Andi Martin

    Andi Martin

    CalDRE #01979519

    Business Philosophy

    Andi was a Bikram and Yin yoga teacher for 8 years before deciding to enter the world of real estate. She chose to become a real estate agent due to her experience flipping her own home, and desire to diversify from yoga teaching. Coming from a strong sales background, she recognizes the importance of listening to her clients and working hard to ensure a smooth and easy transaction.

    In 2013, after a renter trashed her home in Los Osos, Andi took 6 months and flipped her own house. She project managed 2 complete bathroom remodels, a full kitchen remodel, re-landscaping, full re-roof and various other improvements around the house. Every room needed a lot of work. She did much of the painting and landscape work herself and found she really enjoyed it.

    When it came time to sell her home in Los Osos, Andi hired a non-Coldwell Banker agent to sell her home, but felt pushed by the agent to do things which were not in her best interests.

    "While selling my home, my agent pushed me to set a much lower asking price than I wanted. She encouraged me to accept "low-ball" offers, when I knew my home was worth much more than the offering price. The agent pressured me for a month to take offers I didn't like until finally I got a good offer for what I felt the home was worth. Having had that bad experience, I will *never* do that to my clients. Your home is your investment, and I respect you and your investment and want to see you happy. I work for you, not the other way around."

    When purchasing her new home in Sunnyvale, Andi was interested in a particular home with a cute but small garden. She asked the listing agent (again, not a Coldwell Banker agent) to please inquire with the sellers how much sun the back yard got in the afternoons during summer, so she could gauge how well tomato plants would grow there. The listing agent in Sunnyvale's response to her was, "The sun rises in the east." This was an agent who had been in business for 30 years.

    Andi says, "The agent's flippant response and disregard for me as a buyer made me feel that if this person had been successful, then surely my philosophy of respect for other fellow human beings, and concern for my client's needs would be well received."

    Andi's business model is based on respect, transparency, hard work, and customer service. Contact her today and see how she can make your transaction a positive, easy experience!

    Education

    Andi attended DeAnza College's real estate program in spring of 2015 and was privileged to study with three expert teachers who excel in the real estate field:

    -- Real Estate Principals with Mia Park, the VP of Intero Real Estate in Los Altos.

    --Real Estate Practices with Russell Morris of Coldwell Banker in Los Gatos. Russell has been in business for 43 years, and has been a top producing agent for most of his career.

    --Real Estate Finance with Daniel Casas, a partner at Casas, Riley, and Simonian LLP in Campbell. Mr. Casas has been a real estate attorney since 1984 and is a well respected and successful litigator.

    After successfully passing her CA Bureau of Real Estate Realtor test on the first try, Andi went on to complete Coldwell Banker's Fast Start program, meant to give Coldwell Banker realtors an edge in the market.

    To further her education, Andi took a mentorship with Jeannie Apostole-Holden, who has been a highly successful real estate agent since 1983, and is a top 1% producer. Jeannie's commitment to ethics and caring for her clients inspired Andi again and she has modeled much of her business practice on Jeannie's highly successful one. Having completed her mentorship as of March 2017, Andi is highly qualified to assist her clients with all their real estate needs.

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