Spotlight: Keller Williams Luxury
When it comes to real estate, we’re experiencing a time of historic demand and competition. The market can shift in the blink of an eye, and it’s more important than ever for buyers and sellers to work with experienced agents who can help them navigate these unprecedented circumstances. Sabrina Robb Partners of Keller Williams Luxury Saint Louis helps clients manage the stress and anxiety that comes with the home buying and selling process.
Sabrina Robb has more than 18 years of experience as a real estate agent. She notes the current market is unlike anything she’s seen locally or nationally, including during the lead up to the mortgage crisis in 2006. “It’s been an interesting market, and this year, we’ve seen a strong showing for sellers,” she says. “So far this year, the market has favored sellers, fueled by favorable interest rates and a lack of inventory. While this dynamic created particular challenges for first-time homebuyers, I have noticed increased pressure on all parties involved in a transaction.”
Even though the market may favor sellers, Robb cautions that it’s still crucial that homes are brought to market at the correct price, and are staged and ready to show. “It’s important that you take the correct steps for marketing so the property is met with interest and excitement,” she explains. “For buyers, it’s necessary that you have everything lined up, such as financing and your pre-approval letter, because it’s still so competitive. We are seeing that the market is slowing down from what we experienced in the first half of the year, but there continues to be low inventory. It’s complicated for everyone. Sellers often are experiencing both sides of the transaction. If their home sells quickly, they may have to find a new house on an abbreviated timeline.”
To help meet clients’ needs, Sabrina Robb Partners’ team features real estate professionals with different areas of expertise. “Our team members have diverse backgrounds, which is a real strength for us. The buyers and sellers we serve benefit from our marketing, client service and transaction specialists,” Robb says. “Our mission is to deliver exceptional service and a luxury experience at every price point.” The team also benefits from its association with Keller Williams. The real estate company has been building a strong showing in the luxury market with 1,800 international agents listing properties at or above the $1-million price point.
While Keller Williams has a global reach, Robb and her team have strong local roots and understand the ins and outs of the St. Louis market. She notes that there are many things that make St. Louis unique. “There are so many municipalities, and each neighborhood has its own community feel,” she explains. “Saint Louis is an affordable place to live compared to other cities, and offers a wide range of amenities and cultural activities. I especially enjoy showing out-of-town buyers all that our community has to offer.
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