Crystal Coast Real Estate Blogs Are MIA!

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The other day I actually received a “Google Alert” that a Crystal Coast real estate agent had posted information about the Crystal Coast real estate market on a website. Ironically, this same agent emailed me that day to say he had stumbled upon this site and wanted to discuss how he could have his information added to the Crystal Coast Blog. Read the rest of this entry

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If You Build It Will They Come?

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No, I’m not talking about building an Emerald Isle sound front home or an Atlantic Beach oceanfront cottage. I’m talking about building a Crystal Coast real estate website (or a website in any other location in the country for that matter).

Have You Built an Iowa Corn-fed Website?

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Maintaining Your Crystal Coast Home

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Recently I received this information from Mr. Jonathan Hunt with That Agency about maintaining your Masonite doors and felt it would be beneficial to pass along to Crystal Coast real estate owners about maintaining your exterior doors. As you know, the NC Coastal salt air can wreak havoc on the exterior of your Emerald Isle home causing your wood doors, windows and exterior siding to weather, decay and eventually need replacement. There are steps you can take to keep your doors looking better and lasting longer too.

Creating Outstanding Entryways to Your Crystal Coast Home

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Real Estate SEO 101

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Taking a Brief Vacation to Go “Slightly” Off-Topic

This post will represent a slight divergent from my normal topics about the Crystal Coast. Since so many of my real estate agent friends like for me to delve into search engine optimization (SEO). I figured it was time to take a short vacation from my musings on all things Crystal Coast real estate.

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Crystal Coast Vacation Specials!

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And I Did All the Work for You!

I realize some of you just don’t have the time to search for the spring rental and hotel deals on the Crystal Coast Deals Are For RealSouthern Outer Banks (or some are just to dang lazy to do it!), but I decided to see for myself if all this “talk” about NC Coast spring vacation rental and hotel discounts was just that – a lot of talk. Well guess what? There are spring beach deals out there but who knows how long they are going to last. Remember – it’s first come, first served!

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Are You Sitting on Your Hands?

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I read an interesting article in the business section of the News and Observer this past Saturday. The article implied that people are waiting before they book their vacation rentals and make their hotel reservations for the Crystal Coast. It seems the primary reasons we are “sitting on our hands” is because of the economy, the gas prices and the elusive search to save a buck!

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What Impacts Your Crystal Coast Home’s Marketability?

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It seems I’ve been hung up on the whole real estate gig lately. What can I say, it’s a passion of mine. I’m especially enamored with the real estate market on the Crystal Coast. It always gets me thinking as I drive from Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach just how many homes, condos and lots are for sale here on the Southern Outer Banks.

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Accurately Pricing Your Emerald Isle Property

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In Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the series on the subject of “Can You Sale Your Emerald Isle Home Yourself“, these post dealt with the many challenges home sellers face when trying to market their own home. Because the issue of pricing your home is so critical, it is important this subject be given the full attention it deserves. When it comes down to pricing your home accurately, it really shouldn’t make a difference if your home is being sold by you the owner or by an agent. Market value is market value. Buyers may want to negotiate with you on that point. More on that topic in a later post.

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Can You Sale Your Emerald Isle Home Yourself – Part3

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Do You Have What it Takes to Sale Your Own Property?

Here is the last installment of this 3 part series of posts on Can You Sale Your Emerald Isle Home Yourself? How you answer these questions could help you decide what’s the smart thing to do – sale it yourself or list with an agent.

  1. Be honest, do you have the time to market your home and ultimately manage the process to its successful conclusion?
  2. Do you possess the ability to accurately price your property?
  3. Do you possess a working knowledge and understanding of the North Carolina real estate transaction?
  4. Are you a trained, skillful negotiator?
  5. Do have at your disposal dependable, respected real estate industry experts (attorney, title company, lending consultant and so forth) to consummate your real estate transaction?

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Can You Sale Your Emerald Isle Home Yourself? Part 2

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In my previous Crystal Coast Blog post, I spoke about the major time commitment involved to go For Sale Buyer Owner. The next big challenge you’ll face when selling your Emerald Isle home yourself is the need for a solid Internet marketing plan. You might be asking why an Internet marketing plan? Many real estate marketing experts (present company included) will tell you can forget about placing ads in your local area newspapers. It’s a waste of your money and your valuable time. The vast majority of Crystal Coast home buyers troll the web. In fact, statistics now indicate as high as 85% of all home buyers now use the web to search for homes.

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