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Columbia SC Employee Real Estate Benefit Program

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm
May 26th, 2010 12:31 AM

 The road to achieving the American dream is often paved with hard work, knowledge, and professional guidance. Fortunately for Agape Senior employees a team of professionals has been assembled to help with that process.

The Legacy Care Real Estate Benefit program was introduced as an employee benefit several months ago. Legacy Care allows an Agape Senior employee the choice to use preferred providers in all or some of the professional services required to purchase, sell or refinance a home. The program includes service fee discounts and cash back rebates to the employee that is a principal in a real estate transaction.

We are proud to announce our first Legacy Care client, Sharon Davis, closed on her new home on Thursday, May 20. Sharon is a great example of today’s modern well-informed consumer in the housing market. Sharon took advantage of a down payment assistance program that is being offered by Richland County. A requirement of the program is that the recipient attends classes that teach the home buyer the ropes of purchasing a first home.

Sharon was now armed with the information from her classes and she took the next step by putting the Legacy Care team to work for her. Legacy Care mortgage specialist Bill Oliver, worked with Sharon to pre-qualify her for a mortgage. Being pre-qualified before looking for a home is a smart way to narrow your searches to the homes in your price range. It also provides for a much stronger offer to the seller when submitting a contract with a pre-approval letter from a lender.

Catherine Thornton a certified first-time buyer agent with Exit Agape, then began working with Sharon to find her the perfect home. The services of a good buyer’s agent are invaluable during this part of the process. The agent will evaluate potential properties for current value, submit and negotiate the purchase contract, coordinate the inspections, and negotiate the repairs from the inspections.

Once the purchase contract is accepted by all parties, it is then sent to our preferred real estate attorney, Jeremy Martin. Jeremy has been working with Exit Agape for over two years and was involved in the majority of Agape Village closings. Jeremy performs all of the necessary legal work to ensure the property is titled properly and that there are no liens or claims against the property. He also performs the closing, ensuring all documents are properly signed and recorded.

Communication between all the parties involved in getting a real estate transaction to closing is crucial. We believe that our team approach in providing professional services is a real advantage to the employee. It was gratifying to see how excited Sharon was on the day of closing at our office in West Columbia. The entire Legacy Care team would like to thank Sharon for giving us the opportunity to help.

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West Columbia Land for Investment Opportunity

In Uncategorized on May 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm
May 24th, 2010 11:19 AM

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Columbia SC Real Estate Nightmare or Nirvanna

In Columbia Real Estate on May 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm
May 16th, 2010 6:05 PM

When is the last time you had a real estate closing that was on schedule? Do you ever get a response from a bank in a timely manner on a short sale? When your buyer clients are getting down payment assistance, tax credits, and seller paid closing costs, do they think they should be getting a better deal? Do your seller clients believe there property is unique and should not be affected by a down market? Do you hold your breath every time an appraisal is ordered for a property under contract? Do you wonder how the new HUD is easier to understand? Do you find it interesting that third party addendum on foreclosures are often longer than the sales contract and usually conflict with it? Isn’t it funny that a lot of people think that you can work for free?

If you are about ready to throw yourself off a tall skyscraper, hold on. Think about the client that told you that they would never have been able to get through the sale of their property without your help. Remember the couple that just moved to your area and said that you really saved the day finding the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. Can you remember the feeling of accomplishment when you helped a first time buyer realize the American dream? What about the satisfaction of resolving a housing problem for a senior client?

Fortunately, or unfortunately the nature of the beast seems to be incredible highs and incredible lows. Staying professional and focusing on the positive can be a good remedy for coping in today’s market.

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Contact the Team that understands Columbia SC (803) 454-3504.

 

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