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Monday, April 7, 2014

Help me Fight Cancer with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Today I wanted to bring you a very important message from a very special person. Before he speaks with us I'd like to tell you that I am fundraising to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has created many innovative ways to get involved. One way is engaging nominees for Man and Woman of the Year title in a friendly competition to raise money for blood cancer research. I am honored to say that I have been nominated for Man of the Year. However, this is not what I came to you to talk about.

I'd like to introduce Mikey, a blood cancer survivor who is here to tell us his story. He was diagnosed at age 4, but says he could not really grasp the idea of himself having cancer until the age of 6. Throughout all the struggles and hardships that Mikey went through, he describes his experience as simultaneous instances of misery and happiness. As he was battling his own disease, he also helped others to fight their own battles as he campaigned and took part in charitable events for others affected by leukemia. 

Mikey's father, Jim, says that the survival rate for leukemia 30 years ago was right around 15%. Currently the survival rate is 85%, but that still leaves us with 15% of people who lose this fight, and we're trying to change that. Also, what most people don't realize is that when you're diagnosed with cancer, it's only one of many battles you fight. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are absolute killers to your immune system. Even a small cold can kill you, and this makes life even more difficult. 

This is why we need your help to fight cancer. No donation is too small, so please help us out. If you would like more information on our mission, then visit this website: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/md/md14/LeeTessier

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They not only support LLS research, but also patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site and bring friends who would also like to donate!

Check out our upcoming events!

Unite to Fight Cancer Golf Tournament

Friday May 9th @ Mountain Branch Golf Grille & Pub

5:30 - 8:00 PM AWARDS & DINNER

CONTACT OUR OFFICE 410-638-9555 for more information

Like on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LeeTessierManoftheYear2014

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

Friday, February 7, 2014

Did you RSVP to our Home Buyer’s Seminar?

There are many great Baltimore area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (410) 638-9555 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Did you RSVP to our Home Buyer’s Seminar? 

We are preparing to host a Home Buyer’s Seminar for anyone who is a first time home buyer, a move up or down buyer or even a buyer who is looking to purchase investment properties. We will be able to educate you across the board for whatever you pan to do. Jeff Sanker from Primary Residential Mortgage, Doris Hall-Scheeler from Sage Title Group and Stephan Quigley of National Property Inspections will be joining us as well.

The event will be segmented to last an hour and a half. It will take place on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:30-11:00am at our office. Our address is 2225 Old Emmorton Road, Suite 207 in Bel Air (directly behind the Festival Shopping Center). We will be providing refreshments and a late breakfast.

This seminar will allow us to educate you on what you’re seeing in the buying process and also give you a seller’s point of view. We will also be looking at different areas of home inspection through different areas of homes to problems we face every day. Other topics include titling and the issues with getting a loan in today’s market.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Charlie at (410) 638-9555 or Charlie@leetessier.com. We only have 17 spots left, so please let us know! We look forward to seeing you!

Home Buyers Seminar
Saturday Feb. 22 9:30am-11:00am
Speakers & website:
Jeff Sanker- Primary Residential Mortgage
Doris Hall-Scheeler- Sage Title Group
Stephan Quigley- National Property Inspections
Refreshments/ Light Breakfast Provided
Contact Charlie to reserve a seat, call 410-638-9555 or email Charlie@leetessier.com

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Are You Looking to Begin a Career in Real Estate or Take Your Career to the Next Level?

Are You Looking to Begin a Career in Real Estate or Take Your Career to the Next Level?

Today I wanted to reach out to everyone and explain how my team is different. Before we hire any of our agents and administrative staff, we fill out a personality profile for the potential employee. This to make sure they will be a good fit, they will enjoy the job, they will communicate well and also communicate in a way the client would like to be communicated to.

We use the DISC Assessment and if you aren’t familiar with it, the “D” is someone who is more dominant and very direct. The “I” stands for inducement; this person is more lively and outgoing. “S” stands for submission and this attitude is more like a grandmother; a very caring and affectionate individual. Finally, the “C” stands for compliance. This person is very analytical and very detail oriented. When we hire, there are going to be two that you fit.

When we hire a salesperson, we’re looking for someone who is a people-person. This person would also need to be outgoing and direct; we need people who can tell a client what needs to be said. This is crucial during listing appointments. For our administrative staff, we need to make sure that they pay attention to detail and are the anchor of the team. This person is also more “behind the scenes” and will not be someone you frequently communicate with but is there to make sure your transaction goes through smoothly. Since this is most likely your biggest purchase or biggest sale, we want to treat it as such.

Since we are a part of Keller Williams, we also use the AVA Personality Test with our new hires. This is a more detailed and descriptive. The DISC profile is proven to be 85% correct where the AVA is proven to be 97% correct. We want to match you up with a person you can communicate with!

We are in the process of hiring four more agents and if you’re interested in pursuing a career in real estate or looking to advance your career, let us know! This year alone we sold 289 homes and brought in roughly $70 million in revenue. If you have any questions, give us a call (410) 638-9555 or email me at lee@leetessier.com. Thanks and happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

We Are Constantly Working to Make Your Life Easier!

We’ve recently teamed up with ACN to create a concierge service for our clients to give you the best discounts that we can for preferred services, essential services like email, internet, TV, home/cell phone and utilities. We’ve created a separate website, www.leetessier.acndirect.com. This is just to provide discounts to you; we’ve saved around 8%. We know this time of year can be costly and figured that everyone could afford to save a few extra dollars.

If you have any questions, email me at lee@leetessier.com or call me at (410) 638-9555. Thanks and have a great day!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

The holidays are approaching and with that comes the special time of year where we want to give thanks and show love to our family, friends and people who have helped us this past year. I hope my family, clients and business partners feel the same way and offer thanks to the people who have made you the person you are today.

I want to wish you all a happy and safe holiday. Thank you!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Are You Ready to Prepare Your Home for the Market?

Are You Ready to Prepare Your Home for the Market?

This time of year always brings the question of whether you should sell now or wait until spring. The good thing about this time of year is the fact that there are not as many homes on the market causing buyers to make fast decisions. You may be hassled a bit during the holidays and if you are selling a vacant home this may not be an issue but if not, you have to deal with showings before Thanksgiving. With Christmas decorations, I wouldn’t do a “Griswold’s” display, but it would be tasteful to lightly decorate your home. The market is still stable and we haven’t seen any decreases but we also haven’t seen any substantial increases either.

Interest rates did spike in the beginning of July, but they’ve recently come back down. People also use this time of year to prep their home for the spring market. You can call us and set up an appointment with our staging specialist. She will give you a list of things she recommends doing and we will go through the list. This will give you a head start to enter the spring market.

You can reach us at the office at (410) 638-9555 if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help! I hope all is well and wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks and talk to you soon!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Reserve Your Thanksgiving Pie!

Reserve Your Thanksgiving Pie!

I wanted to reach out to all my current and past clients to tell you that if you didn’t receive one of our postcards, we are giving away Thanksgiving pies as a way to say thank you. Just let us know if you would like apple or pumpkin pie and they will be at MaGerks in Bel Air. We will be having lite food, drinks and an open bar tab. The event will be on November 26, 2013 at 4-7pm, we would like to see everyone!

Please RSVP by November 15 and have a great evening. We look forward to seeing you!