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|Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
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Having two NAR designations, Green and SRES® , I have specialized training and knowledge about working with older active adults and seniors, as well as home buyers and sellers interested in finding home with green features.
What makes a green home? Some examples are homes with highly rated energy efficient appliances, air tight seals around doors and windows, sustainable or recycled building materials, renewable energy and water conservation systems, etc. Any number of quantifiable features that prioritize sustainable building materials and high energy efficiency of a house to lower environment impact are considered green features.
Also, working with seniors and older active adults are particular interests of mine. Being a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), I have specialized knowledge and experience coordinating with older adults looking at various living options. It could be a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or any number of other options available for seniors and older active adults often desiring a change from their current living arrangement or situation. Also, I have familiarity with several senior communities available in the Richmond, VA, area and can help educate homebuyers and sellers about some of these living options to explore for themselves.
Although I have experience working with the first-time home buyer, each client---whether home buyer or seller---is an individual to me. It's very important to have the listening skills and knowledge to help a wide variety of people. Part of the joy of being a real estate agent is that everyone is unique. I have been very fortunate to attract many wonderful home buyers and sellers. My focus is on individual housing needs being met as much as possible rather than strictly focusing on one type of home buyer or seller. Although energy efficient high end homes certainly are one interest of mine, I like to make myself available to all potential home buyers or sellers all along the economic spectrum!
As a U.S. Navy veteran, I was awarded an honorable discharge at the end of my active duty service in 1992.
Strong listening skills are very important. I actively listen to the needs and desires of my clients first before offering recommendations regarding anything associated with buying or selling a residential property. Also, I very much know how to negotiate for the best price at the time for my client, whether a Richmond area homebuyer or seller.
In addition, knowing current market values for area homes is critical. It's important to do a comparative market analysis on similar homes and in the same neighborhood, if at all possible. The more recent a sale is for a comparable home in the same neighborhood, then a more accurate market value is determined!
|Andrew was a great agent to work with! Not only did he spend many hours of his time showing me various properties of interest, but he also carefully and diligently explained the home buying process to me. Buying a house, especially for the first time, is probably among the largest transactions a person will undergo, and Andrew was always available to answer questions as they arose. He also did a superb job representing me during negotiations. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Richmond, Virginia area.
Where integrity and great service find a home!