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Why Did We Pick The Name EXIT?

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Exit Realty: What’s In Our Name?

The name “EXIT” is branding genius. Millions and millions of EXIT signs across North America point to the way.
You see EXIT everywhere you go. Think about it…

• EXIT is the most advertised name in the world.
• EXIT signs are always strategically located.
• EXIT signs must be illuminated by law.
• EXIT signs are paid for with other people’s money!
• The word EXIT suggests “safe passage”.
• The Seller is making an “EXIT”.
• Everyone is looking for an EXIT strategy!
• EXIT has a tremendous subliminal effect.
• EXIT is memorable with four letters and two syllables – the real purpose of advertising.

EXIT is illuminated above every corporate door in North America!

Curious? Call 757-466-1009 and let’s talk!

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

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 Jeanette Justice, REALTOR

Jeanette is a full time REALTOR who has been has been in the real estate industry for approximately four years. She has worked with and learned from some of the industry’s top agents and coaches to enhance her understanding of the market and all aspects of real estate.

            Jeanette was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.   As a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, she provides a unique view of the local real estate market as well as market trends. She is able to share with her clients the information needed to help them make the best-informed decision for their needs and desires. 

            Jeanette has a strong desire to help first time home buyers obtain their first home. Having grown up in an impoverished community, she has witnessed numerous neighbors, friends and acquaintances live their entire lives feeling as though they are stuck renting to landlords who don’t care about the neighborhoods in which they own property.  Her desire is to give back to the community she loves by helping individuals obtain homes in which they didn’t feel they could obtain. 

            Jeanette earned a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University that provided the solid background on which her career has been built.  Her work ethic did not start in the real estate industry but followed her from her past career: she was awarded Vascular Technologist of the year during her time with Sentara Vascular Specialist in Hampton, Virginia.

            Jeanette is a member in good standing of the Local Association of REALTORS, State Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS.  Jeanette feels that being a REALTOR is about more than joining professional associations, she believes REALTORS should be involved in the communities where they work and live.  Jeanette has served in her local civic league in many capacities.

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            Jeanette’s hobbies include Scuba Diving, Swimming, and Gardening. Her Garden preparations are underway.

            Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, Jeanette has the knowledge and the experience to deliver the unsurpassed service you desire.

Meet Armin Harris, Realtor®

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Armin Harris, Realtor®

Hi, I am Armin Harris Sr., dedicated realtor, husband, and father. I have 18 years of combined experience in sales, real estate investments, and other services to my community. I currently reside in Va. Beach. Over the years I have lived and worked on the Peninsula and various neighboring cities. So I am very familiar and knowledgeable of the Hampton Roads area. Much of my success can be attributed to the fact that I have a very loving and understanding wife, son and daughter who understand the time, commitment, and leg work it takes to service my clients. But real estate is my passion and it is not enough to just satisfy my clients but to exceed all expectations of me as a Realtor. It is my belief that purchasing a home is not only a huge investment, but that it is also one of the biggest decisions that one will make in their lifetime. That is why I go above and beyond to make it a very enjoyable and smooth process. I live to learn and would love to share my knowledge and experience with you. Please contact me for assistance with your next selling or home purchase.

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Armin Harris
757-580-6605

Meet Phyllis Willoughby, Realtor®

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Meet Phyllis Willoughby, Realtor®

Thank you for visiting my site. I am privileged to have worked with many families both in my local market area and from around the world.  I am educated in real estate, specializing in diverse cultures and countries.  My experience has helped me satisfy the needs and goals of clients and customers around the world. 

I will provide a one-of-a-kind quality of personal service that you’ll want to recommend to all your friends and associates.

Credentials

  • CIPSCertified International Property Specialist (I was the first graduate in Hampton Roads to receive the CIPS designation, and the first African American Woman Nationally to receive it.)
  • CRB – Certified Residential Broker
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Associate Broker – William E Wood and Associates
  • NAR’s   “AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY: ONE AMERICA”
  • Approved REO Specialist

Background information

I first became a licensed Realtor in 1986 after attending Old Dominion University. I became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 1990. During my career I have sold and marketed hundreds of properties.

Because of my personal sales success and my communication skills, I am frequently requested to teach other Realtors how to effectively sell and market real estate Nationally and Internationally.       I am privileged to have addressed many Universities, High Schools and Non-profit Organizations regarding the buying and selling process.

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Real estate is a personal service business. Don’t hire a company. Hire a person.       Expect knowledge and skill from the Realtor that you hire in the area of financing, contracts, negotiating and marketing. Select a Realtor with a track record of producing results. The right agent makes all the difference.

I specialize in International Real Estate, Cultural Diversity, Creative Financing, Property Management, VA and REO properties, Investments  Buyer Brokering, and I am a fierce negotiator.

Buying and selling a home should not be left to chance and it is not something that you let a “friend try”. Trust the buying or selling of your home only to a professional. Accept nothing less than excellence.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, a homesite, or investment property, I promise results for you and communication along the way. Please let me know how I can assist you.

Call Phyllis to get started! 757-434-5812

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 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

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!