raleigh realestate: How to Maximize the Sale of your Home- Part 3 of 5 - 11/16/09 01:28 PM
 IF you missed Part 1 or Part 2 of this series feel free to review and come back!
 
 
Step 5:  Take the U out of your HOUSE
 
Earlier in this series I mentioned that selling can be emotional.  The home you’ve lived in has memories, your belongings and it’s your safe haven.  Realtors know this, but it’s not our job to sell you; it’s our job to sell your home.  Don’t take offense if we’re harsh or insistent on asking you to take down photos or remove belongings.  We are trying to help you detach from your home … (2 comments)

raleigh realestate: How to Maximize the Sale of your Home- Part 1 of 5 - 11/14/09 11:22 AM
If you’re considering selling a home in the Raleigh, North Carolina area my team would be more than happy to answer any questions.  This blog is meant to aide you in moving forward in your decision.
 
 
Seller Series Blog:
 
The decision to sell a home can be exciting, scary, overwhelming and emotional.  It’s not always based upon a positive situation in your life, but you have to look at the big picture.    Moving on or moving up is the next step on your path to a better future.  Things happen that are out … (0 comments)

raleigh realestate: Another Home SOLD in Cary, North Carolina! - 10/30/09 03:46 PM
Congratulations to my sellers today.  Smooth closing!  Selling a home can be exciting and emotional.  I wish them the best of luck as they move on to their next path in life!  One door closes for another to open.
 

I've sold ALL of my Cary, NC area listings recently and I need more!!  I'm still getting calls from buyers and and would love to save some sellers money on commissions by matching a buyer.  There are many homes for sale in Cary NC but I'm always looking to help more moves happen.
If you're thinking about selling your home … (0 comments)

raleigh realestate: Uhhh, Mr. Seller your home is 100k overpriced - 10/29/09 09:50 AM
I've been helping a buyer client look in the half million dollar range in North Raleigh.  We've viewed several custom homes off Creedmoor Rd and Norwood Rds.  There are a TON of properties to choose from but nothing that screams deal.
Well, my buyer called a few days ago and found a really neat home around Wildwood Golf Course that they wanted to see.  We checked it out.  Unique, yes.  Good condition, yes.  Geat upgrades, yes. Nice lot size, totally...it was over an acre.
The sellers had upgraded the kitchen above an beyond what I would have ever suggested, but it … (4 comments)

raleigh realestate: Google + Tweets+ Local Info = BUSINESS for me! - 10/21/09 04:56 PM
Google, Tweet and find me faster!
Tweet, tweet says I!  If you'd like to propose real time information to your clients, potential buyers and sellers or just reach out to folks who haven't embraced all that the social media world offers...your words will now reach people faster than ever.
 
Think about someone looking for a Foreclosure in (Your Area)...you can post a specific property and there's a potential that they will see a short Twitter post instead of that blog post, that takes you minutes (or hours for some) to type up.  Quick info, quick response will equal an increased … (125 comments)

raleigh realestate: Social Media No No's - 10/15/09 11:50 AM
How often do you receive a FRIEND REQUEST on Facebook from someone you don't know?  Do you accept it?
How often do you track someone on Twitter who just has good info or witty comments?
 
What is the draw to meeting new people or tracking new products and services? 
As an expert in Raleigh Real Estate here in North Carolina, how can I offer value to help the public? 
 
I personally think people misunderstand social media to be an ADVERTISING HEAVEN!  That isn't the case...
It's about building value, establishing yourself as a trusted information source and providing … (5 comments)

raleigh realestate: Several Reasons to Relocate to Raleigh - 10/09/09 11:28 AM
http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/08/smartest-cities-in-america/ 
 
CNN research ranked Raleigh/Durham, NC as the smartest city!  Interesting information about my area.  I relocated here for college in 1995 and I was amazed at all the benefits the area offered.
2 hours to the beach 3 hours to the mountains Easy access to Interstates to head North or South (and it's about half way) Job and Career Opportunities that are growing daily Inexpensive Taxes compared to other areas in the country Knowledge flowing with TONS of College's and Universities within 30 miles Nightlife and Events for all types of ages Family Friendly towns with bigger city … (0 comments)

raleigh realestate: Climbing the Ladder - 10/09/09 09:47 AM

I just logged on and noticed I move up a spot on the AR list of Raleigh, NC Realtors!  I broke the top 10 in Raleigh but now I'm up to 7.  I'm super excited and I just wanted to give a big WHOO HOO to everyone out there.  It's dedication and time but well worth the return.  Just the education for home buyers, new agents and home sellers is priceless.
This site has given me so many tips, tools and inspiration to continue in a business that can be rough.  It's been a joy to read others thoughts and … (3 comments)

raleigh realestate: Who knew Cornhole could be a networking opportunity?! - 10/08/09 03:12 PM
 
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raleigh realestate: Do Realtors get Sick Days? - 09/28/09 11:24 AM
It’s Monday morning and I feel awful.  I hate to admit it but I wish I had a 9-5 job today.  I’ve been battling the flu for 4 days now and I think the flu is winning!  I’m the worst at allowing myself a day off just to rest.  I feel guilty when I know home buyers have questions, my listings and sellers want answers and feedback on showings.  Ughh…I just want to hide and climb into bed.  Someone bring me some tea, my laptop, a few movies and maybe a popsicle or two.  I just want to take a nap … (4 comments)

raleigh realestate: "Social Media Mumbo Jumbo"...Dear Agent, thanks for saying NO - 09/16/09 12:53 PM
Dear Agent, Here's my THANK YOU AND VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE for not taking social media serious. I'm not saying face to face marketing is dead, but it's certainly dying. Since you didn't heed my warnings in those office meetings, I'm taking over the net while you sit and wait for the phone to ring. My new listing campaign (it's all web based) will reach thousands of people who are relocating to my area while the tiny ad, that cost you hundreds, will sit unread each week in the classifieds or real estate section of the paper. To all the folks who … (0 comments)

 
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