About Stephen Hawbecker, ABR CRS GRI SRS
Steve Hawbecker's Personal Mission Statement
My priorities in life are my country, my family and my clients. My business is conducted in a manner that reflects my personal commitment to these priorities. I will only tell a client the truth, not what they want to hear. When hired to sell a client's home, I will always make recommendations that will enable the owner to maximize their return or create a more rapid sale. When hired as a Buyer's Agent, I will always make recommendations that will result in the Buyer receiving the greatest value for their investment. I will never enter into an agreement with a Buyer or a Seller who is unrealistic in their expectations. I will employ a well trained staff to assist me in the complex process of buying or selling a home. I will always strive for excellence through continuing education so I may better serve my clients.
My services will always be available to the public, and I will always comply with federal fair housing laws. I will always treat all parties honestly and fairly and will always disclose to my clients all facts that might affect or influence their decisions. In short I will provide the most caring and professional service possible for each and every client I represent.
I understand and accept that I may occasionally lose customers because I am truthful with my clients and that my competition may tell them what they want to hear simply to gain their favor. I will only create a client relationship where I know we are mutually respectful of each other's expertise. I will never lose sight that my honesty, loyalty, understanding, experience, accountability and creativity are the very things that set me apart from the real estate masses.
I share this with you because I firmly believe it is imperative for you to know how I feel about my personal and professional ethics, the real estate industry and how I feel about representing you in your real estate
Steve is a Certified Residential Specialist!
What is a Certified Residential Specialist?
A Certified Residential Specialist is a REALTOR® who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training and by meeting significant experience requirements, including a number of real estate transactions. It's this rare combination that makes a Certified Residential Specialist more than just another real estate agent. It's the ability to make a real difference in the purchase or sale of your home that places them among the best in the business.
"When I began my journey into real estate many years ago, I decided that I would acquire all the training and experience I could, to enable me to offer the "best" service to all my clients in fulfilling their dream of home ownership. That is why I obtained the CRS Designation." Steve Hawbecker
Experience and Ethics - Ethics aren't just important in a REALTOR®. They're essential. That's why every Certified Residential Specialist is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by a strict code of ethics. That means when you work with a Certified Residential Specialist, you can rest assured you're dealing with a trained real estate expert who will treat you fairly and professionally every step of the way.
A Focus on Home Buying and Selling - Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home, you face many risks along the way...financial risks, legal risks, even the risk that a home purchase or sale will fall through. A Certified Residential Specialist is trained to minimize those risks.
Technological Expertise - Technology is changing the face of real estate. The internet, mobile communications, text messaging - each has helped make the market more efficient, and at the same time more daunting. More than ever, the success of your home purchase or sale depends on the ability of your REALTOR® to harness that technology and make it work for you.
For that reason, the training required of you Certified Residential Specialist focuses extensively on technology and its effect on the real estate business. You can count on a Certified Residential Specialist not to just understand technology but to use it to make your home purchase or sale a worry-free experience.
Steve Hawbecker's Resume
(Less than 10% of the agents in the United States hold the CRS designation)
Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokerage License
Active member of the National Association of REALTORS®
Active member of the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®
Active member of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®
Active member of the Residential Sales Council of RNMI®
Active Member of Real Estate Buyers Agency Council
A Graduate of the John Lumbleau Real Estate Academy , Santa Ana, Calif 1975
A Graduate of Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, Pa 1973
1980 - Present Licensed Full-Time Realtor Pennsylvania®
1975 - 1977 Licensed Full-Time Realtor California®
1993 member Pennsylvania Association of Realtors Excellence Club®
15 Years Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors "TOP 5%" Outstanding Top Producer Award®
Member Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors "Winner Circle"®
Steve's Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.
That said, in my experience as a Camp Hill real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.
So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, New Cumberland, Enola, Lemoyne, Wormleysburg, Carlisle, Etters, Lewisberry, Shiremanstown, areas, please contact me.