Jennifer Burgess Shares 3 Ways a Passionate Real Estate Agent Can Transform Your Sale

By Vivienne Benitz Vivienne Benitz has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on July 17, 2023

Right now, the buzz around North and South Carolina property is off the charts. The only thing holding most people back from buying or selling real estate in the highly coveted Carolinas is the stress and complexity of a deal. But what if, with the right real estate agent, deciding to sell your house could be as easy as a stroll down Myrtle Beach?

Jennifer Burgess thinks it can be. Recently featured as a Top 10 Real Estate Agent, the South Carolina resident knows what it takes to make transactions happen in her home state and its northern counterpart. As a Realtor at JTE Real Estate, she believes community-oriented passion is the making of a leader and the key to positive client experiences.

Many buyers and sellers mistakenly assume all agents are the same and who they entrust with their future doesn’t matter. But whether you’re a first-time buyer, working on your second home, or investing in property, there are some priorities you should put front and center when choosing your agent. Here are three ways picking the right professional can lead you to prosperity and peace of mind, whatever position you’re in:

1. Service Without Stress

It sounds straightforward, but minimizing stress is often forgotten among the hustle and bustle of real estate. The best way to do this is by selecting an agent who is a service provider through and through, not just a glorified email address. Just because we’re dealing with property here doesn’t mean it can’t feel like a day at the spa, right?

“Work with a full-time professional realtor who gives you the high level of service you deserve,” Burgess says. “Firms like ours understand buying or selling a home can be a very stressful task. So let us take away that stress.”

Agents passionate and motivated by their profession will be more likely to guide you carefully through every step of the process. A significant problem in the industry currently is the disparity in service between luxury multi-million dollar sales and less lucrative $100,000 listings. As a result, it’s more important than ever to choose a realtor who treats both with equal enthusiasm.

2. Community-Conscious Care

In a nation as vast as the United States, it’s easy to forget most real estate agents only operate in one corner of the country. JTE Real Estate, for example, takes on the ambitious task of buying and selling in both Carolinas. This tight focus provides realtors based across a few states with a rare advantage if they choose to seize it.

Knowing much about the local community is valuable for a realtor as much as for a buyer or seller. Jennifer is a member of The Women’s Council of Realtors Grand Strand and prioritizes sharing her knowledge and insight. A 2022 ranking in the top 15% of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors MLS attests to her community efforts.

Therefore, choosing a community-conscious agent can transform your purchase or sale. Having lived in South Carolina since 2008, Jennifer’s most notable advice is to get prequalified for a mortgage. Choosing the right agent and lender can make all the difference. Representation is extremely important in today’s market. 

3. Follow The ‘Heard’

Tenuous sheep puns aside, the most sought-after quality in a real estate agent is arguably listening skills. When dealing with something as important as your house, you don’t just want to speak to a yes man or an unqualified secretary. You deserve the expertise and attentiveness that you’re paying for. 

“Choose an agent that listens to your needs and values your opinion,” Burgess declares. “Doing so will help you feel more confident in your decision.”

Anyone who has bought or sold a home knows it’s not just about making a call and ticking a box. Throughout the journey, you should feel sure that your realtor understands your judgments, inquiries, and concerns. Enlisting one that doesn’t get the ‘why’ behind your sale risks leading you down the wrong path.

Real estate is about people just as much as property. In any walk of life, you should expect nothing less than motivation, passion, and care from the people you trust. Jennifer Burgess believes having all those qualities & more should feature highly in your chosen real estate agent. Always pick a realtor that cares about you just as much as your property.

By Vivienne Benitz Vivienne Benitz has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Vivienne Benitz is a featured columnist at Grit Daily. She is originally from Germany and is a publicist at an international PR agency based in the United States.

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