Wilkinson Era Real Estate
Mundy Bringuier

Mundy Bringuier

Broker | REALTOR®
(704) 451-8599
(704) 394-8994
[email protected]
charlottebuyeragent.com
www.CharlotteBuyerAgent.com

About

 

When Buyers ask why I need a REALTOR®, here is my response....... with 19 years of experience. For one thing we have the experience, we know the pit-falls, and we know what to look out for when something doesn’t look right from experience.

A REALTOR® with experience is PRICELESS. A REALTOR® is well worth the money that you don’t pay. We can save you from losing money, there are many things that can go wrong (“Time is of the Essence”) in a contract, which means you make one mistake, miss a date on contract it can cause the contract to be terminated and can lose your Ernest Deposit Money which can be devastated to any buyer especially a first time home buyer.

A REALTOR® job is to protect you to the best of their ability, look out for your best interest, be loyal to you, provide you with all material facts that could influence your decision(s), follow your lawful instructions, keep confidential information confidential and to help you negotiate the best price.

Here are some things you may not be aware of: in just one purchase transaction:

  1. There are nearly 300 communications that takes place between, the seller(s), agents, attorney, lender, inspectors, insurance companies, surveyors, appraisers with emails, text, faxes and phone calls.
  2. Nearly 400 documents/pages, all of which have significant consequences if you don’t fully understand.
  3. Review of documents/Insure accuracy: Offer to Purchase and Contract, HOA documents (covenants & restrictions), Loan package, Addendums, Property Disclosure Statements, Attorney documents, Review the final financial statement (HUD-1) to insure you get every penny that is due you.
  4. Coordinate all events: starting making appointment to show properties, home and termite inspections, surveyors, appraisers, repairs to be done, closings. The list goes on of probable unforeseen things that may come and they do come up that needs to be handle to keep everything running smooth and to help prevent the contract from being terminated.
  5. If the purchase transaction doesn’t close it can be devastating to all parties involved in the transaction. There is consist communication with the lender and the attorney.

It is the REALTOR®’s job in represent the buyer to accomplish all of the above and to do what’s best for the buyer and it doesn’t cost the buyer one penny.

Bottom line.... Get a REALTOR® to represent you, I course I would hope you choose me but whether you choose me or another REALTOR®, get yourself a REALTOR®, after all purchasing a home is not something you do every day, twice a year or even once a year. We do, it’s all we do every day, all day.

As for New Construction:

A common misconception when purchasing new construction is that you don’t need a

REALTOR®. Ask any sales agent working for the builder and the answer you'll get (guaranteed) is that you don't need a REALTOR®, they can take care of everything. This may be true but it doesn't get you personal representation that all buyers should expect and have.

A good question to ask is, "Who will represent me?" Now the answers come down to, "We will...." Think about it, these representatives are employed by and responsible to the builder. Why would someone believe that the potential for a "conflict of interest" doesn't exist?

Case in point, "Do I need an inspection?" The answers provided by the builder is, no, we inspect and do several reviews of the property before you take ownership and you have a "full one year warranty" that covers w, x, y, & z.

Any REALTOR® representing you will tell you that you should have a personal structural inspection conducted even with new construction. Some of the issues identified with our new construction inspections include: missing roof tile, black mold in the attic, sealed vents, faulty smoke detectors, wiring violations, foundation, structure issues, etc. These are the types of problems that the normal home owner may not identify for years beyond the warranty. Now who benefits from being told that an inspection is not necessary?

When buying new construction, having a REALTOR® that represents you personally is a huge benefit from negotiations, asking important questions, monitoring the building process, etc.  The choice is yours, but wouldn't it make sense to protect yourself with personal representation?

Also make sure your REALTOR® accompanies you on EVERY first visit of new builder viewings, as the builders will not take kindly if you view their models without your agent and you may lose your agents representation if you decide to purchase from them.
Choose an experienced REALTOR® when working with new home builders, because every builder is different and each situation is unique, you want someone on your side guiding you step by step through the process and making sure the builder is doing their part in the transaction.

One last comment: It is a common misconception that not using a REALTOR® when buying new construction will save you money. Builders have their fee to the REALTOR® budgeted separately from the house price. So it’s not costing you in the price of the house.

When a buyer does not use a Buyer agent (REALTOR®), the builder pays their sale represented a higher commission, pockets the saving or throws it into their marketing budget.

So instead of asking yourself, “Why should I use a REALTOR®?” the real question is,

“Why wouldn’t you hire a REALTOR®?” At no cost to you, hiring an agent will save you

time today and money tomorrow.

The decision is yours, I'd be honored for the chance to help you. Please call or e-mail me for an appointment that's easy and convenient for you. Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Mundy Bringuier, Broker/REALTOR®

PS: Hablo Espanol

Sold Listings
10205 University Park Lane, Charlotte, NC 28213
$162,000
Condo
10205 University Park Lane
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28213
MLS #: 3514671
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Mark Spain Real Estate
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
2Baths
8819 Kishorn Court, Charlotte, NC 28215
$190,900
Single Family
8819 Kishorn Court
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28215
MLS #: 3472515
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
Cooperating Brokerage: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
2Full1Half Baths
4826 Armorcrest Lane #211, Charlotte, NC 28277
$455,000
Single Family
4826 Armorcrest Lane #211
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28277
MLS #: 3458503
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Helen Adams Realty
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
5Beds
4Baths
8619 Conklin Place, Charlotte, NC 28212
$175,000
Single Family
8619 Conklin Place
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28212
MLS #: 3459721
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Citywide Group Inc.
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
2Baths
9207 Ithaca Lane #266, Huntersville, NC 28078
$23,000
Land
9207 Ithaca Lane #266
Sold
Huntersville, NC 28078
MLS #: 3434132
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Century 21 Murphy & Rudolph
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
9,540Sq Ft
4429 Woods End Lane #17, Charlotte, NC 28277
$288,000
Single Family
4429 Woods End Lane #17
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28277
MLS #: 3397202
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Southern Homes of the Carolinas
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
4Beds
2Full1Half Baths
14529 Smith Road, Charlotte, NC 28273
$225,000
Single Family
14529 Smith Road
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28273
MLS #: 3388402
Status: Sold
Brokerage: RE/MAX Executive
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
2Full1Half Baths
5816 Harris Grove Lane, Charlotte, NC 28212
$98,000
Condo
5816 Harris Grove Lane
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28212
MLS #: 3395997
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Bob Wilson Realty, Inc
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
2Beds
2Baths
2561 Meadow Crossing Drive, Dallas, NC 28034
$174,000
Single Family
2561 Meadow Crossing Drive
Sold
Dallas, NC 28034
MLS #: 3370351
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
Cooperating Brokerage: Keller Williams South Park
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
2Full1Half Baths
10923 Holly Ridge Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28216
$126,500
Condo
10923 Holly Ridge Boulevard
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28216
MLS #: 3374993
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Keller Williams Concord/Kannapolis
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
2Beds
2Full1Half Baths
210 Norton Road, Mount Holly, NC 28120
$128,000
Single Family
210 Norton Road
Sold
Mount Holly, NC 28120
MLS #: 3340152
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Forward Realty Inc.
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
1Full1Half Baths
9510 Huntsham Road, Charlotte, NC 28227
$143,000
Single Family
9510 Huntsham Road
Sold
Charlotte, NC 28227
MLS #: 3335598
Status: Sold
Brokerage: Summit Properties Int'l LLC
Cooperating Brokerage: Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
MLS: Carolina MLS
3Beds
1Full1Half Baths