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To-do lists call even if you can’t walk or drive.

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Baby Garrett and I are waiting out his arrival with a LOOOOONG to-do list and some tunes.  I’m fascinated to see what he likes when he’s finally out and about with us in the world but one of today’s favorites that has him literally grooving in the womb is :

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Hopefully, Mr. Man arrives asap, my docket for the next few months is full and it’s hard to dive in when you have someone literally standing on some nerves and you can’t walk, just saying.  Childbirth sounds scary but 9/10 months has a way of wearing you down and ready to welcome the new adventure.  Maybe tonight?

JBOR Election and Affiliates night.

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A brief explanation.  The last few years have had progressively more fun themes for our annual Jacksonville (NC) Board of Realtor’s election and affiliate night. This year was more or less a night at the Emmy’s/Hollywood evening.  So, folks were encouraged to dress as characters. . .I was thrilled to manage to squeeze into something non-maternity for a night but I think had I done a youtube video of me trying to get into some spanx (spoiler, I wasn’t successful) whilst getting ready would have easily scored more views than that cat riding the roomba.  ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc)  Safe to say, especially if you have European heritage and have assisted your Grandmother making sausage, a nine month pregnant woman trying to get into “smooth wear” basically looks like fifty pounds of sausage trying to get into ten pounds of casing, alternate image, a python who ate a deer.

Adapt and overcome!  😉

Hello September, hello new/old name change.

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Almost complete with the name change but finally have a few official documents back so I can expedite things like changing them with NAR (National Association of Realtors), NCAR (North Carolina Association of Realtors) etc. . .the parts of name change house keeping that aren’t all that fun.

New business cards will be in the works, and even MORE incentive to get back in shape ASAP- new head shots and thank HEAVENS for Pinterest and SECRET boards!  Inspiration and outfit ideas but looking forward to no more edema and perhaps finding something new-mommy yet professional.  We shall see!

But the not-so-new-news is that it’s officially McKenzie Johnson again- and working on LOTS of domain name overhauls and the KW phone app etc. which had t wait until the name change became official.

 

Hope you’re well!

Check out the public portion of my Pinterest boards @ http://www.pinterest.com/mckenzie27/boards/  I passed 1,000 followers this week- so my late night and early am pregnancy insomnia seems to be helping “win friends and influence people”- or, at the least, find folks with equally annoying sleeping patterns OR who also spend time waiting in driveways for clients to show homes and pin a bit.  😉

Year to date real estate market snap shot for the Onslow County NC area.

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Residential Unit Sales Ranking By Office

 

Statistics from Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®  MLS (Onslow County Areas 1-7)

 

January – June 2013         

 

Total Number of Residential Sales “Sold” YTD 6/30/2013 = 1407 (1428 in 2012)

Decrease of 21 or Down 1%  

Total Number of Active Residential Listings = 2477

 

Total Number of SF and NC 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 6/30/2013 = 1199 (1268 in 2012)

Decrease of 69 or Down 5%

Total Number of Active SF, NC 1,2,3 = 2041

 

Total Number of NC 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 6/30/2013 = 681 (812 in 2012)

Decrease of 131 or Down 16%

Total Number of Active NC Residential Listings = 733

 

Total Number of SF 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 6/30/2013 (NOT INCLUDING REO SALES)= 350 (395 in 2012)

Decrease of 45or Down 11%

Total Number of Active Re-Sale Residential Listings = 1217

 

Total Number of  REO SF 1,2,3 “Sold” YTD 6/30/2013 = 168 (61 in 2012)

Increase of 107 or Up 175%

Total Number of Active REO Re-Sale Residential Listings = 91

 

 

OFFICE RANKING INFO  (ONSLOW COUNTY Areas 1 – 7 all types)

 

Rank

Office

Units

Volume

Units

Volume

Units

Volume

% Volume

 

 

Listed

Sold

Total

 

1

Keller Williams

128

$24,854,341

122

$23,012,451

250

$47,866,792

9.83%

2

Coldwell Banker Fountain

131

$24,753,650

64

$12,087,228

195

$36,840,878

7.57%

3

Century 21 Sweyer

101.5

$16,053,422

115

$18,076,075

216.5

$34,129,497

7.01%

4

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast

94.5

$15,351,749

107

$17,940,166

201.5

$33,291,915

6.84%

5

C-21 American Properties

66

$9,882,689

138

$19,440,378

204

$29,323,067

6.02%

6

C-21 Champion

47

$7,230,820

112

$18,415,169

159

$25,645,989

5.27%

7

HomeTeam

52

$9,415,762

57

$9,013,797

109

$18,429,559

3.78%

8

Non Member Selling Office

0

$0

94

$18,405,192

94

$18,405,192

3.78%

9

Treasure Realty

46

$12,664,379

20

$4,130,011

66

$16,794,390

3.45%

10

Prudential Hometown

44

$7,357,600

49

$8,788,788

93

$16,146,388

3.32%

11

C-21 American Properties West

73

$10,289,300

36

$4,682,700

109

$14,972,000

3.07%

12

Landmark Real Estate Group

19

$7,402,570

28

$6,661,200

47

$14,063,770

2.89%

13

Choice Jacksonville Realty

60

$6,683,160

49

$5,583,035

109

$12,266,195

2.52%

14

RE/MAX Home Connections

45

$8,663,296

17

$3,442,036

62

$12,105,332

2.49%

15

Fonville Morisey & Barefoot

39

$9,386,506

9

$2,289,876

48

$11,676,382

2.40%

16

Castro Real Estate Group

35

$6,592,204

24

$3,891,639

59

$10,483,843

2.15%

17

RE/MAX  Home Connections II

75

$7,096,084

27

$2,979,992

102

$10,076,076

2.07%

18

DR Horton Inc

32

$7,623,776

6

$1,411,743

38

$9,035,519

1.86%

19

Courtney Carter Homes

22

$4,194,764

21

$3,572,485

43

$7,767,249

1.60%

20

Cold Banker Sea Coast Surf City

10

$2,410,500

20

$4,003,746

30

$6,414,246

1.32%

 

         Total “Active” numbers as of July 8, 2013

 

 

This information was pulled directly from JBOR MLS. Please feel free to call with any questions.

Thanks,

Pies, guns, furniture and roasted lamb.

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Is it just me or are men game for almost any activity that involves a gun?

Tomorrow, nursery furniture arrives.  Well, two dressers, two twin beds, a nightstand and a rocking chair in tiger’s eye maple.  As a Realtor, I enjoy hearing clients figure out loud which rooms will be for which family member and where furniture will go.  I’m lacking that clarity thus far.  Not 100% sure where everything will be set up and there’s the matter of the crib.

Dear baby supply stores and big box outlets: please don’t leave things on your display floor that are A. already sold out 2. not an option to purchase as they have been on display and are considered “unsafe for resale” and III. provide no alternates for ordering purposes.  So, of course I have scoped out some back-up options which aren’t exactly what I had in mind but in terms of features and function are on par, but price point, of course is more. . .beware the DANG upsale!  Le sigh.

Tomorrow is a big gathering at the house, to both unpack and unload furniture but also to meet and greet.  I’m taking full advantage of pregnancy insomnia to catch up on projects that didn’t get done today while showing homes.  I have one key lime pie (from scratch) complete and cooling and one “crack” pie in the oven ( http://chefindisguise.com/2013/06/27/momofuku-milk-bar-crack-pie/ ) and deviled eggs hanging out in the fridge.  Tomorrow I am whipping up some roasted lamb and a tenderloin, couscous and ratatouille.  Somehow I feel if I can’t help with the heavy lifting I can at least make sure everyone is full after the fact.

Looking for dinner/dessert/nursery/painting/new construction/work motivation and more?  You’re welcome to always check out my Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/mckenzie27/boards/ for suggestions and inspiration.

And for those thirty of so of you per week that are finding my site looking for a registry (I use my nerd powers for good instead of evil (-; ) , target, babies r us and amazon-   at some point I suppose I should post links and I’ll get around to that, but there’s laundry to be done and a wiry black lab puppy who needs a bath before we call it a night!

Hope your summer is treating you well!  As always, you’re welcome to contact me @ McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com for Residential Real Estate questions and needs.  Rentals, sales, bank-owned, short sale, investment and more- I’m your Eastern North Carolina connection.