John Poltrock and his team handled the sale of my home with professionalism and diligence. The time and attention they put into the process was over and above anything I’ve ever before experienced with any individual realtor or agency. Top notch and highly recommended!

–Lorin Leith

3 Myths About Buying a Home in Murphy, NC

Mountain home for sale in Murphy, NC Home for sale in Murphy, NCChoosing your North Carolina mountain home location is a great step toward achieving the lifestyle you want. Maybe you’ve enjoyed several weekend or vacation rentals, and decided it’s time to soak up our blue skies and mountain views all year ’round. And while you’ve savored your time spent in each North Carolina mountains home, Murphy, NC and Cherokee County are your favorite getaway spots.

Now that you’re giving our region some serious consideration, you want to make a sensible home-buying decision that’s based on accurate information. To begin, let’s dispel 3 myths about buying a home in Murphy, NC. Continue reading “3 Myths About Buying a Home in Murphy, NC”

We’re very thankful God gave us a wonderful realtor in Donna to lead us to our dream home!

Love Donna and the Poltrock Team! What I found most impressive about Donna was her patience and we never felt pressured by her into a home. She wanted to help us find a home that we loved and we had a long list of demands and she never brought us to a house that didn’t fit the bill. We’re very thankful God gave us a wonderful realtor in Donna to lead us to our dream home!

Total Solar Eclipse Brings Epic Viewing Experience Near Murphy, NC

Watching the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse was like opening a highly anticipated present on Christmas morning. For several weeks (even months) ahead, we read about this rare natural phenomenon. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, completely blocking the Sun’s light and briefly turning day into night. During the August 21 event, viewers in a nationwide 70-mile-wide swath would enjoy the maximum effect. Here in Brasstown, the spectacle began at 1:05 p.m. EDT in a clear, hot day dotted by puffy clouds.

As we settled into our Brasstown, North Carolina viewing spot (just a few miles from Murphy, NC), we kept our eclipse viewing glasses and water bottles close at hand. Every few minutes, we slipped on the glasses and gazed at the Sun, watching the Moon’s slow migration across the brilliant white sphere. First, the Moon’s effect was barely noticeable; however, the Sun’s circular shape gradually transformed into an ever-shrinking crescent as the sky darkened around us. Shadows began to appear, and the surrounding landscape took on the colors of twilight.

As the total eclipse (or “Totality”) crept closer, we noticed a drop in temperature, with some observers noting that it felt 10 degrees cooler. Shortly before the magic moment, our environment grew very still, with birds flying up to their nighttime roosts and crickets chirping in the distance. A rooster also began to crow, likely convinced that the “twilight” meant it was time to begin a new day.

Finally, at 2:34 p.m. EDT, we experienced “Totality” in Brasstown, with a dark twilight taking over the forested landscape as the Moon completely covered the Sun. This amazing spectacle lasted only 2 minutes 26 seconds, giving us just enough time to enjoy the view before a sliver of sunlight peeked from behind the Moon’s shadow. When that occurred, we quickly donned our eclipse glasses to safely enjoy the rest of the show. Watching for more than an hour, we saw the Moon continue its path across the Sun, with daylight and warmer temperatures gradually returning as well.

Finally, the Great American Eclipse was over, not to return nationwide for many years. As we swapped viewing experiences and sipped cold drinks, we marveled at this stunning solar extravaganza that had unfolded right before our eyes. This was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime event, made for sharing with family and friends across the country. Even better, we had experienced it from peaceful Brasstown, just a stone’s throw from Murphy, NC in a beautiful little corner of the world.

John and His Team were Great to Work with from Beginning to End

John was great to work with from beginning to end. He and his team did an excellent job photographing and writing the description of the property to capture all the assets. The listing was on all major sites and within a few weeks we were under contract. His closing team kept us informed and all the paperwork was handled quickly on line. Thanks John.

–Jeff Carter

Donna and The Poltrock Team were Over the Top

Donna and her team were over the top in getting us settled in our new home. We were basically without a home to live in, we worked with the seller and Donna and we’re able to get in the house quickly. We needed help unloading as we moved ourselves and she even supplied her two strong sons to help, and they were awesome.

I am not computer smart her daughter setup my utilities accounts and saved me a trip driving out to their offices. Donna was on top of all the problems and we were able to close with no problems. A great experience, I’ve moved at least 15 times so far it’s nice when someone knows how to make the process go smoothly, and I end up getting a new friend . Thanks!!!