John Poltrock Named Best Real Estate Agent in The Cherokee Scout 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards

When you find work you really enjoy, and add technology mastery and a passion for great customer service, you can often achieve amazing results. Here in Murphy, NC and Cherokee County, REMAX REALTOR John Poltrock has earned a highly coveted award that speaks of his commitment to excellence. John was just voted Cherokee County’s Best Real Estate Agent in the Cherokee Scout’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. The award is voted on by all the readers and subscribers of The Cherokee Scout, the area’s local newspaper.

Cherokee Scout Best Real Estate AgentWith over 13 years of real estate experience under his belt, John Poltrock is a highly focused professional who skillfully combines diverse analytic tools with a thorough knowledge of our regional real estate market. Using his Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning (from Western Carolina University), John deftly interprets often-complex market and trend reports. He utilizes relevant data to provide his clients with real-world advice that helps them to reach their buying or selling goals.

John combines his highly regarded technical expertise with an easygoing manner and a talent for making the most of every situation. He regards each challenge as a new opportunity, and frequently “thinks outside the box” to find the best solution. John’s commitment to client service is second to none, and many home buyers and sellers have happily provided testimonials about their positive experiences with John.

Like any high-achieving professional real estate agent, John Poltrock works with a superb support team. While John is The Poltrock Team’s lead Listing Agent, the five-member team also includes a Buyers’ Agent, versatile universal Realtor, Listings Coordinator, Closing Coordinator, and Marketing associate. Together, John Poltrock and The Poltrock Team enjoy providing Murphy, NC and Cherokee County with top-notch service while sharing their love of our beautiful mountains.

THE FINEST HOME IN MURPHY NC!

Talk about the most stunning home in Murphy! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is one of the nicest homes you’ll find! It features tons of upgrades and stunning features both inside and out. Not only that, you’re situated in the best spot in downtown Murphy.

Outside it shines like no other. The home and double garage feature low maintenance hardieboard siding that is pristinely painted. It’s craftsman styled elegance features a timber frame flair. Combined with elegant stonework, you’re sure to fall in love before you even step in the front door. 

And if the outside isn’t enough, then inside the home is certain to win your heart. Immediately inside, there are several key features that jump out at you. The Lennox wood burning fireplace features stacked stone that stretches all the way to the vaulted tongue and groove ceiling. The Brazilian Andorra Mahogany hardwood floors are both exquisite and unique.  And the kitchen, oh the kitchen… The kitchen is extraordinary. It boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Solid cabinetry, and is perfect for the gourmet cook or microwave warrior. 

As you step into the fully finished basement, the entertainment room is the first thing you see – and it certainly doesn’t let you down!! Another stone fireplace with a Lennox wood burning case is quite impressive towering over the slate tile floors. Coupled with a wet bar, dry Finland cedar sauna, another porch, and so much more, you won’t believe just how stunning it is till you see it in person!

And the loft and master suite are great! The master bedroom is quite large and has its own walk-in closet and bathroom! The bathroom boasts both a tile shower and a whirlpool bathtub! It’s a stunning arrangement that you surely will enjoy waking up to every day.

Click here to see our Video Walk Through of this home

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.iLoveMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com

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The Poltrock Team Rates A+

The Poltrock Team was recommended to me by a local business here in Murphy, NC when I mentioned I was looking for a home. I liked my first impression of The Poltrock Team at ReMax so I decided to use them as my real estate agency. Agent, Donna Srabian, worked with me to find a home and basically knew exactly what I wanted. She gave me helpful tips on financing and insurance companies, too. Everyone at The Poltrock Team are A+ employees from the receptionist to the agents. Thanks to all and a special thank you to Donna Srabian for her patience and great help during this transaction.

~~James Bretz, Murphy, NC

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – www.iLoveMurphy.com– Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

 

SOLD SHOW! Christmas Edition

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Watch this video to find out what the real estate market in Murphy NC and Cherokee County NC is doing! Want more details?  Join us to see properties that sell each month, our exclusive statistics, and more

Questions? Ready to sell? Call us now at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

RE/MAX SOLD 57% of HOUSE SALES this November!

Statistics for the Month:

Monthly Sold Stats

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We’re here for you so if you need your real estate sold or have questions, we’re only a call or click away!

 

 

 

John Poltrock Has Been at REMAX in Murphy NC for 10 Years

John Poltrock at REMAX 10 YearsIt’s hard to believe – I’ve officially been with REMAX in Murphy NC for 10 years! It’s been an incredible opportunity and a lot of fun. I have met wonderful people who I will never forget. I’ve sold hundreds of homes, as many parcels of land, and went from “Rising Star” with the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors shortly after I first started real estate here to the top Realtor in the area.

Everything started with Jessica and I getting married 10 years ago – that’s right – my marriage anniversary and RE/MAX anniversary are literally a few days apart! Thank you to every person who I’ve worked for and with – I am thankful for and enjoy every day and look forward to 10 more years! I couldn’t be happier than to call Murphy NC my home and real estate my career.

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

The Poltrock Team Is Very Professional, But Treats You Like Family

I found out about The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy from MyMurphy.com and decided to buy our property with them.

We had a wonderful experience with Donna.  She handled everything for us and answered all questions or found out quickly anything we needed to know.  She was always available to help us.  She always kept us updated on the process of closing and all other things we needed to take care of prior to closing.

The Poltrock Team has been great to work with.  Donna is very professional, but treats you just like family.  We would definitely work with this group again!

Tim & Tina Bradley
Adairsville, GA

Call The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.comCall us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

RE/MAX Has The Coverage My Home in Murphy NC Needed to Sell

I decided to work with The Poltrock Team because they represented RE/MAX, and I knew that RE/MAX had the coverage that my home needed. Immediately, I liked John’s attitude!

The Poltrock Team went above and beyond by having a representative check on my house when I could not be there for health care reasons.

Everything was handled well – nicely and helpfully.  John has a nice persona and makes one feel cared for.  His team helped to find a family that bought my farm who are exactly what I prayed for.  I hope they love it as much as my husband, family, and I did!

Dianna Hale
Atlanta, GA

Call The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.comCall us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Murphy NC’s SOLD Real Estate Market Update for Third Quarter 2014

Happy Fall from the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina! The leaves are now showing off their brilliant colors and marks an excellent time for folks to come to the mountains, both for leisure and to buy real estate! If you’re not already here and want to enjoy the Fall colors, I recommend you arrive to the mountains soon as the colors look like they will change quite quickly. This would be a great weekend to come! The picture below is one I took Tuesday for you to enjoy 🙂 It’s a panorama, so may want to make your screen as large as possible.

Mountain Picture

SOLD REAL ESTATE UPDATE

So far, this year’s real estate sales have been wonderful and sporadic. We have seen some of the best months we have seen in many years and while some fell to 2011 records. Despite mixed results, this year has continued to show incredible stability in one of the most important parts to sellers – pricing. We have not noticed any major indicators pointing toward lower prices for about a year and a half. On the flip side, we have not noticed any rising prices as of yet either. This is a strong positive considering the rapidly declining prices we have seen in years past. It takes stability first to have rising prices!

RE/MAX Has 44% Market Share in Cherokee County

Here are some useful facts about our current HOUSING market:

  • Both August and September yielded higher monthly volume than the past 5 years
  • Total house sales volume is down 10.3% (2013 sold 321 to end of Q3 and 2013 sold 288)
  • The Absorption Rate of Homes is steadily improving. We’re at a 12.9 month supply of homes – an incredible improvement! In 2008, we had reached an astonishing 54 month supply of homes! The lower this number is, the better for sellers.
  • There are 620 homes currently for sale in Cherokee County.
  • List to Sell Ratio continues to hold steady at 93%. That means sellers take an average of 93% of their asking price. The lowest we saw was 84%. The higher this number is, the better for sellers.
  • An average of 45 homes sold each month in the third quarter! That’s incredibly strong – especially if you look at the attached Monthly Volume, you’ll see what I mean!
  • Days on Market – aka. time for a home to sell – is continuing to improve! Last month it took an average of 188 days to sell a home. 209 days is the annual average which is one full month faster than past!

CLICK HERE to Join our SOLD UPDATE! Here you will see a link to see all the SOLD homes, land, and commercial property. Pictures, prices, sold dates, and more!

Here are some useful facts about our current LAND market:

  • Land sales volumes continue to hold steady – low teens is the average monthly volume consistently and has been for several years now.
  • Large tract acreage prices tends to average $2,000-3,000
  • List to Sell Ratio has averaged 81-85% for this year
  • There is a 73 month supply of land available for sale
  • There are 977 Parcels of land for sale in Cherokee County

The next 45 days on the market are crucial. We’re able to capitalize on some of the busiest time of the year. Make sure you’re prepared for it and making the most of the activity we’re going to have moving forward.

Looking to the future, we can expect sales are going to continue to be great. We’ll see seasonality kick in and sales drop off once we get to about 2 weeks before Christmas. Once that hits, we’ll have a lull of approximately 30 days. We’ll then see buyers begin to come back into the marketplace yielding a great February and March. It’s contrary to many folk’s popular belief, but it is the case. In today’s world of communication, buyers are still able to search and find the property they’ve been dreaming of no matter the weather or time of year. If you’re thinking, “nothing’s going to happen in the winter,” you can be very wrong.

And if you’re a subscriber, you’ll also be able to get our market statistics included! Join on the link above to see Cherokee County’s Market Absorption Report, Average Market Price, Monthly, Volume, and more!

We thank you for the opportunity to serve you and work for you. Any time you need us, we’re no more than a phone call away. Give us a call and let us know what we can do to help! We’re here for you.

Call The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Our House in Murphy NC Sold Before We Could Get A Sign Out In Front!

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We learned about The Poltrock Team through their billboards and signs and decided to work with them again because they sold our first home here in Murphy NC.  John is very helpful and understanding of our needs and always had open conversations, explaining things clearly, and he answered all our questions.

The house sold before we could get a sign out in front!  John kept in constant touch throughout the sale, and even offered to find a reliable RE/MAX agent for us in Florida.  Within one week, we sold our home in North Carolina and bought a new home in Florida, all through RE/MAX!

Paul & Suzanne Ferrara
Ormond Beach, FL

  The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

 

 

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Murphy NC for Fourth of July Celebration at Konaheeta Park

This Fourth of July, we were fortunate to have the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visit us in Murphy NC. The Fourth’s Celebration is always held at Konaheeta Park, and we simply could not have asked for a more pristine, perfect Fourth of July.

In the almost ten years I’ve worked with RE/MAX, it’s always exciting to see the Hot Air Balloon in real life. It’s a “logo” that truly turns heads, and I’m not different! It’s magnificent to watch it go from a giant tube sock to a 90,000 cubic foot icon. So to share the fun we had, here’s a lot of pictures we took. Enjoy!

One great thing was we charged $5 per person to ride the balloon and we were able to donate every penny of proceeds to two needy families here in Cherokee County. It’s a blessing to be able to help those who need it. And to all who rode the ballon, thank you for participating and helping someone who truly needs it. Happy Fourth! We hope to see you next year!

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team