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



We are blessed in Cary, North Carolina, with a better housing market than most areas of the country.  We even have builders who are rapidly building new homes in many neighborhoods.     New construction homes are desirable for many buyers, who would rather not deal with deferred maintenance from ...
I love a Parade.  Parade of Homes, that is.   .Here's a sign from a few years back.   We have seen annual Parade of Homes in the Triangle for decades.  Of course, many of the entry homes are on their second or third owners.  When Sellers recall or realize that their home was a former Parade of Ho...
First the disclaimer:With the growth in Wake County, North Carolina, and the burden of additional students on the Wake County Public School System, no real estate agent will guarantee a specific school assignment.  The assignments noted in the MLS listings are merely what are listed on ...
I took the quiz.  It says I am a crocodile.  Opportunistic.  Enterprising.  Creative.  Self-confident.  Self-sufficient.  Willing to sacrifice for visualized long-term results.  Hoping to engender the same in the people around me.  Wanting to do it, like Frank Sinatra, My Way. Is all that in my D...
. . . Having Mo Anderson visit and speak at the Carolinas Region Awards Reception has to be #1.   Having lunch with Amanda Simpson, Elizabeth Arduain, Shawna Green, Vickie Slade, Rich, Doug, and Elizabeth was great.  Getting around a table with people who know how to enjoy life makes convention f...
I loved Gary Keller's thoughts on NAR and in yesterday's Inman News interview I received today.  NAR as an advocacy for REALTORS®?  Great role, I agree.  But enabling lead gen as a distraction from advocacy?  Not so much, and again I agree.  As time goes by, it seems to me that NAR's inv...
At KW Family Reunion 2011, People want to get to breakout sessions.  If you are a few minutes late, you will be looking in the door from the hall.And people try to get in and will pack the room, standing against the walls, and sitting in aisles.   Staff had to speak up in this session where Ben K...
Had a great chat with Steven at the ActiveRain exhibit booth at Keller Williams Family Reunion 2011.     These guys are high energy, having a good time and infectious.  What's not to like? And it is a great looking display that demonstrates "Community" very well.  But I didn't get down on my hand...
Granite Countertops at one time were reserved for luxury homes, but more recently have been found in homes across the entire pricing spectrum.  A few years ago, I told a colleague that granite would become an expectation in entry-level homes in Cary very soon.  And I was met with disbelief. But, ...
Situated along Kildaire Farm Road near the Heart of Cary, NC, thousands of people drive by these magnificent oak trees daily, and I think many folks never see them.  They are twisted and contorted, and show the scars of generations of weather and storms.     They have been bothering me since the ...

Mike Jaquish

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