Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've Been a Loser...But With Good Reason...

...sorry I have not posted in what I've found to be in over 2 months!!! Time sure flies, especially when your busy! Per the following announcement below, I have been so crazy at work, I've had to let everything else go, but I promise to do better after the next week or so when all is calm!!!

We want to let you about some exciting changes in our real estate company! First off, as some of you may already know, Stuart Dalrymple has purchased our company back, with Sherry Conley staying on as an Executive Broker, along with myself! We are so excited to announce our name change and new owner, I especially, as I worked for Stuart originally when I became licensed as a Sales Associate back in 2002. We are moving in a new direction as an independent brokerage and the reason why this was our decision as a team is simple!

Back in the mid 1990’s, the internet was on fire, but out of reach for small offices and companies, which spawned a real estate franchise boom! Corporate franchises could offer them an internet presence that they couldn’t afford on their own. It worked wonderfully for years, but as the internet has become more and more accessible to everyone, a lot of us have come to realize that we are paying way too much in franchise fees, but not receiving the attention from the corporate world like they do in major metropolitan cities. We were paying the same fees as they were, but not receiving the benefits. Nationally, trends in real estate offices are heading back to independent brokerages, just like we have chosen to do. What does that mean for you as a potential seller? It gives us more revenue to spend on our local advertising, which will help us assist YOU in meeting the goal of getting your property SOLD! It will also help us gain more of the market share and a much broader internet audience! We are the only branded company in Searcy, Arkansas on Realtor.com, who accounts for 85% of all real estate searches!

We are also pleased to announce that Terri Milligan is now affiliated with us here at Dalrymple Residential! Terri comes to us from Exit Natural State in Searcy, where she has been licensed since 2006. Terri is a lifelong resident of Searcy, has been married to Mike for 21 years and has 3 children, Katie, Reed and Marshall. She has a Bachelor of Art’s degree from UALR and has done design work since 2001. She is a Life Member with the Junior Auxiliary of Searcy and also a member of the First United Methodist Church. Terri currently serves as the Secretary on the Searcy Board of Realtors. She is a recipient of the ARA Silver Award, a member of the National Association of Realtors and has earned the E-Pro and GRI designations. We are also excited to let you know that we will be co-listing agents on all of our listings! We feel like the experience, the contacts and the involvement in the community will be an asset to all of our clients. We will both continue to work with buyers as well, so if you know anyone looking to list or sell, be rest assured, we will take great care of them in that area as well! Please note changes to our email addresses of kelly@searcyhomes.com and terri@searcyhomes.com and send us your updated info, as we are establishing a shared database to keep you informed of changes in our real estate market. Call or email us at anytime…we are here for you and Dalrymple Residential is on the right track to make a difference in our community!

Terri has been a wonderful friend of mine for years...she is also a very talented fellow artist, we both love to golf, cook and hang out with friends and family. I look so forward to our working together! Have a great day everyone...

3 comments:

Pat said...

Well, I was beginning to wonder when I'd read another post on your blog, but I KNEW you were very busy with precious little time to post. Now, here you are and I'm so glad things are looking up! I look forward to hearing about Kelly and Terry's great real estate adventures, so keep us posted. And, good luck to you girls...Searcy is lucky to have you!!! (And, I really mean that!!) Mom

kellyvanhook said...

Well thank you!!! We are so excited! Of course there is a to-do list a mile long, but we're making great progress! Love ya and thanks for your support!

Micah Holden said...

Thanks Kelly!! You always make me smile! Love you too!!