Southport, NC Real Estate News

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
This has been an amazing week.  But we have had a spurt of activity that has just about knocked me off my feet. Mainly "Short Sales" but I will work them and be successful with them. I liste 3 lots for a seller that has to be a Short Sale and we priced them to SELL!  Right now I am working 8 offers on these lots trying to figure out our best deal for the Bank and for the sellers.    We are seeing more contracts and closings right now thru out the company.  So it is good for everyone with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Right now.    We have a good group of people that care about each other and each others success. Thanks to Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty and Tim Milam. Hard work and consistency leads to success.     Ginger Harper    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  I listed a house and it stayed on the market for months and months...   Finally, I got the seller to reduce the price to be in line with the other sales in the neighborhood.  When this was done, the house started showing a lot more often.  Finally an agent brought in an offer that was a little low.  Then another agent with another company brought in a offer that was even lower.  Then, out of the blue 2 days ago, a buyer called me and said that they had looked at it online and would like to make an offer on that house,  I sent her the MLS Sheet so that they could read the details and showed her the pictures of the house. They made an offer, sight unseen, with a clause that they can see if on or before Thanksgiving and close by the end of the year. I have presented all offers to the sel...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Today is the opportunity that I have to shine for the folks that walk through the door at our office.  I will be the first person that they see.  I like this challenge of making the person feel very comfortable and always greet them with a big Smile.  If you smile at someone, most likely they will smile back. There, you have made a connections with a big smile and looking them into the eyes.   Right before I go  on duty, I always check out my hair and makeup and brush my teeth.  I want to make sure that I am presentable to that buyer or seller that may walk thruough the door.    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Today has been a glorious day in Southport North Carolina. After getting up early this morning,  my husband, Jimmy and I began the preparation of the Family Dinner.   We go to Trinity united Methodist church in Southport,   This is the family Church where: Jimmy's Grandparents were married Jimmy's mother and Daddy were married Jimmy and I were married Our Grandchildren were christened Jimmy's Grandparents funeral services were held His parents funeral were held   After Church we came home and had a wonderful dinner of:   Barbecue Chicken Candied Sweet potatoes String beans Corn Eggplant and onions Buttered Irish Potatoes Rolls Sweet Tea Sugared croissants   If was a fun day and we all enjoyed being together so much as a family.   Hope you had a wonderful Day also.   Ginger of Southport  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
          Today is a wonderful, bright, clear, cool day.  There is always so many activates going on On Saturday. We will be dealing with the Pirates at the Regatta at 1:00.  This is when our friends and neighbors dress up as Pirates and sale their boats with the Jolly Roger flying in the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the IntraCoastal waterway.  The sailors dress up as pirates and just parade the waterfront in Southport.  They even shoot off a Canon..Lots of adventures for the little ones to enjoy. Folks here like to have a fun time and enjoy this area. There are activities going on all the time. Come and visit one day..   Ginger of Southport
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Pirates Jamboree in Southport.  Well, tomorrow is the official closing down of "Provision Company" in Southport.  The Pirates jamboree is celebrated at Provision Company....one of the best seafood resturants in Southport.  They have the best Crab Cake sandwiches and the best grouper salad...and boiled jumbo shrimp that you can imagine.  Along with Sweet Tea. At Provision Company, you sit right out on the dock and porch area.  You can even feed the Herons right from your table. Sounds quirky...not really.  Come and see for your self..   Take care,   Ginger of Southport, NC
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Re-blogged by 0 agents Our Company always feels that doing an Open House will help sell a property.  I have never been very successful with Open Houses and wanted to reach out to my Active Rain family for some tips and ideas.  When I hold an Open House, I usually spend about $400 on Food and Drink and then we have Door prizes or gas card give aways which can amount to another $200 to $300.  Is this what you do for an Open House?  Sometimes I feel like I am just feeding the hungry agents and buying them to come and see the house that I am promoting.. Please ...If you are successful with Open Houses...share.... Thanks for sharing any tips or ideas. Ginger of Southport ~ North Carolina  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
To all of my friends in the Great State Of New Jersey.  I am so sorry that you are being hit again by Mother Nature. I would think that you have  had enough to deal with after the visit by Sandy.  It is horrifing to see the damage that she has brought  You... I live along the North Carolina coast in a retirement community called Southport~Oak Island.  We are also located on the Atlantic Ocean and have had to face many hurricanes in the past.  We have been very fortunate for the past few years. Know that we are praying for you in our Churches and will be sending folks from our congregations to help with your clean up and to bring supplies and foods that you may need.   Just know that we do care and  YOU are not alone..   Ginger Harper of Southport NC  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
I feel that this is a most important election.  I know that folks feel so strongly both ways.  This is our God given RIGHTS as AMERICANS to express our opinion. WE have the Right to CHOOSE our destiny as Americans.   If you are sitting on the fence and do not support one candidate or another...THINK what is in the BEST interest of our Country and the American People.   Let YOUR VOICE be HEARD!   God Bless America
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
One of our Active Rain associates, has posted this on her Marquee  sign at her office. Research, Pray and Vote.  WE need to understand the issues, what is promised and what is reality. Each of us has got to determine what we feel is BEST for these United States of America. I feel that this is a critical time for America and WE THE PEOPLE have a say in the direction that this country will go.   Please get out and VOTE and encourage you family and friends to do the same..   God Bless America     Ginger of Southport
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Voting Our American Right and DUTY...   This is not the time  to sit back and wait for others to make the decisons that will so affect all of us in the next four years. WE  are Americans and I am so proud to be a part of this Great Nations of ours.   If you are satisfied with the past 4 years of the present administration.. GET OUT AND VOTE   If you feel that we need a change and to have a fresh beginning.....   GET OUT AND VOTE.   No one can tell us what is best..no one knows..But YOU have the RIGHT..   Think of all of the places around this World, where the people...DO NOT HAVE THAT RIGHT.     I LOVE AMERICA..   God Bless YOU all..   Please VOTE..
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Today was our Grandson Joshua's 7th Birthday.    WE went to church and then came home for Joshua's Birthday Dinner For Dinner I cooked....   Ham Potato Salad Rice & Gravy Corn Peas Butter Beans Stewed Potatoes Sweet Pototoes Roll & Butter Cornbread Tea    and of course Birthday Cake   After a lot of fun eating and talking...we the time to open the Gifts..   We all had a great time  watching these 4 Grandchildren playing with each other.  At one point it got very quiet....andwe all wondered what was going on.   Found them in the Bedroom...all at  the foot of the bed...watching Barney..   I Love it.   Hope you had a great Sunday also.   Ginger of Southport
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Southport Oak Island Interfellowship CropWalk ~ We need your financial help with this ~ Please call Tina Powers at 448-1972 if you are in Southport - Oak Island area -- with your donation. 75% of your donation stays here in the area the other 25% goes to Church World Services. Checks to be made out to SOIICF With Walk in the Memo of the Check. The funds are going to the human needs and local food pantry here. You may also give you donations to any local church on Sunday. Just put on the envelop that it is for The Interfellowship Crop Walk   Have a Great Fall Day..
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Boomtown. It is a system that our company uses to increase leads of buyers for our agents that participate in the Boomtown program.  I think that this is done on a rotating basis and the agent has a few Minutes to respond, and  if they do not  respond in a certain time.. the rotation  goes to the next agent.   I have chosen not to be a part of this Boomtown program because  I am better working with sellers and that is my area of expertise.  I have always been told that LISTINGS ARE THE NAME OF THE GAME and I do believe that.  He who controls the listings, controls the market..   *********************************** Is there a Boomtown like product  that seeks to work with sellers and get the sellers to particlpate in a  similar program.. Anyone out here that can come up with a program th...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
        This seems like it is going to be so much fun.  I am  starting out so enthusiastically and I will make that enthusiasm  last for 30 days.. This is going to give me a boost for November and I am so looking forward to it.   Last night was Halloween and I had such a great time with the Grandchildren.  After I got home from a long, busy day at work... I rushed in to get the house ready for the grandchildren to come and do their Trick or Treating...   The first thing that I did was to light all of the pumpkins and arrange them on the front porch.  Then I put the Ghost on the Front porch Door.  Next, I got the take record and recorded screams,clanging of pots and pans.. Then I played spooky music on the piano and screamed a lot...Helps and I'm going to get you and other favorite phra...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
    The Brunswick Arts Council invites you to the Charles Dickens Christmas Festival in honor of Charles Dickens 200th Birthday. Come one ~ Come All ~ To See the Streets of Southport metamorphose into a Dickensian atmosphere.   The CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL event will take place on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the city of Southport, NC. Imagine a time and place evoking images of Charles Dickens’ famous tale, “A Christmas Carol”, one of candle-lit Christmas trees, frosty nights and fireplaces, wassailing, mistletoe and holly, and brightly decorated shop windows in colors of the season.    Come celebrate a traditional  old English Victorian Christmas with dramatic performances of “What the Dickens” and “The First Noelle”, music by band and choir concerts...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
We live along the North Carolina Coast at the Mouth of the Cape Fear River makes us vunerable to hurricanes during the season.  Sandy gave us 2 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 45 MPH.  No flooding.  Sandy  is the first one to affect us in a while. For that, I am very thankful. We have seen our share of the bad ones too...Remember Hazel, Floyd, Bertha, Charlie, Ivan..to just recall a few...   We have been very lucky and I hope that God continues to look over us. Hope that you are safe and warm... Ginger of Southport NC   http://www.GingerHarper.com gingerharper@seacoastrealty.com
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
This is beautiful. How special it is. Enjoy.     This is so neat. This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.1. Your thumb is nearest you.. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a 'sweet duty.' 2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. The...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Thursday...Over Hump Day!  Today is another great day. Started out with a clear, sunshiny morning drinking coffee with hubby then off to work. Yesterday, a potential seller called me to come back  to list her property.  So I put a listing into the computer and emailed it out to all of the agents in the area so that would have the first hand information of the property.   I think it is important to get the newest listings into the hands of the top producers early in the morning. Never know when that buyer will come through the door..and what you sent to them is exactly what they need.     This may be the one.. Hope that you have had a successful selling day too.. Ginger of Southport     Ginger Harper http://www.GingerHarper.com gingerharper@seacoastrealty.com
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  "Safe Haven", the Nichols Sparks Movie, filmed in Southport NC.  Take a look at the Movie Trailers...It will give you some indication of the movie and the actions.  Such a fun time when they were filming in Southport, North Carolina. The movie will come out in February 2012.  I do hope that you will get the opportunity to see it.  Many of my friends and neighbors will be participating.  I may be in a few scenes myself..   Safe Haven Official Trailer     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj6i_Z1Srsw   Hope you are having a great week.    Take care,   Ginger        
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