After having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, John served as an Air Defense Artillery & Finance Officer in the United States Army with an alternate specialty in Operations Research Systems Analysis (ORSA). You might surmise he made numerous moves with his family until settling in Hampton Roads, Virginia 25 years ago. For the past 20+ years John's been a full-time REALTOR® with RE/MAX Allegiance and has accumulated a vast amount of expertise from which you can directly benefit. Expertise not only from sales experience that ranks him among the top 2% of all agents within Hampton Roads but also from having completed advanced training in real estate law, finance, marketing & negotiations. John holds the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) & Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designations. He is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI). John has successfully negotiated numerous short sales and helped his investor clients with 1031 exchanges. He has earned the Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation (SFR).
Lisa became a full-time REALTOR® and Residential Property Manager after retiring in 2008 from the Federal Government where she worked as a GS-13 supervisor within the Social Security Administration. John & Lisa own investment property and know what's it's like to be landlords. Lisa provides professional property management services to their investor clients. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and keeps up to date with the ever changing laws and regulations impacting residential property management. Together John & Lisa have 4 wonderful children and so far, 3 beautiful grandchildren.
As your Buyer Representative John promises to utilize all of his expertise and knowledge of the Hampton Roads real estate market to help you find the right home; to help you negotiate the best possible price, terms and conditions on its purchase and to advise you throughout the home buying process so your new home purchase proceeds smoothly to closing. If you are contemplating building a home John possesses the professional expertise to help you find the right lot, floorplan and builder. You may view a video of his qualifications at: www.JohnBerger.Realtor.
As your Property Manager Lisa promises to utilize all of her expertise and knowledge of the Hampton Roads rental market to help you price your property competitively, conduct thorough & complete tenant screenings, comply with all Landlord Tenant Act & Fair Housing Laws and assists you with advertising, lease execution, property inspections & maintenance. To learn more please visit: www.RentingHamptonRoads.com.
The Berger Team philosophy is simple; they treat their clients like family. When you work with them, you work as a team and you'll have a partner who truly cares, placing your best interests above all else. John will ensure that you will not only find a safe and suitable place to call home but a home that will prove to be a sound investment. Lisa will provide you peace of mind knowing you will enjoy the benefits of being a real estate investor without the headaches that accompany the management of your investment.
Some folks wonder if they'll have to pay for buyer representation. In almost every case, home sellers have already agreed to pay a commission to the buyer's agent even sellers of homes for sale by owner. John will obtain his fee from the seller but will only represent you in the transaction. Furthermore, anyone who has served in the military and is represented by John qualifies for his military discount and can receive up to $1600 at closing based upon the price of the home purchased! Find out more at: www.MilitaryBuyerProgram.com.
Property Management fees are 10% of the monthly rent with no unnecessary expenses, set up fees or hidden costs!
Yes, and not only during the home buying process but for as long as you own your home. John and Lisa have developed relationships with contractors that do quality work for reasonable prices. The contractors they recommend have proven to be honest, reliable & efficient. Their clients receive free estimates and in some cases discounts.
John & Lisa are technologically savvy REALTORS® and communicate with their clients via text messaging, email, eFax and thru communication programs like the one built into their Homesnap mobile home search app. Visit: www.Homesnap.com/John-Berger to get this FREE powerful app that provides you photos, features, property boundaries & the associated public schools! It's the only app that provides real-time data by syncing with the Hampton Roads' MLS every 3-4 minutes. Search anytime and anywhere. Filter searches to obtain sold data on neighboring homes.
Of course conducting map searches from this site on your workstation is a great way to start finding your new home. To search by schools click on the More Options tab then the Advance Search link then choose REIN MLS and finally click on the schools tab. There are many advance search criteria to choose from such as homes with wooded views, waterfront properties, new construction & homes with pools, etc.
Why not automate your home search by signing up at: www.MyHomeSearchRadar.com to receive instant email notifications when homes hit the market meeting your personal home search criteria? There's no obligation & you may unsubscribe anytime. Best of all it's FREE!
Once you have found the home that's right for you John will provide you an in depth market analysis of that home's value. Likewise, Lisa will provide you a rental market analysis to help you determine the going rent for homes like yours. Our property management clients receive accurate monthly & year end owner statements and financial reports with a complete accounting of funds. Best of all, you get paid promptly. When necessary, programs like DocuSign will be used to obtain your initials and signatures electronically on required documents so no matter where you are the home buying or rental process is made as efficient and hassle free as possible.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE BERGER TEAM WEBSITE!John & Lisa welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family. Please feel free to contact them anytime at your convenience.
"Because You Deserve Personal, Professional, Real Estate Service!"
John - firstname.lastname@example.org - 757.618.3300 cell
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The Berger Team ranks in the top 100 RE/MAX real estate teams in the State of Virginia and is consistently recognized for their high levels of achievement in real estate sales by having earned numerous Hampton Roads Realtor's Association Circle of Excellence Awards. In 2007 John was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.