Monday, October 5, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Here’s the ideal situation: you and your agent coordinate the sale of the house you are currently living in with the purchase of your new home.
Today, the biggest objection to putting a house on the market is being able to find and close on your new home. You may be concerned that you won't find the perfect next home, or that you won't be able to make an offer and win, or that your financing won't move smoothly.
In a fast-paced market, you are most likely confident that you will sell your current home. You are likely to have multiple offers - at or above list price - within a matter of days. And, it won’t be a problem to find a new home, one that you will love even more than the one you are selling.
Having your offer on a new home accepted and timing the close with the sale of your current home is the real challenge.
What if my house sells so quickly I end up homeless?
The most common question agents have been hearing this year is, “I’m afraid ...
Monday, September 21, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Call KBT, and the person who most likely picks up the phone is Janine Pugh, Director of Client Development. "Of the Kirk and Janine Pugh marriage, I'm definitely the social one," Janine laughs. "I love being able to talk with people and connect with them."
With a personality that is, as she describes it, very chatty, very outgoing, and very personable, Janine is perfectly suiting for her role at KBT.
For five years, Janine has been working with people who register on the KBT Realty Group website. If they are considering moving to the southeastern coastal North Carolina area, she is one of the first people at KBT that they are going to interact with.
Janine's job is to work with prospective buyers to determine which communities they are considering, what their lifestyle is going to be like when they get to the Wilmington area, and to help them narrow down the types of neighborhoods they are thinking about, as well as the types of homes they are thinking about. ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Becky Holt Brown, Broker/Realtor, shares what she loves about the four bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,689 square foot, brick home at 109 Legacy Oaks Drive in Wallace, North Carolina.
What is unique about this property?
This is a custom-built home situated on two lots and overlooks the 9th hole of "the Landings Golf Course." The front vista of the home is truly beautiful, with the four-column portico, the rich dark wood of the double front doors, and the wide, columned, rocking chair front porch.
Which room do you love the most and what is special about it?
I love the family room, it is spacious yet comfortable. The fireplace and beautiful wood floors make the room inviting and warm, while the towering ceiling and beams raise the profile of the entire space.
What most surprised you when you first saw this home?
I love the mature, natural style landscaping AND the pool is great with the Synlawn system.
What is the neighborhoo ...
Friday, July 24, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Suddenly it hits you: To get your dream home, you are going to have to build it.
Buying land and working with a home builder to construct the home that matches all of your personal specifications is an exciting endeavor. It is also a longer process than buying a ready-built home, and one that requires a vastly different timeline and resources.
"The old adage of “location, location, location” absolutely applies when choosing the right homesite for your new dream home," advises Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group. "You cannot change the neighbors, you cannot move the woods, or the pond, and except for doing some landscaping, you cannot change your views – make sure all of those things are considered as you look at your options."
Finding the Right Piece of Property
Before you beginning looking at homesites, think about how you will use your home.
"I suggest that people have a clear idea of how they want to live in their new ho ...
Friday, June 26, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Summer Fun Giveaway Winners
KBT agents talked with almost 400 friends and clients during the Summer Fun phonathon on June 24. The event was our opportunity to tell everyone how much we appreciate your trust and your business while we do what we love: help our clients buy and sell homes.
In addition to having great conversations, everyone who called KBT was entered into the Summer Fun raffle. Winners of the great prize packages are:
Movies Under the Stars equipment and refreshment machines (sponsored by Shaw Real Estate), Lydia H.
Be Cool Yeti cooler & party grill (sponsored by Wells Insurance), Branden O.
Summer Ready & Gorgeous (sponsored by Baylee Leigh at Head to Toe Day Spa), Phylis S., Renee R., and Katlyn M.
Fresh and Clean (sponsored by Citrus Cans), Alan S.
On the Water inflatable paddle board package, Sheila A.
Backyard Sports games, Aaron D.
Go Fishing kayak and accessories, Olivia H.
Bahama Beach Bonanza, Jamie I.
Sun and ...