Although many think Katherine Bacon has been in the real estate industry forever and a day they are shocked to find that it’s just thirteen years as of July 4th! Time flies when you’re having fun! The quantity of homes she’s sold, distinctions and awards she’s achieved and uncountable sales records she’s broken across New Brunswick makes people think she’s been in it forever! A firm believer in keeping current, Katherine’s sales techniques include both ‘old school’ and ‘modern methods’ that have a proven track record! Old school methods can include lawn signage, open houses, MLS, airport signage and The Real Estate Guide. Some of these are very costly, such as the guide and airport signage but they all include important exposure to thousands of potential buyers who may drive by, drop in or enjoy reading about our local market (and your house) in their Saturday’s paper over their morning coffee.
Modern methods are more important than ever with our ever-changing technology, changing at the speed of light! Do you enjoy browsing the market on your iPad while you catch the first rays of morning with an herbal tea? Katherine’s marketing has always been creative, strategic and web focused, matching buyers to your property through her web site, specializing in lifestyle marketing and considered to be one of the best in the country, it is browsed by many on a daily basis receiving several thousand hits per month. Properties are featured on her blog, digital marketing, linking to more than a dozen affiliated popular real estate sites plus luxury links for her upscale clientele and inclusion in social media with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube showing what’s happening in real time. As fast as you can Tweet, Message or Text Katherine is right there to respond to your request. Her web designers and tech support are considered the best in the business and her millennial full time assistant is as techy as they come. You want an agent who covers all the bases and demographics, with the knowledge to know where your home should be featured and is not afraid to spend what it takes to get it there. It’s a modern approach to real estate mixed with the tried and true but you never know where your potential buyer may come from. One thing you know for sure is that you don’t want to miss a beat! You’ve heard of the popular expression in real estate, “Location, Location, Location” well with marketing its “Exposure, Exposure, Exposure”! You can never have too much!
In this business Reputation is Everything! Whether you’re downsizing or up-sizing, buying your first home, dream home or vacation cottage, “Your Home Is Your Castle” and you can count on Katherine and Team Platinum for professional service & outstanding commitment to excellence without presumption throughout every transaction.
Our clients receive quality service, integrity, dedication and results. We give good value, respect your privacy, know your time is precious & promises not to waste it. With Katherine’s business backgrounds, people feel confident with her right from the start and with her easy smiles, down to earth approach and calming personalities, they feel comfortable as well. As a Board of Trade award winner plus Chairman’s Circle Gold & Platinum awards and the industry’s most illustrious awards, The Legend and Double Legend, Katherine brings a highly respected business savvy to her real estate career as the industry leader & trendsetter! With her extensive training Katherine has brought many firsts to the real estate industry in New Brunswick and Canada! She is included among the top 1% of producers in North America! Call on Katherine and Team Platinum for solid advice for all your real estate needs! For details on her achievements of Distinction please click on BENEFITS. “I love this business, it’s the perfect job for me, working with wonderful clients who appreciate quality and accept nothing less!”
Our social marketing includes a predominant presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In, Pinterest & more with regular updates and on-line ads! In this day where social media rules, marketing here is most important capturing those who enjoy to browse through social media. Through frequent posts we highlight our listings and the unique lifestyle that goes with each individual property showcasing to the world the benefits of your property. Social media is just one more area where we can capture exposure to your property and all the fun that can be had there. So come on board and let’s get social!
BIG HOMES ONLY! NO WAY!
Some people think that we sell high end homes only but this is not so! Yes Katherine is specifically trained to sell high-end homes but she and her colleagues consistently sells hundreds of properties of every size and price range from the modest starter home to mid-range and are experienced in working with buyers and sellers in all price ranges! Our high standards hold true through every price range with modest homes getting the same professional photographer as the million dollar home, no double standards here! Use our experience and extended services to benefit your property sale and our negotiating skills for buyers and sellers are well honed; it’s what we do best! Click on the SOLD link to see what we’ve sold in your neighborhood!
Your “Home is your Castle” and it deserves to be marketed by an expert! Katherine consistently sets the standard in Atlantic Canada for real estate marketing! We appreciate your business and ensure the same high standard of service to all our buyers and sellers no matter what the price range, size or type of property. Katherine is pleased to have been the first Realtor in our area to provide professional photography to each and every property on her roaster. It’s important for your home to look its very best as buyers search for just the right home. Professional photos for all properties have been a standard with Katherine for over a decade! Every listing receives the same high standard of service, the same attention to detail, that your property deserves! We’re Social! Our marketing includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In, Pinterest & more with regular updates and on-line ads! In this day where social media rules, marketing here is most important especially if you feel your home will be of interest to first time home buyers who especially enjoy to shop through social media. Our web site KatherineBacon.com receives thousands of hits per month and our sellers enjoy more hits here than they receive on https://www.realtor.ca/ and MLS. The property write-ups on our site are not limited like other sites to 300 words but describe in detail the quality of life that goes with each particular address. Can your property be fully described in 300 words? Probably not! Buyers tell us they love reading the full descriptions in detail and when they read the one that describes their dream, that’s the one they book a showing for. Our listings are connected to over a dozen other real estate web sites and search engines to ensure your property is front of mind on line. Our 3-4 page spread in the Real Estate Guide ensures that your property is in every single issue of paperback and on line! Katherine’s advertising at the Saint John Airport is seen daily by business travelers, frequent flyers, snow birds and those relocating! Remember the first stop for those relocating is the Saint John Airport, and they are looking for homes like yours!
Marketing Upscale Properties
Upscale home require the benefit of extensive marketing across New Brunswick and across the globe. Our inviting ¼ page display ads in the business section of the Telegraph Journal are the talk of the town reaching every corner of the province! With unique properties you never know where your buyer will come from and Katherine’s buyers have purchased homes in New Brunswick from as far away as Europe, Hong Kong and Australia! Katherine’s training with Fine Homes International in Beverly Hills gives her the inside scoop on what affluent buyers expect when purchasing a property, in the home itself, in the negotiation process and in their Realtor®. If your home will be in the $400,000 range and up you will benefit from the inclusion of international on-line marketing on http://www.luxuryhomes.com/ with extensive coverage across Canada and United States. Homes over $500,000 enjoy inclusion in the extensive offerings of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate the #1 portal of luxury homes in the world with blogs, magazine, web site and training for their Realtors! Katherine is the sole representative of this group in New Brunswick. Homes priced over $1 Million attract attention from around the world with inclusion in international magazines such as DuPont Registry magazine and their international on-line presence. Katherine’s article on the lifestyle in New Brunswick was requested by and displayed in Dupont Registry titled “Canada’s Best Kept Secret” was featured in a recent issue. Statistics consistently show that the affluent buyer prefers to hold a hard copy magazine in their hands and are not conducting their house search through social media so it is very important to know what demographic your buyer is from. (The more affluent they are, the more this holds true). DuPont Registry is available at international airports in 60 countries around the world, provided with first class seats on over 30 international airlines and supplied in the dressing rooms of all professional sports teams including hockey, football, baseball, soccer, basketball, polo, the list is long! You need your home displayed on the coffee table of the right readers! Katherine has also advertised her properties in Unique Homes, Fine Homes International & the Rob Report. If your home will benefit from services beyond the norm, Katherine’s invites you to call her today for details with no obligation and accept no substitutes! “Who’s Selling Your House?”
RELOCATING FROM ACROSS TOWN OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY? IT’S ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE!
Buyers relocating to Southern New Brunswick find us a joy to work with. Katherine has traveled the globe but has called Saint John home since birth. She and her team will be happy to answer all your questions on the area and introduce you to essential services available as well as valuable additional information available only from a true local! Wondering who can paint that deck or who sells the juiciest steaks? We’ll help you immigrate smoothly into one of the friendliest communities in the country, well known for its welcoming Maritime spirit. For valuable web links on everything from Schools to Business Assistance, Golf to Sailing, click on “LOCAL LINKS” and let’s begin our search for your new home today! Watch for our welcome sign centered over the luggage carousel at the Saint John Airport YSJ and let Team Platinum be the first to say, “Welcome To New Brunswick”.
Be sure to check with us concerning our Exclusive Listings, which are not on MLS or our web site and may cover a diverse price range and type of property ranging from water front, ocean front, water view, heritage, vacation home, multifamily, and commercial. These properties are Exclusive to our agency and you will need to contact one of our agents for viewing and purchase.
For various reasons some sellers require discretion with the sale of their properties and you never know what Katherine may quietly pull out of her pocket! Don’t miss an opportunity to purchase one of these special properties, which may be just perfect for you! Ask about our “Pocket Listings” which sellers insist be handled only by Katherine. The details are only a phone call or email away!
CHOOSE YOUR REALTOR® WISELY
If you are considering the purchase or sale of property in Southern New Brunswick, keep in mind that the services of Katherine and her colleagues are very unique in the industry giving you so much more added value for the same standard commission. Doesn’t your purchase and/or sale deserves to be handled by an experienced expert?
THINKING OF BUILDING? DON’T TRY IT ALONE, WE CAN HELP!
Can’t find the exact house your dreaming of? No problem, we’ll have it custom built for you! Think the process will be too stressful? Let us deal with it, leaving you with ease of ownership! With a large range of building lots available, we’ll help you find the right builder and location for you and your family. Rather you’re empty nester’s looking to downsize, a growing family who need more space or you’ve worked hard and you’re at that financial point in your life where your dream home is within your sights, nothing compares with a new custom home, professionally designed just for you! Keep in mind that it will cost you considerably more than buying an existing home but it can be an exciting venture if you are experienced with building, have a contractor you can trust or a professional looking after your best interests. Keep in mind there will be construction overruns at closing time which can easily run into tens of thousands of dollars, the original quote won’t cover excavating, landscaping or paving and it all adds up. Let’s not forget HST on new construction which at the current rate of 15% is an additional $75,000 on a $500,000 home. You don’t want surprises when your new home is completed! Ask around, listen to what people are saying, hire a reputable contractor and upon completion before closing hire a professional inspector to insure you’re getting exactly what you expect, it’s the best $400 you’ll ever spend. After all, this is the largest personal investment of your lifetime!
Since 1985 Katherine has designed thousands of custom homes with delighted New Brunswickers and retains a long list of enthusiastic clients! Not sure what builder to trust with this important emotional and financial investment? Not sure of the exact house size, features or location for the best resale? Let her take the question marks away! Katherine will guide you through the contract; deposit, building size & process to ensure the security of your signed contract requirements are contractually protected.
The National Association of REALTORS® most recent survey says that 73% of people building new homes prefer to have their new home construction supervised by an experienced professional for these reasons!
Katherine specializes in new home construction with close to 30-years’ experience and has designed over 5000 homes! Expertise in design, blueprints, construction and contracts are vital when building your new home. “Call for your no obligation consultation today and let’s get started!
LAND, MULTIFAMILY AND COMMERCIAL
Did you know that besides self-contained homes that we actively sell land, building lots, multifamily and commercial properties? Recent commercial transactions including the Saint John Board of Trade/Uptown Saint John building, Reggie’s Restaurant and Westmount Estates? After all a salesman is a salesman, you either have the abilities or you don’t and the qualities you bring to the negotiating table are the same!
SPCA/ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE
Coming from a home of animal lovers, Katherine is proud to sponsor the Saint John Animal Rescue League and provide “I Need A Home!” weekly in Saturday’s Telegraph Journal for the past decade. “Check for available pets at www.spcaanimalrescue.com and support those who cannot speak for themselves.” Katherine is the recipient of the 2006 Prudential CARES Volunteer Grant from Prudential Financial in recognition of her service and thanks them for their donation to the shelter on her behalf.
SPCA/ARL has announced a 100% adoption success rate of the animals advertised through this program which started in 2004! “THANK YOU SAINT JOHN, TOGETHER WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS”!