BY AMY HILL
PHOTOS BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY
Suffering from cabin fever after being cooped up inside of your home for months? Maybe it’s time for a change of scenery. Why not upgrade to a home with a bigger backyard for the kids, or maybe even one that includes extra space for that home gym you’ve been talking about for the last five years while your exercise bike is collecting dust in the corner? As one of the top three best Realtors in the triad on social media, Kayla Berry Realtor/Broker has a passion for assisting prospective property sellers and buyers. Thinking of placing your home on the market? You’re in luck – Kayla believes that now is the perfect time to sell your home. Current trends show that buyers are hungry to get a property under contract and are making offers over the asking price. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, Kayla and The Banner Team at eXp Realty in Winston-Salem may have just the skillset you need.
Growing up with Realtors for parents, Kayla has always had an eye for real estate. At only eight years old, she was accompanying her mother, Jerri Banner, to open houses to distribute fliers and help sell homes. In 2015, Kayla joined The Banner Team at eXp Realty as an assistant, which inspired her to earn her broker license. She began taking classes to earn her license when she discovered that she was pregnant, which caused her to question whether she should continue working towards her goal. Two years later, however, Kayla earned her license in 2017 and was ready to jumpstart her career in real estate with The Banner Team.
While the education Kayla received during the pre-licensing process was great preparation for her career, she highly values hands-on experience and believes that she learns the most on the job. Kayla and her fellow team members at eXp Realty offer the best marketing available to sellers and are notorious for their top-notch technology. The team’s lead generation is unmatched, using a targeted marketing approach to reach buyers. Kayla explains, “We’re able to get your property in front of endless amounts of buyers in our area, in addition to advertising your property on all of our social media platforms.”
The Banner Team, founded by Jerri Banner, is staffed with professionals specializing in areas such as new construction, residential properties, and more. Kayla’s relationship with her colleagues, including her mother, is one of her favorite aspects of her job as a broker. Although many individuals may cringe at the thought of working so closely with a parent, this is far from the case for Kayla. According to Kayla, “My mother is our team leader and is a wonderful mentor to the agents on our team.” Kayla never hesitates to ask her fellow team members questions about their past transaction experience, which has helped her gain knowledge in order to sharpen her real estate skills and provide her clients with the best advice for snagging their dream home.
If you’re ready to sell but can’t seem to find a listing that catches your eye, there is no need to be concerned. New construction is on the rise, which allows clients to have control and customize their homes as desired. If you’re a current apartment renter tired of paying monthly rent to your landlord, ditch the studio apartment and become a homeowner. Kayla recommends that first-time homebuyers look for properties that can be easily sold in the future for when first-time buyers want to upgrade to their forever home.
Looking to work with Kayla in finding your next home? Email KaylaBerryHomes@gmail.com or visit her website at KaylaBerry.exprealty.com for more information. Follow her on Facebook and check out her Instagram page at @KBBBROKER to stay up to date on the latest listings from Kayla and her team. Call or text Kayla at (336) 528-3333 for any other inquiries.