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By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
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Today I had calls from Memphis, TN; New York; Fall Church, VA; Bay Point, CA; and Randallstown, MD. It would be great if those calls were coming from clients but I will never know because I didn’t answer any of them. Truth is, I’m a successful Realtor and I no longer answer my phone.  I’m sure I’...

By Isaac Allen, REALTOR, Brevard, NC area Specialist.
(White Squirrel Realty)
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Isaac Allen owner of Residential Property Management & Sales LLC manages 90+ rental properties with a mix of long and short term rentals.  We are currently growing our rental portfolio.  My office team includes Jana Livingston and Hope Van Leeuwen, both can assist with listing your property as a ...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
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We admit it....when it comes to living in Brevard, North Carolina we are biased. After living in Florida for 30+ years and watching the area morph from a nice Gulf-side community to a bloated, over-populated megalopolis we were ready for a change and anxious to leave the heat, humidity, hurricane...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 2
Up until a few years ago most blog posts about this area of western North Carolina were all about the waterfalls, the fantastic mountain scenery, the amazing array of outdoor activities, mountain biking, and the life style.  Those things are all still big drawing cards for Asheville, Brevard, Hen...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
Once upon a time there was a Mr. and a Mrs. and together, they built a sweet little house where there were trees and streams, birds and flowers, and nature all around. The Mr. and the Mrs. were happy. The little house was happy and life was good. Then one day, the Mr. grew old and was gone, leavi...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 1
Tuesday May 10, 2016 - 4:45 pm.  It started like any other afternoon with a game of ball in the side yard.  Our two little dogs, Sunny and Boo chased the tennis balls, Ace ran big circles around us barking at who knows what. We had played this game hundreds of times with Ace eventually loping int...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 2
The news this month is all about the Brevard/Pisgah Forest market and the current "buying" season. One of the indicators that we consider when we talk about how the market is doing is how long it takes for homes to sell. You'll see that number indicated in listings as CDOM (cumulative days on mar...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 1
Signs of spring are everywhere in the mountains of wester North Carolina. The weeping cherry trees are already showing off their blooms, the red buds are close behind, bright yellow forsythias line driveways around town, and shades of green are starting to dot the mountainside as the hardwoods co...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
I'll get this one thing on the table at the start.  Fixed rate, "budget brokers" cannot and do not do what a full service broker does for a seller.  Sure, for a nomimal flat fee, you get your home on the MLS. But that's about it.  I suppose if you are the kind of seller who has real estate experi...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
It's spring time in the mountains around Brevard, North Carolina.  That means the daffodils and tulips are blooming and the local farmers market will be opening soon.  It's also the time when Brevard real estate starts its year.  Memorial Day is when the official starting gun fires, but in the mo...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 2
There is no denying the impact that social media has had on our lives.  Websites like Twitter, LinkdIn, and Facebook make it possible to communicate with people 24/7 no matter where we are in the world. All of these sites all have their place in our lives and our businesses and they can be a fun ...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
                Fall is officially here in the mountains of western North Carolina.  The big show, the changing leaves, has begun and according to some reports, should peak sometime the middle of the month. We know from experience though that there can be, weather permitting, plenty of color all ...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 5
Today I learned the hard way that I need to add one more thing to my official "Seller Do's and Don'ts" manual. Today we were out with buyers and walked into a home they had wanted to see.  As we came through the front door we were assaulted (no, that is not over stating it) with an orange/citrus ...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
I've been working with a great young couple who have uncovered the secret code of Realtors. They will be relocating to the Hendersonville, NC area and have taken a very active role in their search by doing a drive by on every home they want to see. Not only does this save me valuable time, it hel...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 5
I enjoyed school for the most part. Once I got to college at the University of South Florida, though, I had to deal with classes that were required for my major whether I liked them or not. The one and only class that gave me fits, and the one and only class I ever had to repeat in college was (c...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
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For some people, summer time means family vacations or a trip to the beach. For me, and other foodies, the summer months are when we can flex our cooking muscle with the freshest fruits and vegetables of the year. I'm not talking about tomatoes that were grown in California and shipped in or gree...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
When was the last time you really just kicked back and let the world pass you by?  It's hard to do these days with all the rushing around we do, cramming as much as possible into a 24 hour time frame.  Maybe what you need is a river to swim in, a mountain get away with a laid back attitude, and s...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
If you are buying or selling property in North Carolina you need to understand the ins and outs of Due Diligence.  It’s a wrinkle in the Offer to Purchase brought to us a couple of years ago by the good folks in Raleigh.In the most general of terms, whether you are buying a home, a car, or a stoc...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
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I knew I would enjoy working with these new buyers after the first email exchange. In the book Blink, it illustrates how we think without thinking and delves into the reasons why some people are able to make quick and decisive decisions while others seem incapable of making a decision about anyth...

By Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist
(Looking Glass Realty)
Comments 0
  The spring selling season is here in western North Carolina and there are 5 things you can do right now if you want to sell your home this year. 1. De-clutter every room and closet. This step is so basic yet so important for several reasons. When a house is cluttered, two things can happen. A ...

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