Jerry Waletzko's Resume for Buyers

REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS


I have an ever growing list of over 170 area references: A number of those folks have repeated the buying and selling process with me; 18 families have each done two transactions, five families have each done three transactions, three families have each done four transactions, four families have each done five transactions, and one has done eight transactions … so far!


I have also done business with three generations of two different families. I am especially proud of the fact that over my forty year in real estate service nine different families of former Realtors have called upon me to help them buy or sell property. I don’t think any other local Realtors can make a claim like that.


Yes, I have been around a while. However, and I paraphrase what Ronal Reagan said about Walter Mondale in a 1984 presidential debate… “I will not make age an issue in selling real estate. I am not going to exploit, in competing for buyers and sellers, my competitors youth and inexperience.”


 Also I have a running list of “Testimonials” from satisfied buyers and sellers. Along with my reference list it is available upon request.

          

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Dedication

I take my business seriously. A good example is the journal I keep that has logged my experiences in real estate over the last forty years. I call it  the “Home Evaluation Questionnaire: A running journal of over 1150 questions and 830 answers to help raise your comfort level in buying a home in Grand Forks or East Grand Forks.” I only keep one hard copy of that word document in my briefcase. I use it as continuously updated guide to help me focus on giving my buyer clients the best awareness of the home purchase process I can.


Education

Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI): A North Dakota Association of Realtors accredited basic training program.

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS): Advanced training designation earned by only about 5% of all Realtors in the country!

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR): Intensive course work in buyer representation with a designation that is earned by only about 3% of all Realtors in the country.

University of North Dakota:  B.A.  Education, 1972; B.S. Psychology, 1974; Subsequent college course work in Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Law, and Real Estate Finance.


Professional Affiliations

Grand Forks Board of Realtors:  Board of Realtors President, 1994-95, plus years of continuing service in four positions on the Board of Directors, two chairmanships and eight subcommittees.

North Dakota Association of Realtors (NDAR)

National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Personal Qualities

Seasoned experience: I earned my North Dakota real estate license on June 2, 1978. Over the years I have sold millions of dollars of real estate: Having negotiated hundreds of contracts I can do a lot to help my buyers get the home of their dreams.

Hometown Insights:  Grand Forks native who knows the territory as “Your Hometown Real Estate Agent Since 1978”.

Teacher:  Taught many real estate seminars to help consumers understand the buying and selling process.  (Prior to real estate I was a school teacher where I learned patience!) 

Practical Knowledge:  In my younger days I acquired several years of hands on home construction carpentry experience. This serves me well when understanding the bones of a home are a factor in helping buyers see homes with their eyes wide open. Jan, my wife, and I are home owners and small apartment investors.

Life Long Learning Commitment:  Usually at least 9-15 hours of on-going professional training every year for the last forty years.

Peer Recognition:  Honored by my peers as the local Grand Forks Realtor of the Year in 1995 for professional dedication. Also, I feel privileged to say that over the years I have worked for nine different families of former Realtors who have entrusted their real estate business to me – more than any other agent in GF I am pretty sure.


MY LIFE OUTSIDE OF REAL ESTATE


I enjoy spending time with my wife Jan, a retired second grade school teacher who runs the computer for our business and does a great job putting together the videos for my listings. 

We are antique buffs who enjoy preserving old things. We are hooked on fishing for walleyes, mostly at Cass Lake, MN, where I dream of retiring some day and becoming a fishing guide! We dig garden- ing and landscaping in our ½ acre yard in NW Grand Forks - I am up to nine different kinds of fruit as of June, 2018. 


I get a blast out of hunting pheasants with our Small Munsterlander, Fannie. I enjoy a good game of chess. For many years I have collected Mickey Mouse stuff, old marbles, and old fishing lures. For the last fifty plus years I have been dead serious about collecting comedy related material be it; joke books (hundreds), vinyl (I have over seven hundred-sixty comedy albums), CDs, DVDs, and even knickknacks. Heard a good joke lately?  Send it to jerry@grandforkshomes.net  and if we do some business together, I will pay for your closing related recording fees!

 

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU


I have a fulltime commitment to my real estate career.  My goal is to provide the best professional service to ensure the buyers I work for are thoroughly satisfied with the home buying process. I back up my commitment with my Satisfaction Guarantee or you can cancel our buyer agency agreement at any time!

 

When you are ready to buy, or even if you only have a question about real estate, please contact me directly at the easiest number in my hometown, (701)-746-4663 (dial SHO-HOME), Crary Real Estate office at 775-0013, Facebook at jerryatcrary, or jerry@grandforkshomes.net


I look forward to becoming Your Hometown Real Estate Agent! 


Sincerely,

Jerry Waletzko

701-746-4663

Crary Real Estate

4551 South Washington St. Suite G  

Grand Forks, ND 58201