About Styer Real Estate
Our Agents and Our Brand
In the mid 1970s, Ken Styer opened Kenneth R. Styer Real Estate in the heart of Bucktown, PA where he operated for over 35 years until he announced its closing in 2010. Ken’s daughter, Meredith Styer Jacks, joined Ken’s business at the tail end of 2010, lovingly coaxed him out of his intended retirement, and partnered up with him at a couple of other local brokerages. In 2017 Meredith set out to reopen a boutique brokerage in the town where it all began, and Styer Real Estate was reborn and reimagined.
Styer Real Estate is a family-run independently owned and operated company whose local professionals make it their primary goal to serve clients with excellence, professionalism, honesty and unfailing attention to detail. We strive to set the bar for hospitality in the industry by anticipating, understanding and responding to our clients’ needs with urgency, preparedness, and a desire to impress at every given opportunity. We take great pride in contributing to the communities we serve and intend to do our best to improve the lives of the people we come in contact with.
We have worked to cultivate a small and professional team made up of realtors who live where they work. We are invested here. Unlike a larger company, our boutique firm has something to prove and doesn’t have a large brand name to use as a source of our worth, so we rely solely on our own reputation built by our hard work and dedication. Our office is our broker’s last name, and that means something.
“Awesome people and great real estate agents! Love this company!”
The Styer Real Estate Difference
What is a boutique firm, and what can we do for you? A boutique brokerage is a specialized business with a culture centered on personalized customer service. As a client of Styer Real Estate, you can expect above-average representation and outstanding communication in any transaction, from a fixer-upper to a sprawling farm and everything in between. Choose our team, and you will experience best-in-town expertise and an undeniable work ethic, with top-notch services tailored to your unique property needs. You can relax knowing that not only your agent, but the entire brokerage is working to assist you for a smooth and skilled transaction.
How are we similar to a large real estate company?
In an age of technology where bigger is often better and instant gratification is expected, a boutique real estate firm, like Styer Real Estate, stands among the best.
- Styer Real Estate offers the same Multiple Listing Service (MLS) representation as larger companies. We have the same access level to the same properties, whether representing the buyer or seller.
- Styer Real Estate offers the same online marketing exposure as larger companies. Your property will be represented on major home buying and selling sites like REALTOR.com, Homes.com, Zillow, Trulia, and many others.
- Much of the technology that REALTORS® provide their clients are provided through the MLS system or the local REALTORS® association. This technology is available to both large companies and boutique firms like Styer Real Estate.
- We offer high-quality marketing products, just like a larger firm. At Styer Real Estate, we have an on-staff graphic designer and professional marketing materials that are more personalized and tailored to our clients’ properties.
What do we do better?
Quality over Quantity: Styer Real Estate is a small, warm brokerage focused on recruiting quality REALTORS® that are passionate about real estate, knowledgeable about local market conditions, and are dedicated to exceeding clients’ expectations. Styer Real Estate agents must display an unbeatable work ethic, dedication to the industry, and a genuine desire to serve their community. You can expect each agent in our office to be proficient and dedicated to their ongoing education, real estate laws, and our REALTOR® Code of Ethics. We know that every transaction involves real people in the communities we serve, and we strive to provide feel-good business in a family environment.
Your Transaction is always with your agent: With a focus on customer satisfaction, your agent will not give your contract to a closing coordinator or pass your file to the next person in line. Closing coordinators are typically used by larger companies so an agent can be free to begin work with their next client. Instead of focusing on the number of homes we sell, we are focused on serving the clients we have at the highest level and seeing your transaction through from the beginning to the end. Nothing will be lost in the shuffle, so you can be assured that you are well represented throughout the entire process.
Office Support: By choosing our boutique firm, you can feel confident that the entire office is dedicated to your best interests. We have a full-time administrative assistant, an office manager, and a broker/owner on-site to make sure the agents have the resources they need to properly serve and protect our clients. While many large franchises have hundreds of agents and one broker to service them all, Styer Real Estate agents get daily one-on-one support from an active, local broker.
Cultivating our culture and our brand: Styer Real Estate has something to prove because we do not have a large brand name to use as a source of our worth. We are a family-run business, and our office environment speaks volumes about who we are—fun, local professionals who care about being champions for our clients, community, and each other.
Innovation and customization happen more quickly: Large companies have more “red tape” and company regulations that restrict the ability to be innovative. Our agents can always communicate with our company owner, allowing for quick and cutting edge customization in marketing your home. Most marketing is done in house, so your agent won’t need to wait for weeks before your home is represented in the marketplace.
We care about the rights of buyers and sellers more than building a business empire: Styer Real Estate’s primary focus is to help people achieve their goals and to do our part to make sure the community thrives through homeownership. We focus on the people we represent and the relationships we build and nurture, knowing that it will ultimately lead to the kind of success that truly matters.
Community is a priority: We are committed to an economically sound, beautiful, and welcoming community because our business only does well if our community does well. Styer Real Estate agents will be found volunteering their time at various organizations throughout the area. Let us know if you or your organization could use our help!
Family – We are family-founded and family-focused – on our personal families, our Styer Real Estate family, and our clients, whom we treat like family.
Respect – We are considerate of others, treat everyone with dignity, value individuality, and help one another succeed.
Compassion – We are in the people business and will operate from a place of understanding and genuine caring.
Self Mastery – We strive for professional excellence and never stop seeking knowledge and improvement. We are committed to leaving behind a trail of success stories.
Thankfulness – We will express gratitude and focus on appreciating the good things in life.
Attitude – We are positive, enthusiastic, and have a vibrant spirit.
Growth/Innovation – We encourage creativity, flexibility, and innovative approaches to our work.
Leadership/Initiative – We lead by example and know our actions speak louder than words. We are purposeful and have an intense sense of direction.
Mindfulness – We will always pay attention to others’ feelings without judging them or believing that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in each moment.
Teamwork – We are greater than the sum of our parts. There is value in synergy. We will lift each other up.
Honesty – We commit to always doing what is right, fair, and ethical. We will tell our clients the truth, not what they want to hear. We will avoid manipulative sales techniques, having the conviction that sales should be the result of diligent service.
Accountability – We are responsible for our actions and understand their impact on others.
Service – We will dedicate ourselves to making a meaningful impact on our clients and our communities.
Communication – We value open communication, and commit to honesty.
Humor – We take our jobs and our clients seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.