As a MARKETING PROFESSIONAL with over 30 years of sales/marketing experience (8 of those years as a highly successful Realtor), I love employing these hard-earned skills to help my customers find their dream home or sell their most valuable asset.
SELLING: I utilize targeted social media and other more traditional marketing channels to expose your home to the widest possible market. I always use professional photography, an interactive virtual tour and staging to showcase your home to its best advantage. As a result most of my listings sell quickly, for a fair price.
HOME BUYING: Partnering with you to find your perfect home can be a journey which requires perseverance, preparation, and-most importantly-listening closely and responding to your needs. I love working with buyers; it’s an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience to help my clients find the home of their dreams.CLOSING: The selling/buying process doesn’t just end once an offer is written and accepted though. As your agent I use my time-honed negotiating skills to secure the best possible deal for you, constantly communicate with you concerning “next steps,” advise you along the way should concerns arise and also work closely with all the other parties involved in the transaction (lender, title company, etc.) to ensure a smooth transaction. My job as your agent is to make the home selling or buying experience as fulfilling, profitable and stress-free for you as possible.
Real estate is my second career; I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work in such a fascinating field, and help my many wonderful clients sell and/or find a great home. Before becoming a Realtor, I was a sales representative in the college textbook industry, mostly with McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.
My husband Bob and I have lived in the area for the past 20 years, moving here from Linden, MI. What a great place this has been to raise our family! We both grew up, went to college and have worked in different parts of the country-me in Ohio, Iowa and Georgia and Bob on the East Coast-and we simply love living here! Bob manages an engineering group for General Motors. Our oldest son is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and is working for an investment banking firm; our youngest son is a senior at Michigan Tech, studying Computer Engineering.
We had the opportunity to work with Chris Benedict in late 2019, and were actually connected with her through Zillow. Chris made us feel extremely comfortable and we moved forward with her to sell our previous home and purchase our current one. She did everything she could to make our experience the best possible, and successfully sold our home and found our new one. In addition, she led us through a difficult inspection and walking away from our first accepted offer, and helped find our perfect home and location. Chris made all of this possible while we were chasing two little ones, and moving with young children is not easy. We couldn’t be happier that we were connected with Chris and feel so lucky that she was our realtor in this big life event. Thank you again Chris for everything you did for our family.
Chris was amazing! We were brand new to the state and knew very little about the area. She showed us so many houses in so many areas and helped us narrow down our needs vs wants list until we found the perfect home. She has the insight and demeanor you need to make the home buying process easy!
Chris helped me a lot on my house hunting. She provided not only honest opinions about houses but detailed, professional market analysis reports before we made an offer. She is not just a agent but a good friend to me.