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Jamie Penrod
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Matt Llewellyn

Renaissance Real Estate, LLC
jamielpenrod@gmail.com
matt@renaissance-re.com
18302 45th ST E,
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
206-697-3640/206-290-2204

 

 

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Renaissance Real Estate, LLC
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Meet our Team!

Tara Weed~ Linsey Collier & Kevin Austin~Rebekah Stoltenberg~ Stephanie Ostrom~Angela Simons~Jamie Stubben~Tami Potts
Elise Hughes, Transaction Coordinator

 


We set the highest standard for meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations, and we always look for ways to further improve the client relationship. We provide expert, market-current, customized information that is tailored to each and every client's individual and specific needs. 

We take pride in educating our clients, allowing them to make informed decision that are good for them. We are focused on the outcome that is best for all involved, rather than the outcome that benefits us the most. 

We are expert negotiators. If there is a deal to be done, we get it done. We exhaust all options to get a property purchased or sold for our clients. We believe that deals are created, not found, or simply happen to come by. 

We are problem solvers and will work hard for you. We go the extra mile for our clients in and out of the scope of the real estate transaction. We are here to help - we are completely honest and transparent in our communication. We are not afraid of the "hard" conversations, and keep you informed along the way—checking in with you each week until your objective is met. 

We believe a person's reputation is not something that you have to say you have, but something others tell you about. Check out our reviews in the reviews tab. Allow US the opportunity in finding you your dream home!

For more reviews check out our Zillow page at: https://www.zillow.com/profile/jamiepenrod/


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Do Personality Assessments Work? Sometimes.

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I’ve always been skeptical of personality assessments. After taking the DISC twice—once getting a D/C and more recently getting a high, nearly even I/D—I found that both results matched my personality on some levels and conflicted on others. This is where my skepticism come in. There’s truth in assessments to varying degrees.

Whether or not you’re looking into assessments for personal insight or to use as a tool for hiring, it’s important to find the right one for you. Recently, I wrote a piece for REALTOR® Magazine on EQ vs. IQ, which examines the concept of emotional intelligence and how it relates to working with clients. I interviewed experts in the field who offered actionable tips for getting in touch with your EQ and applying it to your job in real estate. The article is divided into three parts, and in the last section—which is targeted at broker-owners or hiring managers—I dive into how to recruit high-EQ candidates.

As part of my research, I took Keller Williams Realty’s Keller Personality Assessment (KPA), which I found to be the most accurate and enlightening assessment I’ve experienced to date. It encapsulated so many idiosyncrasies of my personality that it was astonishing. But I shouldn’t be surprised since their business model is all about building teams that work well together. What better way to get a window into a person’s true self than by asking them to take an assessment to learn how they’ll fit in with your group? The key word in that question is “window.”

Whether you’re using DISC, a brokerage tool like KW’s KPA, or another test, such as the Caliper Profile, look at it as one piece of the puzzle (e.g. don’t put all your eggs in one basket). You still need to make sure you’re recruiting the right person or making a good hire. Here are some takeaways after taking the KPA:

Know what you’re assessing. Hiring someone just because you like them or you “click” isn’t always a good idea. Really consider the skillset the job requires before administering the assessment. Know what you’re looking for and have a checklist. Make sure you’re judging candidates not only on their strengths but how those strengths might serve as either pros or cons in a specific position.

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Understand that an assessment might not tell the whole story. Some candidates can overthink their responses when taking an assessment, which may affect accuracy. That’s why it’s imperative to ask follow-up questions pertaining to the results of any tests you administer. Ask the candidate how they feel about the results and how accurate they think they are. Ask for examples pertaining to candidates’ assessed strengths as they’ve played out in real-life or on-the-job.

Don’t put people in a box. I hate using that box cliché, but it’s true. Many assessments cement a person as one way or another, failing to consider how one trait might inform other characteristics. For instance, my high responsiveness, spontaneity, and logical problem-solving skills, coupled with my desire for independence, means I work best in environments that are busy, active, and give me a range of responsibilities to manage. But looking at each of those traits independently, you might not draw that conclusion.

In-person interviews are best. It’s much easier to read someone’s comfort level when you see their body language. You can also give them insight into your company culture. And according to Karina Loken, president of The Loken Group with Keller Williams Luxury International in Houston, if a candidate feels your office is a good fit for them, it’s always good for your organization.

 Read More: Is EQ More Powerful Than IQ?

A Closer Look at CES’s Game Changers

ces-logoAt CES 2018, the consumer electronics’ mega show in Las Vegas this week, I hung out with robots, tried out the latest VR headsets, and talked—yes, talked—to a host of appliances, from a bathroom mirror to a refrigerator. After scouring the show floor, I found several products this year that hold real potential to shake up the real estate market. In the video below, I outlined what I think is some of the best tech I saw at the show this year. But of course, my rankings are subjective so use the poll below to vote for your favorite!

Check out all of REALTOR® Mag’s CES 2018 coverage.

 

Which of these 10 game changers from CES 2018 has the most potential to impact your business?

Get Smarter About Smart Homes

ces-logoConsumers are increasingly curious about smart home technology, and they’re turning to real estate agents as a vital resource for information. Forty-two percent of consumers recently surveyed say they would look to their real estate agent to provide suggestions about how staging their home with smart-home products could impact their sale, according to a new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker. The company presented their findings at the consumer electronics’ mega event, CES 2018, which is taking place in Las Vegas this week. Coldwell Banker is a sponsor of the Smart Home Marketplace at this year’s show.

“Our consumer findings underscore the need for industrywide smart-home education for real estate sales agents,” says Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

Our interview with David Marine, senior vice president of marketing at Coldwell Banker, delves further into what real estate professionals can expect from buyers and sellers over the next few years:

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Testimonials Page

Matt and Jamie are super nice and responsive. They were very patient with us and took whatever time was needed to walk us through the process. I had such a positive experience I have referred them to family and friends. W. Churchwell~ April 2017
Matt and Jamie were wonderful to work with! We had some challenges with the sale of our house (tenants, multiple offers, inspection issues, etc) and they handled each issue with professionalism and expertise. We would absolutely work with them again and recommend them to friends and family. A Kastberg, March 2017
Jamie and Matt were fantastic. They made the process easy and efficient with an accepted offer in a very short period of time. We highly recommend Jamie and Matt. Thank your for helping us through the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home. K. Peterson, March 2017
They were incredibly accessible S Bokor, March 2017
They made the experience of being a first time home buyer fun and exciting! They pointed things out at different homes that we didn't see and gave us ideas on things that would be a great fit for our family. Matt had us laughing through all of our home tours with his awesome sense of humor. Matt and Jamie were so much fun to work with and I would recommend them to anyone! when we are ready to sell and buy in the future, I will definitely be calling Matt and Jamie! E Dessens, January 2017
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