We’re proud of the team of agents we’ve assembled here at Nest Realty. We think they’re pretty awesome, and we think you will too. During our “Meet the Agent” series, we sit down with our agents to learn more about them, what makes them tick, and why they’re passionate about the real estate industry. In this installment, we chat with Keri Martin, an agent with Nest Realty in Staunton, Virginia.
Nest Realty: Tell us a bit about yourself! What brought you to Staunton?
Keri Martin: I was born and raised in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I’m married with two great kids and two spoiled rotten dogs!
NR: How did you get into real estate?
KM: I had a really good friend who was going through the process of buying a home, and she said I helped her more than her agent. She asked, “Have you ever thought about being a Realtor?” And that’s how this wonderful career began!
NR: What was your previous career? How has that prepared you for real estate?
KM: Healthcare—I have always worked with many different types of people and all ages! I also sold Pampered Chef for 15 years.
NR: What led you to Nest Realty, as opposed to another brokerage?
KM: Nest is very innovative and top notch when it comes to marketing and technology…hands down!
NR: What is your favorite part of being an agent?
KM: I love the people I meet and their stories! I love seeing the excitement at closing day from my first-time home buyers. I love working with folks from out of the area and showing them all the Shenandoah Valley has to offer!
NR: Do you have a specific area of expertise to offer clients?
KM: Problem solving and communication.
NR: What makes you different from other agents? What sets you apart?
KM: I will be by your side from beginning to end and will make the process as fun and enjoyable as possible. I will communicate and make sure you know what to expect through the transaction.
NR: What are five adjectives that describe you?
KM: Self-motivated, thorough, honest, reliable, and punctual.
NR: Who would be your dream client?
KM: Working with someone who won the lottery!
NR: If you had one piece of advice for a first-time home buyer, what would it be?
KM: Work hard, save money, and don’t buy anything once you go under contract until after closing.
NR: What is your favorite season in Staunton?
KM: Fall! I love the crisp, cool air, leaves falling, and anything pumpkin is my favorite!
Keri Martin is an agent with Nest Realty Shenandoah Valley. As part of the A-Team, she will deliver, whether buying, selling, or navigating you through your new construction journey. To learn more about Keri, visit her agent page.