From Miriam Webster
Real estate agent- Noun
: a person in the business of selling land and buildings
Obviously Miriam – Webster has not had the good fortune of meeting Els Ferguson. Els was recommended by a mutual friend as we were preparing to sell my Dad’s house in Trenton. My dad, 93, and a retired 30 yr. army veteran of 3 wars was selling his house and moving to be closer to family in Virginia. This was not your typical “put a sign in the yard and wait for the phones to ring” type of real estate transaction, We had no family living in Michigan, which meant that Els had to spearhead an effort to sell a home, not only with absentee ownership, but for a family that had no familiarity with the home sales process in Michigan. Within 30 days, the house was sold! While that sounds easy, none of it could have happened without the Els’ leadership and her extensive network. She took personal ownership of every aspect of the process. She was exceptionally responsive with every phone call, text and e-mail answered quickly. The interactions with the town, buyers, lenders, other agents, and everyone else, to bring the sale to fruition, appeared seamless (I know they weren’t … nothing is easy). Els’ leadership and professionalism cannot be understated. She is fantastic!
So how should Miriam-Webster define real estate agent? How about-
Real Estate Agent-Verb
- An educated and motivated professional partner, actively engaged in finding and matching sellers and buyers of homes and other property. See also, Els Ferguson.
Thanks Els, we couldn’t have done it without you!