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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 mainframe 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 f 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!

Meet Denise Phipps REALTOR®

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Meet Denise Phipps

I am a Real Estate Entrepreneur. I am a professionally trained real estate investor with over 20 years of experience in rehabbing properties, selling retail, and property management. I love working with people and helping them to accomplish their goals in real estate.

Whether you are a seller looking to move a property in excellent condition or you need to sell a property in AS-IS condition, I can assist you with your marketing needs. I have a private resource database of investors, buyers and sellers from many years of being involved in the business of real estate.

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I LOVE WHAT DO!!! CALL ME WHETHER LOOKING TO SELL OR BUY. I AM A FULL TIME REALTOR,

READY TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS!!!

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 Andrew Nichols, Realtor®

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Andrew Nichols with Exit Realty Central

Exit Realty Central LogoI am Andrew Nichols, a life-long native of the Hampton Roads area. My father arrived here by way of the military and resided in Norfolk, much like many of us. I have live in four cities on the Southside and have a personal understanding and feel of the whole area. I bring to the table, 20 years of experience as a Realtor, Mortgage Banker, and Real Estate investor. Working on different sides of Real Estate brings great value to your experience and benefit with me on your team.
I have a great understanding of customer service and negotiation with the right attitude and persistence to achieve positive results for my clients, whether buying or selling.
I look forward in taking you “All the way Home”.
Call me direct at 757 439 4912.
Andrew Nichols

Office Phone: 757-466-1009
Cell Phone: 757-439-4912

Call Andrew Nichols at 757-439-4912 and get started!

Steve Morris and Tami Bonnell Rank Among the Most Powerful and Influential People in Residential Real Estate

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Once again, the Swanepoel Power 200 has named EXIT Realty Corp. International Founder and Chairman, Steve Morris, and CEO, Tami Bonnell, among the top movers and shakers in the real estate industry.

Among the Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2017, Morris ranked #44 and Bonnell #66.  Among the SP200 Corporate Executives, Morris ranked #20 and among the SP200 Women Leaders, Bonnell ranked #13.

According to Stefan Swanepoel, real estate industry trend-watcher, the Swanepoel Power 200 “is not a popularity contest. It is not based only on a single criterion such as head count, office count or revenue. And it is never ‘pay to play’.”

The website goes on to state, “Leaders are evaluated based on their personal influence, tenure, office, decision-making power, the financial resources at their disposal, their company or organization’s industry significance and geographic reach, and public announcements about pending changes.”

Have you noticed yet? Bad leadership creates a bad atmosphere. We are super proud of our leadership here at EXIT Realty Central. We are extremely fond of our franchise leadership, and regional leadership! And our International leaders are always approachable and take time to make you feel welcome. This lends to our perception as EXIT as a family. We definitely feel like we are part of a bigger something. If you would like to see for yourself, call Ronda Morrison at 757-466-1009. 

Meet Karen Downs, Realtor®

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Meet Karen Downs, Realtor®

Karen’s extensive knowledge and experience in residential real estate investing provides her a unique view of the Hampton Roads real estate market and market trends that she is able to share with her clients to help them make the best decisions for their needs and desires.  Karen’s unique ability to locate and negotiate true “deals” on the purchase of property also makes her well suited to find the best purchase values for owner –occupant buyers, as well.

Based in Norfolk, Karen is the expert to help you with all your primary home buying and selling, as well as the repeat buying and selling needs of today’s investors.  Karen, and her team of investor-experienced agents, work in all the Southside cities (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, & Suffolk) as well as on the Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown and Poquoson).

Specializing in finding rehab and cash-flow properties, Karen has the expertise necessary to assist her clients as they realize their real estate goals. Karen truly understands the dynamics of the Hampton Roads, Virginia real estate market and is an expert at educating her clients so they can make the best decisions for their needs.

Karen uses the latest internet technologies to market and find homes at an expert level.  She is so proficient at connecting her buyers with the opportunities they are seeking, the process of home buying seems effortless.

Karen earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marist College that provided the solid background on which her career is built.  Additionally,  Karen completed  advanced education is 13 areas of real estate investing and believes that education is paramount to success, She  has completed extensive training covering a variety of topics from marketing listings for quick sale to negotiating contracts and helping sellers in danger of foreclosure.

Karen is a member in good standing of the Hampton Roads Realtors Association, the Virginia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors in addition to the Multiple Listing Service.  Karen is a long-time member of the Ocean View Democratic and Social Club, a social organization located in her neighborhood area.  Most proudly, Karen is a Life Member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars where she served several years as Vice President, and served as President of the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary.

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Karen helps the community by her lifetime commitment to the Veteran of Foreign Wars, and her fundraising efforts in support of Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center as well as the Ryan Academy in Norfolk.  She donates to Habitat for Humanity. To date, Exit Realty has donated over $2 million to the charity and built more than 15 Habitat Homes.

Having lived in many parts of the country such as Jacksonville, Florida, Birmingham, Alabama and Denver, Colorado, she has a strong ability to relate to and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and understands the needs and concerns of clients who are relocating.

Karen is a warm and approachable person who communicates in a straight-forward, easy to understand manner. She always has the best interests of others at heart, be it her extended family, her clients, or any person or animal in need. She can’t wait to make your real estate dreams come true.

Call Karen and get started at 757-742-3374!

Meet Ruben Vera, Realtor®

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Meet Ruben Vera, Realtor®

Ruben Vera

If you want a studly Tom Cruise look-alike agent, while I’d like to think I come close, that’s not me. If you’re looking for a smooth talker who drives up in the latest model Benz, wearing a custom tailored Brioni suit and Testoni leather shoes… that’s not me either.  However, if you desire a real estate professional that genuinely cares about your needs and is known for hisexperience, honesty, and integrity – that’s me!

“Thousands of Realtors… only one Ruben.” 

I’m is committed to making your real estate experience top knotch; whether your are new to buying or quite seasoned.  Today’s challenging market requires your real estate professional to be savvy, strategic, and looking out for your best interest!!

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The truth is, I love what I do!  I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients achieve their real estate goals.  Since first time homebuyers, distressed homeowners, luxury buyers/sellers, investors, and retail sellers all have different needs, I focus on every client with individual care and attention.  Allow me to combine my vast industry experience, professional & academic achievements, Internet savvy, and overall real estate know how, and put them all to work FOR YOU!

I find great fulfillment in serving my clients well.  However, my greatest joy comes from being with my beautiful wife & three amazing kids, great friends & relatives, and knowing a loving God.  Despite life’s unavoidable challenges and difficulties, I consider myself a blessed man.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR)
  • Hampton Roads Realtors Association (HRRA)
  • Young Professionals Network (YPN)

TESTIMONIALS:

  • “We’re so glad we found you!  We will always remember you for one of the best days of our lives!  You made our family’s dream come true.  Thank you!” — Jamie & Kim Moreria (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Ruben kept fighting to make this sale happen even after the point most reasonable people would have given up out of sheer frustration.  The mortgage lenders clearly tried to make things difficult, but Ruben always maintained his professionalism, and found solutions when all hope seemed lost.  I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing to sell their home. —Patrick McReynolds (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • “Ruben was excellent in understanding and dealing with our lender issues.” —Stacin & Lorri Martin (Chesapeake, VA)
  • “In a vast sea of available Realtors, there is one real estate professional that has earned my personal trust, respect, and friendhsip… Ruben Vera.  He has my highest endorsement.” — Dr. Lynne Robbins (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “I was amazed when our house sold in one day; and for far more than we had anticipated!!  You’re the best!” — Joseph & Tiffany Schmidt (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • “We have done two transactions with Ruben so far, and have been thoroughly satisfied.  He is efficient, experienced, and repeatedly went the extra mile on our behalf.  He has definitely earned our future business.” — Jerry & Debbi Smith (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Ruben, you’re awesome!” — Darin & Lorene Wales (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Thanks a bunch, Ruben!  We sure appreciate your help!” — Kevin & Megan Becker(Chesapeake, VA)
  • “Ruben provided us with tons of information that we will be able to use in the future.” —Janice Crosby (Norfolk, VA)
  • “I want to thank Ruben again for doing what other agents could not.  We love our home and thanks to Ruben, the home buying process was nowhere near the nightmare I’d heard it was.  I was pleasant, fun, fast, and wonderful.  Thank you so much.” — Daniel & Jessica Gossett(Chesapeake, VA)
  • “How relieved I was to know that Ruben was handling everything in Norfolk while I resided in Ohio.  I appreciate the high caliber service.” — Dennis Voss (McClure, OH)
  • “Thanks for helping both us and my friends.  I told them you would be the man for the job!  You have such a great heart and commitment to excellence.” — Derrick & Kerri Frank(Bainbridge, PA)

Call Ruben to get started at 757-581-9058!

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.

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 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