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Those in Gig Harbor who are in the market to buy, sell or invest can rest assured that their experience will be positive and successful, as the team at United Real Estate Puget Sound West is ready to put their expertise to work for you.
Launched in the summer of 2018, United Real Estate Puget Sound West opened their first office in the Pacific Northwest in the heart of Gig Harbor on March 1 of this year. They invited the community to join them for their grand opening on April 25 for a ribbon cutting and party to celebrate.
You can trust that you will be in good hands with co-owners Mel Santos, Steve and Miriam (Mim) Tyson.
Mel, manager and designated broker of the firm, has more than 35 years of industry experience, starting his career in the title insurance industry followed by the mortgage loan industry. It was about four years ago that he started to evaluate his future career path and based on the years of experience, it was clear to him that moving forward he wanted to continue with what he knows best. Real estate sales was the direction he was to pursue, with the hopes of evolving into a real estate brokerage firm. That dream has come true—and he’s enjoying every moment of it.
What sets United Real Estate Puget Sound West apart from other similar businesses in the area, according to Mel, is that they are a 100 percent commission company. “That means our brokers receive 100 percent commission on all their real estate closings. They only pay a per-closing fee to us per closing, as compared to paying their brokerage a percentage of the entire commission earned. It’s a fact brokers retain more of their hard-earned commissions at United Real Estate Puget Sound West.”
They offer residential and commercial real estate services for sellers, buyers, lessors and lessees, as well as investors. Whatever their clients‘ needs, Mel and his team will have their best interest in mind when it comes to accomplishing their goals.
“This is a great company! Being associated with United Real Estate has been more enjoyable than I could ever have imagined! The people at all levels, other owners as well as home office staff and senior management, are more than helpful and genuine,” smiles Mel. “Furthermore, real estate brokers that are associated with our firm have the opportunity to make more money. They can then reinvest it into their own business to build it up and become more profitable or spend it on making their lives’ and families’ lives more enjoyable.”
Mel personally takes care of his associated brokers the same as all of his clients. “My slogan is: ‘When people ask what you do, I tell them whatever it takes.’ My goal is to become friends with every single one of clients. I find a way to make their dreams come true by making their deals happen. That is my reward and the personal gratitude I then receive.”
Mel’s community involvement tells a story. He belongs to The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor where he has been a member for 12 years. He has served on various committees such as the Star Awards, Rotary Women’s Prison program as an instructor, The First Tee of South Puget Sound, and was president for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.
“We believe that we have a duty to be a positive contributor to the people and institutions that are the fabric of the communities we serve,” says Mel. “As this business grows, we as a company will focus our efforts in areas that we as a group can make a measurable impact.”
If you are in the market to buy, sell or invest, the team at United Real Estate Puget Sound West is ready to put their expertise to work for you. Call them today. Likewise, if you are that Broker that wants to be associated with a very well respected National Real Estate firm and keep more of your hard-earned money you too should call them today.
United Real Estate Puget Sound West
7901 Skansie Avenue, Suite 205
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335