By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. – RiverWinds Community Center hosted a First Time Home Buyers seminar hosted by Jamilah Damiani alongside Lisa Reed and Jazmyn Miller-Gibbs.
All three ladies are passionate about sharing information especially to first time home buyers about things to look out for during the process of looking and purchasing a home. Reed, of Berkshire Hathaway, emphasized an ethical code when serving as a realtor during her presentation; it’s a moral code of the utmost importance to her.
“I bought a home about ten years ago, and I did not have anyone to represent me, and it was a disaster!” said Reed. “This is the biggest purchase you’re going to make so make sure you get someone ethical and aligns with your values. When I get a first time home buyer, they know nothing, but, by the end, they spit back the knowledge I gave them.”
Miller-Gibbs of Abode Above Interiors is the interior designer of the group, and her main objective was to inform the first time home buyers of red flags to avoid in a home from an interior designer’s perspective.
“Red flags are structural issues, major electrical or plumbing issues, and infestations,” Gibbs said. “Some pluses are a high ceiling and plentiful windows and a good structural base. “Things like these are all good pluses,” said Gibbs.
Damiani, of Keller Williams, emphasized generational wealth when buying a home and encouraged people to start buying over renting.
“We can’t leave an apartment to our children,” Damiiani said. “We leave homes to our children, that’s what we do.”
The sponsors for the event were MAG Development, Anderson Living Group, Nation One Mortgage Corporation, Bold Inspections, and BlandaScaping. Jamilah Damiani, Lisa Reed, and Jazmyn Miller-Gibbs are definitely What’s Good in South Jersey this week.
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