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Showcase Realty Welcomes REALTOR® Aleksandr Manucharov

Showcase Realty Welcomes REALTOR® Aleksandr Manucharov

Charlotte, NC December 5, 2017 – Showcase Realty is pleased to announce the addition of REALTOR® Aleksandr “Aleks” Manucharov to its roster of professional real estate agents serving the Charlotte Metro area. Aleks launched his real estate career in Ballantyne, NC soon after finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Born in Moscow and raised in Charlotte, Aleks utilizes his bilingual skills to strengthen his offerings and serve multinational clients. This has established his reputation for seamlessly understanding and protecting his clients’ interests.

With a strong passion for real estate, Aleks is dedicated to top-level service through continuing his education in the real estate industry to better serve his clients. He has been mentored and coached by the very best in the industry, and will continue to strengthens his expertise, skills, and knowledge under the mentorship of Nancy Braun, owner and Broker-in-Charge of Showcase Realty.

Aleks shares, “Training and coaching are very important to me. After doing some research, I came across Showcase Realty and wanted to meet with Nancy Braun right away. From the moment I stepped bart in the office and met with Nancy, I instantly knew that I wanted to be a part of the team. It felt like home.”

Aleks specializes in working with families, and consistently succeeds in welcoming and accommodating new residents in a warm and assuring way that has become customary in his residential market.

Building rapport and learning about his clients’ individual preferences and needs is important to Aleks as he embodies integrity, energy, dedication, and attention to every detail of the real estate transaction.

In his spare time, Aleks is a natural athlete who enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, and playing basketball. He also loves spending quality time with his family and friends, and has a profound interest in experiencing and embracing various cultures, customs, and diversity.

 

About Showcase Realty

Showcase Realty is an innovative boutique Charlotte real estate company located at 1430 S. Mint St. in the Historic South End district. Owner and Broker-In-Charge, Nancy Braun, founded Showcase Realty in 2008 on the principles of innovation, teamwork and community mindfulness. Committed to selling homes and surpassing customers’ expectations, Showcase provides professional service, personally delivered. Find out how you can join the Showcase Realty team by visiting www.showcasecareers.com! Make at least $25K more over the next 12 months or Showcase Realty will pay you the difference in CASH*! (*conditions apply)

Showcase Realty LLC Welcomes New Real Estate Agent Ola Elizabeth Moore

Showcase Realty LLC Welcomes New Real Estate Agent Ola Elizabeth Moore

Showcase Realty is thrilled to announce a new Buyers Agent, Ola Elizabeth Moore, to be part of the award winning Showcase Team!

Moore is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and has over 9 years of financial industry underwriting experience. Her hometown is Grover, NC, and she loves seeing Charlotte grow into a major metropolitan area.

We’re proud to include in her impressive resume to the growing Showcase Realty team!

About Showcase Realty

Showcase Realty is an innovative boutique Charlotte real estate firm located at 1430 S. Mint St. in the Historic South End district. Owner and Broker-In-Charge, Nancy Braun, founded Showcase Realty in 2008 on the principles of innovation, teamwork and community mindfulness. Committed to selling homes and surpassing customers’ expectations, Showcase provides professional service, personally delivered. For more information visit www.showcaserealty.net.

Please contact any one of our agents by calling our office at 704-997-3794. We look forward to hearing from you!

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget

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Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We've rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.

From music lovers to home chefs, we've got something for everyone. And we've included a range of price points to suit any budget, from under $50 to major splurge ”¦ in case you're feeling extra generous this year. We hope you find this list useful in identifying gifts your friends and family will love. And maybe some of these items will make your wish list this year, too!

Approximate Price Ranges
$ - under $50
$$ - $51 to $200
$$$ - $201 to $500
$$$$ - Splurge

LET IT SNOW

Heat things up this holiday season! Keep your loved ones cozy all winter with these gifts that add warmth and a touch of luxury.

Tabletop Fireplace - $
On cold nights, nothing beats the comfort and glow of a fire. Whether you're looking to cozy up on the couch with a good book, or enjoy a relaxing night in the backyard with family and friends, a tabletop fireplace is an easy way to light up your evening. The Regal Flame Black Utopia Tabletop Fireplace can be used indoors or outdoors, no vent required. It runs on ethanol, which can be mixed with citronella to double as a mosquito repellent for outdoor use.

Towel Warmer - $$
Who wouldn't love to wrap themselves in a warm towel when they step out of the shower on a cold morning? While heated towel racks are available in a variety of styles and price points, the Anzzi Glow 4-Bar Electric Towel Warmer in Polished Chrome is an entry level version that gets good reviews. Modern and elegant, this model plugs into a nearby outlet for easy installation and is made of rust-resistant stainless steel. Turn your daily shower into a spa-like experience!

Smart Thermostat - $$$
Now you can wake up to a warm house, even if you like it cool while you sleep. After using the Nest Learning Thermostat for a week, it will start to recognize your patterns and adjust the temperature automatically to your preferences. In its third-generation, Nest claims to pay for itself over time in energy savings. It uses sensors and your phone's location to check if you've left the house, then sets itself to an Eco Temperature. And this smart-thermostat knows when you typically get home from work and can heat things up before you return. If your schedule changes, you can even adjust the temperature remotely from your smartphone.

Radiant Floor Heating - $$$$
Radiant heating has been a popular alternative in new construction to traditional forced-air heating systems. And new technology has made it easier and less expensive to retrofit existing homes with radiant heating. According to BobVila.com, “radiant floors are heated either with electric resistance cables or hot water flowing inside tubing” beneath the floor. It's energy-efficient, effective, and doesn't blow dust and allergens around the way forced-air systems do. Not only will you love stepping onto a heated floor on a cool morning, you'll be adding value to your home, as this is an appealing upgrade to buyers when it comes time to sell.

ROCK AROUND THE TREE

It's holiday music time! Music lovers are sure to appreciate these gifts guaranteed to enhance their listening experience throughout the home.

Showerhead Speaker - $
Whether you enjoy singing in the shower, or listening to your favorite podcast, the H2oVibe Rain Showerhead Jet with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker syncs with any bluetooth-enabled device so you can stream your favorite music or other audio directly into the shower. The waterproof speaker easily detaches from the showerhead so you can bring it with you from room to room while you get dressed. And the showerhead itself features jets with three times more spray power than the average showerhead, creating a spa-like experience.

Voice Controlled Smart Speaker - $$
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home not only stream music on demand via voice control, they can also serve as a central hub for numerous other smart-home devices. Now you can change the channel on your TV, make a phone call, turn on your lights, set your thermostat and lock your front door, all without lifting a finger.

High-End Wireless Speaker - $$$
If you prefer a premium speaker, the Sonos Play:3 is the mid-range option in the brand's line of wireless speakers. It delivers rich and robust sound with a sleek design that can placed horizontally or vertically to fit almost any space. Sonos speakers sync with Amazon Echo and Alexa, which enable you to control the speaker with voice commands. And you can easily add additional speakers from the Sonos line for an enhanced, surround-sound experience.

Whole Home Audio System - $$$$
The sky's the limit when it comes to whole-home audio systems, and for a premium sound system you can expect to make a significant investment. Companies like Yamaha offer a wide variety of components, all designed to work in conjunction to give you a customized whole-home audio and home theater system to suit your needs.


ADD SOME SIZZLE TO THE SEASON

Home chefs will love these gifts, perfect for holiday entertaining and home cooking all year long. Not only will they bring excitement to the recipient, everyone in the family will benefit from the delicious dishes these gifts are sure to inspire!

Bread Maker - $
Warm, fresh bread can make any meal feel special. With a bread machine like this one from Hamilton Beach, you can enjoy fresh rolls, pizza dough, cakes, jams, flatbreads and croissants with minimal effort. Plus, there's a gluten-free setting, which makes this a perfect gift for anyone avoiding gluten in their diet.

Electric Smoker - $$
If you love to barbecue, the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker gives you the tenderness and flavor of smoking meat, without the hassle. The integrated meat probe alerts you when the meat reaches a predetermined internal temperature, and when it's done cooking the “warming” feature keeps your food hot until it's ready to be served.

Smart Sous-Vide Machine - $$$
Sous vide is a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch and then placed in a water bath to cook at a precise temperature. The new Mellow Smart Sous Vide Appliance hits the market this holiday season and promises to make sous vide as easy and foolproof as a slow cooker. Its built-in cooling system keeps your food cold until it's ready to be cooked ”¦ so you can stick a piece of salmon in before you leave for work, choose the time you want it to be ready, and dinner will be done when you get home.

High-End Oven Range - $$$$
To really heat things up in the kitchen, any home chef would love a new high-end range, like this 36” Dual Fuel Range with Six Burners from Sub-Zero Wolf. With ten custom cooking modes-including one for proofing dough and one for dehydrating-and a temperature probe alert, this oven makes cooking almost foolproof. And the timeless stainless steel design will enhance the beauty of any kitchen. Investing in a high-end range not only adds enjoyment to meal preparation, it's highly-desired by home buyers ”¦ something to consider if you plan to list your home within the next few years.


SPARKLE AND SHINE

Holiday lights aren't the only way to make a home sparkle. These cleaning gadgets and appliances will keep your home clean and shiny all year long ”¦ and hopefully bring some joy to the cleaning process!

Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner - $
Anyone who has pets or young children will love the convenience of a cordless and portable spot cleaner like the BISSELL SpotLifter 2X Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner. Its cleaning brush agitates soiled spots while simultaneously sucking up debris. Use it to remove small spills and stains from carpet, furniture, rugs, drapes, car seats, and other upholstered items.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - $$
Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for years, but new technology has made them more effective and lowered the cost significantly. The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner provides a good mix of features and value. It offers several cleaning modes and moves easily from rugs to tile to carpet. You can also control it with your smartphone using the ECOVACS App.

Dishwasher - $$$
While a high-end dishwasher with all the bells and whistles can certainly be a good investment, there are some great values on the market for those with a more modest budget. For example, the Maytag Front Control Dishwasher gets consistently great reviews for its powerful motor that disintegrates bits of food to deliver sparkling clean dishes, even without rinsing. And its elegant exterior will upgrade the look of your kitchen ”¦ all without breaking the bank.

New Washer/Dryer - $$$$
If anything can make laundry exciting, it's a new washer and dryer with smart-technology like the Kenmore Elite Smart Washer and Dryer. Now you can start a load of laundry remotely from your smartphone to time it with your arrival home. You can also customize washer and dryer cycles and receive an alert when a cycle is complete. And with the Express cycle, you can wash and dry a small load in 45 minutes, saving you time and energy.


KEEP THE GRINCH AWAY

Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your family. Protect your loved ones-and deter intruders-with gifts that keep you and your home safe and secure.

Smart Light Bulbs - $
The Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit is a good entry-level investment in smart lighting technology. Now you can automate your lighting and control your lights from your smartphone using the Philips Hue App. Deter burglars by making it look like someone's home when you turn your lights on remotely. And stay safer by never entering a dark house again. Plus, it has several options to enhance the look and ambiance of your home lighting.

Video Doorbell - $$
Watch over your home and greet visitors from your computer or smartphone with a video-enabled doorbell, like the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Adjustable motion sensors alert you when someone is approaching your door, and live video and audio allow you to see and talk to visitors without opening the door, even if you're away from home. The best part is, they'll never know you're not home if you don't tell them.

Smart Lock - $$$
Control and monitor your locks from anywhere with a smart lock like the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect. Now there's no need to leave a key under the doormat or give a copy to the housekeeper. You can activate keyless access remotely, and even lock up when they leave, all from your computer or smartphone. And no more fumbling around for your keys in the dark. Similar to keyless entry for your car, Smart Lock Pro automatically unlocks your door when you approach.

Security System - $$$$
An in-home security system is still one of the best ways to protect your home and family from intruders and alert you to the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide. Some companies, like Vivint, can integrate your security system with video monitoring, a doorbell camera, smart locks, garage doors and even your thermostat. Prices vary depending on the options you select, and a monthly monitoring service is required, but a home security system can bring peace of mind knowing your family and home are protected.


WE'RE HERE TO HELP

As real estate professionals, we get to visit people's homes every day and talk to buyers and sellers about their favorite features. So we have a unique insight into the elements that truly make a house special, bring joy to homeowners and add value to a home. Did we miss your favorite home-related gift? If so, we'd love to hear about it. Please share in the comments below!

If you do decide to “splurge” on a home upgrade, contact Nancy Braun, Broker-In-Charge/Owner of Showcase Realty, at (704) 997-3794, for recommendations on the best options for your particular home. Buyer expectations and preferences vary depending on price point, style of home and neighborhood. We can run a comparative market analysis to find out how the upgrade you're considering will impact the value of your home, before you make the investment.

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget



Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We've rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.


From music lovers to home chefs, we've got something for everyone. And we've included a range of price points to suit any budget, from under $50 to major splurge ”¦ in case you're feeling extra generous this year. We hope you find this list useful in identifying gifts your friends and family will love. And maybe some of these items will make your wish list this year, too!


Approximate Price Ranges

$ - under $50

$$ - $51 to $200

$$$ - $201 to $500

$$$$ - Splurge



LET IT SNOW


Heat things up this holiday season! Keep your loved ones cozy all winter with these gifts that add warmth and a touch of luxury. 


Tabletop Fireplace - $

On cold nights, nothing beats the comfort and glow of a fire. Whether you're looking to cozy up on the couch with a good book, or enjoy a relaxing night in the backyard with family and friends, a tabletop fireplace is an easy way to light up your evening. The Regal Flame Black Utopia Tabletop Fireplace can be used indoors or outdoors, no vent required. It runs on ethanol, which can be mixed with citronella to double as a mosquito repellent for outdoor use.


Towel Warmer - $$

Who wouldn't love to wrap themselves in a warm towel when they step out of the shower on a cold morning? While heated towel racks are available in a variety of styles and price points, the Anzzi Glow 4-Bar Electric Towel Warmer in Polished Chrome is an entry level version that gets good reviews. Modern and elegant, this model plugs into a nearby outlet for easy installation and is made of rust-resistant stainless steel. Turn your daily shower into a spa-like experience!


Smart Thermostat - $$$

Now you can wake up to a warm house, even if you like it cool while you sleep. After using the Nest Learning Thermostat for a week, it will start to recognize your patterns and adjust the temperature automatically to your preferences. In its third-generation, Nest claims to pay for itself over time in energy savings. It uses sensors and your phone's location to check if you've left the house, then sets itself to an Eco Temperature. And this smart-thermostat knows when you typically get home from work and can heat things up before you return. If your schedule changes, you can even adjust the temperature remotely from your smartphone.


Radiant Floor Heating - $$$$

Radiant heating has been a popular alternative in new construction to traditional forced-air heating systems. And new technology has made it easier and less expensive to retrofit existing homes with radiant heating. According to BobVila.com, “radiant floors are heated either with electric resistance cables or hot water flowing inside tubing” beneath the floor. It's energy-efficient, effective, and doesn't blow dust and allergens around the way forced-air systems do. Not only will you love stepping onto a heated floor on a cool morning, you'll be adding value to your home, as this is an appealing upgrade to buyers when it comes time to sell.



ROCK AROUND THE TREE


It's holiday music time! Music lovers are sure to appreciate these gifts guaranteed to enhance their listening experience throughout the home. 


Showerhead Speaker - $

Whether you enjoy singing in the shower, or listening to your favorite podcast, the H2oVibe Rain Showerhead Jet with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker syncs with any bluetooth-enabled device so you can stream your favorite music or other audio directly into the shower. The waterproof speaker easily detaches from the showerhead so you can bring it with you from room to room while you get dressed. And the showerhead itself features jets with three times more spray power than the average showerhead, creating a spa-like experience.


Voice Controlled Smart Speaker - $$

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home not only stream music on demand via voice control, they can also serve as a central hub for numerous other smart-home devices. Now you can change the channel on your TV, make a phone call, turn on your lights, set your thermostat and lock your front door, all without lifting a finger.


High-End Wireless Speaker - $$$

If you prefer a premium speaker, the Sonos Play:3 is the mid-range option in the brand's line of wireless speakers. It delivers rich and robust sound with a sleek design that can placed horizontally or vertically to fit almost any space. Sonos speakers sync with Amazon Echo and Alexa, which enable you to control the speaker with voice commands. And you can easily add additional speakers from the Sonos line for an enhanced, surround-sound experience.


Whole Home Audio System - $$$$

The sky's the limit when it comes to whole-home audio systems, and for a premium sound system you can expect to make a significant investment. Companies like Yamaha offer a wide variety of components, all designed to work in conjunction to give you a customized whole-home audio and home theater system to suit your needs.



ADD SOME SIZZLE TO THE SEASON


Home chefs will love these gifts, perfect for holiday entertaining and home cooking all year long. Not only will they bring excitement to the recipient, everyone in the family will benefit from the delicious dishes these gifts are sure to inspire!


Bread Maker - $

Warm, fresh bread can make any meal feel special. With a bread machine like this one from Hamilton Beach, you can enjoy fresh rolls, pizza dough, cakes, jams, flatbreads and croissants with minimal effort. Plus, there's a gluten-free setting, which makes this a perfect gift for anyone avoiding gluten in their diet.


Electric Smoker - $$

If you love to barbecue, the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker gives you the tenderness and flavor of smoking meat, without the hassle. The integrated meat probe alerts you when the meat reaches a predetermined internal temperature, and when it's done cooking the “warming” feature keeps your food hot until it's ready to be served.


Smart Sous-Vide Machine - $$$

Sous vide is a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch and then placed in a water bath to cook at a precise temperature. The new Mellow Smart Sous Vide Appliance hits the market this holiday season and promises to make sous vide as easy and foolproof as a slow cooker. Its built-in cooling system keeps your food cold until it's ready to be cooked ”¦ so you can stick a piece of salmon in before you leave for work, choose the time you want it to be ready, and dinner will be done when you get home.


High-End Oven Range - $$$$

To really heat things up in the kitchen, any home chef would love a new high-end range, like this 36” Dual Fuel Range with Six Burners from Sub-Zero Wolf. With ten custom cooking modes-including one for proofing dough and one for dehydrating-and a temperature probe alert, this oven makes cooking almost foolproof. And the timeless stainless steel design will enhance the beauty of any kitchen. Investing in a high-end range not only adds enjoyment to meal preparation, it's highly-desired by home buyers ”¦ something to consider if you plan to list your home within the next few years.



SPARKLE AND SHINE


Holiday lights aren't the only way to make a home sparkle. These cleaning gadgets and appliances will keep your home clean and shiny all year long ”¦ and hopefully bring some joy to the cleaning process! 


Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner - $

Anyone who has pets or young children will love the convenience of a cordless and portable spot cleaner like the BISSELL SpotLifter 2X Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner. Its cleaning brush agitates soiled spots while simultaneously sucking up debris. Use it to remove small spills and stains from carpet, furniture, rugs, drapes, car seats, and other upholstered items.


Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - $$

Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for years, but new technology has made them more effective and lowered the cost significantly. The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner provides a good mix of features and value. It offers several cleaning modes and moves easily from rugs to tile to carpet. You can also control it with your smartphone using the ECOVACS App.


Dishwasher - $$$

While a high-end dishwasher with all the bells and whistles can certainly be a good investment, there are some great values on the market for those with a more modest budget. For example, the Maytag Front Control Dishwasher gets consistently great reviews for its powerful motor that disintegrates bits of food to deliver sparkling clean dishes, even without rinsing. And its elegant exterior will upgrade the look of your kitchen ”¦ all without breaking the bank.


New Washer/Dryer - $$$$

If anything can make laundry exciting, it's a new washer and dryer with smart-technology like the Kenmore Elite Smart Washer and Dryer. Now you can start a load of laundry remotely from your smartphone to time it with your arrival home. You can also customize washer and dryer cycles and receive an alert when a cycle is complete. And with the Express cycle, you can wash and dry a small load in 45 minutes, saving you time and energy. 



KEEP THE GRINCH AWAY


Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your family. Protect your loved ones-and deter intruders-with gifts that keep you and your home safe and secure.


Smart Light Bulbs - $

The Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit is a good entry-level investment in smart lighting technology. Now you can automate your lighting and control your lights from your smartphone using the Philips Hue App. Deter burglars by making it look like someone's home when you turn your lights on remotely. And stay safer by never entering a dark house again. Plus, it has several options to enhance the look and ambiance of your home lighting.


Video Doorbell - $$

Watch over your home and greet visitors from your computer or smartphone with a video-enabled doorbell, like the Ring Video Doorbell 2.  Adjustable motion sensors alert you when someone is approaching your door, and live video and audio allow you to see and talk to visitors without opening the door, even if you're away from home. The best part is, they'll never know you're not home if you don't tell them.


Smart Lock - $$$

Control and monitor your locks from anywhere with a smart lock like the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect. Now there's no need to leave a key under the doormat or give a copy to the housekeeper. You can activate keyless access remotely, and even lock up when they leave, all from your computer or smartphone. And no more fumbling around for your keys in the dark. Similar to keyless entry for your car, Smart Lock Pro automatically unlocks your door when you approach. 


Security System - $$$$

An in-home security system is still one of the best ways to protect your home and family from intruders and alert you to the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide. Some companies, like Vivint, can integrate your security system with video monitoring, a doorbell camera, smart locks, garage doors and even your thermostat. Prices vary depending on the options you select, and a monthly monitoring service is required, but a home security system can bring peace of mind knowing your family and home are protected.



WE'RE HERE TO HELP


As real estate professionals, we get to visit people's homes every day and talk to buyers and sellers about their favorite features. So we have a unique insight into the elements that truly make a house special, bring joy to homeowners and add value to a home.  Did we miss your favorite home-related gift? If so, we'd love to hear about it. Please share in the comments below!


If you do decide to “splurge” on a home upgrade, contact us for recommendations on the best options for your particular home. Buyer expectations and preferences vary depending on price point, style of home and neighborhood. We can run a comparative market analysis to find out how the upgrade you're considering will impact the value of your home, before you make the investment.


The Best Ever Show Podcast: Answering Your Clients Questions Before They Ask Them with Nancy Braun

Answering Your Clients Questions Before They Ask Them with Nancy Braun

Are you a real estate agent? Or are you a brokerage owner overseeing all the different types of revenue streams coming in? How do you identify where to put your focus to help to increase the overall profitability of your company?

“Communication – that is critical!” – Nancy Braun, Charlotte Real Estate Broker and Owner of Showcase Realty & Showcase Property Management 

In an episode of The Best Ever Show hosted by Joe Fairless, listen as Nancy Braun discusses how to answer a client’s question before they even ask them.

“Our sellers are much more educated and internet-savvy today than they were ten years ago. They go online and they wanna see that their property is marketed everywhere and they can find it online very easily. They’re checking on it, and we have an incredible team of marketing specialists that make sure that the property is plasted everywhere on the internet and has very strong SEO,” Braun said.

What is strategic marketing and how do you work with an investor?

If you’re a real estate agent and want to learn more, listen to the podcast by clicking here: http://joefairless.com/podcast/jf1182-answering-your-clients-questions-before-they-ask-them-with-nancy-braun/

If you have any questions, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794!

Congratulations to Nancy Braun, Certified Short Sale Seller Designee!

Congratulations to Nancy Braun, Certified Short Sale Seller Designee!

Top Charlotte NC real estate agent Nancy Braun, award-winning Broker-in-Charge / Owner of Showcase Realty LLC recently completed her Certified Short Sale Seller designation course by Advance Mortgage Education

A Certified Short Sale Seller (CSSS) designee understands the qualifications that are required to be met by the short sale seller.

Short sale sellers must qualify for the short sale and understand how they work, what effect it may have on consumer credit, and more. CSSS designees understand the fundamental concepts of the short sale negotiations and are able to determine the complexity and likelihood of a successful short sale transaction.

The CSSS designee are also capable of asking the right questions to help determine if a seller is actually ready, willing, and able to do a short sale.

According to Superior School of Real Estate, the “Certified Short Sale ‘Seller’ and ‘Buyer’ designations are the First and ONLY North Carolina state specific Short Sale designations.

The Certified Short Sale Seller (CSSS) and Certified Short Sale Buyer (CSSB) designees are real estate related professionals dedicated to helping North Carolina home sellers and buyers who find themselves in a short sale.  A short sale is when the seller owes more than their property is worth.  They understand the short sale process, what’s normal and what isn’t, the transactional entities involved, and who the true Short Sale decision makers are.

A Certified Short Sale Seller (CSSS) designee understand the qualifications that the short sale seller will be required to meet.  Just like a buyer needs to have a job, good credit, and money for a down payment to get a loan, the short sale seller must qualify for the short sale and understand the options that may be available, how they work, and what effect they may have on the consumer credit.  They know what mortgage fraud looks like in a “Buyer’s Market” so they don’t inadvertently get caught up in it. They understand the fundamental concepts of the 2 negotiations in a short sale, what may happen with the loss, deficiency judgments, 1099, and credit reporting.  They understand how to determine the complexity and the likelihood that this will be a successful short sale transaction and the questions to ask to determine if the seller is ready, willing, and able to do a short sale.”

 

About Advance Mortgage Education

Advance Mortgage Education, Inc was the 1st to bring Short Sale and Loss Mitigation continuing education courses to North Carolina in 2003. We are the only education provider to have courses approved with the NC Real Estate Commission, the NC Banking Commission, and the NC State Bar. We have been providing North Carolina real estate agents, loan officers, mortgage brokers, paralegals and attorneys with Short Sale courses for the past 7 years.

About Nancy Braun

Nancy Braun is an award winning Broker-In-Charge / Owner of Showcase Realty LLC — having spent two decades successfully evolving a leading, award winning, and nationally recognized brokerage in the Carolinas, with a growing team of over 50 agents and staff.

The firm’s real estate services, spearheaded by Nancy’s knowledge and vast experience from personally serving hundreds of clients over the years, includes licensed specialists in five departments serving luxury and traditional homebuyers, sellers, investors, relocation clients, probate estate clients, short sale and foreclosure clients, commercial real estate and property management clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. For excellent sales records, Nancy and Showcase Realty LLC are nationally recognized industry leaders consistently ranking on America’s Best Real Estate Agents and RealTrends Top 1% in the country, as recognized by the Wall Street Journal.

Tapped as a national resource for real estate professionals and organizations, Nancy shares her insights, experiences and knowledge at conferences, in trade and industry publications, on Boards, at workshops and more.

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

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“Kudos to all the dedicated and hard-working staff of Showcase Realty.” – Reb Liberiaga

List with Nancy Braun and get your home sold!

Call (704) 997-3794 or email OfficeAdmin@ShowcaseRealty.net to get started on selling your home today.

If you’re looking for homes for sale, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

Charlotte NC Real Estate

“We came to Charlotte to start a new life in a warmer climate. Nancy Braun and Cyndy Stout came highly recommended. We got in touch with them before moving to North Carolina. The day we got into town, Nancy showed us houses from her office and in person. We were looking at neighborhoods, and homes, old as well as new. She and Cyndy talked to us frequently, and always showed homes that were in our budget. They helped us explore areas we were unsure about. With all the information, we were able to focus on a specific area. We found a wonderful home. The process was smooth, and every question answered along the way. We highly recommend this agency for anyone.” – Eric B., Facebook

Find your dream home or list with Nancy Braun and get your home sold!

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

Call (704) 997-3794 or email OfficeAdmin@ShowcaseRealty.net to get started on finding your dream home today.

If you’re looking for homes for sale, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

US News Ranks Charlotte One Of The Best Places To Live In America For 2017

US News Ranks Charlotte One Of The Best Places To Live In America For 2017

Yet another reason to fall in love with Charlotte NC! US News has ranked the Queen City among the top 20 best places to live in America for 2017!

This year, Charlotte achieved an overall score of 7.1/10 – an improvement from last year’s score of 6.9.

You can read the rest of the report here: http://www.charlottestories.com/us-news-ranks-charlotte-one-best-places-live-america-2017/

If you’re thinking of moving to Charlotte NC or know someone selling their property, call Nancy Braun at 704-997-3794 today!

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

Charlotte NC Real Estate

“My husband and I came to the Charlotte area, looking for a warmer climate. Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty was recommended by a friend. Before moving across the country, I spoke with Nancy about our dates of moving, prices/budgets, and what we were looking for. The day I arrived, she sat down to show me what I could find in areas, and within our budget. She and other staff helped show us homes and neighborhoods we were interested in. Jessica Sinski and Cyndy Stout were two that also helped us through this process. Cyndy Stout took charge when we began to focus in on a specific area. She was also instrumental in helping us look at areas that we had no knowledge of. With this information, and time taking us around, checking out homes, we found the perfect place. The whole process was smooth. I would highly recommend this team for anyone who is looking to buy or sell. The people I had contact with were highly professional, and knowledgeable in their profession.” – Darcy B., Yelp

Find your dream home or list with Nancy Braun and get your home sold!

Another Happy Client Reviews Showcase Realty

Call (704) 997-3794 or email OfficeAdmin@ShowcaseRealty.net to get started on finding your dream home today.

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Home Partners of America Part 2 Advanced Training

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15AM-1:30PM | To RSVP go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

LEARN THE BEST MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM HOME PARTNERS MOST SUCCESSFUL AGENTS NATIONWIDE!

Showcase Realty is offering a free lunch learning event with Home Partners of America.

Advanced Presentation: This course is based on the best marketing strategies of Home Partners most successful agents nationwide. Subjects include:

  • Utilizing Home Partners in listing presentations
  • Using listings to market Home Partners
  • Working with loan and relocation officers
  • Partnering with property management firms
  • Other proven strategies for generating strong leads

The event is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM at Showcase Realty’s office, located at 1430 S. Mint Street in Historic South End. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

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