September 2014 Top Producers


Intracoastal Realty Announces

Top Agents and Producers Club

Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of September. Keith Beatty won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $7.8M in sales and Paula Perkins won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $2.5M in sales. Vance Young won Listing Team of the Month with $12.6M in new listings and Wanda Berry won Listing Agent of the Month with $2.6M in new listings. Vance Young won Under Contract Volume Team of the Month with $9.4M in contracts and Trey Wallace won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $3.2M in contracts.

Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling and listing team was Keith Beatty. Top under contract team was Carla Lewis. Top selling agent was Paula Perkins. Top listing agent was Sandra McNeil. Top under contract agent was Trey Wallace.

Wrightsville Beach Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team Vance Young. Top listing and selling agent was Eva Elmore. Top under contract agent was Mark Bodford.

Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent was Karen Moran-Germ. Top under contract agent was Alicia Devereaux. Top listing agent was Wanda Berry.

Oak Island Office: Top under contract agent was Judy Kemmer.

Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top selling agent Johnny Gaddy. Top listing agent was Bob Williams. Top under contract agent was Linda Register.

New Homes & General Brokerage: Top selling, listing, and under contract team was Jimmy Hopkins. Top selling and under contract agent was Nicole Valentine. Top listing agent was Kevin Donovan.

Joining the Multi-Million Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through September 2014 is: Paula Perkins, David Eggleston, Wendy Fincher-Hughes, Jeff Terry, Connie Parker, and Karen Moran-Germ.

Is A Home Warranty Really Worth It?

Here is a very good example. I represented a first-time buyer a few months ago as her Buyer’s Agent; she was purchasing a townhome. As part of the offer that I prepared for her, I asked that the buyer be able to purchase a home warranty of her choice to be paid at closing by the seller, a request to which the seller agreed.

I ordered the home warranty for my buyer prior to closing.  As Murphy’s Law would have it, within 2-3 months after the buyer closed, the compressor went out in her AC unit, the most expensive part of the A/C unit…a $2,000 cost. The buyer put in a claim with the home warranty company; they sent out a HVAC technician who stated the compressor was bad and would need to be replaced. The compressor was replaced at no charge to the new home buyer except for a $75 service fee. A month later, the microwave quit- dead! The buyer put in another claim. The technician came to inspect and declared the microwave unfixable.  A brand new microwave was installed by the home warranty company, a $328 cost.

If I would have not asked for the home warranty as part of our offer, the young buyer would not have had the home warranty in place and she would have spent over $2,500 for parts and labor out of her own packet (ouch)!! Instead, it cost her $150….. $75 for each service call. So, is a home warranty worth it? What do you think the buyer would say?

For over 20 years my team and I have been helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Call us today if we can help you. It would be our pleasure.

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Bobby Brandon
Intracoastal Realty