Feb 8, 2009
Local Real Estate Agent Ranks Tops On Recent Kenst Report
The real estate boom of 2005 and 2006, coupled with the chance of starting a financially-secure and promising new career, enticed many to join the ranks of eager agents. Of course, the subsequent downward spiral of the market has seen its casualties as well, which has included a number of seasoned realtors in the Tampa Bay area.
But, for a number of agents who hoped for more, this is no time to throw in the towel but to use their skills or, in most cases, their natural talents, and be the kind of agent a client would want or need, no matter what the market looks like.
According to a realtor-by-realtor sales totals report, compiled by Tarpon Springs publisher Fred Kenst, the downturn in the business did not affect everyone, including Trish Waller, a leading agent, who simply knows how to keep her business prosper ing.
Waller of Signature Reality Associates, has been commanding respect and standing out among her peers, and has now teamed up with brother-in-law Randy Waller to be recently listed at No.76, of the top 125 selling associates (there are 7,800 licensed real estate agents listed in the Greater Tampa Bay area).
“I live by our motto, “customer service is priority one” because, I know that our customers are truly the life of our business,” Waller said. “Our number one goal is to give the highest service levels in our operating area.”
The Philadelphia native and mother of two Jenna, 7, and Alexandra, 9, relocated to Brandon, FL in 1994 after earning her degree in Sociology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She then earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Penn State University at Lima.
While pleased with her choice of business as well as the subsequent success in the world of real estate in Florida, Waller mentioned that she is both fortunate and proud to be associated with Signature Realty Associates and the other sales staff, but said that family still comes first.
“I am busy, but I cannot forget that I am also a mom, and that I do have mom duties” she said, adding, “I believe that actually it is just one more thing that helps me appreciate my clients and help them make the best choices.”
The Waller team specializes in residential home sales, short sales, relocation services and rental properties in the FishHawk Ranch, Lithia, Valrico, and now the Riverview and Apollo Beach communities, and emphasized the importance of protecting the interest of her clients, which includes having the knowledge as well as being able to educate her customers.
The purchase of seven full color pages per month divided between three editions on the pages of the Osprey Observer Newspapers, the largest community newspaper in the area, adds to the value of the business.
These ads are direct-mailed to over 70,000 homes in FishHawk-Lithia, Valrico, Riverview and Apollo Beach. They ads are also drop-shipped to dozens of businesses that distribute it as well, not to mention the team’s Web presence, which is massive and is rated among the highest in the industry for traffic, receiving thousands of hits each month and far exceeding nearly every nationwide brokerages local office for web traffic.
“The ball is rolling and now people know us,” Trish said, adding, “I always call back within 24 hours or less or, I can be reached directly at 629-5130.
The Trish and Randy Waller team is currently seeking listings for qualified buyers in the Riverview and Apollo Beach area.To inquire about listing your home, call 629-5130 or visit the website at www.TrishWaller.com.