mckenzie: An essay of empowerment to boost your Tuesday - 11/04/13 11:28 PM
A Woman Should Have
by Pamela Redmond Satran
A woman should old boyfriend she can imagine going back to and one who reminds her of how far she's come...
A woman should have...enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...
A woman should have...something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...
A woman should have...a youth she's content to leave behind....
A woman should have...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Residential Real Estate Onslow Co nc Sept '13 stats. - 10/13/13 07:37 AM
Residential Unit Sales Stats And Ranking By Office
Statistics from Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®  MLS (Onslow County Areas 1-7)
January - September 2013           
 Total Number of  REO SF 1,2,3 “Sold” Sep 2013 – Sep 2012 = 25 (9 in 2012)
Increase of 16 or Up 178%
Total Number of Active REO Re-Sale Residential Listings = 115
 Total “Active” numbers as of October 7, 2013

mckenzie: Adapt and overcome! - 09/30/13 12:24 AM

A brief explanation.  The last few years have had progressively more fun themes for our annual Jacksonville (NC) Board of Realtor’s election and affiliate night. This year was more or less a night at the Emmy’s/Hollywood evening.  So, folks were encouraged to dress as characters. . .I was thrilled to manage to squeeze into something non-maternity for a night but I think had I done a youtube video of me trying to get into some spanx (spoiler, I wasn’t successful) whilst getting ready would have easily scored more views than that cat riding the roomba.  (  Safe to say, … (2 comments)

mckenzie: JBOR Election and affiliate night! - 09/30/13 12:22 AM

The last few months I have felt like I have been riding the bench professionally during a great game.  I managed to pull it together for last night’s festivities which, despite the contractions and sore feet and being overheated, made me feel a little more myself for a night which was a nice change of pace.  Everyone is joking that “once the baby arrives, you’ll be exhausted and it will slow you down”- they’ve obviously not experienced a difficult pregnancy.
Looking forward to launching some new projects and ideas and having my new right-hand-man by my side.  Subletting my body … (2 comments)

mckenzie: Hello September, hello new/old name change! - 09/30/13 12:17 AM

Almost complete with the name change but finally have a few official documents back so I can expedite things like changing them with NAR (National Association of Realtors), NCAR (North Carolina Association of Realtors) etc. . .the parts of name change house keeping that aren’t all that fun.
New business cards will be in the works, and even MORE incentive to get back in shape ASAP- new head shots and thank HEAVENS for Pinterest and SECRET boards!  Inspiration and outfit ideas but looking forward to no more edema and perhaps finding something new-mommy yet professional.  We shall see!
But the … (0 comments)

mckenzie: You tube, "the iraq, and the such. - 09/30/13 12:16 AM
Because some things are painful:
Educating yourself about real estate shouldn’t.

I promise, no spam or terrible links.  Brief snippets about real estate in Eastern NC and hopefully more to come- pending negotiations with some exclusionary contracts pending a possible tv deal, long story, and RIGHT up there with working on having a baby, I’ve reached the hopefully near a decision making point where things may come to fruition oooooorrrrr we all move on.
Meantime, despite the fun rumors, I plan NO maternity leave (crazy talk you say? nay, single mom roaring, look out business … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Eastern NC NUMBER ONE AGAIN! - 09/30/13 12:14 AM

We have managed to reach and hang on to the number one regional position since the new year!  Keller Williams, Jacksonville, NC has made it happen.  We have been the new office/firm on the block and folks have been apprehensive about our business model, "drinking the koolaide" and then some.  We have been focused on making our numbers speak for us.
We specialize in both new construcion and boast an amazing in-house resale rate with our own listings.  
Looking foward to keeping the momentum going.  Many folks said it couldn't be done.
If you're looking for a great … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Baby Garrett is a motivator in more ways than one! - 09/29/13 11:58 PM

I never thought I was a person who would get such pleasure from doing something someone had told me wasn’t possible, even if I wasn’t planning to do so.  I have made some personal and professional decisions over the years based on the supposition that children of my own were a very long shot, at least without serious medical intervention.
This handsome fellow, with his fist in the air says challenge your thoughts, challenge convention.  When life places a bend in your path or an “obstacle” you weren’t anticipating. . .take the dive.  I have to admit, previously I had … (2 comments)

mckenzie: Shifting markets! - 09/29/13 11:56 PM

Things are changing daily and weekly in ANY real estate market and the best analogy I have found is that real estate is just like the weather, it’s very local in nature.  What is true for one zip code or neighborhood isn’t the same for one down the road.  Commercial development, road construction, school zone changes, rates of bank owned homes all can change resale numbers and price per square foot valuations on properties.
Our local Jacksonville/Onslow County/Eastern NC market is affected by these changes as well as the rate of plus ups or cut backs of military bases. … (0 comments)

mckenzie: If a little is good a lot is better-right? - 07/12/13 12:17 AM

More of something is sometimes a beautiful thing- particularly in the case of either wine or butter (though not together, well, together in perhaps a meal but not in a glass).
With the grandparents move to the coast this summer I took the opportunity to adopt some family pieces up for grabs for the nursery for Mr. Wonderful-due-to-arrive-this-early-fall.  So, note that one of the pics above is a sneak peek of the nursery prior to it’s paint job and new fan installation and of course hanging things and rearranging the furniture so things aren’t staged against the … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Year to date market snap shot of Onslow County, NC. - 07/09/13 06:34 AM
         Total “Active” numbers as of July 8, 2013
This information was pulled directly from JBOR MLS. Please feel free to call with any questions.

mckenzie: They might be virtual but sometimes they make the best neighbors. - 11/02/11 09:08 AM

I happen to have an amazing lab mix, full of personality and apparently, bored as of late.  I had a weekend full of activities and a few late nights (interrupted by bathroom and feed breaks for her) and Liberty Belle, the wonder pooch, got creative.
I walked in late Saturday evening to find shredded garbage from one end of the living room to the other and a black dog that knew nothing on the subject, naturally.  I clean it up, we head to bed.
First thing in the am, she’s swinging from chandeliers like she’s been … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Charity Open House a Huge Success. - 10/26/11 07:59 AM

Thanks to all who stopped by 3234 Planters Lane in Jacksonville, NC today for a fantastic lunch catered by Lisa Davila.  Dyal Photography was there to snap pics of local Realtors with Santa.  The American Cancer Society and it’s major annual fundrasier, Relay for Life (, is a cause near and dear to our hearts.  Jacksonville Board of Realtors man of the hour, Mike FX Burke was gracious enough to reprise his role for us as jolly St. Nick.  Great food, great pictures, and a LARGE home full of great company (six bedrooms, four and a half baths, three car … (0 comments)

mckenzie: Environmental Elf Program - 10/26/11 07:17 AM
Please pass this message to other teachers, students, and parents.   We need high school volunteers for the Jacksonville Litter Free Holiday Parade / Environmental Elf Program.    Those that are interested should meet at the parking lot on the right side of the Coastal Carolina Community College science building (look for Environmental Elves sign) at:   no later than 8am on Saturday the 19th of November.    You can also preregister by emailing .  Environmental Elves program helps high school students earn SAT credit hours by walking in the parade collecting recyclables and trash from parade watchers.  Hats, bags, etc will be provided and the first … (0 comments)

mckenzie: UP! House tour in Utah! - 10/07/11 04:45 AM
Visit this link for the cutest home tour ever, the house from UP built to real life scale.  Something upbeat to think about after a terrible weekend, helicopter crashes and loss, riots and fires in London and stock woes.  I’m enjoying spotty internet and a tough work day (nothing in comparison, I know) so I needed the smile.  Hope you survive your Monday also.
I get by with a little help from my friends, thanks folks for reposting this for me.

mckenzie: Operation HAPPY BOMB! - 09/05/11 08:38 AM

HI guys,
A favor to ask for a dear childhood friend of mine.  Maria has been illsince the summer after our graduation and has yet to recover.  Treatment hasincluded a four organ transplant and this year, she is up for yet anothertransplant.  Once a bright, college-bound athlete and the picture of healthand by far our friend with the sunniest personality, she’s been a prisonerto basically, a mystery illness.
She has made it to the finals for an HGTV makeover/renovation of her home,which would be her sanctuary for recovery after her surgery.
Voting is easy, you don’t have to log in, … (3 comments)

mckenzie: 201 America Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540 - 06/17/11 09:36 AM
Can you imagine a better address in a military town? Located on a bit of a hill on the corner of a cul de sac is this charmer of a three bedroom, two bath home. Lovingly maintained with new carpet (with a ten year transferable warranty), new flooring in the kitchen and designer paint colors. A HUGE deck to enjoy the big privacy-fenced in yard complete with a functioning gate to keep little ones and four legged friends on or off the deck. A storage shed and fenced vegetable garden make the yard complete. Designer colors throughout the house . Large … (0 comments)

mckenzie: 335 Steller Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540 - 06/17/11 09:34 AM
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.  One stop light from the Air Station, two stop lights to the beach and MARSOC and the back gate.  New carpet, new paint!  Fridge, great storage shed and play yard/swing set convey.  Fenced back yard.  Covered deck the entire back of the home to enjoy the yard that backs to trees.  Move in ready!  Vaulted ceiling in the family room, kitchen and dining areas.  Two closets in the master, one a walk in!  Check it out!

mckenzie: Moose Lodge Open House and pig pickin' - 06/14/11 09:42 AM

OPEN HOUSE at the MOOSE LODGE in Jacksonville, NC 28546.  Saturday, June 25th  the local chapter of the Order of the Moose will be hosing an open house!  Pig Pickin’ for $7.00 per person, at 3pm a horseshoe tournament will commence, at 6pm, Karaoke!  Open to all, you don’t have to be a member but they are looking for new folks to join!  Located at 135 Moosehaven Road (same road Texas Roadhouse is located on off of highway 17, and behind McD’s and Mi Cabana and new Navy Federal on Western)–mint green building behind the pine trees.  Need more information? … (0 comments)

mckenzie: OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY! - 06/14/11 09:39 AM

Please join me for lunch, catered by BREWED AWAKENINGS this THURSDAY, the 16th from 11:30-1:30 for a great open house in Aldersgate, located just off of Gum Branch Road (Gum Branch to Onsville to the Aldersgate entrance, home on your right).  Immaculate home with hardwood floors and a huge privacy fenced back yard surrounded by trees.  MLS number 118782 for more information but it’s completely worth stopping by for a few, taking a tour and having a little lunch break.  Hope to see you there!


McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military, SCOUT the life you LOVE! (CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group)

McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military

SCOUT the life you LOVE!

Jacksonville, NC

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CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group

Address: 829 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, NC, 28540

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