Thursday, June 25, 2020 / by Anne Rose
There’s a certain magic to making the home-buying experience a positive one for out-of-town buyers. It’s about knowing how to pivot and work with the unique situation each cross-country real estate transaction presents. Everyone, from the Realtor and the loan officer, to the moving company, must be able to work across state lines. That takes experience and knowledge.
Added challenges, like COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines or travel restrictions, can make long distance home searches even more difficult.
“In light of the uncertainty in today’s world, travel is more difficult, viewing homes is more difficult, and yet still the market is competitive and fast-paced,” says Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams Innovate. “It is important for buyers to utilize technology and a true local expert to help guide them through the process. An agent should be able to help virtually select and eliminate prope ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Johna Herbinger, Broker Realtor with KBT Realty in Wilmington NC. Johna moved to the Topsail Island Beach area a year ago, from New York state. She and her family wanted to be near the water, and chose Surf City because it was the closest she could get without being directly on the beach.
She often walks the beach before sunrise. Every Wednesday morning, she volunteers with the Topsail Turtle Project, walking one mile of beach looking for turtle nests during nesting season.
Johna points out that Realtor.com recently posted an article that states Topsail Island is one of the most affordable beach communities in the United States. The name "Topsail" actually came from the pirates who used to hide behind the island on their ships, waiting to see the tops of the sails of ships to attack for riches.
Johna sells real estate from Hampstead south to Holden Beach: the whole southeastern North Carolina coast. She is happy to introduce prospective buyers to t ...
Monday, June 3, 2019 / by Anne Rose
What does it mean to "Demystify Leverage"?
Individuals, especially those in real estate, often don't quite grasp the concept of leverage, and all the types of leverage that are available to in both your personal life and your career.
Whether you are a brand new agent, or you have been in real estate for years, whether you are an independent agent, or you are working in a team, you are going to come across a time where you feel like you are pushing up against a wall. This could cause you to not be able to do the thing that is the most important to you: your number one priority in your life.
That's when it's really important to turn to leverage.
Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate company in the world by agent count, closed sales volume, and units sold, teaches us in his book The ONE Thing, to identify the one topic - the one thing - that you can do today that will allow everything else to be either unnecessary or not i ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / by Anne Rose
KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams associates chose to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, Keller Williams' annual day of service on Thursday, May 9 2019, dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities.
RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, is a collective service initiative with a local community focus.
As part of the Wilmington North Carolina RED Day effort, KBT Realty Group spent the day with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity at one of the “Four on Two” home construction sites at 302 South 15th Street, Wilmington NC.
KBT Realty Group closed the office for RED Day, enabling more than 20 agents, administrative staff, and associates to volunteer at the construction site.
“Keller Williams offices around the world are closed for RED Day so that we can give back to our communities,” says Becky Brown, Partner, KBT Realty Group. “It’s the most fulfilling activity ...