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Meet Holly Elliot, REALTOR®

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Meet Holly Elliot, REALTOR®

I have been serving my Community in the Real Estate Industry since 2006. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, I am knowledgeable in all the Hampton Roads cities. In 2009 I was the direct assistant to my Broker, Kimberly Plourde, assisting her with listing foreclosure properties for Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Chase, Wells Fargo & more.

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I was in this role until July 2013 when I went on my own and began to work with Investors to buy & flip and buy & hold. These experiences have provided me with the tools & knowledge to continue my career in assisting 1st time home Buyers, move up Buyers, Investors, & Sellers with their real estate needs. I am passionate about real estate & can’t wait to get started helping you!

Call Holly To Get Started! 757-513-3195

What Would You Do With One Million Dollars?

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What Could You Do With One Million?

Listing and selling properties for our clientele is the core of our business at EXIT Realty with one special feature added; sponsoring! Our salespeople have a unique advantage to earn huge revenues from helping to build the company. Here’s how: If John sponsors Mary into EXIT Realty whereby she is recruited by management as a sales agent and she, for example, generates $100,000 in gross earnings annually, he receives an mount equivalent to 10% of this as a special bonus paid out by EXIT Realty Corp. International as her transactions close. This amounts to $10,000 for that year and would total $100,000 in 10 years. If John sponsors in nine others with the same sales production (again as an example), his bonuses would amount to $1,000,000 in that same time frame, and that’s on top of his own commissions! Could you do anything with this?

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES of you having $1,000,000 in the bank in 10 years based on what you’re presently doing?

Call 757-466-1009 and ask for Ronda for a discreet appointment!

The Most Important Strategy For Selling Your Home…

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When it is time to sell your home, you want to price it to yield as much return as possible. Pricing strategy is one of the most important elements in selling your home.
A market analysis of your home will help you determine value. This involves analyzing the current competition–other like properties currently on the market. I’ll look at properties that have already sold, to determine what people have been willing to pay for similar properties. I will also analyze properties that haven’t sold, some of which are overpriced.

The goal is to price the property accurately for the marketplace. You don’t want to leave money on the table, but you don’t want to overprice your home either. If you overprice the property, you risk having your home sit on the market. Then you may have to drop the price below what you could have received if it had been priced correctly to begin with. Upon seeing a home that is fairly priced, most motivated buyers offer full or almost full price.

When you are ready to sell, I’ll be happy to stop by for a quick view of your home. Together we will price it to sell for top dollar, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you! Please call us at 757-466-1009 and let’s get started!

Meet Sara Vaughn, Realtor®!

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Meet Sara Vaughn, Realtor®

Sara Vaughn is a full time REALTOR who has been making her clients dreams a reality for over 12 years.  Sara Vaughn’s extensive knowledge and experience in helping Buyers, Sellers and Investors provide her with a unique view of the real estate market and trends that she is able to share with her clients to help them make the best decision for their needs and desires. A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, Sara Vaughn sells residential properties in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Ha

mpton and Newport News (Hampton Roads area). Sara Vaughn also has a great understanding of the unique Real Estate needs of the Military.  She previously Served the Military as a Civil Service Employee for over 15 years.  Her husband served 16 years in the Navy and currently works as a Government Contractor. Sara cares about her community by being an active member of the Roosevelt area Civic League.  Sara Vaughn is a warm and caring person who always has the best interest of others at heart, be it her family, her clients, or any person in need. As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, Sara Vaughn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the Hampton Roads. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you: Find Your Next Home You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home Exit Realty Central LogoSell a Home When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Consult on Home Selling Tactics Often times buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast. Sara Vaughn is here to help you throughout this wonderful Journey!

Meet Timothy Churchwell, Commercial Realtor®, CCIM

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Meet Timothy Churchwell, Commercial Realtor®, CCIM

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Exit Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in North America with thousands of independently owned and operated offices in Canada and the United States.  The company’s leaders have been recognized internationally as pioneers and strategic thinkers both within the real estate industry and in business.

Commercial And Special Markets Alliance

Exit Commercial and Special Markets Alliance is a group of commercial agents across multiple Exit Realty franchises who have standardized professionalism and training in commercial real estate.  The Alliance utilizes a collaborative, consultative approach with our clients.  We believe in working closely with our clients, forming long term, mutually beneficial relationships.  We cross train our agents to identify the needs and opportunities for our clients and team with appropriate specialists to meet those needs and opportunities.

Services offered by Commercial and Special Markets include:

Property Acquisitions and Dispositions

Investment Analysis

Property Valuations

Site Feasibility Analysis

Portfolio Analysis (Examining the risk and return of different properties within a real estate portfolio)

Tenant and Landlord Representation

Market Demographic Research and Forecasting

In conducting the above services, we often assist our clients with vendor relationship and management, financing, development, and facilities management, including property management.

Timothy Churchwell

Tim Churchwell received his BSBA in finance from East Carolina University and his CRPS from the College of Financial Planning.  He later earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), arguably the highest designation in real estate and has sat on the Executive Board for the Mid Atlantic chapter of CCIM.  He is the founder and managing director of the Commercial and Special Markets Alliance.  He has taught and consulted nationally on commercial real estate and guest lectured at Regent Law on commercial real estate.  During his career, he has earned numerous local and international awards.

Prior to entering real estate, Tim was a licensed New York Stock Exchange branch manager and was the founder and the managing director of The Cornerstone Advisory Group, a holistic financial planning division for a New York Stock Exchange firm.

Exit Realty Central LogoHe has sat on the board of directors for several organizations, including a federal credit union, an automobile buyer agency firm, and the Jefferson Davis Enterprise Zone and Business Incubator. He has consulted to organizations such as an international medical supply company, school district, financial services firms, real estate companies, and printing companies.

He is devoted to his family and community.  Some of his community involvements include Charter Member of the Huguenot Trail Rotary Club, board of Chesterfield CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and President of the Smithfield Rotary Club.  When not working, he can often be found doing community activities with his children or hiking, boating, and traveling.

Meet Cynthia James, Realtor®

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Meet Cynthia James, Realtor®

A native of Jamesville, North Carolina, Cynthia has been in the Hampton Roads area for 40 years. Being raised in a home of vulnerability, where there was much love, but not enough resources, her lifelong goal is to help people. Soon realizing her talent to fund raise Cynthia set out to make a difference the best way she knew how.

With that said, she has worked and touched the lives of many people in need through her efforts to
make a difference at the following non-profit agencies: The Samaritan House, (Director of
Development), The Up Center (Director of Development), American Red Cross of Southeastern Virginia (Major Gifts Officer), United Way of South Hampton Roads (Development Director) and the YWCA of South Hampton Roads (Acting Executive Director); EVMS Area Health Education Center (Public Relations
Coordinator & Director of Office Administration). Having now been certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Cynthia also served as Vice President of “Spiritual Blessings”, a substance abuse program at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Virginia Beach.

Cynthia currently serves as 1st Vice Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council (formerly Minority Advisory Council) for United Way of South Hampton Roads; is a former member of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter, where she also serves as Chair of the
Diversity & Inclusion Committee; is a former member of the Membership Committee for the Hampton
Roads Chamber of Commerce. She served as co-founder and co-facilitator of “Spiritual
Blessings”, a substance abuse support group.
Cynthia was honored for her dedication and outstanding leadership by the Diversity & Inclusion Council for United Way and at the Beta Theta Zeta Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Finer Womanhood Observance as one of the “Five Pearls of Leadership”. She also served as President of the Greater Tidewater Churches Softball League for several years where she received the Coach of the Year Award, while playing softball as well.

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Cynthia received her Master of Management Degree from Cambridge College majoring in Non-Profit & Public Organizational Management. She is
married, with one child and one grandson.

While there are many other accolades in her life, the above are the ones she is most proud of…serving
the needs of people.

Cynthia is highly knowledgeable in meeting the needs of people and would like to bring this talent to helping you buy or sell your home.

Office Phone: 757-466-1009
Cell Phone: 757-816-5378

Meet Cynthia Garrett, REALTOR®

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Cynthia Garrett. REALTOR®

Cynthia Garrett believes that the greatest gift she can give her clients is a smooth transaction that results from communication. Working in the field of special education for 30 years has prepared her to be a great listener and problem solver.  She worked in real estate while simultaneously teaching and has put her full effort into real estate since retirement. 

 Cynthia realizes that in a real estate transaction, teamwork is a must.  She is able to work with other agents, mortgage officers, lawyers, title companies, inspectors, contractors, and clients.

 Cynthia is able to  exhibit patience with clients and other professionals.

 Cynthia holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master of science degree from Old Dominion University, a Certificate of Completion from Alpha School of Real Estate and is a Certified Military Residential Specialist.  Cynthia has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years, and is experienced in the process of buying and selling real estate from beginning to end.   As a native of Hampton Roads, her real estate business is tremendously enhanced by her knowledge of the area.

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 When not busy with real estate, Cynthia enjoys being active in the community.  She volunteers with several nonprofit organizations and actively participates in church activities.  She has one adult child, Amber, who is an Opera Singer.  Cynthia enjoys traveling to see her perform across the country.  Even between real estate deals, Cynthia also enjoys viewing properties.

 Cynthia would like to thank you for giving her the opportunity to serve you.  The next step is to give her a call at (757)237-5326.  You may also email her at cynthia.garrett757@gmail.com. She is looking forward to hearing from you.

To get started, call Cynthia at 757-237-5326!

Brock Thompson Helps Military Clients Achieve Their Goals Of Home Ownership

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Brock Thompson, REALTOR®, EXIT Realty Central

One of the greatest joys in a real estate agent’s career is helping our servicemen and women with the purchases and sales of their homes. It’s an honor to serve those who serve our country.

However, this niche does have unique challenges. Many times our military families are asked to purchase a home in an area that they have never visited or know very little about. Often, they are not given a lot of time before they are asked to move to their next assignment.

Because military members often are being transferred from across the country, they usually don’t have the luxury of seeing houses and viewing properties on nights and weekends. Agents must work very hard to communicate with their out-of-town clients via phone calls, email, text, FaceTime and Skype to pinpoint what each buyer is looking for and to provide a long list of potential homes for them to narrow.

One can spend hours previewing homes for his or her clients and then provide them with extra pictures/videos of the properties in which they are interested. This helps the buyers get a better feel of the home than that provided by a general MLS listing. That way, if and when one’s clients are able to fly out to view properties, they can focus on a much more consolidated list of homes that meet the established criteria. The buyers can make their buying decisions with the peace of mind that they are seeing exactly what they want — not wasting time on houses that look good on paper but not in person.

Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson
Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson

After a long-distance client has decided on a home and a contract is accepted (usually after they’ve headed back to pack up their current house), it’s the agent’s job to coordinate all the details of the home-buying process. This includes home inspections, repairs before closing and any details that may be more difficult to take care of when one lives 3,000 miles away.

The same care and concern goes for listing a home for our country’s military families.

When the orders come for them to head to their next assignment, we as agents must act quickly to make sure that we get them in the best possible position to sell their home fast and efficiently for a fair market price.

Again, good communication is the key because they may not be here while the house is on the market. Good agents will coordinate and be present at any and all inspections and repair work that needs to be done, see that the landscaping is cared for, and generally attend to the needs of the property in the military member’s absence.

REALTORS® are often the first point of contact for many of our military members when they get stationed here. As REALTORS®, being a local expert is a huge help to those who are coming from out of the area.

Agents for military families do it all from the start to finish, taking care of the details and allowing our servicemen and women to focus on their jobs. This is one small way we can say “thank you” to the brave members of the United States armed forces.

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Brock Thompson is a Realtor with EXIT Realty Central in Norfolk and a member of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, the Virginia Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. He has won Top Producer and Agent of the Month awards in his office. REALTORS® are real estate agents who adhere to a strict code of ethics and work to protect and preserve private property rights;  Contact Thompson via www.brockthompsonrealestate.com, by email at brockthompson10@gmail.com or by calling 757-615-6359.

Story Credit goes to The Virginian Pilot Jul 2, 2016

Meet Amber McCormick, REALTOR®

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Meet Amber McCormick, REALTOR®

Licensed in Virginia since 1997. Serving others in Hampton Roads for over 20 years. How may I help YOU?

 Amber was born in Pensacola, Florida. Her family was relocated to Hampton Roads where her father was stationed as a federal firefighter at NAS Oceana. As a lifelong resident, Amber knows the Hampton Roads area completely.

 After purchasing her first home at age 18, Amber was determined to return the care shown to her by helping others on the road to home ownership. She spent several years as a professional Real Estate Assistant, gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in the market today. Amber makes it her business to provide the kind of personal and professional service her clients expect and deserve.

 Navigating buyers, sellers, and investors in multiple price ranges is what she does best. With over 20 years experience, Amber is proud to be selling homes to the third generation of buyers in one family! Helping our Military members with multiple home purchases, sales, and relocation. Amber offers

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Property Management services too! Her unique and award winning approach to real estate combined with up to date marketing technology has earned her a respected reputation in the real estate industry. She is dedicated to making each transaction smooth and worry free with good communication throughout the entire home-buying or selling process.

 Amber has the knowledge, tools, plus “hands on” experience assisting her clients in all aspects of Real Estate. Whether First Time Home Buyer Programs, Military Relocations, REOs, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Auctions, Rentals & Leases, Property Management, Commercial, Investments or Land & Farms; Amber can help YOU!

Call Amber to get started at 757-510-8352!

Meet Daniel Boyters, Realtor®

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Meet Daniel Boyters, Realtor®

Let me be on your side!! As a real estate agent and Class-A Contractor, I literally know this area and these homes inside and out. As your agent, I will always look out for your best interest and I will not rest until you’ve found the perfect home or perfect buyer. As a contractor, I’ve spent years assessing the condition of homes for sale in our area, and I will be on your side when it comes to dealing with condition issues, Inspectors and Contractors.

Find Your Next Home
I was born in Hampton Roads and have lived here all my life , so needless to say, I know the area! I will listen to you and your needs and weed through as many properties as it takes to find your next home. I will climb on roofs and crawl under houses and through attics to uncover the dirty little secrets these houses are hiding so you won’t waste your time putting in an offer on a house that’s ready to fall down. Don’t let someone buy your dream home while you’re bidding on a money pit.

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Selling a Home
When selling your home, I will bring all of my experience in preparing homes for sale to make sure your house is appealing to perspective buyers. When I find a buyer for you, I will be by your side through the entire process including dealing with offers, counteroffers, home inspectors, contractors and whatever comes our way. Selling your home can be an emotional and stressful experience but I will be there every step of the way and make your concerns into my concerns.

We will make a great team, so lets get started making your dreams come true!!

Office Phone: 757-466-1009
Cell Phone: 757-374-8700