Meet the President of the MLS for Tuscaloosa County: Chris Lee

Chris Lee is a recent President of the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors and was the 2014 Tuscaloosa Realtor of the Year. This year, he took the helm as the President of the Multiple Listing Service for Tuscaloosa County. 

Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up down 69 South in the Hillcrest area and went to college at the University. 

What was your first job?

I worked at the Arrington Supply doing inventory when I was 14 years old.

What is the first thing you do when you get to the office?

I check the hot sheet for any clients looking for houses or sellers looking to list then I follow up with my existing clients.

What’s on your bucket list?

Traveling – too many to list, but Australia and the Everest Base Camp are tops on my list.

Other than the Crimson Tide, what is your favorite sports team?

The Cubs

What is your guiding principle?

To be completely honest and up front and to make sure that the client understands the process.

What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Not to take things personally and the next, was to own my mistakes and take care of them.

What are your favorite restaurants?

Our "go to" places are Maki Fresh and Chicken Salad Chick.

What’s the state of Tuscaloosa real estate right now?

The market continues to be good. It is always a bit uncertain in a Presidential year, but overall it will continue to be good.

What are the hot topics in Tuscaloosa real estate right now?

How the market is heating up, government regulation and changes in school zoning.

What are the three biggest drivers in Tuscaloosa real estate?  

Biggest selling points are updated kitchen and baths and an overall modern feel.

What do the top selling agents do differently?

Getting the price right is the most important thing for sellers.  If a property is priced correctly, it will sell quickly and near the list price 98% of the time.  An exceptional agent knows their specific market inside and out and is able to communicate that to clients.

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