Explore Balsam, NC

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 5
This morning, here near the Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina, we all woke up to temperatures in the 40s!  We are almost at the end of June...and the temperature in Balsam was 49.  A friend on facebook was at Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the tempera...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 6
What a great community!  I've gotten many messages of concern from so many of you over the clean up of the fallen trees and getting our property back in order...thank you so much! After I posted the photos to fb, one of my former buyers...now friend, of course...reached out and volunteered to com...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 9
It is certain that I'm not the only agent ever to look at the calendar and bemoan the fact that it's been at least a week since I posted. (Wow, does that transport me back to being a Catholic kid going into the confessional and making up stuff to confess).  This time I'm not making it up, there's...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 10
Yes, for bonafide real estate customers I will definitely work on the weekends.  However, if I'm not booked by Friday morning then I really look forward to the weekends.This weekend started with a little tomato harvest.  These are tiny little cherry tomatoes and we still have a number of green on...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 6
I'm thankful to be in a profession that with the exception of actually showing properties, can be handled anywhere there is a cell signal or an internet connection.  That is a real plus for Realtors.Most of the "business hour" time, I AM in our office but occasionally there will be a weekday that...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 1
We had an extraordinary light show in the mountains of Western North Carolina last night into the wee hours of the morning.  Facebook was crazy with local people reporting in with the storm locations. This morning the world looks like it was photoshopped in green, everything is so lush and the ga...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 2
It is a good feeling to spend a lot of money and feel that you got a ton of value for it.  Home owning can sometimes be expensive...there, I said it!  It's called general maintenance and sometimes to protect your asset you've got to spend money.  It isn't always something to do with plumbing, roo...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 20
Funny how it takes careful planning to do what you want to do, when you want to do it when we work in real estate.  We careen from appointment to appointment but we do have the luxury of scheduling in "appointments" to take advantage of fun or necessary private time. Oh yeah sure...the cell phone...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 8
    Waiter, waiter, percolator.... An added benefit from a recent closing was the inheritance of the sellers 40 year old percolator and I've fallen in love all over again with coffee! Everything is more special with that little pot. I love the ceremony and the preparation of the drink. I love the...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 8
   Funny how the act of doing something very simple can create a very complex chain of thoughts which causes moments to be enriched. This morning when I walked the dogs it wasn't that cold according to the thermometer, 31 degrees. Of course, the gale force winds weren't taken into consideration....

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 6
    With the exception of dogs that wake up early, my day never starts the same way twice and that is one of the best parts of a professional career in real estate. The adrenalin never really ever relaxes.   Today, the day started with a response to an initial email to a prospective buyer that th...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 9
This is what I started my Monday off with. If you are doing any physical fitness in the mornings, try adding this to your playlist. When you are finished you will feel like the week is yours to conquer. Try this song with a hula hoop or stationary bike!   I've missed a couple of Monday melodies b...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 9
From the weather forecasts we expected to be inundated with rain for three days straight here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Of course, that's one of the groovier aspects of mountains. Sometimes the weather is a big surprise and doesn't look anything like what the meteorologist sugge...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 17
  Wild cats are pretty self-reliant creatures and fearsome hunters. Domesticated cats are too...or at least they think they are.   Charlie is no exception, he still remembers his heydays of 10 years ago when he was a feral yet mellow fellow. Charlie is now an indoor cat and that's the only way we...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 11
Today in our case, here in Balsam, NC April showers bring ice. That's right, a nice blanket of ice on the trees and plants. Thankfully so far, not on the driveways or roads. Funny thing is, tomorrow should be in the 60s and by Saturday we'll see 70s. Crazy.       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 7
  Good Morning, I'm still trying to fit all of this new social media awareness into everyday living without experiencing a real live timesuck.  It isn't easy but I know it will be once I get a little more familiar with each site.  The IMSDesignation course is pretty definitive about not letting s...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 19
  Ahhhh spring...one of my favorite seasons.  The birds, the blooms, the banks of snow.  Here in Balsam, we woke up to a pleasant spring morning with the temperature hovering at 22 degrees, the air full of flurries, 6-8 inches of snow and thankfully...the snowboots haven't been put away yet.  You...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 16
  Well, overnight we were graced with that "wintery mix" (phrase of vague definition) and awoke to a winter wonderland.  This time in Balsam, NC anyway "wintery mix" meant 5 inches of snow and it's still falling!     The truly amazing thing about living here in the mountains of Western North Car...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 9
  Nothing like a ballad before heading off to dream land.  The weather forecast just informed us that by morning we will have that most vague of descriptions in weather, the famous "wintery mix" visiting us overnight.  It's always a surprise since it can be anything from nothing to blizzard.  I'm...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 12
  As I was checking in at the reception area at our vet's office two days ago with Floyd, the gal at the desk asked if I wanted Frontline today.  Don't get me wrong, our vet's office is much appreciated by us and we understand they need to run a business but that question flew all over me the sam...

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