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Judy is SNS: a Strategic Negotiating Specialist – fighting for you

Want to make sure you don’t leave any money on the table? Judy is a Strategic Negotiating Specialist (SNS) What does this mean to you? The Strategic Negotiating Specialists knows how important the process of negotiating is and has a process to ensure you get what you want. We approach negotiating by understanding your goals and… Continue reading Judy is SNS: a Strategic Negotiating Specialist – fighting for you

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Buying Real Estate, Selling Real Estate

Judy is LRS: LeadingRE Relocation Specialist

Judy is **LRS** a LeadingRE Relocation Specialist! What does this mean? The LRS designation requires the completion of 11 courses and focuses on referral and relocation industry practices. Some of the LRS courses are relocation orientation, relocation management, corporate inventory listings and understanding the transferee. Completion of these courses demonstrates an ongoing commitment to providing… Continue reading Judy is LRS: LeadingRE Relocation Specialist

Buying Real Estate

DON’T Call Number On Sign: Why You Want A Buyer Agent

"Oh look honey, another postcard pointing out we missed another home for sale." "Why do Realtors send these if it's already sold?" *Let us answer this for you!:* There are two sides to every real estate transaction. The seller's agent - who puts their sign up on the lawn. And the buyer's agent side. This… Continue reading DON’T Call Number On Sign: Why You Want A Buyer Agent

Buying Real Estate

Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money?

In recent years, home warranties have grown very popular with homebuyers and homeowners who are looking to protect themselves from paying for expensive home and appliance repairs down the line. But are they worth the money? The answer is: maybe. Ultimately, it depends on the company issuing the warranty and the homeowner’s needs. Home warranties are… Continue reading Is a Home Warranty Worth the Money?

Buying Real Estate, Selling Real Estate

Protect your family from lead

Federal law requires that for all homes built before 1978, buyers receive: The EPA pamphlet: Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home. Any known information concerning the presence of lead-based paint A standard NC Lead Paint disclosure addendum form (2a9-T) Time to inspect and assess risk (Usually part of the "Due Diligence" Period Related - Understand… Continue reading Protect your family from lead

Buying Real Estate

Homebuyer Showing Policy

Before viewing homes with your agent: Hold an introductory meeting at our offices Provide Driver License or government issued Photo IDs Provide a Letter of Pre-Approval (preferred), Pre-Qualification, or Proof of Funds Review “Working with Real Estate Agents” brochure Complete the Homebuyer Questionnaire Review your personal Homebuyer’s Packet Review “Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement” These steps… Continue reading Homebuyer Showing Policy

Buying Real Estate

How to get pre-approved: The paperwork you need

#HouseHunters be prepared to offer up a pile of paperwork to earn your home mortgage pre-approval. In general, the paperwork you’ll need to assemble for your lender includes the following: Pay stubs from the past 30 days showing your year-to-date income Two years of federal tax returns Two years of W2 forms from your employer 60 days… Continue reading How to get pre-approved: The paperwork you need