Accreditations & Certifications
We take the time to stay up on the latest technology, laws, marketing & sales techniques so that you can rest assured that you are being guided by the best! Here are the certifications and specialist training & memberships that one or both of us have earned.
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
We have been trained for real estate specific negotiations so we know how to help you get the best deal whether you are buying or selling
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
National certification earned by just 3% of agents in the nation, reflecting a minimum volume of transactions, 80+ credits of CRS education, ongoing membership & training and adherence to high service standards.
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS™) Member of the Million Dollar Guild™
Luxury real estate professionals achieve GUILD recognition after having completed the luxury home sales and marketing training, becoming an Institute Member, earning the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ designation, and have documented performance in the million dollar and above residential market.
- Professional Certified Staging Agent (PCSA)
Michelle has gone through the Accredited Staging Professional(R) Real Estate Agent program and the Professional Certified Staging Agent programs. We stage every home we list, always have, always will!
- Windermere Equestrian Specialist
Ashley is a horse enthusiast owning her own horse for 26+ years and knows the sales issues that are specific to the equestrian market. As a Windermere Equestrian Specialist she meets monthly with other Equestrian Specialists – always working to raise the bar in helping buyers and sellers in this market.
- Windermere Senior Transitions Specialist & Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Michelle has been trained on the issues that are specific to the 55 and older market. We understand that life’s transitions must be handled carefully whether you are right sizing, downsizing, moving to your dream lifestyle, or moving to accomodate physical challenges. We respect that sometimes transitions need to happen quickly and sometimes they are a journey and we will work with you at the pace you need and want.
- Certified Windermere Relocation Specialist
Ashley is trained and part of the Windermere Relocation Team that has contracted with all of the major relocation firms, so if your company is relocating you and paying for your relocation – you can request us and not just be assigned any relo agent that may or may not know your local real estate market.
- Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst (REIA)
We have invested in real estate, we know how to run the numbers, so we can guide you on your single family home investments helping you generate your own “wake up money”.
We regularly take classes so that we stay up on the latest laws, form changes, and techniques to provide my clients with the best service possible. Classes that we have taken over the years include (but are not limited to):
o Home Staging – Accredited Staging Professional(r) Real estate Agent (Barb Schwartz), Professional Certified Staging Agent (HGTV Joanne Lenart-Weary).
o Marketing Luxury Listings to Sell
o Showcasing Listings on the Internet
o Creating Wealth through Investment Real Estate
o 1031 Exchange Opportunities & Real Estate Investment Analysis
o Windermere Relocation Specialist Training
o Windermere Senior Transitions Specialist Training
o Short Sales & Foreclosures
o Harvard Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives & Dealing with Difficult People & Difficult Situations