Shelly Valchuis, Realtor, Houde Real Estate
Finding the right Realtor is the key to buying and selling a home
By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer
Business Name: Shelly Valchuis, Realtor
Address: 127 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough
Contact Information: 508-523-4137, firstname.lastname@example.org
How long have you been doing this?
“I have 20 years of seller/buyer experience of manufactured homes and I have been a Professional Real Estate Agent with Houde Real Estate for one year,” said Shelly Valchuis, Realtor.
What geographic area do you serve?
“I serve multiple areas and counties in Massachusetts: Middlesex, Worcester, Essex, Plymouth, Norfolk and Suffolk.”
How is the market now and what's the outlook going into the fall?
“The market is and has been recovering quite well,” Valchuis noted. “The anticipated housing market will remain steady through the fall season and thereafter. Now may be the one of the best times in a long time to buy a home or capitalize on your investment when selling.”
What types of properties and price ranges are strongest?
“Here in New England, buyers tend to favor colonials, capes and ranches. Open floor plans, hardwoods, upgrades and updates to kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces are welcomed bonuses and highly sought after.”
What advice can you give a buyer or seller in this market?
“My advice to buyers and sellers is the same: make sure you work with a real estate professional who makes your number one goal their number one goal; make sure that you can relate to them, they relate to you, understand your needs, desires, timeframe and that time is of the essence.
“Trust and communication are imperative in any successful relationship. Your real estate professional should always protect your best interests. Selling or buying a home may likely be the biggest investment of your life and you deserve to be represented by someone who gives you their full attention, is able to understand your desired outcome, and has the ability to get you the outcome you need and require.”
What sets you apart from other real estate agents?
“I truly believe what sets me apart from other agents is my ability to listen, learn about my clients” needs and where they want and need to be. I am respectful, strongly dedicated in achieving the task at hand for the betterment of my clients, focused on their priorities and on my ability as a professional (with extensive real estate training and knowledge of the market) to execute their plans successfully.
“To establish a good rapport and to ensure mutual respect, open communication is essential. I am fully aware that buying or selling a home can feel like an overwhelming experience for some people, but it doesn’t need to be. It's to some an unknown experience; they have some level of fear. I must address these concerns they may have that is causing said fear, alleviate their stress and assist them along their journey.
“The key is to always protect their best interests, while at same time remain a sense of balance of “lightness,” fun and smiles throughout the process. It's refreshing to do business this way and welcomed by all parties. Quite frankly, I treat people the way I want to be treated and it's reciprocated. I’m keeping things “real,” being candid – honesty is the best policy!”
Editor's Note: The preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.
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