1st Real Estate Agents

Ronald Hayes

Realtor / Broker / Owner

(C) 256-302-4166

(O) 256-486-3775

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Patricia Swindle


(C) 256-744-6225

(O) 256-486-3775

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As Qualifying Broker/Owner of 1st Real Estate LLC I have helped hundreds of Customers either find their dream home or sell their home

I have Listed/Marketed REO properties, both residential and commercial for: JPMorgan Chase, Citi Mortgage, M & T Bank, Single Source, Green River Capital, Specialized Asset Management, Selene Finance , Old Republic, Computershare, SkyhillREO, Carrington Property Services, Dakota Asset,
Fay Servicing, Quicken Loans, Keystone Asset, Olympus Asset, USRES, Caliber Home Loans, Vanderbilt Mortgage, Kondaur Capital, VAREP, Stonecrest an Alta Residential. 

Education: Bachelors in Bus Administration, Samford Univ. Grad work in finance from both Samford and Univ of Alabama. I hold an Alabama Appraisal Lisc. (currently inactive due to brokerage work). I have completed countless Certification courses and  continuing Education classes to stay up to date with our industry

For the last several years I have ranked in the top 2% of active agents across North Alabama in terms of number of units sold , according to MLS records.
Prior experience has included Professional Photography, Producing a weekly newspaper, Operating a Graphics Design/Commercial Printing business for 30 years and 10 years buying/rehabbing/managing/selling small apartment properties. These varied experiences provide excellent background for all phases of the preparation and marketing of Distressed Properties.

Let me put my experience to work for you!


A Google Screened Realtor!

In 2012, I purchased my first foreclosure property, which began my adventure and love for all things real estate. 

Today, I have an extensive background in real estate as a licensed Alabama realtor and investor, as well as more than ten years of legal experience with closing documents and title insurance for commercial and residential real estate. 

While I have the knowledge to help you with your real estate needs, I also work with a team of professionals who help to make the experience as pleasant as possible.    A real estate purchase is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime.  Make sure you have someone who looks out for your best interest and who has the knowledge and experience to help you. 

The best compliment you could give is to allow me to help you with your real estate needs or to refer me.

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