While the real estate market in and around Fort Worth, Texas has been anything but predictable over recent years, Mira Vista Realtors, owned and operated by Carol Van Hook, has experienced consistent growth. In this article, Van Hook explains her unique secret to success. For over 40 years, the name “Carol Van Hook” has been synonymous with success in the Fort Worth real estate circles. However, this notoriety did not come easy. Believing that becoming a Realtor would allow her a better work-life balance, Van Hook first began her career in real estate after 3 years of teaching.
“My first broker was perfect and taught me so much. Even though real estate is commission sales, I approached that first job as a salaried position,” Van Hook recalls, “I went to the office from 8:30am to 3:00pm five days per week. I would pick up my children from school and I would meet with clients in the evening after my husband returned from his work.”
From those humble beginnings, Van Hook has gone on to become one of Fort Worth’s leading agents with a string of awards and accolades to show for it. Some of these honors include the President’s Circle Award for 15 years as a recognized top producer. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Fort Worth Board of Realtors (GFWAR) from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2003. Carol Van Hook was named Greater Fort Worth Realtor® of the Year in 2005; elected as Vice-President of the Greater Fort Worth Board of Realtors (GFWAR) in 2012, and is currently serving as the 2014 President of the Greater Fort Worth Board of Realtors.
When asked what is the secret to her success in such a competitive industry, Van Hook was very to-the-point with her answer, “The most overlooked secret is service. You must offer your knowledge and expertise to ensure the clients get the results they’re looking for.”
Specifically, Mira Vista Realtors has a special little something they offer their clients that is unique to their market. “We have a Resource List that we offer to both buyers and sellers which provides all the services needed when getting a home ready for the market…or for remodeling a home after purchase,” Van Hook explains. “This list is provided for free and we receive no money or favors from the people on our list. The only way a service provider gets on the list is by providing exceptional work for us or one of our buyers at a fair price. The recommendation is key.”
With this vetted and valuable list in hand, Mira Vista’s buyers and sellers can ensure they will be able to best position themselves for a pleasurable, profitable and, ultimately successful transaction.
Anyone wishing to learn more about Carol Van Hook or Mira Vista Realtors is encouraged to visit: http://www.miravistarealtors.com or call (817) 294-6634.