A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Since commencing her commercial real estate career in California in 1981, Valerie Schumann has shown herself to be astute in understanding solutions for property owners, tenants and sellers. Valerie's energy and insight are assets to her clients and the community - from wining awards for her work in "Repurposing Buildings" in Stockton, California, where she was a significant force in the 1990s transitioning the Miracle Mile area from a virtual ghost town into a vibrant retail area with her completion of 35 new leases and sale transactions, (including her development of The El Dorado Brewing Company), to brokering the first commercial deal in the distinctive Brookside Master Planned Community: an 8 Acre, 80,000 square foot build to suit project for the State Compensation Fund, and later the 40,000 square foot AAA Insurance building.
Now specializing in commercial properties on the North Coast of Oregon, many of her past and current clients would agree with Valerie's assessment of herself as the "Queen of Creative Deals." Valerie's vision and ability to see property solutions for clients prove to be valuable in these times of lending and occupancy challenges.
In addition, since coming to the North Coast of Oregon, her interest in residential properties has expanded. She now works with her team in the Garibaldi Branch specializing in residential as well as commercial properties.
Valerie continues to be licensed and active in both Oregon and California. Her ties to California as well as her relationships, resources and contacts over the years from significant and successful commerce areas across the country (New York, Venice Beach and San Francisco) enhance her ability to target and attract attention and interest from tenants, buyers and sellers nationwide.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry