Proud Member of Portland’s Masters Circle of Realtors

Masters Circle Realtors in Portland

PMAR (Portland Metro Association of Realtors) is the largest Realtor association in Oregon (as you might imagine). They give out awards to Realtors in good standing with PMAR corresponding to home sales. In 2014 I earned the highest award the Masters Circle gives out, Diamond-Platinum. I’ve asked them when I should expect to receive my diamonds in the mail, but haven’t gotten a response yet. : ) Either way, I’m proud to accept this designation from the Portland Metro Association of Realtors and appreciate their focus on ethics and consumer relationships.

Here are the purposes of the Masters Circle of Realtors in Portland:

To foster closer relationships among members of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors®.
To foster professionalism and ethics in the real estate industry.
To enhance public relations in the community.
To provide informative programs for the membership.
To share views and knowledge.
To maintain a committee through which salesperson members of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® may receive recognition for achievement in the areas of listing and selling real property.

According to the Masters Circle, it is important to choose a Masters Circle member for these reasons, “Your Realtor® should be a member of the PMAR Masters Circle. The Masters Circle is a benchmark organization
formed to recognize Realtors® distinguished by their sales accomplishments and dedicated to the highest degree of professional quality service. Membership is earned by Realtors® who annually demonstrate outstanding achievements in the listing and selling of property. For most people, buying real property is their largest single investment. You benefit from working with a Realtor® who has an established record of success.”

Receiving the highest level of Portland’s Masters Circle award means, “Diamond-Platinum members have attained $5 million or more in closed dollar volume during the preceding year and have sold $20 million or more in closed dollar volume during the immediate past four consecutive years.” For many years, I have exceeded their sales standards. Let me know if I can put my experience to work for you.

Five Star Professional – Portland Real Estate Agent

2015 Update: Please to announce I have received the Five Star Professional customer service award again in 2015. As a reminder, this award is based on customer feedback from randomly mailed surveys and phone calls by an independent party. These past clients are asked to rate their real estate agents in ten different customer service areas. Once again, I’m very appreciated of my past clients who took the time out of their day to recommend my services in 2015. Thank you!

2014 Update: Happy to announce I won this customer service award again in 2014. In 2014 the number of award winners went down and even tougher criteria was added to receive this customer service award. Five Star Professional increased the minimum number of years a real estate agent had to be licensed to three (I’ve been for over ten) and they increased the minimum sales volume for that agent. All in all only a few hundred Portland real estate agents receive the award and there are over 10,000 agents in the area up for consideration.

2013: I am happy to announce the reception of a new customer service award!

Five Star Portland Real Estate Agent

Five Star Professional 2013 for Excellence in Portland Real Estate
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
Top 5% Agent in the U.S.

Five Star Professional conducts market specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients.  Now entering its tenth year, the Five Star Real Estate Agent program is the largest and most widely published real estate award program in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. The list of Five Star Real Estate Agents for each market is published in the leading city and regional magazine and on Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or the final list of award winners.

The research objective is to develop a list of real estate agents in a given market who satisfy objective criteria that are associated with providing quality services to clients. To receive the Five Star Real Estate Agent award, a real estate agent must satisfy five objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. The award process is conducted annually in each market. Less than 7% of the real estate agents in a market are included on the published list.

Five Star Professional administers a survey, by mail and phone, to recent clients. Clients of real estate agents may also submit evaluations online. Each respondent is asked to evaluate only real estate agents with whom they have worked and evaluate them based upon ten criteria: customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation, closing preparation, sale service, finds the right home, marketing of home, and overall satisfaction. Additionally, respondents are asked whether they would recommend the agent to a friend. This information is incorporated into a client scoring algorithm as a cross check against their average rating.

Earth Advantage Broker

Earth Advantage Broker

Also called Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals (S.T.A.R) this designation comes straight from additional education earned from Earth Advantage Institute. The training focuses on green materials for new construction and remodeled homes accenting the lifestyle benefits, costs, and rewards. I earned this real estate agent designation in 2011.

Let me use my experience as an Earth Advantage Broker in Portland to help you find your new home!

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Trulia Pro & VIP

Trulia Pro Agent

Trulia gives out its VIP award for answering people’s real estate questions on their website and their PRO designation for those who have a large number of listings and pay to promote them on their site. In my opinion, Trulia is one of the friendliest websites to use, but I prefer my own Portland home search site to theirs. I have a few reviews on Trulia, but keep most of them on and all of them on my website.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Zillow 5 Star Agent, Premier Agent, & All-Star

Zillow 5 Star AgentStephen FitzMaurice on Zillow

Zillow loves to give out awards and I think I have them all! Zillow gives out rewards for helping out visitors to their site who ask questions and also for contributing to their site – recording a lot of sales! Finally, Zillow gives out awards to those of us who get really good reviews from our clients. The nice thing about Zillow reviews is that they verify them before posting on their website. You can see all of my reviews here, or see them direct on Zillow.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Certified Foreclosure Agent

Certified Foreclosure Agent

I’ve been successfully selling foreclosures in the Portland Metro area for years now. This designation represents additional education and certification, rewarding experience and professionalism in the foreclosure marketplace.

Foreclosures are often the best deals you can find in Portland, Oregon.
Let me help you find one today!

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Trade Ally of Energy Trust of Oregon

I recently received by Trade Ally designation from Energy Trust. Energy Trust is an independent nonprofit that helps people throughout Oregon save energy by providing cash incentives and creative solutions to home energy needs. I’m proud to be a partner with them! As a trade ally of Energy Trust of Oregon, I can tell you about energyefficient features and improvements for your home. It is possible to make any home “greener” and Energy Trust will give you money to help you make that happen!  Save up to 30% on energy costs with Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentives.

Stephen FitzMaurice is Proud to be a:

Energy Trust Trade Ally

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Seller Representative Specialist, SRS.

Seller Representative Specialist

I’ve been successfully representing sellers for years now. This designation was awarded to me after I took a number of courses, meet professional experience requirements, and passed the final exams with flying colors. Staying educated on the best practices to market homes and represent sellers couldn’t be more important to me.

Recently Sold Homes

Selling Package

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor, SRS.
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Certified Short Sale Agent, CSSA

Certified Short Sale Agent

I’ve been successfully selling short sales for years on both the buyer’s and seller’s side. This designation was awarded to me after I successfully took a number of classes, met professional experience requirements, and passed the necessary exams with flying colors.

Let me help you get out of that underwater home today. I have all the tools and training necessary.

Short Sale your Portland Home.
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Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor, CSSA.
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Top 5% Agent in the United States – Explained

Top Real Estate Agent

I am in the Top 5% of all Real Estate Agents in the United States, according to residential sales volume nationwide. In 2014 I was in the top 10 listing agents in Portland (number of homes sold). I am your Portland Real Estate Agent, Residential home sales expert.

  • 2014 Report – Top 5% in U.S.
  • 2013 Report – Top 5% in U.S.
  • 2012 Report – Top 10%
  • 2011 Report – Top 10%
  • 2010 Report – Top 15%
  • 2009 Report – Top 15%
  • Licensed since 2003.

The numbers are from a report generated by National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Member profile 2014 (and previous editions). They refer to individual Realtor’s residential sales volume.

In 2014 (and previous years) I was the top, number one real estate agent at Premiere Property Group, the number #2 largest Realty company in Oregon in 2014. Also, I ranked in the top 10 real estate listing agents in Portland, Oregon in 2014 (out of over 6,000 licensed agents in the Portland metro area) in listing sales volume.

Listing Agent Package
Buyer’s Agent Package

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to using my success to help you!

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor®
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