It's in my nature to find new ways to do things. When I entered real estate 4 years ago, I was amazed at how far behind many agents were in using technology to communicate with their clients. They were still FAXing new listings to their clients!
Thankfully, I don't do that and its easy to email clients just about anything. Want new listings as they come on the market? No problem, sign up for my email service on my webiste; need some privacy when getting documents at work? - I'll efax/email them to you- no need to wait at a fax machine hoping no one sees it first. When listing you property, I'll not only list it on craiglist but put up a graphic ad. So- I'm not afraid of using technology and I'm not afraid of my clients using the internet to find property. We work as a team.
I've lived in Virginia for 20 years, worked in DC and Virginia and have lived in Arlington for 15 years. Think I'm familar with the area? You bet I am. I'm one of the few agents that doesn't get a nose-bleed when I work around Arlington & Alexandria and go outside the beltway in the same day! I know my way around.
Looking for a condo in Arlington/Alexandria? I can tell you about the different neighborhoods and communities.
Want to move to along the Toll Road, somewhere along the Fairfax County Parkway or the Orange, Blue or Yellow metro lines? I know the best places.
I also talk to people about where they want to live, how they want to live, where they work and what they want their commute to be. Because, let's face it- if you live in the DC area, commuting is a major issue.
I am a certified buyer's agent (ABR) and an EPro- two things that were important to me: learning better ways to servce buyers and improve my internet expertise to better communicate with my clients.
I'm ever searching for new ways to use technology to make my job easier. Sometimes its from other agents- mostly it's from my clients. I listen to what they need & do it. Now I'm ready to teach them.