TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN RHODE ISLAND TERI DEGNAN
After leaving the corporate world of Boston in search for new professional horizons, Teri Degnan ultimately discovered the endless possibilities of real estate—and has never looked back. That was sixteen years ago, and today Teri has parlayed her professional know how and passion for service into a winning career as an agent, business leader, and real estate office owner. Along the way, she’s carved out a reputation for high standards, superlative service, and a track record of demonstrable success.
While she’s licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Teri’s work is largely focused on Newport County—though she always prefers to go where clients lead. Today, she’s the owner of her own company, Teri Degnan Real Estate & Consulting, LTD, and heads a twenty-agent office. “We have a very supportive environment where we all work together,” she explains. There, Teri earns roughly 80% of her business from repeat and referral clientele—a testament to her timeworn ability to deliver hard results. “We have a very high standard of performance in our office,” she says. “We always strive to do the right thing and form relationships that will be lasting.” In that vein, Teri hosts annual client appreciation events that gathers together her wide network for an evening of connection. Likewise, communication and a steady hand set Teri’s professional method apart. She consistently elects a forthright approach, acting as wise counsel while relaying a full, unvarnished perspective for her clients’ benefit. “I’m always honest with my clients, even if it’s something they don’t want to hear,” she says. “I’m very straightforward and I always tell them the whole story. I always look to advocate for them and protect their interests, and I’m never afraid to walk away from a bad deal. It’s my job to come up with creative solutions to any problems, and give my clients white-glove treatment so that they know they’re completely taken care of.” In fact, Teri’s prior experience as an attorney positions her well for her role in real estate, where problem-solving, negotiating, and client advocacy are her foremost drivers.
When it comes to listing properties, Teri is similarly dogged in her approach. Each listing is accompanied by an interactive floorplan to make an immersive and memorable impression with online viewers. She also leverages upgraded subscriptions with the leading digital listing platforms and targeted ads to source the ideal buyer in short order, mining social media and e-mail connections to ensure maximum exposure. Print marketing collateral and personal relationships with area industry professionals—from mailers to broker open house—also guarantee no stone is left unturned. As for what she enjoys most about her real estate career, Teri cites her relationships with clients as an abiding daily motivator. “I enjoy heading out every day and meeting new people,” she says. “I love helping people reach their goals and, in the meantime, protecting their interests. There are plenty of twists and turns that can get complicated in real estate, and it’s our job as agents to successfully guide our clients through.”
To give back to her community, Teri is involved in a number of charitable organizations close to her heart. She’s also active in various alumni organizations, enjoys volunteer days, and serves on the board of directors for a few local charitable groups. In her remaining free hours, Teri most enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, golfing, skiing, boating, and heading to the beach.
Looking ahead, Teri has plans to continue growing her business and fostering her talented team. She also hopes to further root herself in her local community and maintain her company’s reputation for quality, high-caliber service. “I’m so happy I found real estate, and I’m so glad to have created this network of professionals over the years,” she finally reflects. “I hope to continue to grow that network, as well as my business and ability to serve my clients.” Now, with sixteen years of intrepid experience behind her and no signs of slowing anytime soon, the future ahead is bound to boom with continued success for Teri Degnan and her team.