While many see the fiscal cliff as a ecconomic disruption, Bel Air Realtor Michael Sahakian sees promise in its resolution.
What do you see as your company’s greatest success in 2012?
The support we receive as Coldwell Banker/Previews agents is un-paralleled. Our company organizes preview meetings every other month wherein the top agents network and discuss all of the activity in the Westside high end market.
Each area has a designated specialist who pinpoints the strengths and weaknesses within their market. These meetings are invaluable because over a period of two hours every other month, the Previews agents receive an updated overview of the entire Westside market. That is how we maintain the lion’s share of the market.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities in the coming year ahead?
I believe that once we overcome the fiscal cliff obstacle along with the uncertainty surrounding mortgage interest deductions, our market will be poised to really take off. We have built a strong foundation in 2012 and the high end money ($10 million+) is out buying.
What changing market aspects will have the greatest impact on the way you conduct business in 2013?
Once again, the resolution of our economic issues is very important. Everyone’s hoping for the best. If the mortgage interest deduction is limited or eliminated, we will have to adjust our business in the lower range between $2-$5 million.
What is it about you and your company that sets you apart from the rest?
My company and I are very unique in that we offer what no other group offers…The most knowledgeable group of agents in the world who are uniquely qualified to handle the cream of the crop in the real estate market. Power through knowledge.
What are the most important questions a client should ask themselves before selecting an agent in your market?
The most important questions a client should ask themselves before selecting an agent in our area is: How well does my agent know the area? How much time has he spent marketing my area? How solid is the agent’s reputation among his peers? Can I trust this agent? Is this agent a specialist in my area or are they spread thinly all over town? Will I get personalized attention from this agent? How realistically is the pricing?
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