Vance Townsend - There are numerous events and obstacles that have made me into who I am today. Both as a realtor and a person. I was born January 1 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital right here in Fayetteville NC. I have called Fayetteville my home my entire life with the exception of my college years at East Carolina University where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science. In 2005 I obtained my North Carolina Real Estate Broker's license and began to sell real estate. During this time as a Realtor I have come across just about every situation imaginable. I have the ability to make complicated real estate matters simple and to take transactions that are headed for a downward spiral and get them back on track.
In 2012 I was chosen by the Fayetteville Observer as one Fayetteville's 40 most influential leaders under 40 years of age. I am also a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville. In 2012 I became a member of the March of Dimes Cape Fear Chapter's Board of Directors. In 2013 I became a president of this board. Currently I serve as the committee chair for Cape Fear Valley's Hospital's Friends of Children golf tournament which raises money to improve the quality of care of our children at Cape Fear Valley. I also serve on the Board of Directors at Highland Country Club.
On July 19th 2008 I married my beautiful wife Lauren. We have had a wonderful 11plus years of marriage. On February 19 2012 Lauren gave birth to our twin daughters Taylor and Mary Margaret. Unfortunately they were born too prematurely and did not make it. Taylor lived a day and Mary Margaret 6 days. It was because of my daughters that Lauren and I became involved in the March of Dimes. We created Team Taylor and Mary Margaret who with the help of our friends and family has raised over $50,000 for the March of Dimes which will go towards preventing premature birth. I have a life goal of raising $1,000,000. On August 5 2013 Lauren gave birth to another set of twins. Although they were also born early Davis and Maggie are doing great! Maggie was able to come home after 7 weeks in the NICU at Cape Fear Valley and Davis came home after 11 weeks. They are now 6 and are thriving!
One of the most unique characterstics about me is that I can make complicated real estate simple. Real Estate has evolved over the years and today the North Carolina Residential Offer to Purchase and Contract is 13 pages. While negotiating an offer there are several points which need to be consired. Price, seller paid closing expenses for the buyer, due dilligence money and time, earnest money, closing date, initial improvements to the property. During the time from contract to closing there are also other issues that arise. Home Inspections, pest inspections, appraisals, securing financing, negotiating repairs. These are all items that can be become very complicated, not only to the buyer and seller but to the real estate agents as well. I have been lucky enough to have been mentored by my father Jimmy Townsend and have piled up years of my own experience. Because of this I understand what it takes to properly negotiate an offer and ensure that once your home goes under contract it makes it to closing. You see, in Fayetteville North Carolina 30% of all homes that go under contract never make it to closing. Since I began real estate in 2005 I have only had a handful of contract not make it to closing. I know what to look for early in a transaction to make sure that problems do not come up later.
Although I have listed and sold New Construction my specialty is working with buyers and sellers to conduct transactions in existing residential real estate. There are certain obsticles that buyers and sellers must overcome in order to buy and sell in this particular part of real estate. It is important to understand the market. Both parties need to understand what a compariative market analysis looks like of the home they are dealing with. What sort of absorption rate does this home have. What if any are sellers paying for buyers closing expenses. What is the difference between an FHA, VA, Conventional, and USDA loan and how does that effect an offer and a real estate transaction. How can a seller overcome new construction as their #1 competition? I consider myself an expert in this industry and these are the types of matters that I understand. I understand how they effect the buyer, the seller, and the overall market.
I am a marketing expert. By utilizing the best professional photographers and videographers I am able to give your home the look it deserves. It's not just about having the look though. I can push my listings out in front of the right people and will get tens of thousands of online views per home. I utilize many online platforms including my personal site, company site, zillow, realtor.com, facebook, instagram, etc. My listings on Zillow routinely rank as the #1 most viewed home amongst their competition.