A Tradition of Trust, A Reputation for Results
Real Estate Excellence
Some people pursue it, with little idea of how they’ll ever achieve it. Others crave it, with little hope of ever attaining it. It’s called excellence, and this award-winning Realtor® believes her clients deserve nothing less.
Hasn’t your dream waited long enough? If you’re thinking of buying or selling, call or e-mail Barb today. You won’t find another agent who has built a more remarkable tradition of excellence. You won’t find another agent who has earned a more glowing reputation for results. From the starting line to the dotted line, you won’t find another agent who works harder – or cares more – than Barb Bottitta.
CRS, GRI, ABR, SRS, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Real Estate
40 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104
610-435-1800 · Fax 610-435-2800 · Direct Line 610-398-8408
E-mail: Barb@LVhomeExpert.com · Website: www.LVhomeExpert.com
1988 – Present:
* Independent Real Estate professional
* Top 1% of agents nationwide
* Multi-million dollar salesperson for 16 consecutive years
* Average of 70 homes sold per year
* Hall of Fame Award recipient
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS:
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) since 1998 – A benchmark of excellence enjoyed by less than one percent of the top real estate professionals in North America. This elite group has been identified by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for unparalleled service, work ethic, and integrity to real estate buyers.
Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) since 1994 – An intense, 32-hour course to enhance the creative selling techniques of the new home sales professional and reinforce the relationship among the broker, buyer, and new home builder.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) since 1991 – A coveted designation earned by the top four percent of all National Realtors by the Residential Sales Council of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). These outstanding realtors have demonstrated expertise in applied residential real estate marketing.
Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) since 1990 – A 90-hour course emphasizing impeccable service in residential, investment, and construction marketing as well as available mortgage programs.
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) since 2007 – A relatively new real estate designation, SRS designees are trained seller advocates that understand that negotiation skills are critical to a successful transaction. SRS agents are trained to attain the best possible outcome during sales negotiations.They are also trained in the latest print and web marketing methods.
Allentown Lehigh County Board of Realtors (ALCBR) (1988 – 1995)
Director of Allentown Lehigh County Board of Realtors (1993, 1994)
Director of Education for ALCBR (1993, 1994)
Director of Special Events ALCBR (1993, 1994)
Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (1995 – present)
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR); Director PAR (1993, 1994)
National Association of Realtors (1988 to present)
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Platinum Award, Gold Award, PAR Excellence (1992-1994); Lifetime PAR Excellence Member (1994); Multi-Million Dollar Sales Award since 1988; RE/MAX Real Estate Top Producer (1996 through 2004); Top 10 Producer throughout Lehigh Valley RE/MAX offices (1996 through 2004); Keller Williams partner and Top Producer since 2005.
Lehigh Valley resident for over 30 years; member of Allentown Rotary; Past member of Board of Directors, YW/YMCA; Past Member of Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity; Director of local homeowners association, 1993-1998. Member of the Child Advocacy Council Board since 2006.
BA, King’s College, Wilkes Barre, PA, plus numerous real estate educational programs.
KELLER WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is one of the most innovative and fastest growing real estate companies in North America. It evolved out of Gary Keller’s desire to build a company that valued ethics, integrity, and people. Gary founded the company on the premise that as a servant leader he would work for his agents, treat them as partners, and even share company profits with them.
The company began franchising its offices in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success, Keller Williams became the third largest real estate franchise firm in North America. Currently, the company has more than 370 offices (including 21 in Pennsylvania) and more than 35,000 agents in the U.S. and Canada. The company has succeeded by treating its 35,000 – plus associates as partners and shares its knowledge, policy control, and company profits on a system-wide basis.
Keller Williams is founded on an “agents as partners” business model. Agents and staff have access to the company’s financial reports, share in up to 50% of company profits, and have a say in all decisions. Most real estate companies operate on a dependent model where the broker provides leads to sales people and then offers them a commission, or they operate on an independent model where agents receive minimal support from the broker but keep more of the commission. In contrast, the Keller Williams model fosters a synergistic environment where both parties succeed through teamwork.
Keller Williams agents are distinguished by their full-time commitment to real estate sales and their level of business success. In addition to the required education for licensing, sales associates attend numerous courses through Keller Williams University to keep them up to date on current real estate trends and information. Its training is the most comprehensive in the industry.
Mission — To build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.
Vision — To be the company of choice for a new generation of real estate agents and owners.
Values — God, family, then business.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH BARB BOTTITTA
Listing your property with me entitles you to all of the benefits of my professional real estate expertise: integrity, experience, skill, effectiveness, state-of-the-art techniques and the technologies to back them up, and an intimate knowledge of the marketplace. In addition, you’ll receive many other beneficial services as part of our “quality personalized service” program. It includes:
REPUTATION — I have enjoyed an excellent real estate reputation in the Greater Lehigh Valley area through my on-going emphasis on Customer Service, starting in 1988.
HIGH PROFILE — I am a highly professional, experienced and career-oriented Realtor®. Keller Williams is one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in North America. Having just become the fifth largest real estate compnay in the nation, Keller Williams is perfectly positioned to rapidly beome a major player in the Lehigh Valley.
EXPERIENCE — My personalized service and record of excellence over many years has established a track record of trust and fairness upon which my clients have consistently depended.
LOCATION — Our sales office is conveniently located in the Lehigh Valley, assuring that I know your neighborhood and its citizens. My team has access to local buyers in each area who are poised to make a purchase.
MARKET ANALYSIS — I am qualified to determine the realistic value of your home through analysis of similar type homes presently on the market, homes sold recently, and those homes exposed to the market but not sold during the listing period.
ADVERTISING — I aggressively market my clients’ homes to potential buyers, typically through The Lehigh Valley Home Expert monthly newspaper, the Internet via my websites, e-mail and search engines, periodical publications, and local newspapers. My clients’ homes are exposed to millions of people through my subscription to multiple Internet websites, causing us to receive almost a hundred internet-generated inquiries per day. Subscription to a computerized multiple listing service available to each of our sellers and buyers provides the widest exposure via state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the 70+ Realtors® in our KELLER WILLIAMS Real Estate office, your property profile will be exposed to over 1900 Realtors in the LV Association of Realtors.
CORPORATE RELOCATION — As a Relocation Specialist, I help corporations transfer key employees. I have handled relocations for area companies such as Air Products & Chemicals, Rodale Press, North American Drager, Orasure Technologies, FlexLink, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, Follett Ice and Buzzi Unicem..