“After my experience working with Faith, I fully understand the wholehearted recommendations of her I got from friends,” Lynda Winningham shared. “We had a lot going on—we were trying to sell our house long-distance from Florida after a death in the family. Faith and her team were patient, knowledgeable, very easy to work with, and their professional skills are what got our house sold. I can’t imagine anyone else helping us sell our home.” I heard this same glowing sentiment from several very satisfied clients, and I do believe Faith Parker Properties is a real estate team you can have faith in…just like their tag line proclaims.
THE INS AND OUTS OF REAL ESTATE
For anyone buying or selling their first home, folks who have moved several times and are familiar with the process, or baby boomers downsizing from their long-treasured home, the most important decision each will make is selecting their real estate agent. “Our clients benefit from our team’s capacity to offer triple service,” Faith told me, “that is, the three of us share our insights, knowledge, and expertise to ensure that your sale or home purchase is successful. We realize your home is an investment. Together, our team has over 50 years’ experience in this region helping clients buy and sell their home. We’re here to put your best interest as our number one priority.”
A TRIPLE SERVICE TEAM
Faith Parker is a people person. Only a real estate agent who is dedicated to her clients and their success could rise to and remain near the top of all agents in their MLS. “My dad was in construction and real estate development in Key West,” Faith explained, “so I grew up with that kind of enterprise in my blood.” Faith’s career started in 1978 in residential and commercial investment property management, an exciting and challenging way to learn the ropes, and she has been a licensed real estate agent the past 34 years. “I believe this business is exactly where I am supposed to be,” Faith told me. “It’s an extension of who I am and what I love doing the most—helping people.” Shane Greene adds, “Faith is a wealth of knowledge in this industry and loves working with sellers. I admire her desire to do what’s best for our clients. She is the driving force for our firm.” Faith is a leader in her church, director of the women’s ministry, and personal mentor to many women over the years. She undertakes her role with a servant’s heart, at church and in her business. She has written two affirmative books, Lost in the Wilderness and In My Father’s House. Faith’s husband, Jerry, is a retired colonel from the army, and she has two daughters, Melissa Watts and Meleah Sykes. With five grandkids, there’s plenty of fun, excitement, and love swirling around her family. And, Faith surrounds herself with a generous, thoughtful, and successful team.
Shane Greene is the broker-in-charge for the firm and makes sure all transactions run smoothly. He is hands-on for most anything that happens in the business. “I work hard to provide exceptional customer service,” Shane said, “and since we each live in and know this area, our clients are well served when they select us as their real estate experts. We can list and sell homes most anywhere, but as specialists in the greater Hickory area, we have a lot to offer.”
“What gives our firm an edge are Shane’s excellent photos that put your home in the spotlight—they look like a page out of Better Homes and Gardens,” Faith told me, as we looked through some of his recent work. “As a master photographer with 30-plus years’ experience, he showcases what’s best about a home. After advising our seller on staging their home, the resulting photos on our website, brochures, videos, and social media outlets show the home at its best.” Shane interjected, “Most buyers start their search online, so it’s important for the photos to make a great first impression. Many call to schedule a private tour, although there have been offers made just from viewing the photos.” Shane’s wife, Bonnie, manages the studio and helps with the real estate marketing with brochures and videos. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Melissa Watts has been coworker with Faith for over 13 years. As office administrator, Melissa’s role in the firm is crucial. “We’re all well-informed in everything happening in the office—we make a really great team,” she said. “I manage details in contracts and paperwork, serve as MLS liaison, maintain our online presence and make certain the marketing of your home is up to date and promoted effectively. We keep each other up to speed at every step.” Shane adds, “She is the keeper of our day-to-day operations. Once she has a file, it’s like magic.” Melissa’s husband, Steven, manages his father’s business, but the couple’s pride and joy are their four children. “When we aren’t doing things with our kids, we’re doing things with our church,” Melissa said.
SELLING AND BUYING A HOME
“From the moment our home’s market analysis took place, to signing the paperwork at closing, Faith and her team managed every detail positively and professionally,” Keith Campbell shared. “Communication was always easy, and we got prompt, genuine, and realistic responses—so valuable with something as important as selling your house.” Keith’s wife, Nancy, explained that Shane’s photos, from the driveway down to the waterfront, were a definite advantage in showing their home. “We are always happy to recommend Faith Parker Properties to anyone looking for a professional, friendly team,” Nancy added.
There are certain specifics that you need from your real estate team. Faith, Shane, and Melissa have it down. “Sellers need to be well informed of the current market data so we can help set the appropriate listing price and make a successful marketing plan,” Faith explained. “When a property is priced right, it is not uncommon to be under contract in a week or two. Our exceptional customer service supports our work at every step.”
Buyers are looking for the best advice on the best deal. They need professional help in understanding if a listing is overpriced or is an opportunity they should pursue. They want to know right away what’s new on the market, and they are grateful when their buying experience is hassle free, convenient, and well guided. Young, first time buyers and seasoned home shoppers are served best when the advice they get is honest, reliable, and timely. Faith Parker’s team delivers.
YOUR HOME IS AN INVESTMENT
Partnering with the right real estate team is critical if you want to get the most out of your largest investment, your home. Whether selling or buying, professional advice and guidance are key in this ever-changing market. Faith, Shane, and Melissa will cover all the bases and point you in the right direction. And they accomplish this with integrity, genuine caring, concern, and successful experience. “We counted on them to be honest and up front with what to expect…we knew they were watching out for us,” the Morris family shared. “Without a doubt, we have found a real estate team you can have faith in, Faith Parker Properties.”
Faith Parker Properties
346 3rd Avenue NW • Hickory, NC 28601