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Why Buy With Me?

Always remember, the deal of a lifetime only comes around about once every seven days.

Having a buyers agent is a lot like going to court with an attorney. I have your best interest in mind at all times not only because I believe in repeat business but it’s my duty under NC law and the Realtors code of ethics to protect your negotiating power in a real estate transaction. Not having a buyers agent in a transaction is a lot like going to court without an attorney. One key difference is that I’ll get the seller to pay my commission for bringing them the sale and getting both parties to the closing table.

When you use a buyers agent you don’t just want a clerk to show you homes. I have many years of experience in brokering transactions and I personally buy homes as investments. I’ve faced some of the toughest challenges real estate has to offer, and I’m ready for more. I have an ever evolving understanding of market inventory; I’m familiar with neighborhoods all over Western North Carolina; I have short sale and foreclosure buying experience, and I learn by doing. I work with lenders, inspectors, contractors, and many more people to ensure a smooth transaction. I will be your professional guide from getting pre-approved with a lender to getting the keys at closing and beyond. Hopefully we can find what you’re looking for and negotiate a fair price under terms that make you comfortable.

Oh… I almost forgot. I will provide a home warranty that I back myself and I’ll even help you move. Let’s do this.


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Let’s work together to find the right property.

Believe it or not, I’m an agent that is a fan of Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor dot com and other websites like it. In addition to using these to search you’re more than welcome to use my custom search functions on this website, some of which I’ve created shortcuts for below. If you find a home on your own I’ll be happy to look that up also. We live in the age of information and I want to embrace that information and work with you to find the property of your dreams. Whether it’s a deal on a foreclosure, your dream home, empty piece of land or a commercial building, let’s work together and use every tool at our disposal to get the job done.

Quick Links

Here are some quick shortcuts to popular searches in the area.  If you need more help, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Property Search

  • Homes
  • Recently sold

Foreclosures

  • Foreclosures
  • Short Sales

Land

  • Commercial, unimproved
  • Residential land

Multi-Family

  • Investments
  • Multi-Unit Dwellings

Condos/Townhomes

  • Condos/li>
  • Townhomes

Rentals

  • Long term/li>
  • Short Term

Research

Because I’ve been personally buying homes to expand my real estate portfolio since 2008, I know what to look for and where to find it. Not only is it my duty to discover and disclose facts and history of a home to my buyer AND seller clients, but I also just plain love doing it! Every home has a unique history and has it’s own set of challenges.

Pre-Approval

Unless you have cash to buy, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is the key to unlocking your home buying dreams. I work with many lenders who have access to many programs such as VA, USDA, FHA, first time home buyer programs, and more. I’ll work hard to guide you through every step of the process so we can get to closing.

Closing

When you’re buying a property, the ultimate goal is closing. When we get to the closing table, I’ll make sure there are no surprises. We’ll work together to go over all closing costs before that day and make sure we can execute a properly negotiated agreement between you and the sellers. I’ll do all the legwork with the attorney and the bank to make sure all you have to do is sign the paperwork and get the keys.

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First-Time Homebuyers

A lot of my clients are first time home buyers. I know of a variety of special programs for financing and incentives to help you on your journey. This is probably the biggest purchase you’ll make in your life, and it for many people it’s the last home they’ll buy. Let me guide you through the process. I know what to do. Let’s do this..

Seniors

Are you a senior specialist? Maybe you have the SRES certification? If so, what issues are most important to seniors buying a home? How are you equipped to help them with those issues?

Moving

Do you need a moving van? Truck? Hand cart? Straps? When your home closes I’ll assist with the cost of moving, and I I’ll even help you pack and unpack your things. I’ve been helping people move for a long time, so I figured I might as well help my clients.

Home Warranty

I provide a free home warranty for all of my buyer clients when they close with me. Certain restrictions apply.

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“The deal of a lifetime only comes around about once every seven days.”

It’s true.

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Buying A Home

Purchasing a home or piece of property is probably one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. There are a whole bunch of reasons you should purchase a home instead of renting If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already made the decision to purchase a home. Congratulations! Owning a home is not just buying a house; it is investing in your financial well being. Homeowners experience all of the financial benefits of home ownership in addition to enjoying a higher standard of living.

Now that you’ve decided to purchase a home, getting the right Realtor that will work for you is of the utmost importance. My guarantee is to provide the highest quality of excellence in assisting you with purchasing real estate in Western North Carolina. I believe in a no hassle, no gimmick, and 100% satisfaction of service guarantee. I have a vast knowledge of the real estate market in Asheville and the surrounding areas. Real estate is my passion that is second only to making sure your home buying dreams become reality. Click here to search for properties.

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What will I do for you?

Being a realtor is a truly remarkable position. Not only do I get to help people buy a home, I also get to know them and actually help people live their dreams. My mission is to listen to your needs and put you and your family in the right home. I will do research on homes in Asheville and the surrounding area and do my absolute best to ensure your money is well spent. Communication will happen between us as often or as little as you’d like. Part of my responsibilities include showing you property in person. I will happily accompany you to scheduled showings of property that peaks your interest. Once you’ve found the home you want, I will assist you in making an offer to purchase. After the offer to purchase is provided to the seller, I will monitor the progress to closing. You will be made aware of anything that happens to impede the closing process. I’ll even be there when you get the keys to your new property!

And what else?

Because buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, it comes with a lot of things to consider. In addition to everything above, I will advise you of available financing options, provide you with a list of recommended closing attorney’s, assist you with setting up local utilities, help you with finding a homeowners insurance options, provide a free market analysis for your new home, provide information for home warranty providers, and provide a quality list of Allied Member home inspectors.

If you’ve never purchased a home before, I know this can be a lot to take in all at once. Don’t worry, I know what to do! I’ve purchased many homes for myself and assisted many clients over the years. Contact me today and we can started.

Protecting Your Interests

As a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina, I am both legally and ethically required to inform you of your rights and my responsibilities while I’m working for you.

To review the “Working With Real Estate Agents” brochure, please check out this link:

http://www.ncrec.gov/pdf/brochures/workingwagents.pdf

I am required to present you with a copy of this and obtain your signature to verify you fully understand the different types of agencies involved in a real estate transaction. Basically, I want to protect you and your interests. At some point I will ask you to review and sign this document as required by law. This is not obligating you to anything, it is simply informing you of your rights granted by the state of North Carolina and practiced by all licensed realtors in NC.

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What if?

Having a buyers agent greatly improves your negotiating power by creating a shield of privacy between both parties. What if you walked by the home you’ve been looking for and see a giant for sale sign in the front yard? Let’s say it’s an open house and you’re viewing the property while the listing agent is there. Now imagine you tell the listing agent that the house is everything you’ve been looking for, you’re in a crunch to move quickly, and lots of other personal details about your situation. If they’re doing they’re job as a seller agent, they’ve already told the property owner everything. At this point you’ve given the selling agent all kinds of information that will be given to the property owner that will be used against you in a negotiation. This doesn’t always happen, but if you’re interested in purchasing a home, it’s almost always in your best interest to sign a buyers agreement with a real estate agent who will act as your buyers agent to protect your interests.

As a buyer it doesn’t cost you anything out of pocket to use a buyer agent. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain from using an experienced realtor like me to get the most out of your home purchase and protect your interests in the process.

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Due Diligence

Due diligence is a term used often in real estate. Sellers usually don’t have to worry about due diligence, because they’re just getting money for their property. Due diligence relies solely on the shoulders of the buyer in a typical real estate transaction.

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I’m sure you may have read someone at some point say: “Make sure you do your due diligence.” Due diligence is your duty as a buyer to investigate the purchase of a property. When you make an offer, you will typically be asked to include a due diligence period. This is the amount of time you have available at your disposal to perform any home inspections required by you or your lender. When you’re shown a house, you usually have a short time to look over aesthetic things such as layout, paint color, location, etc… Most lenders will usually require a home inspection and an appraisal, which involves a more detailed approach to inspecting your investment. Purchasing a home or other piece of real estate is ultimately your decision. You’re going to want to make sure you back up your decision with proper analysis and research.

Home Inspections

A home inspection in the state of North Carolina is an inspection performed by a professional licensed by North Carolina Inspector Licensure Board. You can of course do your own inspection for your own purchase, but unless you know what you’re doing this is ill advised. Hiring a professional provides an unbiased look at the property. The inspection report provided by a licensed home inspector is an evaluation of the visible components of a home such as electrical, heating, plumbing, roofing, foundation and others. A home inspection is not an appraisal, nor does it provide you with estimated costs of repairs. To get estimates for repair it is highly recommended to call an appropriate contractor who is licensed and experienced.homes for sale in black mountain nc

The buyer is usually obligated to pay for a home inspection. It is advised that you be present during the home inspection so the inspector can advise you in person of the report. There are many things a home inspection report does not cover, and this is best handled by simply asking the home inspector. Once you have a home inspection, this report belongs to you, because you paid for it. The home inspector has your best interest in mind, since you’re the employer. It is not uncommon for a seller to provide a home inspection if they are motivated to sell a property. In this case a home inspection report and details of repairs made to a property are usually provided to avoid a redundant home inspection. Of course if you don’t feel comfortable with this you can always order your own. If you’re thinking of selling a home it’s a good idea to order a home inspection so you can make repairs yourself before a buyer brings it to your attention before closing.

Appraisals

If you’re borrowing money to purchase a property, the lender will almost always require an appraisal. This is to make sure the amount of money they’re fronting for the purchase is protected by using the home as collateral. There will usually have to be at least a 100% value to loan ration. In other words, you probably can’t borrow a million dollars if the market value worth five hundred thousand. In this scenario, the property would need to appraise at one million or more for the bank to consider it a good investment.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee

Being ready to work for you is not just a promise, it’s a guarantee.  In addition to abiding to real estate laws, and a strict code of ethics, I promise my clients the highest standard of excellence.  In all the hours of real estate training and licensing law, many of the aspects of real estate that are the most important for a buyer or seller are not talked about.  I am here to make sure you get excellence in service during every part of the real estate buying or selling process.

Buyers

I became a real estate agent because of a deal that fell though because an agent would not call me back.  The property was gone in less than 24 hours because of this common and unacceptable lack of response from an agent.  I guarantee to respond to your call, text, or email within 24 hours.  I make every effort to respond immediately.  I will help you through every step of the home buying process.  Knowing which banks in town have the right loan for you is part of my job and I am here to answer any questions that might arise during the pre-approval process or closing.  I promise to listen to the type of home you are looking for and find it for you if it is on the market.  My job is to help you find your home, not talk you into buying just any home.  I never want you to feel pressured or uncomfortable.  I enjoy candid conversation.  If you don’t like a property feel free to tell me and we will move on.   Viewing properties should be fun and exciting, not a chore.  When you find property that feels right, I will promptly write an offer to purchase and keep you updated until closing.  I will point out any noticeable defects in the home and recommend some excellent home inspectors to make sure you are aware of every aspect of the home.  I will recommend several excellent closing attorneys and I promise to be there at closing and when you get the keys to your new home.  Where is the guarantee?  If you are ever not satisfied with me there is absolutely no obligation.

Sellers

One of the most important things I can do for you is my photo guarantee.   I promise 24 (the maximum allowed by MLS) quality photos of your home or land.  I will walk you though getting your home photo ready.   I will also make suggestions for getting your home ready to sell.  Its important to fix all those little things that could turn a potential buyer off.   Once your home is on the market, I will update you as much or as little as you would like.  Weekly progress reports and feedback from recent showings can be very helpful in getting your home where it needs to be to sell.  Your home with be both on the local MLS, sent out via email to every realtor in the area,  and uploaded to over 2000 other websites such as Zillow, Tulia, and Realtor.com  that are used by thousands of potential buyers on a daily basis.  Once an offer is submitted, I will present it to you immediately.  If you need help weighing the positives and negatives of the offer, I can help explain what each aspect may mean in regards to the buyers ability to close.  Whatever comes your way during the home selling process, I will be there to help you make it to closing.  Where is the guarantee?  If you are ever not satisfied with me there is absolutely no obligation.

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