Meet Michele

Bringing extensive knowledge of the real estate market, sales, and marketing, to her position as a closing manager with Cathy Staskel & Associates…
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Michele Smith

Bringing extensive knowledge of the real estate market, sales, and marketing, to her position as a closing manager with Cathy Staskel & Associates, Michele offers her clients an outstanding level of service. Her education from Marquette University paralleled with her experience in Relocation gives her clients the advantage needed to make a deal go smoothly.

Prior to earning her license, Michele bought and flipped homes. She also worked for Prudential Relocation transferring clients to various locations. Combining her love for real estate with the knowledge of Relocation gives Michele an edge.

Known by her clients and friends for her tenacity and fairness, Michele also enjoys the reputation for her quick and timely responses.

She relocated to Charlotte and is very active in the community. From book club to bunco, volunteering to hockey, she loves all there is to do.

The mortgage market is ever changing, several years ago many changes went into effect that affected many people in qualifying for a loan.  Most of the changes that were implemented were needed, some made it so good quality clients could not purchase homes.  In the recent months there have been some changes that were good common sense decisions.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will now allow debt to income up to 50% VS prior 45%

Appraisal valuations can hit on purchase loans so no appraisal needed in some cases

Possibility of 1 year tax returns for self-employed borrowers

A customer might not have to provide any income verification if there company reports to “The work number”

Student loans can now use a payment of “Zero” if they are on an income based payment plan

Jumbo loans up to 90% LTV

In the coming months the agencies will also be enhancing there “Day One Certainty” which will allow more clients to qualify and have a much more streamlined process to get  a mortgage!

Sales History & Footprint

Sales History & Footprint

Our team has deep knowledge and experience from Lake Norman, NC to Rock Hill, SC and everywhere in between. We have 6 state-of-the-art team offices.

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Testimonials Say It Best

Testimonials Say It Best

Thank You. We are very proud of our hard work, our achievements, and our incredible clients who make it all possible.

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Award-Winning Team Roster

We are a family through and through. We love working together to achieve great things for our clients and great things together as a team.

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State of the Art Team Offices

State of the Art Team Offices

To provide the highest level of services, we utilize the newest technology and most state-of-the-art offices to support our team.

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