Why Small Businesses Matter
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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Alina Rodescu-Pitchon - Realtor!
Four questions with Alina Rodescu-Pitchon.
Why did you start your business?
Being in the architecture field for over thirty years, I wanted to combine my two areas of expertise: Architecture and Real Estate. I wanted to have my own standards of excellence and felt it was important to be in control of all aspects of home search/building.
I tend to think outside the box and working for someone else would not allow me to give full reign to my creativity and abilities.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Frankly, my best-selling services are my unabashed honesty, architectural expertise, and loyalty to my clients. I treat them as I would want to be treated. When advising on a home, I have the same considerations for them as I would for myself.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
I try to use as many local businesses as possible. For help with helping a seller purge and organize their home and get it ready for listing, I use Susan Littman's PERSONAL SPACES. For Home Inspections, I use PRO-CHECK. For Septic Inspections, I use MIKE'S SEPTIC.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
Yes, I have. I've "reimagined" it as a one-stop shop for your new home needs. I can hold my client's hand from beginning to end, from finding/selling their home to renovating it or building a new one. Many of my clients are new to the area and I share with them information and contacts who will prove helpful to them.
I may also say that in a mostly man's world of building, I offer a different experience in this field. My empathy and understanding of how a home is used and what's important to my clients, along with my building team that is hard-working and extremely kind and responsive, make it an unexpectedly pleasant experience.
There will always be stress in moving or renovating a home. It's my job to make sure that my clients know what we all want to know...that all will be well.
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