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Tuesday, July 10, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

What If Your Wilmington Home Came with an Award-Winning Chef?

Home buyers always start the search with a list of must-haves for their new home: open concept main floor, master ensuite, granite countertops, privacy fence. The more of those must-haves a real estate agent can check-off, the closer a client moves to a home-buying decision.

Then there's that other list, those new home items that are more fantasy than reality. Every home-buyer has them. Infinity pool. Boat dock (with a boat). Gourmet kitchen (with an award-winning personal chef). 

Odds are, your new home won't come with an award-winning chef, but if you buy a home in Wilmington NC, you will have an impressive lineup of culinary talent just steps from your front door. 

The Cape Fear area has been diligently growing its foodie scene for the last decade. Local restaurants attract top caliber culinary talent and boast innovative menus. With a full calendar of food-related events, festivals, advanced level cooking classes, food truck rodeos, and local chef competitions ...

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Thursday, July 5, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

What KBT Realtors Do is Open Doors

contributed by Kirk Pugh


People from all walks of life enter the real estate profession: college kids, housewives, stockbrokers, attorneys - all for different reasons and all with different goals.



Experience, knowledge, professionalism and communication are the things that both buyers and sellers most look for when selecting a realtor.



A KBT Realtor’s Life


There are some common misconceptions about the real estate industry circulated by both the consumer and by those who choose to join our ranks. Surprisingly, agents that don’t communicate effectively or in a timely manner is one of the most frequently cited consumer complaints.



In the “I want it now” society in which we live today, most consumers expect instant gratification. Whether it is 7 am or 11 pm, if a realtor doesn’t answer their phone on the second ring, many people will simply dial until someone answers. As realtors, we check our email at 6 am when we wake up and ...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Show Your Front Door a Little Love: Southern Charm to Help Sell Your House

Every list of tips for selling your home includes updating the front door. Showing your front door a little love can help boost your home value and increase buyer-appeal. A great door color and stand-out accents will help make your house the prettiest one on the block. Throw in a dose of Southern charm, and your front door can be a real show-stopper.



Infusing your front door update with charming Southern style may help sell your house. Because the front door is a small space with a huge impact, you can invest a modest amount of money to leverage a big bang. 



Essential updates

Check your front door and hardware with a critical eye. Is your door past its prime? Replace it with a stylish, quality solid core door. Look for interesting features in a new door that work with the architectural style and age of your home: decorative glass patterns, between-the-glass blinds, detailed trim, draft protection. Tired, wobbly door knobs ...

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