Choosing a Realtor involves evaluating their local experience, knowledge of the market and professional approach as the top reasons why you should choose them to represent your interests when you buy or sell a home. Possibly a more important aspect of a Realtor is the relationships full-time professional Realtors nurture with their clients.
Jana Bantz and her team, are headquartered in Summerville but serve the entire Lowcountry, “from the lakes to the ocean and everywhere in between.” Their three member team stands out among the top 2% of coastal Carolina’s many real estate professionals by bringing their clients success year-after-year.
“We love what we do, and we get great satisfaction out of helping people achieve their dreams and goals,” she said, pointing out that Karen Taylor and Lisa Maynor are a significant reason why the three of them have been able to combine their unique talents to create the No. 1 sales team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate. “Real estate today is so detailed and involved with things happening 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s impossible for one person to keep up. My team works together on every transaction to assure a near stress-free experience for our clients.”
Bantz, who has three decades of real estate experience, cited “the personal touch” as a major reason for her team’s success during the past 14 years. She said all three of them answer their own phones – on weekends and holidays and after “normal” working hours – and they continue to serve their clients' needs before, during and especially after the sale is complete. For example, they maintain a list of service providers saving their clients time and money, including repair contractors, insurance agents, mortgage lenders, home stagers, landscapers, lawyers and home inspectors. They also gather information about homeowner’s association fees and property taxes. And, at no extra cost, they have every sellers home professionally measured and see to it that professional photos are taken and a virtual walk-through filmed.
Also, they now make sure a pre-CL-100 is completed for sellers, a report that notes if there is any termite infestation and takes a close look at the possibility of wet, soft, or rotted wood, fungi, previous pest infestations, dry rot, and unusually high moisture levels.
Their buyers receive a comprehensive book giving them an outline of every step needed to successfully find and purchase a home including sample contracts and documents so they will be familiar with the forms involved throughout the process.
Bantz and her team serve clients throughout the Lowcountry and also across the globe. She said she has worked with home-buyers from as far away as China, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
“We have all relocated in our adult lives and have personal experiences that let us truly understand and sympathize with the stress our clients feel during a move. We have had the privilege of helping move people into and out of this area from all over the world. Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices is the largest international real estate brokerage in the world which exposes us to many cultures and has been a very enriching experience,” she said. “Our lives are greatly affected by all the wonderful people we have the opportunity to meet and serve.”
Bantz’s success has not gone unnoticed by her satisfied clients – she is now selling homes to children of previous clients – nor by her peers in the real estate business. She was named one of the 100 best Realtors in the United States when she was with Prudential Real Estate, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has recognized her team as both Legends in Real Estate and Platinum Award winners.
An important part of success in the real estate business is fulfilling your clients’ needs and wants, according to Bantz. After all, real estate is a people business.
Looking to make a move? Your first step is to contact Jana and her team where you know you will be in good hands. Southern hospitality begins at their office door! To learn more about Jana Bantz and her team of real estate professionals, visit www.janabantz.com or call 843-261-5262.