What all those ‘letters’ after my name mean, & why they're important to you.Letters after my name indicate a high level of education, professionalism, and commitment.
MB stands for Managing Broker. Requirements for earning this designation include at least 3 years of experience as a real estate sales person and broker, 90 additional hours of approved real estate course work, and passing an examination. With 35 years of experience and two advanced degrees, I have met or exceeded all of those requirements. Brokers without the Managing Broker designation need no real estate experience, only 120 hours of approved real estate course work (which can be taken over the internet), and they have to pass a test. This is less than what is required for your local barber!
JD stands for Juris Doctorate. It means that in addition to my 4-year college degree, I have a Juris Doctorate degree (from Vanderbilt School of Law). I am also licensed in Washington as an attorney. To you, this means I have a thorough understanding of legal documents and will be able to help you navigate the legal terminology and to explain the meaning of each document.
IMS, stands for Internet Marketing Specialist, a recognized designation that I have been trained to utilize emerging technologies to better accomplish your goals.
SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, means that I have successfully completed the course material, and examination, created by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council to address the needs and options available to those of us age 55 and above.
Relocation Specialist designation means that I'm trained to assist clients successfully evaluate, purchase their homes & settle into their new communities.
Who is Jeff Larkin? My business is service!A full-time Realtor® & Attorney at Law with more than 15 years in the business, who chose this profession because it's about people and relationships; and chose this Windermere office because it provides complete, professional services throughout King, Snohomish and Island Counties.
The Pacific Northwest is My Home . . .I've chosen the Puget Sound area as my home because I love it!In addition to representing my clients effectively and timely, I enjoy cooking, dining, family and the forest.
Why Jeff Larkin? My clients will say..."Jeff's services are outstanding on all fronts - he is a fantastic listener, very knowledgeable about the market and, in the end, a great negotiator."
"He took the time to learn and understand what our needs and wants were, and then devoted himself to finding properties that matched."
"We found that we could count on Jeff to be positive, reasonable, and to do what he said he would do in a timely manner."
"Jeff's in-depth knowledge of this Region's Real Estate Market, and his accommodating personal attitude proved vital in reducing my own personal angst during this highly stressful time."
"Jeff's approach is to be available to answer our questions, but not intrusive in our discussions of each property."
"Jeff's personal and professional integrity is above reproach."
"This long process was made so much easier with Jeff!"
"We are more than satisfied, we are delighted."