MEET THE TEAM
Ann L. Fotenakes
The Foreclosure Expert
Ann Fotenakes is a real estate broker who has been helping clients buy and sell Genesee county area homes for the past 37 years - building a business based on the key principles of clear communication, attention to detail, client advocacy and the area knowledge that comes with lifetime residency. For home sellers, her service begins with correct pricing and flows into individualized marketing, and finally, to skilled negotiations and transaction monitoring. Trends and market dynamics changes and no two houses are precisely alike, so Ann uses her insight into what today's buyers want most, then takes time to analyze the amenities and benefits of both a home and its location before recommending a price.This attention to detail helps assure that her listing are priced right from the first day the home is presented to the market. Next comes creation of an individualized marketing plan for each home. Ann enjoys finding the "essence" or 'sweet spot" of each home in order to showcase its uniqueness to the widest group of likely buyers - both online and off. Articulating the features of a home into buyer benefits is a challenge Ann relishes. Ann's attention to detail extends to buyers as well. Ann uses the latest market knowledge to assist buyers in determining a correct offering price on homes they're considering. And of course, her detailed purchase agreements are written with no room for confusion or misinterpretation. Whether advocating and negotiating for the buyer or the seller, Ann uses current market facts as a strong negotiating tool. Ann Strives to give her clients the kind of service and attention that she'd want if she were in their shoes. Among other thins, that means making herself accessible in whatever way is most convenient for them - whether it be texting, email, or phone. She also stays in touch with listing clients, keeping them apprised of marketing activity and the state of current real estate market. She has a licensed real estate agent as her assistant that keeps everyone up to date. Ever ready to advance into the future, Ann embraces use of the latest in technology to streamline transactions, manage communications, and market listings to thw world. Ann's specialty is redemption/foreclosed homes in our area. While Ann is happy to serve all clients in his market, she has a passion for redemption/foreclosed homes. She loves to turn a negative situation into a positive one. As a result, she works closely with attorneys, auctioneers and investors. Ann provides them with insight on the possible of benefits of buying back or selling their home on the open market to redeem their property to help their credit and get cash to move. Marketing foreclosed homes does require a special expertise that Ann is happy to share with clients to help them get a new start. Education thus becomes a part of the marketing mix and Ann reaches out to inform clients of the economics, durability, and livability of redemption homes. She has created a webpage strictly for those in the process of losing their property which includes the rules and regulations for the state of Michigan. Her ho[e is that she can make a bad situation better financially. When not assisting Genesee county home buyers and sellers, you'll find Ann reading books specializing in the different aspects of real estate and foreclosures. She also enjoys spending time with her three grown children and nine grandchildren.
CertificationsAnn is a member of the NAR, MAR and ECAR. She serves on the board of directors and has participated in many ECAR activities. Ann is a member of the BBB, the Flint and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and SME. She was an elected township official for 16 years.
Real Estate Agent
Tara is proud to be a 2nd generation real estate agent. Tara's motto is ”Building relationships bring family and home together." Our expertise in creating a making plan for every property sold picking an agent of your choice for those who want a great experience buying or selling a home. We take the time to create a marking plan for every property. Our obsessive attention to the details means you will reap the benefits of our unique approach while discovering what full service is meant to be. My “clients-first” approach means that you’ll be working with a professional who listens to you, provides expert advice, and works hard on your behalf.
Lori A. Randick
Office Manager/Real Estate Agent
Foreclosure/Short Sale Specialist
Lori Randick is the office manager at Signature Real Estate and is usually the first person you speak with when calling the office. Lori is also Ann’s assistant and a licensed real estate agent. She is a hard worker and enjoys the challenges that the real estate business brings. Lori is the mother of two teenage boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Real Estate Agent
Barbara Sack was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and became a naturalized US citizen at age 16. She studied nursing and was a Labor and Delivery RN for 27 years. Moving every 2-3 years as a youngster, taught her much about selling, buying, packing and unpacking. Her goal as a realtor, for the last 20+ years, is to make your selling and/or buying process as stress free as possible. Let her take care of the details while you enjoy the experience. Barbara is a great example of an agent who gives a full rounded picture of her character. She shares her love for life by incorporating nursing compassion with her real estate skills. Married to the love of her life for over 47 years, Barabra has two married children and three grandchildren.