner of Olsen Ziegler Realty, a boutique brokerage serving Greater Cleveland. Expert home staging. Technology expert (B.S. Computer Science). Innovative, progressive, transparent.
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Olsen Ziegler Realty is an energetic, transparent, innovative real estate company serving the Greater Cleveland area. We present our entire business model on this website for both buyers and sellers. Our unique, comprehensive service offerings provide our clients with the resources needed to make the best financial decisions possible. For our sellers, we strive to maximize their sales price while minimizing expenses. For buyers, we strive to put them in the driver's seat by providing the tools to make their property searches organized, efficient, and time-sensitive.
We do not believe in the concept of "one size fits all" in the real estate market. We know that buying and selling a home is one of the largest financial decisions our clients make and that we are active participants in the outcome. We do not take that lightly nor do we treat it as "just another deal." Instead, we respect the fact that our clients are individuals who have specific needs, budgets, and timeframes and we work hard to ensure that they achieve a successful outcome.
In any market, whether you are buying or selling, the key is to partner with a knowledgeable, experienced, responsive agent who is keenly aware of the market. We invite you to compare our business model and our service offerings to other real estate companies and Realtors you may be considering. We guarantee you will not find a company who compares.
We wish you only the best in your real estate endeavors. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to represent you in your home sale or purchase now or in the future.
Relocating to the Greater Cleveland Ohio area? If so, then you have found the right Greater Cleveland Ohio REALTOR to help you with your move. I have enthusastically and successfully represented many relocating families and individuals, from professional sports individuals (eg. Cleveland Browns), to senior executives who run multi-national Fortune 500 companies who have purchased high-end luxury homes, to mid-level managers, to young professionals purchasing their first home. Providing relocation services is much, much more involved and complex than a local move, and you need someone who knows how the relocation business works, someone who has successfully represented relocation buyers and sellers, someone who has received training in the complexities of relocation, and someone who first and foremost: Will completely care about you, your family, your needs, desires, wishes, concerns, fears, everything -- and provide this care in a professional, straight-forward, honest, responsive, efficient, and thoroughly detailed and dedicated manner. These are not just words on a webpage, but are simply mandatory aspects of provding exceptional relocation services. Having high expectations of service providers as a consumer, I can assure you that you will receive same kind of service that I myself would expect and demand. While I am a well educated, competent, professional, state-of-the-art, ethical, and very successful REALTOR, I measure my success not by my accolades or achievements, but by how satisfied my clients are -- after all, it's all about you, not me (hint hint - See the most prestigious customer satisfaction award given in Northeast Ohio in 2005). I am more than happy to provide references from past relocation clients as well as around town clients. I look forward to making your move a pleasant, enjoyable and fun experience.
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Chris is Broker/Owner of Olsen Ziegler Realty. He is a mega-million dollar producer representing buyers and sellers across the Greater Cleveland area. Chris has extensive experience assisting sellers prepare their homes for sale to maximize their sales price from recommending the correction of deferred maintenance items, to home staging, to re-design and renovation services. Chris also helps sellers minimize their expenses by maintaining an independent, non-franchise, and virtual reale state office and also recommending locally-owned and independent service providers. In addition, Chris' knowledge of the entire Greater Cleveland marketplace is also invaluable to his relocation clients.
Chris is at the forefront of technology and utilizes it to its fullest potential for every client. Sellers reap the benefits of vast marketing exposure via the Internet as well as enhanced digital photography and unparalleled virtual tours. Buyers receive their own custom property search website based on their criteria which puts them in the "driver's seat." Moreover, Chris believes in staying at the top of the real estate field by continuing his education and attaining numerous designations which translates into clients benefiting from his broad knowledge and experience in negotiation strategies, home staging, multiple offers, buyer representation, inspection issues, representing and marketing luxury properties, helping first-time home buyers and a host of other topics.
Chris possesses a B.S. in Computer Science and his current real estate designations, professional memberships and awards include:
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CHLMS)
Certification for Internet Professionalism (e-PRO)
Advanced specialization and training in corporate and individual relocation
Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS
Ohio Association of REALTORS
National Association of REALTORS
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Winner of "2005 FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent" as featured in December 2005 of Northern Ohio Live Magazine.
Prior to co-founding Olsen Ziegler Realty, Chris was a REALTOR with Re/Max Classic, Howard Hanna, and Smythe Cramer in the Greater Cleveland area, and previously with Weichert REALTORS in the Washington, D.C. marketplace. He was also employed by Cleveland's oldest and most well-respected commercial real estate appraisal firm as a commercial real estate appraiser. Chris spent sixteen years in the information technology field serving in various capacities from software engineer to project manager and worked as an independent consultant for Fortune 10 companies and for highly successful Internet and telecommunication start-up companies, including a company that made "IPO of the Year."
Chris Olsen, Broker/Owner, REALTOR®Olsen Ziegler RealtyPhone: 216.702.0537OlsenZiegler.comClevelandHomesSearch.com