What Does A Realtor Do?

You've decided to sell your home in the Triangle area. Now, you may be wondering if you need to hire a Realtor® or if you can sell it yourself and save the commission expense. So what do you get for that commission? What does your Realtor® do for you, the seller?

The Average Realtor® Will Provide The Following Services:

Help you price your house. The Realtor® will do a comparative market analysis to see what similar homes in your area have been selling for. If you price your house too high, buyers will be scared off and the house won’t sell. If you price it too low, you won’t be getting the full value of your home.

Help you show your house to its best advantage. Good Realtor®s will give you advice on how to improve curb appeal, declutter the…

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Things to do this 4th of July

This coming weekend we celebrate Independence Day, the day we declared our independence from England. We usually get together with family and friends for a day of fun, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, and, of course, fireworks! This year, you can actually catch fireworks on both Sunday and Monday if you plan ahead. Some places are celebrating the holiday on Sunday and others on Monday, the 4th. To help you plan your holiday, we have listed below some of the more popular events for the weekend.

Events for Sunday, July 3:

Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration

South Park, 820 South Main Street, Fuquay-Varina. 6 pm.

This event includes free music, inflatable rides, tons of food vendors, and spectacular fireworks after dark. A…

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How Technology is Changing Real Estate

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. – Marshall McLuhan

The online community is changing the way that success is measured in the industry. Five, ten, and twenty years ago, the role of a real estate agent was considerably different than it is now. Back then, agents had to seek out information and catalogue it, so their successes were largely based on the amount of data they had at their disposal. Nowadays, it’s not so much about how much data you can curate, but how well you know the local market and the kind of service you provide. Whether the agents like it or not, good and bad experiences are broadcasted across online review platforms and social media, which can persuade or dissuade people from wanting to work…

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Helping You With Home Inspections

A Home inspection is one of the most important steps of buying a home, especially if you're looking at a resale property. But if you've never built a house or you don't understand the lingo of the trade, it's easy to miss out on critical information or focus too much on something that isn't a big problem. That's where having a skilled real estate agent by your side will help. Once a home inspection has been completed, you'll be given a detailed report along with a walk-through to point out any areas of concern. At My NC Homes, your agent will go through the documents with you and simplify

What You Should Know Prior To A Home Inspection

Especially if you're buying an older home for instance, there's a good chance that something will come up on…

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 issues with working with a dual agent

Before we talk about dual agency, let’s look at the conventional relationship between an agent and a client. The client can be either a seller or a buyer.

Hiring A Realtor To Sell Your Home

A home seller will hire a broker to handle the home sale. The broker becomes the seller’s agent. The seller expects the Realtor to do everything in the Realtor’s power to get the seller the best deal on the sale. In the course of the transaction, the seller will probably tell the Realtor certain details that may affect how the realtor handles the sale. For example, the seller may need to move immediately and be willing to take a lower price if necessary to sell the house. Or the seller may be in no hurry to sell and will not accept a low price under any…

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South Grove homes for saleIf you’re looking to buy a luxury home in Chapel Hill, then you won’t want to miss out on what South Grove has to offer. By the end of its construction, this beautiful, new construction community by John Weiland Homes will have add 26 stunning luxury homes to Chapel Hill’s real estate market. Because it’s still under construction, you can work with their interior designer while your home is being built to fully customize your interiors with their wide range of options.

All homes in South Grove are situated on a 1-acre lot and feature high-ceilings, gourmet kitchens, built-in device charging stations, spa-inspired bathrooms, spacious masters, and stainless-steel appliances, among a host of other contemporary finishes throughout.

Efficient &…

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Buying a home to renovate in the Triangle Area

Step 1: Find The Right Home

Some buyers are out there with the specific goal in mind: to buy a fixer-upper. With an extensive background in construction, the My NC Home team wants to help you find a good home that's worth restoration. They'll advise on whether or not its a viable home to renovate, and help you find the home that best suits your needs. Once we've found the right home, we'll help you negotiate a fair price so that you can buy the house and start making your vision a reality.

Step 2: Renovate It!

When you buy a home with My NC Homes, they don't just hand over the keys and call it a day, they're with you every step of the way. If you're planning to do some construction work post-purchase, then they want to help you follow through…

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Tips for cooling your home naturallyIt’s finally June; the mercury is rising, the sun is shining, and the house is starting to really warm up again. On one hand, if don’t have air conditioning in your home, you’re probably sitting there wishing that you did. On the other hand, if you do have air conditioning, you might be dreading the arrival of the next electricity bill. It’s hot now, and it’s only going to get warmer. Here are some simple tips that you can try this year to keep your wallet happy and you’re home nice and comfortable.

Block The Heat From Coming Inside

It’s easy to keep bugs and pests out of the home, but heat is something completely different. The best way to cool you’re North Carolina home is to prevent the heat from building up in the first place.

1. Watch The…

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Triangle Area farmers' marketsNow that Memorial Day has passed, our thoughts turn to summer; and one of the greates things about this time of the year is the availability of numerous fresh fruits and vegetables. While grocery stores stock up on all of the current fruits and veggies, there is nothing fresher than buying your goods directly from the farmer at your local farmer’s market.

Both Andrew and I are serious cooks, and one of the many things we love about living here in North Carolina is our access to high quality fresh foods. 

The Triangle Area is blessed with a plethora of farmers’ markets, so there is no reason you can’t enjoy delicious fresh foods this summer. Many of these markets offer far more than just fruits and vegetables. Many offer a number of other foods…

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