Your Local Realtors are Going Global
For ten years, Fairview residents and realtors, Mark and Cynthia Brugge owned and operated ISD Realtors. In September of this year, they closed the physical doors to that business to open the doors to a global market which is available to them as agents at Coldwell Banker. (They still maintain their ISD Realtors team and website. They have a DBA called isdrealtors.com. )
In addition to years of real estate experience, Mark carries decades of home building expertise in his tool belt. In addition to decades of real estate experience, Cynthia totes decades of mortgage broker expertise in her portfolio.
They interviewed many real estate brokerages before confidently signing with Lori Arnold’s Coldwell Banker Apex brokerage in Allen. The Brugge’s feel that by joining with Coldwell Banker Apex they are able to offer better and more services to the clients. With Coldwell Banker Apex, they have a global market and Lovejoy ISD is the magnet.
The Brugge’s have been married since 1990. Regarding her feelings about working with Mark, Cynthia said, “I like working with Mark. It provides a social dynamic because we really like our clients. He gets to know them during the transaction and they are his friends too. We care about them together. We love our life and that real estate is a part of it.”
Mark explained what happens when they first meet with clients, “We get to know them first. We want to find out what their goals and personal needs are; what makes them happy and content with life. We’re about relationships.” He points out that home buying and selling can be stressful and emotional. During these times of stress and emotions, the Brugges help clients make rational decisions. Cynthia said, “We’re attracting families who are interested in their family’s well-being and happiness. They want their children to be safe and well-educated.”
On the top of many home buyers’ wish list are spacious garages, bright open kitchens with room for family gatherings, one story and inviting outdoor living space.
During the summer of 2018, they sold a 2 million dollar home. The home is on seven acres in Lucas on Forest Grove Road. The client requested that they be able to build a barn on the property to host family events. Cynthia went with the clients to the city to discuss requirements. The home was currently a part of a neighboring HOA, which their client did not want. Cynthia went door-to-door to get the required signatures from neighbors to allow them to be removed from the HOA. Cynthia mentioned how friendly and accommodating the neighbors were in getting this requirement complete before closing. They were also able to get the client an agriculture tax deduction because of the bees on the property.
Cynthia was elected to Fairview Town Council in 2018. She said this experience has given her a different perspective on the community, such as what Fairview provides the town via tax dollars. She shares these insights with her clients.