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Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.

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2010 

Military servicepeople, if you have been out of the country in service for 90 days in the last year, you have another 12 months to buy a home and qualify for the 1st time Buyers Tax Credit.  From the IRS Website:  "For Members of the Military Members of the Armed Forces and certain federal employ...
04/28/2010
Welcome to Trulia Questions! "Tell me about this house." $85000 for a 3800SF home, nearly new custom home in a great Cary, NC, subdivision! Who would dream it could come true for a lucky buyer?  One person had hopes. And we see it every day.  Misleading home profiles meant to drum up traffic to i...
04/27/2010
Motivated Sellers, to $225,000. 609 Holly Thorne Trace has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, a great flexible and livable floor plan, with a wonderful kitchen as the heart of the first level, and a 400 SF grand master suite on the second level. And at the low price of $225,000, it is an affordable gem in Ho...
04/23/2010
I had never specifically thought of signature security, but recently clients asked if we could do digital signatures for their disclosures that I would upload to MLS.  They were concerned about their "real" signatures being accessible to, well, whomever, for duplication and falsification.  (That ...
04/20/2010
It is clearly our duty to properly market property.  Photo quality and selection are part of it. I cringe everytime I see obvious cell phone photos, with just a few crooked smeary foggy images from smeary, foggy cell phone lenses.  Somehow the agent is able to fool the seller into thinking the ho...
04/19/2010
Todd Waller wrote a post, "How High? Raising the Bar" that deserves more discussion.  I applaud the effort to increase the level of professionalism in his firm.  Really, I do. Lenn Harley reblogged,"How High? Raising the Bar" and the reader comments indicate that many commenters posted without re...
04/17/2010
Got the question again today.  "Hey I'm over here to (whatever).  Can you give me the lockbox combination?" Me:  "Sure.  What is your MLS membership number?" "MLS number? I don't have one." Me:  "OK.  I'll be over in ten minutes to let you in." They always sound surprised when I won't divulge the...
04/15/2010
204 Amberglow Place, Cary, NC 27513 in Brookgreen Forest is cute as could be and move-in ready!  3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, with a fenced yard on a quiet cul-de-sac, and close to conveniences and services. 204 Amberglow Place Information 609 Holly Thorne Trace, Holly Springs, NC 27540 in Braxton V...
04/08/2010
Seeds.  You planted seeds.  They sprout in time.  You'll see.  There is more reward to the HyperLocal Challenge than a few thousand AR Pointeroos, for sure. HyperLocal blogging is so closely pinned to a community or individual subdivision that it is unlikely you will get 3 calls on a blog overnig...
04/07/2010
1.  Second-guessing Bob Stewart, lightly...  I think if I had to review all the posts in a Challenge, rather than ask for links in comments to my blog, I think I would form an AR Group, just for the Challenge. People could post their blog, and include it in the group.  Link in place, and "Live." ...
04/06/2010
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