Turning Dreams into Reality
Apache Drive, Winston Salem (Wallburg), NC 27107
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1204 SqFt
This home wouldn't have sold for enough to pay off the mortgage. The owners couldn't afford the costs of remodeling. My family partnered with the owners to remodel this home and get it sold quickly to a family that really loves it. The sellers paid off their mortgage and made a good profit and so did we. A win for everyone! Can we help you get your property in good shape and get it sold? Shoot me an email or give me a call. Let's discuss the options. Like new, but affordable! Newly remodeled home in rural area, friendly neighbors, no through traffic. Kitchen pantry. All New: rear deck, waterproof vinyl plank flooring, carpet, custom tilework in baths, cabinets, granite countertop w/blt-in sinks, vanity, insulation, plumbing & light fixtures. Wallburg is centrally located within 20 minutes of WS, GSO, HP, KV, TV, LX; Very desirable schools inc. new Oak Grove High.Property Details
NC Highway 67 Near Weldon Road (Yadkin County), East Bend, NC 27018
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
Escape the hustle bustle of the city when you come come. Nice, relatively level, partially cleared, landscaped acreage ready for your new home. Beautiful scenery, near golf course and wineries between the small towns of East Bend and Boonville in Yadkin County.Property Details
1801 Union Cross Road, Winston Salem, NC 27107
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
Located right off of I-74/US 311 Bypass at the edge of fast-growing Kernersville where demand is booming! This 12 acre parcel is slated for rezoning from its current AG zoning to Moderate Density Residential with site plan approval. The new zoning would allow for a density of up to 8 dwellings per acre so it could be approved for up to 96 single family homes and/or multi-unit buildings or a mixture with a site plan for maximum potential use of the acreage and the highest return on investment. The Union Cross/Sedge Garden area is a very good area. Its centrally located about 7 minutes from the hearts of Winston-Salem, Kernersville and High Point. There are several large manufacturing plants and an industrial park for employment, schools, churches and nice homes and subdivisions in very close proximity. The property is located next to very desirable school, Union Cross Traditional Academy. I've met many parents who drive for 30 minutes or so to bring their children to the school who would love to have a home nearby. The owners are willing to consider proposals from experienced professionals for joint ventures in the development.Property Details
HB Land at I-74, High Point Rd & Union Cross Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27107
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
Be the only convenience store and/or restaurant at this very busy intersection adjacent to Hwy 311/I-74 in the Fast Growing Kernersville Area!!! Nine lots totaling 3.836 acres are slated for rezoning for retail/restaurant use with approval of a specific site plan. There is public water and sewer, abundant frontage and visibility from Hwy 311/I-74, Union Cross Road and High Point Road. Centrally located less than 10 minutes from the hearts of Winston-Salem, Kernersville and High Point. No restaurant or retail competition in the immediate vicinity. Several very large manufacturing plants, schools, large churches and subdivisions in very close proximity. This neighborhood needs gas, snacks, drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. They want a good sit-down restaurant. A fast food restaurant would do well too. Your business would be close enough to get one of those coveted blue highway signs saying "Food or Gas This Exit" with your logo! Your sign or billboard would be visible from the interstate. Here's your chance to go for it!!! ALL DATA IS BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE, BUT IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY POTENTIAL BUYERS. See attached information from planning board.Property Details
6560 Doral Drive, Tobaccoville, NC 27050
4 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1917 SqFt
Inspection discovered repair needs, currently in process. This newly remodeled, very charming, 11 room house built in 1920 on almost an acre offers tons of possibilities! Recent updates totaling about $30,000 include: new landscaping, refinished original hardwoods, new carpet and vinyl flooring, fresh paint, new plumbing fixtures and an all new master bath making the master bedroom a master suite. No septic records due to age of the house. Additional water hookup & septic system added in 1996 for 2 BR MH in the back yard for relative's use. (Has been removed.) Per owner, both septic tanks are connected to house & were pumped about 5 years ago.Property Details
0 Chandler Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1200 SqFt
Design your own dream home at a very affordable price! Actual price will depend on the model, floor plan and options selected. Conveniently located half acre plus lot off of Old Greensboro Road, near Reidsville Road (Hwy 158), New Walkertown Road (Hwy 311) and I-40 Business; very convenient drive to Winston Lake YMCA, Winston Salem State University, beautiful Salem Lake and downtown area for business, recreation, shopping and dining. This property is also offered for sale as a vacant lot for $11,999.Property Details
1305 Thunder Run, Boonville, NC 27011
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1000 SqFt
If you like simple country living, check this out! Very well maintained, neat, clean double wide mobile home on 1.5 acres in a nice, quite rural neighborhood. Minutes from the Yadkin River (great for fishing) and the Silo Run Golf Course with 18 holes over 6,790 sf. Relax on the deck and enjoy beautiful views of rolling hills, valleys and fields with mountains in the distance. 12' x 16' Storage building included. Well is 320 feet deep with enough water for additional home if permitted on the acreage.Property Details
Canyon Drive, Rural Hall, NC 27045
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
The ONLY three lots available in Beechcliff, a well-established neighborhood with beautiful mature trees, nice homes and even nicer neighbors in a very desirable, convenient area, just minutes from shopping, dining, recreation and Highway 52. Approximately 1.48 acres, great for a nice home, beautiful yard, play area and garden space or build 2 or 3 homes with proper planning.Property Details
1036 Dogwood Drive, King, NC 27021
3 Beds | 2.10 Baths | 2362 SqFt
Beautiful completely remodeled home; rural neighborhood, yet convenient, only about 5 miles from restaurants, shopping & Hwy 52. Home comes with; paved drive, over-sized 2 car garage, front porch, side walk, storage bldg, spacious yard, rear deck & 25' above ground salt water pool, complete w/new liner; 2 wood burning fireplaces, basement, attic, updated kitchen complete with Samsung appliances, including a double oven; master bath w/ skylight, jetted tub, and separate shower.Property Details
551 Apache Drive, Winston Salem (Wallburg), NC 27107
4 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1619 SqFt
Newly Remodeled 4 Bedroom Home in Oak Grove School District, Wallburg. Awesome neighborhood! Incredible schools! Newly remodeled.4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1619 SF home built in 1971. 10 closets! Open floor plan. Private Master Suite on one end; 3 BRs & full bath on the other. Back up propane wall furnace great for power outages or extra cold temperatures..Recent improvements: brand new roof, new 4 ton 20 seer Trane heat pump, duct work, SmartPhone accessible thermostat, vinyl plank flooring throughout, custom frosted glass window, front door with sidelights, vanity, custom tile floor & shower surround, light fixtures, ceiling fans, paint. Landscaping in process. Build a garage in back off the kitchen if you'd like. Washer, dryer and dishwasher included. Allowance for new appliances negotiable w/acceptable offer. This was our personal home for 20 years, It was a wonderful home. We couldn't have asked for better schools or a better neighborhood for our children to grow up in.Property Details
1541 Finwick Drive, Pfafftown, NC 27040
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1602 SqFt
Don't miss this opportunity to own "Like New" at a very affordable price. This home needs nothing but a loving family. Adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with upstairs bonus room and 2-car garage in desirable Long Creek Village. Nice, open plan, living room fireplace with gas logs. Dining room and master suite open to patio. Recently updated with new hardwoods, carpet, tile, lighting, granite and paint. Common area including walking trail, sidewalks, park and pool make this a steal for only $500 in dues annually.Property Details
4006 South Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27127
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1648 SqFt
COMPLETELY RENOVATED! New floors, windows, roof, vinyl siding, stainless steel appliances, and more! Just minutes from downtown, conveniently located close to the interstate, shopping, restaurants, and schools! This home has beautiful 8.5-foot ceilings, main level laundry, and a gorgeous private master suite fully equipped with his and her closets, recessed lighting, and a spacious master bath. Perfect deck and backyard for those summer cookouts and entertaining friends and family!Property Details
586 John Lookabill Road, Lexington, NC 27292
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1620 SqFt
Secluded home sitting on 6+ acres with all the bells and whistles. Just recently renovated, new flooring, fresh paint, new cabinets, granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms. HORSE READY with fencing, two run-ins and tack/feed room. Heated/cooled 30 x 40 garage that also has guest quarters above it. Huge lean-to behind the garage that would be perfect for hay or tractor. Beautiful natural area with a patio and fire pit for entertaining.Property Details
6004 Cain Forest Drive, Walkertown, NC 27051
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1352 SqFt
This newly remodeled home with wood siding & brick foundation on a half acre would be a great starter home or investment property. Fresh paint; vinyl plank flooring & sheet vinyl in the kitchen & bathrooms. The living room, dining room & kitchen are spacious and open. There are lots of kitchen cabinets, an island, a separate area w/a built in desk & another room for storage or an office, a pantry & laundry between the kitchen & back door. The master bath has dbl doors, a nice garden tub & separate shower.Property Details
2711 Westgate Drive, High Point, NC 27265
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1038 SqFt
Adorable 1,038 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 0.27 acre lot on a quiet, dead end street in Westover Gardens subdivision, currently being completely remodeled and made almost new again! Located within minutes of employment, schools, churches, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and medical facilities. Paved drive; two storage buildings; public water, sewer and sidewalks. Central air; natural gas heat and gas water heater; insulated vinyl windows. Living room and dining area are spacious, bright and sunny with an open ceiling, bay window and double glass doors out to the big wooden deck great for grilling out and relaxing after a long day. Nice kitchen with range/oven, exhaust fan, refrigerator and garbage disposal. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Spacious bedrooms with good closet space with built-in shelving; Constructed in 1995; being renovated now with fresh paint, new appliances, new light fixtures, new carpet and tile flooring and lots of other improvements. Required minimum down payment of $10,000 with the balance financed at 5% interest with payments around $700-$800 monthly, depending upon terms negotiated with an agreement to refinance within 7-10 years.Property Details
1908 Fox Creek Court, High Point, NC 27265
3 Beds | 1.50 Baths | 1254 SqFt
Brick home in nice, well-maintained neighborhood conveniently located off Eastchester Drive (NC Hwy 68) near I-74/US Hwy 311. Nice neighborhood. Very convenient to High Point and Greensboro. Large living room open to dining room with bay window. Possible 4th bedroom in basement. Everything is in working order, just waiting for a family to make it their home. House has been updated with fresh paint and some carpet and tile work. Owner will consider financing for up to 10 years at 5% with $10,000 +/- down. Monthly payments are negotiable, based upon amount of down payment and term of financing. Use an online mortgage calculator to see the possibilities.Property Details
1212 East Sunrise Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360
2 Beds | 1.00 Baths | 640 SqFt
This cute 2 or 3 bedroom home near the Randolph County line in a rural area of Thomasville will be a perfect fit for someone. Your choice: 3rd bedroom or a larger living room. Quiet, country neighborhood with only 1 neighbor; surrounded by fields & trees, nice, private yard with a fig tree, two pecan trees & an apple tree; large front & side deck; original hardwoods; marble kitchen floor; custom tile shower; stove; refrigerator; well water so low utilities; low county taxes & insurance.Property Details
717 Texas Avenue, Burlington, NC 27217
3 Beds | 1.00 Baths | 898 SqFt
3 Bedroom, 1 bath, 898 SF, 1946 Contemporary Home on 0.2 Acres; Quiet Street; Nice, Partially Fenced Back Yard; Front Porch; Rear Deck; Storage Building; Hardwoods and Vinyl Plank Flooring Throughout; Fresh Paint; New Marble Countertops; Range/Oven with Fan Hood; Refrigerator; Washer/Dryer Connections in Separate Laundry/Storage Room; Working Fireplace; Rear Bedroom has Separate Entrance. Owner will negotiate new roof with acceptable offer. Convenient to interstate, downtown Burlington, Alamance Community College, schools and area employment centers.Property Details
4005 Glenn Knoll Court, Winston Salem, NC 27107
4 Beds | 2.50 Baths | 2059 SqFt
This charming, spacious home is nestled among trees on one of the most picturesque lots in the area: 0.62 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac; well-landscaped front yard; natural back yard w/large rock formations, lots of wildlife, a creek, a spacious 2nd story deck w/a beautiful view & shaded patio underneath. Only 6 homes sold in MLS within the past 3 years in a 3 mile radius that have ALL the features this home has to offer! Improvements totaling about $15,000 within the past year: new HVAC, water heater, stainless steel refrigerator, floor coverings and neutral paint throughout. The finished, daylight basement has a separate entrance so perfect for a home business, guest suite...or add a bathroom for an efficiency apartment or in-law quarters. The spacious dining area w/bay windows provides another opportunity for the view. Enjoy the feel of the country with the convenience of being close to employment, schools, churches, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and medical facilities. Located just minutes from Kernersville, I-74/US 311 or I-40. Less than 20 minutes to central Winston Salem, High Point, PTI Airport & most areas of Greensboro.Property Details
3 BR, 2 Bath Home on Almost an Acres Near Belews Lake, Stokesdale, NC 27357
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1120 SqFt
Move-in ready 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,120 SF well-maintained double-wide manufactured home with a double garage wired for electricity and phone on almost an acre in a quiet, rural; yet conveniently located, Stokesdale...about 5 minutes from Belews Lake. Garden tub and separate shower in master bath; Dead end private road; paved drive; additional storage building; HVAC recently upgraded with reconditioned CA unit and new thermostat. Furnance was serviced as well. Washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator included.Property Details
1903 Fox Creek Court, High Point, NC 27265
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1516 SqFt
Nice fenced yard with beautiful flowers and shade trees in a well-maintained neighborhood conveniently located off Eastchester Drive near US Hwy 311. Concrete drive; stone parking or patio area; brick pavers; front porch; 3 storage buildings; spacious foyer; brand new carpet and paint in the den; spacious eat-in kitchen with laundry area; extra room with a fireplace for either a dining room or a living room; bonus room off of kitchen for an office, workshop, playroom or storage; newly remodeled bathroom; master bedroom w/bath plus two additional bedrooms. Owner prefers cash, but will consider financing for up to 7 years w/$20,000 down.Property Details
1307 Bothwell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
3 Beds | 1.00 Baths | 1911 SqFt
Lease Purchase or Owner Financing Available w/a minimum of $10,000 Down! Terms & new appliances are negotiable. Large, deep lot great for children & dogs. Completely remodeled: fresh paint; new carpet, tile & vinyl plank flooring; new ceiling fans; updated kitchen; updated bath w/dbl vanity; cedar closets w/shelving; working wood-burning fireplace; credenza with shelving; dry, clean basement; attic for storage; unused space for an upper level bath. Hospital, park nest street. Must see inside to appreciate!Property Details
Convenience Store & Land for Development, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
This transaction is a great example of how owner financing can be very beneficial for sellers as well as buyers. The sellers needed to avoid a large capital gains tax so agreeing to $50,000 down and about $2,000 monthly for 14 years was much better than accepting $350,000 cash at closing. Plus the sellers net about $30,000 extra in interest. The buyers wanted to purchase with as little down as possible, especially since they were remodeling the store right away. The $50,000 was enough to cover everything except the real estate: goodwill, inventory, furniture, fixtures and equipment. It was also enough to make the sellers feel confident that the buyers would always make their payments as scheduled. Since this is an older gas station, it may have been difficult finding a bank to finance it, so yet another problem averted by owner financing. We love getting creative and solving problems by thinking outside the box of the possibilities for our clients.Property Details
703 Summit Road, High Point, NC 27295
2 Beds | 1.00 Baths | 1054 SqFt
A friend of mine, who had always lived in an apartment, fell in love with this house and all its character. He didn't even want to tour any other properties. Since it was built in 1947 and needed some repairs, the first mortgage broker and lender made things difficult. They were requiring repairs that had to be completed by a licensed contractor BEFORE approving the loan. The seller wasn't paying for any repairs. The buyer wasn't going to hire an expensive contractor to do repairs he could do. No one felt it was fair. So...we fired the mortgage broker and the lender. With the seller's permission. we did some minor repairs on the house. The buyer got financing through his bank with comparable terms. It took a lot of time, effort, patience and understanding from all concerned, but I refused to let him give up. We pushed until we made his dream come true. He is very happy with his new home and his new life. This was one of my most difficult residential sales to get closing, but it is the most rewarding so far. Reason I love real estate: the people, the variety, the challenge and the rewards.Property Details
482 Apache Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
4 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1974 SqFt
This beautiful, four bedroom, two bath contemporary style home has a big front yard, winding stream, rock bridge, concrete drive way, wooden front deck, rear patio, nice landscaping and a wooden swing. The main level consists of a spacious, open living room with a wood-burning fireplace insert, dining room, kitchen, big laundry room with shelving, a full bath connecting to the master bedroom and a one car garage. The upper level has 3 bedrooms and a full bath. Built in 1977, but very well-maintained. Recent renovations are new roof, new gutters, new insulation, new two-zone heat pump system, new patio door, new windows, exterior re-stained, interior painted, new carpet and vinyl. In desirable Wallburg with the great schools, rural atmosphere, yet convenient access to neighborhood shopping, restaurants, a doctors’ office and even a veterinarian. Plus it’s within 15-30 minutes of any area of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Kernersville.Property Details
Marvin Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
3 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 1044 SqFt
This cash buyer was moving from New York to be closer to family. After showing him 23 properties and making a offers on a few, we were able to negotiate the very best price possible for this foreclosure. It was in rough shape, but has "good bones", a perfect project for this experienced carpenter and investor.Property Details
Ivy Ridge Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
5 Beds | 2.50 Baths | 3500 SqFt
A military family contacted us after seeing a house we were advertising. The husband was being transferred from Colorado Springs. They were in a time crunch. After many, many phone conversations and emails, video touring 21 homes with them using FaceTime Video and negotiating offers on 4 properties, they located a house that was for sale by owner on Craiglist. I researched the house in public records, ran a Comparative Market Analysis, contacted the sellers and negotiated a commission. We placed an offer. After some negotiating, we had a contract. The buyers were a bit nervous since they were going through the process without actually seeing the property for themselves, but they had the inspection report. We had gone through it with a fine toothed comb. The requested repairs were being completed. They were coming the day before closing so worse case scenario, they could back out and only lose their earnest money and the fees for the appraisal and inspection. It was pretty stressful for them and us, but the sale closed just fine and the family is happy with their purchase. We were happy to go above and beyond for someone who serves our country.Property Details
Lakeview Circle, Thomasville, NC 27264
3 Beds | 1.20 Baths | 2121 SqFt
This home was sold for the asking price of $120,000 with $14,000 down and payments of less than $1,000 monthly including principle, interest at 3.75%, property taxes and insurance. Original ad: This charming three bedroom home has a large back yard with space for a garden and sectional fencing. The 2,121 sf consists of a large living room, a kitchen, a dining room, a spacious den with a lovely wood-burning fireplace, three bedrooms, one full bath, two half baths and a spacious bonus room that is unfinished as far as the walls and flooring and heated and cooled separately. The bonus room has a half bath and a separate entrance so there’s lots of potential. Recent improvements include brand new custom tile flooring in the kitchen and dining room, a new heat pump in 2006 and a new roof in 2013. There are original hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms. It is conveniently located within minutes of restaurants and shopping centers, including a Walmart. We’ll be taking applications for the opportunity to purchase this home with owner financing. Perfect credit is not required, only a down payment and a steady income history.Property Details
154 N. Cedar Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
2 Beds | 1.10 Baths | 1348 SqFt
Getting the best price for this one was a bit of a challenge since it only had two bedrooms, but plenty of square footage. Original Ad: This nice, brick home is waiting for just the right owners to update the decor and add their personal touches. The property totals 1.08+/- acres with a separately wired workshop and three storage buildings. It has a huge yard with lots of space for gardening. It consists of a family room, a living room with a fireplace and gas logs, a kitchen, a dining room, a sunroom, 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a half bath and an unfinished basement. It was built in 1964 as a 3 bedroom home. One bedroom was converted to a dining room and a sunroom was added. The family room or living room could possibly be converted to a third bedroom or office. Although the address is Winston-Salem, this home is located in desirable North Davidson County in the small town of Wallburg. The Wallburg/Ledford schools are known for their quality. Wallburg has a quiet, country atmosphere, but is within 15-30 minutes of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point or Kernersville. Food Lion, CVS, Dollar General and several restaurants are just minutes away.Property Details
Casar Road, Lawndale, NC 28090
4 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 3360 SqFt
This family was in the process of moving from CA. They contacted us, came to an open house for an owner financed home and hired us to assist them in their search since we are familiar with creative financing. They both had messy divorces and their credit suffered, but they had good, steady incomes and a down payment. We found this house on Craigslist. It worked our great. The retired couple didn't have to cash out. It was actually be better for them tax wise if they did owner finance. We settled on $236,000 (full price plus $1,000 for attorney fees, recording etc.) with $6,000 down and $1,467.22 monthly for principle, interest, taxes and insurance with a balloon payment in 5 years. If the buyers are 30 days late on any monthly payment, all monies paid are forfeited and ownership of the property reverts back to the sellers unless a written extension is given so the sellers are protected. They were able to sell their house after trying for a few years as is for their asking price. The buyers are buying their dream home out in the country while they're rebuilding their credit instead of throwing their money away on rent.Property Details
Hasty Hill Road, Thomasville, NC 27360
4 Beds | 2.00 Baths | 2025 SqFt
A win-win-win situation!!! Another sale made possible with creative financing. Getting financing on this 1920 farmhouse would have been difficult. Some lenders won't even consider financing a house this old. The rest want it to be in pristine shape, which this one was not. The seller had an outstanding mortgage. The tenant, who had been working on the house and planned to purchase it, was in bad health. He was moving out so it needed to be sold fast or the owner would struggle with the mortgage payments. The buyer had a good, steady income, but credit problems due to a divorce. We were able to come to an agreement of $149,000 (the appraised value) with $5,000 down and $950 with interest monthly for five years. At the end of the five years, the buyer will be able to obtain a mortgage and pay off the seller. In the meantime, renovations are being made to the house and payments are being made for more than the monthly mortgage. Plus the seller is no longer responsible for repairs and maintenance. Worse case scenario: the buyer can't get a mortgage in five years. The parties either enter a new financing agreement or the seller gets the property back and can sell it again.Property Details
Sartin Road, Burlington, NC 27127
0 Beds | 0.00 Baths | 0 SqFt
We co-listed this lot with a local Realtor in Burlington because of the long drive and her knowledge of the area. We were able to get this done in 4 months from listing to closing and we sold for slightly more than the asking price.Property Details
NC State Certified: General Real Estate Appraiser #A5310 & Broker #222702
Business Owner: Real Estate Appraiser, Broker & Consultant
Forsyth Technical Community College, Business Administration/Accounting, 1985-1987
Forsyth Technical Community College, Real Estate Salesperson License, 1993
Forsyth Technical Community College, Real Estate Appraisal, 1996-1998
Forsyth Technical Community College, Real Estate Broker License, 2004
On a personal note...
What I enjoy most: Being "NaNa" to my grandchildren, spending quality time with loved ones, helping others improve the quality of their lives and ...ANYTHING to do with real estate.
Why I do what I do: I can't think of anything more rewarding than combining my desire to help others and my passion for real estate by assisting people with the purchase of a new home or investment property.
My Journey of Discovery
College (Wrong Turn): I've had a passion for real estate since I was a teenager. I wanted to be a general contractor, but my parents convinced me to play it safe and go for a degree in accounting. (Ugh) It didn't take me but one tax season to figure out that I wanted more out of life than sitting behind a desk eight hours a day, sorting through other peoples' paperwork and crunching their numbers. The work wasn't rewarding or challenging. It definitely was not for me.
Corporate World (Another Wrong Turn): Then I went to work for Piedmont Airlines and worked my way up to management. It was a good job as jobs go, but I still wanted more.
Following My Passion: I got my real estate sales license, worked under a broker, sold a couple houses, bought and made the commission on 10 rentals using the No Money Down training from Carlton Sheets. (Since then I've trained with lots of other experts. Yes, the methods they teach really work...IF you work them!) When USAir bought Piedmont Airlines and they combined management, I took the severance package. I worked as an office assistant and then office manager at two real estate firms. I wanted something more rewarding and challenging. I wanted to be able to spend more time with my children and enjoy life more.
Back to College on the Right Path: I wanted a business of my own. I went to night school for real estate appraisal. I landed a job at an appraisal firm, passed the appraiser trainee exam, completed my internship, passed the certified general real estate appraiser exam so I could appraise any property, residential or commercial, on my own. In 2005, I'd gathered the knowledge and experience I needed. It was time to spread my wings. I started my own appraisal business so I could choose my assignments, set my own schedule and double my income without doing any more work because I wouldn't have to split the appraisal fee. The appraisal business is a good fit for me. It provides variety and challenge because no two properties are the same. I can take time off to enjoy life when I want.
Something Was Still Missing: I still wanted more...so I've started investing again. I purchased four townhouses in December of 2014 out of foreclosure at about 60% of their value. I'd like to help other people cash in on some great deals. I've been blessed to be able to find career paths that fit me so well and that I really enjoy. Now I want to pay it forward and use my knowledge, skills and experience to help people turn their dream of owning a home or investment property into reality.
Audrey is a lot like me in that she wants a career she can enjoy; one that she finds rewarding, challenging, full of variety and allows her the flexibility to take time to enjoy life more and take care of her home and family. She went to college for a few years, changing her major a couple times. She graduated with a degree in the medical field about the time the medical industry was drastically changed due to all the new health care and insurance regulations. In spending time with me and taking some real estate training with me, she developed an interest and a love for the variety and challenges involved in real estate. She completed her brokerage class and passed her national and state tests with flying colors. I'm very proud of her because that's not an easy task. I value her creative input and thoroughly enjoy working with her.
Wendy Hendrix Rierson, Associate Broker & Auctioneer
Wendy is an excellent addition to our team. She shares the same values and love of God, country, people and real estate. She appreciates the challenges, the variety and the creativity of the profession. She has over 30 years of experience in full service estate auctions, business liquidations, consignments, real estate and personal property.
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At Ventures in Grace, we don’t just sell real estate. We solve problems, providing creative solutions to the unique challenges of today's real estate market. By the grace of God we help people to make their dream of owning a home or investment property a reality, through using our innovative thinking and creative techniques to meet the unique challenges of today's real estate market.
Services for Home Buyers
The purchase of a home and or investment property is one of the biggest financial decisions most people will ever make. It can be very stressful without the committed assistance of a real estate professional trained in all aspects of the investment and capable of exploring all the options available to you. We will start by referring you to a mortgage lender to see if qualify for traditional financing. If you can't qualify, we'll gather information on your specific financial situation, work though a budget with you, determine how much you have for down payment and how much you can safely afford as far as monthly housing costs. Then we'll discuss the area you'd like to live in, the type of home you'd prefer, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you need and other amenities you'd like to have in your new home. When we have all this vital information, we'll begin our search for the home that gives you the best value for your money. Once we find homes that meet your cirtieria, we'll tour the homes and you select one that's right for you, we'll make an offer, asking for creative financing that fits your budget and the negoiations begin. If you can qualify for a traditional mortgage, then your possibilities are only limited by the amount you can qualify for. Even if you can;t qualify for a mortage, there is still hope with creative financing.
Services for Sellers
We work with sellers who are anxious to get their homes or investment properties sold. We advertise on over 80 websites worldwide as well as the multiple listing service. We work to match seller's properties using our database of buyers. We'll work hard to create a win-win situation for both parties. We can now offer expertise and assitance with auctions.
Services for Investors
We'll make the initial contact with the owners, financial institutions or attorneys, ask all the pertinent questions, do all the research in public records, do a preliminary inspection, get a contractor to provide an estimate if repairs are needed and prepare preliminary income projections. We'll negotiate a fee with the investor depending on how much of this work they want us to do.
Services for Private Lenders
We match them with buyers who meet their lending criteria. The loans will be secured by the real estate so their money is safe.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. (Plus...it's certainly an incentive that if we don't meet your needs, we don't get paid. LOL.) We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver exceptional service you deserve.
Creative Solutions to the Unique Challenges of Today's Real Estate Market
During years of training in various aspects of real estate, I've accumulated and applied a lot of knowledge that has proven very useful in providing solutions to the challenges in the real estate market. One of the biggest challenges I've seen is the general public's lack of knowledge when it comes to how to purchase a home or investment property. So many people think they have to have a minimum of 10% down for a residence and 20-30% down for investment property. They also think they have to have perfect credit or there is no hope of them purchasing a property. This isn't the case, there are programs available that require as little as 3%, sometimes even 0% down. If you don't have perfect credit, a mortgage broker who is in the business to actually help people is happy to provide you with very specific instructions on how to improve your credit within a few months or a year or so. Even if you're credit is really bad, you still have options as long as you have a good, steady income and a little money for a down payment. I have purchased 10 rental properties and 2 homes without a mortgage. Every purchase, except for one was with no money down with creative financing techniques. These creative financing techniques are even more useful today with the tight lending restrictions. I didn't even apply for my first mortgage until I was 50 years old when I purchased four townhouses in foreclosure with absolutely none of my own money down. In real estate, the possibilities and opportunities are nearly endless if you know how to negotiate and structure your transactions. Our team has a wide range of knowledge and experience. In addition to experience with creative financing, we can now offer our clients expertise and assistance with auctions. Contrary to popular opinion, auction doesn't always mean buying or selling at a below market price. We will be happy to assist you every step of the way.
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