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Jill Stocking

Posted December 21, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight

Jill Stocking, Clark County WA real estate agent

Realtor, ABR, GRI
Premiere Property Group, LLC

How long have you worked in Real Estate?
Licensed since 1999. I worked as an assistant to a top producing agent for two years with Coldwell Banker, then went out on my own. I taught Real Estate School for the State of Utah, licensing agents and designated brokers for four years.

What is your specialty?
I specialize in all aspects of residential real estate, whether it be finding the perfect buyer, or selling your listing. I also work new construction and short sales, and work for a bank doing their foreclosed properties. I enjoy selling rural and horse properties and lots, and love vintage homes and condos looking over the river!

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Most important is to find a full time experienced REALTORĀ® who can educate you on the process of the transaction, the current market, and who sincerely cares and you trust. Using a reputable lender is important and having strong marketing techniques is always a plus in today’s tech savvy world.

What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
I listed a commercial property that was a dog groomer and kennel that had 100+ dog and cat kennels in it. Wow that was a crazy sell and also very noisy. It was unique working with the owner and around his grooming business.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate?
Well, many unusual things happen in the real estate world when you’ve practiced this long. Most recently, selling personal property of mine where the buyers never saw or visited the home bought it, closed it, and still haven’t moved in yet, but purchased it solely through pictures.

What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
Some people think we drive around all day, show homes, drink coffee and hand out keys to the client. The mark of being a competent Realtor has to do with solving problems on a daily basis. The process of selling and buying is complex. The more experienced a Realtor is, working through the quirks that come up during the process, the more assured the clients will be. You have to be a great problem solver!

What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
Continued growth here in Clark County and in Battle Ground and Ridgefield, and with the price of rents increasing, buyers are realizing they can own cheaper than they can pay rent. I also see the Downtown Vancouver market exploding with development and improvements, making it ever so desirable for people relocating from the Portland Metro area. Home values will continue to rise.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
I enjoy staying busy when not working. I do plan out my days off by the hour, as your downtime is very precious as a Realtor. I love to play golf, swim and reading. I enjoy all kinds of gardening, fishing with my husband and boating. I spend time with my church. I am involved with the Clark County Association of Realtors on the Professional Standard Committee, which is a committee focused on educating Realtors on ethics and code of conduct. Also I volunteer with food banks.

What do you like about living in this area?
I love being so close to the beach and being able to be in Hood River or eastern Washington in just a short time. All the trees and diversity in the area. People are friendly here! All the rivers and bodies of water to fish on are gorgeous. I enjoy the Downtown Vancouver night life and restaurants.

Anything else you would like our readers to know about your and your company?
I have a passion for real estate and enjoy my job very much. I take pride in personal customer service. Having been at other companies in my lengthy career, I enjoy working with Premiere Property Group. Our growth in our company has been so tremendous we are now expanding and moving to a new Downtown location, while still having a “small family, boutique feel.”