TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN ALABAMA SAMANTHA WALKER
The first thing that becomes crystal clear when speaking with Samantha Walker, Top Agent with Capstone Realty in Huntsville, is her friendly and down-to-earth personality. Born and raised in North Alabama, Samantha’s sparkling eyes are matched by a sparkling and inviting demeanor. What’s noticeably absent however, is any sign of an ego, even though Samantha is one of the most successful REALTORS® in the entire state.
In 2014, the mother of 2 listed nearly 100 homes for sale, in just her second year as a full time REALTOR®. But to hear Samantha tell it, there is no big secret to her success. She’s merely driven to treat people the way she would want to be treated.
“My clients never go a week without hearing from me. I contact them by phone, email, or text message-however they prefer to be contacted. My name in this business is everything to me, so I do whatever I need to do to make sure no one is ever neglected, whether they are buying a $70,000 home, or selling a $350,000 home. I treat everyone the same. I use professional photographs, I personally list all of my homes online, I refresh and maintain all listing information, and I spend a lot of money advertising my clients’ homes. My clients will always hear from me directly, not an assistant. I’m incredibly hands-on,” she says.
While being that personally attentive to so many clients would likely overwhelm others; for Samantha, consistent contact with clients doesn’t feel like work. On the contrary, the former budget analyst/contractor for Missile Defense says that it was her love of working with people that drove her into real estate after years of dreaming about trying her hand at selling homes.
The transition was successful from the start. Samantha sold her first home within 2 weeks of launching her real estate career. She went on to sell 54 homes in her first year. By her second full year, she’d become the #1 listing agent and ranked #1 in transactions for her office in Alabama. That earned her both the Platinum Level Award, and the Iron Agent of Real Estate Award for superior performance in Gross Commission, Sales Transactions, Listings and Sponsorship. Indeed top real estate agent in Alabama Samantha Walker is now ranked in the Top 100 for transactions in North America-out of thousands of REALTORS® across the nation.
Make no mistake, it hasn’t been dumb luck that has driven Samantha to the top. On the contrary, it’s been the result of hard work and determination, coupled with compassion for others. “When I first started, I spent 6 hours a day making calls. I showed up every day and thought hard about what was going to separate me from others. I would set goals for myself such as ‘I’m not going to stop calling until I have 3 appointments set up,’” she recalls.
Samantha’s passion for extending a hand to others has paid off in countless ways. Though she admits to working long hours and late hours, she does it because she loves it. “I work a lot because I choose to, not necessarily because I have to. If people are in need, I will do what I have to do. I trust my judgement and I do what I think God leads me to do for others.”
Her efforts do not go unnoticed by her clients. With more than 70 favorable reviews on Zillow.com, her clients are happy to share their gratitude for Samantha’s hard work. A seller from Madison writes, “What else can I say except that Samantha sold my house when no one else could? From the beginning, my property was listed in detail with numerous pictures on several web sites frequented by prospective homebuyers, and I was kept up-to-date as to the viewing statistics of those sites. We had an open house early on and the house was shown more in the first couple of weeks than it had the whole time it was listed with a previous realtor. Samantha always returned calls and emails, answering each and every question. I really think Samantha thrives on challenge – she doesn’t give up.”
Similarly a buyer in Chase, AL raves about her experience with Samantha. “She was always there when I needed her. When I called her, she either answered my calls or promptly returned them. I had unlimited access to her throughout the entire process. She entertained my questions and concerns well after normal business hours. Every question I had about the deal, she had the answer. She kept me informed on everything throughout the entire process. She gave me adequate information on the people we would be working with throughout the process and during the closing of the deal as well. She gave me their names and information and encouraged me to research them to make sure I would be comfortable using them. If I did not want to use them, she encouraged me to find someone else. She is very professional and helpful in every way. She went above and beyond for me throughout the entire process. She made sure that everything went through according to the timeline she provided to me. I couldn’t ask for anything more from her. We are already working on another deal.”
For a REALTOR® at the top of the Alabama Real Estate market so early in her career, it’s clear that the sky is the limit for the bright eyed Samantha. “I was clearly meant to do this, and I plan to continue providing hands-on service, and working with buyers and sellers for a long time, because I just love being able to help. I truly enjoy what I do.”