Stacy Lyons

Phone
(405) 361-1006

Ronck Realty Inc.

1831 S. Morgan Road Oklahoma City OK, 73128

It's all about results.

My clients never have to ask the question, "What have you done for me lately?" That's because they see results - every day. Living all over the world and making lasting friendships is just one of the many things that I appreciate. I am very proud to be an Oklahoman. I feel that Oklahoma's heart and soul are the people, I work with and help every day. Living in the Yukon/Mustang area for thirty- three years and raising three daughters has given me an even better understanding of the importance of having a place to call your own. When you are moving, you need someone to help you find a house, as well as help you to feel at home. Call me, no one knows better than me the importance of having a place to call home. Let's get together to talk about your home buying and/or selling plans. Call me on my cell phone (405) 361-1006 or send me an e-mail at StacyLyons@StacyLLyons.com. We will set up a time to meet that is easy and convenient for you.

I look forward to working with you!

ABR, AHWD, CHMS, E-Pro, GRI, SFR, SRS

What is an ABR? Accredited Buyer's Representative

Will I pay more to be represented as a buyer?

In the vast majority of cases, the answer is no. When a house is listed for sale, the seller’s contract spells out the commission rate that will be awarded to a buyer’s representative. This is known up front and typically covers all, or at least most, of your representative’s compensation. If it doesn’t, the choice is yours. You can scratch this house off your list, or decide to view it, knowing that any remaining compensation will need to be addressed. But even if the seller’s listing contract doesn’t entirely cover your buyer’s representative’s compensation, and you must pay the difference, it’s quite possible that these relatively small differences will be more than offset by other purchasing terms negotiated with the seller

Can I avoid real estate commissions altogether and buy directly from a seller?

Yes, this is an option that some buyers explore. However, it’s important to understand that nothing is truly free and this approach still carries a price. Unrepresented sellers (for-sale-by-owner properties) frequently lack adequate information about how to price their home, or attempt to inflate the price in lieu of paying a real estate commission. As an unrepresented buyer, it will be much harder for you to know if you’re overpaying. Real estate professionals have developed keen pricing insights that go well beyond simply evaluating data through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). And if you are overpaying, it will create further complications in securing financing. 

For these, and many other reasons, a high majority of consumer-to-consumer housing transactions never reach closing. Real estate professionals play a valuable role in keeping your home-purchase on track, starting with selecting and touring properties and continuing through negotiations, inspections, financing and closing. This is especially true in today’s market, where alternative buying opportunities, including short sales, have added even more complexity to some real estate transactions.

Buying a home?

Buying a home may be the largest and most complex financial transaction you ever undertake. If you're ready to buy a home, wouldn't you prefer to work with the most qualified real estate professional you can find?

As an Accredited Buyer's Representative, I have gone through additional training, have proven experience representing buyers and that extra edge you have been looking for. I am your ABR®.

What makes an ABR® the right choice for you?

The ABR® designation is only awarded to licensed real estate professionals who complete specialized training that gives them the edge in understanding a buyer's perspective and protecting and promoting their buyer-clients' interests. Before earning the ABR® designation, buyer's reps must also demonstrate proven experience in representing buyers. Further, they are committed to maintaining their professional edge by staying current on the latest issues and trends in buyer representation.

In addition to knowing the dynamics of the local market, REALTORS® with the ABR® designation understand the special needs of buyers. They have additional knowledge and experience that takes them a step beyond an agent who only concentrates on listing property for sellers. An ABR® can provide you with valued assistance throughout the transaction and help you make informed decisions that will lead to a successful home purchase.

As an ABR®, I can help you:

  • Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties
  • Assist you in determining how much you can afford (pre-qualify your mortgage)
  • Preview and/or accompany you in viewing properties
  • Advise you in formulating your offer
  • Help you develop your negotiating strategy
  • Provide a list of qualified vendors (inspectors, attorneys, lenders, etc.) for other services you may need
  • Keep track of every detail throughout the transaction — to closing and beyond

Not all buyers' representatives are equal. Only a buyer's rep who has earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation has made the extra effort to raise the bar, with additional training and experience. If you work with an ABR®, you can feel confident that you'll receive the highest level of buyer-representation services.

The ABR® designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). 

Count on your Accredited Buyer's Representative(ABR) to provide the highest level of buyer-representation service.  

What does AHWD stand for? At Home with Diversity®

Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity® course has been equipping REALTORS® with the tools they need to expand home ownership opportunities for the growing number of diverse buyers and sellers. This 7 to 8 hour course addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences and presents how to conduct business in culturally competent ways. Real estate professionals who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and who wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and expand opportunities.

Why work with a AHWD Realtor?

  • Assess and understand attributes of diversity in local markets and their impact on the real estate industry.
  • Builds a business plan and selling strategy to successfully serve all clients
  • Earn the confidence of potential buyers and sellers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status, or national origin

CHMS - What is Certified Home Marketing Specialist?

A Certified Home Marketing Specialist incorporates strategic pricing and staging concepts to create an increased level of real estate services. Being a certified home marketing specialist means our mission is to provide superior real estate marketing tools for use with home sellers and buyers. Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS),  help real estate professionals manage staging as an element of total positioning in the market. We are committed to exploring innovative options to increase the effectiveness of the tools for our customers.

As a Certified Home Marketing Specialist I have had in-depth training [from the author of Dress Your House for Success which has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, in the New York Times, just to name a few] on proven staging principles and techniques that have resulted in increased selling prices and reduced market time. While your house is unique, my staging and pricing skills will work in any market to position your house against the competition.

What does it mean to a buyer?

Working with a Certified Home Marketing Specialist helps buyers identify their needs,shows buyers a proactive approach to home buying, helps define buyers lifestyle needs.   Certified Home Marketing Specialist know the most important characteristics buyers are looking for when buying a home.

What does it mean to a seller?

“Most Realtors will show you a “Comparative Market Analysis,” I am not here to compare your home with any other property, I am here to help you compete with other properties on the market for the available pool of buyers for this price.”

  • Buyers buy in three stages. First, they decide, “We want 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, in a certain neighborhood and within a certain price range.”
  • Next, they start looking at properties that fit their basic criteria.
  • Which means that when they arrive at your front door, the house already meets their basic criteria. 78% of what they are looking for is defined ahead of time… and they most always define “house.”
  • The third stage, purchasing, is generally based on an emotional connection. Sometimes it happens quickly, like “love at first sight” and sometimes it’s a methodical building of the connection. But it is usually there, whether buyers recognize it or not.
  • This is where staging comes in… helping buyers connect emotionally faster… and we do it by building a series of positive impressions.
  • A house, unlike other products for sale, has the opportunity to make multiple impressions.
  • As a seller you want a Realtor with a competitive edge over the competition. Get your home price right and dress to sell.

What is an e-PRO - and why should you use one?

When you're on the Internet,you don't have time to waste on endless searches for useful real estate information. You want to get things done quickly and without hassle.  So chances are you'd like a real estate agent who:

  • Answers e-mail promptly and professionally
  • Respects your on-line privacy.
  • Offers home listings and other Internet tools to help you find or market a home.

Enter the e-PRO.

An e-PRO is a Realtor who has successfully completed the e-PRO training program for real estate professionals. The e-PRO Real Estate Professional meets the needs and expectations of the connected consumer. The e-PRO professional is specifically designed to keep their clients at the top of internet marketing.   A Realtor with the e-PRO designation not only has a internet marketing plan, but keeps updating their internet skills and technology. 

What does it all mean to you the client?

There are several benefits of working with a certified Internet professional.

More Privacy

Are you reluctant to give out contact information through the Web for fear of being pestered or spammed?  e-pros understand.  They're learned the Web isn't just a place to do business;you need information from someone you trust.

That's why e-PRO respect your privacy.  They respond quickly to your questions, but don't send you unwanted communication.  And they protect your personal information.

Less hassle

Tired of struggling to find information?  e-PROs are more likely to have access to the latest Internet utilities, making your life easier. These tools may include:

  • On-line home tours
  • Instant access to comprehensive neighborhood date
  • Extensive property listings
  • Immediate e-mail notification of just-listed homes meeting your criteria
  • Referral networks and on-line forums,where e-PROs can quickly find information--even potential buyers--from e-pros
  • Newsletters on current real estate conditions in your area
  • Electronic faxes sent to you by e-mail
  • Advanced software,PDAs,and laptops to find you answers on the spot.
  • Less expense

An e-pro access to advanced technology can save you considerable expense.  You have more tools to find or market your home, so you're likely to get a better price.  With on-line home tours, you reduce in-person showings--and the cost involved.  And by using e-mail, you save money on long-distance calls and fax charges.

Relocating? An e-PRO is ideal for you.  With the tools to do your research electronically,you can make a decision on a home the first day you're in town--or without traveling at all.  You and your family save on travel costs.  And after you're decided to buy,monitoring the sale by e-mail saves you even more.

The e-pro is the most powerful technology certification program available to REALTORS today. e-PRO is the only technology certification program recognized by NAR. (National Association of Realtors)

GRI - Graduate REALTOR Institute

The REALTOR Institute is a national professional designation program consisting of more than 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering a variety of subjects including: contract law, professional standards, marketing,negotiation skills, finance, technology and risk management.  In addition, students learn the fundamentals of brokerage management, investments and other areas of real estate specialization.

Successful completion of all six modules leads to the "Graduate REALTOR Institute"(GRI) designation for members of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS.  The program is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers.  The Oklahoma Realtor Institute faculty is comprised of leading real estate professionals from across Oklahoma and the nation bringing the highest quality and most up-to-date information.

The GRI designation sets apart the individuals who attained it from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that the individual has obtained a specialized educational foundation on which to base the services they provide. Currently, only about eight percent of Oklahoma REALTORS have reached this professional distinction.

SFR - Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource

Short Sales and Foreclosures — The New “Traditional” Transaction For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market—they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term. 

Don’t Go It Alone — Choose SFR Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification gives you a framework for understanding how to:

  1. Direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals.
  2. Qualify sellers for short sales.
  3. Develop a short-sale package. 
  4. Negotiate with lender.
  5. Help buyers with purchase of Short Sales.
  6. Help sellers with the process of short sale.
  7. Limit risk 
  8. Protect buyers

SRS - Seller Representative Specialist

Eight Reasons to list with SRS.

  1. SRS designees are members of an elite group of trained seller client advocates that know the importance of their client's specific needs by using Seller Counseling Sessions to insure all needs are addressed.
  2. SRS designees concentrate their efforts on the seller client's ultimate goals to insure the client is at the center of the sale.
  3. SRS designees is extensively trained in a wide variety of manual and electronic marketing methods to uniquely promote your property to the widest range prospective purchasers.
  4. SRS designees understand that negotiation skills are critical to a successful transaction and are trained to position their client to receive the best possible outcome during negotiations of the sale.
  5. SRS designees adhere to the highest level of professional ethics and business practices in delivering 'Client Level' services with integrity.
  6. SRS designees are uniquely qualified to exceed the expectations of their clients yielding trust.
  7. SRS designees know the importance of staging your property for best results.  Staging is a critical component, along with accurate pricing, to attain desired results within a timely manner.
  8. SRS designees have an advanced level of understanding on how to collaborate with a variety of cooperating agents of all skill levels in the marketplace to insure that the 'best ' buyer has an opportunity to purchase your property.