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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 4
So...like, lots of agents I've been pretty busy.  Buyers needing to see properties, contracts to write (yes!), new listings-paperwork for new listings-photos for new listings, and fielding phone calls.  Lots of phone calls from people "thinking" about listing their homes.  Digging a little deeper...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 4
There's no doubt that the real estate profession is a pretty serious way to make a living and not all agents will infuse their serious side with their personal side.  Guess what? That's okay.  The rest of us thinks that would make for a pretty dull relationship with our clients and for me persona...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 5
Counting your pennies is a kind of cute but pretty old school saying and hardly ever applies in house buying but the point is, there are a number of costs associated with the buyer's side of the purchase transaction.  Before any buyer starts to think the only financial obligation is the price of ...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 5
In my real estate area of Western North Carolina, I get my share of quirky and artistic listings. They are always interesting and so far, they've always been well built. The houses, like their owners have character and personality. The target audience is definitely not from the base of the pyrami...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 4
Weather is rarely a surprise anymore, predictions are made so far in advance.  Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina we can certainly have variety from one county to another, from the valleys to the mountains and from the towns to the country.  Today though, we all woke up to crisp and ...

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
Some weeks, it seems that there is plenty of time to book everything I need to and no big deal if someone is late or grrrrrr a no show but not so much this week.Everyday I will have a couple of written in stone events to attend and they aren't all located within a city block.  This is the country...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 1
You can barely turn on any of the local news channels or open the local newspapers in Sylva, NC and the surrounding areas without seeing headlines boasting about the Mountain Faith Band from Sylva, North Carolina.  They have successfully arrived in the play-offs of America's Got Talent and voting...

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 2
Most buyers, especially new buyers, rarely know in advance that lots of money may leave their account long before they purchase a piece of property. It's a difficult theory for some to follow, that your Due Diligence or inspection period is going to cost money, potentially lots of money.  Even mo...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 10
Gardening can be seductive...a lot of work but really seductive.  Before I knew it, I was in for the ride of my life.  It started simply, a way to take control over some of the food that enters my body.  We studied how to do this, asked advice from any friend who'd ever turned a shovel of dirt, a...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 7
"I have loved this house more than any other in my life", says the current owner. "The mountains can be seen through almost every window. There's a hot tub on our covered patio and the deck runs down the front and side of the house for great entertaining."   The houses that are the most pleasure ...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 11
Terrible Fire in Downtown Sylva, NC...Saturday, August 16, 2014 ...Kelly Timco Photos     This past Saturday morning started like most others. We had plans to go to downtown Sylva to enjoy the celebration of the NC Cooperative Extension's 100th birthday and to go by our local tailgate market. I p...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 5
Yesterday was a good snail mail day. The announcement arrived for the 2014-2015 Mainstage Season at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Ticket subscriptions are reasonable, just $50 for all six events and really, how can you beat that?       We are fortunate here in Jackson County, NC a...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 8
  Does it matter if your real estate agent only works in this profession part-time? Well, it depends. People work part-time in real estate for many reasons. What really matters is how do you know if you are hiring a part-time or full-time real estate agent and which is in your best interest.     ...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 31
Consumers might feel Realtors are being a invasive during initial conversations about buying a house, but we have good reason to ask hard questions.  We ask "have you spoken with a lender?" but that's just the beginning.  It isn't enough to know that your debt to income ratio suggests you might w...

By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 5
David Bowie is still a favorite musician of mine.  Back in the days of early MTV, I couldn't wait for one of his videos to come on.  There was always meaning in the story and he was famous for pushing the envelope. Since it came out I'll bet I've seen this a hundred times and still find it to be ...

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