The Harrison Group has launched a new division, the DFW Foreclosure Group, designed to help homeowners facing foreclosure hardship in the Dallas real estate market.
Mary Beth Harrison, a Dallas real estate specialist who founded The Harrison Group in 1995, has developed a marketing strategy and website that is focused on assisting distressed homeowners with finding information and investigating options to avoid the foreclosure process. Harrison is an expert in short sales, a real estate transaction option that banks will consider instead of foreclosure with specific guidelines, DFW Foreclosure Groupis determined to provide essential knowledge to homeowners in Dallas, TX facing this unfortunate circumstance.
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Visitors to www.DFWForeclosureGroup.com will find information regarding the process of foreclosure, the effects of foreclosure on a homeowner, and ways to prevent the foreclosure process from continuing. The website features easy-to-understand informational tools such as frequently asked questions, a glossary of terms and free reports, as well as resources that allow the homeowner to get their questions addressed in a confidential manner. In addition, the website offers the homeowner information regarding short sales, often a viable solution to foreclosure that can save a distressed homeowner from the damaging effects that foreclosure has on their credit.
“It is important in today’s economic conditions for homeowners to know that they have options other than the foreclosure route,” says Harrison. “Statistics show that 50% of homeowners facing this stressful situation often ignore the issue and that doesn’t have to be. There are options such as a short sale, especially if the homeowner works with an experienced REALTOR® who can assist in showing the lender the hardship situation and other real estate documentation.”
Harrison’s new website provides visitors with a description of how the short sale process works, how it compares to a foreclosure, and how a homeowner may be able to qualify for a short sale.
For more information about foreclosures and short sales in Dallas, please visit the website at www.DFWForeclosureGroup.com or call 214-365-6500 or email Info@DFWForeclosureGroup.com.
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The DFW Foreclosure Group has created a website to help distressed homeowners. For more information, visit www.dfwforeclosuregroup.com. Contact Mary Beth Harrison at 214-365-6500.
Harrison’s Sales Healthy at Keller Williams Mary Beth Harrison has entered the Real Estate profession following a very successful career in health and fitness. Her momentum is constant and is one reason she was the Rookie of the Year and achieved the top plateau in real estate sales her first year. She has been first in the number of units sold in the Park Cities office since 1991 and continues to achieve top company-wide ranking. Before beginning her Real Estate Career, Harrison had the vision to channel her knowledge of familiar dance movements into exercise and physical fitness programs which resulted in the creation of her own aerobics business which she pursued until 1985. At this time, she was invited by an internationally known, locally owned hotel group to formulate a program for their spa and resort which was opening in Dallas and served as operations director for the famous spa. Following success with this endeavor, she then took the step she had been considering for more than 20 years - she began her career in real estate. Talking to buyers and sellers who call into the Park Cities office is something she genuinely enjoys. She fondly recalls her first sale that came from such telephone contact. The president of an international telecommunications company called in seeking a property to buy for his daughter. Sensing from their conversation the man would not like the specific property he inquired about, she made appointments for him to see five other homes. He selected one of the five and bought it the same day. Her ability to listen to what a client wants and turn it into the home of their dreams is a large part of her success.
Mary Beth Harrison
“Real estate is a ripple effect,” she says. “One positive action causes another positive action. And, it’s a people business. If you work well with people, have a positive attitude and make the buying process fun, they will tell their friends who then contacts you.” Continually staying on top of the market, Harrison previews homes in area residential neighborhoods. She also searches for buyers to purchase properties in her listing inventory, which gives her an opportunity to view both sides of the market. “I make it my business to know the inventory and stay abreast of legal and financial issues affecting real estate in order to provide full service to both buyers and sellers,” Harrison says. “I feel being a Dallas native gives me an extra edge, too. I know the territory-all the way to the suburbs.” Last month Harrison closed transactions in Preston Hollow, the Park Cities North Dallas and Plano. This busy, energetic sales associate continues to keep up her fitness regime. She credits it with being able to keep up the pace that has propelled her into the top sales echelon of Dallas Realtors.
Reprinted from the Dallas Morning News
The Greater Dallas Association of Realtors named Mary Beth Harrison of EbbyHalliday Realtors the recipient of the 1998 Lois Hair Bernays Award (Outstanding Salesperson of the Year) during an installation luncheon on January 15 at the Westin Park Central Hotel
“While maintaining a multi-million-dollar production level year after year, Mary Beth Harrison has also given a great deal of time to the GDAR, Texas Association of Realtors legislative and lobbying efforts and civic organizations,” says Peggy Hill, the 1997 award recipient and the 1998 award presenter.
“She’s a person who is an inspiration to colleagues and customers alike.”
“Mary Beth has been an active member in several areas of the GDAR, especially government affairs. In 1998, she served as TREPAC chairwoman and helped raise more than $105,000. This year she will co-chair the Breakfast Caucus Committee on behalf of the GDAR Political Action Committee.”
Ms. Harrison also demonstrates commitment to her community, says Ms. Hill. She currently serves as Corporate Sponsor Chairperson for VNA Meals on Wheels Walkabout.
She is also a member of the DISD Mentor Program, is involved in the Child Protective Services Adopt-a-Case worker program, worked with the American Cancer Society and participated in the Lake Highlands PTA and has volunteered for the Dallas Area Food Bank.
Having enjoyed a level of success, she feels it is her responsibility to give back to both her community at large and the real estate community, says Ms. Hill. To that end, Ms. Harrison teaches a four-hour course monthly for new agents on telephone and open house prospecting at the EbbyHalliday corporate training center.
The Lois Hair Bernays Award, named for the Dallas Realtor who dedicated her life to the profession, is given annually to the Realtor who has exemplified outstanding involvement in professional, civic and community activities.
The Greater Dallas Association of Realtors is a non-profit trade association with more than 6,000 members. the GDAR has more than 600 affiliate members.
Mary Beth Harrison
MARY BETH HARRISON 8201 Preston Rd #265 s Dallas, TX 75225 firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice 214-365-6500 sDirect 214-535-8377
Driven professional with 19+ years real estate sales experience
Summary of Qualifications
Results oriented real estate sales professional with extensive knowledge of the Dallas area residential real estate market. I have created a systems driven, team oriented environment with emphasis on customer service. As a Dallas native I have a vast knowledge of the area. Core competencies include:
s Property sales s Operational management s Market research s Client analysis s Contract/leases s Negotiation/mediation s Prospecting s Customer service s Client retention s Print /Internet marketing
Realtor/Founding Associate, Keller Willams Realty Park Cities, Dallas, Texas 2004-present Realtor/Investing Partner Keller Williams Realty Dallas City Center, Dallas, Texas 2000-2004 Realtor AssociateEbbyHalliday Realtors, Dallas, Texas 1990-2000
s List and sell residential property to include single and multifamily, investment, foreclosures, relocation and rentals. s Analyze market conditions to establish competitive market value for both buyer and seller. s Created proven marketing plan combining print and internet media s Interview buyers, establish needs and coordinate property showings. s Prepare contracts/purchase agreements and negotiate s Created systemized closing department to ensure seemless transactions from contract to close. s Established a relationship with key vendors to facilitate all aspects of a transaction s Prepare BPO’s for banks s Hired and manage operation of four person sales team
s Organized network group of local agents from numerous companies s Teach contracts to market center agents s Teach marketing class to home inspectors s Consistent top producer in office
Designations and Awards
CRS, SRES Triple Gold, Keller Williams Greater Dallas Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year D Magazine, Top Dallas Realtors 2002-2008 EbbyHalliday Realtors, top sales Preston Center office 1997-2000 EbbyHalliday Realtors, Rookie of the Year 1990
DFW Association of Realtors Texas Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors Board of Directors of DFW Association of Realtors 2002-2004 Chair of MLS Committee 2002, board member 1997-2003 Government affairs Committee, DFW association 1995-2005 Leadership Graduate 1996 Founded Business Network International Preston Hollow /President 2006-2008