Posted November 11, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight
Real Estate Broker, lic. In WA & OR
Hasson Company, Realtors ®
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I have been in this amazing industry since I was born! Ok, not really. But I have been a Real Estate Broker since 2013, prior to that I was a Property Manager, and before that I was my parents’ little helper at our old family-owned mortgage company.
What is your specialty?
Being in property management for so long, I saw the lack of understanding on what it takes to purchase a home. I would say my specialty would be converting long-term renters who don’t think they can ever buy into first-time home buyers by sharing as many resources available.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Find a Realtor® and mortgage lender that’s right for you! I know how stressful it can be because there are plenty of amazing Realtors® in the area, but honestly pick a team you feel comfortable with and that truly understands your needs.
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
A house made out of almost nothing but Styrofoam which also made it on the news on the Columbian. A Sylvan Ecohouse–the first of its kind in Vancouver!
What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
Real estate can be very unpredictable. We work on call and always have to be ready. One time, a good friend of mine called me at 6am because she found a few homes that just hit the market and wanted to see them ASAP (within 30 minutes). I told her I am still in my pajamas and you woke me up! She said she was in pajamas too and didn’t mind since we’ve been friends for years — there was no need to dress up as these homes were foreclosures and/or vacant. As I showed her these homes, we were asked: “Do you ladies need a Realtor®?” or “Are you waiting for your Realtor®?” Just hilarious! Betty, I hope you read this.
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
The most challenging and yet gratifying aspect of what I do aside from the obvious of generating happy clients would be demonstrating radical innovation in this industry. Creating a drawing board of marketing ideas, then bringing them to life to increase your value for your clients and/or future potential clients — whatever it takes to make a positive difference in our real estate community.
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
Tough question. I don’t really know! I personally do not see a change in the number of clients relocating to the Portland-Vancouver area from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Seattle and other major cities. With all the development and changes going on in the community, it could just be continuing to go up in prices put aside seasonal variables. Perhaps stabilizing in the amount of sales instead.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
When I am not working, I simply enjoy exploring the vicinity: attempting new hikes, visiting new local shops, and trying new restaurants, etc. I hardly do the same thing!
What do you like about living in this area?
The wholesomeness. The people. The nature. The seasonal activities. Previously living in Los Angeles and Seattle, I couldn’t be happier with the quality of life here and what Vancouver has to offer. I have found my home and I am here to stay!
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
I am very honored and grateful to be a part of Hasson Company, Realtors® (I love that they’re local). When I first joined, I was intimidated by the high caliber of agents in the office being the #1 real estate company based on average sales per broker in the area but then I got to know everyone and saw that they’re real people, too, who absolutely love what they do, full-time and non-stop. Just like me!