Welcome to Two Rivers Realty! Our Mission is to assist and educate clients on the process of buying and/or selling a home, not to simply "sell". Our company will work to have high customer satisfaction that will generate repeat business and referrals, always focusing on a positive business relationship. We will use proven tools and systems to insure the highest quality of service to all clients. We will not focus on a particular market area, but rather on clients who expect the highest quality service in the industry. We will continue to work within a changing industry and economy to offer our clients options, rather than put them in a model "because that's the way it has always been done." At Two Rivers Realty we want to be innovators, not status quo.
At Two Rivers Realty, we want our associates to enjoy profitability while maintaining a healthy and balanced life outside of work. We are committed to being contributing members of the community by volunteering and donating to non-profit associations in our community.
Margaret Deavours, REALTOR®
I am Margaret Deavours, broker/owner of Two Rivers Realty and a native of Laurel, MS. I hold a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and following a successful career of over 15 years in the field of education and recreation for persons with disabilities, I relocated from Georgia back to Mississippi to be closer to family. For 2 1/2 years, I worked in the corporate world as an outside sales representative selling technology hardware. I obtained my real estate license in June of 2003 and by December of that year I was already a top producing agent at Coldwell Banker Graham & Assoc. I consistently performed in the top 20% of Coldwell Banker agents internationally. I have developed my business by focusing on exemplary customer service and as a result over 90% of my business is repeat customers or referrals.
In October of 2012, I opened my own real estate company, Two Rivers Realty. We are committed to personal service and strive to educate our clients about the process of buying and selling and give them options on how to best navigate writing and responding to offers in a challenging market. The real estate industry has gone through significant change in recent years. It is important that buyers have an expert to help them navigate the process.
I have an ongoing committment to continuing education in this industry. I hold the CRS and the ABR designations. These REALTOR designations intend to help the consumer by providing highly trained members who are more knowledgeable of the industry and are committed to a higher level of service.
REALTORs who receive the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation have completed advanced real estate courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 39,000 REALTORs nationwide have earned the credential. Every CRS designee is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.The training available to CRS designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business. Less than 4 percent of all licensed Realtors are Certified Residential Specialists.
The Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it's probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional; especially a trained professional who has earned the ABR designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.
In 2021, I also added the National Association of REALTORS' At Home With Diversity (AHWD) certification. The REALTOR® commitment to diversity and equality is perhaps the strongest in real estate, going even further than the federal Fair Housing Act. My personal belief is that any person that wishes to be a homeowner and can get financing to do so, should be able to do so...safe from judgement and discrimination, in the area in which they choose to live.
I believe in having a balanced life and I enjoy swimming, fishing, running, cycling, walking my dogs, entertaining and socializing with friends. I enjoy giving back to the community and I volunteer in various capacities, primarily through my involvement at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson.