What I Bring
to Your Transaction

When you're a seller

When you're a buyer

When you're an investor

When you need residential
or investment consultation


When you need an expert witness

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When You Sell Property

    "What are you going to do to sell my house?"   This may be the question most asked at my initial meeting with prospective home sellers.  

    Should I talk all about "the big five?"  (Sign, lockbox, MLS, ads, open house). But all agents do "the big five," don't they?   Then why should a seller choose me over anyone else?

    Here's why:   I begin with the end in mind.   I allow vast knowledge and experience to inform my duties, resulting in successful transactions.

    I've closed well into the thousands of homes.   After closing and in nice notes I've received,  did you know I've NEVER heard a seller thank me for how many flyers I sent out?  Or how many ads I ran, or how many open houses I've held.  Would you like to know what my home sellers really thought was important?   They thank me for characteristics they couldn't possibly quantify at our first interview.  You can read actual comments, or scan the following summary list.

    Dedication
    Communication
    Knowing the right thing to do
    Professionalism
    Advice and counsel.
    Follow up
    Punctuality
    Sound judgment
    Availibility
    Internet presence
    Creativity
    Big picture vision
    "Going to bat for us"
    Patience
    Confidence
    Cheerfulness


    The two pie charts below illustrate the difference between  what home sellers expect at the time of listing, and how their priorities changed by closing time.  Notice how marketing concerns shrunk and  knowing what to do and negotiating became higher priorities:

    Seller priorities at time of listingSeller priorites at closing time

When You Buy Property

  • My  job is to  understand your needs and desires and present you with viable alternatives
  • I see that you get detailed advice and counsel while negotiating your purchase
  • I refer you to capable lenders, inspectors, title companies, and other professionals you need
  • I do my job by understanding your situation and applying what I've learned in  30 years of selling over 1500 properties
When You Invest in Real Estate

  • My  job is to understand your  short term and long term investment goals
  • I analyze your alternatives and  provide you with appropriate property choices
  • I refer you to capable lenders, property managers, and other professionals you need
When You Need a Real Estate Consultant

  • My  job is to provide knowledgable advice and counsel
  • I do my job by understanding your situation and applying what I've learned in  30 years of selling over 1500 properties
  • I can work on an hourly rate
  • I can provide clear, concise reports
My Capability as an Expert Witness

  • As an expert witness, I  have experience in and out of the courtroom 
  • I do my job by understanding your client's situation and applying what I've learned in  30 years of selling over 1500 properties

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Tom Polk is a real estate broker licensed in the State of Texas.
Stanberry & Associates has operated as a real estate brokerage firm licensed in the State of Texas since 1985.