I believe that anyone seriously interested in buying a home possesses an attention span greater than 140 characters. If you fall outside of those parameters, you need to slow down.
One of the largest purchases of your life is important enough that you set aside 5 or 10 minutes to read information. Maybe a good rule of thumb should be that you devote one minute of reading for every thousand dollars you plan to spend.
After all, it’s your money, your house, your life.
Consider this a job application.
I want to work for you.
You may not realize it, but you need to hire me.
My name is John MacArthur and I am a Realtor in the DC area (Maryland and the District of Columbia).
Century 21 New Millennium
The first thing most people consider is the broker. My broker is the number one Century 21 franchise in the world. I don’t work for some cute little boutique firm. I don’t work for one of those “mom and pop” companies that are still locked into the way things were done before Al Gore invented the internet. I don’t work for some local firm trading off the name of their forefathers. Nope, I work for Century 21 New Millennium and I have all the resources necessary to assist you. My broker has been heralded as being ahead of the curve and creating a real estate experience based on today and tomorrow. Having those resources behind you will give you the support you need to find the right home.
When seeking someone to represent you in your undertaking, you have to have more than a gut feeling about your decision. Certainly, you can ask for references. The downside of getting a list of references is that they will all be stacked in the favor of the person offering the list. Only an idiot would give you the name and number of a disgruntled past client. The other hiccup involves the people on the list. Some people do not want their name and number given out. I always like to offer a recommendation I am very proud to have received a JD Powers award for customer satisfaction.
“John is a true real estate professional who combines passion, integrity, and a deep knowledge of real estate to produce outstanding results”
David H. Stevens, Assistant Secretary – former, FHA Commissioner at HUD
Your comfort level during the process is a number one priority. Too often, consumers feel like they are talking to a wall when purchasing a home. Too often, consumers are being shown homes that are not even remotely close to what they are seeking and often priced no where near what they would be comfortable spending. While working together, you have my focus on the task at hand. I listen to you. I hear what you are saying . I provide feedback. The truth. There is no need to go seeking dreams. Home buyers need to be working in real terms with attainable goals.
I will share the truth with you. It is important for you to have complete information about neighborhoods, traffic, schools and value. Understand, the asking price on any home is just a number. Your offer has to be rooted in value to you. It is my job to prepare you.
This is my profession. I do this on a full time basis. When I am not working with clients, I am staying up to date on market changes, changes in the laws, changes in financing and changes in real estate. It is not secret that the market has changed a great deal. I make sure that I keep my finger on the pulse of the market. I have negotiated million dollar contracts and made sure that an $18,900 purchase transpired correctly. I have served on advisory committees to the Montgomery County Council and represented the Montgomery County Contingent at the National Head Start Meetings. I have worked with the County Council on services for Clarksburg. I have lived in this area my entire life. I have raised a family here. I know the I-270 corridor and the brand new ICC and more importantly, I know where all the pot holes are and how to avoid them. This is my home and I look forward to helping you make it yours.
I can be reached at 301-509-5111. Experience … the difference; Experience the difference !