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While the Garrett Realty Partners corporate complex contains the central location for over 100 real estate sales-specific staff & independent agents, and I am not including here those who are affiliated business, some of whom also have offices in Garrett Realty Partners, here are some of the go-to Garrett Realty Partners support network that I have available to assist with buyers and sellers.
Available to install lock boxes, put up signs, and do other tasks when I am not available & certain tasks which I typically am not involved in to help facilitate sales.
Behind the Scenes Support Staff
Inputs listing changes, initial listings, contracts into MLS, and provides feedback about anything that agents may miss or need correcting.
While Iris is only one of the staff in our accounting division, she is my primary point of contact who assists with matters such as helping ensure out of town sellers have options for paying contractors.
Puts together highlight sheets, mailers for buyers looking for homes in neighborhoods where few properties are listed, foldover brochures, open house flyers, & otherwise for most agents. Because I started in the marketing department, & can perform many of his standard tasks, I need his assistance much less than the average agent
He provides training & excellent advice about a wide variety of subjects related to Real Estate. He is both very helpful and very available. Major Dunlap goes over every contract at Garrett Realty Partners. He started at GRP & has been here for decades.
Vice President at GRP
Partner of GRP
Former Managing Broker at GRP
Adam has been #1 individual agent in the Virginia Peninsula of Realtors a number of years including the most recent at the time of this writing (5/9/22) & provides excellent advice. He started at GRP & has been here since 2006.
Founder of Garrett Realty Partners
My father provides 1 on 1 coaching with me & excellent advice about a wide variety of subjects related to Real Estate. As the #1 Realtor in many Hampton Roads cities for decades, his advice is second to none. Sometimes we co-list properties and at other times when he is unavailable, sometimes I will fill in for him for his own clients. Sometimes he will join me on some of my own appointments, and having him available for a conference call for his expertise is invaluable.
Former President of Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors
2022 President at Women's Council of Realtors Virginia
Lindsay is an excellent resource for a wide variety of advice like the other leadership at GRP.
Col. Dick Hyde
Partner of GRP
Former Principal Broker at GRP
Col. is a contract expert who both provides excellent advice. He started at GRP & has been here for decades. When I got my license years ago, the class I took prior to the exam was from Col.
Peers Sometimes Available to Fill In
While I am typically the one to perform showings for buyers, whether I'm representing the seller and working with an unrepresented buyer or whether I'm representing a buyer, there are times when I'm not available due to other commitments. In those times, it's highly beneficial to have a team of agents that can fill in for me in a market where some properties can go under contract in <12 hrs after they hit the market. My full list of fill-ins includes dozens of agents, and the below is a small sampling of some of my go-to agents. For an agent to fill in for you, they are supposed to be at the same firm, and Garrett Realty Partners is a firm with around 100 agents, who are based out of the peninsula (i.e. Newport News & Williamsburg), the middle peninsula (i.e. Gloucester), & the south side (i.e. Virginia Beach & Isle of Wight). Often when agents are looking for a fill-in, they choose agents who are most available, which is typically very new agents. I like to avoid that, as you'll see below.
I have known Marvin since I was a child when he worked at Greg Garrett Realty decades ago. He is still an agent here, and has completed over 500 transactions where buyers and sellers have bought/sold properties. He has acquired many awards in that time. When I am rarely unavailable, whether due to a prior appointment with family, emergency, or otherwise, Marvin is one of the first I contact.
Earl Milligan is an award-winning agent who, like Marvin, I sometimes contact in the rare occasions where I am not going to be available when a buyer or seller needs an agent's help. As of 5/9/22 he's had 168 closed transactions since 2013.
Adam is an award-winning agent who, like Marvin, I sometimes contact in the rare occasions where I am not going to be available when a buyer or seller needs an agent's help. As of 5/9/22 he's had 141 closed transactions since 2009.
Donna has been a resident of Newport News and a licensed Realtor for over 47 years & has had over 200 closings. When I am unavailable for a peninsula showing, Donna is one of the first I contact.
Peers at GRP Available for Referral who Speak Other Languages
I work with other agents who are fluent in Spanish, Korean, Burmese, Hakha, Polish, & German. Outside of my firm I can refer you to someone speaking many other languages, whether Arabic, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, or more. Reach out to me for a referral if you'd feel more comfortable with someone fluent in those languages or for others, as I can often find someone for you.
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