|Real Estate Agent
|location_on Palmer, AK — Valley Views Realty
|web Beth Fread's (bethfread) Blog
I love looking at homes, walking land and relishing life in the Matanuska Susitna Borough, Alaska. The only hurry I'm in is based upon your time table. If you need something tomorrow, I'll gladly help you find it. If it's next year, we can work on that together as well. Some of my lower-48, and other Alaskan city, clients are planning their retirements out here, and they want to know the market well in advance of their arrival. They have "shopping carts" full of property they've found through my automated e-mail services. By the time they arrive, they have a "prime", secondary and a follow-up set of properties they want to see. By the time they're ready, they know their market better than any Realtor! Here's my story ...
In 2001, after my husband and I had spent 20 years in other Alaskan Communities, we settled in the Greater Palmer Area. In 2005, my husband looked at the phenomal growth that was occurring in the area, turned to me and said, "We should get our Real Estate licenses. You know more about Real Estate than most of the sales people we've talked to, and you need to stop commuting to Anchorage." I agreed to try Real Estate as a profession, rather than just a "family business".
Bill thought I knew a lot about Real Estate because I am a member of the 3rd of 5 generations to work in the industry. My maternal grandfather was a builder and the paternal one was an investor. My mother, father, and an aunt were brokers and one uncle (that I know of) was/ is a "retired" Real Estate attorney. I have at least two cousins who are Realtors, and some of my 2nd cousins are "in the business". My brother is a mason (the brick and mortar kind). I can honestly say, "it's in the blood". Bill also thought this because around our dinner tables, real estate is a primary topic of conversation ~ we tend to avoid politics, especially now-a-days.
The Matanuska Susitna Borough (not a county in sight), is so large that much of it is not road-accessible. But that doesn't stop my husband and I from jumping in our car, truck or on the motorcycle, to travel its furthest accessible reaches. I love this area so much, and my clients all seem to enjoy different parts of it. So, it's not unusual for me to put 500 miles on my car a week during the summer, and that's just showing property (land, homes and multi-family)!
We have six major identifiable communities in the MSB, and several minor ones. I tend to concentrate my efforts in the Palmer to the Houston/Big Lake areas. If you want Eureka, Willow, Talkeetna or more remote, we'll get you there and back ... and if you're listing, it will go worldwide!
I'm looking forward to working with you! bethf ;-)
Senior Citizen Real Estate Specialist
Graduate Realtor Institute
My clients are generally looking for "2nd" or vacation homes, and/ or land to build homes upon. Some want multi-family or land for investment purposes & 1st Time Buyer's are full of excitement.