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 property management services, those seeking a property manager and owners who had terminated property manager(s) and were attempting it themselves. We asked Realtors and owners what they liked and disliked about local property management services. we then set about writing our Policy Manual. By forming a firm relationship with the local real estate community and avoiding the management policy mistakes of other property managers, we have grown to be one of the largest, if not the largest, property management company in the Tri-City area. More importantly, we feel we provide the best management services in the area. Please ask us to provide you with references. Ask for the Property Manager
Homeowners association management
CMA decided to offer HOA management services in 1998 after doing the same type of market research done with Property Management above. The result has been that while we are by no means the largest, or the longest in business, we have managed to maintain a 90% retention rate. We provide through, courteous HOA services. Ask for HOA Project Manager.