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Why Did We Do This?

What  We Are All About,
and Why? 

When I started Real Estate was very different...

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John Herman

LICENSED AND CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE BROKER & INSTRUCTOR

OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF YOUR HOME GUIDES

My Story

Hi, my name Is John Herman, I’m a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Instructor, and advocate for Real Estate Consumer Rights.


Buying or Selling a Home was a lot easier and straightforward process.  Today, buying and selling a home is more complex and requires expertise in not only real estate brokerage, but also Fair Housing laws, mandatory disclosures, complex financing issues, Anti-trust regulations and legal and compliance matters. 

Most home buyers and sellers are not fully versed as to how to deal with these issues, let alone knowing where to start.

So what do they do? - they go to the internet!

After all, Real Estate information is everywhere, from How to buy a FSBO to Market Statistics to selling your home without a broker, it all seems so easy, right?...

Actually, most of this data is often inaccurate, unreliable, and biased.
On top of it, finding an experienced and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent that actually knows the market and you can Trust is always a challenge.

I’ve seen so many Home Buyers and Sellers feeling stressed and disheartened by long waits with no results or making expensive mistakes due to lack of knowledge and proper guidance.

So why did I create this site?

Because home buyers and sellers deserve the same professional representation that an attorney and accountant provide to their clients - Professional Representation!

This is how we do this 

       

       It's like having an impartial attorney or CPA by your side to guide you in legal and accounting matters.

 

  • We provide Reliable, Impartial Information and the Personalized Support you need to make better decisions in one of the most important moments of your life - Buying or Selling a Home. 

 

  • We are an independent, consumer focused organization that is not affiliated with a real estate firm, franchise or builder.

 

We're entirely committed to one thing only: your needs.


Have question? Just fill out our Ask A Question form, and I or one of our experts will get back to you.

John Herman

Experience & Achievements 

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A LICENSED BROKER & REAL ESTATE INSTRUCTOR

OPENED NORTH CAROLINA’S FIRST EXCLUSIVE BUYER AGENCY

+20 YEARS OF PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE TO HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS

+ 14 YEARS  OF TRAINING AND EDUCATING REAL ESTATE CONSUMERS & LICENSEES 

FORMED NCEABA (NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF EXCLUSIVE BUYER AGENTS)

ACTIVELY DEFENDING REAL ESTATE’S CONSUMER’S RIGHTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS

My Values 

Dedication

To help you, our readers, and website users to the best of my ability.

Honesty

My opinions and views are my own and never influenced by any third party.

Excellence

To provide you with the best Information, Support, and Guidance possible.

How I can help 

This website is full of valuable resources, here's some of the things you can learn.

Home Buying
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What to Look for When Buying a House

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When Is The Best Time to Buy a House?

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How much Mortgage do you qualify for?

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How to get pre-approved?

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How to find a good Realtor?

Home Selling
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How Much Your Home Is Really Worth

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How much would you actually make if you sell?

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When should you list your home for sale?

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Should you sell your home before you buy?

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Getting Your Home Ready for Sale – Upgrades and Repairs

And much more...
Private Property

What People say about John

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I have taken John for my last couple of years for my real estate update. John adds his vast experience and knowledge to the class and makes it entertaining, interesting, and engaging.

Timothy Mathisen -

Student

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I have known John for 13 years. The first year I knew him as the owner and instructor at Carolinas Academy of Real Estate. I visited his classes many times and was always impressed by his classes.

Dale Clift -

Business Associate

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I attended John's real estate classes in 2010. John is an excellent teacher and is an expert in all aspects of real estate. He was able to take dry content and make it engaging and dynamic.

Alan Melton, CBI, CBB, FBA - Former Client

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