Here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder and Company, we’re more than just realtors. Each month we like to take a moment to shine a light on one of our magnificent agents. This month’s agent spotlight is Jodie Franklin!
Where did you grow up?
Macomb County, MI (Eastpointe)
What do you enjoy the most about living in the Greater Ann Arbor area?
I love all the culture, restaurants, things to do with family. I also love how giving the businesses are to the community, I recently hosted a charity event for MAP at VinBar and I was overwhelmed by the support and donations I received.
Tell us a bit about yourself and family.
I have lived in MI my whole life, went to Eastern where I received my BA in Psychology and then my MBA. I have been married to my amazing husband for 11 years and we have a beautiful 4 yr old Evan.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am involved in several organizations: I am on the board of Directors of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, also an active member of the MLS committee and 2016 Chair of the Education committee. I have recently joined the board of Michigan Ability Partners, an organization that helps Veterans with housing, vocational training and other programs to help them become self-supported. I feel it is very important to give back to this great community and have been doing different things over the years.
I also enjoy movies, reading, and dining at the many amazing restaurants in Washtenaw County. I love going up to the Traverse City area which I have been lucky enough to do 3 times this year, and in the next few years we plan to purchase a vacation rental up there. Mostly I love spending time with my family and watching my little man grow up, it is amazing the things he learns and the things he says. I also have some amazing friends that I love spending time with.
How long have you been a real estate agent?
It will be 10 years in June.
What do you like best about working in real estate?
I love helping people get through one of the most important events of their lives. Working with so many different people and personalities, everyday is a different adventure and it is never boring.
Describe your favorite memory of working with a client.
There have been so many great clients, it is very difficult to choose one. I love with first time home buyers that I get to help make their “dream first home” a reality. I also love solving unique problems that arise every once in a while and seeing how happy sellers are with the offers after I list their home. I have been lucky enough to work with several friends over the years and help them move onto to the next chapter of their lives. There is so much information out there, but the experience I have as a Realtor helps makes what is a stressful decision/process an enjoyable experience.
What is the one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home today?
Buyers: Do it NOW! Last spring was insane with multiple offers per listing and homes selling sometimes for almost 20% over list. There is less competition right now and the rates are still good!
Sellers: There are always people looking for homes, so there is never a wrong time to list. As tempting it is to try to sell yourself, listing with a Realtor with experience typically results in a faster sale with more money in your pocket. Plus, the advice and guidance is priceless.
Interested in working with Jodie? You can see her contact information and current listings here.