Three agents have recently joined Century 21 Northland.
Chad Parker Puts Clients First As New Century 21 Northland Affiliate
As a former collegiate football player then top selling technology and medical sales rep with Fortune 100 companies, Chad Parker, new associate at Century 21® Northland, values performance.
“My business successes have always relied heavily on the art of negotiation, attention to details and timely response times with customers,” said the St. Louis native. “Those are skills that transfer well to real estate.”
When he and his family moved to Traverse City six years ago, it was a homecoming for his wife, who grew up here. The move has worked out well. “We love to hike, kayak and golf,” he said. “And I also really enjoy coaching Trojan junior varsity football.”
Parker described his business goals succinctly: “To provide the best purchasing/selling experience possible, put client’s needs first and make the transaction as smooth as possible.” The way to achieve those goals, he said, is to “work seamlessly with all other parties behind the scenes so clients sleep well at night.”
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 231-357- 5839.
New Associate’s Knowledge of Area Helps Century 21 Northland Clients
For Kirstie Swanson, joining Century 21 Northland, was a natural fit. “People in Northern Michigan make you feel welcomed, and I found that same atmosphere at this office,” she said. “I figured out early on that this agency is where I want to work.”
The Leelanau County native and longtime Traverse City resident said she counts on three things to make her real estate career successful. “First of all, I know the area extremely well, and that makes it easy to anticipate changes in supply and demand.” Second, countless personal ties throughout the region will help her as she builds a network of potential clients. “Pretty much everyone knows my family. My mom sells maple syrup at the Farmer’s Market in Suttons Bay, and my dad gave seaplane rides here in the 70s,” she said.
Kirstie’s husband, Jeff Swanson, is also a native of Traverse City, which also expands her potential base of clients. Lastly, she said Century 21 Northland is the right place to put her passion for real estate to work in ways that benefit buyers and sellers alike.
Kirstie can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 231-632- 5581.
Christi Edgington Joins Century 21® Northland
New affiliate Christi Edgington has joined Century 21 Northland after spending nearly two decades handling real estate deals as a Closing Agent/Escrow Officer at a Phoenix, Arizona, title company.
That in depth experience, she said, gives her an intimate knowledge of the entire real estate process – everything from the complexities of mortgage loans and title examinations to the closing itself. It also taught her a valuable lesson about what clients need. “Communication is the key,” she said. “So I use my background to give clients a complete understanding of not only what is happening but also when and why.”
She and her husband, a Northern Michigan native and the foreman at a locally-owned construction company, have a daughter Ciara who graduated Traverse City West High School and now attends Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The family has a close ties to nature. “We have a five-acre ‘micro-farm’ and raise chickens and love the outdoors and all that Northern Michigan has to offer,” Edgington said. She called moving to the Grand Traverse region, “truly a dream come true,” then added, “I’m excited to help clients realize their dreams as well.”
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 231-944- 6459.
About Century 21 Northland
Century 21 Northland, the region’s fastest growing real estate brokerage, serves customers from offices in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Empire, Northport, Beulah, Elk Rapids, Old Mission Peninsula, Roscommon and Houghton Lake. The company is locally owned by Brad Platt, Jason Kudary, and Julia Lilley and is supported by more than 55 licensed realtors. Century 21 Northland is part of the global Century 21 network, which includes more than 6,600 offices worldwide. More information can be found at www.c21northland.com or by calling (231) 929-7900.