|Managing Real Estate Broker||
|2011 REALTOR of the Year-KCAR|
— eXp REALTY Delaware
eXp Realty, LLC
2011 REALTOR OF THE YEAR. - KENT COUNTY ASSOC. OF REALTORS
Hi! Everyone just calls me JT. Someone hung those initials on me many years ago in a bowling match and it stuck. My full name is John Thomas Takacs but, I say, why deal with wrestling your tongue around my last name...
Just ask for JT!
I love what I do and have been doing it since the early 90's. I've got a vey strong background in business, management, marketing and advertising so those skills seem to be appreciated by my clients. Especially good folks looking to sell their homes.
But also... I grew up in a family owned restaurant, a real mom and pop kind of place, so I was lucky enough to learn old fashioned customer service at my parents knees since I was a little boy. And working there everyday after school gave me a great work ethic. Later I had my own successful restaurant for many years. What's interesting is that I can't remember a day in my life that I didn't have this special group of people known to me as customers or clients! And people appreciate those finely honed customer service skills too, especially home buyers.
When I first entered this career, I became Rookie of the Year for my agency and when I moved to Delaware years ago, I was named Rookie of the Year all over again in my new agency. (Although I never thought that was fair since I had a lot of experience already!)
Yes, I have plenty of those alphabet soup designation initials to put after my name, like GRI, which stands for Graduate Realtor Institute and others. Currently I'm working towards achieving a MIRM which is Master of Real Estate Marketing and an IMSD, which is Internet Marketing Specialist Designation, but there's still more tests and approvals before I achieve these two. Education is important to me and I believe very much in helping other real estate agents. I'm currently chairing the Education Committee for the Kent County Assocation of Realtors and am the Education Chair for Keller Williams Central Delaware. I serve on our Agent Leadership Council for my office, as part of being among the top percentage of agents in my office.
I also enjoy graphic design, ad design and logo design, having done countless flyers, ads and logos. Not too long ago I won the logo competition for Downtown Dover Partnership, and I still get a kick every time I happen upon it in a publication or signage.
I love Delaware from top to bottom and I love sharing my new discoveries, recommendations and tips with all whom I work with!
I work mainly with both sellers and buyers of all kinds and I especially enjoy helping first time homebuyers. I also do quite a bit of new home community sales so I'm pretty up to speed on what's going on in our many new home communities. And if youre thinking about retiring to Delaware, I'm very experienced in our 55+ communities. And since I relocated here myself years ago, i just love guiding others who are thinking of moving here from somewhere else or moving here on a military relocation.
There are a number of good custom home builders that I wrk with and if you're considering that path, I'd be glad to share with you what I know.
But if you're looking for a hard-working, experienced pro emphasizing good 'ol fashioned customer service, who isn't afraid to solve any hurdles Along he way and do it with a smile, then by all means, feel free to contact me and interview me! And just ask for JT!
Rookie of the Year 1993.
Rookie of the Year (Again!! Relocated to new state) 2003
REALTOR of the Year 2011 (Kent County)
Numerous Monthly and Yearly Top Listing Agent Awards
Home Prepping for Sale
|Tanya & Mark, Middletown, DE|
|“The sale of our home ended up being pretty difficult closing with some hurdles. JT kept at them one at a time, always with a calm attitude and really went out of his way to find a a way to solve it. He made a running joke and made me laugh every time he'd say 'Now Tanya, let's take it easy...”. JT was great to work with, highly recommend him.|
State Broker of Record- eXp Realty- Delaware