• Allison Adams


    Lake Homes Realty


 My husband Chad and I live on and sell Lake Tuscaloosa.
We specialize in the Lake Tuscaloosa area, Northport with Northwood Lakes, Lake Nicol, Bankhead Lake, Million Dollar Lake as well as homes in the surrounding areas.
I can help you find a home ANYWHERE IN ALABAMA, and I have a specialty helping BUYERS specifically searching for Lakefront property.
As an interior design graduate from The University of Alabama and registered designer since 1997 (#250) in Alabama I love ambitious "seekers" who want to take a diamond in the rough and make it their own.
While showing I can create floorplans ON THE SPOT so you can envision "taking out this wall" or "adding that feature". (I am NOT an architect, but can help you see homes in new ways and will connect you with the right person to get the job done.
See our link to the Home Builder's Association Resources in the Buyer tab.
I can help you get an estimate from a professional so you have an idea of the cost before you buy the home. 
EVERY REALTOR is different. You have to find the one that works best for you.
As an Accredited buyer's representative (ABR), I continue to learn the best methods for getting you the most current information so you can make the best decision. I can do the groundwork for you (if out of town) with live video stream or video posts so you can get a feel for the home without ever leaving your home.
My CPA husband, Chad and REALTOR with Lake Homes Realty can also help potential home buyers understand their budget and address any financing hurdles before wasting your time for a showing or I can get you in touch with a list of good sources in Tuscaloosa. 
Homes are bought and sold more than 85% through local sites, and our real estate market is no exception. 
BUYERS: TEXT an address you find and I usually send a report within the hour on that home.
It helps if you fill out the form online or email me with a description of what you are looking for and we can make an appointment to see them at your convenience.
About For Sale By Owner Listings.
Buyers, if you see a home that is FSBO, I can contact them to make appointments and help you get more information about the home and negotiate in most cases.
It may seem that you will save money by purchasing a home on your own. But will it? After you have decided you want the home, you will need to create a contract. If you are familiar with Alabama Law (a Buyer Beware state) and forget to note a clause for inspections, you may not have a way to get out of the deal should an unforseen issue arise.
As Realtors® we have access to a list of professionals who can help you create estimates, inspections, repairs and services. If you are from out of town it may be difficult to schedule these. 
Then, at the negotiation stage, you will have noone to help get the deal resolved should some differences arise.  
Please see this link to see the benefit of using a REALTOR in Alabama as you buy or sell a home.
If you have other questions you may contact the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors®.
Whether buying or selling, I'd love to help you make your next MOVE!

How I Serve Buyers

The services of real estate agents are similar when it comes to working with buyers. However I receive high marks and recommendations from my past buyer clients because I take buyer real estate services to the next level. 


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Check out how I combine normal search assistance with automated email alerts to find the perfect home for you.
Getting-the-Best-Financing.jpg Getting the Best Financing
It’s difficult to qualify for the best mortgage financing and jump through lenders’ hoops, so I help you to find the best mortgages for your needs. 
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You’re not left to fend for yourself when you make that first offer to purchase. Before that I’ve given you data and guidance to make sure that you’re on the right track to a good deal. MY GOAL is to help my buyers be the most informed that they can be. Alabama is a BUYER BEWARE state. I give YOU the tools to make YOUR decision.
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More negotiations usually crop up after you’ve agreed on a price, and they’re normally the result of inspections and necessary repairs. I am experienced and ready to help.
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Owning a home is great, but you want to protect that ownership as well. I’ll explain how title insurance works and help you to insure your ownership.
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The great number of delivery deadlines, documents and tasks involved in a real estate closing will all be coordinated by me and my closing staff.

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Success Stories
  • Highly likely to recommend 02/03/2015 - herringlorie Bought a home in 2014 in Sommerville, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise:5 Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills:5 After a bad experience on a "For Sale by Owner" working with Allison made the buying process so much easier. She understood the importance of our budget and only showed listings within our budget.

  • Highly likely to recommend 04/20/2015 - dcook5983 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Duncanville, AL. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise: 5Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills:5 alison was very friendly, and would go out of her way to get us a showing or show us a house to fit our needs. great experience! she also answered our phone calls or text very promptly there was no waiting around.

  • Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Brookwood, AL. Local knowledge:5 Process expertise:5 Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills: 5 Allison was the ONLY agent that contacted me back out of 6. She was super flexible and accommodated every want or need. She sent me info on every house I inquired without getting pre-approved, while all other agents would not even speak with us until doing so. We fell in love with the very first house we viewed. Everything fell into place and we got everything we wanted. To make things even easier, her husband,Chad Adams just happens to be the finance bank guy so you get two for the price of one! She sold us the house and he financed it. He was extremely down to earth and made things very easy for us. I absolutely recommend Allison and Chad if you are looking to buy a house!! Thanks so much! Hope we remain in touch you guys are great people!!

    New Mom
  • Highly likely to recommend 03/01/2016 - josephbrentbonner Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Northport, AL. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise: 5Responsiveness: 5Negotiation skills: 5After a mutual friend gave me Allison's information, we set off on a the house buying journey. She was by far accommodating in my search for the perfect house for me. She did a magnificent job learning what I was really looking for in a house and I think we looked at almost every house in Tuscaloosa until I found the perfect one for me! Did I mention she was patient!!!

    B. Bonner
  • Highly likely to recommend 02/26/2016 - ambuh11 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Northport, AL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Allison is awesome!!! She helped us with everything we needed to get us the perfect home!!! I highly recommend her!!! She can help you with all your house needs!

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