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and Only Way Realty
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Buyers Center

Locating just the right real estate property for you to buy
at the best possible price!

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Whatever type of shelter you desire / require -- we get results

Whatever type of shelter you desire...we will help you obtain it.  And, as your needs grow and change, we have the depth of experience and technology skills to meet those challenges with success.  We get results!

Buying a Home
Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be.

The goal of this site is to provide you with detailed information to assist you in making an intelligent and informed decision.

Read our article: The Process of Buying A Home which outlines the basic steps of the home buying process which you need to understand before begining your property search.

Remember, if you have any questions about the process, we're only a phone call or email away!

We were awarded the ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) designation by REBAC (Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council) of the National Association of Realtors.  (In the top 2% of all licensed real estate persons nationwide with an ABR designation.)     [Why use an ABR?]
"As an Accredited Buyers Representative I am a real estate agent that proudly displays the ABR® designation and I am a professional in the field of buyer representation."


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When looking to buy your next home, vacation, investment, commercial or retirement property this Buyer Center is just one of the many resources and services that we provide as your Buyer Agent to make it easier for you to learn about the buying process, avoid costly mistakes, stay informed and to gain quick, easy access to information that will maximize a successful purchase.

The purpose of a buyer agent is to get you the best price with the best terms and to protect your interests in your real estate purchase.  (And keep in mind that we are not limited in the selections that we can offer: We can sell any property listed by any Realtor in South Carolina.)


Buyers Center Quick Guide
Main Quick Start Menu

Start Here
      The Process of Buying a Home - Takes you through all the steps
      Get Qualified for a Mortgage - First Step if mortgaging
                                                          - before searching for properties
                                                          - IMPORTANT!  (Don't skip)
                                                          - lists information lenders look for
      Guide for Cash Buyers and Proof of Funds - First Step if cash
      Rent vs Buy - How much can your afford? (For current renters)
      Buyer's Q&A - 100 Questions & Answers for Buyers (from HUD)

Moving / Relocation / Location Selection / Local Information
      Moving Center - Your online Moving and Relocation Guide
            - resources for moving in or out of the area
            - demographics, school reports, crime rates
            - compare cities, cost-of-living, climate, crime
            - government: local, city, county, state, national
            - smart relocation, moving checklists, maps
            - time saving, helpful resource links
      Feng Shui Services - supporting practitionor's use in real estate

Property Searches
      Property Search - Online / Interactive
      Auto Search Request - request automatic notifications by email
      Request Custom Search - request special/custom searches

Buying Process Resources
      12 Things Homebuyers Must AVOID Doing - After pre-approval
      Home Inspection Information - Describes types of inspections
      Home Inspection Basics - Introduction to home inspections
      How Long Should Things Last - Life spans of home components
      Septic Systems - Understanding system and maintenance
      Radon - What is a Safe Level? - How to avoid problems or correct
      Lead Paint - Of concern if your desired property built before 1978
      Closing Costs - Brief list of closing costs you will encounter
      Importance of Title On Your Deed of Trust - Check your deed
      New Home Defects - Encountered before or after closing
Seniors Buyer Advantage - Special services tailored to Seniors

Military Support Center - Services to support the needs of active duty and veteran military personnel

Why use an ABR?

Click/tap here for the Mortgage Center



Articles - Main Index
Anatomy of a House
      Remodeling Cost vs Value
Interesting SC Facts

Property Investments
Residential Properties
Flipping Properties
1031 Exchanges
Foreclosures Guide
What is REO?

Brokerage Services

International Properties
International Multiple Listing Service - Search Properties Anywhere

Sustainable Properties
Yerkes GREEN


We handle all types and sizes of residential properties, from 1-bedroom condominiums to large estates and farms. We get results!

We are e-PRO certified for the optimum in customer service.  (In the top 1% of all real estate professionals nationwide with an e-PRO certification.)

This means we stay familiar with current trends and technical aspects of buying in today’s demanding market.  We will be your real estate guide to market values, locations, buying tips and criterion search.

Green DesignationWe have earned NAR's GREEN designation, confirming a comprehensive understanding of what it means to go green and the concerns of those seeking green knowledge about sustainable real estate.  See our  Green Resources  page.)

Are you transferring into a new area?  As a buyer agent we give you all the facts, good and bad. While listing agents can't tell you some things that would be detrimental to the sale of a piece of real estate, we will.

Here are some of the steps we will take to find your perfect property:

Determine Your Wants and Needs
This is the single most important step. By asking you a series of questions  We will establish what you are looking for. Our goal is to not waste your time by looking at properties that are not in your price range or properties that don't meet your needs. Throughout the buying process we will maintain your confidentiality and represent your best interests.

Help You Get Pre-Qualified
This step will show you how much you can afford.  This is accomplished by speaking with your financial institution and establishing what monthly payments you will be comfortable with.

Property Shopping
We will use every available method to locate a property that matches your search parameters.  This will include properties listed with our office, offered through other real estate companies, as well as unlisted properties.  We will disclose all known facts about the property that are likely to affect your decision. When we find the property that meets your criteria, we will assist you in writing an offer and act as a liaison between you and the seller.

As buyers agents, we can also help you with your financing alternatives. We can tell you in a matter of minutes what amount you can qualify for and which loans would best serve your purposes.  Or, if you prefer, you can have a bank or mortgage company do this for you.  Obtaining “peace of mind” and establishing "How much property can I afford?” are excellent reasons to get pre-qualified or pre-approved. The process is usually easy, painless and fast. Having your financing in place before you make an offer on a property gives you more negotiating power.  (Click or tap here to begin the process.) 

We are with you every step of the way to maximize a successful purchase.   We get results!

Purchasing a new property, especially a home, should be an enjoyable experience. We do our best to see that buyers are educated about real estate and that they have fun doing it.  We'll talk with you, not at you, making sure that you understand the purchase process from beginning to closing.

Our results team has one mission in mind, to provide you the best service and get you the best prices and terms possible.  We are with you every step of the way to support you and to protect your interests during the purchase process.

Let us help you find the dream home or commercial property that's perfect for you.  Help is just a click away - click or tap here to submit your request.

We provide dedicated service -- customized to your needs, using start-of-the-art methods to keep you informed every step of the way and maximize successful real estate transaction results for you. 

If you are moving from or to a new location check out our Moving Center.  We offer a full range of relocation services (both nationwide and international).  We also provide referral services -- making sure a qualified real estate professional is there with you and looking out for your best interests wherever you are conducting real estate transactions.  And best of all, the referral service is FREE to you!

Subject to market conditions, we are central to some of the best opportunities for investment property and appreciating values.   (Note: We are HUD approved.)  

This web site is provided for your use as a resource tool to help identify properties that fit your requirements and to help you buy the best property for you at the best possible price, avoid costly mistakes, find the neighborhood community that best fits your lifestyle or your business requirements, obtain newsletters and reports, news, tips, advice and answers to common questions -- all FREE to you as part of our ongoing commitment to serving your needs.

Free email notification of newly available property based on your criteriaHere you will gain quick access to the latest property databases.   While searching, take advantage of our convenient Automatic Property Request feature to find and be automatically notified immediately by email of the latest status and price changes on your dream property, and then let us work for you to get you the best price and terms for that property. 

If you would like us to design a custom search for your, just select "Request Custom Search" on the navigation menu at the top of the page.

To begin searching interactively, just select "Search"  on the navigation menu at the top to begin searching or select here: Search for Properties (MLS)

We have a Global Presence.  In additional to our transnational training and support services, we now have the capability to directly search international properties for sale on your behalf; contact us for details.  For buyers, it opens the doors to purchase here in South Carolina and/or abroad.  


ABR - Benefits you!


Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.  We look forward to supporting you in any way we can to make your property buying experience as successful and as effortless as possible. 

You + My Team = Successful partnership

Yerkes Upstate
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Providing friendly dedicated service - customized to your needs.

Using state-of-the-art methods to find the right property for you
and/or sell your property at the best possible price.

Yerkes Upstate SC