Monday, February 22, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Salina Wilkins began her photographic journey in 1993 in the Marine Corps as a Combat Photographer shooting black & white film and creating products in the darkroom. She ended her military career over twenty years later as a Visual Information Officer, having taught photography to hundreds of Department of Defense students and managed visual projects in the photographic, cinematographic, and graphic arts fields.
Salina's portfolio includes studio portraiture, military training and exercises, criminal investigative and forensic photography, event documentation, weddings, and natural light family photography. Since 2019, she has been doing real estate photography.
She often jokes that if she was able to capture amazing and sharp images of active Marines training and also toddlers on-the-go, stunning photos of stationary homes are a breeze!
Salina has found a new passion in showcasing properties through her lens. She believes her inherent attention-to-detail and we ...
Monday, January 11, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams, in Wilmington North Carolina, reflects on 2020, a year which is in now in hindsight.
Eight days into 2021, and Kirk sees that the new year has started with a bang.
2020 was a challenging year for everybody on many different levels, although in real estate not one, Kirk reflects. Instead of talking about numbers, success, and patting the KBT Realty Group team on the back, suffice it to say, Kirk notes, that Wilmington North Carolina has a fast-paced, rapidly growing, dynamic real estate market that is extremely beneficial for sellers right now.
Certainly we can sell a house for top-dollar, in this market, in Wilmington, today, Kirk says. The challenge is, where does that seller go? Are they trading laterally, are they downsizing either from a location standpoint or a pricing standpoint?
For sellers today making a decision about selling, is the value of the sale great enough to buy you out of the pa ...
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 ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / by Anne Rose
contributed by Jen Reed
The end of the year can often spark some soul-searching. What happened in your life over the past 12 months—good and bad? What would you like to achieve during the year ahead? Lose weight? Travel? Try something new? Perhaps you want to find yourself a new home?
Don’t wish. Make it happen.
Could you use an extra room, or more space in your kitchen? Does your current place need a new roof or windows? If you’re spending time trying to figure out which walls to knock down and how to make improvements so your home presents a better fit for your lifestyle, maybe it’s time to find a new home that fits your needs.
At KBT Realty Group, we see a lot of people make good on their plans to move out of a home that isn’t their ideal and into one that becomes their happy place. As the year winds down, we encounter determined people who have decided to fulfill the promise they made to themselves to make this dream happen by the n ...
Friday, June 28, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Rebecca Robbins, Broker, Realtor with the KBT Realty Group, and her dog Mazy. Rebecca is new to the KBT Team in Wilmington NC.
Rebecca loves Wilmington, and the Cape Fear area's dog-friendly attributes a are high on the list of reasons she chooses to live here. She tries to take Mazy with her everywhere she goes. From parks, outdoor restaurants, beer gardens, farmers' markets, and even many retail stores, options for dog owners are numerous.
One of Rebecca's favorite places to walk with Mazy is Smith Creek Park, off Gordon Road. Smith Creek Park offers a beautiful dog-friendly walking trail. In the summer, the park trail is particularly inviting in the evening when the temperature has cooled a bit and the sun is ready to set. Smith Creek Park is near Murrayville, and Rebecca loves showing clients homes that any dog would approve of.
Originally from Durham NC, Rebecca moved to Wilmington in 2008 to go to college and fell in love with city. She has been in real estate ...