Creigh Hill (Southern Homes of the Carolinas)

18119 West Catawba Avenue

Cornelius , NC 28031




Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Charlotte, Lake Norman, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Concord, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Quickest Growing Real Estate Office in our area.

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Southern Homes of the CarolinasSplits   [if gte vml 1]>Creigh Hillswearsbythe100percentcommission model-andalsokeepingassociatefeesextremely low.It'saformulaforattractingtopsellerstohis high-volumebusiness and keeping their business moving forward.   | November2011 Creigh Hill Broker-Owner Southern Homes of the CarolinasInc., Cornelius, N.C. www.SouthernHomesSearch.com   YearsinBusiness:4 NumberofBrokers:80+   How has our growth spurred during the recession As othercompanieswerelosingbrokers,wegainedenormously.Our associatebasehas grown60 percent sincelastDecember.Peoplearedrawntousbecauseofourfees.Weletbrokerskeep100percentof their commissionsandrequireonlya $350annualfeetocovermarketingcosts,plusa$295transactionfee.Thereareno deskfees,whichisthenormwiththe100percentmodel.Bycomparison,atopperformerelsewhereworkingona 70–30splitwith10transactionsinamonththatproduced$150,000ingrosscommissionincomewouldowethe broker$45,000.Thesameagentwouldoweusonly$2,950forthesametentransactions,plusthe$350annualfee. Butnoteveryonecanofferthiskindofprogramtobrokers.Youhavetobeabletoaffordit.Welostmoney forthefirsttwoyears.Wethoughtitwouldonlytakeayeartomakemoney.Butwestartedoutwithamplecash reservestogetthrough.Webecameprofitablewhenourcompetitorswerefallingapart,andwe’vestayedprofitable. Wehavethevolumenowtosupportthismodel.   How the brokerage encourages productivity Weofferavarietyoftrainingandeducationalseminarsoneverythingfromthefactsbehindlead generationto socialnetworking.Andweinvitebrokersfromothercompaniestoattend.Itendsupbeingausefulrecruiting toolforus.Peoplemeetourbrokersandseewhatwe’reabout.Wegetuptolarge groupsattendingourseminarsandhavesponsors,includingamortgagecompany,pestcontrolbusiness,andlocalrealestate lawyerstooffsetcosts.Wepromoteself-brandingbyofferingpersonalWebsites, REALTOR upgrades, Virtual Tour Service, Lead Generation and trainingtoourbrokersforfree.   How he stays involved with his brokers Wewantbrokerstotalktousaboutanyissuesthatcomeup.Ipersonallyspeakwithupto10brokersaday.AndItakeahands-onroleinthebusiness.Ido minimumsellingbecauseIwantall my energytogoto thebrokers.Idon’tcompetewiththem.ButIwilldospotchecksatopenhousestomakesurethatallthe detailsaretakencareof—everythingfromensuringthatthere’sasign-insheettoseeingthatthepropertyshowsas wellasitcan.   His greatest obstacle and how he overcame it Althoughweanticipatedthatbusinesswouldbeslowforthefirstyear,thingsweretougherthanweexpected.Butour biggestobstaclewasoneofperception.Inthebeginning,brokerswouldaskmeallthetime,"What’sthe catch?Thissoundstoogoodtobetrue."Itellthemthereisnone.Itwasinitiallyhardtogetthewordoutthatour businessmodelwasreal.Aftertheygettoknowustheyseethere’snocatch.So,thosequestionsarecomingless oftennow.Ourreputationisextremelyimportanttous and the average experience of our brokers shines the respect we have earned.   Why we have no desksatour offices All ourofficesareusedforclientmeetingsorconferencesandareeachonlyabout1000 to 1500squarefeet.Brokersdon’t needtositatdeskswaitingforclientstocomein.Thedaysofthewalk-inclientareover.TheInternethaschanged allthat.That’swhywedon’trequirefloortimeordesktime.   Our proudest achievement EarlierthisyearwewererankedastheNo.3officeinLake NormanandIredell Countyforbothlistingsand Volume [if gte vml 1]>andlistingstakenandwecompetedagainsthundreds ofbrokeragesinourMLS.Wehavegottentothispoint       becauseofourbusinessmodel and our experienced brokers.

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Southern Homes of the Carolinas. Charlotte, Lake Norman, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Concord, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Quickest Growing Real Estate Office in our area. We specialize in home buyers and sellers all over the Charlotte Metro Area. 

Southern Homes of the Carolinas will help you find resale homes, new homes, condos, luxury homes, acreage, vacant land, townhouses, or investment property in the Charlotte, Metro area is sometimes a challenge, especially when you find the Lake Norman, property you want and find out the property was just sold! Make your home search easier and become a VIP Buyer receive immediate information of ALL new listings that match your criteria emailed to you. Click on now! As always, if you have any questions about the Charlotte Metro area real estate market, or finding that perfect home here in Charlotte please let us know! Visit Metro area is sometimes a challenge, especially when you find the Lake Norman, property you want and find out the property was just sold! Make your home search easier and become a VIP Buyer receive immediate information of ALL new listings that match your criteria emailed to you. Click on now! As always, if you have any questions about the Charlotte Metro area real estate market, or finding that perfect home here in Charlotte please let us know! Visit

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