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Lori Kindig - REALTOR
5.0
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  • 13 years in business
Laura L.
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Lori was great to work with!! She helped us sell two houses and buy one new one for our new larger family - all in a 7-month period. She was a huge help with all aspects - getting the houses ready to show, pricing, looking at new houses, negotiating, etc. You can tell she really loves what she does, and she is really good at it!

  • 16 years in business
About

My goal is to provide a happy and fast turn around for both sellers and buyers, I have experience with military mortgages as well as many others such as first time buyers and such. My greatest happiness is making my customers the most satisfied in all the questions and most of all on buying a new home or selling one!

About

We offer the way home. Avenue Realty, LLC began in 2003 when principal broker and owner, Darian Cochran, bought his first home. The process of purchasing his first home prompted him to believe there could be and should be more to the home-buying experience. He enrolled in a real estate class and became a licensed Realtor. Shortly thereafter, he furthered his real estate education by becoming a licensed broker. After many years of working with other brokerages, the desire to help clients have a positive, personal and professional home-buying experience prompted Darian to become a broker and wife, Amy Cochran, to become a Realtor. Together, they founded Avenue Realty, so they could ensure their clients the level of quality they deserve. Avenue Realty is a real estate brokerage firm that operates on a few core principles. We believe that a client’s trust is necessary and earned through honest work and transparent processes. We believe that home buying and selling are often milestones meant to be celebrated. We believe that professionalism is a must with our clients and other Realtors. You can be assured that all Avenue Realty Realtors are committed to this philosophy. At Avenue Realty, we are sincerely grateful that you have allowed us into your life at this important time. It is our duty and privilege to make this process as efficient and enjoyable as possible. We know you don’t need a salesperson driving you around looking for a house, but it sure would be nice to have a knowledgeable friend by your side as you find your dream home.

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We continue to be in the top ten Realtors in the Charlottesville area because most of our business comes is from referrals by our past clients. That to us is the most sincere form of flattery and says we did a good job for them and they appreciate our service

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Passionate about Real Estate and my client's needs.

About

Incredible real estate offerings are now available. When you are looking to invest in land, house, farm or small commercial property in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in the area called The Piedmont, you want someone knowledgeable about all the counties: Faquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange, Madison, Greene, Albemarle (including Charlottesville), Nelson, Fluvanna, and Louisa. Let me get you started in your search. I can pinpoint opportunities whether they be upcoming foreclosures, auctions, and of course, send you all the listings on a daily basis that are within your outlined criteria. If you are looking for a family compound, a future retirement farm that you would like rented for a few years, a move-in ready equestrian farm on the river, or a small country getaway in the mountains, it is all here, and I will serve you to the very best of my abilities. Testimonials can be found on the Trulia site.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

  • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
  • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
  • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
  • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
  • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
  • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

What do real estate agents charge?

Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

  • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
  • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
  • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
  • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.
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