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Perfect Home, Perfect Location

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Completely updated ranch in popular Lakemont.  Move in ready and lovingly maintained, this home has everything you need.  New kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, stacked stone fireplace, English garden, and storage.  Great location in North Hills, close to shopping, dining and entertainment.  Easy commute to downtown, RTP, RDU, 440 and 540.  Must see!!!!

 
 
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I just joined Thumbtack

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I just joined a new way to meet clients.  It is called Thumbtack. See it here:

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My New Commercial is Ready!

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Loving my new commercial.  Its my first professionally edited video and I think it rocks.  Let me know what you think!

Things to Do in Greater Raleigh in December

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Lots of things to do around Raleigh this Holiday season. Get out and enjoy what Raleigh has to offer.

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A Christmas Carol in Raleigh, N.C.Artful Holiday Traditions

Jingle all the way to Greater Raleigh to create new and artful holiday traditions for your family. Take delight in two time-honored performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (12/19-28) and Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol (12/10-14).

You’ll be captivated and fascinated by the awe-inspiring grace, grandeur and mysterious illusions of Carolina Ballet’s production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This season will be spectacular as Robert Weiss again combines the beauty of ballet with a little Las Vegas magic. You can also catch one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast,” A Christmas Carol in Raleigh. Celebrate the musical comedy’s 40th anniversary as this classic performance is sure to warm hearts of all ages. Both productions are bona fide Raleigh holiday traditions and are inspiring ways for adults and children to share…

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Underestimate Keller Williams at your own risk by Brad Inman

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I chose Keller Williams because if its training and the number of successful agents that came from KW. Keller Williams continues to impress me. The training is top notch and I can always count on other agents in my office to help me through something I may not have a firm understanding. I would never consider another agency.

Beautiful home in Moss Creek in Wake Forest

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Does my home need be show ready before listing?

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I get this question – a lot.  Sellers are anxious to get their homes on the market and get it sold.  They want to move on with their lives.

The answer is quite simply, “Yes”.  Patience Pays! Why?  Here are seven reasons:

1) My photographer will be there.  He will take photos to highlight your homes features.  These photos will be syndicated on 1000’s of websites.  It will be the first opportunity more than 90% of homebuyers see your home. Your home needs to be in the best shape possible for these photos.

2) Getting your home “show ready” is more than minor touch ups of paint.  It includes decluttering, repairing trim, staging, maintenance (especially sewer if you have one), landscaping, replacing old carpet, etc.  If buyers walk in and see things that are not in proper order, they will over estimate the amount required to fix them and undervalue your home.

3) Even with the low inventory, buyers are still looking for a deal.  They are willing to wait for the right house or the right community. Many have just enough for the down payment and don’t have extra money to throw in for that new carpet or to paint the house.

4) Put yourself into the buyer’s perspective.  If you were shown two homes; one in great condition and one that needed a couple thousand dollars worth of work, which would you choose?

5) Homes that are show ready sell faster and for higher amounts than those that aren’t.  Even if you agree to fix items during due diligence and while the home is listed.  On average homes that need work are on the market for 3 times longer than those ready to go.

6) Realtors will stop showing your home if it is not in great condition.  We Realtors are gossipy types.  We love to talk about what’s on the market. If your home isn’t in the best shape, the whole town will know pretty quickly.

7) I address these concerns with my sellers before the home is listed.  I suggest that they get their homes “Certified Pre-Owned”.  That way they are in the best shape possible to get the best amount possible for their home.

Don’t know what Certified Pre-Owned is?  Give me a call and find out. 919-964-0732, welcomehomerealtync@gmail.com or http://www.welcomehomerealtync.com