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After working in the world of finance in New York City for many years, Connie Huang decided to become a realtor for two reasons. “I needed a more flexible schedule; I have three kids, and with this job I can manage taking care of them while also work,” she says. But, she adds, “This is also the best profession for me, because I love looking at houses! I love seeing how they are designed and decorated, how they are constructed: I find that all very interesting.”
Although she interviewed with a few real estate firms, Connie decided to go with Coldwell Banker because, “They are voted one of the most ethical companies in the industry. They treat everyone fairly and truly have their clients’ interests at heart. They are more transparent as far as transactions are concerned: these characteristics are all extremely important to me.”
Connie “pretty much do[es] everything,” she says with a laugh. “I do rentals, work with buyers, sellers, investors, homes, condos, you name it. I do a great deal of transactions in Princeton, West Windsor, and Montgomery areas. I also work on South and North Brunswick, Hopewell, Hamilton, Pennington, and Lawrenceville. I even have Edison and Piscataway as part of my territories. But ultimately, I go where my clients need me.”
When asked why she thinks she is so successful at what she does, she pauses and then says, “I always put my clients’ interests first. There is a trust factor: I really listen to my client’s needs, and walk in their shoes when they speak. I don’t only want to work with a client once: I want to be the lifelong agent they can trust and go to. A lot of my current clients are referrals from past clients, so I believe I am doing what I say I do.”
Work is always a mix for Connie: “I have clients I have sold multiple properties to. I recently had a seller who sold their large home to move into a 55+ community, clients who would rent homes for a while and then purchase. One of my clients was looking to purchase a ranch house because they didn’t want steps. But, after a lengthy and frustrating search, they didn’t see anything that they liked. They were ready to give in and purchase a townhouse. Deep down, I knew they wouldn’t be happy with climbing the stairs in the long run, because of their physical condition.” Instead, Connie advised them to stay the course and be patient for a little while longer. Sure enough, they found a step-less house that was perfect for them. “They were so happy, and I was happy that I was able to find them what they really wanted!”
Finally, when asked if there is a particular time of year that is best to either buy or sell, Connie says, “Spring market is often a busy time for selling and buying. But I honestly believe any time of the year can be fine, as long as you position and market your house correctly and have the right staging.” And, without question, the quality of your realtor as well.
Connie Huang, Sales Associate/ SRES, Coldwell Banker, 10 Nassau Street, Princeton. (609) 731-7617 (m), (609) 921.1411 (o).