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Monday, September 24, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Hurricane Florence: Amidst Downed Trees and Flood Waters, Self-Care Is Critical Too

Amidst downed trees, leaking ceilings, and flood damage, it is important to remember that self-care is critically important, too. 

After a week of Hurricane Florence clean-up, and four intense days of KW Cares disaster recovery volunteer work, we are finding ourselves reminding each other to take a break and take care of ourselves. It's okay to have a quiet, "selfish" moment, and focus on your own well-being. It's the put-your-own-oxygen-mask-on-first strategy for dealing with trauma.

Staying Balanced as You Assess Your Living Situation
This is the week that the reality of our living situations is hitting many people full force. In our neighborhoods, we are finding out about Hurricane Florence's real destruction. Surprise: many homes that look fine from the outside are destroyed on the interior. Each one is a new, sad, realization.

For those of us with minimal property damage, there is a clear path to getting back to normal. Fallen trees can be removed and new trees pl ...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

KW Cares Poised to Assist Thousands of Keller Williams Realty Associates with Hurricane Florence Relief

What: KW Cares Hurricane Florence Relief 
Who: KW associates + immediate families
When: Friday, September 21, 8 a.m.        
Where: 306 Old Dairy Road, Wilmington

The Keller Williams Realty Hurricane Florence relief initiative, KW Cares, will begin distributing supplies, equipment, emergency stipends, and volunteer support to Cape Fear Keller Williams associates when the KW Cares command center opens on Friday, September 21, at 8 a.m. 

The KW Cares command center is located at 306 Old Dairy Road in Wilmington North Carolina. KW Cares coordinators are working with storm-affected families to ensure that support addresses needs. Volunteers off-loaded four semi-truck trailers of massive pallets of hurricane supplies on Thursday, filling long aisles in the warehouse donated for the effort by George Taylor, Chairman of TRU Colors Brewing, and Untappd, Inc. Volunteers will remain in the Cape Fear area to assist with clean up, repair, a ...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Hurricane Florence Disaster Resources: Connecting Community

Dealing with downed trees, damaged homes, destroyed vehicles, and property loss is stressful enough. Finding information to connect with the resources you need shouldn't add to that stress. Without fully charged devices, and limited internet connectivity or access to electric, just starting is daunting.

You will need to begin the process of finding information on resources and services, registering, and being informed.

Here is a list to get you started on the path of getting back home, assessing assistance available, procedures you need to follow, and options for mitigating your losses:

North Carolina Department of Transportation

New Hanover County Travel Information and Road Closures

New Hanover County Emergency Information

Brunswick County Emergency Services News

Pender County H ...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence: Connecting Community

Hurricane Florence has very slowly made her way out of the Cape Fear region, but the storm's effects and subsequent flooding will be felt for weeks and months. We continue to hope for everyone’s safety and the best outcomes possible.

Wilmington and the surrounding beach towns, from Southport to Carolina Beach and Topsail, have begun the process of assessing damage, cleaning up, and restoring our beautiful neighborhoods. Electricity and internet are coming back to life, block-by-block. The logistics of access to basics like gas and food are falling into place.

The sense of community here is strong, as we have seen in the hundreds of social media messages promising #WilmingtonStrong #CapeFearStrong and #HurricaneFlorenceRecovery.

The entire team at KBT Realty Group is here to help.

We are putting our community connections to work getting information, assistance, and resource referrals to everyone who needs them. We are busy at the “KBT command center” - ...

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

The Business of Real Estate: The Hobbyist versus The Professional

The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials estimates that there are about 2 million active real estate licensees in the United States. The median gross income of Realtors was $39,800 in 2017. That’s the median gross income, which means that more than half of licensed Realtors made less than $39,800. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only the top 10% of Realtors earned more than $109,500.* A significantly smaller percentage reports the type of income that many people think of when they imagine the glamorous life of hobnobbing with the super wealthy, buying and selling million dollar homes.

Steve Williams, director of sales for KBT Realty Group, observes that the large number of Realtors making below the median income is an outgrowth of the "hobbyist" mentality: failing to work at the profession of real estate.

Steve has worked as a full service Realtor, advising clients who are both selling and purchasing real estate. He recruits and interviews for the ...

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