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)
  Ginger Willis Harper 21 hrs · Coastal Living Share ·     Vote for America's Happiest Seaside Town! I voted for Southport, North Carolina as the Happiest Seaside Town in America. Vote Now! www.coastalliving.com Like · · Share     Our LIttle Community of Southport has be chosen to be one of ten Happiest Seaside Towns in America.  WE would like to be #1...   Vote for Southport NC if you feel so inclined..   Thanks,   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)
  One of my agents that I work with  just told me that she was blogging with a friend and one of her friends...friends....saw her site and asked if she was in real estate.  Of course, my agent told her that she was.  They got together and my agent sold them a house.  Wow!  Don't we all wish that it was that easy!  One never knows who is reading what we write.  Suppose we must make our information as informative as possible.   Hope you have a great day and keep on blogging. 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)
  Well Hello AR members... I held an Open House in St James  NC.  The house is located on the Golf Course and is built so professionally.  They call the style Low Country.  There is a lot of beautiful tile and hardwood floors through out.  Stylish arched doorways with columns.  WE do not see this standard of building along our coastal area of North Carolina. Problem, there were only 10 or so agents to come out and view this house.  Even with us offering gift cards and gifts and food.  We served chicken salad croissants, wheat and plain rolls with ham, cheese, turkey, and roast beef, Chips,  Chocolate Eclairs. What works for you... I really get discouraged..  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Hi All, Need your help desperately.  I have a strong buyer who wants to buy a Manufactured home on 12 Acres of land and I am having a hard time getting a lender to loan him the money.  Do you have any experience in a situation like this.  He is a young, first time buyer who is a very hard worker and can certainly make the payment. BBandT are a possibility but I have also heard of a USAA.  I do not have any knowledge of it.  So help if you can, Ginger Harper of Southport NC~Coldwell Banker Sea Coast realty. 800-346-7671 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)
    My advice to new agents is to join networking groups. Join as many as you possibly can.   It's a good way to get others to work for you.   When YOU have the listing..you have every agent that is a Buyers agent needing what YOU are providing.   Now you have to work for others out there also but they are in all different aspect in the of the professional work force.    Get your name out there. with your listings....... people can't  buy what they can't see and don't know about.  There are so many more ideas and suggestions but I also want to see what others have to say about getting Listings..   I need some fresh ideas.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated..   Have a Wonderful evening.   Ginger of Southport   http://www.GingerHarper.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)
    ARLINGTON  CEMETERY - Jeopardy QuestionOn Jeopardy the other night, the final question was "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?" -- All three missed it --   This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance.Very fascinating.  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier   1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which isthe highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.   2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1   3. Why are his gloves wet?His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.   4. Does he carry his...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Thank God it's    Monday.....And it has been an ok day.  The start of the week.  Appointments to attend.  Open House tomorrow.  Direct mail to go out. Advertising to set up..   It has been the usual but I felt good about it.  Maybe because the day was sunny and bright.  This fools me into believing that Spring is Near...(That's a funny one)  WE have many more cold days to go..   Hope that you feel productive today and are continuing to "Grow YOUR Business".    Have a great day...     Ginger of Southport  http://www.GingerHarper.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)
      A great day today.    WE are having a "Coast in and Win" Open house in one of the historic homes of Southport.  It is over 100 years old, and has been lovingly restored.   I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Thursday.     Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced. It's a GREAT DAY at COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST REALTY in 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)
As a young person, our family would watch TV on Saturday and Sunday evenings....Mama would pop ..popcorn and we would sit around and watch the Ed Sullivan Show.  We would see the new performers enter into the entertainment arena.    I remember seeing Stevie Wonder doing the finger poppin thing and also the Jackson 5.  Elvis with his gyrating hips..and of course the BEATLES!   Shirley Temple was my favorite.  I would watch "The Good Ship Lolipop" and dance along with her.  Then there was that "Masked Man on the White horse"....and then the Ape Man that swung from the vines...   We would play outside till dark and come in when Mama would call out "Dinner's Ready" "Come in and wash up".   I miss those Happy, Carefree Days of youth.   If you have Memories that you would like to share, pleas...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Our company is getting ready to do an Open House Extravaganza, January 10 thru January 30th.   This is the weekend for "Coast In and Win".  Names of viewers will be put in a pot and a drawing will take place and the winner will win $500.  The agent that sat the Open house will then win $250. That is pretty good incentive for mosts agent.   I am trying to come up with some very unusual ideas that will set my properties apart and draw more attention.   You are the experts and I has hoped that you would share some of your ideas.  I want this to be the most successful Open Houses in the area.   I have posted this on Facebook, Our MLS, Zillow and Trilia. Do you have some places that you Post Open house that may work for me also?  
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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 have been asked by a few agents to explain, Coast in and Win.   Well here goes..   Our company, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Runs Open House for the month of January. Each agent that has an open house will register any persons that attend the Open house and their name is put in a drawing for the $500.   When the winner is announced, the agent that held that open house also receives $250.    This is a real incentive for the agents to get out and line up all the Open houses that they can for the month.
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Coast In and Win. $500. Drawing. 4401 Wildrye Dr SE Southport, NC 28461-8679 4 Bedrooms, 4 (4 0) Baths, 3101Approx Htd SF, Price: $450,000, MLS#: 687666, Exquisite floor plan for this custom built prestigious brick home in St. James Plantation. Airy, spacious w/cozy nooks. 4 Bedrooms (2 master suites), 4 Baths offers NEW... bcarnc.rapmls.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)
Quicken has been my accounting program for many years but I am so frustrated with it right now.   Wondered how may Quicken users are out there. I wait till the end of the year and then sync my bank with Quicken and then pull the reports off for my Accountant to do the compnay taxes.    It seems like I start over each year trying to relearn the program.   Just want to throw up my hands and quit...but I can't.   Any advice would be appreciated.
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
St. James Plantation                                                           For the outdoor enthusiast St. James is situated in a prime location convenient to schools, local shopping, restaurants, entertainment, beaches and golf courses.  The Town of St. James offers its residents a friendly hometown ambiance and a carefree coastal lifestyle.  This upscale community resting against the Intracoastal Waterway offers its residents a marina, restaurants, 81 holes of golf with clubhouses, tennis and swimming complex with indoor/outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics and yoga studio, plus sauna/steam and massage facilities.                                                     Founders Clubhouse & Golf course in St. James  St. James also has a private beach club ov...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
        It has just become a tradition.  After we take the "good" picture..for New Years Day... We take the "Make a face picture"...You are seeing the later..   Don't know why this started...but after all the "say Cheese" commands...it just got funny and silly..   There for after, pork loin, blackeye peas, collards, sweet potatoes, rice and gravy, potato salad, corn bread, sweet tea, chocolate cake with maple syrup icing and yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing...  I guess we could be a bit silly.   Hope that you had a fun, family filled day as we did..   Happy New Year...   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)
Well to be in the South these days does not mean, mint julips on the veranda with warm balmy days.   \\It is cold.  We are just not used to this kind of weather.    Our Dock becons me but I can't get enough coats and scarves  on to go out and enjoy the sunset.   So I will just view from the warmth of the fireplace, inside...   Hope all is well with you.  Market is showing some signs of activity.    Finally!  Hope that is for you too.   My plan for 2015 is to pull out all the stops and do the best that I possibly can   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)
  http://tour.circlepix.com/tour/blaze/?tourId=2394128&version=unbranded   Exquisite floor plan for this custom built prestigious brick home in St. James Plantation. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath offers NEW granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large great room w/hardwood perfect for entertaining also enjoy the fireplace w/gas logs, 2 heatpumps, 3 large walk in closets, tank less water heater, interior blinds & plantation shutters. Large carolina room with pickled ceiling and lots of windows perfect for gatherings, just to enjoy or relax & watch nature. Master bedroom & bath have been freshly painted & master bath has been totally redone. Professionally landscaped nice wooded corner lot with natural surroundings in back w/an endless waterfall. Close to the Founders Club. Enjoy a...
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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 have been fortunate enough to work face to face with sellers today.  I had listed one of their lots and they were going to take it off the market.  I did some research for them and suggested that they leave that lot on the market...because it can't sell if no one knows it is for sale.. They then asked to see if I would list one of their other lots.  They are excited to sell and we priced it at the lowest price in the community. There is stuff happening... Thanks, Ginger Harper 800-346-7671  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  On the Day before Christmas, I experience a warm feeling from sitting at the Volnteer's Deck and addressing Christmas Cards to the 40 residence that live in our Dosher Nursing Center in Southport, North Carolina.   I am a volunteer at the Nursing Center and know many of the residences very well.  They are folks that have lived in our community for many years.  With Southport being a small community for about  4000 people, you get to know each other really well.   Many of these folks were the movers and shakers of years gone past. Some of these folks were mayors, councilmen, teachers, artists, writers etc.  They still offer so much to the community.   They are still active but have lots their partners and are not in a position to take care of themselves.   Being a small  community, su...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  The tradition in the Harper Household is to have stockings for all in the family.  The children and grandchildren are always so excited to take down their stocking and see what goodies Santa filled it with.  There is always a penny in the toe of the stocking.  Do you put a penny in your stockings? These of course, we have fruit, candy and nuts.  Then there are a few items such as fingernail clippers, makeup, razors, trinkets and then a biggy such a a ring, necklace, cell phone, memory stick, etc.   Sometimes I run out of ideas for the adult children.  If you have some good ideas..please share with me for next Christmas.
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