mooresville real estate agent: "Granny Flats" are Becoming More and More Popular - 05/14/14 05:19 AM
There is a new "Trend" in town!
Do you struggle with what to do as you age and your lifestyle changes? Or maybe you are growing increasingly concerned about how to care or look after an aging parent.  The "Granny Flat" which has been common in Europe for years and years is becoming more and more popular here in the United States.
It's a great way to be close to one another but still have your own place and independence but help and loved ones are nearby at just a moments notice.  Sometimes they are called "Mother-in-Law Suites" or "Guest … (2 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Social Media Helpful Tips! - 05/02/14 12:30 AM
I came across something recently and I thought it was worthwhile sharing with others so I'm passing them along.  One is purely just for FUN (well ... sort of! WINK - WINK!!)

And here is something I thought was very helpful and wanted to pass along to you ...
       
 
So ... it's not only important "what" you post but also "when" you post it!
 
 
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mooresville real estate agent: You've Moved Into Your New Home ... Now What??? - 05/01/14 02:49 AM
You finally closed on your new home and you're unpacked and enjoying your new place!
Before you sit back and relax too much, there are a few things you should do around the house.
Replace all batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors ... you have no idea when this has been done before and chances are they will signal low battery in the middle of the night while you're sleeping! Replace all air filters throughout your home ... again you have no idea when this has been done prior to you owning the home so it's nice to … (0 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: How is the Date of Easter Determined Every Year? - 04/19/14 04:01 AM
Have you ever wondered why Easter doesn't have a "set date" like other Holidays such as Christmas, etc...?  
Here's your answer!
The date of Easter each year is determined by being the "First Sunday after the first Full Moon occurs after the first day of Spring or the "Vernal Equinox" (in the Northern Hemisphere) and "Autumnal Equinox" (in the Southern Hemisphere). In addition it must fall between the dates of March 22nd and April 25th.
So ... there you have it! You've probably been wondering for years about what determines the date and now you know.
 
 
Now the … (5 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Why It's "Better Than Ever" to Use Active Rain for Your BLOG! - 04/14/14 03:06 AM
I have been a long time believer that Active Rain is the best platform for me as a Realtor to BLOG, but now more than ever I believe this to be true. With the recent acquisition of Market Leader by Trulia and the addition of Trulia added to the URL address is more evident to me than ever that it's "The Place to Be" for BLOGGING!  
ActiveRain.com has officially become ActiveRain.Trulia.com.
It was announced recently in a post on their site to their more than 250,000 members. Now each of those posts will be available and accessible from Trulia’s site as … (1 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Have You Ever Been Faced With Unique or Awkward Rooms to Photograph? - 03/23/14 10:59 AM
As a Realtor, part of our job as a Listing Agent is to capture the BEST POSSIBLE PICTURES in order to market the home.
Well, sometimes that can be a real challenge and you are then faced with the decision to take (and use) the picture or not.
Sometimes people refuse to leave the room when you're trying to take pictures, or possible they have a strange "collection" or have a very strange or unique way of decorating or even a once beautiful pool that now has turned into a green pond!
Here are just a few examples of what "NOT" … (3 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Top 5 Things TO DO If You DON'T Want Your Home To Sell! - 03/21/14 02:37 AM
If you are hoping your home DOESN'T SELL ... Here are the Top 5 things you will surely want to do!

Price your home higher than what your agent suggests! Do NOT "De-Clutter" or "De-Personalize" your home! Stay Home for ALL SHOWINGS! Leave all of your pets home when showing your home! Decline as many showing appointments as possible!
 
OK - There you have it! It's a sure way to have your home on the market for a very long time!
 

Seriously though .. all kidding aside, of course you want to do everything opposite of … (6 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Mooresville is Top Contender in "Hometown Showdown" - 03/19/14 03:17 AM
The Town of Mooresville has joined the Elite 8 of the North Carolina League of Municipalities Hometown Showdown bracket contest.

The contest, sponsored by the N.C. League of Municipalities, is set up just like the NCAA’s March Madness, with a tournament-style bracket and regional divisions.
Each competing town in the contest entered a photo that best represented its community. More than 60 North Carolina towns entered the Facebook contest which was then narrowed down to the top 32.
Mooresville defeated Roxboro and Creedmoor in the first two rounds.
This week the town is up against Concord, which has garnered 385 … (2 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: 5 Simple Steps to FOCUS with Kent Temple - 03/18/14 03:54 AM
My name is Kent Temple and I am a Mega Agent with Keller Williams. My Team closed 147 sides this past year and closed  $38,000,000 in volume last year while I also ran a separate office as the Operating Principle and Trained all over the South East Region. I will show you how to keep focus in your business!
 

 
 

 
 
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mooresville real estate agent: How to Keep Birds from Nesting in your Wreaths - 01/14/14 01:07 PM
 
This is a GREAT IDEA from a fellow Active Rain Real Estate Agent in Tennessee. I would have never guessed that this little trick would work.  There's rarely a day that goes by that I don't learn something on Active Rain!  Thanks so much Debbie for sharing ... REALLY GREAT READ!
As always, The Temple Team is ready and waiting to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.
Contact us anytime at 704-235-3000 or visit our website at www.TheTempleTeam.com.
 
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mooresville real estate agent: You Only "Eat What you Kill"! - 12/15/13 03:52 AM
 
Just as you would prepare yourself and your mind for a job interview, the same should be done for each and every "listing appointment" that you go on.
You have to be the "BEST", be "MEMORABLE", be "ON YOUR GAME" and "WIN"!  
Essentially each listing appointment IS really a "Job Interview" because in this industry you only "Eat what you kill!" so you have to constantly be interviewing for a new Listing (Job)!
And, remember that to prepare and have the same enthusiasm whether it's your first listing or 100th listing and whether it's a $50,000 property or a … (7 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Tips for Staying Organized - 12/14/13 12:19 AM
Here are a few tips and tricks for staying organized throughout the year with every day things you already have around the house!  You can recycle or re-purpose things and make your life more organized while you're doing it!
What do you do with all of those extra buttons?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How about those spools of thread?
Keep wrapping paper from unraveling!

Storing ribbon ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storing tissue paper ...

Storing ornaments ...

For more helpful organization tips check out The … (7 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: It's "Closing Day" … What should you expect? - 11/26/13 04:55 AM
So ... You've Found Your Dream Home.  Now What???
You found your dream home, you made a bid, you waited, did the final walkthrough and now it’s time to close. The big day is here! 
Closing day can be a whirlwind ... everything moves pretty fast and there are a lot of papers to sign before that great moment of getting your keys. While this day can be thrilling, it’s a good idea to beat the anxiety and be confident by being as prepared as possible as to what will happen ahead of time.
At the closing there will be an … (3 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: A New Way to Show Properties? - 11/18/13 09:04 PM
No more fumbling around trying to find your keys ... There's a NEW WAY to enter a residence or facility and all you need is your smart phone! What?? Are metal keys going to be a thing of the past??? Maybe so!  
Kwikset has developed a new deadbolt called "Kevo" that can be unlocked with a smartphone and a simple touch.
The Bluetooth enabled door lock communicates with the smartphone via an app that essentially turns the phone into an electronic key. When the phone comes within range of the lock, the lock recognizes it. Simply touch the lock to … (5 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Get Ready for the "12 Days of Christmas" in Charlotte! - 11/07/13 10:51 PM
 
Southern Christmas Show - Charlotte, NC November 14 - 24, 2013
 

Adults: $10.00 at the door
Youth: $3.00 (Ages 6-12) Children under 6 free with paying adult
Advance Tickets: $9.00
Advance Tickets $8.50 (With Your VIC Card) at participating regional Harris Teeter locations starting October 23, 2013. 

Preview Night Hours and Admission: Preview Night Tickets available at the door or by calling 704-376-6594.
Wednesday, November 13
5:30pm-9:30pm
Adults: $15 advance, $17 at the door
Youth: $3.00 (Ages 6-12) Children under 6 FREE with paying adult
Where: The Park Expo and Conference Center (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart)
2500 E. Independence Blvd.
Parking at the Park Expo and Conference Center and Bojangles Arena: $7.00 all day for cars; buses FREE
Valet Parking: The Park … (2 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: 7 Reasons to Buy a Home Before 2014 - 10/27/13 02:27 AM
 
Since the housing bubble burst in 2007, it seems that nearly every week there has been a new report or set of data on the current state of the real estate market. After years of hearing buzz phrases like “rising mortgage rates” and “foreclosure crisis,” its no wonder that the idea of buying can feel daunting to most people.
But, despite the seemingly endless amount of (often conflicting) information, the last quarter of 2013 just might be the perfect time to buy a home. According to U.S. News & World Report, here are 7 reasons you should consider taking the … (0 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Mooresville Ranks High on List of "Best Towns for Job Seekers" - 10/22/13 02:40 AM
Despite a somewhat high unemployment rate in North Carolina, personal-finance website Nerdwallet.com says the economies in the Tar Heel State are on the rise.
On Monday, Nerdwallet released its list of the best places in the state for job-seekers, and it includes five Charlotte-area towns.
To compile the list, NerdWallet analyzed 46 North Carolina cities and towns using four metrics: population growth from 2009 through 2012, median household income, median monthly homeowner costs and unemployment rates. The four metrics were combined to generate an overall score. Only places with a population greater than 25,000 were considered.
Topping the list is Indian … (0 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: Tips to Surviving Hurricane Season! - 09/25/13 04:57 AM
 
As Summer is slowly coming to an end, it's time to get your family and your home prepared for the peak Hurrican Season.  It's best to be completely prepared and NOT need it then to be in a situation where you are need of necessities and find yourself un-prepared.  
Here are a few tips for what to do ahead of time around the house to make a possible clean-up and destruction much less ...
Survey Your Property:
• Be sure the grading of your land does not trap water.
• Dig a deep hole at the bottom of a slope far … (1 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: OVER 50 AMAZING HOUSEHOLD TIPS! - 09/19/13 10:54 PM
Here's a VERY HELPFUL LIST that you might want to bookmark and/or print out to keep handy!  It's like having your "grandmother" at your fingertips with all of her very wise suggestions.1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD
Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots
Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture
Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture … (1 comments)

mooresville real estate agent: TIPS for "Strengthening a Buyers Offer" .... - 09/09/13 02:39 AM
 
This Summer, and heading into Fall real estate inventory is continuing to fly off the shelves across many major markets.
Representing buyers in these types of conditions becomes an art form: the initial offering price, how much earnest money to put down, the terms, the re-negotiation during inspection.
Here are a FEW TIPS:
Tighten up your timelines- The Seller wants to sell. Period. Why not offer to make that happen in a shorter amount of time? If possible, offer to shorten the inspection period down to just a few days. Do you have a cash offer? Lucky you! Shorten the … (2 comments)

 
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