I want to buy a home in Wake County, but now what?

buying a Wake County home

CONGRATULATIONS!!  It is a great time to buy a home in the Triangle area of NC!  Lots of terrific homes are for sale and interest rates are at historical lows.  Home searching can be a really exciting event, but can be stressful too.  

My Job and my commitment to you is to make your home search as smooth and stress-free as possible.  

To create a smooth home purchase, we’ll get started by:

  • Identifying what is affordable by talking with a lender first.  This will save time and avoid feeling frustrated should we find a home you love that turns out to be out of reach financially. It is important to consider the financing options available and to begin the mortgage pre-approval process to know what you’re qualified for.
  • Previewing only those homes that closely meet your unique needs and interests. Getting distracted by homes that don’t match your criteria (or price range) can add confusion (and even chaos!) to the home finding process.  
  • Scheduling time to look at homes and neighborhoods. I will arrange showing appointments ahead of time.
  • Limiting conversation with the seller or their real estate professional if they are present when we are there.  Home sellers (understandably) often feel attached to their homes.  Sometimes unknowingly they can ruin YOUR interest in their attempts to sway you by discussing what THEY love.  If you imagine the home as their home and not your home it may cloud the home’s unique characteristics.
  • Taking notes, or using your preferred method of documenting features of each home.  If you’re a note-taker (like me!), we’ll provide Homefinding Worksheets to help evaluate each property.  This keeps the details of each home clear so that you later avoid wondering which house was it that had those features we loved…?
  • Communicating both the positives and negatives of each home.  I will ask you to tell me your thoughts about each property you see so that we may continue to assess your needs and buying criteria throughout the process… to ultimately find your ideal home.
  • Not forgetting that this is FUN!!
Ready to go find a Wake County area home you can call your own?  

Contact us and let’s get started!

Realtor® Designations – What They Mean and Why It’s Important

LEE & PAMELA ST. PETER, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO, E-CERT

We’ve worked very hard over the years to earn the designations above.  But why and what does it mean?

We’re not performing surgery, but just like you want your surgeon to be an M.D., it’s important your real estate agent has the proper industry credentials as well.

What do Realtor® Designations Mean?

Let’s start by defining each:

CRS Designation

Certified Residential Specialist® / CRS®:  CRS delivers the education, resources and connections agents need.  Covering topics from listing, selling, pricing, technology, marketing and more.  CRS is considered the symbol of excellence in residential real estate.


GRI Designation

Graduate, REALTOR Institute® / GRIsm:  This designation, is for all real estate agents who want a solid foundation.  It provides the platform necessary to becoming a successful agent.


ABR Designation

Accredited Buyer’s Representative / ABR®:  ABR is instrumental for Realtors® who will be representing home buyers.  Providing exclusive resources specifically related to staying up to date on home buying issues and trends, this designation provides unique insight on how to best serve home buyers.

 

e-Pro Designation

e-Pro®:  Never more important than now, e-Pro provides the tools and resources necessary to keep up in an ever-changing world of technology.  The majority of home buyers begin the search online.  It’s important your real estate agent understand more than just the fundamentals.


           e-Cert:  e-Certified sales associates have in-depth knowledge of leading Internet marketing solutions, digital imaging and electronic communication.

eCert is specifically a Prudential designation.

Why do Realtor® Designations Matter?

It’s important because it means as a home buyer or home seller in or near Wake County, NC you are getting very experienced, knowledgeable and skilled Realtors® you can trust with what could be one of your largest financial transaction.

We put in extra hours annually to stay up to date on everything that’s current in real estate.  We are serious about providing the most excellent service to our clients.