Meet Our Team
Sun Realty Solutions proudly serves the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area in matters of Real Estate. We have an all star team of licensed realtors available to shine light on your home buying and selling needs.
What’s up everybody! My name is Barry Wilson. I am the broker of Sun Realty Solutions. Thank you for visiting sunrealtysolutions.com. Let’s talk a little bit about Real Estate. Real Estate is literally the ground beneath our feet. It’s the houses and other structures that we build on that ground. Real Estate is the flowers and the plants that grow from the ground. Real Estate is the oceans, rivers and streams that flow over ground. Real Estate is the air we breathe. Real Estate this Planet that we call Earth. And since Real Estate is a finite resource…real estate will always be valuable. My job as a Real Estate Broker is to assist people with the buying and selling of, “Real Estate”. How many of you want to be a millionaire? I read an article on wealthtraders.com that said 90% of all millionaires became one by investing in real estate. My goal is to help you identify factors that influence the value of real estate so that you can benefit economically from the market around you.
Greg Thompson/Sales Person
In my opinion the #1 mistake that beginning flippers make is hiring unqualified contractors. Be leery of that “jack of all trades, unlicensed handyman masquerading as a contractor. This guy is going to tell you that he does everything. He is a plumber, electrician, mason, carpenter and landscaper. If you hire your electrician to install your plumbing, put some money to the side because when he’s done you are going to have to hire a qualified plumber to install it correctly. Unqualified contractors will cost you money in material and labor as well as prevent you from meeting project deadlines which in turn cost you more money. Plus, most cities require that permits be pulled by properly licensed tradesmen before certain types of rehab may take place. Also, guarantees and warranties backed by reputable professionals is a great selling point for potential buyers after your rehab is complete. If you need a roof, make sure you call a roofer. If you need a carpenter, make sure you call a carpenter. And always remember, “A jack of all trades is a master of none.”
Etoya Dickerson/Sales Person
In my experience I have found that people are easily intimidated by pushy agents, or agents who are egotistical enough to to believe that having their name on the sign sells the house. Realtors need to realize that the client is the boss. Therefore, I have taken the time to list the top five responsibilities that a realtor should be handling for you.
1. Guide. Before you tour your first home, your agent will take time to learn more about your wants, needs, preferences, budget and motivation. A good real estate agent will help you narrow your search and identify your priorities.
2. Educate. You should expect your agent to provide data on the local home market and comparable sales. The home-buying process can be complicated. A good agent will explain the steps involved – in a manner that makes them understandable – and provide counsel along the way.
3. Network. An agent who is familiar with your target neighborhoods will often know about homes that are for sale – even before they’re officially listed. Experienced agents tend to know other agents in the area and have good working relationships with them; this can lead to smooth transactions. Your agent may also be able to refer you to trusted professionals including lenders, home inspectors and contractors.
4. Advocate. When you work with a buyer’s agent, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you. If you find yourself in a situation where the same agent represents both the buyer and seller, things can get trickier.
“A lot of people think they’ll get a lower price by going straight to the listing agent, but that’s always not true,” she says. “If I was representing both the buyer and seller, I’d be hard-pressed to take a low-ball offer to the seller. But, as a buyer’s agent I’d do it, because I have no emotional ties or fiduciary responsibility to the seller. Buyers should work with an agent who can fully represent them.”
5. Negotiate. Your agent will handle the details of the negotiation process, including the preparation of all necessary offer and counteroffer forms. Once your inspection is done, the agent can also help you negotiate for repairs. Even the most reasonable consumers can become distraught when battling over repair requests; an agent can do “the ask” without becoming overly emotional.
Osar Tate/Sales Person
The first step to knowing if you can afford a home is figuring out what financing options are available to you, including what mortgages you’re eligible for and how much you need (and can afford) to put down upfront.
Learning the minimum FICO score required by lenders and understanding your own credit score are important starting points.
Many home shoppers aren’t sure how much they have to put down on a home, what the lender-required minimum down payment will be (it’s not always 20%), or what programs are available to help with down payments, like FHA loans. Contact me today to discover how you can purchase the home of your dreams.