This month we had the opportunity to chat with Sherri Farias, an accomplished Realtor in the Austin metropolitan area and valued Realtor partner of The Home Inspectors. Sherri shared her background, advice for new Realtors and home buyers, and why she chooses to partner with The Home Inspectors.
I live in Leander and work in the Austin metropolitan area with a primary focus on the northern suburbs. I began my career and had a real estate license in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. I have been in Texas for about 4 years and started working with Ivo at The Home Inspectors 3 years ago. I have been a realtor for 8 years. My mom is a realtor too, so I like to say I have been in the field my entire life!
My mom is an agent…. so I never thought I would be a realtor! In the end, I was drawn to a career where I can help people with the most important investment of their lives. I have always wanted to serve and help others. My first career was in public health research, and while that is a worthy and noble profession, I find helping home owners with their most important asset or investment to be hugely rewarding.
I love hanging out with my children and husband; finding great restaurants to eat and I love throwing parties.
Be a life learner. Be open to growth and change and never be afraid to ask questions. Each challenge is an opportunity to learn.
Be transparent and open with your realtor. This will help your realtor help you meet your goals and overcome any challenges.
I had a great experience with Ivo who is knowledgeable and explains things clearly. He helps my clients understand things that come out of inspections in a non-alarming way.
Reliability of high quality and a non-alarmist inspection. I love that the there isn’t a 2 day delay in receiving the report.
This is a great company with that will educate and inform your clients but not unnecessarily alarm them. Your clients will be thrilled to have the report immediately upon finishing the inspection. This is critical in the days of quick option periods!