Jackson Hole Realtor Carol Linton shares her successes from 2012, and her predictions for 2013.
What do you see as your company’s greatest success in 2012?
As an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, our brokerage Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates outsold our nearest competitor by 15% in 2012, with more than 60% of our transactions in the luxury market. We relocated to new offices and grew our sales force as well.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities in the coming year ahead?
Buying into the Jackson market has terrific tax benefits for someone looking to get out of a high tax burden state. Although our inventory is at its lowest, prices have only begun to rise, so this is an opportune time to invest in an amenity-rich resort town.
What changing market aspects will have the greatest impact on the way you conduct business in 2013?
Web-based real estate sites are where a lot of potential clients search prior to contacting a realtor. Convincing those Buyers and Sellers that my team, LintonBingle Associate Brokers, is their best choice in Jackson Hole is the biggest challenge. Buyers could easily end up with a less experienced, less knowledgeable realtor. Capturing that traffic, driving them to our website, and convincing them that we are their “go-to” team, is my marketing challenge.
What is it about you and your company that sets you apart from the rest?
My individual sales records in Jackson Hole have always placed me in the top percent and this past year was a record one. I am recognized throughout the community as the premier Broker with an excellent reputation for service and professionalism. A few months ago, I partnered with Betsy Bingle, an Associate Broker with years of luxury project sales in the U.S. and internationally. Together we are the most dynamic and client centered team in Jackson Hole.
What are the most important questions a client should ask themselves before selecting an agent in your market?
Which agent has the most knowledge and longevity in their market? Which agent is going to look out for the client’s best interests with a dynamic approach? Which agent can provide the client with the most accurate and relevant information for their needs? The Jackson Hole market has approximately 520 realtors, but only the LintonBingle team can deliver the depth of competence and professionalism you should expect as a Buyer.
To Learn More Visit: Carol Linton’s Haute Real Estate Profile.