In this blog we are going to dive into the process of purchasing a home and also selling a home. Each month I will elaborate on the steps to making your first home purchase before we move into the topic of selling your home. Join me as I prepare you to make what could be the largest financial purchase/sale of your life or maybe the first of many! Let's Connect! IG: @RealtorSharena FB:@RealtorSharena Twitter: @RealtorSharena
Tiffani R. Hawes graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in December 2013. Prior to and during law school, Mrs. Hawes worked as a real estate paralegal for more than eight years.
During this time, Mrs. Hawes gained the knowledge and skills necessary to open up The Hawes Law Firm, LLC, which currently specializes in real estate closings. Listen in to episode 6 to learn about her role as the closing attorney and what happens during the actual closing.
Kemah Henry owns her own Allstate agency in Buford, GA. She is committed to helping her clients assess their immediate and long-term needs and choose options that will help them achieve their goals. When you want to explore options for protecting your home, personal property, or financial future, she's available to answer your questions. Most of those questions will be answered in this episode of The Real Estate Connect Podcast. Check it out!
In this episode of The Real Estate Connect Stanley Jackson on CVS Environmental Testing LLC breaks down the importance of a home inspection. As a Realtor, I recommend that all of my clients get a home inspection, even with new construction. In this episode we learn why the inspection is important and how it can save you thousands of dollars down the road!
Listen to Episode 4 here:
Stanley Jackson started CVS Environmental Testing LLC in March 2014. He wanted to help home buyers make an informed decision on one of the most important purchases of their life. He is a certified home, mold, asbestos & lead inspector.
He takes enormous pride in his communication skills, personality, professionalism and attention to detail of every home inspection.
Each inspection receives a detailed report at the best value, that will help you avoid costly surprises in the future.
To schedule a home inspection in Atlanta or to contact Stanley with questions:
In this episode of The Real Estate Connect we interview Quanyatta Benson of Alterra Home Loans. She explains to us the pre-approval process and gives us the details on how to get approved for a home loan!
Listen here and find out what you need to do to prepare for the mortgage process:
Quanyatta Benson is a seasoned entrepreneur. Her experience encompasses over 15 years of residential and commercial lending as well as consulting for small businesses.
Over the years, she has helped hundreds of first time and move up buyers to achieve their dreams with mortgage options tailored to their needs. Quanyatta Benson studied at Florida Technical Institute. She is a Licensed Mortgage Professional in multiple states, Certified Business Consultant and Public Speaker. She has spoken to packed rooms of people hungry for knowledge and motivation in her field of expertise! Quanyatta’s dedication to building strong relationships by empowering others through sharing valuable information and delivering results makes her a powerhouse on any team.
She is the mother of two wonderful sons ages 18 & 24 years old whom are loved tremendously. When she is not working with clients, her hobbies includes: interior decorating, traveling, volunteering and horseback riding.
To schedule a consultation or submit an application:
Once you have allowed your loan officer to pull your credit and you have submitted all of your required paperwork, the loan officer will issue you a pre-approval letter. The pre-approval letter will specify the maximum purchase amount for your home, the loan type, the percentage and dollar amount of your down payment as well as the anticipated interest rate. It will also have an expiration date of between 30 and 90 days depending on the lender you are using.
For many, the very first person they call when they decide to purchase a home is a real estate agent. The best way to find an agent you can trust, is by referral. Of course you can also research agents online, look at their reviews and follow their blogs and social media to see if they might be a good fit. While there is nothing wrong with contacting an agent first, don’t be surprised or alarmed if the first question they ask is either “have you spoken with a lender” or “are you already pre-approved”? I promise they are not trying to blow you off. There is a method to our madness and our inquiry is only because we have your best interest at heart.