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Friday, September 25, 2009

WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mark Thomas Properties' agent Eric Buschman honored by NC Association of Realtors as Rising Star

The North Carolina Association of Realtors recently recognized WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mark Thomas Properties' agent Eric Buschman as a 'Rising Star'. Eric has been with the company for about five years and is a member of the company's Founders Club-one of the first five agents to join the firm.

The Rising Star award is given to Realtors who have been in the business for less than five years and have been major contributors to their Realtor organization. Eric initiated the company's adopt-a-highway program almost four years ago and he is very active in the Durham Regional Association of Realtors Community Service Committee where he helped organize the charity auction- raising approximately $15,000 in the past two years.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Latest 'Inside Scoop" on the Triangle, NC Area Real Estate Market is Available Now

I think one of the biggest problems for today's real estate consumer is separating fact from fiction as it relates to the current real estate market conditions in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill area.

My new, updated Triangle, NC area market trend reports should help! I just made the August 2009 market trend reports available for free, immediate delivery to your email inbox- no waiting! Get the latest, most up-to-date information on the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, NC real estate market now.

Learn about average sale prices by county, appreciation rates, local hot markets, and more!

Get Mark's Triangle Area market trend reports now! (Don't worry- the information contained in this link is updated monthly- so you'll always get the latest market data even if this blog post is old by the time you find it)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Mouse to House: Weichert Makes High-Speed Connections!

When talking to homesellers, I'm often asked "What makes Weichert different from the other guys?"

I always end up talking about our internet strategy- it's the most powerful in the business! Check it out for yourself here: From Mouse to House: Weichert Makes High Speed Connections.

Thinking about selling your home? You MUST have an online strategy. Sure, any firm can take you to, but there are literally hundreds of real estate related websites where you need to be. And, just 'being there' isn't enough. Today's homebuyers want a quick response to their inquiries. From Google, Oodle, and Kaboodle to Frontdoor and Backpage, WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mark Thomas Properties gives you more. When selling your home, call Mark Thomas at 919-730-7067 to receive the 'inside scoop' on Weichert's comprehensive online marketing strategy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Search all Woodcroft Homes For Sale in Durham, NC

Follow this link to get the most up-to-date MLS listings for the entire Woodcroft community in Durham. This link will allow you to search the entire Triangle Multiple Listing Service database for all Woodcroft homes for sale. This is the same MLS database that Realtors use. Follow this link below:

Search all available Woodcroft homes in Durham, NC now! You won't have to wait to receive emailed passwords or login information. You will receive immediate access to the data.

Woodcroft real estate is among the most popular in Durham AND the entire Triangle, NC area.

IMPORTANT: After you reach the search page, enter 'Woodcroft' in the subdivision field and 'Durham' in the city field.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Your Listing Has Expired, Now What? -- 3 Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell

I hear it all the time. "My home was listed for a long time with a top agent and it still has not sold. What did we do wrong? Mark, can you help me?"

Yes, I can.

There are only 3 reasons why homes don't sell:

1. Price (needs to be reduced) In my opinion, over seventy percent of the listing inventory in the Triangle, NC MLS is overpriced! Overpriced listings just don't sell- especially in market conditions like we have today.

2. Condition (needs improvement) Successful sellers today understand that they must get their home ready to sell. Gone are the days of providing 'allowances' for poor paint and worn carpet. For the most part, today's homebuyers simply don't want to buy your 'project' - they'll just go down the street and buy a home that is 'move-in ready'

3. Marketing (or lack of it) Today's real estate market requires comprehensive, aggressive, and cost effective marketing in order to find the buyer who will buy your home. Simply putting your home in the MLS and hoping for a sale just doesn't work anymore. (I'll even put your home in the MLS for free, just to prove my point!) It takes a lot of work to sell homes today!

If you've tried to sell your home and have been unsuccessful so far, please call me for a 'no obligation' analysis of your situation. I'm happy to tell you why your home has not sold AND I can provide you with a detailed marketing plan to get the job done. I have over twenty years of sales and marketing experience and I can help you. Please call me at 919-730-7067.