In 2003, Prime Location Realty, LLC opened its doors and very quickly became one of the leading residential sales and REO firms in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The vision for the firm is to accelerate quality growth in communities across our area of the state where the local residents, community leaders, and business owners benefit from the professionalism, research, and expertise that Prime Location agents provide. Prime Location is committed to improving the quality of life and self-sufficiency in the Martinsburg area and surrounding communities. The firm’s licensees and staff consistently educate buyers and sellers regarding issues important to their housing concerns, including affordable housing and sustainable homeownership, HUD homes availability and the benefits of FHA financing. The firm makes available all the full-service realty options Prime Location provides to people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds, and continuously provides educational programs about home-ownership issues.
Founded by Michelle Garret, owner and broker of Prime Location Realty, LLC, the company’s foundation was set in the solid concept of providing superior services. With Michelle’s successful background in real estate, the company was able to transition from the real estate boom, to the collapse of the bubble, to the present state of recovery. The team of agents at Prime Location has decades of combined experience. Through both expanding and contracting markets, our team has gathered a myriad of experience that range from new construction to severely depreciated properties.
Other attributes that set Prime Location apart include our knowledgeable and diverse group of Realtors whose different personalities appeal to every type of customer, forging long-lasting relationships and repeat business. While the company handles everything from residential to commercial properties, it specializes in REO properties and has found that this market is poised for future growth. Many of these houses have been extremely damaged and others have been seemingly un-lived-in. When the company does encounter a damaged home, it has been able to rely on a network of connections to assist banks and management companies in the rehabilitation of damaged houses into market-ready homes with freshened interiors and appealing exteriors, bringing in far better buyers and higher prices.
During the 12 years of Prime Location’s operations, the firm’s personnel have seen a unique environment of strong suburban growth and other changes. This growth can be largely attributed to people moving away from the large cities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. When changing their hometowns, people often have not changed other aspects of their lives, and so have brought a wide variety of cultures and ideals along with them. These contributions have benefited and enriched the local community. For example, there are now new ethnic restaurants, area-wide festivals, and an increase in the variety of the local arts and entertainment scenes. The team at Prime Location has always focused its services to people out of a deep burden of care for each person’s needs and goals. So, the team members do not merely meet the minimum legal requirements or keep consistent only to Realtor’s Code of Ethics. No, our commitment is to do more and in doing so, actively work towards building an open and accepting multicultural community. These efforts have no doubt helped create the current local community that is seen today. Prime Location Realty has greatly enjoyed working toward the development of the community and has found the changes very exciting.
Our company foresees itself continuing to foster the growing culture and providing homes to people from all walks of life and ideals. To keep pace with our evolving, tech-savvy generation, Prime Location uses the internet as the best means to reach first-time home buyers. Through our own website, over 100 third-party websites, and a myriad of social media outlets, we are able to generate a multitude of viable leads. However, we have not forgotten the original resources to reach some home buyers, so we continue using print media to serve all potential customers. Prime Location Realty continues growing with the Martinsburg, WV and surrounding areas. Our stability and excellent service throughout recent market ups and downs proves we are fully able to serve our clients with knowledge, care, and diligence. The agents of Prime Location offer a service of distinction in our expertise in REOs and in creating an accepting and welcoming environment within our diverse community.