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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 Marie Priola, REALTOR®

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Meet Marie Priola, REALTOR®

Aloha! I am Marie L. Priola, dedicated REALTOR®, real estate investor, military wife, and mother. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii with some courses in business, marketing, and entrepreneur. Being a member of HRRA (Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association) this holds her to a higher standard of education, training, and a code of ethics. She is also a member of PREIA (VA Peninsula Real Estate Investors Association) since 2014 that introduces her to many investors, cash buyers, and vendors in the area to help sell your distressed property for cash NOW! She has a loving husband that is a service member in the United States Navy so she understand having to move from one state to another with little to no notice, so she is perfect agent to help put your home on the market, up for rent, or help you find a home to buy for you and your family. She stays involved with the community by attending local events, military events, festivals, etc. She also has over 10 years of customer service experience, years of real estate investing knowledge, college education and training. I have an amazing international company with EXIT Realty Central that donates to Habitat For Humanity International with a portion of each transaction, we work as a team to provide the best service for your needs, we have a marketing team with over 25 years of experience plus many awards for top producers, sales agents of the year, Outstanding Service, and many more.

Originally from the beautiful beaches of Hawaii Marie L. Priola has lived most of the time between Hawaii and California, and moved to Hampton Roads area where she fell in love with how family oriented it is here, with great military support systems, and the beauty of the area “especially during the fall!” She keeps herself busy by continuing her education and training in both real estate investing, marketing, and networking in local social events. Marie enjoys indoor and outdoor activities with her family such as camping, going to local events and festivals, rock climbing, indoor skydiving, scuba diving, visiting the local museums, spending summers on the beach, hiking, and traveling to new and exciting places. When she’s not working with clients she makes time for her daughter that is an active daisy girl scout, soccer player, cheerleader, gymnast, swimmer, t-ball player, and which ever new sport or activity she decides to try next! She is active with Fleet and Family events and assisting in their mentor programs and helping military spouses with potential careers in real estate.

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Marie is ready to assist in finding you your dream home or sell your home so you can start your next adventure. She works all over Hampton Roads area (Poquoson, Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk). Feel free to call, text, or email her at:

Email: marielpriola@gmail.com

Website: https://mariepriola.exitcentralhr.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/marielpriola/

Cell Phone: 757-912-3372

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

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Tami Bonnell and Steve Morris

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’.”

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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 Ronda Morrison, Exit Realty Central Managing Broker

Ronda Morrison

Ronda Morrison is an award winning, full time REALTOR® who has been making her client’s dreams a reality for almost 15 years.  Based in Hampton Roads, Ronda Morrison sells residential properties in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.  Ronda specializes in foreclosed and short sale properties as well as waterfront condominiums and single family homes.  Her multi-faceted expertise and use of latest internet technologies is of great benefit to her clients.

Ronda truly understands the dynamics of the Hampton Road’s real estate market and is an expert at educating her clients so they can make the best decisions for their needs.  She gains great satisfaction from helping those who thought there was not hope.

Ronda Morrison
757-407-7782

Ronda understands that the purchase of a home is often the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime. She believes Realtor’s ®have an obligation to be well educated to provide the level of service and protection her client’s deserve. She is constantly furthering her knowledge and has earned the designations of, Accredited Buyer Representative ABR, Certified Distressed Property Expert CDPE, e-Pro, Graduate Realtor Institute, GRI, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, SFR, Senior Real Estate Specialist, SRES.   Her dedication to service and work ethic has earned her many award throughout the years. She has had the honor of being the top listing and sales agent multiple years, as well as awarded the Circle of Excellence. In addition, she is a member of National Association of Realtors®, Virginia Association of Realtors, Hampton Roads Realtors Association and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Ronda feels that being a Realtor® is about more than joining professional associations, she believes Realtors should be involved in the communities where they work as well.  She has served her community in many capacities in the local Civic League and Homeowners Association from 2004-2012. She and EXIT Realty also support Habitat for Humanity and to date they have donated over $2 Million to the charity and built more than 15 Habitat Homes.  As a cancer survivor for over 20 years she makes it part of her mission to reach out to those that are currently undergoing surgery and chemotherapy to hold their hand or give them or their family support in any way she can.

Illustration of House For Sale Sign, Grass, Sky, and a house.

Ronda understands the stresses and hassles involved in the buying, selling and relocation process and she strives to alleviate these concerns for her clients as much as possible. Ronda will be there for you, to walk with and guide you through one of the most personal, emotional and financial investments you will make in your life.   Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, Ronda Morrison has the knowledge and experience to deliver the unsurpassed service you deserve.  She can’t wait to help you achieve your dreams as she has helped so many clients before.

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!

What Would You Do With One Million Dollars?

Boat, shore with houses, lighthouse, What Could You Do With One Million?
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!

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Meet REALTOR Linda Lewter!

Linda A. Lewter is a native of Hampton Roads. She has 15 years of accounting and over 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Linda’s service distinctive is her uncanny ability to meet client’s where they are and help them achieve positive result in a short number of sessions. Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA, where she majored in Accounting. She then went on to do a Master of Arts degree in Counseling/Psychology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Linda lives in the Hampton Roads Virginia area. When Linda is not working, she likes to spend time at the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends.As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. 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.

Sell 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
Oftentimes 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.

Let’s get started! Call 757-276-7478!

Meet Christina Strobel, Realtor®

Portrait of Christina Strobel, REALTOR®
Christina Strobel, REALTOR®

Christina Strobel, REALTOR® NC Broker and VA Salesperson

Christina was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She moved to Gates County, North Carolina in 2007. She lives on an 11 acre farm with her husband, a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, and their two daughters. She has invested in real estate since 2007. Christina has been licensed and working full time in real estate since 2013. She covers all of the Southeastern portions of Virginia and Northeastern portions of North Carolina.  In her spare time she enjoys eventing with her ex racehorse and long distance running. She completed her first half marathon in the spring of 2016. Christina prides herself on being familiar with VA loans and the extra steps that come with a military move. She also is very familiar with rural home, farm and land purchases.

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“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal. You do not change your decision to get there. ” Zig Ziglar

Call Christina to get started at 757-831-0341!

Meet Realtor Le’Cetra Arrington!

Le’Cetra is an ambitious young realtor who was born and raised in Suffolk, VA. She always keep God first in everything she does for guidance. She assist buyers and sellers in all 7 cities within the Hampton Roads area. With her background in electronics for the United States government, she has developed great communication skills, and technology skills. Le’Cetra is a true believer in having morals and values so she will always put her clients needs above hers. She understand the possible hardships that buyers and seller may experience during transactions, so she work extremely hard so the process is as smooth as possible. She looks forward to working with you. 

Give me a call at 757-292-6529!

Meet REALTOR® Cheree Gramby!

Cheree Gramby, an experienced and successful Real Estate Agent who has been in the business for over 9 Years. Born and raised in the Hampton Roads area I am current on the ever changing market conditions. I have a vast knowledge of the Southside and the Peninsula area to help you in finding that ideal home. I take pride in educating the consumer and making sure the home buying or selling process is a positive and memorable experience. I am knowledgeable, helpful and responsive to all of your real estate questions or concerns. I am committed to excellence and here to help you with all of your real estate needs.

Call me at 757-681-4281 to get started!