Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma March 2020 - Page 14

Engel & Volkers: Putting the ‘Real’ in Real Estate BY TOM FINK | PHOTOS PROVIDED E ngel & Volkers Real Estate wants to help Edmond follow their dream … home. With a refined brand and innovative team of real estate professionals, Engel & Volkers not only serves to help buy and sell homes, but also to help their clients discover the fullness of life found in their next move — whether that move be a first home, dream home, or something more. Just ask Sherry Stetson. “We’re a real estate firm — a global real estate firm, which is a franchise, so it has over 380 locations globally,” said Stetson, licensed partner/owner, Engel & Volkers Real Estate. “Our newest branch is in Edmond, almost ready to be opened, and on the corner of Broadway and 1st Street. Our construction ran a bit behind, but we’re hoping to be moved in by March 1. 14 March 2020 | The Business Times We’re almost there.” Engel & Volkers is a full-service real estate firm, with 28 advisors (realtors) in both (Oklahoma City and Edmond) locations. “By ‘full-service,’ this means we have put in place standards for premium service, in that we go above and beyond, knowing our markets, but also knowing our contracts to protect our buyers and sellers,” she said. “Real estate is such a big purchase. We kind of go it about it where the advisors are specialized in continuous education, service beyond themselves, and that’s our goal — that’s Engel & Volkers standard — servicing people starts at the top.” Stetson, who founded the Sherry Stetson Group in 2002, has a passion for service and brings a special expertise in contracts and negotiations with a background in corporate contracts and HR. She also possesses an extensive knowledge of the Oklahoma City and metro areas, including Edmond, Piedmont, Yukon, Choctaw, Guthrie, Mustang and Moore. Although operating out of the Edmond location, Engel & Volkers realtors are mobile, focusing on Edmond, Guthrie, Jones, and the outer Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City metro area, drawing Stetson’s extensive knowledge and experience. “You have to know your area, you have to know your neighborhoods, to see them for yourself, so that when you get that call from the client, you have the knowledge to understand what areas or neighborhoods would best suit them,” she said. “This is definitely not just a job at which you show homes.”