A Shortcut to Vintage Franklin, NC

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097

Sometimes the buyers drive when we look at property. If they are from out of town, they really find it helpful to get familiar with an area. I’m always prepared with a map or directions to the listings. Sometimes the buyers have some sort of GPS or other navigation system in their vehicle and between the directions, maps and navigation systems…we always find our way to the listings.

While in Franklin the other day with buyers looking for vacant land, the buyer thought he knew a “shortcut”. The “shortcut” added about 20 minutes to our showings but on the upside, we passed this incredibly cool, vintage scene. It was amazingly simple to block out everything modern and imagine ourselves in a different time.

Vintage Franklin, NC copyright 2012 Mona Gersky


Sometimes those inconvenient shortcuts are worth it in the long run.

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Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Now that's an awesome photo, Mona - I'm thinking it was by design?  Very cool, in any case - thanks so much for sharing it!

Mar 23, 2012 07:33 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Don't know if I'm a tractor girl, but I do love making old thing new again. ;)

Mar 23, 2012 07:57 PM #2
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Karen, maybe the owners intended to supply a great photo op...did you see the old Chevy in the background?

Laura, I'm surprised you aren't a tractor girl with all the farming going on in Long Island, lol.

Mar 23, 2012 08:00 PM #3
Emily Medvec
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541

Sometimes the long way becomes a new way to discover something new... and in this case vintage. We normally drive our buyers mostly because they do not know the area. When we are at the level of 2nd showings, we suggest they meet us there and also explore the neighborhood on their own at different times of day. Love the tractor. I bet is was made in America!

Mar 23, 2012 08:38 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Oh I hope Rob Thomas drops by to see this photo, he'll love it!  Gotta love those added 20 minutes short cuts.

Mar 24, 2012 02:23 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin LLC - Sarasota, FL
Real Estate Broker

The pleasure of the views justified the extra 20 minutes taken as a miscue called the shortcut! Enjoy your day!

Mar 24, 2012 04:02 AM #6
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Emily, that's a great suggestion for second showings.  I'll bet the tractor was made in America too.

Roger, well if he'd love the tractor, I hope he stops by too.  This was a well worth it 20 minutes delay.

Wayne, luckily I don't get carsick because this delay was sort of twisty and turny.  The other MoonDancer Realty partner - Leslie would never have survived, lol.

Mar 24, 2012 05:58 AM #7
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Mona: now that is one cool picture! I take the back-ways on purpose whenever I can. Although it takes longer to arrive at my destination, it's a much more scenic drive. With less traffic it is a lot more peaceful, giving me time to think about "stuff". The chances of running into photo-opps such as yours are also much higher .. that alone is worth it.

Mar 24, 2012 08:26 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mona. The picture is terrific and the point is well taken. Today I am going to my favorite antique shop to look at a time gone by and revel in it.

Mar 24, 2012 08:34 AM #9
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Now, that was worth the time spent.  What a gorgeous photo!  Thanks for the day brightener!

Mar 24, 2012 12:45 PM #10
Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
New Home Sales Trainer, Aging-In-Place Instructor


This is really a great shot. Glad you were able to see and capture it. :)


Mar 24, 2012 01:38 PM #11
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Settle down Allen, you might be using too many words!  Isn't it time for you to come visit soon?

Andrea, when I have time I really like taking alternate routes.  It makes me crazy to think how many great shots I pass up when I'm in a hurry.

Sheila, we love antique shops and wish there was a place to keep everything that appeals to us.  I'm sure the shopkeeper feels the same way.

Suzanne, glad you enjoyed it...having the chance to get the photo was a day brightener for me.

Steve, coming from you that is a real compliment. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2012 01:57 PM #12
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