Seymour Johnson AFBReal Estate Agent
Patricia Fritzinger started her Real Estate career 15 years ago in Las Vegas where she and her husband, Mark, were stationed after moving from England (Lakenheath AFB). Mark flew the F-15E and they had to PCS (move) to Wichita Falls, TX after Vegas. In Wichita Falls Patricia continued her Real Estate career. After Wichita Falls they moved to Goldsboro 10 years ago where she continued her career with RE/MAX Complete, she quickly became the top-selling agent in the company. She decided to leave RE/MAX last summer (2019) and started her own company “Welcome Home – the Patricia Fritzinger Real Estate Group.” She is very excited to have Teresa Honeycutt and Lena Freeland in her team and her business model is to have both Teresa and Lena selling a lot of homes instead of having many agents in her company that might not sell very much. With this business model, she can concentrate on training Teresa and Lena to be the best they can be, and since they are representing Patricia and she wants them to really put the needs of the buyers and sellers first and give excellent service. By living by the ‘Golden Rule’ and treating others like you would like to be treated, Patricia is one of the most successful agents in Wayne County. You can contact her on her cell phone at (919) 648-5348. She always has it with her and she is very responsive.
1. Find an agent who works with military personnel – When it comes to finding someone with the right knowhow to help you with real estate, nothing beats firsthand experience. As military personnel, veterans, or their family members you have specific needs and benefits that require consideration and understanding. Having a real estate agent who’s dealt with situations exactly like (or at least close) to yours will make any property rental or purchase go as smoothly and simply as possible. Your best bet in making sure an agent has the knowledge you need is to find one who’s earned a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification from the National Association of Realtors.
2. Make sure an agent knows your specific timeline – Military orders are rarely, if ever, flexible in any way, so the timeline of your or your family’s next move is pretty much set in stone. Moreover, most orders requiring a relocation (either PCS or short term) arrive a few months, at the most, before they take effect. So your moving timeline is typically both very short and extremely rigid. Let any agent you speak to know when and where you need to move in or out from the very start of your interaction. That way you both know right away if they can get what you need done in time or if you have to keep searching for an agent who can.
3. If you’re looking into a VA loan, use an agent who knows the process well – VA loans are a great tool for veterans and their families looking to realize their dream of home ownership. But it, like nearly any loan process, can be a complicated one. And it’s definitely something you want to get done the right way. Just as you should use a Military Relocation Professional (or similarly qualified agent) to help you move between bases, find an agent with previous VA loan experience to help you with yours. Someone who’s gone through the process of helping a client get their certificate of eligibility, obtain their loan from a VA approved lender, and purchase their dream home will be well-equipped to help you do the same.
4. A good agent will listen to exactly what you want and work hard to find it – When it comes to real estate transaction, your agent is the expert but you are the customer. And, as the old saying goes, the customer is always right. Your realtor’s job is to make sure you get exactly what you want in the easiest, fastest, most cost effective way. So you want one who pays close attention to your requirements, finds answers to all your questions, and does their utmost to get you the sale, rental, or purchase you need.