WHY URHOMENC?

Choosing a real estate agent who is committed to forming a strong business relationship with you. You should be more than a real estate professional’s paycheck. Making a connection with the right real estate agent is crucial. Rachael and the URhomeNC team are dedicated to serving your needs—before, during and after the sale.

What you need to know before buying

The process of buying a home is simple, but it is not easy. Having the right professional to guide you along the way will be crucial to your home buying experience. Let Rachael and the team at URHOMENC help you find the way home.

Get pre-qualified.
Do not make an offer on a home without being pre-qualified. Pre-qualification will make your life easier. Take the time to talk with bank or a mortgage lender. Their specific questions with regard to income, debt and other factors will help you determine the price range that you can afford. Rachael’s knowledge of the loan process and what lenders are looking for sets her apart from the competition. We make the process easier for you.

Know the total costs involved in buying a home
Early in the buying process, ask your mortgage representative for an estimate of closing costs. Title insurance and closing attorney fees should be considered. Pre-paid items such as taxes and insurance must also be taken into account. Remember to examine your settlement statement prior to closing. Rachael can help you navigate through the process and make sure you keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket.

Say “no no” to Zillow
Many homes listed on the Internet are under contract or have already been sold. Your best course of action is to contact a real estate agent. At URhomeNC, we have up to date information that is unavailable to the general public, and we are the best resource to help you find the home you want.

Don’t think that there is only one perfect home out there
Buying a home is a process of elimination, not selection. New properties arrive on the market daily, so be open to all possibilities. Homes in the Charlotte and surrounding areas are selling fast. Our team will make sure you get a list of homes in your chosen area as soon as they come available so you have the best chance of getting the home you want.

Keep in mind your long term goals
It is important to think ahead. Will your home suit your needs 3–5 years from now? How about in 5–10 years? Is this the right location for my needs over time? At URhomeNC we will discuss your needs and make sure we keep your long term goals in mind.

Always do your own due diligence
Make a list of any concerns you have relating to issues such as crime rates, schools, power lines, neighbors, environmental conditions, etc. Ask the important questions before you make an offer on a home. Be diligent so that you can have confidence in your purchase. Our team will provide you the resources need in order to make a confident, informed decision when buying a home.

Always say YES to the home inspection!!!
Trying to save money today can end up costing you tomorrow. A qualified home inspector will detect issues that many buyers can overlook. Even new construction can have its own set of problems. Don’t take the risk.

Don’t skimp on good homeowner’s insurance.
Purchase adequate insurance. The cheapest deal isn’t always the best one. Advice from an insurance agent can provide you with answers to any concerns you may have. If you need a referral for a great insurance agent or other professionals don’t sweat it…we can help you out.

Always ask for a home warranty.
This is essentially a mini insurance policy that usually lasts one year from the date of sale. It usually covers basic repairs you may encounter and can be purchased for a fee that the seller can pay for as part of the contract negotiation. Let’s discuss the best plan for your needs.

Sell your home with URHOMENC

Selling your home is both exciting and intimidating. With new dreams for the future come various practical concerns. Concerns like: How much is my home worth? Will I be required to pay for home repairs? Or do my granite counter tops add value – and how much? That’s where URhomeNC steps in.

We take the confusion and stress out of selling your home so you can spend less time worrying about the details, and more time planning for the future. With our 100% sales success rate, and over $19,000,000 in homes sold in 2019 & 2020 so far, we ensure that you’ll sell your home for the best possible value. Call 704.905.3207 or email Rachaeld@urhomenc.com today to schedule your free consultation.

At UR Home NC, we believe that selling your home should be as easy as possible. That’s why we provide the following services – at no cost – for each and every one of our clients.

STEP 1: Home Staging Consultation ($500 value)

Professional home staging can mean the difference between a home that sells and a home that sits on the market. We provide a complimentary consultation with a certified home stager who will give you a detailed analysis on how to present your home in its best possible light. Additional staging services (furniture, accessories, painting, etc.) can also be purchased.

STEP 2: Professional Photography ($400-500 value)

Professional photography is critical when selling your home. Did you know that 98% of homebuyers start their search online? Even the most beautiful home won’t sell if its photos are no good. We provide complimentary photography services from a professional real estate photographer who knows how to capture your home from its most flattering angles.

STEP 3: Expert Measuring Services ($100 -$150 value)

Did you know that the state of North Carolina requires all homes to be accurately measured prior to listing for sale? In some cases there have been lawsuits where homeowners or realtors did not measure a home properly and were sued by their buyer. That’s why we provide each of our clients with a professional measurement expert who will take accurate measurements – at no cost to you – to help diminish your liability and set your mind at ease.

STEP 4: Complimentary Home Evaluation (Priceless!)

Ready to sell your home? We offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your home and your goals. Your agent will provide their professional opinion and comparable sales data for a recommended listing price to ensure that you get the maximum value for your home. Call 704.905.3207 or email today and let’s sell your home!

MEET OUR TEAM

Rachael Dunnavant

Milestones
Licensed REALTOR®/Broker in North Carolina
Keller Williams’ Rookie of the Year (NC & SC-2013)
KW SouthPark-Consistent Multimillion Dollar Top Producer
Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designee (ABR)
Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation
#9 for KW in NC/SC in 2017

Member
Carolina Multiple Listing Services
Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association
National Association of REALTORS®

RACHAEL DUNNAVANT

Realtor/Broker in North & South Carolina

Rachael Dunnavant is a skilled and successful matchmaker, helping buyers find the right home and helping sellers find the right buyer for their home. Rachael won Keller Williams’ Rookie of the Year for North and South Carolina in 2013 and has maintained top producer status every year since, including achieving the #9 position within Keller Williams for all of NC and SC for 2017.

She leverages her extensive background in communications and sales to benefit her clients throughout each real estate transaction. Rachael has a communications degree from Cal State Chico. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Rachael worked for Kimberly Clark and Kellogg’s, twice winning Kellogg’s Golden “K” Award for outstanding sales in North America. While raising her children, Rachael was an active volunteer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and acted as the PTA President.

Rachael is skilled at recommending renovations that will enhance a home’s livability and appeal. She helps her clients see a home for what it is today, and what its future potential could be.

Charlotte has been home for her for more than 25 years. She lives in a Mid-Century Modern home in Sherwood Forest with her husband, Eric, two teenagers, 4 dogs, one cat, 3 chickens and numerous fish. Rachael volunteers with REALTOR® Care Day and KW Red Day. In addition Rachael enjoys playing Queen City Tennis for Charlotte Swim & Racquet Club, painting original art, walking and spending time with her family and friends.

Rachael’s number one goal is to always act in her clients’ best interest, while always keeping the big picture in mind. In order to find the perfect home for her clients she has had success in knocking on doors, writing letters and making phone calls. She does what it takes.

Cathy Roberts

CATHY ROBERTS

Transaction Manager

A native Charlottean, Cathy has been a professional full-time REALTOR® since 1990. Her professional designations include Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Certified REALTOR®. Cathy is licensed in both North and South Carolina.

Along with her years of experience, Cathy also brings excellent communication and negotiation skills to the Transaction Coordinating position. She has a stable of trusted and valued contractors and trades people that she can use to make things happen quickly and cost effectively. She is always striving to find the ‘win-win’ solution for clients and customers. She doesn’t back down during negotiations and understands the importance of timeliness.

Cathy loves to read, enjoys cooking and fine dining and is a Pet Parent to her dog, Cambria Breese, who she adopted from the SC Humane Society in 2010.

Renea Matthews

RENEA MATHEWS

Assistant / Agent

Renea hails from Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota and attained a BA in Theatre Arts. After living in the Caribbean, NYC and Kentucky—she finally make Charlotte her home in 1984.

She has spent a considerable amount of time working in marketing and advertising—the majority of it for the “Original” Charlotte Hornets. She then embarked on reinventing herself by working for a homebuilder, a magazine for new home construction and a commercial builder—all of which led to her present Real Estate Career.

Renea might pop up in a number of places along your transaction process—filling in where needed. She has truly found her niche in Real Estate—whether she is assisting the seller or the buyer—it delights her to achieve the best possible results for all. She is dedicated to digging out each detail and knows she is creating life long friends. She uses her intuition, knowledge and powers of negotiation to WIN!!!!

When not working you might find her at the movies, reading, cooking, baking, walking or gardening. Renea is a licensed REALTOR®/Broker in North and South Carolina and she also holds a S.R.E.S. Designation.

JEN FRALIN

Social Media Specialist

Born & raised in VA, the youngest of two girls, being quick with a one liner, and absorbing the essentials to influence was both necessary for survival, and automatic. An early and insatiable love of writing, reading, media, and music defined my formative years. From working the elementary school post office, school store, and book fair, to competing in middle school Forensic competitions, and Editing both the High School Newspaper and Yearbook, it was no question I would continue into College immediately dedicating all waking energy to Communication, Marketing, and Public Relations.

Wanderlust and career advancement opportunities moved me to Roanoke and Charlotte, respectively, and connected me to my next professional changes and challenges. It was Charlotte that introduced me to the world of Real Estate, and connected me with larger social media management opportunities both working with an online music journal in Atlanta, and alongside Mega Team and Award Winning High Producing Individual Realtors. Marketing and developing a seamless brand is essential to every working, dreaming, aspiring being, and assisting individuals in finding those essential building blocks and attributes is what I love about this business. I also enjoy the constant evolution of marketing and media, both for my personal development, and to train and engage others as they work on theirs.

When not behind a laptop or iPhone screen, you can find me at concerts and music festivals, traveling, engulfed in a good book or podcast, brewery hopping, binge watching tv, and spoiling my puparoo Leia and nieces Konstance & Avery.

Peggy Knaack

PEGGY KNAACK

Graphic Artist

Peggy Knaack is a graphic designer and creative director who is passionate about helping businesses look good.

From an early childhood interest in the creative world by drawing shapes and patterns on graph paper, she continued on to major in interior design at Miami University where she also swam competitively as a member of the women’s varsity swim team.

After working in Philadelphia at an architecture firm for a year, she decided to further her studies in visual communication and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She applied her design skills to the original art, high-end fashion, modern furniture and contemporary architecture scene in Chicago.

She ventured out on her own as a freelance graphic designer and soon met and married her husband Joe. When their daughter Audrey arrived at the start of a long Chicago winter, they decided to head south. They landed in Charlotte where one of Peggy’s sisters and several good friends were already living. With the ability to work remotely, she continued to work with her Chicago clients through the birth of their second child Stephen.

Peggy brings her modern, yet timeless design style to every project she creates. She adds a clean, simple design sense, with a touch of whimsy, to everything from logos to magazines to large-scale graphics. Her mission is to help businesses always look good and she does that while adhering to her core values: keep it simple, have fun, and inspire good design.