Licensed Real Estate Brokers | Property Managers
Jeff Thies & Scott Graham from Uptown Realty spent the bulk of their careers specializing in real estate sales and that tradition continues today. We have decades of experience helping people at all stages of life find the best place to live.
Home buying can be a complicated and stressful experience. Our job is to take the complication and stress out so you can focus on the big picture. Our network includes professionals that we have personal experience with and can recommend without hesitation. We have participated in hundreds of real estate transactions and some things only come through experience.
Uptown Realty offers periodic Home Buyer’s Seminars in which we introduce you to the process of becoming a homeowner. We ally with our partners in the Mortgage, Inspection and Title Services industries to educate you about the process, pitfalls and joy of a successful home search. Inquire about the next Home Buyer’s Seminar here.
The first step in making your dream a reality is getting Pre-Approved through a local lending professional. Refer to our resources page to locate Uptown’s preferred lenders. Using these lenders will insure that your transaction will be successful and without any last-minute surprises. These people will be with you from the beginning to the end, just like us.
The next step is to search the MLS to find ideal properties. Try using our customizable map search to narrow down your search to specific neighborhoods, school districts or communities.
Through our property management division we have accrued a great deal of knowledge about the physical and mechanical aspects of properties. Our agents have unique abilities in these areas and this expertise will benefit you when shopping for your new home. It also extends into the future when and if you have an issue with your home. We have developed partnerships with professionals in the home maintenance field. Uptown can be counted on to point you in the right direction for a repair pro who is skilled and reasonable when you need it most.
Let’s be honest, we all know what looking for a new home is all about: You pile in the back of some gold-suited realtor’s Mercedes and walk in and out of houses you don’t want to buy and then you go home and drink wine and cry about the fact that your parent’s didn’t buy Apple stock in 1980 at $22/share and you really wish your cable bill wasn’t $150. OK, so what are you going to do about it? Maybe find a different kind of realtor, one who also didn’t buy Apple in 1980.
Uptown Realty is a different kind of realty company. We are serious about real estate but not so serious that we didn’t design our office around informal events and not so serious that we don’t understand $150 cable bills. We are just real people working in this crazy world of real estate. We have been working here for the better part of the last 20 years and we have picked up a a few things. For one, no neck ties. For another, real estate goes up and down in value and the real value of your home is the memories you are going to build there.
So, what is the process of buying your new place? Well, it is different for each buyer. Our preference would be to sit down with you and talk about what your ideas are. Each of us have two ears and one mouth, so this is our turn to do some listening. We can help you customize our MLS search so that you can find homes by neighborhood, schools district, near churches, Starbucks or nearly anything you find important. Getting set up with a quality lender is key. We can point you the right direction, or look on our resources page.
After we help you find the home dream home the inspector will descend. Our advice, wear your worst jeans, get dirty, learn a thing or two about your new place. For a good inspector, you guessed it: the resources page.
We recommend letting us set you up with our crack team of title services people to help do the legal and title work.