Kristen Andersen, Broker-in-Charge
REALTOR®, CRS, ABR, ALHS
Simply said, I am a Dreamcatcher & a Matchmaker. Whether you want to buy or sell, real estate is truly all about YOU and your goals and what YOU want to improve by buying or selling real estate.
However, since this is an About Me page...
i am the founder, owner & Broker in Charge of TLC Real Estate. My tagline is "Change Your View."
Take it literally or figuratively—both work.
I have been in the biz for 14+ years and am passionate about helping people catch their dreams. I am happy to patiently work with Buyers and I am an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). My primary areas of expert local knowledge include Greenwood, Lake Greenwood, Abbeville, Hodges, Ware Shoals, Waterloo, Cross Hill, Ninety Six, & Chappels- all lovely areas in the upper Piedmont area (NW) of Upstate South Carolina. I am a LAKE GREENWOOD PRO. Happy to expand my horizons for Buyers when needed.
For Sellers, I offer "Extreme Marketing," so named because it goes way beyond the 3 "P"s of passive marketing (put it on MLS, put up a sign, pray it sells). I am Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)- the highest designation a Realtor can earn (less than 4% of our nation's Realtors), & an internet-savvy certified E-PRO. I know that strong online exposure is crucial. You can benefit from my extensive local contacts, my databases, and my ever-growing connections to out-of-area/state real estate agents who may refer your buyer.
Strong local business networking and community involvement make positive contributions towards achieving my clients' goals so I am involved in several organizations and always networking on your behalf--because you never know who-knows-who & where your Buyer is going to come from.
I am ALWAYS working to help you catch your dream!
AWARDS & BOARDS
Board of Directors- Greenwood Multiple Listing Service- 2018-2020. 2013 & 2012 Honor Award from Greenwood Association of Realtors (Multi-million producer, Association participation, continuing ed & community work). GREENWOOD REALTOR of the YEAR 2010. National Prudential Honor Society 2010 & 2008. Top Sales Agent & Top Listing Agent 2010 & 2012, 2013 for Prudential Cambridge Realty. GAR Board of Directors-2011. Truthfully, I havent pursued any official accolades since I opened TLC. I'm just happy helping my clientele do what they what want to do... Move In or Move On.
I graduated from Fordham University, NYC, (a long time ago) with a BA in Communications. Before I "found" real estate, I was Director of Corp. Communications for a global public maritime firm that operated large fleets of tugboats, tankers, and offshore oil rig support vessels. I joined this company following its emergence from Chapter 11 to effect its rebranding; improve image/reputation to attract customers and retain/attract employees. This was primarily a 4-year in-the-office job, but I learned a great deal about "the big picture" and how to implement systems & projects that get results. Before that position, I had an incredible job for 13 yrs as Public Relations Manager at a major seaport, working with Cruise, Cargo and Navy. I set up educational outreach programs with the Navy and NATO, honed my creative skills with dozens of award-winning marketing projects and programs, enjoyed celebrity cruise events, promoted manatee and environmental awareness and coordinated media fly-outs to aircraft carriers (yes, I am a Tailhooker). I learned all about the importance of the "people factor," the value of networking, the impact of marketing tools, and the crucial necessity for attention to detail. Before that, I was Editor of a weekly newspaper where I learned that "time is of the essence" (deadlines) and to work really hard for very little money and like it (don't laugh). Passion for what you do makes life interesting.
All of these wonderful careers led me to real estate and after a decade in the business, I opened my own Brokerage firm in 2013, TLC Real Estate. My Brit husband and our menagerie of pets keep me balanced and happy, and real estate keeps me empowered and motivated. It's GOOD to be the Dreamcatcher. Can I be yours? Let me help you Change Your View.
Call me on my cell phone & say hi - 864-494-8815. Or call a TLC Agent-on-Call: 864-330-5626.