ginger harper of southport: Sunday is a Family Day for us.. - 08/28/16 06:18 PM
Sunday is a very special day around here.  It is a day that we are able to have our family around us.
First thing I do on Sunday morning is to get up and start preparing our Sunday Dinner. Today was Roast beef, Corn, Butter beans,  Stewed Apples, biscuits, and fresh blueberry cobbles (from our blueberries that a grandson, Jonah and I picked in the Spring and froze for a day like to day.. The berries were very ripe and about the size of large marbles.
 
My recipe for Blueberry Cobbler is:
Melt 1 stick of butter  in a 8x8 dish
Put 1 cup of … (3 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Price is Right! It will sell! - 03/29/16 11:13 AM
 
 
One of the biggest things that we are faced with still in our area, is the dreams of what was going on in 2004 and  2005.  That day is gone.
What we have to do as a Realtor and as a professional is to educate our buyers as to TODAY'S Market.  We all sold properties in 2005 that we are having to sell for half of what they sold during the HayDAys!
When I have a seller  to call me and say that they bought in 2005 and HAVE to SELL  right a way..I just cringe.
Who knew?  This is a nationwide happening, not a local problem..
We … (1 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Help...with Mobile Home Financing... - 03/29/16 09:15 AM
 
 
Hi Active Rain Family...
Need your help desperately.  I have a strong buyer who wants to buy a Manufactured home on 5Acres of land and I am having a hard time getting a lender to loan him the money. 
 
Do you have any experience in a situation like this?.  He is a young, first time buyer who is a very hard worker and can certainly make the payment.
 
BBandT are a possibility but I have also heard of a USAA.  I do not have any knowledge of it. 
 
So help if you can,
 
Ginger Harper of Southport NC~Coldwell Banker Sea Coast realty.
800-346-7671
gingerharper@seacoastrealty.com
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ginger harper of southport: Get Rid of Household Odors..Especially If You're Selling Your House! - 11/03/15 06:07 PM
This is so true...Get rid of the odors..
Cats, Dogs, etc...can kill a deal...
 
Get Rid of Household Odors..Especially If You're Selling Your House!When selling your house, you want to make sure it smells good and inviting. Plug-ins and candles don’t work, on the contrary, many of the strong flowery ones can be a turn off to many potential buyers. Remember, you only get ONE shot at making a good impression enough for buyers to even come inside the house and once they're in, you want their experience to be a good one, not distracted by an odor that's not pleasing.What if … (2 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Another GREAT Day in Southport........... - 10/22/15 11:25 AM
A great day today. 
I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Thursday.
 
I am helping to train one of our new agents and we had an appointment to list two houses.  WE will list both of them and when one sells, we will take the other on off the market.
 
Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced.
It's a … (5 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Beaver Dam Creek.....Home!~ - 10/17/15 06:57 PM
 
Southport is my favorite place to be.  WE have been aorund the world and know..Southport is home and that is where we always want to get back to.
Here we are sitting on the Dock in the back yard.  This is Beaver Dam Creek and we catch Crab and a variety of fish off this dock.
My favorite fish is Puppy Drum.  Nothing better than to catch a drum, clean it and fry it up for Dinner.  Then fix hushpuppies and Coleslaw, french fries.  Top is off with Lemon Pie and Sweet Tea.
Posted by With warm regards,
 
Ginger Harper
http://www.GingerHarper.com
gingerharper@seacoastrealty.com
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ginger harper of southport: Another September Day in Paradise.. - 08/13/15 04:55 AM
 
A great day today.  Business is Great..
 
I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Friday.
Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced.
It's a GREAT DAY at COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST ADVANTAGE in SOUTHPORT, North Carolina.
 
Hope YOU have a GREAT and productive day also..
 
 
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ginger harper of southport: Remembering Mama - 08/11/15 06:12 PM
 
 
Today would have been My Mother's 99th Birthday. She was born on August the 11th, 1916.  She was a wonderful, loving gracious person that I miss each and every day.
 
I look in the mirror in the morning and see my Mother looking back at me..
 
I hear a phone message that I have recorded and hear My Mother talking..
 
Does this happen to YOU?  Do you see your parents in YOU.
 
I am loving it today..  Happy BirthDay  Edna Virginia Snead Willis..  I Love you and always will..
 
Your Daughter
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ginger harper of southport: Rain is making the Pepper and Squash GROW - 06/07/15 06:22 PM
 
We ate Pepper and Squash today for Dinner from the Garden.  It is so rewarding to grow vegetables from the garden and fix a meal that is so delicious.
Today we had rain again.  Luckily we planted our seeds this past weekend and then the rain came. We had laid the garden out for the butter beans, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers.   Then as an added bonus, Jimmy put in giant sunflowers to brighten the garden.
 
For an additional suprised for me..He also planted two fig trees.  WE love Fig Preserves..
 
We will  enjoy fresh cucumbers and tomatoes for the 4th of July.
 
 
Wish you were … (1 comments)

ginger harper of southport: BPO's Love 'um or hate 'um.. - 05/04/15 06:09 PM
 
You have to either love doing them or dislike doing them..
Frankly, I enjoy getting out into different parts of the county and making new discoveries.  Communities that I have not been to before. 
Just finished doing 2 BPO's and getting them emailed to the originator.  What great fun.  I find that doing these keep my skill sharp for our local market.
I enjoy the challenge of getting comparable sale together and then looking at what the competiion for this piece of proepty is going to be.
Do you have a lot of these in your area?  I would lke to do more.
Share with me … (1 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Spring is almost here! - 03/19/15 04:34 PM
 
 
WE are having a lovely Spring like day with temperatures in the high 70's.  I am so ready for the warmth of the sun and the sounds Spring. 
Spending my evening on the dock enjoying the sunset over the Creek.  Many of our shore birds are returning and will be raising a family before we know it.
We are still an affordable beach community along the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Have a great day!
Ginger of Southport NC
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ginger harper of southport: Another Day in Paradise! Southport NC...... - 02/26/15 05:43 PM
 
 

A great day today. 
I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Thursday.
Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced.
It's a GREAT DAY at COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST REALTY in SOUTHPORT, North Carolina.
 
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ginger harper of southport: Vote for YOUR Happiest Seaside Town~Southport NC - 02/19/15 05:00 PM
  Ginger Willis Harper 21 hrs · Coastal Living Share ·     Vote for America's Happiest Seaside Town! I voted for Southport, North Carolina as the Happiest Seaside Town in America. Vote Now! www.coastalliving.com … (1 comments)

ginger harper of southport: I am Cleaning out my Database, are YOU? - 01/17/15 06:49 PM
 
 
Lisa Lowe wrote a great post regarding cleaning out your database..I am starting to do that..
 
I asked Lisa to please keep us posted. I have a data base with 4700 names in Top Producer.  I am always afraid to delete people.  I send an email out to all each month about the Stats of the Market.  Then those that do not have an email...about 1000...I send letters to.  In the long run...I am cleaning out bad leads...and tweeking the remaining ones..  It is a monumental task for me..
 
 
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ginger harper of southport: Sunny Southport in January! - 01/17/15 08:09 AM
 
 
 
A great day today. 
 
WE are having a "Coast in and Win" Open house in one of the historic homes of Southport.  It is over 100 years old, and has been lovingly restored.
 
I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Thursday.
 
 
Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced.
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ginger harper of southport: Do You Remember When? - 01/13/15 06:27 PM
As a young person, our family would watch TV on Saturday and Sunday evenings....Mama would pop ..popcorn and we would sit around and watch the Ed Sullivan Show.  We would see the new performers enter into the entertainment arena. 
 
I remember seeing Stevie Wonder doing the finger poppin thing and also the Jackson 5.  Elvis with his gyrating hips..and of course the BEATLES!
 
Shirley Temple was my favorite.  I would watch "The Good Ship Lolipop" and dance along with her.  Then there was that "Masked Man on the White horse"....and then the Ape Man that swung from the vines...
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ginger harper of southport: How do you have a sucessful Open House? - 01/10/15 06:28 PM
Well Hello AR members...
I held an Open House in St. James NC.  There were 3 of us from our company that did the
"COAST IN AND WIN" Open houses.  Meaning that those that came to the open house could be put in a drawing for $500.
Problem, there were only 6 or so agents to come out and view this house.  Even with us offering gift cards and gifts and food.  We served chicken salad croissants, wheat and plain rolls with ham, cheese, turkey, and roast beef, Chips,  Chocolate Eclairs.
What works for you...
I really get discouraged..
 
What is … (7 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Happy New Year 2015! - 01/01/15 07:15 PM
 
 

 
 
It has just become a tradition.  After we take the "good" picture..for New Years Day...
We take the "Make a face picture"...You are seeing the later..
 
Don't know why this started...but after all the "say Cheese" commands...it just got funny and silly..
 
There for after, pork loin, blackeye peas, collards, sweet potatoes, rice and gravy, potato salad, corn bread, sweet tea, chocolate cake with maple syrup icing and yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing...  I guess we could be a bit silly.
 
Hope that you had a fun, family filled day as we … (3 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Can Anyone Explain Short URL Click and are they Important? - 12/28/14 03:05 PM
 
I see this on the Stats page on Active Rain and do not yet understand them.
I would like to know what they are for.
 
Short URL Clicks.  The are on the page where we see the traffic that has come to our Blog Page.  All I ever see there is a dash
(-).  It that important?  When I write a Blog, although I am not very good, I like to look then next time that I am on the Active Rain website and see if anyone has found what I wrote to be interesting or informative or laughable..
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ginger harper of southport: Stockings Hung By the Chimney with CARE~ - 12/27/14 06:21 PM

 
The tradition in the Harper Household is to have stockings for all in the family.  The children and grandchildren are always so excited to take down their stocking and see what goodies Santa filled it with. 
There is always a penny in the toe of the stocking.  Do you put a penny in your stockings?
These of course, we have fruit, candy and nuts.  Then there are a few items such as fingernail clippers, makeup, razors, trinkets and then a biggy such a a ring, necklace, cell phone, memory stick, etc.
 
Sometimes I run out of ideas for the adult … (3 comments)

 
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