When my wife Eva and I formed CMA in November of 1994, I had worked for several local real estate firms and felt that none offered that "One Stop Shopping" bundle of services that many clients expected. I felt that a new mission statement was in order that included the conventional listing and sale of real estate (representing sellers and buyers), asset, or property management, and homeowners association management. I also stress continuing education and certifications in the specialty each Realtor elects to pursue.
Residential listing & sales
Probably 90% of all real estate licensees are pursuing residential real estate listing & sales. If a Realtor has designations such as GRI, ABR or CRS after their name, there is a very good probability that they are better prepared to do the job of listing and selling or helping you make an intelligent purchase than one not so prepared. The other vital ingredients in selecting a Realtor are "communication" and "follow-up". during the interview process, make sure that each Realtor being screened communicates with you and follows up on your requests promptly.
Commercial investments and vacant land
A Major area of real estate in our fast growing area is commercial/industrial and vacant land. This area of real estate requires a totally different expertise than residential real estate. Investors and builders require financial analysis for this type of property. A more sophisticated business/financial background is required to assist our clients in the field of real estate. Our staff must acquire special certifications and education in order to work in this market. CMA has qualified personnel with the Certified Commercial Specialists designation earned from the Commercial Real Estate Institute, Inc. Ask for a Commercial Specialist
Before deciding to provide property management in 1995, we researched the local market carefully, interviewing other Realtors, property owners who were using prop