Pink Flamingo Realty, LLC 11470 Modest Neck Road Ivor, VA 23866 US

(757) 357-5445

LET US HELP YOU WITH ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

About Us

Jean Barcroft, Principal Broker

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Jean has been in Real Estate 30+ years, and brings all of that experience to you!  All of her time has been spent in Isle of Wight County and the surrounding areas, which makes her a valuable tool for you to use in your search for just the right property!  Call her today.  


Contact Jean at (757) 635-9077

Robin Stiltner, Associate Broker

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Robin began her career in Real Estate in 2007 with the formation of PFR, LLC.  As a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, she, too, has extensive knowledge of this area.  She also does all of the technical aspects of the business, as well as website maintenance.


Contact Robin at (757) 633-2306

Rinni Dumire, Sr. Real estate Consultant

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Rinni joined us in July of 2014.  She has worked in the real estate and mortgage industries since 1996.  Born and raised in Hampton Roads, she is familiar with many areas.  Clients can expect a professional experience with her as their real estate partner!


Contact Rinni at (757) 287-9136

Why do you need a Real Estate Agent?

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Real estate transactions often involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime.  Transactions today usually exceed $100,000.00.  If you had a $100,000.00 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA?  Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, why consider a transaction in real estate with the help of a professional?  We have access to the local MLS, which contains all of the listing information in the Tidewater area.  We have access to all of the forms necessary to complete all types of transactions.  We can guide you through the entire process, and we will do so in a way that takes some of the stress of it all off of you.  So call us TODAY, and we will get started on YOUR sale or purchase!

Did You Know That...........

most of the time sellers, not buyers, pay the commission in a Real Estate transaction??


Real Estate agents can show you properties that ANY other companies have listed for sale, not just those that they have listed??


many sellers that have their property FOR SALE BY OWNER would be willing to work with your agent to facilitate a sale for you??


it is extremely important to have a competent closing attorney or title company to handle your transaction??

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How to Make Your Home Sell Faster

PUTTING YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET?  A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT ISN'T ALL YOU NEED.  STAGING YOUR HOUSE CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ITS SITTING OR SELLING.  SO WHAT IS "STAGING"?  SMALL TWEAKS WITH PAINT, FURNITURE PLACEMENT, AND ACCESSORIES THAT MAKE YOUR HOUSE LOOK AS DESIRABLE AS POSSIBLE.  


HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOU TURN LOOKERS INTO BUYERS -


SCRUB TILL IT SPARKLES -

IT SOUNDS OBVIOUS, BUT EXPERTS SAY SELLERS OFTEN OVERLOOK THIS EASY FIX.  VACUUM BEHIND COUCHES AND BEHIND THE BED.  SCRUB OUT STAINS IN THE CARPET AND WASH ALL OF THE WINDOWS INSIDE AND OUT.  SCOUR CEILING FANS AND POLISH DOORKNOBS.  WHEN THINGS SPARKLE, HOUSES SELL.  OPEN WINDOWS TO LET IN THE FRESH AIR.  AND HAVE A FRIEND PERFORM THE WHITE GLOVE AND SNIFF TEST.  YOU MAY BE SO USED TO YOUR CAT'S LITTER BOX THE YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE ITS SMELL.


CLOBBER THE CLUTTER -

GO ROOM BY ROOM AND PURGE.  THE LESS STUFF YOU HAVE, THE BIGGER THE HOUSE WILL SEEM.  GET RID OF ANYTHING PERSONAL.  PERSONAL ITEMS OFTEN MAKE BUYERS FEEL LIKE INTRUDERS.  YOU WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE WALKING INTO A HOUSE THAT COULD BE THEIRS.  IF YOU TRULY CAN'T PART WITH YOUR ELVIS PRESLEY COLLECTIBLES, RENT A STORAGE SPACE AND VISIT IT THEM THERE.  DON'T SHOVE THEM IN A CABINET - BUYERS WILL OPEN OVERSTUFFED CLOSETS AND THINK THE HOUSE LACKS STORAGE SPACE.  RESERVE THE DRAWERS FOR DAILY NECESSITIES LIKE TOOTHBRUSHES AND GLASSES.


PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS -

GO THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE TO DO LIST, THEN DO AND REDO.  THAT MEANS PATCHING ANY HOLES IN THE WALLS, FIXING LEAKY FAUCETS, AND REPLACING BURNED OUT LIGHT BULBS.  BUY FRESH TOWELS AND PUT ALL THE TOILET LIDS DOWN.  HIDE WASTEBASKETS.  PLAY SOFT MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.  ORGANIZE THE GARAGE.  


INEXPENSIVE EXTRAS -

SIX PROPS EVERY HOUSE SELLER SHOULD HAVE ON HAND - A BOWL OF LEMONS, FRESH FLOWERS, SPOTLIGHTS, CANDLES, THROW BLANKETS, AND PILLOWS.  THESE ITEMS ARE THINGS THAT INVITE PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM FEEL AT HOME.

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Checklist to Prepare Your Home to Market.....

Additional Information

  • have a pleasant assortment of plants and blooming flowers throughout the house
  • make sure all light fixtures have bright, working bulbs
  • wash all windows inside and out, clean window sills, and make sure windows open easily
  • clean all switch plates and wall areas around them, as they tend to collect grime
  • make sure doorbells ring
  • attractive paint or wallpaper on all walls; paint over any stain marks on ceilings or walls
  • have all wood or vinyl/tile floors clean
  • have working lights in all closets
  • have mailbox in good repair
  • oil any squeaky hinges
  • make sure carpets are clean
  • fill any gouges in woodwork with matching putty, and nail holes with marching paint
  • have furniture arranged to maximize a look of spaciousness in every room
  • clean stove of grime on the surface and under burner elements; clean oven
  • arrange cabinets to suggest ample storage
  • clean and empty kitchen sink
  • bathroom sinks, toilets, and tubs should be immaculate
  • bathroom tile should be clean and grout should be filled in
  • hang fresh towels in bath and kitchen and clean shower curtain
  • eliminate any dripping faucets
  • have all bath and kitchen counters free of clutter 
  • make all beds


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Useful Information for You

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THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF INDIVIDUALS THAT PROVIDE SERVICES RELATED TO THE BUYING AND SELLING PROCESS.  WE PERSONALLY KNOW THESE INDIVIDUALS, HAVE WORKED WITH THEM IN THE PAST, AND HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH THEIR LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM.  WE IN NO WAY ENDORSE ANY ONE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL FOR ANY SERVICE.  THIS IS MERELY A LIST WE HAVE COMPILED.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHOOSE ANYONE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH FOR ANY OF THESE SERVICES.

LENDERS

ELLIS WILLS, VICE PRESIDENT

FARMERS BANK MORTGAGE

OFFICE (757) 925-1333

CELL (757) 537-1155


KEVIN McMILLEN, SR. LOAN OFFICER

VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS

OFFICE (800) 814-1103 x2253

kmcmillen@vu.com

termite/moisture inspections

SUFFOLK PEST CONTROL, INC.

DONNA & FAIRREN HUNEYCUTT

OFFICE (757) 934-2223 


PRIORITY PEST CONTROL

MARK SHOCKLEY

CELL (757) 241-1165

REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS

WILLIAM H. RIDDICK, III, ATTORNEY AT LAW

BARLOW & RIDDICK, PC

OFFICE (757) 357-4314


BAY AREA TITLE

MICHELLE WILKERSON

OFFICE (757) 549-0008

bayareatitle@aol.com


S U R V E Y O R S


CANADA LAND SURVEYING, PLC

MO CANADA

OFFICE (757) 357-2911