Buying with Petra Norris

Here is what you can expect the process to look like, should you choose to hire me to help you find your next home:

  • Consultation to determine what you are looking for in a home, a community, a lifestyle. We’ll take as long as you need to draw a complete picture of what would suit you best.
  • I will walk you through all available areas and neighborhoods and share all that I’ve learned over the many years of living here with you, so that we can zero in on the places that will suit you the best.
  • I will then searching through the MLS and all the other resources I have access to for homes that warrant an in-person visit.
  • I will set up showings in the way that’ll cause you the least inconvenience, wherever possible. In the event that you are not able to see the property in person, I’ll gladly walk you through the home virtually, using Skype or FaceTime, or anything else you prefer.
  • Once we find a property that you really like, I’ll prepare an offer and negotiate the price and terms according to what’s fair and best represents your interests.
  • I will then submit all required paperwork to all parties. I use technology to help with these more tedious aspects of buying real estate, so you’ll never have to worry about having to print, sign, fax or mail anything. Everything you’ll need to look over, sign and even change can be done electronically.
  • I will arrange for and attend inspections and appraisals and will keep you posted every step of the way by whatever means you prefer, whether by text or phone or email. Should we need to renegotiate terms or price based on the inspection – I will do so at this stage.
  • If you need any recommendations for mortgage brokers, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors, painters, roofers, electricians, attorneys, or just a great Chinese take out or a pizza joint – I’ll gladly provide you with every resource at my disposal.
  • In short – I will do everything in my power to make your purchase of a new home a seamless and hopefully, a joyous experience.

What our Buyer Clients say

Thank you for your outstanding professionalism and support throughout our home buying process. We appreciated your patience answering our questions tirelessly over and over again. You were always so far possible attainable for us. You were always available for us when possible. Despite the different time zones between United States and Germany, your communication was outstanding through telephone, skype, email and fax. The significance of your picture taking and your detailed description of the properties you viewed enabled us to decide on which home to purchase from Germany. Surprisingly to us the whole buying process was done smoothly and fast as we are now proud owners of our “Florida Vacation Home”. Thank you again. We are so happy that we have found you and would highly recommend you to anyone who is seeking your service. Greetings from Germany Petra & Erich (This review was translated from German)
Petra & Erich
Petra, I hope you know how much Chuck and I appreciated all that you did helping us find our new home. It took a while, but with your help and dedication we were successful. You definitely went the extra mile for us time and time again to make sure we ended up with what we were looking for. Chuck and I were talking the other day and he mentioned that with your help we were able to find a home that met all the criteria we were looking for. We appreciate the time you took to Skype with us when we weren’t able to be there in person. And please thank your granddaughter and husband for giving up time with you while you toured homes on our behalf. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and we thank you for all you did for us. Success!!!! Thank you.
I could tell from the start that Petra Norris not only had our best interest at heart but also took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for. We were purchasing a home in Lakeland, FL while still living in Atlanta, GA. We came to Lakeland a few times to look at homes with Petra, but as time was running short and I was unable to take time off from work, Petra went to look at homes for us. She knew exactly what we were looking for, knew our tastes and personality and found the perfect home for us. We had so much trust in Petra and her knowledge of who we are, that we put an offer in on a house, without actually having seen it. She sent pictures of the house to us and we did a Skype walk-thru of the home and agreed, that this was indeed the house for us. Petra couldn't have found a better home for us. The location is exactly what we wanted, with grocery stores, restaurants, etc.. within walking and biking distance and the home itself meets all of our needs and in fact, surpasses our expectations. Petra was there for us every step of the way, I highly recommend working with her. She takes the time to really listen and hear what her clients are looking for and she will not stop working until she has found the right home for you. Thank you again, Petra!!
Lisa and Micky Ries
When my wife and I made the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Florida we knew we were in for a daunting task. We also knew that finding the right realtor to help us was critical. We hit the jackpot when we found Petra and asked her to be are representative. Her professionalism, advice and councel was second to none. She cheerfully guided us through the entire process. She helped us find the perfect home in an excellent neighborhood and even arranged for all the needed inspections through her network of trusted contractors. If you are in need of a organized, hard working, honest realtor I could not reccomend Petra more highly. She was an absolute delight to work with and made the process of making a major life changing move go smoother than I could have ever imagined.
Mark & Karen Lorentz
Judy & I want to thank you for your professionalism, perseverance and positive attitude in negotiating our retirement home purchase. We understand that your job was made more complicated as you had to work with us from California. After jointly visiting numerous Florida homes without successfully finding the “perfect” one, with your help we choose to purchase a foreclosed home owned by Fannie Mae after we had returned to California. You handled all of the multitude of details to make our purchase happen, and you kept us fully informed while successfully managing our high expectations. Your real estate experience and understanding of how to work in this difficult and complex real estate market was invaluable, and we consider you to be an exceptional real estate broker. We unconditionally recommend you to any client who wants to work with a professional, experienced and client focused broker. Sincerely, Taylor & Judy Bell Walnut Creek, CA
Taylor & Judy Bell
She took excellent care of us and helped us find just what we were looking for . Took control of all closing and just treated us with respect and care wonderful experience
Bruce Kaltreider
I presently live in New Mexico and from the very first day I called Petra we were able to begin the "Home Purchase" process. Throughout the entire process I was completely informed of our progress, also of when and what to do. After we closed on my home Petra continued to help me get the Home ready to move in. Without her Professional help none of this would have been possible. Already decided that "if and when" I sell this Home, she will be the Realtor I contact to list my Property.
Philip L Howell
I found Petra to be patient, professional, always helpful and quick to respond to any and all questions or inquiries. I would recommend her to any and all as a trusted real estate agent.
A. Scott Cramer
I met Petra in 2012 when my partner and I went to look at a home she had listed. We were hoping to go into the rental business, but were not working with a broker at the time. Like most people we knew friends and family in the business, but this was a big step for us and we wanted experienced professional representation. We decided to use Petra and we have been thrilled with the relationship ever since. We have purchased eight more houses with her help and guidance. Petra provides great customer service. She is very flexible to meet with us around our work schedules, she answers her phone, she gives timely responses to all correspondence and she helps move the process forward. She has also provided us with numerous contacts in the industry to help us with various issues. Thanks Petra for helping us reach our goals!
Rob Burnette
My Husband and I were looking for a house on the north side of Lakeland, and when we spotted a house we wanted to look at Petra was always there to help and support us. Once we found the home we had been looking for, Petra made the entire home buying experience seamless. I highly recommend her.
Lynn Haynes
Very good at what she does I have purchased 12 houses using her services and would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house. Petra made sure I was aware of each step of the process and kept me informed.
Jeff Short
Petra assisted us greatly with the purchase of our first home. She was there every step of they way. Explaining fully and clearly the process from beginning to end and we feel she worked with us not just professionally but also on a personal level. On many occasions she went out of her way to assist us and help make the process move on quickly and efficiently. We would highly recommend Petra to anyone who may be looking for a Realtor.
Peter Stuart