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Tuesday, August 7, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Finding a Home and Compromise: Location, Location, Location

contributed by Kirk Pugh

I once had a client tell me “I want to look out my window and see the ocean and walk out my back door and shoot my shotgun.”

If he had wanted to live in a remote area of coastal Onslow County, we might have been able to accommodate his wish. Not so much in Wrightsville Beach!

I’ve also had requests for homes in “gated communities” from people who don’t want anything to do with Home Owners Associations.

Remember the Teeter-Totter? If you recall the teeter-totter from your childhood (then you’re old, like me!), you will remember that you had to find a kid who was about your size to play; otherwise, one of you would spend a lot of time pushing up only to repeatedly land hard on your rear end!

I was something of a daredevil as a kid, so it wasn’t uncommon to find me straddling the pivot-point with one foot on each side, distributing my weight from one foot to the other to make the teeter-totter wobb ...

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Thursday, August 2, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

The Simple Way to Make A Million in Real Estate

contributed by Kirk Pugh

Q: How can I make $1,000,000 in Real Estate?

A: Start with $3,000,000 (and $113,000,000 in sales).

Much of the general public thinks of Realtors as part-time Vanna Whites.

All you need to do is stick a sign in the yard, open a door or two and voila - payday!

We’ve all seen the ads that say “Over $1 Billion Sold!” and even the dueling print ads that claim “On the first and third Tuesday of the month we sell more yellow houses than all of our competitors combined!” I often wonder if the average person looks at a flashy advertisement and thinks to himself, “Wow, 3% of $12 gazillion dollars is a lot of commission to earn for opening a few doors and sticking a couple of signs in the yard.”

This is not a commentary on commission, rather an example of how a typical day in the life of a Realtor is spent and how the dollars are earned.

Let’s do a math problem together.

We’ll use as our ...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Live Music in Wilmington NC Enriches the Community

contributed by Tracy Draughon

The answer to a longer life might be as simple as going to see your favorite band live

We’re proud of our home here on the Southeastern Coast of North Carolina. Cape Fear residents are passionate about the lifestyle and bounty offered by the thriving communities of Wilmington and the beaches. Enriched by the remarkable selection of dining and entertainment, we are always ready to engage with our positive and upbeat community.

The natural beauty of the Greater Wilmington area is enhanced by the cultural scenes of food and entertainment... music being one of our biggest offerings! Live music in Wilmington NC enriches the community, and there is a wide variety of options for music lovers, from Blues to jazz, and piano bars to outdoor concert venues.

We all know the salt air is good for our health and it’s been confirmed that attending concerts regularly might help you live longer and improve your well-being, as well.

Accordi ...

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Monday, July 30, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Not Your Usual Real Estate Video: David Letterman Parody

Tyson Emery, realtor/broker with KBT Realty, brings you the "Top 10 Reasons You Should Buy This House," featuring the home at 2962 South Magellan Boulevard in Bolivia North Carolina.

Top 10 Reasons You Should Buy This House:

1. The bathroom fits four people.
2. You don't share? There are tons of closets.
3. You're claustrophobic: lots of porches.
4. The kitchen has three sinks.
5. The upstairs hallway is a bowling alley.
6. Every bedroom is a "master."
7. Beat movie theater prices with a home theater. Just bring the screen and your popcorn.
8. Don't need curtains. Shade, trees, privacy, and funky-shaped windows.
9. Don't worry about forgetting to lock up. This is a gated community.
10. You're undecided. Wilmington. Myrtle Beach.

Watch the home tour video: https://youtu.be/l77hPdRhndk

Nestled conveniently between Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4464 sq ft home is listed at $595,000. Built in 2008, this conch-style ...

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Thursday, July 26, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Teams: The Evolution of Service

What is a Real Estate Team?

contributed by Kirk Pugh

The more important question might be: why should you care?

To understand why a team is important, let’s look at a day in the life of a single, stand-alone agent.

Stand-alone Agents
Billy Broker arrives at work every day by 8 am with his coffee, water, laptop and cell phone. This time of day is when the magic happens: calling current and potential clients, talking to people he’s met and others he hasn’t to ask, “Who do you know that wants to buy, sell or invest in real estate?”

By 11 am, his calls are done and new appointments set, so he prepares for meetings by completing his financial analysis and checking the register of deeds and tax records to fully understand the properties he will be discussing today. Some afternoons he might attend listing appointments, and others he might take a single buyer for an extended property tour.

Afternoons often turn into evenings, especially ...

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