I love helping people during one of the most important times of their lives. I leave no stone unturned in searching for all the ways my clients can maximize their investment.
The aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the morning air. The sound of birds chirping reverberates in the well-manicured yard, the distinctive calls of the Tufted Titmouse, Cardinal and Chickadee. Sitting with her husband, Tim, local businesswoman Toni Bird is savoring her morning ritual, relaxing on her porch with their morning coffee, going over the day’s plans and watching the various birds fighting for position on the bird feeder. This is her favorite time of day, the time where she rejuvenates, gets perspective on the day ahead and recharges her batteries for another business day. It’s a golden time she cherishes and looks forward to.
Perspective is Everything
For this dynamic businesswoman, perspective is everything; not only in her professional endeavors, but in her personal life as well. Toni brings a focused and disciplined approach to her work. An excellent student through college, she majored in Music Education and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida. Highlights of her college career include singing Beethoven’s Ninth with the Gulf Coast Symphony. After graduation, she accepted a position as Band Director, the first woman director in the county.
Toni went on to a successful 16-year career in the mortgage industry, where her focused perspective and disciplined approach to her work earned her management status. Throughout her professional and academic careers, she strived for the perspective she needed to be successful. She prepared and did her homework. She made sure she saw the big picture as well as the small details. She worked hard to see things from other people’s perspectives. This approach, along with her hard work ethic, resourcefulness and creativity propelled Toni to success in everything she undertook.
The Tranquility of Nature
When this dynamic professional isn’t helping her clients with one of life’s most important investments, she enjoys gardening. Toni's yard is her sanctuary. There, she enjoys her roses, irises, hostas, and the birds that come to visit. Her second favorite place to be is at or near the water, whether that’s by the pool, lake or the seaside. She loves to travel, particularly to National Parks, and is an avid conservationist. Toni also likes to cook. Her favorite fare is Italian, and she and Tim love to throw dinner parties with lots of food on the table.
Real Estate Perspective
As you may have guessed, “Perspective” is the key to Toni’s success as one of the Birmingham area’s leading real estate professionals. For her, that means getting a “bird’s eye view” or the big picture in each client’s unique transaction. It also means seeing things from that client’s perspective. This, along with carefully listening to his or her needs, allows her to creatively and effectively put together a tailored plan of action. Clients also appreciate her sense of humor and down to earth demeanor.
Toni also has a bird’s eye view of the local market, and a detailed understanding of the local inventory of homes for sale. Toni’s clients find her mortgage knowledge and experience gives them a strategic advantage. She helps her buyers by carefully doing the research and showing them only homes that suit their lifestyle and investment needs. Toni prides herself on not wasting their important time. For her sellers, she creates effective marketing strategies that get homes sold quickly and for top dollar.
A Professional’s Perspective
Toni has built a solid reputation in her field. She works with many pro-fessionals who appreciate her expertise, insight and the perspective she brings to their transactions. They know she understands the value of their time and she works hard to get them the pertinent information they need to make sound decisions. Toni Bird is bringing her clients A Professional’s Perspective, and it’s making a big difference in their transactions. When it’s time for you to make a call, call Toni. You’ll be glad you did..
Toni Bird’s Testimonials
Like many young couples, we were indecisive and sometimes unclear about what we wanted from a new home. Toni’s patience was remarkable. I’m sure we must have been frustrating clients, but she never made us feel like we were. With Toni, we always felt in control. She listened to our wants and counseled us on decisions, but she was never pushy. Instead, she was calm, reassuring, and supportive; a voice of reason in the middle of a very confusing time.
Before calling her, we were afraid it might take a while to sell our house, but Toni put it on the market for more than we ever thought we’d get for it and sold it in seven days.
Toni really knows the business. She held our hand through the entire process and was able to answer any questions we had. In the end we bought the home that was perfect for us in location, size and style. We owe much gratitude to Toni for her honesty, professionalism and strong work ethic.
- John & Becky
Purchasing our house was a real challenge, considering the distance we were moving and the short timeframe we had to work with. Toni did lots of legwork for us prior to our house finding trip, locating available properties in our price range and providing them for our review via the internet. With her help we were able to put together a solid list of prospects prior to our house hunting weekend. The fact that we found just what we were looking for on that first trip is a testament to Toni’s excellent preparation for our visit.
We can recommend Toni to you with no reservations whatsoeverwe are confident that you will be pleased with her professional, top-notch service.
- Scott and Kim
As a single woman my experience with “sales people” hasn’t always been positive. I truly appreciate that you listened to my ideas of what and where I wanted to live and took the time to send me so many homes that I could see via the internet for a preliminary review before an on-site visit. The homes you suggested (not necessarily those listed by your company) fit my parameters. I truly appreciated that. Your insight into the various communities with regard to safety, traffic, growth potential and even resale was extremely helpful.
This move was a very stressful time for me and throughout the long search for “just the right place” you were never pushy, trying to get me to buy something and just get it done, but rather you were encouraging and gentle in your suggestions and recommendations. Your knowledge and expertise as a realtor are exceptional, your listening and communication skills are even better. Thanks for all you did.
Selling my house was tough because it needed lots of work. Toni gave good advice on what to fix, and more importantly, what not to fix; then stuck with it until it sold.
I know we drove her crazy looking at dozens of houses to buy, but she never showed it. And we love the house she found us, even a year later. I’m also glad I trusted her on the price; our neighbor’s smaller house sold for more than what we paid for ours. She did her homework!
We were both impressed with Toni’s professionalism and the straight-forward way she handled our needs.
- Tom and Beth
I am so glad I listened to you! You told me what needed to be done to my home in order to prepare it for sale and to get the price I wanted. I didn’t want to “fix it up”, but followed your advice and did it anyway. The house sold within 1 week! Your knowledge and advice made this sale very easy for me.
You were also a great help with the purchase of my new home. I am so glad you convinced me to buy in this neighborhood. I love it! I was sure I couldn’t afford this home but you showed me I could, and I am so glad I did buy here. Not only has it been affordable but it is a community that meets my needs and I really enjoy.
Toni, your expertise and understanding of the real estate market made both the purchase of my home and the sale of my home a smooth transaction. You knew the market and had done the research, and it showed! You listened to my needs and made sure I was buying the right home for me. I can’t thank you enough for everything.
Toni was available to answer any questions I had. She was very clear about the process and went out of her way to make this as fun and stress free as possible. She worked very hard on advertising my home and created very informative and inviting flyers. She helped me through every step and provided great suggestions to help my home sell. She advertised well, as demonstrated by the multiple prospective buyers that viewed my home. When an offer came through, Toni was very knowledgeable about the contract and the process of selling my home. We closed on the original date. The process was as easy and smooth as it could possibly have gone. I highly recommend Toni’s services to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.