March 1, 2012
Nadine Tanen, a Realtor with the Vanderblue Team at Higgins Group and Connecticut state president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, believes that education is the key to success in any endeavor.
An educated client understands what it takes to sell a house, especially in a tough market, she said, and real estate agents play a big role in making sure buyers and sellers receive the information they need.
Tanen’s responsibility as state president of the council is to oversee eight educational programs during this year for its membership, which is spread over three chapters. “We network with professionals in other businesses and raise the bar for the real estate profession,” she says.
A recent program focused on the importance of home staging. With the majority of buyers looking for houses in move-in condition, staging is a valuable tool that agents can provide. Tanen says a house such as 12 Jean Ave. in Norwalk that is in move-in condition and priced correctly is more likely to sell quickly. “The owner took the time to update her home and clear the clutter,” Tanen says.
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