Realtor Far Exceeds Client Expectations when Selling Their Murphy, NC Home

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina mountain home for several years, we agreed it was time to pass the property to another owner. We knew that finding a high-achieving realtor with a great support team would help us to accomplish our goal.

We learned about The Poltrock Team by searching the Internet for Murphy, North Carolina realtors. We noticed that this market-leading real estate agency was far above any other realtor in sales and ratings. So, we decided to work with them in selling our home.

As soon as the ink was dry on the paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator placed our listing on the MLS. We were totally amazed by how quickly we had a full asking price offer. Two days!! They far exceeded our expectations.

During our real estate transaction, the team was very helpful in keeping us informed throughout each step of the process. We really appreciated that.

Looking at our overall real estate experience, we would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their great client service. We would absolutely work with them in buying a home (or selling a home) in the future. They are truly the Best.

Allen & Sandy Ortis
Jacksonville, FL

Out-of-State Sellers Enjoy a Quick and Smooth Sale of Their Murphy, NC Home

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina house for several years, we decide to put the property on the market. So, we began searching for a top-notch realtor to help us find a buyer for our mountain home. We wanted someone that we could trust and who would not let our property sit on the market for a long time.

We learned about The Poltrock Team through a referral, and we also viewed many client reviews on the agency’s website. I liked the reviews, so I decided to set up an appointment with John Poltrock.

John was on time, very pleasant, honest, and knowledgeable. After speaking with him, it was an easy choice: we immediately decided to enlist The Poltrock Team’s help in selling our home. John sat down with us, and he came up with a price that was good for us and good for the market.

After we finalized the paperwork, the team’s Listing Coordinator quickly got our home on the MLS. Our real estate agent soon brought us a buyer, and our transaction proceeded smoothly along the path to closing.

Throughout the process of selling a home, I really appreciated the team’s honesty. In addition, I got only the best service. When one person is not available, someone from the team is always there for you.

To John, Kaitlynn, and the rest of The Poltrock Team: Thank you for a quick and smooth sale. Your expertise was very valuable to us. I think you’re doing great – don’t change anything. Great job, you guys!

Based on our recent experience, we would absolutely work with The Poltrock Team if we plan on buying a home (or selling a home) in the future. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Angel & Randy Garcia
Key Largo, FL

Make These 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Murphy, NC Home

The New Year’s arrival brings renewed resolutions to lose weight, get a new job, learn a new skill…and the list goes on. Chances are, you’ve probably compiled your own list of self-improvement projects for the year ahead. But have you resolved to refresh your home and property this year? If not, here are five easy-to-implement ideas for giving your Murphy, North Carolina house a new lease on life – and you can begin right now.

Smart Home Thermostat

You’re probably familiar with a programmable thermostat. This handy device helps to knock down your heating and cooling costs by turning your HVAC system on when you intend to be home. When you plan to be elsewhere, the system remains off so you don’t pay for climate control when you’re not there to enjoy it.

A smart home thermostat takes this capability a step (or two) further. First, this versatile little box enables you to create custom heating or cooling schedules for each day’s differing needs. The thermostat can also detect when you’re actually at home, and therefore doesn’t provide heat or air conditioning for a non-occupied space.

Latest-generation smart home thermostats contain sensors that you can place in rooms in which you spend the most time. So, the thermostat heats those rooms while ignoring spaces such as hallways, unused bonus rooms, or laundry areas.

Home Security and Safety Enhancements
Keeping your home secure involves consistent attention to your physical environment and potential risk factors. Although security cameras seem to get the most attention, several other devices can also contribute to your family’s safety.

Smart Remote Lockbox: When you lock yourself out of the house, and your spare key is on the kitchen counter, how can you unlock the front door? The days of safely leaving a key under the doormat are long gone, but now you can gain remote access via a new smartphone app.

This new Smart Remote Keybox can use a custom Bluetooth key to provide you (and other designated keyholders) with remote access to your home. Or, choose personalized PIN codes that expire in just a few hours or stay active for weeks. Providing permanent access for family members is also an option. And, you’ll have a readily available access log so you can get date-stamped details on everyone who enters your home.

Smart Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms: Chances are, you’ve had carbon monoxide and smoke alarms installed in your home for many years. These important devices can alert you to imminent, life-threatening danger, allowing you and your family to safely escape the house. Hopefully, you’ve kept the devices operational by changing the batteries regularly, typically on the Daylight Savings Time start and stop dates.

However, your typical carbon monoxide or smoke alarm has one major limitation. Although it might emit an ear-splitting shriek to let your family know about a carbon monoxide leak or fire, you won’t know about the emergency if you’re not home.

To remedy that situation, a smart carbon monoxide or smoke alarm combines an audio alarm with a smartphone alert, so you’ll quickly learn about the emergency. You can also program an alert transmission to other authorized contacts, such as a neighbor or nearby relative. Some smoke alarms also feature an emergency light that can assist you in navigating your way out of a smoky home.

New Year’s Deep Cleaning Service
Cleaning your home regularly will help to improve its overall appearance. Vacuuming, dusting, and getting clutter under control goes a long way toward achieving that goal. And, banishing the dog hair and dust bunnies, and keeping filters cleaned, will help family members who deal with respiratory issues.

With your busy schedule and multiple commitments, however, your cleaning schedule has suffered (along with the house). So, start the New Year with a clean slate by treating your home to a deep professional clean from top to bottom. Afterward, you’ll find it easier to knock out those basic cleaning and decluttering tasks on a daily or weekly basis.

Although each cleaning service has its own definition of the term, a “deep cleaning” frequently includes services such as mopping or vacuuming floors, descaling bathroom fixtures, cleaning behind appliances, and washing all interior windows.

In other words, a “deep cleaning” removes all the dirt and grime that you don’t have time to tackle. By hiring a professional cleaning service to “deep clean” your home every six months, you can stop feeling guilty, and create a workable cleaning schedule for the New Year.

Home Lighting Fixtures Upgrades
After the holiday season’s colorful decorations and lively festivities, the gray and brown landscape and shorter days can really give you a case of the winter “blahs.” To send that negative mood packing, and give your house a fresh new look, redo (or replace) your home’s lighting fixtures.

If your budget allows, create a coordinated lighting scheme that you can carry throughout the home. Buy new lighting fixtures that integrate with your decorating style (e.g. contemporary, French country, or rustic). Big box stores and specialty lighting shops will likely have lots of varied options.

Let’s say your budget is really stretched, but you’d still like to make some lighting upgrades. First, visit lighting stores and other retail outlets, and look for appealing floor samples. If you’re really cash crunched, give your existing fixtures a fresh coat of spray paint (with proper ventilation, of course).

Switching to energy-efficient LED light bulbs will also pay off in the long run. Although these pricey bulbs will initially take a bigger dent out of your wallet, they require less energy to operate, and their longer life span will actually save you money over time.

Winter Landscape Maintenance Work
Quite surprisingly, winter is an ideal time to wrap up past-season landscaping maintenance work. By hiring a reputable lawn care/landscaping maintenance service now, your property will be ready for the spring planting and gardening season. And, you’ll beat the spring landscaping maintenance rush at the same time.

Eliminate Those Pesky Weeds: Super-hardy weeds, such as Common Chickweed, can survive even in very cold weather. In fact, this annoying plant has been known to hang on even in near-zero temperatures. Even worse, weeds can keep multiplying all year ‘round. Ask the landscapers to banish last season’s leftovers, and invite the crew back when the weeds get a foothold again.

Rake Up Yard Debris and Leaves: Stubborn yard debris and windblown leaves can threaten to take up permanent residence in your yard. Even if you did a thorough fall landscape cleanup, some trees can shed leaves throughout the winter, and you could get the blown-over leaf remnants from your neighbor’s yard. And yard debris isn’t just an annoyance – it’s a hiding place for rodents (which could then find their way into your house). To minimize this hazard, ask the landscape crew to deposit the debris and leaves in a more suitable location.

Complete Winter Pruning Work: Because shrubs and other plants are dormant during winter, it’s an ideal time to trim them back before they begin to grow again during the springtime. If you don’t prune them at all, you can negatively affect the plants’ flowering ability. During the same visit, ask the landscape crew to remove dead plants and flowers from the garden.

Now that your Murphy, North Carolina home is enjoying several New Year’s upgrades, start gathering ideas for additional projects to tackle in the spring. Your local home improvement and hardware stores, garden centers, and specialty shops are excellent places to begin.

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Satisfied Buyers Enjoy a Smooth Murphy, NC Home Purchase

When we decided to buy a home in Murphy, North Carolina, we wanted to work with a well-known realtor who would provide us with excellent service. We learned about The Poltrock Team while viewing MLS listings on the Internet. We decided to work with this leading real estate agency because they were the listing agent for a home in which we had an interest.

During our real estate transaction, every team member stepped up to assist us at some point. Our home buying transaction proceeded in a timely fashion, and our closing was smooth and professional. Overall, The Poltrock Team provided us with a great real estate experience.

We would gladly give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their excellent client service. We would absolutely work with them in selling a home (or buying a home) in the future.

John Niebler
North Melbourne, FL

Exceptional Realtor Skillfully Guides Buyers Through Their Murphy, NC Home Purchase

When we began searching for a mountain home in Murphy, North Carolina, we knew we wanted to work with an outstanding real estate agent who would provide us with excellent service. We found The Poltrock Team to be very friendly, so we decided to work with them to purchase our house.

We partnered with realtor Donna Srabian, who was absolutely wonderful! She showed us several homes from the MLS listings, and we soon found a house that would meet our needs.

Throughout the home buying process, Donna went out of her way to accommodate us, and she was so informative and helpful. I’ve never met such a warm, kind, and friendly realtor!

Looking back at our real estate experience, everything was above and beyond excellent. We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their top-notch client service, and we would certainly work with them in selling a home (or buying a home) in the future.

Garry Salyers
Tavernier, FL

Experienced Seller Gets “Top” Client Service During Murphy, NC Home Sale

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, we decided it was time to pass the property to a new owner. So, we began searching for a market-leading realtor to take the lead in selling our house. Through our research, we learned about The Poltrock Team, and we decided to work with them to accomplish our goal.

After we finalized the details, the team’s Listing Coordinator quickly got our home on the MLS, and our real estate agent brought us a buyer. Throughout our home sale transaction, the entire team was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Along the way, we encountered several problems, and The Poltrock Team worked patiently and persistently to solve them. Overall, we had a very professional real estate experience.

During the course of our Murphy, NC real estate transaction, I dealt with three realtors simultaneously. You ARE TOPS! Thank you – much appreciated!

I would give The Poltrock Team a “10+” for their great real estate client service. I would absolutely work with them in buying a home (or selling a home) in the future.

Bill & Ann Groover
Ocala, FL

Out-of-State Buyers Enjoy Quick Service During Their Murphy, NC Home Purchase

When we began searching for a home in Murphy, North Carolina, we knew that working with a successful realtor was key to finding the right property at a good price. We learned about The Poltrock Team when we saw them placing one of their real estate signs on a newly listed property.

Because the team’s real estate agent was very pleasant and professional, we decided to work with them to buy our home. After listening to our requirements, the agent searched the MLS listings, and found several properties that might interest us. Soon, we found a mountain home that perfectly met our needs.

As our home buying transaction progressed, The Poltrock Team was very helpful in providing us with super-quick service during each phase of the process. Overall, we had a good real estate experience.

We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their excellent client service. We would absolutely work with them in selling a home (or buying a home) in the future.

Karen & Robert Orbesen
Coral Springs, FL

“Very Professional” Realtor Guides Buyers Through Murphy, NC Home Purchase

We decided the time was right for buying a home in Murphy, North Carolina. So, we began searching the MLS listings for properties that might meet our needs.

While browsing through Realtor.com, we became acquainted with The Poltrock Team. This market-leading real estate agency had listed a home in which we were interested, so we asked them to guide us through the home buying process.

We were fortunate to work with realtor Wayne Cofer, who gladly came out to show the home shortly after we called him. From the beginning, Wayne was very professional and helpful. He always answered our questions in a timely manner. After we decided to purchase that house, Wayne even did the walk-through for us.

Overall, we were very pleased with our real estate client service. We would absolutely work with The Poltrock Team when selling a home (or buying a home) in the future. And, we would definitely have Wayne represent us in our transactions.

Matt & Joan Meierhofer
Bemidji, MN

Why the Holidays Are a Perfect Time for Buying (or Selling) a Home in Murphy, NC

The Thanksgiving to Christmas holiday season is filled with festive gift giving, socializing with family and friends, and overindulging in your favorite foods and libations. But here’s the best-kept secret: the holiday season is also a great time to buy (or sell) a house in Murphy, North Carolina. Either way, we’ve got four compelling reasons to jump into the real estate market over the coming weeks.

Why the Holidays Are a Good Time to Buy

Reduced Buyer Competition
Let’s say you’re in the market for a new home. You’ve got your “Must Have” list of features, and you’d like to view properties that might fit the bill. If you find the ideal mountain home, you’re ready to make an offer. However, you’re slightly concerned about another buyer swooping in and grabbing the house while you’re trying to negotiate a good deal.

Here’s some good news: The odds of that outcome will be much lower during the holiday season. Simply put, there aren’t as many buyers looking at homes, so your chances of making a successful offer are considerably better. Continue reading “Why the Holidays Are a Perfect Time for Buying (or Selling) a Home in Murphy, NC”

Sellers Benefit from Agency’s Energetic Approach During Murphy, NC Land Sale

After owning our land in Murphy, North Carolina for several years, we decided it was time to sell. We knew that to accomplish our goal, we should work with a realtor who had proven success with selling acreage. We learned about The Poltrock Team through an Internet search, and we decided to work with them because of their energetic approach.

After we got the ball rolling, the team’s Listing Coordinator quickly got our land listed on the MLS. Our property also appeared on many other online platforms. The team’s marketing strategy paid off, and our real estate agent brought us a buyer. When the question of owner financing came up, The Poltrock Team took time to explain how the process worked.

Throughout our land sale, the team kept us up to date, and they provided solid information. Overall, we had a very good real estate experience.

We would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their great real estate client service. We would certainly work with them in buying a home (or selling a home) in the future.

Stephen D’Angelo & Maureen Smith
Tampa, FL