CURRENT FOCUS - Website, graphic design, & digital media/marketing information of interest to real estate professionals, as well as local news and events for the NC foothills. Real Estate and other information for the North Carolina Foothills, High Country, and Hickory Metro Area. Focusing on Lenoir, Granite Falls, & northern Caldwell County, as well as eastern Burke County, NC.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Grit recently published an article on being a good neighbor in the country that is a good read for those looking to move to a rural area. I thought I'd share it because it rings try for a lot of the more rural communities I've lived in and it may help people moving from larger cities fit in. ...
This came across my facebook feed & I had to share it here:
I think most of us have heard the advice to never say anything you wouldn't want repeated or printed on the front of your local newspaper, and that goes double online where things seem to be archived forever. In a business setting, I have heard that extended to say that you should never write...
If you use Twitter, you may have noticed their new logo. They have changed the shape of the familiar bird as a part of their logo & identity update and, with the new logo, comes a new set of rules. This will most likely be disregarded by many people but, for website and social media users and des...
I've not posted much on ActiveRain in the past few months because I wasn't sure where I fit in. I'm not working in real estate now, but I'm not totally out of the picture either. The past two years have meant a lot of changes in my life and changes in my family, and my husband and I decided it w...
During my time off from working as an agent, I've been doing a lot of freelance work. One thing that has confused me has been the numbers of real estate agents hiring writers and bloggers from across the country, and sometimes across the globe, to write content for them. I have done articles for ...
A friend of mine posted the following quote on Facebook after the news of Steve Job's death became public: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do...
With low interest rates and lots of foreclosures on the markets, there are many sellers out there looking for fixer-uppers in the $50,000 range, and finding such homes. On the other side of the scale, there are families paying up to $50,000 for a playhouse for their children. Here are a few photo...
One question I ask potential home sellers in Lenoir, Morganton, and Hickory, NC is if I can be honest with them during the listing presentation. This is a nicer way of saying "do you want me to tell you the truth, or just what I think you want to hear?". There are some people who have homes on ...