We have entered the holiday season.  Folks are getting ready for Thanksgiving which is the gateway to other seasonal celebrations like Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and of course the New Year.  This is a time to reflect on our many blessings even if we have been faced with adversity in the past year. What does it mean to be thankful. Billy Graham wrote, thankfulness is the natural outflowing of a heart that is attuned to God. The psalmist declared, “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving” (Psalm 147:7, NIV).  According to the Jewish faith, the task is to recognize the good in what we have been given. Gratitude, known as Hakarat Hatov, is a practice and something in which we continuously work.

Our staff and associates take these exhortations to heart.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this wonderful community with their real estate needs and especially at this time of year, we become very intentional about giving back to those in need.  The organizations that our company and its agents support include but are not limited to AHIP, Sara, SPCA, ToyLift, Salvation Army, Blue Ridge Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Abundant Life, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls club, Christmas for Crescent Hall, FirstTee, International Neighbors, and The Haven.  This support is not just financial but includes an abundance of volunteer hours like build days, rake-a-thons, collecting toys, distributing toys, ringing the bell, hosting thanksgiving tables, and serving on various boards.  

Thank you for finding your way to our electronic newsletter.  We are grateful for you and want to encourage you over this holiday season to Rise Up and be thankful.  Resolved, Intentional, Striving for the Extraordinary with a Unique Purpose.

We at Roy Wheeler Realty wish you the happiest of Holidays.  Please know if you are looking to buy or sell any of our associates is committed to Rise Up and serve in a professional and servant hearted manner.

Be blessed and find ways to give back out of gratitude.  From Debbie McDaniel:

  • A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.
  • The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks. Our attitude of thanksgiving will make whatever fears flee.
  • It opens the door for continued blessings. 

Be blessed and find ways to give back out of gratitude.  We believe and trust it will change your life for the better.


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Michael Guthrie, Broker | 434-951-5155 | michael@mrg7175.com

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Realtors and New Homes


5 good reasons : Have a pro on your side throughout the process

Buying new construction seems simple, right? Just pick out the floor plan you want, choose the perfect lot, and watch it go up. No sellers to deal with, no unexpected repairs that come up during inspection, no drawn-out negotiations. Right? Not so fast. In any real estate transaction, it’s important to have a professional on your side, even if the process seems straightforward. “Having your own agent provides a sense of security,” says Kristy Weaver, who has bought two new construction homes from two different builders. “It gives you some peace of mind, knowing that someone is looking out for your best interest.”

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Peace of mind is just one benefit of having an experienced agent along for the ride. Read on for five more reasons you’ll want a local real estate agent by your side when buying a new construction home.

1. Help you find a reputable builder
“Your agent can rely on their own experience and that of their colleagues to help you find a builder you can trust.” “What’s the quality of the workmanship? What kind of warranty do they offer? What’s their track record of resolving issues? Getting a clear understanding in the beginning can alleviate serious headaches down the road.”

2. Go to bat for you
The timeline for purchasing new construction is typically quite a bit longer than buying an existing home. From the first time you visit the sales center, to choosing your layout, construction, inspections, and finally closing, there are ample opportunities for things to go sideways — think construction delays, permit issues, and financing concerns. An experienced buyer’s agent can help you navigate all of these sticky situations.

3. Help you review your contract
Even if you’ve purchased a home before, the contract for new construction is a whole different animal, and an experienced agent can help you make sure you understand everything, from floor plans to earnest money requirements, deadlines for requesting changes, and timelines for completion. “It’s crucial to have a third party who represents your interests in the transaction,” says an agent who has represented new construction buyers. “A good agent can add the proper addendums to protect you if something falls through.”

4. Assist with negotiations
Buyers’ agents know the areas where you’ll find the most wiggle room when it comes to negotiations. “Builders are trying to keep their sales price up so that the next buyers through the door see the higher closing price.” “They’d much rather throw in closing costs or additional upgrade credits.”

5. Point you toward smart upgrade choices
Builders will offer you endless options for finishes and upgrades, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. A seasoned real estate agent can recommend the upgrades that will get you the most bang for your buck in resale value, suggest finishes that might be cheaper to do on your own, and help you avoid over-improving, which can jeopardize your appraisal before closing.

Even though a friendly sales representative will greet you with a smile the moment you walk through the door of the sales center, don’t forget that they work for the builder. Bring your own agent with you starting with your first visit — in fact, many builders require your agent to register with them from the very beginning in order for them to be involved in the process and receive their commission.

With a professional you trust by your side, you’ll rest easy knowing someone is there to protect your money, your time, and your new home.

Call 434-951-5155 or email RoyWheeler.Move@gmail.com to get in touch with a local, professional agent today!