Empowerment for Buyers and Sellers
June 6, 2017
Hosted by Deb Tomaro
In this episode of REAL Real Estate Today Radio, Deb looks back at her first home purchase. 20 years later, Deb still clearly remembers the first time she bought a home. She wasn't in real estate and looking back, she has no idea how she got to the point where she had keys in her hands. At the end, things went wrong and she felt so powerless from lack of information, that she didn't know what to do. We're going to talk about the major milestones for buyers and sellers once there's an accepted offer, so listeners are empowered. Make sure the purchase or sale is on track and you meet your goals with another dose of REAL real estate advice!
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The reality is that most home buyers, sellers and owners are getting their advice on how to protect one of their biggest investments from HGTV or by trial and error. With 64 percent of Americans being homeowners, that is a lot of “flying by the seat of your pants” decision-making. REAL Real Estate Today with Deb Tomaro aims to provide useful and easy to understand chunks of information for home buyers, sellers and even homeowners who never intend to move that will help them make smart decisions for their family and protect one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make in their lives.
After studying archaeology in college, Deb decided that living with dirty fingernails wasn’t probably realistic for her, so she went to grad school to study Instructional Design. After several years of working as a corporate trainer and instructional designer, she had the opportunity to return to her beloved college town of Bloomington, Indiana. An unexpected and life changing moment led her to real estate. Motivated by her experience of finally finding a Home, Deb obtained her real estate license and has never looked back.
Deb had a challenge in front of her: to build a business starting at absolute zero. At the end of her first year, she was named Rookie of the Year in the state of Indiana for her company. At the end of her second year, she had sold more houses that year than any other Realtor in her area. The success and awards continued, but the real pride came from her client satisfaction and referral rates.
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Why wouldn’t you want someone smart guiding you through the process? Mistakes can be costly. They can financially ruin a homeowner. Deb created educational seminars, blogs, newsletters and other materials to help educate people so they could to make smart decisions about real estate. She even started a mentor program for new Realtors in her area to make sure that Realtors were better trained and knowledgeable about helping people make smart decisions.