Christi Irwin - Listing Book - August 2022

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DISCOVER A NEW LEVEL OF
MARKETING EXCELLENCE

A PREVIEW OF CHRISTI IRWIN AND THE IRWIN GROUP

MEET CHRISTI IRWIN

Christi Irwin, owner of The Irwin Group real estate brokerage in Duvall, WA, loves the area. A bedroom community close to Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland, Duvall is fairly rural, full of natural beauty, and small enough to be a breath of fresh air for commuters to the surrounding cities. Irwin’s roots are in Vancouver, BC, and she has always enjoyed the richness and diversity of the Northwest’s geography, economy, and people. Christi came to Duvall and the practice of real estate out of thin air, almost literally. She has a strong background and varied experience in the airline industry, with several pilots in her family and an employment record that includes flight attendant, supervisor, and director of in-flight services for a Canadian airline. Her move to

the Seattle area in 2003 was for family, but she ended up changing course, and in 2004, started her real estate business at a friend’s suggestion. Although she had not considered a career in real estate, she soon developed a passion for helping people land their dream home or upgrade to the next level. It was only one year from the time Christi received her real estate license to opening her RE/MAX franchise in Duvall. Her colleagues and competitors in the business were incredulous that a newcomer to the real estate profession would jump in so high. Three years after that, Christi dropped the corporate ties and changed the shingle to read “The Irwin Group,” continuing to build her team and great reputation. Christi says simply, “I love a challenge.”

BROKER | OWNER 206.755.3414 Christi@TheIrwinGroup.com www.TheIrwinGroup.com Let’s connect:

FULL-SERVICE

LUXURY REAL ESTATE

When you hire Christi, she will become your home’s:

MARKETING MANAGER

• Showcasing your property with the finest marketing

• Developing and implementing a customized marketing plan

• Determining the best price in line with market forces

• Communicating regularly so you are informed

LIAISON MANAGER

• Introducing new buyers to your property

• Pre-qualifying the buyers to avoid time-wasters

• Providing you with timely updates on viewings and feedback

NEGOTIATOR

• Presenting and negotiating on your behalf with potential buyers

• Advising you on the merits of each offer

• Keeping your best interests as first priority

CLOSING MANAGER

• Providing information to the buyer in a timely manner

• Only accepting qualified buyers

• Liaising with all parties and delivering necessary documentation

• Facilitating answers, resolving any issues during the closing process, and ensuring the process is completed seamlessly

CONCIERGE

• Providing you with access to experts, including legal advisors, insurance experts, builders, landscapers, interior designers, rental experts, home staging, painters, handymen, home inspectors, and moving services

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Christi is very knowledgeable about the Greater Duvall area. She has helped me buy and sell four times, and she helped me with a rental agreement on another transaction. She is the consummate real estate professional who works almost around the clock to make sure the transaction goes as smoothly as possible. In one instance, Christi found a buyer for my property by working her network, even before we put it on the market. I highly recommend Christi Irwin for all of your real estate needs.”

“Last year, my Mom transitioned into assisted living, and my sister and I embarked on selling our family home of 46 years. I’ve known Christi for a few years and trust and respect her very much, so she was top of mind to hire and partner with us through this process. Christi and her team were amazing throughout, and I give them 10 stars on this review! Great advice, communication, and excellent objective market analysis ensured all went as planned.”

Christi Irwin is a major catalyst for the vibrant community Duvall has become. A highly visible and respected business person, Christi has enriched the community through her support of a myriad of activities that enliven the town. As organizer of the Riverview Education Foundation, Duvall Runs, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Christi. She is the title sponsor of the Irwin Group Half Marathon. Her focus is always on helping and giving back; her vision is clear, strong, and well-articulated. She is truly a community treasure.

“Thank you, Christi! I can’t say enough about how Christi went above and beyond to help us sell our house. It wasn’t an easy sell, but she made it easy for us. She was always thinking outside the box and taking the extra step to make sure that everything was handled in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. We also thoroughly enjoyed her video messages as we had already moved out of state and had no in-person contact at the end of our transaction.”

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THE BRANDS

BEHIND THE AGENT

THE IRWIN GROUP

The Irwin Group works the territory in and around Duvall and up to two hours away, from Bellingham to Tacoma. With seven agents and two support staff, that’s a lot of ground to cover. Christi says that she and her team “have the dedication, integrity, and tenacity” to get the job done. She further explains, “We’re not afraid to do what’s right, regardless of monetar y impact. Money is not the goal, but if we work hard and do the right things, the money will follow.”

Christi designed The Irwin Group as a boutique office with well-appointed furnishings and classic style. It fits well into the small community of Duvall, known to be rich in history and tradition. Christi Irwin has built her reputation by ambitiously establishing and expanding her brand throughout Duvall and engaging the residents on many levels. She is an accomplished multi-tasker and stays active in the community in several ways. As a businesswoman, Christi Irwin benefits from the preferred location and economic stability of the Eastside area. She understands the symbiotic nature of business and community and gives back generously. Her highest profile activity is “Movies in the Park,” free outdoor screenings of current films enjoyed by thousands in the community every summer. She also supports education locally with the “Future Entrepreneurial Scholarship” for the Snoqualmie Valley High School Scholarship Foundation. Christi is active on several community committees and serves on the Board of Directors of the Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS ® and as State Director with the Washington Association of REALTORS ® .

Christi Irwin does not hold back, whether in her business effort, community involvement, or helping with a worthy cause. It’s clear that wherever and whenever Christi Irwin gets involved, good things will happen.

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SELLER TIPS HOME VALUATION BUYER TIPS RELOCATION MORTGAGE CALCULATOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS | 11 |
CLIENT RESOURCES
THE IRWIN GROUP NUMBERS & ACCOLADES 19+ YEARS 650+ $505M $3.6M IN REAL ESTATE TOTAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN TOTAL SALES TOP AGENT SALE TOP 10% OFFICE BY SALES VOLUME IN WASHINGTON STATE | 13 |

THE IRWIN GROUP FEATURED CITIES

LEARN ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE CITIES IN THE AREA.

WORK WITH US

We are a full-service Realtor office located on Main Street in downtown historic Duvall. Let us guide you through your home buying and selling journey; contact us today!

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NORTH
REDMOND CARNATION DUVALL FALL-CITY/PRESTON
MONROE
BEND
SNOHOMISH
SNOQUALMINE WOODINVILLE

INSTITUTE FOR LUXURY HOME MARKETING

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing is the premier independent authority in training and designation for real estate agents working in the luxury market. Their goal is to ensure that real estate professionals are able to provide high-quality service to discerning buyers and sellers of luxury homes.

Working with an agent who is fully certified in luxury marketing is critical as you look to maximize the exposure of your home. As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Christi’s knowledge, expertise, and access to a unique and targeted network are second to none.

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DETERMINING THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

THE OBJECTIVE

Our mutual objective is to sell your home:

FOR THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE PRICE › IN THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME › WITH THE MOST FAVORABLE TERMS

Prior to implementing any marketing strategies, it is critical to go through a process of discovery – determine the fair market value, understand the barometer of current market conditions, and review the variety of factors that will help us prepare your home for sale.

Selling luxury homes requires a different level of expertise. Strategy and exceptional marketing to the right buyers are keys to maximizing the true value of your home.

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LUXURY

MARKETING FOR YOUR HOME

MARKETING FOR MAXIMUM

EXPOSURE

Selling your home can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be an emotional one. As a REALTOR ®, I have found the best way to sell a home is through partnership and teamwork — combining the understanding of your requirements and goals with my knowledge, expertise, effective marketing strategies, and extensive brokerage resources.

TOGETHER WE WILL:

• Prepare for the “Window of Opportunity”

• Leverage the attributes of your location

• Prepare and present your home ready for sale

• Highlight your home’s features through professional photography

• Showcase your home to the market through professional and strategic marketing

• Maximize the exposure of your home through our extensive network

• Leverage the brokerage’s reputation and recognition

• Cooperate and communicate to maintain your home’s perception of value

• Promote your home locally, nationally, and internationally

• Maximize your home’s web exposure

• Always prepare your home so that it is ready to be shown to potential buyers

• Discuss and review the market’s analysis of your home — feedback is essential to know the perceived value and potential for negotiation

• Finalize your sale

• Find your next dream home

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THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

The “Window of Opportunity” is the period in which your home will receive its maximum exposure — typically when your home is new on the market.

In order to capitalize on this window, it is crucially important that your home is ready for sale: priced at Fair Market Value, prepared to showcase its features and attributes, and a marketing strategy is implemented to further increase its exposure.

MAKING THE MOST OF INITIAL INTEREST

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MARKETING YOUR LOCATION

According to real estate convention, the three most important criteria to consider when buying a property are LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION . In fact, buyers are often attracted to a general location, a neighborhood, or even a certain street, well before settling on a specific home.

Understanding your location’s positives and negatives is important when determining price and very significant in the marketing of your home. Misconceptions, preconceptions, and knowing the nuances of your home can make a significant difference in how a home is marketed, when it’s shown, and how it is positioned — one person’s displeasure can be another’s delight!

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PREPARE TO PRESENT YOUR HOME

First impressions are lasting. Preparing your home is one of the most difficult, emotional, and critical steps to maximize its value — together we will review, recommend, prepare, and create an environment that is appropriate for the type of buyer looking to purchase your home. No matter how stunning, loved, or well-maintained your home is, it is important that you view it with critical objectivity, and whether it needs simple changes or major repairs, these should be addressed before the home is listed.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & DRONE VIDEOS

Photography must reflect your property. Whether in print or on the web, photos are often the first impression that a potential buyer will receive. A photoshoot is the time when a home must shine — both figuratively and literally. A fully prepared home that is clean, tidy, with clear sightlines, and shot in its best natural light will speak volumes to the viewer before and after the home is visited.

HOME STAGING

According to The National Associate of REALTORS ®, 83% of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to ‘visualize’ the property as their future home, and 44% say it increases the dollar value offered. Additionally, 53% of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.

DIGITAL TOOLS

Using current technology helps showcase the true essence of the property and its environment. Lifestyle videos, 3D virtual tours, and aerial and drone footage all provide a realistic depiction of the intended space and livability.

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PROFESSIONAL AND STRATEGIC MARKETING

Sophisticated and professionally prepared marketing is essential to maximizing your home’s exposure and requires more than just listing the property for sale on the Internet and REALTORS ® listing service. It needs to be a carefully prepared, strategically implemented plan.

Your home must become a highly prized item, launched on the market with maximum impact, to create the right exposure and reach the right buyers.

YARD SIGNS AND DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE

The trusted yard sign is the #1 way to show your home is for sale. It is fast, effective, and easy to spot. Directional signs help guide people to the home.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SHOWINGS

Broker tours and open houses are ways for other real estate agents to see your home and recommend it to their potential buyers. This is why preparing the home is so important — sometimes, real estate agents are more particular than buyers.

LUXURY ADVERTISING

For luxury homes, local advertising is not sufficient — these unique homes need exposure to the elite and discerning. I will showcase your home to these affluent buyers through publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes, DuPont Registry, Ocean Homes, and the James Edition.

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NETWORKING AND REFERRALS

Real estate agents have a large database at their disposal, particularly their networks with other agents. Referrals are especially important in the luxury market, as you will want to work with a well-respected agent with an extensive network of contacts.

CLHMS DESIGNATION AND MEMBERSHIP

Working with an agent who is fully certified in luxury marketing is critical as you look to maximize the exposure of your home. My knowledge, expertise, and access to a unique and targeted network are second to none.

WEB EXPOSURE

95% of buyers look at homes online as their first step in the home buying process. This trend will only increase over time. Placing your home online allows the home’s exposure to be seen locally, nationally, and internationally, whether on a computer, tablet, or cell phone.

VIRTUAL TOURS / ONLINE VIDEO MARKETING

Creating a digital experience and footprint is an integral part of advertising in the 21st century.

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The power of showcasing your home and its unique features through professional photography and sophisticated marketing materials is crucial to setting your home apart from the competition. Promotional materials that feature your home and are mailed to your neighbors, potential buyers, and other REALTORS ® are some of the most powerful ways to spread the message that your home is for sale.

Your neighbors will be first to tell their friends and family about your home — they already love their community, so they are your biggest advocates! Also, knowing where the potential buyers are locally is powerful — after all, 78% of homeowners purchase within close proximity to their present home.

PROFESSIONAL
This brochure is not intended solicit properties already listed for sale nor intended to cause breach of an existing agen Published by REAL Marketing (RM) www.REALMarketing4You.com 858.952.4280 ©2022 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR HOMEOWNER NAME 15602 Main St. NE PO Box 190 Duvall, WA 98019 BROKER OWNER 206.755.3414 Christi@TheIrwinGroup.com www.TheIrwinGroup.com Let’s connect: JUST SOLD 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 PRESENTED BY BROKER OWNER 206.755.3414 Christi@TheIrwinGroup.com www.TheIrwinGroup.com Let’s connect: 15602 Main St. NE PO Box 190 Duvall, WA 98019 WELCOME HOME 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 19-21 PRESENTED BY PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR HOMEOWNER NAME 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR HOMEOWNER NAME PRESENTED BY NOW AVAILABLE 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 PREPARED ESPECIALLY FOR HOMEOWNER NAME SOLD $50K OVER LIST PRICE! PRESENTED BY JUST SOLD This brochure not intended solicit properties already listed for sale nor intended cause breach existing agenc relationship. E&OE covered. Published by REAL Marketing (RM) www.REALMarketing4You.com 858.952.4280 ©2022 15114 294th Avenue NE DUVALL, WA 98019 206.755.3414 Christi@TheIrwinGroup.com www.TheIrwinGroup.com 15602 Main St. NE JUST SOLD IN HISTORIC DUVALL SQ. FT. 3 4 2,739 1.3 RD Homes custom build in Historic Duvall! This home is an absolute delight. Modern, sophisticated, elegant, and casual; however you choose to live! Craftsmanship and attention to detail; all of this down a country road on 1.3 acres! | 32 |
PRINTING AND DIRECT MAIL

A PLATFORM FOR 24/7 WEB EXPOSURE

With 95% of home buyers beginning their search on the Internet, I want to ensure that your home will receive maximum online exposure. As part of my marketing plan, your home will receive unparalleled exposure to consumers and REALTORS ® , across the globe, through my extensive online partnerships.

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SHOWING THE HOME

Your home needs to be ‘show ready’ at all times — this can be difficult to balance if you are still living there. However, we must ensure preparations are done up front — unnecessary items are removed, space has been created, and a plan is implemented for the best times to show the home; then, the final prep and inviting touches are easy for us to add around your busy schedule.

Every buyer will be pre-qualified. During the showing, a fully guided tour will be provided to ensure that the features and nuances are showcased and explained to maximize the perception of value.

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The market analysis report is compiled from a system that tracks your showings, all REALTOR ® and buyer feedback, as well as my marketing effectiveness on your home. This report provides you with in-depth analysis and a comprehensive list of actions, recommendations, and objectives.

FINALIZING THE SALE

A myriad of details must be attended to before the sale becomes final, including offers, counter offers, inspections, disclosures, contingencies, loan documents, insurance, mortgage approval, and escrow items. This final step can be overwhelming with all its moving parts.

Whatever the next step may be, know that I am here to guide you through this final process — to keep in constant communication, track the proceeding, and keep things on schedule.

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MARKET ANALYSIS

LUXURY

MARKETING TO FIND YOUR NEW HOME

MARKETING FOR YOUR NEXT HOME

If you are looking to buy or sell another property, let my knowledge of your requirements, needs, likes, and dislikes be the foundation of a new search — from finding the perfect buyer to locating your next perfect dream home.

In the world of luxury, it takes more than just searching for a home on the Internet, so allow my extensive network of connections, strong marketing skills, and exceptional knowledge to open the right doors.

EXCLUSIVE LUXURY NETWORKS STRATEGIC ONLINE SEARCH TECHNOLOGY INSIDE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE & CONNECTIONS SUPERIOR PROSPECTING CAPABILITIES | 40 |

DEFINING YOUR GOALS AND OPTIONS

In the search for your perfect home, we must define the goals and reassess your requirements so that we approach the search with complete insight. This will enable the creation of an appropriate action plan and expected timeline.

• Where are you thinking of moving — local or out of state?

• Do you have a budget?

• What do you and your family need from your next home?

• Are you looking for a turnkey or renovation property?

• What are your essential requirements during our search?

• Are there any financial considerations?

• When is the ideal time for you to move?

This information will enable a qualified search. Equally, it is important to ensure that we research the true value of homes and that their current selling price reflects an amount that the property is “worth” to you.

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LOCATING THE RIGHT PROPERTY

When helping you look for a property, I will make recommendations based on my experience and local knowledge, in addition to having access to a variety of technology, a wide network of area agents, and homes not yet on the market. A comparison chart and thorough, objective inspection of each home, combined with factors such as market data and resale potential, will help narrow your search. By building a checklist, we can better evaluate each home and review the important criteria of homes visited.

And when you find that perfect home, I will help negotiate the best offer based on the condition of the home, length of time it’s been on the market, activity, location, and urgency of the seller. Ultimately, they will protect and represent your best interests.

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I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to present this preview of the marketing services I can offer you and your property.

I’d be pleased to assist you with the sale of your present home and the purchase of your next home and the next one because I’m not just providing a service, I’m building a relationship. Please let me know when I can be of service. Call

CHRISTI IRWIN | 206.755.3414 | CHRISTI@THEIRWINGROUP.COM THEIRWINGROUP.COM | LET’S CONNECT:
me before you make any important real estate decisions; I look forward to exceeding your expectations.
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