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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Ellis Property Investments



You have made the decision to sell your Fayetteville, NC home and feel like you have done everything to make that happend. Weeks, months, and more months have passed and nothing, not even a peep of a showing. The local market is hot, so what could be wrong? Well, it is possible that you could be...
  After three years of work on the rewriting of Fayetteville's zoning, subdivision and development codes into a unified ordinance, the Fayetteville Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the changes. Next step, to the City Council.  This will be done next month.  The new ordinances a...
You are looking to sell your home and are becoming increasingly discouraged at the idea when you consider all the competition. You wonder, how do I get noticed in this sea of For Sale Signs Signs?  How do I go from "FOR SALE"  To "SOLD" as quickly as possible. To answer these questions take a loo...
I found this Yummy Hot Apple Cider recipe that will be a great Fall treat to serve at your next Open House. Ingredients *6 cups apple cider * 1/4 cup real maple syrup * 2 cinnamon sticks * 6 whole cloves  * 6 whole allspice berries * 1 orange peel, cut into strips * 1 lemon peel, cut into strips ...
There is nothing worst than poorly done MLS photos, well except for having no photos at all. We have all seen our share of them at one time or another.  We must remember that the goal is to get the buyer from the computer to the front door.  We want them to be encouraged to book a showing.  Bad p...
To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind. 1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. ...
      An open house can be a great sales tool, but it also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Stay safe by practicing these guidelines.   • Call the local police department and ask them to have a squad care drive by during your open-house hours. • Check your cell phone’...
In  yesterday's Post I gave a list of the Absolute things that I feel a  Seller "Must Do" in getting there house Sell Ready.    Today I  complete the list with the next two groups of priorities.  The next groups on our Staging Priorities List include"Should Dos" and  "Nice To Dos".  They are as f...
To insure a better chance of meeting your ultimate goal of selling your house quickly and for top dollar, the list below include absolute must do s :   Staging priorities Must Dos 1. De-clutter rooms 2. Empty closets 3. Spring clean 4. Neutralize look 5. Eliminate odors 6. Address pet stains 7. R...
  □ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move. □ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address. □ Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move. □ ...

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