Can you now see that you can easily earn a 3% commission in many areas? But if your preferred area of practice is residential sales and leases, this would be fine with us. We are this flexible. But it's also exciting to know that should you decide to expand your sphere of influence within the real estate community, the opportunity to learn the commercial and business opportunity end of it will be there for you as well.
Now, even though we are a very small real estate company, we are also an aggressive real estate company that is poised for growth. But we can only move forward with agents who are hungry for success. With that said, we welcome all agents who can bring enthusiasm and a positive attitude to our company. If you can bring those two attributes with you, we can teach you the rest. It's that easy.
So, if you're searching for an innovative real estate company that you can grow with, please call us. We can get you started in your real estate career for under $50 -- the cost of 1000 business cards. We are currently looking for full-time and part-time agents. For more information, call Clinton Paquette at either 586.726.3142, or 586.443.0125.
I completed my real estate pre-licensing course on February 21, 1994, at the Southeastern Institute of Real Estate in Southfield, Michigan. Within thirty days of passing the course, I then sat for the State of Michigan Salespersons Examination. I took that test at Lakeshore High School in St Clair Shores. Within days of taking the state exam, I was notified by mail that I had passed the given test. Several years later, I then became a sales associate with Red Carpet Keim Lakeside Real Estate in Shelby Township, Michigan.
To be sure, January of 2002 was many years away, but it came nonetheless, and I began to take my broker preparation course. I took this course at the Real Estate Education Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. On May 29, 2002, and while still with Red Carpet Keim, I then sat for my real estate broker's exam. The state test was administered at the Ventura Plaza in Troy, Michigan. I received my mailed results on Friday, May 31. Wow, only two days of uncertainty. I passed!
Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I could now begin my own real estate brokerage. Equally important, I would soon be able to implement some of my long-held ideals, many of which I had already experimented with over preceding years, and succeeded.
So, on February 27, 2003, I then went on to form Paquette Realty. My first real estate office was located on 23 Mile Road in the city of New Baltimore. I stayed at that location until 2005. That year, I then moved my office to Cass Avenue in Clinton Township, and remained there until 2010. In 2010, I moved once again to my present location in Sterling Heights.
Now, if there is only one word that comes to your mind when you think of Paquette Realty, I would like that word to be "innovative." After all, my 3% total commission plans and 90 day listing agreements are a testament to this innovation. In my opinion, an offer to list and sell one's property at a reduced commission is a wise approach to dealing with depreciating property values. In addition to that, incidentally, it also provides for satisfaction on my end.
And my innovation, folks, is not limited to my 3% marketing plans and 90 day listing agreements. You see, Paquette Realty is also a 7 days per week real estate company. Whether it's early in the morning or well into the evening, my company is open for business. In this respect, alone, my real estate office is more innovative than most other real estate companies. Let's face it, with many people working two, and some even three jobs just to maintain what they currently own, they sometimes can't make it to my office by 5pm. So, it is necessary that I also extend my hours to accomodate my clients' schedules.
Moving on, I would now like to address this so-called real estate recovery. Friends, though many people believe that the real estate market is rebounding, they could not be more wrong. When a consumer hears, for example, that the median priced home is up 5% over last year's median priced home, they are not getting the entire story. You see, if last year's values were the lowest they have been in years, which they were, who really cares about a 5% appreciation on a severly depreciated asset? In some areas of Michigan, many homes lost as much as 50% of their value! So, this 5% appreciation is nothing to be happy about. To be more precise, that statement is absurd! And yet, the media, and even some real estate associations, continue to propagate misleading numbers like this. Need I say more? I don't think so.
Folks, until we see this present real estate market for what it really is, and not allow ourselves to be deceived by manipulated numbers and distorted facts, we will not be able to adequately address the crisis at hand. And what helped to get us here, in addition to the now widespread and well-published mortgage fraud, were the 10% to 15% annual appreciations on so many homes over the last 15 or so years. Those appreciations were simply not real -- the properties were over-appraised! And because of this fact, we are now saddled with this depressed market. If we could only undersatnd this, as we already have with mortgage fraud, and then further allow the real estate market to downwardly correct itself, the real estate industry would soon flourish once again.
Having said all of that, it is my belief that Paquette Realty can only prosper in this upside down real estate arena. With so many people either out of work, or soon to become jobless, many property and business owners will no longer accept anything less than a competitive real estate brokerage that will treat them fairly. And I think I speak for both short-sellers and non-short-sellers, alike.
In closing, folks, I would now like to borrow a quote that was often used by Lee Iacoca, the former chairman and CEO of the Chrysler Corporation.
"It's now time to lead, follow, or get out of the way!"
Paquette Realty chooses to lead !
Paquette Realty 43800 Van Dyke Avenue Ste 3 Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48314
Office Ph: 586.726.3142 Cell Ph: 586.443.0125
List Date: 08/29/12