Tag Archives: mckenzie johnson

Going to the mattresses.




Relax, it’s decaf.  Sometimes, when the going gets rough, or very bizarre, in your work or personal life- it’s time to sit down, have a lovely beverage in a quiet and civilized setting and get out a fresh notebook and make some awesome happen.  The to-do list is getting long and creative but that’s what it takes to dig yourself out of crazy town.  Thank you for the brain storm assistance today.

On the short list- I’m on the hunt for an intern.  You don’t need to be Eastern NC local, most of the help needed will be with web/tech design, publishing and more and can be done from your dorm room in your pjs a few hours a week and I write a glowing letter of recommendation, if I do say so myself.

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”





NUMBER ONE OFFICE IN ONSLOW COUNTY!  It’s a tiny bit unheard of and I’m burning the midnight oil to make sure I’m contributing, but our little firm of under thirty agents is the number one office and holding for Onslow County in Eastern NC!  I say this as we beat out offices/firms with multiple locations and close to one hundred agents.

Working hard, doing right, following up and quality control pay off.  It’s been a tortoise vs. the hare sort of race since Keller Williams came to town but I think that’s how you win.

Work hard, stay humble, be nice to people.

“What the HECK is she doing?!”


BTW, I am no wizard, ninja or magical fairy when it comes to this. . .

If there are technical suggestions you’d like to offer or topics you’d really love to see covered, please give me a shout out.  I’m great with constructive criticism- not as in, I can make a fort out of them, but you catch my drift.

I know what I’m pretty great at, a short list, but: real estate, making babies stop crying, pot roast, hosting company, decorating a Christmas tree, ratatouille, responding to texts quickly and almost as quick with calls, being an Aunt and adoped Aunt to many, a decent shot, and hitting 250 posts (merci, c’est ici!).

If you have pointers or want to link up on linked in, facebook, pinterest and zeee twitter, give me a holler or track me down.  In the mean time, shake a leg and have an awesome Tuesday afternoon!

Annual Montessori Children’s School Fundraiser


  From my palio who coordinates this event every year: ”

Hi all!
Just a reminder:  The Montessori Children’s School Auction(aka my second child) is this Saturday, March 5th from 6 until… at the Rotary in Swansboro.  Tickets are $40 for 1, $75 for 2 and you get a ton for the money!  Food from amazing Jacksonville, Swansboro, Emerald Isle and Morehead City restaurants, wine from the Biltmore Estate, and Beer!  The Notorious Clamslammers are our entertainment and there will be tons of wonderful items up for auction.  I have attached my most recent spreadsheet if you would like to check it out.  Please email me or come visit for tickets or questions!  Thank you!

P.S. If you or a client still has an item that they wish to donate for auction, please come see me asap.  I am trying to finalize the list, but always open to donations:)  It is a great way to promote a business or a personal hobby!”

Swansboro, this Saturday evening, Clam Slammers (the beach/shag band) will be playing, heavy pupus, drinks, and lots of fun folks. . .and by the end of the night, at least a few folks end up shagging on the auction floor.  I’ve been every year, and each year it’s bigger and better and more packed!  I may not have kiddos/wee party goers myself, however, I love the philosophy, the program and the instructors not to mention more than a few of the families involved. 

Let me know if you’re interested in tickets and I’ll pass along the contact information.

*** Full disclosure, my firm is a corporate sponsor. . .

Military BAS and BAH rates


PAY: http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/militarypaytables/2011MilitaryPayTable1-4.pdf

BAH: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm 

Great links for pay info, of course, there’s mypay as well for military personnel.

http://dinkytown.net/  my favorite financial calculator site.

Feel free to contact me anytime with your real estate and market questions. Looking for bank owned?  Looking to invest?  Looking to see or rent your home?  I have lots of answers if you have lots of questions.



Some things in computerland never die and I see folks are still trying to find me via my old site, McKenzieSellsHomes.com . . .which is now disabled, I’m exclusively on 910homes.net in part due to spelling issues (though many of you now have a McKenzie of your own in your life, the name made the top baby name list, however, it has the most number of spellings) and what not. . .  I TWEET much more than I blog these days, so check it out at RealEstateKenz OR look up by my email address McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com .  Facebook is my favorite way to connect, much more fun to sell homes and see what you guys do to them, you can find me there too.

How do you know it’s close to Marine Corps Ball Season?


Like the week after New Year’s or just before Srping break. . .there is an uptick in gym visits these days are folks are getting in shape to get back into uniforms or evening wear. . .it’s nice to have the extra company.  🙂