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Only four lots left!

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Rates are low and PCS orders are flowing!  We have three homes VERY close to completion if you’re interested in a door to door move!

Lots 8, 9, 11 and 16 are all that remain in our waterfront community of Kings Harbor in Holly Ridge.  Coastal living in Eastern NC at an affordable price, 155,000 to 170,000 for three and four bedroom homes with AMAZING attention to detail!  Beautiful ceramic tile medallion entrances, crown moulding everywhere, oil rubbed bronze fixtures and appointments, custom paint colors and more!  Gracious floor plans!  

Check out: http://kingsharbor-nc.com for more photos or call me for a tour and additional photos.

910.554.0761 McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com

We’re expecting and we moved in together.

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Gruner Residential
Gruner Residential @ Keller Williams
New Digs
Moving in together takes compromise.  I said sure to the giant wall-mounted television as long as I got to do a little accessorizing and things could smell like flowers and baked goods.  It’s made for a pretty darn snazzy shared space.  We’d love for you to drop by for a hello, leave a business card, and check it out!
Feel the strength of an award winning Riptide home

Expecting offers on our fantastic Riptide Builders homes!

Riptide is currently building in the Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge areas but will contract to do custom homes.http://www.riptidebuilders.com

Interested in what options we have for your clients?

Give me, McKenzie, a call 910.554.0761and we can talk options or set up a tour of our selections center.

Carolina Cottages infused with Riptide’s unique custom designs, starting in the 150’s

A fishish level rarely seen, especially in this price range.  Nine foot ceilings, seven and a quarter inch base moulding and custom chair moulding.  Whirlpool appliances in the kitchen and upgraded cabinets and high quality flooring.  Recessed lighting, outstanding tile flooring accents.  You thought they didn’t build them “like that any more” but Riptide does.

Best in Show 2012, Best Construction Quality, Best Curb Appeal, Best Floor Plan

2012 Award Winning

Onslow County Home Builders Assosciation awarded Riptide Builders in the following 2012 categories:

Best in Show $175,000 and under
Best Construction Quality $175,000 and under
Best Floor Plan $175,000 and under
Best Curb Appeal $175,000 and under

Office/Design Center WarmingDate to be announced (early Septemberish), have to let the paint and carpet dry and dust settle from the move.  We’d love to see you there.  Of course, we’ll have refreshments and we promise, no Kooliad.

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“Up” house tour in Utah

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWt1WtNZq3w&feature=player_embedded

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.

Cheers to a wonderful 2010, can’t wait to see what adventures 2011 will hold!

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May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.

Thank you all for an amazing year.  Some home sales were easy as pie, some a little complicated and some as tough as giving birth to a baby rhino (not sure, but imagine that it would be slow and painful, so I felt a handy analogy).  Thank you for all the close-call home sales too and I hope the stars align in the new year– after your promotion, baby’s arrival, graduation, marriage, retirement, divorce. 

I’m happy to count myself as ons of the few Realtors in the world who is still sitting at their desk during the holiday season responding to past, present and future clients.  It’s been a busy year and I’m already rolling into the new year swinging.

This year has been full of questions about the state of the economy, real estate, and the American Dream.  Part of being good at what you do is know when not to do what you love to do.  I’m thrilled with the homes and folks I have connected with this year but also the homes that didn’t sell because it simply wasn’t the right time for them to buy, pcs orders changed,  bad mix of risk and reward.  If you need more info about the local economy, want to talk shop. . .I’m always available, well, maybe too available which is on the resolutions list for the new year, but happy to help you figure out if now is a good time for you to buy or sell. . .or rent or lease. . .or look at an option contract. 

It’s the fit that counts and there is something out there for everyone.  I hope to help you find it.

With warm wishes for you and yours this holiday season!  May your new year be filled with even more fun adventures and great memories than the year almost past.

~McKenzie

Eating soup with a knife and channeling Sun Tzu. . .and marinating in itunes.

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My desk today. . .sort of speaks for itself.

 

There’s a possibility it’s the caffeine talking but ever experience a good gut-burn that makes you feel like you’re on the right path to something fun and great and mutually beneficial?  I’m there, enjoying the burn and the late night epiphanies and brain storming sessions.  You know you’re passionate about what you’re doing when half asleep at three thirty in the morning you’re scrawling into a moleskine journal next to the bed to try to get something down before you fall back asleep, actually, no that’s just the inspiration.  Hearing your idea is terrible twenty times in a row, some from close family and friends as you morph and develop it then eventually the tides turn and you hear it just might work as you intend it to. . .there’s nothing like your own mother or a former business professor telling you to pack sand to make you put up or shut up on something at the developmental level.

You have to think old school, new school and anticipate the moves of the school with no foundation these days in real estate.  Like any business, I’m sure you’re sitting there shaking  your head, “It’s not rocket science!”. . .thanks Captain Obvious.  It can be frustrating to see some folks advance in business.  Prowess in marketing?  Networking?  Orrrr connections, which, hey, I get it, it’s a networking game, life/business that is and good on ya if you’re out shakin’ your tail feather to push your product or idea.  Maybe it was that business ethics class (since I thought taking one was important) or one too many lock-ins at Baylake United Methodist as a kid but I think it’s weird push your product when there’s a very personal interest at heart. 

Ah, disclosure.  Depending on the state in question, there are some various “direct” connections (Selling agent is builder, Real Estate Firm is Developer). . .but it’s amazing what ISN’T required.  It’s kind of strange to stand back and keep an eye on who’s hand is in who’s pocket in real estate these days.  Referral organizations that take over a third of commissions up front and then push their product but don’t want you to disclose to their referred client that the client indeed has a choice.  Agents who are in one way or another involved with their builder or developer who, perhaps, aren’t doing their due diligence pushing for the best match for a purchase for you but rather something from their personal inventory since it’s proceeds are paying for this year’s trip to cabo or wedding flowers with the builder/developer.  Hey, I know we have some PR work to do.  As real estate professionals, I know a good chunk of this nation is sure we are the new century’s equivalent of a snake oil salesman and frankly, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with a good portion of us.

I’m feeling a teensy bit riot grrl lately, granted, Doc Martens don’t go with my work attire today but feeling a little grr nonethless.  Am I out to make a buck, you bet, but aren’t we all.  I guess if you’re taking a look at something I have up on the market, I want you to know it’s my best friend’s sister’s house with super cute custom curtains in the family room and if it’s a match to your wish list but I’m most certainly not going to shove it down your throat if it’s not a good match.  Also, I think if you’re representing a builder/developer and you spent the first half of your morning folding their underpants and making them coffee but you aren’t perhaps legally married or it’s a second cousin twice removed, if I were a client, I’d like to know.

Back to my death by spread sheet and paper cut but had to vent for a second.  Happy to lose a battle in the short term (or at least walk away from the school yard) and to gain ground long term.  Day ten (I think) in a row, thinking I may break for the gym then head back to work. . .

PS- To the facebook and blog creeper out there that’s reposted some of my articles (as well as some that seem familiar from fellow bloggers), nice to meet you, I have your isp address, consider this a polite finger wagging to knock it off. . .it’s not nice to plagiarise.  You are welcome to share with a link or repost or trackback buddy. . .seriously, by the looks of things, seems like you don’t write a lick yourself?

Rawr.  End scene.

Bear Trail at Southwest Plantation

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So, the word is officially out.  Art and my team secured the new homes in Southwest Plantation . . .Bear Trail. 

Located outside city limits of Jacksonville, off of Dawson Cabin Road.

Homesites priced from the low 50’s, beautiful homes priced from the mid 200’s.

I’ll have more information on my website soon, but, until then, take a moment to visit: www.beartrailgolf.com to learn more about the course, tee times, and more.

For the best directions, use the address: 444 Harris Creek Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540

More info and more photos to follow. . .very exciting project to be involved with, I am looking forward to it!

Bear Trail GBear Trail Golf
at Southwest Plantation
444 Harris Creek Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-346-8160
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at Southwest Plantation
444 Harris Creek Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-346-8160