Family, friends, a nice place to live--here in Shawnee, I've found it all. Maybe that's why I love showing it off so much. I'm sold on Shawnee!
Get to know Steve Reese
My real estate career is shaped from a number of practical experiences. As an accomplished REALTOR®, implementing the most aggressive, emerging marketing techniques is at the core of my business. My passion lies in building the profession to a high level of competency through unshakable ethics and thoughtful leadership. I have 12 years of senior level experience at the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® in the areas of education, marketing and community outreach that give me a broad perspective on the latest real estate trends and successful marketing techniques.
In 2018, I begin a three-year stint on the board of directors for the Oklahoma City Metro Association of REALTORS®, I've also served as president of the Shawnee Board of REALTORS® and numerous local and state committees. I've been a member of both NAR Communications Committees, the Association Executives Young Professionals Work Group, and many years as a member of the Professional Development Committee--during which I chaired a task force to retool the GRI designation program benchmarks.
I continue to be active with the Oklahoma CRS network and have been an Oklahoma RPAC trustee for a number of years.
Steve Reese's Blog Posts
The pinnacle of one's professional designations in the residential market is the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). REALTORS® who earn the CRS Designation have completed advanced education and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Steve's CRS designation places him among only about 3% of REALTORS® nationwide who have achieved this credential. To earn the CRS designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and demonstrate volume of real estate transactions or gross sales, as well as complete rigorous educational requirements.
At the very beginning of Steve's real estate career, he earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. The GRI program consists of more than 90 hours of classroom instruction covering subjects like contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, technology and risk reduction. The GRI designation sets the individuals who have attained it apart from other practitioners because it indicates to the public that he has obtained a professional educational foundation on which to base the services he provides.
Steve's intrinsic knowledge and comfort using technology is a primary piece of his business structure. The e-PRO certification course teaches professionals the nuts and bolts of working with real estate online: Web sites, e-mail, online tools and most of all, what today's consumer really wants. Real estate is a "me too" business. More than 90 percent of the work performed by residential real estate professionals is the same after obtaining the listing (place listing in the MLS, put up a "for sale" sign, put a lock box on the property, run classified ads and hold an open house). Technology is the one area agents can differentiate themselves from the competition.
Steve's doors have always been open to all qualified buyers and sellers. The At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification course delivered what is needed to handle transactions that involve minority buyers and sellers. With the growing minority power accounting for 40% of first-time homebuyers, expanding home ownership must be about opening new doors. We want to see new doors to minority citizens and immigrants who want to own their own homes. This diversity that Steve embraces is now considered to be one of the country's greatest assets.
Because competition is so high among home sellers, staging homes has become a necessary skill for real estate professionals to possess. Steve earned the Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) designation to help guide sellers toward positioning their properties to beat the competition.
REALTOR of the Year
Shawnee (OK) Board of REALTORS®