This month, IMOTO interviewed Rita Hall, longtime realtor and Watson agent in St. Mary's Georgia. Read our interview with Rita below, and make sure to follow The Rita Hall Team on Facebook!
Introduce yourself! How did The Rita Hall Team come to be?
This is my seventeenth year in real estate and I have been with Watson Realty since 2004. Before Watson, I worked as a solo agent and had a lot of listings and clients, but did not have dual agency. There are some deals I would do where I would tell them I can refer them to another agent that would represent you and would be better for them, but 9 times out of 10 they said they wanted to work with me. It put me in a position where I was not able to advise the buyer and to me it was never a win-win situation. I wanted them to feel like they had the best possible representation.
Time became an issue as well and I wanted to continue to provide the same level of service to every client I had no matter the value of their home. It was just impossible when you have so many people. There were newer agents who came to me and needed help, but it would take away from my time with my clients and things I was able to get done. So I started training agents and set my expectations for the team. In doing so, there were agents that would learn and went on their own. Now I have a team and there are people to help me with time management.
How do you set yourselves apart in St. Mary's, Georgia?
I work in St. Mary’s King Bay area and the Golden Isles. I just do what I do best and what I would think clients need help with. There are some clients that might need more than some other clients. I try to be willing to help everybody in the capacity they need help and to make the transition as smooth as possible for them with the highest quality I can do. I want them to have the best photos no matter what the price is of the home.
What is your number 1 tip for sellers who are listing their home?
My #1 tip for sellers is to pack, clean and make sure you get an agent that is going to hire a IMOTO photographer!
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
It’s always different - there is never a dull moment! It’s an exciting and rollercoaster time. I get to see people in their most vulnerable moments and help them through that. Sometimes it’s the happiest moments and sometimes the saddest. It’s an honor to be there for them during those moments.