At Realty One, we’re proud of everyone who works with our team. Sometimes, some of our agents get special recognition that we think deserves a little extra attention. In the March issue of Forsyth Woman magazine, the women of Southern Signature Properties were featured as the cover story. They shared “The Top 10 Reasons We Love Our Jobs.” You can learn more about these women and the partnership they’ve built with each other and with Realty One in this month’s blog.
Innovative ideas, a respect for tradition, a passion for southern culture and a true love of the Triad — that’s what you get when you work with the women of Southern Signature Properties. Renea Burgess, Jenny Edwards and Alison Vannoy teamed up in 2016 to start their own company to bring a client-based approach to the real estate market. Today the three entrepreneurial minded women are bringing an enthusiasm to the local real estate market that is having a positive impact on buyers, sellers and the market overall.
The Story of the Pineapple
The pineapple that forms the backbone of the logo and branding of Southern Signature Properties is more than just a pretty image. It symbolizes the proud southern heritage and strong sense of hospitality these three women make a priority in their business. Alison proudly tells the story of the pineapple to explain their choice of a symbol.
“Back in Colonial days, pineapples were considered a delicacy. Most of the fruit would rot on voyages back from the Caribbean. People would pay a pretty penny for a fresh pineapple, and when they set it out on the dinner table for guests it was a sign of hospitality and going the extra mile,” Alison says. “That’s exactly what our own goals are, to go the extra mile to make sure our clients get the best service and a seamless experience.”
Putting People First
Renea is from Lewisville, Alison is from Davidson County, and Jenny, the only one of the three not born around Winston-Salem, has made this area her home for more than 30 years. All three have an inherent southern hospitality about them that makes being a client-focused group almost second nature.
“We all have the same approach to real estate,” Jenny says. “We aren’t numbers driven, we’re people driven. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases a person will make in their life, and we want to be there with them every step of the way, to make sure they’re comfortable and they’re getting exactly what they want.”
Teaming up together to form Southern Signature Properties gives Renea, Alison and Jenny an advantage that they pass along to their clients. “We all have each other’s backs, and balance each other out,” Alison says. What that means for clients is they get the benefit of working with a realtor who is also part of a team. It provides added flexibility in scheduling, a wider network to draw from and more resources available to meet each client’s needs.
Those benefits of being part of a larger team of realtors are what led Southern Signature Properties to join up with Realty One in January 2017. “We had a chance to meet with Eric Munger, and really appreciated his way of doing business. His values and goals aligned with ours, of putting people first,” Alison says. “Eric and Realty One have stood by us and supported us, and have played an instrumental role in our company’s growth.”
A True Love of Homes
Helping people find their perfect home is the focus of Sourthen Signature Properties. For Alison, Jenny and Renea, that part is easy because they all love houses. No matter what size, what neighborhood or what shape the house is in, the team at Southern Signature Properties will see the beauty in the home and use their talents to match it up with the right owner.
“The best part of my job is matching a person to their perfect home, and for each client that’s different,” Alison says. “One family might be looking to be near a certain school, one person might like living by a bicycle route, and one person might be looking to downsize and live in the hustle and bustle of downtown. As REALTORs with years of experience living and working in the Triad region, we can help our clients find the perfect home for them.”
That passion for home match-making is a large part of what makes Southern Signature Properties and Realty One successful. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, contact us today for help getting the home of your dreams.