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Steve Reese
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Agents
Steve Reese knows that real estate is all about putting together all of the different elements people are looking for to achieve the perfect transaction. Whether that means getting the right price, completing the sale in the right time frame or even helping find a property that has the best chance to be a good investment, Steve can help put it together. It's something he not only does very well but also has done for many people in the Shawnee area.

Contact Info

Steve Reese
405-596-6561 mobile

Prudential Carolyn Harris Realty
632 N. Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
405-275-8182 office
800-575-8182 toll-free
405-275-0793 fax

Professional Designations and Certifications


Education Ultimately Benefits the Consumer

Steve's doors have always been open to all qualified buyers and sellers. The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification course delivered what is needed to handle transactions that involve minority buyers and sellers. With the growing minority power accounting for 40% of first-time homebuyers, expanding home ownership must be about opening new doors. We want to see new doors to minority citizens and immigrants who want to own their own homes. This diversity that Steve embraces is now considered to be one of the country's greatest assets.

Because competition is so high among home sellers, staging homes has become a necessary skill for real estate professionals to possess. Steve earned the Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) designation to help guide sellers toward positioning their properties to beat the competition.

Steve's intrinsic knowledge and comfort using technology is a primary piece of his business structure. The e-PRO certification course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate online: Web sites, e-mail, online tools and most of all, what today's consumer really wants. Real estate is a "me too" business. More than 90 percent of the work performed by residential real estate professionals is the same after obtaining the listing (place listing in the MLS, put up a "for sale" sign, put a lock box on the property, run classified ads and hold an open house). Technology is the one area agents can differentiate themselves from the competition.

At the very beginning of Steve's real estate career, he earned the Graduate REALTORŪ Institute (GRI) designation. The GRI program consists of more than 90 hours of classroom instruction covering subjects like contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, technology and risk reduction. The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that he has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services he provides.

Steve wanted special training to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying or relocating. The Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation course provided Steve the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in counseling seniors through selling their family home, buying rental property or moving to a senior community, among many other issues. In addition to guiding clients to the right experts on tax laws, probate, estate planning and a variety of equity conversion strategies, Steve can offer clients relevant information on current trends in senior real estate transactions.

Steve has completed all the coursework toward the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation, and after a few more buyer-represented transactions, will obtain the designation. Through the ABR courses, Steve has not only gained valuable real estate education that elevates his skills and knowledge in the eyes of homebuyers, he demonstrates to sellers that he is uniquely qualified to attract buyers and successfully close transactions.

The pinnacle of one's professional designations in the residential market is the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Steve is working aggressively to earn this prestigious designation - held by only 4% of REALTORSŪ - as quickly as possible. To earn the CRS designation, every REALTORŪ must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.

In addition to earning professional designations, Steve is also certified by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission to teach continuing education courses on technology.

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