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KATHLEEN MURPHY, CRS
BROKER ASSOCIATE

510.366.3445

MICHAEL BARANOWSKI

REALTOR

415.519.8769
415.446.5511
The Smartest Move You'll Make

Kathleen & Michael Have earned these designations:

Kathleen & Michael Have earned these designations:

When is a Real Estate Agent a REALTOR?: The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® & subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

 

Code of Ethics: The Code establishes time-honored & baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:

  • Loyalty to clients;
  • Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
  • Cooperation with competitors;
  • Truthfulness in statements & advertising; & non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients

Real Estate Broker: The broker is a higher level license than a real estate agent & would be authorized to hire real estate agents to work under the broker's supervision.

 

Certified Residential Specialist / CRS: The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience & education.

 

Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Today, only the Top 4% of all Realtors in the United States have earned this designation, the highest in the industry.

 

Accredited Staging Professional/ ASP: An ASP Real Estate Agent is a real estate agent that has completed a rigorous training program covering specific techniques & concepts in home presentation & Staging. This includes classroom training & staging of homes that will soon go on the market using the skill they learned in class. An ASP Real Estate Agent will help the home owner properly prepare their home for sale & get the home sold faster & possibly for more money.

 

Graduate Realtor Institute/ GRI: Buying property is a complex & stress-ful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures & the increasing sophistication of buyers & sellers require real estate practi-tioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The GRI program has helped the best & the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understand-ing.

 

GRIs are:

  • Nationally recognized as top performers in the real estate industry
  • Professionally trained
  • Knowledgeable
  • Dedicated to bringing you quality service
  • A GRI can make a difference

When you see the letters "GRI" after an agent's name, you can count on receiving the knowledge & guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly. In short, you can count on the best service available from a real estate professional.

 

Don't you deserve the best?

 

Accredited Relocation Expert: Assisting major corporations relocate their valued employees & families through out the US. According to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, being a relocation expert proves "they have a working knowledge of the basics of relocation & the policies & procedures. Relocation Coordinators feel more confident in placing referrals because it indicates that their transferee will receive quality service & that they can expect proper, prompt & professional ser-vice.

 

Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Expert/ CSSFE: A Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Expert has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry & knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to home-owners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.

 

Homeowners regularly proceed without guidance of any kind through the often financially & emotionally devastating prospect of foreclosure. Speaking with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional is the best course of action for a homeowner in distress. Through comprehensive training & experience, CDPEs have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations & to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale.

 

Living through financial difficulties poses a challenge for any family, so why make the process of finding a qualified real estate professional diffi-cult too? Select an agent with the CDPE Designation to ensure you have a trained professional to address your specific needs. For more information, contact a CDPE in your area.

 

They don’t merely assist in selling properties, they serve & help save their clients in need.

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