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HOMES |ASK THE EXPERTS
allow access to better choices, resources and
connections than if you were working on a
project on your own. As an added bonus, your
interior designer/decorator serves as a qualified
liaison to your construction team to help
avoid those dreaded construction delays and
unexpected changes to plans.
color palette around the bedrooms. Create
computerized images of what updates might
look like. Secure bids from licensed contractors
on necessary fixes and provide them to potential
buyers. Lower the price.
Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake
WILL THE NEW HE WASHERS CLEAN
YOUR CLOTHES AND ARE THEY BUILT
No, in today's market we recommend Speed
Queen. It fills completely with water, has a full
size agitator, a lid that doesn't lock, offers a 5
year parts and labor warranty, and built to last
25 years. It will clean your clothes!
Paul St. Clair
WHY DO THE REALTORS® I TALK
WITH WANT ME TO PRE-QUALIFY
WITH A LOCAL LENDER?
Accountability. REALTORS® know local
lenders are fully engaged in their markets
and communities. They are visible and
easily accessible unlike online or out-of-state
lenders. Your REALTOR® takes great comfort
in knowing the professional who will be taking
care of you while handling the financing of your
home. There are a lot of moving parts in a real
estate purchase and they know it is good practice
to have all the team players close at hand.
Embrace Home Loans, Roanoke
Senior Loan Officer, NMLS# 262904
HOW CAN YOU TURN AN "UGLY
BETTY" HOUSE INTO A QUICK SALE?
Leave brochures for new cabinets in the kitchen,
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU OFFER FIRST
TIME HOME BUYERS?
Meet with a trusted real estate professional to
learn about the process first. Many realtors offer
a first-time-buyer consultation that explains the
steps involved in purchasing a home. Next, I
recommend speaking with a reputable lender
so you can become pre-qualified and determine
your price range before you begin your home
ABR, GRI, Realtor, Long and Foster Real
Estate Inc., Roanoke
YOU ADVERTISE MKB, REALTORS
AS BEING "WE'RE LOCAL WE'RE
GLOBAL." WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
We have connections to the very best real estate
brokers through an invitation-only global
community of over 550 real estate companies
through Leading Real Estate Companies of the
World. LeadingRE provides us with world-class
marketing and resources allowing us to provide
you with the very best service.
Relocation Director, MKB Realtors
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