First and foremost, I want you to know that I am a full-time realtor. I am constantly previewing new homes on the market and going to seminars and webinars on the latest trends in real estate. I am totally immersed in the field, and that’s why I become such an important resource to my buyers and my sellers. In fact, this website is an example of my commitment to my customers—you can find everything you need to know about any home on the market or any school district or community!
I wasn’t always a full-time realtor. In fact, this is my third career (third time’s the charm!). I want to share with you a little about how I got here, and give you some insight into my personality. After all, if we’re going to work together—we’ve got to like each other!
Because of my love of science, I started my college career in Medical Technology. However, due to my spirited personality and love of fun, I left the rigors of science for what I thought was the less time-consuming pursuit of becoming a teacher. After teaching for 3 years and not feeling fulfilled, I went in a totally different direction. and took two years of accounting courses. Accounting, although helpful, was dry, so I went on a yet different path and got a Masters Degree in Counseling. Counseling was a much better fit, but I wasn't quite done searching. A friend suggested that I take a Real Estate Course to see how I liked it, and that was it! I never took to anything like I took to Real Estate!!! It enables me to use all my strengths every day.
There are 3 parts of the Real Estate business: the personal interactions with Buyers or Sellers, the transaction itself, and marketing (getting the business). I love the first two parts. The third is simply something I have to do.
I love meeting new people, and working on relatively short term projects where I can feel a sense of accomplishment periodically. Every transaction is different, and I learn something new with each one. I love to learn about people’s stories, their families and friends, their jobs and interests, and most of all, their personalities. Although there are common denominators, every transaction brings out different aspects of personalities, and a different mix of similar traits. I love helping a Buyer find their “dream” and purchase it! I love helping a Seller make the best of their transaction even in times of difficulty.
The transaction to me is fascinating. The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors has created a contract that includes every part of the transaction, so unless there is a real problem, a lawyer is unnecessary. I love working with the contract, making it fit the individual situation, or making the situation fit the contract. It’s important to really know the contract, so I have practically committed it to memory. I have attained a certification in Negotiation (Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)), which has been very helpful in navigating the process. It’s important to be organized as well as being attentive to details, because the transaction can get complicated. There’s a lot of paper, many dates to adhere to, as this is a “time is of the essence” state.
We worked with Vickie to buy our first home and then, years later to sell it and purchase another. I can'g imagine doing any of it without her help. She is so knowledgable of the area, and understood immediately what sort of house we were looking. She worked tirelessly to find the right home each time for our family, and answered all of our questions - even the silly ones!
Vickie is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. She gave us sound advice and was with us every step of the way.
She found us a lovely home which both my husband and I love. Any questions or concerns were quickly resolved and Vickie even recommended services that we would not have thought of. We highly recommend Vickie and would use her again.
Vickie is a great realtor! She searches for what you are looking for, gets the listings to you and gets you out to see them. We have purchased 2
homes with Vickie and would highly recommend her. She is always available and very helpful throughout the entire home buying process.