Choose Agent Susan Kent As Your Realtor – Why

Could You, Someone You Know Be A Home Buyer Ready To Relocate, Embark On A House Purchase Or Lifestyle Change?

Coincidentally, you have company if you have wanted to enhance the living situation for yourself or your family. Agent Kent tells folks wanting to buy property in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Coastal Virginia to narrow down a location.  Are you hoping to buy immediately or in a couple of months?  Are you a military veteran or active duty Military with new orders to a new location?  Relocate to attain the quality lifestyle so important to you.  Did someone you know and trust refer you to choose Susan Kent, accomplished Realtor® with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services? Susan Kent (AKA Agent Kent) Agent of First Choice?  Then you are in good shape.

When Americans Are Asked To Describe Success Most Will Choose To Be A Home Buyer And Enjoying Homeownership

Owing to the continued status given to homeowners it remains a goal for most Americans.  Coupled with the perception that it symbolizes accomplishment.  In fact the popularity of attendees to a First-Time Home Buyer class reflects a strong desire for home purchase.  As a licensed Realtor® in Coastal Virginia Beach, I encounter a great number of people desirous of buying their first home but uncertain how to even begin.  These first-timers frequently received confusing information from well-meaning friends who were not professional real estate agents or mortgage lenders.

As a result many potential qualified buyers unwittingly missed buying opportunities and an opportunity for improved quality of life.  Advice that Susan shares with those she cares about is to always seek out career professionals in any specialty industry be it healthcare, law, real estate, technology, etc. for what you need to do.  Critical information to have is if and what you are qualified to buy.  Qualified for a first-time loan or VA Military loan for a first, second or additional home?  Susan Kent can connect you with her strong lending business partners to assist.

Choose Susan Kent, licensed REALTOR ® top producing agent with the Choose A Home Team of Howard Hanna to be your professional guide to real estate.  Do not pass up your piece of the American Dream of Homeownership! 

Ready Buyer or Seller To Move To A New Home?

Over the years Susan Kent has been introduced to numerous aspiring first-time home buyers who previously gave up on their dream of owning a home.  That is, until they finally connected with Top Producing Real Estate Agent Susan Kent!  In general, after Susan spoke with those new clients she discovered a majority shared something in common.  A novice buyer may look at advertisements online for townhouses, condominiums or single family homes in all of Coastal Virginia.  Similarly, they may have heard about random neighborhoods surrounding Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Chesapeake, Suffolk or Norfolk.  They often began their quest without clear direction or end goal in mind.

Had they asked mere acquaintances if they knew anyone that might be a home seller possibly putting up their home for sale?  Maybe they overheard somebody mentioning a neighborhood nearby.  Frequently the eager new buyer began their home search with little idea how to get started correctly.  They thought it would be quick and easy to just explore houses on their own.  Undoubtedly it sounds like a good first step right?  However, something else needed to happen first.  Hence, eager home buyers going it alone often experienced confusion.  Frustration and helplessness crept in which often led them to drop out of the buying process.

For A Different Outcome Contact Seasoned Realtor Susan Kent Before Doing Anything

To be fair even seasoned home buyers and home sellers have been known to wave their arms in the air for help.  In fact, most people who have already owned property know they need an agent.  Homeowners likely are not real estate professionals.  Instead, they may be professionals in their own specialty.  Given this, it is not surprising that they feel unqualified.  Under these circumstances, navigating alone buying or selling and getting off the starting block will be slow with trip hazards.

Top Producing Agent Susan Kent, Licensed REALTOR® In Coastal Virginia

As with most things, creating a plan is the best method to ensure efficiency and optimal outcome.  Finding an expert Coastal Virginia REALTOR® uniquely qualified as your guide for real estate transactions is a crucial first step.  Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. And not all REALTORS® are of the same caliber as Susan Kent’s clients can attest to.  Susan’s clients become her RAVING FANS and continually compliment her.  Not surprising then accolades are “knowledgeable, super, detail-oriented, outgoing, professional, knows her stuff, great negotiator”.  Also, “When Susan tells you something listen, really caring, personable, the best REALTOR, part of the family, great friend, intelligent, strong” and more.

Google: Choose Agent Kent

Many of Agent Kent’s clients have written raving reviews about her professionalism, integrity and personal service that made their home purchase or sales so memorable.  Susan Kent regularly educates clients – she tells them that no individual person can be an expert in every occupational field.  Therefore they are not expected to know the nuances of real estate.  That is her job to know.  She points out what should be a basic expectation that everyone needs to know. Essentially, their budget.  In the same fashion, understanding the budget principle would be true to operate a business or run a household.  And of course, to begin the process of your new home.

Highlighting this point, first-time buyers striking out alone have wasted valuable time looking at homes at an unaffordable price range.  On the other hand, the same buyers may have financial means to purchase but unknowingly have credit issues that must be cleaned up.  For these reasons, connecting to a professional real estate agent with a proven record of successful real estate transactions to guide and navigate you through the wonderful, though at times complex world of real estate is a sound move.

The best choice of course is to Choose Agent Susan Kent, licensed REALTOR® as Your Agent of First Choice Every TimeBecome one of Susan’s RAVING FANS!

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Choose Howard Hanna – The Choose A Home Team

Why home buyers and sellers Choose Howard Hanna and The Choose A Home Team of Realtors in Coastal Virginia.

Howard Hanna is extremely well known for quality real estate service. Clients choose our team of Realtors for their house purchase or sale based on previous transactions or referrals from others. Our Team provides service above and beyond the industry standard. Agents on our team answer and return calls promptly, and we are able to meet the needs of our clients busy schedules. Realtors on our team are flexible, assisting  our clients in Coastal Virginia from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to Suffolk.

When you are ready to make a house purchase or need us to professionally market your house for sale please give one of us a call.

You make a home purchase or sell a home only a few times in a lifetime. So when you are exposed to all the massive advertising it is very easy to become overwhelmed.

For the First Time Buyer

We offer a free class as well as a one on one appointment with one of our class trainers. We go over the process for a stress free experience and explain some of the low or no money down programs that are available.

For the Military Buyer

This is by far one of the best choices where the Military gives you money and you choose between renting a place or owning a place.

For the family that needs more or less space due to life changes

There are times when the family has a substantial change in size. You may have found out you are about to have twins and need more space. Or your youngest child just graduated, got married and moved away.

Sit down with one of us to figure out a game plan. Some will benefit by choosing to stay in the same house and possibly just refinance your house. Others may keep the small house they out grew as a passive income producer for future retirement.

For those who just have a house they need to sell

It takes target marketing to get a house sold. Sit down with one of our Realtors to discuss the process with you.

 

 

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Award Winning Real Estate Team

Dr. Shep Praises The Choose A Home Team With 25+ Smooth Transactions.

Several years ago, I traveled to Virginia Beach to visit the area for a second time. The purpose of my visit was to see what might be available in my quest for the perfect retirement house to purchase.

Gerry Goodman, a friend of mine who is a realtor in Orange County, California, recommended a realtor named Don Maclary and The Choose A Home Team to assist with my house purchase. Then with William E Wood and Associates that has since merged with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Before traveling to Virginia Beach from Sacramento, California, I contacted Don, told him my goal, and arranged to meet with him. Every morning at 8 a.m., Don showed up at the timeshare at the beach where I was staying and took me out for the day. Sometimes  even in the evening, to get an idea of the community and the neighborhoods, as well as the homes.

I wanted to have a place with a water view.

We looked at homes on the Atlantic Ocean, on Chesapeake Bay, on the Wolfsnare River, on local lakes, on creeks, on flood run-off streams, and on water holes on golf courses. This amazing realtor “gets inside your head” and figures out what you want, then finds it for you.

Although my original intent had been to just look around for the four days I was in Virginia Beach.

Three days went by and Don had found two of exactly what I wanted! The homes were in different neighborhoods, so I picked the more traditional area, with lots of trees. Now I have a ranch house on a lake, with a dock, as well as a Jacuzzi outdoors. It’s almost like being in a bird sanctuary! It is in a cul de sac, so I feel that my grandchildren will be safe from traffic when they visit.

A few times a year, I travel from my work in Sacramento to my retirement home in Virginia Beach. Where I am happy to be  joined by my family for holidays and family celebrations. Most of the year, the lake house is rented out, so this investment literally pays for itself. When I am ready to retire and make it my permanent home, it will be waiting for me.

Don Maclary is the most thorough, competent, knowledgeable realtor I have ever encountered. This is true whether you are looking for a vacation home or a weekly rental, as well as your forever house to purchase in Coastal Virginia. He answers his phone! If not immediately available, he lets you know he will be right with you. He takes the time to talk with people, and you feel as if you are the only client he has. Meanwhile, he and his team are winning awards for their achievements and their many satisfied customers. If a realtor does not provide quality service he or she is not on Don’s team.

 Don is seldom out of town.

However, when he does leave town he always has a back-up team member who will effectively service the needs of a client in his absence. After all, he does leave the area to go on the reward trips provided for high achievers in his company, the largest in the area, Howard Hanna! When you complete a deal with Don Maclary that is not the end of the relationship. If you ever need assistance with which repair person or handy man to use, or which restaurant to enjoy, or what sights to see, the best beaches, etc., you can always call on Don. He is a man of many talents. With his creative, divergent thinking, he can imagine different ways people can adapt various homes to their needs, ultimately providing them with their perfect place to own. On a rating scale of 1 to 5, Don Maclary scores a 10!

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757 Real Estate Agent Sales

Looking For A House For Sale Coastal Virginia?
Our Team is here to help you, we cover the 757 area from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to Suffolk

Get in touch with one of our Team Agents Today.

Our Team is ready to find you a house for sale.

We are very strong with online marketing and you are reading this so that is pretty clear. However contrary to belief the sale or purchase of a home still today is more hands on or as they say a press the flesh business. Online sales have taken over brick and mortar stores and more and more people shop from home. Use a Real Estate Agent especially if it is your First Time Home!

All to often do we encounter people who have wasted hours upon hours looking online at homes that appear to be for sale. Only to find out they have already been sold or may never be for sale. For example one popular site (however not popular with professionals) shows a long list of pre-foreclosure properties. What does that really mean to the average consumer, well it looks like many homes they might be interested in purchasing. In reality what it means is they are showing pictures of homes that are not and my never be for sale. This gets people’s hope up and has them spending many wasted hours on the computer. Let me simplify this a little. If you were pre-dead like me you are very much alive. If you were pre-pregnant well that means your not pregnant. Defining a pre-foreclosure properly would be a property Not For Sale.

Through a lifetime many large purchases are made, Cars, Furniture etc. These are important but a house is one you should consider getting professional help with.

We invite you to arrange a short meeting with one of our Team Agents and let us explain what really is available when it comes to houses for sale and how the process works. Years past parents would guide their children through the process as they have done it before. Over the last several years the real estate market has changed significantly to where if you have not been actively working through these changes you are at a huge disadvantage. Our team offers a once a month Free Home Buyer Class Ready to buy or your a parent that would like to be brought up to speed on the current way real estate is handled, all are welcome up to room capacity.

 

Please share this information with your friends and family.

Thank You,

Our team is here to assist you.

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How important is walkability to you

The urbanization of today’s Real Estate market is made easier by a new tool that can show your “walk score.”

Basically, walkability is an algorithm that awards points based on the distance to the closest amenity in each of several categories, Scores range from 0-100.

For example, if you wanted to know your intended home’s walk score or proximity to different locations. Some examples would be the grocery store, the gas station, school, or doctor, all these locations are plotted on a map. These places are then calculated from your location to determine the score. The higher the number, the more “walkable” the area is. This can also be done for public transportation, biking, or driving. The usefulness of these numbers is another service your Real Estate Agent has access to give you. If you want to live near shopping or the beach this number will give you an idea of its walkability. On the other hand if you like country living you might pick a home with a low walk score.

If you need an example of how this works, go to the Choose My Home Website, under the home resources tab and put in the address you are interested in looking up.  This gives you a score that breaks down the location to various amenities. Use this information to guide you in determining if the home you are interested in is right for you. Any home in the areas of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk or Suffolk is listed in this data base. Call any of our Realtors for more information.

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Rent to Own – Good Idea or Bad Move?

Rent to own sounds like a good solution to some with little to put down or poor credit right? (WRONG)

The Choose A Home Team @ Howard Hanna Real Estate offers a free home buyer class. Programs available to assist people with little or no money down if your in a poor cash flow position. More importantly do you qualify for credit. We work with lenders who help with the credit repair process.

Let our team find you a house for sale that you can afford.

When you enter into a house for sale rent to own contract more often than not the only party that benefits is the person selling the home. In most cases a portion of the rent is held toward the purchase of the property and is non refundable. If you do not buy that property. Example a place that might normally rent for $1000 a month would be $1200 and $200 of it would apply to purchase. Of coarse 1 year later the owner collected $2400 of your money and if you still do not qualify for a mortgage your out that money.

We on the Choose A Home Team encourage you, weather your ready to buy a home now or not to sit in on one of our First Time Home Buyer Classes. Helping you to develop a plan for your future. Many websites are out there that make the Home Buying Process appear to be a simple do it yourself project. It is by nature a very simple process but not if you do it yourself. Please take the time to meet with a member of our Team and learn the ropes of home ownership.

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WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE AN AMERICAN.

WHETHER IT IS A FACT OR JUST MY OPINION,

I BELIEVE IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE AN AMERICAN. 

 We are all fortunate to be able to call ourselves Americans. It is very unfortunate that too many of our citizens take things like the freedoms we enjoy for granted today. Sadly you would think here in Coastal Virginia home to the largest Naval Base in the country people would be aware that freedom is not free. Citizens across our great Nation live in freedom unlike that of any other country. 

Today I stopped to reflect on what Veterans Day signifies.

Veterans Day is commemorated every year on November 11, originally established in 1918 as Armistice Day which marked the end of World War I.

After the United States involvement in World War II and the Korean War. In 1954 Congress got together and authorized changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

By changing the name to Veterans Day we now honor all of our veterans who serve now or had served in the military. This was a welcome change by all who serve and have served in our armed forces past and present.

We are freely able to do and speak today with no hesitation. This would not be true without our armed forces. Our Men and Woman in the Military are amazing, brave, and selfless. They have served in our armed forces to protect the rights and freedoms that I and my fellow Americans enjoy. They have sacrificed and continue to endure hardships so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

Most of all I fully support all our Veterans who have served and will serve our country protecting the freedom we all enjoy.

As a proud member of a military family I am very aware of the deep devotion and dedication to our country and all it stands for. I am fortunate to have many close friends  some of which are these Veterans.

It is imperative that we all take a moment and HONOR OUR VETERANS. They are all valiant warriors of the most powerful and highly respected military force in the world. I cannot express enough in words my utter gratitude for their courageous sacrifices. My wish for you all is a Happy Veterans Day and thank each and every Veteran of the United States of America, May God Bless all of you!

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Welcome, Home to Our Military Men And Woman!

Always Remember Freedom Was And Is Not Free!

With great enthusiasm, All of us on the Choose A Home Team at Howard Hanna and local military Families

We want to join family and friends in a warm welcome back home to our soldiers!  In recent weeks Homecoming celebrations have taken place all around Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia in honor of you, the dedicated men and women of our armed forces returning from deployments.

The Choose A Home Team is privileged to know so many in the military community, many are our close friends and clients.   As we look forward to continuing to foster new friendships and client relationships with you – here is a little message from us to you.

WELCOME BACK and THANK YOU!’ to every service member returning to Hampton Roads! Here’s a big SHOUT OUT to each service member of our Armed Forces!

  • USS George H.W. Bush

After a lengthy seven-month deployment commencing January 21st, the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 2 with its crew of 7,000 soldiers are returning to Naval Station Norfolk on August 21st 2017.  The aircraft carrier and its squadrons of Carrier Air Wing and staff, The destroyer Squadron staff and ships held joint exercises with the United Kingdom demonstrating the capability to deter and respond to possible threats.  The carrier has supported operations against terrorist groups in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.

  • USS Truxton

The guided missile destroyer based out of Norfolk deployed with the USS George H.W. Bush and returned home following a long seven-month deployment.

  • Destroyer Squadron 22

The Destroyer Squadron 22 had alternate ships which deployed at assorted times uniting with the Bush strike group, returning in June and July 2017.

  • USS Mahan:  Returned June 20, 2017

Deployed on November 19th 2016 to support the 5th Fleet area of operations for seven months. Some are the USS Mahan (DDG 72), a guided-missile destroyer supported security cooperation efforts and maritime security operations.  While on deployment the USS Mahan travelled over 50,000 nautical miles. They engaged in tri-lateral defense exercises with the Iraq and Kuwaiti Defense Forces. They also engaged in joint naval exercises with Great Britain, France, Australia, Denmark and other NATO partners.  The destroyer returned on June 20th 2017 to Naval Station Norfolk.

You’ve made it home with great timing.  How fantastic is it to be in Hampton Roads this time of year!  Everyone can enjoy the last weeks of summer, plan some fun with the family. Maybe even hang out with the kids before they go back to school, help pack up older kids to college, and watch one of nature’s most incredible sights –  the Total Solar Eclipse (well – partial Eclipse in VB – but still really awesome to say you got to see it)!

So enjoy the down time – we know you have earned it!

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