Tony doesn't believe in pressure tactics. Indeed, this personable real estate agent is successful through his kind and respectful approach. His international experience with the banking and money markets, investments, and the analysis of markets, as well as his negotiating and people skills, have all served him well and have been enhanced as he has developed his real estate career.
Educated in England, Tony holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from London. After moving to Canada, Tony handled database administration for most of the hospitals in Calgary, as well as the Calgary Police Service. Over a 15-year period, Tony bought and sold real estate as personal investments and developed skills that, combined with his background, allowed him to very easily step into the real estate profession.
Obtaining his license in 2003, Tony is now with Real Estate Professionals. He's a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Alberta Real Estate Association, and the Calgary Real Estate Board. Tony is also an associate member of the British Computer Society, a highly recognized professional society for those with high-tech skills.
His marketing tools include use of the internet through Tony's personal website, the multiple listing services of the Calgary Real Estate Board, as well as the agency website and Luxury Homes' site. Tony also advertises in the Calgary Herald, Dream Homes magazine, and the Calgary Real Estate News. He also sends a mail-out to all clients and contacts.
This thorough agent doesn't stop there. Extremely organized, Tony stays abreast of market trends and activity. Using the monthly statistics provided by the Calgary Real Estate Board, he keeps clients apprised of average house prices in the current market, demand and supply of available properties month-to-month, and price fluctuations. Investors are particularly interested in this information, which suggests what they could expect from their investment property if they were to sell. Tony's focus on staying current consistently benefits his clients.
Tony has learned that real estate market trends are not an indicator of how successful an agent will be. According to Tony, "Success can only be found by learning how to deal with anyone at any time. From all walks of life, and ensuring that you always are providing exceptional service. The client is your 'boss' and comes first, not the commissions."
This hardworking agent is a true professional. He says, "It's important for me to consistently present myself and my agency professionally. I work full time, dedicated and focused on real estate. Although I am experienced, I am not afraid to seek advice from other agents and my broker. I am always willing to learn and open to new ideas that may help me provide better service to my clients."