Buyer Center

Lots of Information for Home Buyers

The Home Buying Process

A step by step guide to the home buying process.

What a Buyer Agent Does

These are the things I promise to do for you.

Buyer Agent Myths

A list of some commonly held misconceptions about the home buying process.

How to Search Online

Unfortunately, not all real estate search websites are created equal.

What Does it Mean to Get Pre-Qualified?

When is a good time to talk to a good loan officer?

What Goes in to Making an Offer?

How do we write an Offer that gets you the best value?

NC Schools or Great Schools

Quite often home values are driven by the quality of the local schools.

My Personal Business Philosophy

One of the many things that make me different.

Real Estate as an Investment

A great resource if you want to buy an investment.

Buying While Separated and/or Divorcing

We can help during this very difficult time.

Your Home as a System

A "little" info on the care and feeding of your house.

Meet Our Team

We are honored to work with Team Armand at EXP Realty as the Team's full-time Buyer agents. We are so lucky to be working with the legendary Armand Lenchek, Top 5 Agent in NC, and his excellent assistants. This Team shares our same values and work ethic, grounded in high-quality client service. Between Armand, Salina and us, we can take care of any and all of your real estate needs. We also have the resources to locate top-notch agents all over the world to assist with transactions outside of our market. Please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance with any real estate related services you may need. We look forward to helping you or someone you know!

Meet Natalie Shaw and Michelle Lytle-Westrom

Natalie Shaw

I moved to Chapel Hill in 1985 to attend UNC for my undergraduate and graduate studies, and I have enjoyed living in and around Chapel Hill ever since. Wow, that's over 35 years! Having rented, bought, sold, and built homes in Orange and Chatham counties, I am intimately familiar with the area, which fueled my desire to help others find their perfect home in our local market. Along with my husband,who works for NC SeaGrant as the editor for Coastwatch magazine, and our two wonderful children, I have greatly enjoyed living in this incredible community. As a previous high school counselor and substitute teacher in the Chapel Hill City Schools, I have developed extensive knowledge of the school system and family-friendly networks. My work at Duke University in the financial aid department gave me experience analyzing financial data in a problem-solving way. I have also worked with short-term real estate rentals which has given me additional experience in marketing, property management, contract negotiation, and customer service. When I am not assisting my clients, I spend much time in the woods near my home, clearing new trails and enjoying nature--fungi and snakes to be precise! I have been in the "volunteer business" of animal rescue and relocation for the last 40+ years! Animals have included cats, birds, cottontail rabbits and most currently snakes! *A portion of all of my sales are donated to Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary!

I truly enjoy working with both buyers and sellers to ensure a smooth process where my clients feel heard and helped every step of the way. I pride myself on my work ethic and go above and beyond to offer amazing client service that is both knowledgeable and extremely responsive. I want your transaction with our team to exceed your expectations. We believe in having clients for life and appreciate and look forward to a long term relationship with all of our clients.

Michelle Lytle-Westrom

While I was born in St. Louis, I have always considered North Carolina home. I moved to Chapel Hill when I was seven and went to school in both Chapel Hill and Durham. Upon receiving my Master of Healthcare Administration from UNC-CH, I embarked on a career focused on senior housing. After a decade of working as the Director of Marketing for top senior living communities, I decided to start my own company working as an independent consultant. Working directly with seniors and their families, I helped them navigate through the numerous senior housing options so that they could find the perfect home that fit both their personal and financial requirements.

As one of our Team Buyer Agents, I specialize in helping you find your perfect home. I can help anyone from First Time Home Buyers to Downsizers! With over 20 years of experience with 55 and over communities, I specialize in Relocation and Senior Housing Transitions. I look forward to helping you in your home search, big or small!

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