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Around the Azalea Coast | Events and Happenings for December 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | Events and Happenings for December 2019

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contributed by Jen Reed

What's Up | fun and festivities

December 1, 10 a.m. Nutcracker Holiday Market | Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, Wilmington | More than 35 vendors, a visit from Santa (2:30 to 6pm), swag bags with goodies from local businesses, raffles to raise money for the local Children's Hospital, and a craft table to make cards for the children spending the holidays in the pediatric unit.

December 7, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa | KBT Realty Group | Come join us in welcoming Santa to our office at 1724 Gardner Drive, Suite 120. There will be pastry and beverages along with pictures and holiday cheer!

December 7, 2 p.m. Christmas By the Sea Parade | Oak Island Town Hall | Features a 2.4-mile route from Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The event highlights businesses and organizations in the community, and includes a float decorating contest.

December 8, 1 p.m. An 18th Century Christmas | Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow | Learn how the American colonists celebrated Christmas told by costumed interpreters providing guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church on the hour, Colonial refreshments in the Visitor Center, traditional games, and more.

December 14, 10 a.m. A Merry Little Christmas Festival | Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington | European Winter Bazaar experience with arts and craft vendors, a bonfire, lawn games, outdoors screenings of classic movies such as The Polar Express, A Christmas Story, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The grounds and barnyard will be decorated with seasonal vignettes and interactive activities for kids, and the manor house will be open for evening candlelit tours.

December 15, 5 p.m. Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show | Ocean Front Park | Featuring costumed characters performing song and dance, favorite Christmas tunes sung by an all-local cast, and appearances by Christmas characters like Frosty, Harriet Hippo, the Grinch, Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Rudolph, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus and their theatrical elves.

December 21, 4:30 p.m. Polar Express Holiday Show | Wilmington Railroad Museum | Program includes a reading of The Polar Express  with a local celebrity, a visit with Santa, and hot chocolate.

December 22, 6 p.m. Reindeer Drawn Carriage Rides | Horsedrawn Tours in downtown Wilmington presents "Reindeer" Drawn Carriage Rides featuring caroling and kids get free candy canes from Santa.


KBT Realty Group, Keller Williams Partner with Toys For Tots During the 2019 Holiday Season

Pie Day 12.jpgIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, and KBT Realty Group in association with Keller Williams Realty, is partnering with Cape Fear Marine Corps League and serving as a toy drop-off center in the 2019 Marine Toys for Tots Program. 

The Cape Fear Marine Corps League has been leading the United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots campaign since 2008. Collection boxes have been placed at Keller Williams office locations in Wilmington, Ocean Isle, and Oak Island as well as the Pointe 14 Cinema in Wilmington.

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 Drop-off your new, unwrapped toy donation

When: now until December 19, 2019

Where:            KBT Realty Group | 1724 Gardner Drive, Suite 120 | Wilmington

Keller Williams Realty | 1001 Military Cutoff, Suite 101 | Wilmington

Keller Williams Realty | 925 Seaside Road SW | Ocean Isle Beach

Keller Williams Realty | 5721 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island              

The Pointe 14 Cinema | 2223 Blockbuster Rd | Wilmington, NC

From now until December 19th you can drop-off your unwrapped toy donation at any one of our locations during regular office hours or showtimes at the Pointe 14 Cinema. We believe that creating a stronger, more responsible community starts with taking care of our local area kids. Caring about the quality of life our youth lives is why KBT Realty Group is participating in the Marine Toys for Tots Program.

“Not only does donating to our Toys for Tots campaign benefit less fortunate children living in the greater Cape Fear area, but it also gives our team an opportunity to experience the true spirit of the holiday season,” said Kirk Pugh, principal of KBT Realty Group. “There is no better feeling than giving back to the Wilmington community, and our team feels fortunate to be able to affect the lives of these children and their families in such a positive way.”

Food, Fellowship, Family, and Fun at KBT Realty

Pie Day 3.jpgKirk Pugh, Becky Brown, and Tyson Emery, pictured at right, were joined by KBT Realty team members and friends for the annual Thanksgiving Pie Day and Client Appreciation Event. More than 150 apple and pumpkin pies were shared with current and past clients in advance of the Thanksgiving day holiday. The event, which was held at the KBT Realty Group headquarters in Wilmington, was also the site of Toys For Tots donations. We are very proud to say our friends did not disappoint!

The team will finish the year with several events designed to continue to give thanks for all that has been achieved during the past four years. As we move into Year 2020, KBT Realty Group will be celebrating its fifth anniversary. Be on the lookout for your invitation and join us as we ring in a new year!


A December to Remember for KBT Realty Group

Breakfast Background.jpgWhat December would be complete without a visit from the Jolly Elf himself, Santa Claus? KBT Realty Group will be offering some holiday cheer during Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7. The event will be held at the KBT Realty Group office at 1724 Gardner Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a light breakfast of fruit, pastry, juice, and cocoa, color some holiday pictures, write Santa a letter 
of cheer, and have your picture taken with the jolly one.

No children? No problem! Bring your fur babies to have their picture taken. Space is limited, so reserve your time today. Click here to claim your spot.

We will round out the month on Thursday, December 19 as we bring an end to our campaign to collect toys for the US Marine Toys For Tots drive. The KBT Realty Group will join The Pointe 14 Cinema in Wilmington 
where we have reserved an entire auditorium for the premiere of Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker at 7 p.m.

These events are an opportunity for our team to give thanks and show gratitude for each of you who have given the KBT Realty Group a reason for being. We are grateful also to our sponsors that have made these events possible.


We hope we see you at one – or all – of these events and wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday season.


New Faces At KBT Realty Group

Jen_BC.pngKBT Realty Group is expanding its Wilmington-based real estate team to include Jennifer Reed as Director of Marketing.

Reed was most recently with Focus EduSolutions where she led the growth of its Online Program Management practice for colleges and universities throughout the country. Prior to that time, she held leadership roles in several private colleges in the Boston, Mass., area where she was responsible for the marketing and enrollment for the institutions.

She started her career as a journalist and worked in broadcast TV and radio before settling into a career as a newspaper editor. She eventually took her skills to AAA Northern New England and Homes for Our Troops. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University and a Graduate Certificate in Management from Brown University.

“I recently relocated to Wilmington and in the short time I have been here, I know this is a place I want to call my home for a very long time,” she said. “Joining KBT Realty Group has been a perfect transition for me as it will not only help me further hone by experience and skills in a new industry, it will enable me to plant the roots I am hoping as I embrace the Wilmington community.”

Joining the KBT Realty Team of Market Professionals

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Billy Thorpe

"I joined this industry because I want to provide the same experience for you, your family and friends. I work with the #1 producing team in the region of the #1 real estate company in the world. I would love the opportunity to be a great resource for you during your journey of buying, selling or investing in real estate."

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Joey Mayo


"My personal commitment to hard work and integrity, combined with a tenacity and focus on leaving no stone unturned is sure to help you accomplish your real estate goals.”

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Nancy Baldridge

“Persistence and the belief in top-notch customer service are my strengths. I look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.”

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Mariah Bosworth

“I love an opportunity to meet and connect with new people and assist them on their journey to home ownership. I chose to work with KBT Realty Group because they are consistently one of the top producing teams in our region.” 


Holiday Clutter? Not in this House! Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

The holidays are hectic enough, but when your home is on the market, it could present an additional set of challenges. It doesn’t take much time to go from a perfectly organized room to a cluttered, chaotic mess. Papers pile up on surfaces, coats and bags end up on furniture, shoe boxes and shopping bags get stuffed in the first place you can find. But if you’re proactive, you can avoid the common clutter traps. Here are five ideas for reducing clutter and keeping organized during the holiday season:

1. Have a place for the things you bring into the house each day: Do what you can do create an easy place to put your outerwear, mail, keys, phone, and the other things you bring home each day. Coat racks, mail holders, and a catch-all basket give you an easy, consistent place to put your everyday items.

2. Get a basket for once-worn clothes: There are some clothing items that may not need to be washed or put away immediately after one use, like sweaters or denim. These items often end up on the bedroom floor. Instead, put them in a specific basket for items that aren’t yet ready for the laundry room.

3. Keep kitchen tools off the counter: It’s really easy to let items pile up on the kitchen counters, and all that clutter can be frustrating when it’s ready to make a meal. To reduce clutter, use wall racks to keep cooking utensils off the counter.

4. Designate a no-clutter zone: This one’s simple. Simply choose an important surface or space (like a coffee table), clear it of clutter, and focus on keeping that one area totally organized.

5. Keep the dining room table set: Not only is a set table pleasant to the eye, but it also makes it nearly impossible for the table to gather clutter. Thanks to the plates and silverware, there’s no room for your junk mail.
In September, closed units by KBT Realty Group grew by 21% more than the Wilmington market as a whole.

KBT listings sold outpaced the market by 49%, demonstrating that our team is not just here to list your house, but SELL your house.

Listings taken by the team at KBT Realty grew by 35% more than the Wilmington market.


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