A Realtor Homebuyers and Sellers Can Have Faith In
When LaShawn Deal bought her first house, her real estate agent failed her. “I was a first time homebuyer and that particular agent didn’t even tell me about programs that I could have benefited from,” she says. That experience inspired her to become a real estate agent herself. “I wanted to help spread the word about programs to assist my clients and I wanted to be remembered by every client as the Agent of Faith and one who truly cares.”
Deal, a licensed and ordained minister, is doing what she set out to do. She has been a Realtor since 2006, and is licensed in Washington DC, Maryland and Georgia. She also holds a Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification. “In 2006, we were at a peak in the market and then the ball came tumbling down,” she says. “Most of my business was short sales at the time and now I work with a team of short sale negotiators to help bring the Short Sales to a successful close.” She also has a 203K designation, which allows her to work with clients who take out 203K loans to rehabilitate homes.
Though she does the majority of her work in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Deal is affiliated with two home brokerages under the EXIT Corporation – EXIT Landmark Realty in Clinton and White Plains, Maryland and EXIT Integrity Realty in Loganville, Georgia.
Deal’s desire to help homebuyers take advantage of all of the programs open to them makes her an ideal partner for HomeFree-USA. She has even served as a presenter at HomeFree-USA homebuying seminars and workshops. “HomeFree-USA has a spirit of excellence,” she says. “I had the opportunity to go to one of their conferences and the people they bring to speak are phenomenal.” On top of that her business has increased since she started working with HomeFree-USA. She has also been recognized by such organizations as the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors.
What Deal likes most about working with buyers and sellers is building relationships with families and communities – something she has in common with HomeFree-USA. “I love it when I can provide information to help them make an informed decision on their purchase or selling of a home,” she says. “I believe that my clients are trusting God in me to help and to provide a wealth of knowledge to them. My ultimate goal is that my clients are more than satisfied with the service that I provide.”