Get to Know Kecia Bland
Thanks so very much for your interest in “Kecia Speaks of Real Estate & Home Life” blog and learning more about Kecia, the ever-changing real estate market and trends, and her thoughts on enriching home life. Kecia Bland, is a full-time professional Broker, serving the Greater Raleigh real estate areas and she loves her professional career at Allen Tate. Relationships are important to Kecia and based on trust. That’s the foundation of her role in the lives of her clients.
Kecia was born and raised in North Carolina, and she absolutely loves this state, which offers so much from various activities to different landforms to enjoy – from the steep Blue Ridge mountains to the blue rolling waters of the Coast. After graduating from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC in 1996, Kecia remained in the area to raise her family and has been a native to the Greater Raleigh area for more than 20 years. She has also owned several homes here in the Triangle and understands all sides of the real estate transaction firsthand. She is no stranger to the Greater Raleigh real estate market!
Anyway, growing up in a small town, Hallsboro, North Carolina, located in Columbus County (southeastern portion of the state), Kecia learned a lot about southern hospitality and caring for others. She appreciates and values service and giving because of her upbringing and genuine personality. Her hometown community was very small and Kecia knew early on that community was important. Her parents were educators and eventually her father became a principal. They made sure that their children were always respectful, honorable, spiritual and represented themselves well.
With that said, sales, hospitality, and customer service are all a part of Kecia! She’ll “bless your heart” many times, but she also has a strong-willed, aggressive side too! Great for negotiating on your behalf. It’s an honor for Kecia to be able to help families own a piece of the “American Dream.” It feels great knowing that she’s helped a first-time homebuyer or a family with specific needs move into a house that feels like “home.”
Designations & Certifications
ABR® (Accredited Buyers Representative) is a benchmark of excellence in buyer representation and equips designees with the expertise in serving home buyers.
SFR® (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource) gives real estate professionals the skills needed to direct sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals, qualify them for short sales, negotiate with lenders, limit risk, and to protect buyers.
SPS® (Strategic Pricing Specialist), created by Jo Mangum of Jamm Coaching, helps real estate professionals understand the components of market study and price strategy. It was created with a focus on seller clients and home valuation.
LSS (Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Sales Specialist). This certification program provides real estate professionals with refinement of real estate sales skills in the areas of branding, strategy development, prospecting and communication.
LSE (Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Service Expert). Focusing on customer service skills that include customer expectations, communication, accountability, and dynamic service, the LSE certification provides real estate agents with best practices of servicing clients.
LRS (Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Relocation Specialist). Those with the LRS designation are committed to and trained in providing expert relocation services to buyers to sellers and effective and timely communication to all involved.
Organizations & Interests
National Association of Realtors®
North Carolina Association of Realtors®
Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors®
Triangle Multiple Listing Service
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce
Allen Tate Company® Relocation Team
Allen Tate Company® RAC (Residential Advisory Council) Team
Colon Cancer Alliance®
American Heart Association®
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