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Unmatched Support From EXIT Realty Central

One of EXIT Realty’s true differentiators is our unparalleled support at all levels: Region, Franchise, Associate and Administration.

Associates

Offering abundant tools and resources is important but teaching agents how to use them to get, keep and grow their business is what really matters – EXIT Realty excels at both. EXIT‘s Resource Center offers training modules available on demand and includes a comprehensive tracking system in “My Reports” where associates can view their own production and that of the people they’ve sponsored.

Offices

EXIT provides many tools and resources to assist with brokerage administration. Training modules are available in the Resource Center 24/7, and webinar training with a support rep is available on EXIT‘s proprietary production software, MEMO. Once administration training is complete, unlimited ongoing support is available. EXIT‘s Resource Center contains many useful and customizable documents including an Administration e-Manual, helpful and mandatory forms, job descriptions, and much more to assist in the effective and efficient running of a brokerage.

EXIT’S Support

EXIT Realty’s experienced, professional support team is dedicated to helping associates and offices understand the various programs and resources EXIT has available. A support representative can be reached Monday to Friday, 10 hours a day, by phone, email or via live, online chat.

Feel like your brokerage dropped the ball on support? I love that! Come see how our company is geared from the ground up to support our agents! Call Tom (me) at 757-589-1237 and schedule a confidential meeting!

 

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The Ghent Neighborhood

Ghent: The HagueGhent is a fantastic area! There is always something happening here! On the South end, the Hague is a picturesque body of water with an arching land mass with high end homes lining the shore. The Hague also provides an unobstructed, beautiful view of the Chrysler Museum. Monticello Ave runs the length of the eastern side. The North end of the neighborhood has some interesting boundaries.  23rd street is listed on Google as the last street included in Ghent. There’s Jeff Robertson Park, Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, Lambert’s Creek and the Mallory Country Club. Access to Interstate 264 is going to be straight down Brambleton Ave. Locals will know to turn right onto Waterside Drive which also heads right out to I264. Trying to head North to Interstate 64 or 564? Your best option is to head up Granby to one of the many entrances. Trying to get to Naval Station Norfolk? Head right on up Hampton Boulevard.

Button with Click here to see homes in this neighborhoodThe Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1979 when Audubon members noticed a Purple Gallinule on the land. This was such a super rare visitor to our area, the Norfolk and Southern Railroad gave the land to the Cape Henry Audubon Society. Many birds frequent the park because it’s neighbor, Lamberts Creek is a wonderful place for them to feed. Ghent is park-rich with Jeff Robertson Park, Westover Memorial Park, Graydon Park, Redgate Playground, Yellow Fever Park, Greenway Court Park, Medical Center Park, EVMS Greenspace,  Raleigh Avenue Playground, Riverside Park, Beechwood Park, Botetourt Gardens, Ghent Dog Park, Van Wyck Mews, and Olney Road Park. The residence of Ghent are serious about their parks!

Front of Fairgrounds Coffee in GhentAll of the coolest, hippest businesses are in the area. There’s several Starbucks of course. If you like independent coffeehouses, Fairgrounds coffee is on Colley Ave. Shopping is eclectic. Enjoy large grocery stores, Harris Teeter, Farm Fresh and Fresh Market.  Colley avenue has the Naro Cinema. They play a mix of independent films and oldies. The Ghent neighborhood has plenty to offer in the way of restaurants! There’s Chipotles, YNot, No Frill Bar & Grill, Noodles and Company, Kelly’s Tavern, IHOP, The Skinny Dip, Luna Maya, Papa John’s, Subway, 7-Eleven, Chanellos. Don’t forget about The Taphouse, Red Dog Saloon, Colley Cantina, Peck and Pour, Norfolk Coffee and Tea Company and Doumars! Doumars is a local landmark that has been around since 1904 known for its barbecue and ice cream cones!

Interested in health spots? You are in luck! There is One Life Fitness, Hot House Yoga, The Space Above Yoga Center, Meyer Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Applied Movements, The Yoga Room, The House of Muay Thai International, and Dumbbells Personal Training. Ghent feels like a little bit of a Northern Virginia lifestyle here in Norfolk!

The schools for the area are W.H. Taylor Elementary SchoolBlair Middle School, and Granby High School. Old Dominion University is quite close by. That opens up a bunch more opportunities for food and nightlife. Ghent is a popular neighborhood with alumni and professors!

Panorama of Ghent, Houses in Norfolk

At the time of this article, the median home in Ghent is $297,500 with the low end coming in at at $52,000 and the high end coming in at $900,000. So there’s a home for everyone in Ghent! Average days on market is 84 days, almost 3 months. It is very hard to nail down a type of home in Ghent. Square footage ranges from 500 sqft to over 9000 sqft. There are homes from the early 1800s to 2015. There are attached home and detached homes. There are homes from 1 bedroom to 7 bedrooms. My best advice is to take a look at Ghent and see if you like the area. Then we can find you something that meets your needs!

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

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Why I Am A REALTOR® With EXIT Realty Central

Exit Realty Central
EXIT Realty Central

We have all sorts of training on all sorts of topics. We have monthly webinars from EXIT Realty International. The head office arranges a professional in each month’s topic to speak to the whole company. They have been doing that since 2009. It is even cooler that we have access to every one using EXIT‘s online business hub! We have in-house training for more colloquial topics, like what our in-house lender can do to help market our listings, contract training and EXIT tools training.  We have international trainers in town to share their best top producing secrets with EXIT agents.

We have free access to EXIT eListings which creates websites, virtual tours, and fliers. It also creates a text lead capture that I have on my listings’ signs which will send the video tour to the recipient and give me their phone number while they are still watching the video in front of the house.

Real Estate Training
Real Estate Training

We have free access to Dotloop which is a digital signing tool and digital file repository. I create all my contracts digitally and print them out with most of it filled out already. It makes quick work of paperwork. We have free access to an amazing CRM called Promoshop. EXIT Promoshop is built off of Sharper Agent. It allows me to follow up with leads over time. Buyers’ timelines are getting longer, if you haven’t noticed. When they first register for my amazing website, they may be 12 months from buying a home. If I am not in front of them for 12 months, I am not able to help them get a home!  Promoshop can take care of most of that for me.

We have “Make It Happen Monday” which gives me some accountability and helps me keep on track for doing money making activities. We have the Power Hour where a hired IT expert teaches us tech, online marketing, how to make marketing print material, fixes our computers, fixes our software, helps us with our cell phones or whatever tech stuff we want to accomplish.

Excellent Exit Culture
Excellent EXIT Culture

We have a great sales meeting where we do affirmations, people share good things that have happened to them, and we learn the latest issues that affect us in our business. And the Friday of the monthly sales meeting, we get together at a local restaurant and just enjoy each other’s company. It is said, you are an average of the top 7 people you hang around.

And my favorite reason why I am at EXIT Realty Central, is how much like a family we feel. I have heard everyone describe their office like that. But I know that if I need help with wording on a contract, the agents will help me instead of wishing me luck. And of course, the agents readily accept my help, when I can help them. The whole EXIT culture is supportive. I don’t see much vicious competitiveness. I see some! But usually, they figure out that they don’t fit the company culture and move on.

I hope this post wasn’t too long to read. It was really easy to write. I hope you can tell the conviction with which I write this. I know that I am in the exact correct place to grow my business and get me on to the next level financially. I haven’t even begun to say what EXIT Realty Virginia does for us, or EXIT Realty International. I feel like I’m part of something very big and new!

And we are taught to ALWAYS ask for the order! For instance, if you are considering researching real estate offices to join in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk, please call me and I will meet with you and show you the office! Call me at (757)589-1237. If you have thought, “I wonder if I should be a REALTOR®. I need a job where I make more money when I work harder. I want to start my own business!” you should call me too! For THAT person, you should call (757)589-1237. If you thought “Hey, I have a home to sell and I need someone with experience, trained well and has an excellent support system to help” then THAT person should call (757)589-1237.  Ask for Tom! That’d be me 🙂

Larchmont Homes For Sale

LarchmontLarchmontRoad01.jpg is a extra beautiful neighborhood which is very ODU-centric. The neighborhood starts on the North side of Old Dominion University and continues North between the Lafayette River and Hampton Blvd. The north end is capped by a body of water called Edgewater Haven which flows into the Lafayette River. Your fastest access to the interstate will be up Hampton Blvd to Terminal Blvd (turn right) which will take you to Interstate 564. About a city block away is Interstate 64 which leads North to Hampton or South to Chesapeake. If you are looking for a nice place to pull your boat up to, you are in luck! There are plenty of homes here on navigable water with a dock!

ClickSeeButton.pngBluestone Playground is on the South end. It’s a nice playground right next to Foreman Field. There’s plenty of room for running.
Slightly North of there is the imaginatively named Brick Field. It is a field surrounded by brick. There’s not much more there and it’s good for Frisbee throwing and similar activities. Further North is Virginia Park. It is wooded and has a bench and tended grass. Far to the North is Myrtle Park. Myrtle park has a nice small track to walk around. The track has a nice bridge over the South end of Edgewater Haven. So it has an excellent, relaxing beautiful view!ForemanField01.jpg
You’re in luck for dining! D’Egg is a treat! They serve excellent breakfast dishes from morning time to early afternoon. And nearby is Taste @ Norfolk, a chain cafe featuring gourmet sandwiches and salads. ODU, of course, attracts a bunch of businesses that you will be quite close to. There is Subway, Miller’s Neighborhood Market, which sells gas too, Gray’s Pharmacy, Del Vecchios Pizza, No. 7 Chinese Fast Food, Taco Bell, Duncan Donuts, and CVS. LarchmontWater01.jpgBe sure to check out Westside Produce and Provisions on Colley Ave. There are usually several food establishments on Colley that tend to change hands over time, so look to see what is there. And as usual, there are at least 3 or 4 7-Elevens nearby.

Tidewater Gymnastics Academy is across Hampton Blvd and will provide your kids with various health-activity instruction. A little bit South of there is CrossFit 757 which is obviously a crossfit gym.

Schools serving this neighborhood are Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Middle School and Maury High School!

ODU01.jpgAt the time of this article, the median home in Larchmont is around $430,000, with the low end coming in around $170,000 and the high end coming in at around $1,450,000. That’s typical Norfolk with a wide variety of values. Average days on market for homes here in the last year was 70 which is healthy. Homes here wound up selling for 97% of the listing price, which is typical. Currently, there’s actually a home here for sale that was built in 1783. There are also several new construction homes available. A huge variety in year-built is another typical aspect of Norfolk neighborhoods.

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

Curious About Why Those EXIT Agents Are All Smiling So Much? And Free Food!

Ever wonder why in the World all those EXIT agents keep trying to get you to come to EXIT? And why do they all have this big dumb grin on their face? Can they really be that happy? They keep saying that they have all this great training, and that their split is gret and there are no budget-busting desk fees. They keep saying that they have a retirement plan and death benefits. They say that the company feels like a family and that they have all this technology to help with my marketing and they have leads for me, and that the admin staff is the best around.

Maybe you’re thinking that no place can afford to be that good. There’s got to be a catch. There’s no way that EXIT is any better than where you’re at. Or is it? If all that was true, you’d want to know.

WELL WONDER NO MORE!
We are having a EXIT Career Seminar this Wednesday and Thursday so you can find out, confidentially, whether we are all full of it, or that we really have the company that reinvented real estate? We will show you how we are the fastest growing real estate company in the history of the universe, why we feel like a second family, how we have an excellent retirement plan, and that we do have tons of leads, a system to help you follow up with them, and how we can afford to give out single level residual income to you!

This is not a high pressure sales seminar. We just want to show you. Because we love it! We love it so much, FOOD is on us! Come get a meal, get some information and possibly get your business headed in the MOST AMAZING DIRECTION!

To Register, please go to one of the two facebook events and click GOING!

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Gone! 5505 Barnhollow Rd, Norfolk VA , 23502

5505 Barnhollow Rd, Norfolk VA , 23502
5505 Barnhollow Rd, Norfolk VA , 23502

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Lakefront Split-Level with Huge BackYard!

You must come see this right sized home for the right prize. This home w’ it’s formal living rm, dining rm & den could be all yours for less than renting. Huge bkyrd excellent for hosting family functions while enjoying views of Lake Silversmith. Million dollar water views 4 a fraction of the price! Split-Level, Traditional, Poplar Halls, Cable TV Hookup, Ceiling Fan, Gar Door Opener, Dryer, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Cathedral Ceiling, Scuttle Access, Window Treatments, Patio, Lake, Foyer, Mstr Bdr w/ Bath, Utility Closet, Garage, Attached, 1 Car, Off Street, Street, Natl Gas, Central Air, Poplar Halls Elementary, Lake Taylor Middle, BT Washington High School!

Want to see it? Call 757-589-1237!

Welcome home to your spacious four bedroom two and a half bath home with a two car garage!


Front of house located at 3109 Pleasant Ave, Norfolk Va, 23518 - Ocean View!
3109 Pleasant Ave, Norfolk Va, 23518 – Ocean View!

Spacious Ocean View Home Near Beach!

Property Description

Welcome home to your spacious four bedroom two and a half bath home with a two car garage. This gorgeous home is nestled just blocks from the beach. From the open floor plan to the expansive master bedroom and bathroom you will not be disappointed. This home has been meticulously cared for and updates abound. Enjoy your new Nest thermostat, brand new LG front loading washer and dryer, custom window trim in all the downstairs windows, all wood blinds, gutter guards, and Brisa sliding screen door. Nothing has been missed on this impressive home.

Key Details

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Baths 2
  • Half-Baths 1
  • Square Footage 2,700
  • Year Built 2013
  • MLS Listing ID #10147575

Location

Building

  • Exterior Features Deck, Patio
  • Flooring Carpet, Ceramic, Laminate
  • Foundation Crawl
  • Interior Features Bar, Scuttle Access
  • Type of roof Asphalt Shingle
  • Siding Stone, Vinyl
  • Total Building Square Footage 2700
  • Stories 2.0000
  • Style Traditional

Rooms

  • Total Rooms 6

Structures

  • Has Garage 1
  • Parking Description Garage Att 2 Car, Off Street
  • Pool Description No Pool

Systems

  • Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer Hookup, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer Hookup
  • Cooling System Central Air
  • Equipment Cable Hookup, Ceiling Fan
  • Heating Electric
  • Sewage Type City/County

Water

  • Water Body Type City/County
  • WaterFront Description Not Waterfront

See Other Homes In The Ocean View Neighborhood!

Want to see it? Call 757-589-1237!

Tom Taylor
Realtor@
757-589-1237
EXIT Realty Central
757-466-1009
870 N. Military Hwy, Suite 100
Norfolk Virginia

 

Social Medias Crucial For Selling Home Quickly And For More Money!

Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money
Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money

Hey there! Once again, I am Tom Taylor with VirginiaBeachResidence.com. I’m a Realtor® with Exit Realty Central. I wanted to let you know what we do, here, at Exit Realty Central, to put your house all over the Internet, because 92% of people are looking online for their next home!

We put your property on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, Craigslist, and several blogs. We are getting as many buyers interested in your property as possible. That gives you a choice of offers with varying offer amounts (The Money). It lets us get you better terms and conditions. Believe us, that is important. It lets us get your property in a shorter amount of time. You’re paying that mortgage. That’s money down the drain, especially if you’re not going to be in the home while you’re selling it. We want to go ahead and get rid of that mortgage because that is going to save you thousands of dollars.

Real Estate Virtual Tours
Real Estate Virtual Tours

Regular agents all put your home in the Multiple Listing service. They put a sign up. The put it on Realtor.Com and Zillow and Trulia. Give me a call if you would like to see how I differentiate myself when selling your home. Come take a look! We have some very cool and effective ways to get you a bunch of buyers! We have eListings. We have virtual tours that are really nice. I go over and above when creating a virtual tour for your property. I am accomplished at taking pictures that frame your house in the best light.

Please call me at (757)589-1237 and let me show you why we get more buyers for you, which translates into more money in your pocket and a quicker sale, to help you get on to your next step, whatever that may be!

EXIT Realty International Announces GEO Location Signs For Real Estate Listings!

Family in front of home for sale and Exit Smart Sign
New EXIT Smart Sign!

EXIT has been calling itself the smartest real estate company for a few years now. EXIT continually tries to make sure we have the latest effective technology to market your home for sale. I go to the conventions and I pay attention, so I hear all the announcements from the head office.

The leadership of EXIT Realty just announced, we are all getting GEO location enabled Smart Signs™ for our listings! This system will provide ONE number that anyone can text and get information about the property that they are at! This turns the passive sign into an active marketing tool!

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EXIT Realty, Smart Real Estate

First, that makes the marketing of your listing much easier for all of us EXIT agents. Secondly, we will know that someone is right in front of your home. I will get a text message and an email from the system the second someone is still looking at your home from the street. I can call them back and see if they want to see it while they are still a warm lead! I get to them at the point they have questions about your home for sale! Buyers will be happy to get instant access to more information about the property!

Our systems are proven to get you more buyers. As I have said many times, more buyers allows you to pick the offer for your house that is right for you. you might need the perfect terms and conditions, or you might just need the most $money$ you can get for your home and sell it in less time!

EXIT, as a company, are very well researched. We are very well trained. Every agent should continue to train or fall behind, on tech and on the latest real estate law. And we are given the most amazing tools to get better results for you!

I have 36 years experience with computers and 24 years experience with the Internet and 8 years Real Estate experience. I like to think I provide EVEN MORE value than a regular EXIT agent! Are you looking for more money for your listing? Are you looking to get on to your next home quickly? Please let me interview to be your Realtor! Call me at

(757)589-1237

Have a great week!