About Shelley Parker + Associates
Real estate comes with it's own set of potential challenges which can be daunting. If you're buying or selling a home you need a seasoned professional to navigate the process with you. We understand the significance of budgets and affordability, and protecting your interests with aspects such as conditions to an offer. This is an area in which we excel because in the long run it is these skills that result in us creating long term relationships with our clients. In the bigger picture you need a top real estate agent who is empathetic to your particular situation and whose goal is to work with you for their own job satisfaction. This is who we are at Parker Real Estate.
At Parker Real Estate we operate with complete transparency. We highly value our clients and treat them with respect on both sides of the coin - buyer as well as the seller. When you sign an agreement with us, for example a full-service commission agreement whereby we agree to represent you, we are legally bound to a fiduciary relationship. In other words, we are giving our word that we are acting in our clients' best interests rather than our own.
Shelley Parker and Blaine Brennan working together
Shelley Parker and Blaine Brennan have a full service approach to real estate. They deliver a comprehensive marketing strategy that begins with a complimentary market evaluation and a list of preferred contractors to help prepare your home for the market.
This is followed by a media strategy that ensures the listings get to the appropriate prospective buyers. Both Shelley and Blaine understand the critical nature of communication during the transaction that is the single biggest purchase a client will make in their lifetime. Parker Real Estate clients know they will be kept informed of all activity throughout the process and we will assist with taking care of the details to ensure your real estate experience will be professional and run smoothly.
The process of listing and the advantage we provide sellers
When you list our house with us, it comes with the understanding that we will use all of our resources which includes past experience and knowledge – to ensure you are thoroughly well presented in all aspects related to a successful home sale.
Fair Market Evaluation: We go through your home with you, examining the details critically so that we have the information we will need to help you craft a fair market evaluation. Our job at this stage is to highlight the homes features and also the upgrades. Having a thorough understanding of the property helps us sell it for you and once we've written up a detailed market analysis it will give you a clear idea of what you can expect from the outset.
Upgrade Recommendations: Parker Real Estate will make recommendations concerning repairs and improvements with the end goal in mind of getting the best possible price for your asset.
Staging and Curb Appeal: You can expect us to advise you on all that we are familiar with through years of experience - how to create "curb appeal" for your house, how to use home staging successfully to expedite the sale and also help you with your list of things that will need to be done to get your home in top shape for viewing.
Marketing: We come up with creative ads and place them strategically to get the most interest in your property. We use a number of marketing vehicles that are available, and do much more than simply pound in an MLS sign and leave it to a system already overwhelmed with listings, to make the sale for you.
Photography: One of our stand-out features is the level of photography of our seller's houses. We spare no expense to get the best photos as this will make all the difference for a quick sale.
Social Media: Promoting your house is one of the things we do best - and social media is a premiere platform for doing so. We are currently working on bringing our unique system to the next level with some creative and clever means of telling your story.
Blogging Your Story: Our team consists of several contract specialists and one of them is a creative writer who is in charge of keeping the market interest through social media and blogging. She will take your story and sprinkle some fairy dust on it, writing in a style that holds the attention of the potential buyer.
Lock Box: If it suits the seller, we can offer them the option of an on-sight lock box that is computerized (and unbreakable), which allows for immediate pre-arranged showings by any realtors who have access to this system.
Our goal is to get you the highest and best price coupled with the most advantageous terms of an offer. We recognize that you as a seller will obtain quotes from other realtors. We think this is to both our advantages as you then can assess your house in terms of fair market evaluation in terms of price. At the same time, it gives us the opportunity to show our talents on a number of levels.
Shelley Parker - Real Estate Sales Representative
Shelley's educational background consists of a Marketing Management & Professional Sales diploma from BCIT, the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Okanagan College, and the Real Estate Trading Services/ Broker's Licensing Course at UBC. Prior to entering the real estate arena - Shelley spent 10 years in the non-profit sector. Real estate is in Shelley's blood - her father was a realtor for 20+ years. Her forefathers were part of the history of Summerland - her father and grandfather were the contractors/ developers for the Sumac Ridge Golf and Country Club and many of the homes in the surrounding area.
For the past 15 years Shelley has put her knowledge, experience, skills and talents towards assisting individuals, families and investors in buying and selling real estate in the Okanagan Valley.
Shelley is known for her intuition and diligence. When a client is speaking with her, she is raptly focused and clearly understands the critical points of their needs and desires. This is why Shelley is respected and known as one of the top realtors in the area. She also employs encouragement and genuine caring as she creates a positive experience for both sides in any property transaction. Her business approach is direct and successful – she listens to her client’s needs and assures an honest and efficient transaction.
In her free time, Shelley is passionate about maintaining the independent brokerage of Parker Real Estate, along with being a mom, being involved in competitive sports and just a few rock concerts.
Blaine Brennan - Realtor®
Blaine has enjoyed success in real estate assisting numerous couples and individuals in finding a home, since 2015.
Prior to becoming involved in residential real estate, Blaine was an owner of a delivery company with clients in various communities of the South Okanagan.
At a young age, Blaine purchased a home in Trout Creek, Summerland and is currently building a portfolio of residential homes for sale in this same neighbourhood as well as the surrounding areas.
Blaine has a fantastic sense of humour, he is an avid hockey fan and has enjoyed volunteering his time for Summerland Minor Hockey for the past 20 years and is currently coaching South Zone Knights Bantam Tier 2. He and his wife are proud parents of three sons.
Whether you are a first time buyer looking for a small cozy home or a seasoned home-owner looking to sell a million dollar retreat, Blaine's honesty and hard work combined with excellent communications skills will help you get the results you are looking for.
Call Blaine today at 250-462-6555. He will be happy to discuss your real estate needs!