Understanding Real Estate Representation
Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By: G. M. Filisko  on HouseLogic Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to choose representation that meets your needs in the transaction. You have choices when selecting representation in a real estate transaction. Here are five tips for understanding which type of legal relationship with a real estate professional, called an agency relationship, will best …

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How to Keep Your House Cool Without AC
Friday, June 9th, 2017

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer. These tips will help you keep your house cool without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC …

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7 No-No’s When Applying for a Mortgage
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Applying for a home mortgage can be an exciting time! It can also be a stressful time if you run into snags with your loan approval. The process involves inspecting factors such as your credit, income, debt and assets. Because of this, there are several actions you should avoid during the time your loan is being …

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Staying Informed on Flood Insurance
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

“On September 30, just six months from today, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire.” – National Associate of REALTORS®. Stay informed on the latest updates for flood insurance! This is important information to learn and understand, especially for those who reside or own property in the coastal region. Ask one of our experienced REALTORS® …

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The Property Shop Increases It’s Footprint…Yet Again
Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 The Property Shop increases its footprint of residential real estate services to the Raleigh-Durham market. “We are pleased to have aligned ourselves with Mark Steward and the Mark Steward Team with The Triangle Real Estate Group in our States Capital City.  Mr. Steward and team will not only be working with us in the Coastal …

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5 Important Reasons to Use a REALTOR®
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Thinking of buying or selling a property? Thinking of doing it alone? Think again. While you can go solo on this venture, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t. Hiring a REALTOR® is the best decision you can make and here’s why. 1. Experience, experience, experience This is their job. Day in and day out, …

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10 Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell
Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Staging your home can make all the difference when deciding to put your house on the market. It has the potential to fast-track your sale and/or increase the perceived value. You may think that staging is expensive, and it can be, so we pulled together 10 ideas you can do yourself for little to no …

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2017 Cape Fear REALTORS® Inauguration
Friday, January 20th, 2017

Following a strong year for The Property Shop, we were excited to welcome a new year at the 2017 Cape Fear REALTORS® Inauguration where several of our brokers received recognition. After diligently serving on the board herself, Patrice Willetts had the honor of installing the new president and the 2017 Board of Directors. Along with …

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We’re Growing!
Friday, October 28th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of 5 new brokers; Tom Craigg, CB Johnson, Danica Fletcher, Ilene Meyers and Lisa Tomak. Each of these individuals brings a diverse level of experience and knowledge to the team. This growth allows The Property Shop to continue to provide the same, high-level, quality service that our clients …

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Tony Harrington for WRAR Board of Directors
Tony Harrington Running for WRAR Board of Directors
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

My name is Tony Harrington and I would be honored to serve you as a Director with the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS®. While serving, I look forward to offering my diverse perspective to enhance the real estate industry with WRAR. Some of my experiences include: 20 Years as REALTOR® including both Raleigh- Durham and …

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2 Reasons to Say GOODBYE to Zillow
Friday, June 10th, 2016

2 Reasons to Say GOODBYE to Zillow Why to Use Your Local REALTOR® It’s about time, time to say goodbye to Zillow!  As REALTORS® we often cringe when we hear that our clients and customers are referencing Zillow when making their real estate decisions.  Why do we cringe?  We’re cringing because Zillow is not looking for …

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11 Spring Activities in Wilmington
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

As given by The Property Shop As spring grows ever nearer, we’re called from our winter hibernation to experience the warm sun on our faces and re-discover our world as is morphs into green splendor! Without question, each Property Shop Broker will tell you that their favorite spring time activity is selling and buying homes …

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8 Reasons to use a Boutique Real Estate Firm
Friday, February 12th, 2016

What is a Boutique Real Estate Firm? Many may consider a “boutique” firm to cater to high end only, or possibly too small to break into the competitive real estate market.  In reality, these firms are extremely specialized businesses with a culture centered on customer service and professionalism.  As a client of a Boutique Real …

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Why Use A REALTOR?
Friday, January 29th, 2016

This informative video from the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® helps to explain, ” Why Use a REALTOR ®” for your Real Estate Transactions.  Without the knowledge of your  REALTOR® you risk a poor investment.  Your  REALTOR® can provide you information about the area that you are interested, the best options for upgrades and compare other …

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Property Shop Awards
Friday, January 22nd, 2016

One week ago The Property Shop was honored with awards and recognition at the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® Inauguration. Our very own Patrice Willetts was inducted into the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame for her current and past outstanding service to the organization.  Patrice is an inspiration for each of the …

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The Internet and Real Estate
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

In 1964, 40 percent of home buyers read newspaper ads to find a home and seven percent drove around looking for an open house. In 2014, 43 percent looked for properties online first. The world we live in today is a digital one and searching for a home is no different. Buyers now have apps …

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The Property Shop is Hiring!
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Interested in a fun & rewarding career in Real Estate with a team that is here to support you?  We’re Hiring! The Property Shop of the Carolina’s LLC is looking for a few REALTORS to join our team! Come work for a boutique style firm that offers a highly competitive commission structure. The Property Shop …

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Selling in Hurricane Wilmington NC Property Shop Real Estate
Selling My House & Hurricanes
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Weathering a Hurricane When Your House is for Sale:  Top 5 Things to Know Selling in Hurricane Selling a home can be stressful, selling in hurricane weather can push someone over the edge! As the impending Hurricane Joaquin begins to bare down on the east coast, we at The Property Shop are preparing for high …

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“It’s All About that Base”
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

  I love music, all kinds of music. Megan Trainor’s Grammy Award winning song for Record of The Year is one of those songs that just catch your attention, makes you smile. “It’s all about that bass, ‘bout that bass, no treble….” And if you watch her, and really listen to the lyrics, it can …

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Navigating a Real Estate Transaction as a Buyer
Monday, September 21st, 2015

Let’s talk about the residential transaction from the Buyer point of view.   First, if you are looking to purchase a home, please hire a REALTOR®. There are so many aspects and moving parts to a transaction. The hard work begins AFTER you find your dream home and are under contract. You will have to …

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A Big Change in Real Estate
Monday, September 21st, 2015

You Can Always Count on Change There are so many examples of how things have changed. If you were born in the 50’s you have seen so many changes. If you are part of the Greatest Generation…WOW have you seen changes. Things that the Millennials take for granted, Baby Boomers struggle to grasp. How many …

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Changing Real Estate Needs
Monday, September 21st, 2015

Primary Residence, Investment Property.   Own, Rent, Buy, Sell     How important is real estate to your financial picture? If you are like most people, your home is your biggest investment. An age old dream for so many is to have the opportunity to own their home. Put down roots, raise a family, make …

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Patrice Willetts on Wilmington Spring Time
Monday, September 21st, 2015

  All That is Good!   Spring is almost here. Let me repeat that…SPRING is almost here!! It has been a cold winter here in Southeastern North Carolina. For those that live in the Northeast, I just cannot begin to imagine living through so many cold and snowy months. The last I heard, one area …

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NCAR Hall of Fame for Patrice Willetts
Monday, February 16th, 2015

North Carolina Association of REALTORS members honored with Hall of Fame status.  February 13, 2015 NAR will recognize two outstanding REALTOR® leaders at the May Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.  Past President Patrice Willetts and NCAR Director Leigh Brown will represent NCAR in the Class of 2014 NAR RPAC Hall of Fame. Patrice …

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4 Signals it Might Be Time to Buy vs. Rent Your Home
Thursday, April 28th, 2011

To buy vs. rent What used to be a given – that you would buy a home as soon as you could afford to – has become an agonizing conundrum for many a would-be home buyer, in the face of the housing market’s big bust and super-slow recovery. Low prices seem to create a wide-open …

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Real Estate 101 – What You Should Know
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

1. Don’t buy if you can’t stay put. If you can’t commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner …

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Cost of Living Wilmington Real Estate
Wilmington Cost Of Living
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

3rd Quarter 2010 Cost of Living Select Southern Cities: CITY Composite Grocery Housing Utilities Transportation Healthcare Misc. Goods & Services Wilmington, NC 98.5 103.2 89.3 114.1 96.9 100.1 100.4 Asheville, NC 99.4 101.7 95.4 113.9 95.7 104.6 98.3 Atlanta, GA 93.6 93.4 89.8 85.6 102.0 105.3 95.0 Charlotte, NC 94.1 100.1 81.2 94.8 94.6 110.6 …

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Local Residential Market Off to Promising Start in 2011
Monday, January 31st, 2011

2011 is going to be an exciting year for our local real estate market. During the fourth quarter of 2010, our residential market showed significant signs of improvement over year-end 2009. This is an extraordinary sign that the market is stabilizing which will offer many potential homeowners and REALTORS® reason to continue being optimistic heading …

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American Attitudes About Home Ownership
Saturday, January 29th, 2011

According to a NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® survey of 3,793 adults conducted by Harris Interactive and released in January 2011, home owners and renters agree that home ownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens our communities, and is integral to our nation’s economy. Here you’ll find highlights from the research report plus easy ways to share …

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4 Tips for Setting the Right Sales Price
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

One of the most common issues that Sellers will face with their REALTOR® is the right sales price for the home that they have taken such pride in over the years. Sellers think their homes are worth more than their real estate professional recommends, and buyers think these same homes are worth less. It’s a …

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Need help with Home Improvement? Don’t get left in a fix.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010

You may be a do-it-yourselfer with the small stuff, but more complex home improvement usually calls for a pro.  In hiring a contractor, these 6 tips could help ensure you’re happy with the results: Get referrals from people you know.  Most homeowners find a contractor through friends or family.  Or check online consumer rating sites like …

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Welcome to The Property Shop Blog!
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Welcome to our new website featuring our up to the minute Property Shop blog! Keep an eye out for updates, videos and information on the ever changing real estate market here in the New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County markets. We look forward to our future interaction and want to be your real estate professionals …

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