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March 2015

Found 13 blog entries for March 2015.

We love celebrating our agents' successes - especially when they live and work the Core Values of our team. This review was for Pamela Laurens and from a repeat client! This client wrote that Pamela was able to stay focused and professional, but still made everyone involved feel like family.

To find out more about our team member Pamela, visit her profile on

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We are always so humbled and honored when one of our clients takes the time to write a review about us on sites like Zillow and Trulia. This review was from PerfectHouse client Brandy Hassell who worked with Charlie and Donna Laurens. Brandy wrote not only about Charlie and Donna's professionalism but also they loved that Charlie and Donna were able to connect her with the right mortgage provider.

The difference between our standard and everyone else is that we want to make sure when you purchase property with us we not only help with the purchase of a home but also with the financial decisions long term. We care about the entire picture and not about our commission.

To find out more about our difference check out our Core Values page - we outline

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Here is another great pair of clients, this time they belong to Charlie and Donna Laurens who have been the Realtors for this couple for over a Decade. The couple recently purchased a new investment home.

From investment homes to your dream house, we can help make your PerfectHouse a reality. Take a look at our Buyer's Guide to find out the PerfectHouse difference.

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We always want to keep you aware of great programs to help people purchase homes. Our friend, Steve Rockerfeller from George Mason Mortgage, just let us know about these awesome programs for first time buyers.  As always we want you to make the best decision possible, but now is a great time to consider purchasing your home but it is worth it to investigate these down payment or closing cost assistance programs.

Want to start looking for your PerfectHouse? Use our great full MLS search on

Here is what Steve had to say:

"The Federal Home Loan Bank Program enables first time buyers to help conquer one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process, saving for a down payment or closing costs. The program provides

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Our most FAVORITE part of our job - when we close on a house. Not because the deal is complete, or it helps our numbers, but because we helped a family with the next step in their lives.

This is a family that Wayne Russell worked with, who closed on a house in Chesapeake. Congratulations to Demetra and her family - we LOVE being your Realtors for life!









If you want to start searching for your PerfectHouse there is no better place to start than with our full, local, and accurate search on

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Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are still below those of a few years ago. Also, interest rates are still near 4%.

However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are projected to increase probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can buy will decrease. Here is a chart detailing this point:

Don't wait because your PerfectHouse could be available right now. We've got the full MLS available for you to browse - and the expertise to help you determine if now is the right time to buy.

Article courtesy of KCM.
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Spring has sprung here in Hampton Roads, and our homes took a beating this winter. Spring is all about renewal, and your house needs some TLC after all the snow and ice.  The PerfectHouse Team wants to share this checklist to help you save money and avoid costly repairs as you get your homes ready for Spring.   Sure you can wait till a system fails, but "It's never a problem until its a problem."  We provide this checklist to all of our clients and share this information because it's our goal to provide value to our relationships for a lifetime.  

Bring In a Pro

If you are not handy, a spring home inspection may be a good investment. You can contact the same inspectors that inspect homes for local real estate sales. Some even…
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We love sharing our agents successes and the highest praise any of our client can give us is a glowing recommendation.

This testimonial comes from Trulia and is about the lovely Kelly Gargiulo who has been an outstanding addition to our team. She brings integrity and professionalism to every transaction and she is a great testament to our mission statement.

Congratulations Kelly! We love having you on our team.

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Maybe, but are you willing to fight an uphill battle?

Now that our market in Hampton Roads has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own choosing to be an "Unrepresented Seller" or "FSBO," without using the services of a real estate professional.

Many real estate agents are trained and experienced in pricing and negotiation. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize their ability to negotiate and their knowledge of the market, as well as transactional realities, will determine whether they can get the best deal for themselves and their family.

The facts are that homes do not sell themselves and the large majority of "Unrepresented Sellers/FSBOs" end up listing their home with

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Being the number one real estate team in the number one real estate company in all of Hampton Roads is a great accomplishment. But nothing feels better than when a past client sings our praises on sites like Zillow.

Our PerfectHouse REALTOR, Jay Jenkins, just got this review from a past client. We know he's great, but we love that he always puts his client's needs above his own and that he is always there throughout the process. Jay is a great example of our mission statement because he always brings amazing service to his clients.

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