First & Only Certified Fine Homes International™ Specialist East Of Toronto!
Top 1% of Producers in North America 2006 - CURRENT!
Prudential Legend !
In this business Reputation is Everything! Whether you're buying your first home, your dream home or vacation cottage, "Your Home Is Your Castle" and you can count on Katherine for professional service & outstanding commitment to excellence without presumption throughout every transaction.
Her clients receive quality service, integrity, dedication and results. She gives good value, respects your privacy, knows your time is precious & promises not to waste it. With Katherine's 25-year business backgrounds, people feel confident with her right from the start and with her easy smiles, down to earth approach and calming personalities, they feel comfortable as well. As a Board of Trade award winner plus Chairman's Circle Gold & Platinum awards and the industry's most illustrious award, The Legend, Katherine brings a highly respected business savvy to her real estate career as the industry leader & trendsetter! Katherine has brought numerous firsts to the real estate industry in New Brunswick and Canada! She is included among the 1% of top producers in North America! Call on Katherine for solid advice for all your real estates needs! For details on her achievements of Distinction please click on BENEFITS. "I love this business, it's the perfect job for me, working with wonderful clients who appreciate quality and accept nothing less!"
Team Platinum is an extremely select group of first-quality, similar-minded REALTORS® personally chosen and guided by Katherine Bacon to support and enhance her continually growing real estate business. Katherine takes great pride in these colleagues who she considers to be the creme de la creme, who always put the client needs first and foremost in all their real estate transactions. Together they offer a discreet boutique-type setting for their valued clientele where discretion and personal attention to detail reign! Team Platinum marries together the latest in on-going training with the latest in technology through Katherine with Prudential Real Estate and Prudential Fine Homes International. This trend-setting, award winning team sets the standard in New Brunswick and continue to be among the top 1% of REALTORS® in North America. Click to view details on Team Platinum members.
WHAT'S RECENTLY SOLD?
Wondering which of Katherine's listings have recently sold on the market, click SOLD for the latest. Did you think that Team Platinum sells only high end homes, not so! Katherine is specifically trained to sell waterfront, water view, heritage, & high-end but she and her colleagues consistently sells hundreds of properties in every price range including the modest to mid-range prices and are more than happy to work with all buyers and sellers! Click on the SOLD link to see what she's sold in your neighborhood! Please note some of our most Exclusive Listings will not appear on the SOLD Link.
WHO'S REPRESENTING WHO?
The Ins and Outs of Agency Relationships
In New Brunswick many properties are listed on MLS (Multiple Listing Service) meaning that they are promoted on MLS.ca and can be shown to potential buyers and offers can be written by any NB licensed REALTOR®. The seller's agent or listing agent will market the property and represent the home owner during negotiations. The buyer's agent may write an offer on the property and will represent their buyer during these negotiations. In this case the Seller's agent and Buyer's agent negotiate against each other on behalf of their perspective clients on the purchase & sale of the property. Their obligation is only to their perspective clients and no one else. Before you ask a REALTOR® to show you a house or email you details about properties be sure that this is "THE" REALTOR® you wish to work with, whose personality, ethics and most importantly negotiation skills best match your buying style and expectations.
Besides MLS listings some home owners prefer things done more quietly and opt to promote their house for sale through an Exclusive Listing. Exclusive listings are NOT placed on MLS; they may be on the listing agent's web site, may have a sign and may be advertised but all of this is the choice of the home owner giving them much more control over how their property is exposed and to whom but keep in mind that at the same time there is a lot less exposure to the buying public.
The most discreet type of listing is the Pocket Listing. These listings are NOT posted on MLS, are NOT on any web site, do NOT have a sign and do NOT have any advertising. They are marketed solely by word of mouth at the discretion of the listing agent in agreement with the home owner. The homeowner is relying on their listing agent alone to have contacts for qualified buyers for their property. Exclusive listings and pocket listings require a Dual Agency Agreement as the same agent will list the house and write the offers. Prudential Platinum Properties provides all three styles of listing agreements, call Katherine today at 849-2601 with any questions or to determine which listing style is right for you.
DUAL AGENCY OR NO DUAL AGENCY?
What is Dual Agency? In basic lay terms; Dual agency occurs when the listing agent of a property writes an offer for a prospective buyer on that same particular property. For example the home is listed with a member of Prudential Real Estate and the buyer is asking a member of Prudential Real Estate to write their offer. It can be the same salesperson or two different salespersons working for the same agency, in this example, both work with Prudential. Questions rise such as; who is being represented in this case; the home seller or the home buyer? Is either party being represented? These are common questions in real estate sales especially to agents who carry a large number of desirable listings. Why do lawyers in particular & many of the most savvy business minds in our area prefer Dual Agency when purchasing a home or property? There are numerous reasons. Katherine welcomes your inquiries at 849-2601 with no obligation, to discuss this important question before you purchase!
WHY THE ROCK?
As the first real estate company in Canada, started in 1880, Prudential has been trusted for generations with the buying and selling of our homes for over 125 years! Our mother company, Prudential Financial is ranked 64th on the Fortune 500 list and recently was rated #1 in FORTUNE magazine's 2007 "World's Most Admired Companies"!
Our brand is more powerful than a locomotive with recent tracking studies showing the "Prudential name & rock logo" being recognized by an outstanding 98% of the general public and 99% of the affluent across Canada and the USA! Prudential Real Estate is the first and only real estate complany in history to win the coveted JD Power Award for Customer Excellence, not once but twice! Ranked highest in satisfaction for home sellers among national full service real estate firms! That's why we proudly say, "RELY ON THE STRENGTH OF THE ROCK!"
BIG OR SMALL, YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE!
Your "Home is your Castle" , what can be more precious? It deserves to be marketed by an expert! Katherine appreciates all aspects of their profession and ensures the same high standard of service to all her buyers and sellers no matter what the price range, size or type of property.
Did you know that besides self contained homes that Team Platinum actively sells building lots and multi family as well, with recent commercial transactions including Reggies Restaurant and Westmount Estates? After all a salesman is a salesman, you either have the abilities or you don't and the qualities you bring to the negotiating table are the same! Are you ready for a move? Call Katherine & Kimberly and let them go to work for you today, you'll be glad you did!
If you're thinking of a move within Southern New Brunswick, be sure to check with Katherine concerning her exclusive listings, which are not on MLS or any web site and cover a diverse price range and type of property ranging from water front, ocean front, water view, heritage, vacation home, multifamily, etc.
For various reasons some sellers require discretion with the sale of their properties and You never know what Katherine may quietly pull out of her pocket! Don't miss an opportunity to purchase one of these special properties, which may be just perfect for you! Also, ask about her "Pocket Listings" which sellers insist be handled only by Katherine. The details are only a phone call or email away!
"DARE TO COMPARE"! Savvy homeowners want only the best and usually interview two or three top agents, before making an informed decision. Katherine welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to present her expertise (unique in the industry) for your consideration in marketing your home. When listing your property for sale, you want Katherine, the areas leading REALTOR®, with unsurpassed connections and marketing skills, who's presentation will excite qualified buyers to request a viewing! You don't want a REALTOR® who puts up a sign and walks away waiting for some other agent to sell it for them!
That is one of the major differences with Katherine and Team Platinum; they have the track record to prove it! They are dedicated to selling your home herself and sells an unprecedented 76.3% of their own Residential Listings & 99% of her Fine Homes International Listings, unheard of results in real estate sales across North America!
Team Platinum is extremely loyal to their listing clients always presenting their homes first before heading out to search MLS! Call today for your free market analysis! They guarantee that your property will be presented in the media at its best, creating a marketing plan to sell your house quickly and profitably. They promise to qualify potential buyers, to eliminate unnecessary showings! When listing properties, Katherine stages the home in preparation for sale, giving sellers an edge, maximizing your property's value (see STAGING below).
Not only can she point out construction details & features of your home, she can also suggest approximate replacement costs showing the great value in your property! Katherine's marketing of your property is second to none with extensive local coverage including the only signage at the Saint John Airport! If you are thinking of selling your home, be sure to call Katherine today!
"I'd appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to present my services for your consideration, with no obligation!"
STAGING YOUR HOME
When selling, have your home professionally staged with Interior Designer Katherine Bacon or staging specialist members of Team Platinum (after all it's included!). Show your home off to its best advantage and maximize your sale potential! When you're ready to sell, preparation pays! This can be as simple as rearranging furniture or changing the color of the front door, just like on TV! Statistics prove that the well staged home realizes an average 7.2% higher price & quicker sale then others on the market.
Katherine is listed in "Who's Who in Interior Design" representing one of 100 elite designers from 60 countries worldwide. Click on "Benefits" to the left to view Katherine's 22-year design background & achievements of distinction. Staging (a $150. per hour value) is an exclusive free service to Katherine's listing clientele.
Thinking of selling but not sure of the price. Statistics prove that pricing your house too high by even 10% reduces the buying public to only 2%! Take away the guess work and call Team Platinum today for your free, no obligation home evaluation! Maybe you're in a hurry to sell, maybe you're not! The asking price of your home reflects how quickly it will sell. If you need to sell quickly, no problem, Katherine can price it accordingly to move it within your desired time frame.
If there is no urgency and you have a bit of time, don't be fooled by a REALTOR® suggesting a low price just for a quick flip! Higher prices always take longer but if time is on your side let Katherine market your property to the masses, you only need one buyer and keep in mind you can always put the price down but you can never go up!
Buying a home is easily the largest, most emotional, personal transaction you'll ever make. That's why you deserve a real estate professional who will take the time to listen to your needs. Katherine has the experience and connections to find homes that suite your criteria, spot potential problems and negotiate skillfully.
Buyers appreciate her uncanny ability to quickly and effectively analyze their requirements, eliminating the time consuming task of viewing a multitude of homes. Katherine will be happy to show you her extensive list of homes for sale (including exclusive listings not shown on MLS or this web site) and if we don't find "just the one", don't worry, she'll search the MLS system & find your perfect home! Need a color for that new home? No problem, when buyers purchase with Katherine, that's part of her service, giving your new home that "Finishing Touch", a $150 per hour value included with your transaction! Katherine's clients are the only buyers in the area to also receive the added bonus of a 15% discount at Bustin's Fine Furniture and Hayward & Warwick China!
Katherine's contract writing skills allow clients the security of knowing all major and minor details of their transaction are being explicitly protected. She is a skilled negotiator who you will want on your side when things come down to the crunch!
Team Platinum's buyers who are relocating to Southern New Brunswick find them a joy to work with. Katherine has traveled the globe but has called Saint John home since birth. She and her team will be happy to answer all your questions on the area and introduce you to essential services available as well as valuable additional information available only from a true local!
Wondering who can paint that deck or who sells the juiciest steaks? Team Platinum will help you immigrate smoothly into one of the friendliest communities in the country, well known for it's welcoming Maritime spirit. For valuable web links to everything from Schools to Business Assistance, Golf to Sailing, click on "LOCAL LINKS", from the column to the left. Call toll free across North America 1-877-676-0300 and let's begin our search for your new home today! W
Watch for Katherine's welcome sign centered over the luggage carousel at the Saint John Airport and let her be the first to say, "Welcome To New Brunswick".
THINKING OF BUILDING? HOW EXCITING! WE CAN HELP!
Can't find the exact house your dreaming of? No problem, Katherine and Team Platinum will have it custom built for you! Think the process will be too stressful? Let Katherine take the stress off your shoulders, leaving you with ease of ownership! With a large range of building lots available from the heart of Rothesay to Quispamsis including Woodleigh Park, from Gondola Point to waterfront in Millidgeville, she'll help you find the right location for you and your family. Rather you're empty nester's looking for a nice garden home, raising a family and need more space or you're at that point in your life where your dream home is within your sights, nothing compares with a new custom home, professionally designed just for you!
Since 1985 Katherine has designed thousands of custom homes with delighted New Brunswickers and retains a long list of enthusiastic clients! Not sure who to trust with this important emotional and financial investment? Not sure of the exact house size, features or location for the best resale? Let her take the question marks away! Katherine will guide you through the contract, deposit & building process to ensure the security of your signed contract requirements are contractually protected.
The National Association of REALTORS® most recent survey says that over 70% of people building new homes prefer to work with a REALTOR® for these reasons!
Katherine specializes in new home construction with over 25-years experience and has designed over 5000 homes! Expertise in design, blueprints, construction and contracts are vital when building your new home. "call for your no obligation consultation today and let's get started!"
ROCK SOLID® IN REAL ESTATE WITH CONNECTIONS GALORE!
Katherine & Kimberly's extensive network of professional connections is invaluable. They have built a rapport with thousands of people through 25-year of business experence, numerous charity events, sports & hobbies! For more details click on Benefits.
For today's innovative e-market, Katherine has achieved Prudential's eCertified® Designation displaying that she is well-versed in vital computer based communication and knowledge & competent in the use of advanced technology.
UPSCALE & FINE HOMES
As the first & only REALTOR® to achieve the revered designation of "Certified Fine Homes International(SM) Specialist®" east of Toronto, Katherine works with Prudential Fine Homes International(SM)®, an elite cadre committed to working with integrity and discretion, matching discriminating buyers with extraordinary properties. Prudential Fine Homes International (SM) is the industry leader in luxury home sales holding 71.6% of this market.
This designation allows unparalleled marketing resources with inclusion in the Fine Homes International(SM) networking directory, events, training from the best of the best and broad exposure in exclusive international advertising. Exposure on the world market includes Fine Homes International, Dream Homes & Dupont Registry Magazines, Wall Street Journal as well as the web sites of
Katherine has vast experience with luxury homes and lifestyle insights, after all she has designed over 5,000 of them, (owner of the Finishing Touch Interior Design since 1985) quite possibly yours! If you are in the market for an upscale home or thinking of selling, put Katherine's expertise & the Prudential Fine Homes International(SM) program to work for you! Katherine personally sells an unprecedented 99% of her Fine Homes listings! If your fine home will benefit from international advertising, call Katherine today and accept no substitutes!
Call Internationally toll free at 1-877-676-0300
KEEPING UP TO DATE
To keep abreast of the affluent market, Katherine is the only Canadian REALTOR® trained with Fine Homes International™ in Beverly Hills, CA . The experience was priceless and Katherine uses this wealth of knowledge shared, each & every day throughout her transactions, at all levels. The world's most respected REALTORS®, economists, authors, marketing experts, real estate prognosticators & chief economists shared their expertise on everything from effective international marketing to our local market.
Experts in understanding the mind of the consumer shared what drives consumer perceptions & motivates their decision-making, powerful facts your REALTOR® should know. Katherine enhances her training annually, by invitation only, to top producers where the best in the world continue to share their experience & expertise. Katherine retains the standing of the highest residential transaction ever completed in New Brunswick and she feels that her on-going training is an iatrical part of being the best you can be, after all, "It's your home, it's important!"
CHOOSE YOUR REALTOR® WISELY
If you are considering the purchase or sale of property in Saint John, Rothesay, Quispamsis, Grand Bay/Westfield or Kingston, keep in mind that Katherine's services are very unique in the industry giving you so much more added value. Big home or small home, you'll receive the same high standard of service, the same attention to detail that your property deserves! Katherine has the only advertising at the Saint John Airport, seen daily by business travelers, frequent flyers, snow birds and relocators!
Remember the first stop for those relocating is the Saint John Airport, and they are looking for homes like yours! If your home will benefit from services beyond the norm, at no additional charge, Katherine's invites you to call her today for details with no obligation and accept no substitutes!
ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE
Coming from a home of animal lovers, Katherine is proud to sponsor the Saint John Animal Rescue League and provide "I Need A Home!" weekly in Saturday's Telegraph Journal. "Check for available pets at www.saintjohnanimalrescue.com and support those who cannot speak for themselves." Katherine is the recipient of the 2006 Prudential CARES Volunteer Grant from Prudential Financial in recognition of her service and thanks them for their donation to the shelter on her behalf.
ARL has announced a 100% adoption success rate of the animals advertised through this program which started in 2004! "THANK YOU SAINT JOHN, TOGETHER WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS"!
"I live by the motto, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well and welcome the opportunity to be your REALTOR® sincerely appreciating your trust & confidence."
Certified Fine Home International™ Specialist
12 Gondola Point Road, Suite 5
Rothesay, New Brunswick
Canada E2E 5J7
Phone 506 849-1678
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