Especially when it comes to coordinating real estate transactions!
Nicole Baird is my transaction coordinator. I have a Cracker Jack team that helps me provide the best possible customer service to our clients. As a real estate transaction coordinator, Nicole keeps the entire buying and selling process on track. If you buy or sell a home, you do not want to work with an inexperienced person. Nicole is anything but inexperienced. It’s her job to make sure all the “Ts” are crossed and “Is” dotted. I don’t know anyone who understands the required documents, signatures, and information needed for a smooth closing better than Nicole.
It’s not enough to understand the legalities of variable transactions. She has to know the deadlines for every single document in her files; and, she has to execute each one on time (every time). In order to do that, she maintains regular contact with clients and constantly keeps them updated so nobody feels lost in the process. Mishandled real estate transactions can literally cost thousands.
Nicole is a bulldog and she just gets things done.
This isn’t Nicole’s first rodeo
Nicole launched her career early in life. Her mother worked in the property management business while she was still in high school and Nicole helped out as a receptionist there. She was still in high school when she landed her first job in the mortgage industry. During that time she developed an interest in architecture. “I have always had a love for real estate and houses,” she said. She learned to work with computer-aided design (CAD) and how to read blueprints. That fed her love of history, architecture, and the need to understand “the bones” of special homes.
“I am very detail-oriented,” Nicole said. The very fast-paced environment energized her. “In that industry, you have to perform in a high-pressure environment.”
With experience in property management and mortgage lending, it seemed a natural path for Nicole to move into the real estate industry. She earned her real estate license in 2004.
If she could work in any other industry, Nicole would choose to be a videographer. She went to college and earned her associates degree. “I love creative stuff. There’s just something about bringing something to life,” she said. In her youth she made many films (often involving her entire family in the cast).
Nicole found her home with Utah Real Estate
A friend introduced Nicole to me. After reviewing her resume, it didn’t take long for me to realize Nicole would be a valuable asset to Utah Real Estate. I asked her to join my brokerage in 2013. She opened doors, planted signs, took on paperwork, and generally did a little bit of everything.
“Joel is a good friend and a mentor,” she said. As a transaction coordinator, she enjoys the pace and the continuous interaction with clients. “The best part of my job is when I get to hand someone the keys to their dream home,” she said.
Nicole Baird is a high-energy woman who loves to dance to the beat of her own music (and a lot of other peoples’ music too like Elvis and Otis Redding for starters). “I could put those on, on a Saturday or Sunday morning and just dance!” she said.
Her taste in music doesn’t stop there! Depending on the day, she might be seen jamming out to Alice in Chains, or Sublime. And, there’s just something about American outlaw country music singer and songwriter Cody Jinks that moves her. Live concerts are one of her greatest loves.
Charlie the Pomsky rates a little higher than live concerts. Charlie is named after Nicole’s father who recently passed. “She is my whole world,” Nicole said.
Nicole adores her family. Her father was an “Italian cop and he was very strict.” Nicole and her dad shared a special bond. He died in 2020. “He introduced me to mafia movies and horror films,” she said. He left a hole in her life.
She enjoys spending time with her two older sisters and younger brother. The family gathers often. Her mom lives, “Just down the street.” They all get together for dinner at least once a month. “I love hanging out with my sister. Sometimes they call us the twins,” she said.
Three Professional Tips from Nicole Baird to Make Your Real Estate Transaction Smooth
Communicate. You have to communicate throughout the entire buying or selling process. I do like to get everything in email because if you have to go back to clarify the information, it’s right there. If you and I are working a transaction together, we’re going to really get to know each other because I will walk you through every step of the process.
Ask questions. If there is something you do not understand, don’t assume and never hesitate to ask for clarification if you feel confused. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions of your life, never assume when it comes to signing legal documents.
Educate yourself. Before entering into any legal agreement, learn about the documents you will be signing. Read about seller disclosures, know what’s involved in a title report, what closing costs can be required, and understand the importance of due diligence. Also, carefully research the person you choose to represent you. Understand your strengths and potential weaknesses before you sign on the dotted line.