There are a total of about 4,250 real estate agents active in Boca Raton. If you have had any dealings with real estate agents, you know it is most important to find the RIGHT ONE. In Boca Raton, the top 5% of buyer’s agents can generally save clients 2.43% more than the average real estate agent.
One successful agent, Patti Baker with Lang Realty, has been living and working in real estate in South Florida for 20 years. She does it all: Listing, Buying, Estate Properties, Foreclosures, Re-locations and more. Patti specializes in waterfront properties but “leaves it open-ended” to also include condos, homes and estates. Her many past client referrals take her everywhere in the area including Boca, Highland Beach, Delray, Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge, etc. She said her tag line is: “My Goal Is To Always Exceed My Clients’ Expectations.” Patti also described the extent to which she believes in the trust, integrity, respect and communication she gives to her clients. With some half-serious humor she said, “I stand out because I always answer my phone.” Patti’s referrals are so commendable that clients often don’t even fly to South Florida from other cities. They trust her to handle all the details for them. For example, when Patti takes a listing for the clients and property goes under contract, Patti arranges for the furniture to be donated to the Veterans, Hospice or other charity, and has the home cleaned and ready for the new buyer to take possession. The seller never has to come down to do all this. Patti handles the whole transaction for her clients. She has been entrusted to take care of all transactions from beginning to end of closing which substantiates how she is in the top 20 of 400+ agents at Lang Realty.
Patti’s background is solid including 12 years she proudly served in the United States Military. She was active duty for 8 years in the U.S. Air Force and 4 years in the Air National Guard. Her specialty was “Flight Medicine”, that is, she took care of the physicals required for pilots and air traffic controllers. The 4 years she was in the Air National Guard, she handled “Crypto”, or highly secret military information. In that capacity, she was sent to San Antonio, Texas, Plattsburg, NY, Panama City and 16 months overseas to Kunsan, Korea with missions to Egypt, Singapore, Thailand and Korea. “I loved the different cultures,”she said. Patti is proud of her 12 years of military service and with only 8 more, she could have retired. She explained that she was young, not into the retirement knowledge then and was driven to expand financially. Patti had often vacationed in Boca Raton and already knew once she left the military that her goal was to move to Boca and be involved in Real Estate there. Before long, Patti had built a rapport and had become greatly respected among Realtors in her Lang Realty Company and among other Realtors in the industry for her knowledge of the market, and for making transactions easy and stress free for all parties involved in the transaction.
“It’s all about the Client-Realtor Relationship,” Patti said. When a client is buying with Patti, she listens carefully to their wants and needs for finding the right property; she negotiates for lowest possible purchase price for her clients and ensures a smooth closing. When marketing/selling a client’s property Patti gets the highest price possible in the sale as a result of her preparing the home for sale and setting the price as well as her negotiation skills and proper marketing of the property. Patti does top notch marketing national and international pieces that include full page magazine advertising, Internet advertising on hundreds of sites, newspapers, and advertising to thousands of South Florida Realtors. She prides herself on getting the transaction done easily, smoothly, and “with no hiccups or stress despite all the details involved in dates, inspections, first and second deposits, etc.” “I keep my eye on the target,” Patti said, “with due dates, walk through, mortgages or cash transactions, title companies and closings.”
In business, Patti has earned numerous awards from Lang Realty. Once again in 2018 she was in the top 20 of 400+ Realtors at Lang Realty. Patti is a doer not a talker. When it comes to volunteering, qualifications, awards and commendations, Patti Baker could have a trophy room. She volunteers at charity events such as Hospice, Cancer organizations, and golf fundraisers. She is an active American Legionnaire, a lifetime active member of VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars), an active Elks Club member and an active LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Amateur Golfer.
One of her recent favorite stories involved a past client that wanted to purchase a vacation home in Key West. She wanted Patti to oversee everything for them. Patti researched all available properties, took a quick road trip to the area two weeks prior to meeting her clients and previewed some of the homes, conditions and locations. Then that weekend, Patti showed them roughly 40 properties in two days. She had to schedule showings one after the other which took an insurmountable amount of preparation and coordination with other realtors in that location. Patti said, “I told my clients to wear tennis shoes…and we just kept moving.” In two days she completed a contract for $2,000,000 and successfully closed.
If you’re considering selling or buying property, contact Patti Baker for a Free Consultation to discuss how together you can achieve your Real Estate goals. If you’re looking to hire a very successful Realtor with knowledge in and about the market place, Patti will get your property SOLD. If you’re looking to BUY a new property, Patti is a full time Realtor, 24/7. She is a Realtor who listens, works hard and loves to have satisfied clients.