Working with buyers and sellers of residential Real Estate in the Lake Norman Region of North Carolina and providing local resources through my website at www.SonyaLeonardHomes.com
Get to know Sonya Leonard
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Lake Norman NC Real Estate Guide –Sonya Leonard, Keller Williams Realty Agent Do you have the right North Carolina REALTOR®?
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime so it is important you work with a professional that will guide you through the transaction and provide you with the right information to ensure a solid investment.
As a REALTOR®, my focus in every transaction is to build a relationship of trust with my clients and provide expert advice to help them realize their goals. I believe that communication is the key to building and maintaining strong relationships and I will work hard every day to ensure your satisfaction.
I specialize in working with buyers and sellers of Residential homes and land sales in the Statesville and Lake Norman NC area. The Lake Norman area is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and the small town of Troutman just to the north is just starting its growth spurt! The city of Statesville (known as the crossroads of NC because of its intersection of Highways 77 and 40) is also in a period of growth and the opportunity to purchase a home or land is abundant due to low interest rates and affordable prices. Please take the time to visit the Statesville Real Estate Guide for links to all the information you will need to learn about Statesville and the Lake Norman area.
Areas of Expertise:
New Construction: Being married to a contractor for over 25 years and having built 3 personal residences, I have learned what it takes to build a new home from the ground up. We have built two homes here in Statesville NC and I am well aware of the local building process. Building a home is not an easy task and it can be very stressful for all involved. From selecting the right lot and house plan, to picking out all the materials and making color selections, you will need to be organized and informed of all your choices. I will help you work with a local builder on your home and be with you every step of the way to help guide you in your selections and to keep you on tract through the many stages of home building. Ask me about my FREE New Home Tracker to help keep it all together. I specialize in the Iredell County area of new home communities.
Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Statesville NC area has seen it’s share of short sale transactions and foreclosures in the last several years and we are still seeing new ones every day. I have helped numerous buyers purchase distressed properties through HUD, Fannie Mae, local banks and many other sources, each of whom have a different way of handling an offer. My SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource) Certification has helped me provide necessary guidance to buyers seeking these types of properties. New guidelines have emerged to handle these homes and the rules are changing constantly. I make it my business to stay on top of all the changes and to inform my buyers through my Free weekly distressed listings and buyer tips eblast.
For sellers facing Foreclosure, I have all the tools to help you make the hard decisions. Can you keep your home? Can you consider a short sale? Should I just walk away? All these choices vary depending upon your own unique situation and must be handled accordingly. There is no easy answer, but there may be a solution to help you move on with your life and your plans. I have helped many home sellers with a short sale and can help you sell you Statesville NC Home.
Meet Sonya Leonard: I have been married since 1986 years to my wonderful husband Mike. We have 4 grown children and an ever expanding family of daughter-in-laws, son-in-law and grandchildren. I was born in and grew up mostly in Orlando Florida and then moved to New Hampshire in my teens. That is where I stayed for over 20 years while we raised our family but then decided the we needed a change of scenery. We loved the NC area and after researching the state, landed in Statesville NC in 1997 with 3 of our children. My husband continued his work in the construction industry while I landed in the mortgage Industry for 7 years. The combination of home construction and mortgage background eventually led me to Real Estate where I have found my passion. It was a natural fit for me and with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, I am able to utilize my skills to benefit both my buyers and my sellers. I love what I do (even in these tough times) and I make it my daily duty to give all I can for my clients.
I am also very active in my community and my local Realtors Association. I am currently a member of committee for our Housing Opportunity Foundation (the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association) and of the Education Advisory Group (to help keep Realtors educated and informed of industry changes). I also serve on the committee for the Realtors Care Day Event held annually in our area and am active in the Local Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity. Giving back is an important part to my commitment in Statesville NC.
The relationship I have with my clients is professional, honest and fun! I promise to return your emails and phone calls and keep you well informed all through the process. I am proud to say that my clients always remain on my contact list so that they can stay up to date on the real estate market! If you are searching for a Realtor® that is working for you… search no further. Call me today or visit me on my website. I look forward to meeting you!
Realtor® ABR, GRI, SFR
“Helping you INVEST in Real Estate and your future”
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Residential Resale Homes:
For Sellers: It is not about listing your home for sale, it is about getting your home SOLD. I offer a strong marketing plan that includes Internet marketing strategies, media distribution, Realtor® resources and pinpoint pricing strategies. My strong internet presence and positioning enables me to attract more buyers to your home to help get it sold in less time. It is a prove fact that 90% of buyers today begin their search online for homes and with Listing syndication, your home will show up on all the top sites like Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Zillow.com and many more. My digital marketing strategy (exclusive to Exit Realty) will give your home the maximum exposure with virtual tours, online magazines, call capture and digital flyers. You will have a personal website with your home address as the URL to make your home easy for buyers to find. I am currently in the process of obtaining my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation, giving me additional education to help sellers get the most from their home in the shortest amount of time.
For Buyers: My job is to get you in the best home for your money with the least amount of stress. I provide all my buyers with a thorough initial consultation to learn about you and what specifically you are looking for in a home. I have a customized “Homebuyer Toolkit” that will help you keep track of homes we will look at and guide you through the entire home buying process. I am there, every step of the way to help you find the perfect home in the Statesville NC area. Whether you are searching for Waterfront Homes for Sale on Lake Norman or Lake Lookout, Golf Communities such as the Statesville Country Club, Fox Den or River Oaks or Historic Homes in the Statesville Historic Districts, I can help you locate the perfect home. I will get you set up on a personalized website where you will receive all the new homes that meet your criteria as soon as they hit the market. Your personal site will help you stay organized and track the price reductions or status changes on the homes you select as your favorites. I have the ABR ( Accredited Buyers Representative) Designation that enables me to offer my buyers the best tools available to help make your search Fun and stress free.
My Real Estate Background:
Independent Contractor with Exit Realty International and Exit Home Team Realty
National Association of Realtors®
Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association
NC Association of Realtors®
Accredited Buyers Representative
Graduate of the Real Estate Institute
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification
Currently working on my Certified Residential Specialist Designation
It is my goal to stay educated on matters that affect my buyers and sellers so I make sure to take time every day to study the national and local real estate market and I attend as many seminars and continuing education classes that I can so that I can pass that information along to my buyers and sellers. I am also committed to my community through my volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce.