On a regular basis, I will be adding articles of special interest to realtors, which will cover topics such as sales, marketing, leadership and motivation. The purpose for this special realtors-only section is to regularly offer you easy access to inspiring, informative pieces that will help make you more successful, even in today’s tough market. (You can also go to my blog for even more information on housing, the economy and other topics.)
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Note: The following documents are PDFs, which can be viewed in Adobe Reader. If you don't already have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free by clicking here.
Prepare your buyers early to eliminate unnecessary delays during the mortgage process. Click here to see a complete list of items needed to make this process run smooth and efficiently.
Tired of out of town appraisers not familiar with the area causing appraisal issues? See how we have the solution with our HVCC compliant Preferred Appraiser List which has approved appraisers in our area without using a national appraisal company. Also see our Tips to prevent appraisal re-inspections that cost the buyer time and money.
Helpful Flyers To Share With Your Buyers or Other Agents:
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Allow our team the opportunity to tackle any missed opportunities and return a qualified client to you....we are here for you!
VA Mortgage Loans
USDA Mortgage Loans
FHA Mortgage Loans
Rate Float Down Option
HomePath Renovation Loans
Get a Second Opinion On a File with Us
Escrow Holdback for Home Repairs
Do you know good loan officers looking to join a great team?” We are looking to add key members to our team if they are a good fit, but are just in need of the right place to build a career with a company that offers great support, products, pay, benefits, and the ability to close mortgages on time.
The National Association of Realtors reported that in January of 2012, 23% of the homes purchased were purchased by investors. Check out our Multiple Finance Properties Program on our Products page which will help buyers owning 5 - 10 financed properties.
FHA purchase loans available for credit scores of 600 – 619!
In a continuing effort to “expand PrimeLending’s playbook” a new variance for FHA loans with FICOs scores of 600-619 is now available!
Revised 2011 Purchase Contract & Guidelines for Completing the Purchase Contract:
Purchase Contract (pdf)
Guidelines for Purchase Contract (pdf)
Purchase Fannie Mae Foreclosures and Finance Home Improvements with One Loan
HomePath Renovation (pdf)
We lend on Manufactured homes up to 96.5%! Go to Manufactured Home Guidelines for the details.
*Where many have moved to a minimum credit score of 640 for FHA, we are currently still at 600.
Sales: Objection Overruled (PDF)
Sales: What Would You Dare to Dream? (PDF)
Marketing: The ABC’s of Marketing (PDF)
Marketing: The Fram Oil Filter (PDF)
Productivity: Ten Dollars or Five Hundred (PDF)
Productivity: What You Learned in Kindergarten (PDF)
MCC Tax Credit (PDF)
Real Estate Successes (PDF)
Inspections Required for Government Loans (PDF)
What the Professionals say about the Russell Smith Team?
Russell & his team came HIGHLY recommended by two other local Mortgage Lenders who were not able to get my clients approved for financing. These Lenders said Russell Smith was known to "work miracles" & get clients approved when others could not. My clients had been denied financing by 3 other lenders & were ready to throw in the towel. I asked them to give Russell a shot, & Russell worked around the clock to get them approved. It was not a large purchase, but the way Russell worked on this you would have never known. Not only was Russell able to get them approved, we closed early & put my clients in their "Dream Home" with close to $40k instant equity!!! I can not say enough good things about Russell Smith & his team! I've worked with numerous lenders in my 11 year Real Estate Career, & Russell Smith is one of the best I have ever encountered.
Realtor Charlie Jones, Charles Jones Realty, Wilmington
You guys are amazing! The best I have ever worked with…and you are the best EVERY TIME! I can’t thank you enough for your excellent work ethic! It is so rare and I am so grateful the Lord brought your team into my life and business! You make my job easier and I am blessed!
Realtor Tammy Ritter, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Wilmington
"Russell Smith is the best I've ever worked with in the mortgage business. He and his team utilize their knowledge and expertise to take all of the headache out of a loan closing for both the attorney and the client. Their streamlined system of processing a mortgage loan is like a well-oiled machine, and I can't say enough about his professionalism. He truly is a pleasure to work with.”
Scott Sessions, Real Estate Attorney, Whiteville
"Russell makes it easy for me, the realtors, and everyone else involved to look good."
Brandon Colby, Real Estate Attorney, Wilmington
"I never hesitate to refer any of my customers to Russell and every time I have done that I have received outstanding feedback from them. They thank me for referring them to Russell which in turn makes me look good! Use Russell Smith with confidence!"
Robbie Norris, Insurance agent, Whiteville