Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour in New Bern

Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour

Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

PRIME Realty NC will, for your convenience have two homes open on the same days 
                                                             Friday and Saturday  1-4

Please plan to stop by and check them out, or come by our office at 312 George St. (Right in front of Tryon Palace) For information about homes in the area or FREE relocation info package! 

On April 11 and 12, homeowners will open their doors so the public can visit some of the most beautiful and interesting homes in New Bern’s historic district. The 2014 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour will provide a behind-the-scenes look at homes and gardens that are important to our town’s past and present.  Patrons will tour the living quarters of these homes, learning about the original architecture, renovations, and furnishings. In addition to the homes and gardens, many downtown houses of worship will be open for tours.

Among the gardens open to the public are the gardens at Tryon Palace, which should be in full bloom. Tryon Palace’s Annual Heritage Plant Sale will also be held on the Palace grounds during the tour. That weekend, Spring Homes Tour ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase discounted admission passes to Tryon Palace/NC History Center. 

                                      Click here to view brochure and list of homes

Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 day of the tour and $14 for active duty military and dependents with ID. If ordering an active duty military or dependent ticket you must pick up your ticket at the Historic Society office, 511 Broad St. There is also a special rate of $14 for groups of 12 or more.Tickets go on sale March 3. Tickets are good for both tour days, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

                           Click here to purchase your tickets   

                                Or Contact New Bern Historical Society 252-638-8558

                                                              Spring 2014 in New Bern

Please contact PRIME Realty NC for more information’s about area or to receive our FREE relocation packet fill out this short FORM    

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What If I Want To Sell My House Without A Realtor?

What If I Want To Sell My House Without A Realtor?
Here are Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Professional Realtor And NOT Sell Your House Without One!

1.  Pricing ~ The most important step is pricing your house properly. If you charge too little, then you'll always wonder if you lost money on the deal. If your price is too high you won't get consumers or other Realtors to see it. The longer it stayson the market, the more consumers might wonder what's wrong with it? 

2. Understanding The Market ~ You need to understand the Real Estate market, especially your own neighborhood ~ A Professional Licensed Realtor should have years of experience with laws, contracts, forms and negotiations. Your Realtor can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace, and the price, financing, terms and condition of the competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price. 3. Availability ~ You have to be willing to be available to show the house at different hours of the day to make sure everyone that may be interested in it will get to see it ~ If you hire a Realtor, they will schedule the appointments, and show it on your behalf and you won't miss any showings.
3. Generating Traffic ~ How can you generate traffic for your house and be able to get the word out about it?  ~ An experienced Realtor will not only list your home on MLS, but will have other resources and marketing strategies for increased exposure for your house!
4. Criticism ~ Can you be patient and understanding with criticism? ~ You will need to be able to handle all different types of personalities and be able to keep your "cool" under pressure, even with non-qualified buyers. You need to have patience and the right temperament for criticism, questions, and repeat showings, and can you pre-approve a buyer? Remember that buyers are not looking to be your friend.
 5. Answering Concerns Properly ~ Can you be available to answer questions by phone, email, text, meet-ups and be sure you are answering them correctly? ~ Buyers may not respect your time and may want immediate answers to their concerns. By you answering any of their concerns in the wrong manner, can squash the deal! 

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 6. Will You Be Pushing Buyers Away ~ If you sell your house on your on your own, buyers will be looking for a deal from you. If a Realtor was listing your home, you can expect to get the highest true market value for it ~ Some sellers may believe their home is worth more and will remove many potential buyers because it's not priced competitively.  7. Relocation Buyers ~ If you don't use a Realtor, how are you going to attract out of state buyers? You might be eliminating a whole group of buyers that will never see your house because relocation buyers won't know about it. 8. Professional Networking ~ Realtors network with other professionals in the industry, many who can  provide services that you may need.  Realtors can give you a list of references with whom they have worked and provide background information to help you make a wise selection, besides networking with other Realtors who will be showing your house.
9. Contracts ~ Another important function of a Realtor is to make sure that all the paperwork is handled correctly.Do you want to get through all the stress of listing and selling your house or condo and then find out something that could have been avoided but is now a deal-breaker? handled correctly.Do you want to get through all the stress of listing and selling your house or condo and then find out something that could have been avoided but is now a deal-breaker?
10. Closing ~ Can you close the sale of your home without being overwhelmed?  Your Realtor

should be with you throughout the entire process and is the best person to objectively help you resolve any unforeseen issues and move the transaction to closing!

Selling without an agent is a challenge.  Remember, a good Realtor will work with you through every step of the home buying process to save both your time and your money.  Real Estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime so shouldn't you have the best possible advantage in selling your house?

Call Sonja Babic with PRIME Realty and let me show you what my company and I can do to get your home SOLD