People We Love!

Below you will find a list of our favorite service providers for the home buying or selling process. They also provide tips and common pitfalls, along with some information about themselves and their business.

Audra Ange, Loan Officer

  Branch Manager/ Senior Loan Officer
  Starkey Mortgage
  NMLSR #94797
  NC License # I-118196
  Cell: 919-491-8369
  Email: audra@wrstarkey.com

Why did you get into your business, and what do you love about it?

I ended up going into the mortgage business as a result of working with an attorney’s office as a paralegal. I found that I truly enjoyed working with people and helping them achieve the dream of homeownership.  

What makes you different versus the competition?

I think that my drive and will to find the best loan program for my customers sets me apart along with my true care for my customers. I research all mortgage options for my customers and work tirelessly to ensure their happiness.  

Favorite hobbies outside of work?

Favorite hobbies outside of work would be cycling with my Team Momentum to raise money for MS Research, hiking and spending time with my two rescued dogs, Diesel and Arby.

Common difficulties you run into while doing your job?

Just the added regulations and required documents from customers trying to obtain a home loan. Sometimes I am sure it feels like we as lenders ask for everything except the kitchen sink!  

Recommendations to people who are about to use your services?

Get prequalified by me or any lender before you begin your search for homes. Be sure the lender you speak with is reputable and is licensed. For added security supply your lender with your supporting documentation to ensure the most accuracy. 

Louis Davison, Contractor

  Triangle Home Renovations
  Cell: 407-413-3686
  Email: louis@trianglehomerenovationsllc.com

 

What do you love about your business?

We love to assist realtors and their clients with managing large repair projects. I personally enjoy doing this because it’s very gratifying to assist others throughout a real estate transaction, which can be stressful at times. By managing the repair work we can help take some of that stress off the client. It's also nice to take someone's vision to update or refurbish their home and make that vision a reality.

What makes you different versus the competition?

Great customer service, prompt response times, and exceptional communication skills. We also provide very thorough and detailed estimates.

Favorite hobbies outside of work?

Any type of outdoor activities, and spending time with family.

Common difficulties you run into while doing your job?

Having to troubleshoot a difficult repair for a house. Sometimes we have to apply custom techniques while working on a project. Other difficulties include finding hidden damages, and having to return to a client to inform them of the additional repairs, which usually carry additional costs.

Recommendations to people who are about to use your services?

Make sure to review our detailed quote thoroughly and ask questions about anything that is unclear. Extensive repair lists for a home can be complex, and we love to discuss different remedies and options with our clients. Don't hesitate to reach out to us during the process for more information about the work.

Lee Lamb, Photographer  

  Picture Your Property
  Cell: 919-210-0378
  Email: ldlphotograph@gmail.com

 

What makes you different versus the competition?

We are the total package, offering both great quality work and customer service.

Favorite hobbies outside of work?

Recently started an aquarium, slowing adding different fishes. It is so peaceful and relaxing!

Common difficulties you run into while doing your job?

One of the biggest challenges is helping people understand that there is an artistic side to taking a picture. You just don’t snap the picture, there is a lot that goes into it!

Recommendations to people who are about to use your services?

Listen to your real estate agent about staging and decluttering…they are the professionals!

Tim McNamara, Appraiser

  McNamara & Company
  Residential Appraisals-Measurements-Photography
  Cell: 919-606-5942
  Email: tim@valueabode.com

 

Why did you get into your business, and what do you love about it?

My second job out of college back in 1991 was for a local appraiser in Charlotte, NC. I love seeing properties and working with agents as they help their clients. Each appraisal is its own challenge, so I get many new challenges every day. 

What makes you different versus the competition?

I am always willing to speak with agents on their listings and open to considering any additional information or facts they have on a property. I consider myself an extension of the agent and the service they offer their client, realizing that what I do is a reflection on them.  

Favorite hobbies outside of work?

Tennis, spending time with my family and kids.

Common difficulties you run into while doing your job?

Biggest challenge, which most business owners face, is balancing time spent working in the business versus time spent working on the business. I wish there were more hours in a day!

Recommendations to people who are about to use your services?

Be open to sharing any and all information about your property or listing that may be relevant.

Patrick Walsh, Home Inspector

Patrick's tips and bio were featured on a blog article on our site, which you can find here.