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A lot of agents claim to be The Number One Agent or they work for The Number One Company. They are the biggest or they are the best or they are whatever.
I think they must have what is commonly known as the
"Look at Me" syndrome.
I believe that in today's market the client is the number one party to any transaction. As a home buyer your main goal is to find the best property at the best price and get it financed at the best rate.
As a seller you want a pre-qualified buyer to pay the highest price for your home.
What you really need is a specialist who knows what you want.
As an Accredited Buyers Representative I will make sure that you are getting the best property to suit your needs. I represent you in the purchase of that property. It is my job to make sure that you know the market and you get the best deal.
As a Certified Residential Specialist I know the ins and outs of the real estate market. I specialize in residential housing and residential financing.
I make sure that you get the best deal.
As a Graduate of the Realtors Institute I have completed extensive training far beyond the average agent. Having concentrated education concerning contracts and negotiations will guarantee you the best deal on the market.
As a Residential Finance Specialist there is no other who can guide you towards the best financing of your new home. I am the only certified RSF in the area. I can help you get the best loan possible. You will not be limited to just 2-3 methods of financing at a local bank. You will be allowed to take advantage of all the best loans.
The best financing on the best deal. That is what I do.
And since I am one of only REALTORS two in our area who
has successfully completed the
E-Pro Certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors, you can rest easy knowing that you wont be left behind in this age of high tech marketing and resources. Being internet savvy also guarantees that your transaction will be smooth and convenient.
Specialized marketing of property along with advanced training plus 30 years of full time experience is at your disposal.
Some say that they will make it their goal to help you find
your dream home.
I say that I do it everyday. I dont know any other way of doing business.
Now-What can I do for you?
Wanda G. Rakes
Areas of Expertise:
My focus is on residential real estate sales and marketing. My career is dedicated to helping families find the ideal home. Wheather it is buying an existing home or assisting you with your custom built dream home. With 30 years of full time experience availiable to you, you will find the home buying experience pleasant and exciting. And of course I have advanced technology training to make sure that your property is the most exposed to all available buyers in today's market. I have developed a proven elite TEAM of professionals who can also assist you with everything from property financing, home inspection, home repairs and renovations, building, engineering, surveying, and title closing and legal support.
Wanda was there for me and my family when we started looking for a new home. She took the time to teach us about buying the right home. She researched and found financing for us that saved us $5,000 in closing costs and was actually 1% less in interest rate. That helped us to buy a better home. I highly recommend her to everyone I know. Sam Preston
When I went to see Ms. Rakes with my daughter I had no idea that I could buy a home. But while my daughter and son in law talked to her I quickly decided that she absolutely knew what she was doing. My daughter and her family now live in a beautiful home. Durring the process she showed me how to buy my own home with no down payment. I did not know that I could do that but she did. Ms. Rakes really is a wonderful Realtor but more importantly she became a good friend. Not only are we all living in new homes but she was right there with us. She prepared us for every step. She is a true blessing! Terry Reynolds
A few months ago I lost my elderly mom and dad within a month of each other. I thought that I had prepared for the inevidable but little did I know all the legalities of selling my parents real estate. I had heard of Ms. Rakes over the years and her reputation was that of a honest, hard working, real estate professional. I knew several people she had helped and I called her to see what I needed to be doing. Within a few minutes of our first conversation I knew that she was the only agent for me. She told me about handling the estate and recommended a great attorney. But more importantly she was very considerate of my fragile state at the time. She was understanding and helpful. Never did she push for ' just the listing'. She knew that it was hard to let go and she knew that I needed time. I really appreciated her tender caring way. And when it was time to sell she brought me a full price offer from a wonderful family. Just the kind of family my parents would want in their home. Professional, considerate, and patient just don't describe her enough. Her warm nature and unlimited patience are true assets. Ruby Toms
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.