“I know them from high school”. “Y’all don’t look like real estate agents”. “What’s that got to do with real estate”?
We hear the remarks and see the social media commentary. It’s ok. You do know a lot of us from when we shook things up in school. We don’t all look like the average “Michelle Marketer” or “Wanda-Write-An-Offer”. A ton of our posts have nothing and everything to do with real estate. But, give us the opportunity to show you some of the beautiful homes of the Triad, and you’ll see that the things that make us different are what make us better.
Around the area, you will see a plethora of homes listed FOR SALE BY OWNER. Despite numerous studies showing the advantages of using real estate agents, the number of FSBOs continue to trend upwards. Why, though? Maybe people have been burned by agents. Maybe they know someone that has. Bad news travels fast; as do bad experiences. Brokers focused on only money, sales, or results have given agents a poor reputation. At Mantle, we are trying in all that we do to be compassionate, community centered, and kind. We never want one of our clients to feel like we did not care about them. In a world of pushy or gimmicky, we strive to be better. The industry change starts with small companies, like ours, conducting business with integrity, kindness, and (of course) a little fun.
We invest in top-of-the-line technology to do what we do, well. We invest in our clients with professional photography and extensive advertising. We build relationships and friendships and our office is basically a big family. We have a blast in the community and host events that are open to everyone. If you have a need, we’ve got a guy for that. We have made relationships to be able to recommend lenders, inspectors, contractors, and tradesmen that work hard and share our values about how our clients should be treated.
Let’s be honest here. If there was a gameshow to match you with the perfect agent, we’d have someone for everyone. (LOL to everyone that watched our Real Estate Love Connection Spoof). We have a variety of personalities and strengths to choose from, too. Looking for a unicorn of a home that you expect to be in a bidding war on? We have some expert negotiators. Do you need someone to show you every house in Davidson County with a Jack and Jill Bathroom? We have diligent and search-savvy agents. Do you need a tailgate host with great taste in 90’s rap? We got you. Are we different? That’s fair to say. We’re all mad here, but the best people are.