- Agent with Crazy Viv Homes - Dwell Real Estate
Specialties: Buyer's Agent and Listing Agent
License Number(s): #249213
About Vivian Olkin
Vivian Olkin's Clients
- 52% Buyers
- 48% Sellers
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Vivian Olkin's Sale Prices
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Vivian Olkin's Properties
- 85% Single-Family Homes
- 8% Unknown
- 8% Apartments/
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Vivian Olkin's Experience & Skills
- Buyer's Agent,
- Listing Agent
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Vivian Olkin's Work Experience
Keller Williams Realty, Chapel Hill
September 2006 - January 2015
I spent 8 years at KW, and I am forever grateful for the training I received and the friends I made there.
Inside Scoop Ice Cream
September 1998 - August 2004
A shop before its time. Luscious homemade ice cream with truly crazy servers who tossed ice cream in the air and did tricks. Great customers, so much fun.
Dwell Real Estate
January 2015 -
I love real estate, and I'm loving working with Dwell because it is a small, local real estate firm with a big presence. Dwell has an intimate, hands on approach to clients, which suits my style. I choose to keep my business small enough so I can provide hands on service to clients. I work with buyers, sellers, and investors. If you are an investor, work with a REALTOR® who is an investor (I own 7 investment properties).
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sres: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.
gri: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.
abr: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
sfr: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
The SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.
Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green Resource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.
crb: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.
cpm: Certified Property Manager
CPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors.
crs: Certified Residential Specialist
The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.
alc: Accredited Land Consultants
The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.
cips: Certified International Property Specialist
Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.
epro: Certified Internet Professional
NAR's e-PRO® certification teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer.
bpor: Brokers Price Opinion
The BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.
pmn: Performance Management Network
This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development.
ccim: Certified Commercial Investment Member
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.
cre: Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate® is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.
gaa: General Accredited Appraiser
For general appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
mrp: Military Relocation Professional
NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
raa: Residential Accredited Appraiser
For residential appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
rce: REALTOR® Association Certified Executive
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. RCE designees exemplify goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth.
rsps: Resort and Second-Home Specialist
This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.
sior: Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
The SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. To earn it, designees must meet standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations.
srs: Seller Representative Specialist
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
awhd: At Home With Diversity
Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.
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- jonf1640 reviewed Vivian Olkin
- Helped me sell a home
We sold a ~16 yr old home in a somewhat rural part of NC; north of Durham. We received five offers in less than a week, three on the first day, and closed in about three weeks. Working with Vivian and her staff, made the entire process, including closing, relatively painless. Before we put the house on the market Vivian gave us excellent advice on how to get our home ready for sale (cleaning, painting, upgrading 15yr old appliances, patching the roof, etc.). We followed her advice and that of the home inspector she recommended. We believe that it was because of our pre-sale home inspection, and making almost all of the recommended repairs, that the buyer did not request anything prior to closing. I would suggest finding your own inspectors for well and septic. The company used by Vivian's inspector both inspects and make repairs, which we have previously found to be a real conflict of interest. Vivian has very strong opinions on things, but was very willing to listen to ours and would always do as we recommended. I was born and raised in the Northeast so I did not find Vivian's personality that unusual, but her style and effervescence may intimated some people. This should not prevent you from working with her. Whether it was the timing, price or Vivian; I can state that we had the house on the market for several years with four other realtors, each with a different approach to selling. By working with Vivian we sold our home.
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