About A.T. Real Estate Specialists and Arlene Trunzo
The mission of A.T. REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS LLC and Arlene Trunzo is to go above and beyond the call of duty with outstanding service towards helping others to achieve their goals. We will always strive to give superior quality of service, a high standard of ethics and professionalism while never sacrificing patience, fine character, perseverance, empathy and the utmost integrity. This will remain our core business element. Here below you can read about us.
Our Promise to You
New York State law requires real estate licensees who are acting as agents of buyers and sellers of property to advise the potential buyers and sellers with whom they work of the nature of their agency relationship and the rights and obligations it creates. We will clearly explain the different types of agency relationships that the public can enter into with a licensed Real Estate salesperson and broker. We will provide you with the forms that the Dept. of State requires Real Estate salespeople and brokers to have acknowledged, upon initial substantiate contact when starting a working relationship. We will return your calls in a timely fashion. We will guide you through every step of the Real Estate Transaction process. A.T. Real Estate Specialists will be present at your closing and stay in touch with you after the transaction. We will provide buyers or sellers with names of other Real Estate professionals if needed. At least three names of each professional will be provided so the consumer can make their own decision as to who they choose to work with. Examples of these professionals would be: Attorneys, lenders, inspectors, accountants etc.
Every buyer should be pre-approved by a lender prior to searching for a home. We will make sure you are put in touch with a few lenders if you are in need of a pre-approval. We will provide all the necessary forms, some examples are offer to purchase and disclosure forms, listing forms & listing contract. Your attorney will provide the contract of sale. We will present all offers as soon as received, as soon as the seller can be reached. In addition to above Sellers, see below: Assist you with the pricing of your home by doing a market evaluation (Comparative Market Analysis.) Present you with a detailed marketing plan, promoting your property through the internet, advertising, networking, signage, and more. Give you tips in regard to getting your home ready to be placed on the market. Which may include enhancements that can help you maximize your price? Guidance with the negotiating process. Provide sellers with a written sellers closing cost net sheet, which will also include a list of the types of documents their attorney will need in order to draw up a contract of sale. We will provide you with feedback after your home is shown. We will stay in touch with you on a regular basis, always informing you of market conditions. We will contact you to let you know when competing properties are being listed.
All offers to be presented to you along with a buyer’s pre-approval, and agency disclosure. We will keep in touch with you throughout the transaction, following all aspects of the sale and updating you until the transfer of title. Objective: Assisting my customers in achieving their goals. Using my knowledge and expertise to make their transactions smooth sailing and to obtain results. To present clients with a highly effective and professional marketing plan utilizing personal skills and years of experience. Qualifications: Expert in residential marketing and promotion. Excellent negotiation skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Advanced leadership skills. The ability to manage the details of the sale transaction.
Get To Know Arlene Trunzo
Arlene is a Board certified Real Estate professional in Staten Island New York. I would like to take this time to share a bit about myself. In my opinion, one of the greatest financial decisions that most people make in life revolves around the selling or purchasing of a home. Being a part of this process is something that I take very seriously. However, nothing brings me more joy than seeing those happy faces of my customers and knowing that I was instrumental in achieving their goals. That is what keeps me consistently moving in the right direction and wanting to be the best I can be. Fondly, I can recall going back to the homes I have sold years later and seeing how families have grown. It brings me great happiness to see the many changes people have done to their homes over the years and how their pride of homeownership shows in those homes. It brings me great satisfaction to admit that I have sold the same house three times over.
There is no greater compliment than repeat business and the vast client referral network I have built. Every past customer represents a unique memory for me and I never forget any of them. To this day, I still have the contact information for the first buyer who I sold a home to over 30 years ago. The main reason I started this company was to provide the type of service my clients have come to love. My agents must answer to a high level of professionalism that comes with working here. I take pride in being detail oriented and usually wind up staying in touch with my customer and clients long after they have completed their transactions. Many people have told me that they automatically fall into their comfort zone when we are together. Over the years I have developed many close friendships selling Real Estate on Staten Island. Staten Island has been my home for over 45 years. I have three wonderful grown children & four beautiful grandchildren.
I would like to thank all of my customers for all the fun and adventurous moments we have shared searching for homes. I am looking forward to helping you over and over. A special thank you to our home seller’s thank you for putting your trust in us throughout the years. Your home is your pride, joy & your lifetime investment. Listing your home with us is one of the highest compliments we can receive.
Why Work With Us
Why work with a Realtor with a CRS designation?
Better Credentials that is why. Why choose a specialist? Professors have the Ph.D. Physicians have the M.D. Realtors have the CRS. There are over one million REALTORS in business today. So if you want to find that one-in-a-million REALTOR, start with the over 37,000 who hold the Certified Residential Specialist Designation. CRS is the symbol of excellence in residential real estate. Our members have proven they have the experience, training and commitment to be among the best in their profession. The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Since 1977 the Council of Residential Specialists has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements. Currently, there are more than 38,000 active CRS designees.
I am a certified Residential Specialist:
You’ve heard it many times. “The purchase of a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.” In today’s market, selling a home is equally important—getting the most out of your investment. So whether buying or selling, you want a specialist—a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales.
There’s no coincidence when it comes to CRS success. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. That’s why only 3% of REALTORS® are Certified Residential Specialists. CRS agents are dedicated professionals. They work to ensure success for their home-buying and selling clients by tapping into their superior training, exceptional professional referral network, and timely and cutting edge industry resources.
Make the Right Choice…Choose Success, CRS agents made the right choice when deciding to become a Certified Residential Specialist. Now it’s your turn. Make your first home-buying or selling decision be to work with a member of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists.
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I am a Graduate of the Realtors Institute, GRI:
Value of a GRI Designation
The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it’s often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
- Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
- Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
Are recognized nationally.
- Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
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I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist
I Arlene Trunzo am Board Certified
Board Certified Real Estate Professionals (BCREPs) are endorsed by the Board for Excellence in Real Estate and meet high standards in ethics, education and client satisfaction. By actively seeking a BCREP, buyers and sellers can be assured that they are partnering with one of the most educated, experienced, ethical, and service-oriented agents in the business. I am Board certified.
I am proud to be an e-Pro
Why Use an e-Pro?
An e-PRO is a REALTOR who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the e-PRO course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate on-line: Web sites, email, on-line tools, and most of all, what today’s consumer really wants. e-PRO certification places one in the top 1% of all Realtors in the nation.
Should you use an e-PRO?
Yes — especially if you’re an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer, saving them time and expense. If you choose an e-PRO, it’s a safe bet you’ll get the kind of service you want — and need.
Accept no substitutes!
Some agencies give out their own “e-” certifications (such as “e-Certified”, “e Certified”, etc.), for marketing purposes, but they are NOT endorsed by the National Association of Realtors and are not as rigorous and demanding as the e-PRO training and certification requirements.
SFR, Certified. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. REALTORS® who have earned the SFR certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.
I am a Toastmaster and a member of Toastmasters International.
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Arlene’s Awards and Accolades
Member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Club from 2001 to 2007.
Education/Training: 1983 – Graduate of the S.I. Board of Realtors (Licensed Salesperson) 1985 – Obtained Real Estate Brokers license. 1993 – Received (GRI) designation Graduate of the realtors Institute. 1995 – Received (CRS) designation Certified Residential Specialist. 2005 – Received (SRES) the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation. 2008 Board Certified (BERE_ Board of Excellence in Real Estate. 2008 Received e-Pro Certification established by the National Board of Realtors.
Recipient of the following Real Estate industry awards: The President Circle Award. Multi-Million Dollar Award. Leading Edge 2001. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award 2002. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award 2003. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award 2004. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award 2005. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award 2006. Staten Island Board of Realtors Top Producer Award. Opened A.T. Real Estate Specialists 2007.
2000 – 2011 Toastmaster’s International Public Speaking Club/Business Leaders Toastmaster Club CTM, ATM Silver, Clavicle President of Public Relations, Past President of the Business Leaders Toastmasters Club and Sergeant at Arms .Web Master.
2011 – Current, New Day Toastmasters Club: Past President, Current VP of Public Relations, Webmaster. ACG, CL. Advanced Communicator Gold. Competent leader.