Sellers Enjoy a Quick Sale at a Good Price When Selling Murphy, NC Home

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, we decided it was time to put the property on the market. We had worked with The Poltrock Team before and had a good experience. So, we asked this market-leading agency to help us in selling our home.

Overall, we had a very good real estate experience. After we completed the listing paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator arranged for professional photographs of our home. Soon afterward, she placed our home on the MLS.

Our real estate agent brought us a buyer, and we enjoyed a smooth closing. We were very pleased to have a quick sale at a good price. We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their real estate client service, and we would certainly work with them again.

John and Regina Maciejewski

Arden, NC

 

 

Buyers Work With “Amazing” Agent During Murphy, NC Home Purchase

We had decided to purchase a home in the Murphy, North Carolina area. We learned about The Poltrock Team when we inquired about one of their listings. Realtor Paige McKnight made a great first impression, so we decided to work with her in buying a home.

Overall, we had a great real estate experience. From start to finish, Paige was amazing. She was calm, patient, courteous, and caring. Above all, she listened. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Most importantly, Paige offered compassion and understanding. She stood beside us as if it were her making the purchase herself.

We would give The Poltrock Team a “10+” (and that still isn’t enough) for their terrific real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Timothy and Antonella Kimbler

Murphy, NC

 

 

Agency’s Dedication to Customer Service Leads to a Smooth Murphy, NC Home Sale

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for some time, we decided to put the property on the market. We began to look for a realtor with a track record of getting results.

We found out about The Poltrock Team by receiving one of their refrigerator magnets in the mail. Based on their knowledge of the local market, and their high number of sales, we asked this market-leading real estate agency to sell our home.

After we completed the listing paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator arranged for professional real estate photography for our home. Next, she placed our home on the MLS. Our real estate agent brought us a buyer, and we proceeded to a timely closing.

Overall, we had a very good real estate experience. The Poltrock Team is very professional, and they are also very knowledgeable about pricing. They provided good advice on pricing our home for sale. And, they are dedicated to great customer service.

We would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Craig and Debbie Horton

Vidalia, GA

 

Agency’s Regular Updates are Helpful During Murphy, NC Home Sale

We had owned our Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, and we finally decided to sell the property. When we began looking for a realtor, we learned about The Poltrock Team through a referral. Because they get results, we decided to work with them to sell our home. This was our first experience with a realtor.

Throughout our transaction, The Poltrock Team was in continuous contact with us. They kept us updated on the progress of the deal, and we found that most helpful.

We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their great real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Patricia and Mark Shields

Murphy, NC

 

Agency’s Thorough Marketing Program Brings a Buyer for this Marble, NC Land

For several years, I had owned a parcel of land in Marble, North Carolina. When my plans changed, I decided to put the property on the market.

To sell my land, I wanted to work with a realtor who would really market the property. I learned about The Poltrock Team by viewing one of their ads in the community. I found them very friendly, so I decided to work with them to sell my property.

Throughout my real estate experience, The Poltrock Team provided me with excellent care and kindness. They also gave me constant updates, and I found that very helpful.

Overall, I would rate The Poltrock Team a “10+” for delivering excellent and very personal service. I would absolutely work with them during a future real estate transaction.

Debra England

Marble, NC

Professional Real Estate Photography Helps to Sell This Murphy, NC Home

When the time came to sell our Murphy, North Carolina home, we began searching for a realtor with a reputation for results. I found out about The Poltrock Team through the Internet, and we decided to work with them to sell our house.

Once we completed the listing paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator arranged for a professional real estate photographer to take pictures of our home. I also found the team’s pricing information very helpful.

After a short time, our real estate agent brought us a buyer. We proceeded to a smooth closing and passed the property to a new owner.

I would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding real estate client service. I would work with them when buying a home or selling a home in the future.

Barbara and Gil Butts

Venice, FL

Knowledgeable, Professional Team is Key to a Smooth Murphy, NC Home Sale

I had owned my Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, and the time finally came to put the property on the market. I wanted to work with a realtor who would go the extra mile to help me sell my house.

About that time, a friend told me about The Poltrock Team. Because they are so successful, I asked them to help me find a buyer for my home.

Once we finished the listing process, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator had a professional real estate photographer take pictures of the home. The property went on the MLS very quickly. It didn’t take long for my real estate agent to find a buyer, and we proceeded to a smooth closing.

Overall, I had a very good real estate experience with The Poltrock Team. I loved working with each person on this team. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and up-to-date. And, they were most helpful in addressing (and solving) my concerns.

Throughout my real estate transaction, the team was most helpful in providing guidance on all the real estate affairs that were going on. I would rate them a “10” for their terrific service, and I would certainly work with them again. Great team!

Carolyn “Sam” Macklem

Blairsville, GA

5 Maintenance Issues to Resolve Before Selling an Older Home

Selling an older home is, in many respects, like putting a newer house on the market. As the homeowner, you’ll work with a realtor to list the property, and you’ll ideally get an offer in a timely manner.

Following one or more home inspections and other common milestones, the buyer will usually agree to proceed with the sale. That gives everyone the green light to begin the closing process, where you’ll receive the proceeds from the home sale.

An Older Home Requires Special Attention

At the same time, selling an older house is quite different than selling a more recently constructed home. First, the older structure may have been built with different building codes and construction standards than a 21st-century residence. Some earlier 20th century homes were built with few building codes in place (or sometimes none at all).

In addition, you’ll have a difficult time tracking down home maintenance records for pre-2000 homes. Some contractors may have gone out of business, and others may have purged your transaction(s) from their electronic or paper files.

Even with these two limitations, it’s certainly possible to sell your older home in a reasonable amount of time. Approaching the sale proactively is the key. Work with your realtor to develop a game plan, and keep up with your part of the bargain throughout the process.

Resolve Problem Issues Before Listing the Property

Before you put the property on the market, address the issues that will likely draw a home inspector’s attention. By taking time to do that, you’ll be more likely to enjoy a smoother sales transaction with fewer hiccups.

Foundation Problems

Old homes often have varying degrees of foundation issues. Causes can include normal age-related wear and tear, extremely wet soil, a well-established tree root network, or even seismic activity.

Signs of foundation problems include cracks in interior and exterior walls along with uneven floors. If some of the doors won’t latch, or windows won’t open, you likely have underlying foundation issues.

Serious foundation problems can threaten your safety and potentially make the home unlivable. In addition, your realtor will not want to list the home without addressing these issues. It’s always prudent to have a structural engineer assess the damage and create a repair strategy.

Roof Wear and Tear

Many older homes’ roofs display some degree of deterioration. Causes can include the roof grade, the shingles’ projected life span, and quality of the installation. The roof’s maintenance record can also be a factor. In some regions, weather extremes can affect a roof’s lifespan.

Signs of roofing problems include missing shingles and bowing gutters. Inside, check the top floor or attic for leaks or signs of moisture intrusion. Also, realize that the leak’s source may be hard to find, as water can migrate from the roof entry point to another part of the home.

To determine the extent of the damage, contact a professional home inspector with proven roofing expertise. Ask for a full written assessment along with a repair plan and estimate.

Obsolete Electrical System

Most older homes need some type of electrical system update. For perspective, know that pre-1960 wiring lasts approximately 70 years. Service panels require an update after 60 years while circuit breakers only have a 30-year useful life.

There’s also a good chance that an older home’s electrical system does not meet current electrical code requirements. A very old home may have been built without any code requirements at all.

From a consumer’s perspective, older electrical systems cannot handle the demands of today’s increasingly sophisticated systems and electronics. Smart home installations, smart appliances, and high-tech TVs and sound systems rely on electrical circuitry that can handle those needs.

Signs of electrical issues include dim or flickering lighting and/or regular power outages. If you have two-pronged outlets, or your outlets and/or light switches often feel warm, you most certainly have electrical problems.

Your realtor will want to ensure that the property meets current code requirements before listing the home. To resolve the issues, contact a certified electrical inspector. A licensed, insured electrician should handle all the electrical repairs and/or installations. Do not attempt to perform any electrical work yourself.

Compromised Plumbing System

Your older home’s plumbing system can be impacted by several problems. Depending on the system’s age, the pipes can contain dangerous lead. As the pipes age and begin to break down, bits of lead can leach into your drinking water.

Polybutylene pipes can also become a hazard. They can become corroded by bleach and/or other household cleaners. Depending on the degree of the corrosion, the pipes can burst without warning.

If your home is surrounded by well-established trees, the roots may have grown into the underground plumbing components. This can compromise your pipes’ integrity.

Signs of a substandard plumbing system include poor drainage in sinks, showers, and tubs. Leaks around the faucets are also a sign of inefficient plumbing. Finally, low water pressure will likely catch the home inspector’s attention.

Bringing your plumbing system up to current code requirements is the best strategy. Ask a licensed plumber to conduct a thorough inspection and provide an estimate for needed system repairs or replacement.

Worn-Out Mechanical Equipment

Your older home’s mechanical equipment might be near the end of its useful life. The water heater, furnace, or HVAC unit may have been in constant use for many years. Maybe it’s becoming increasingly unreliable or getting ready to stop working altogether.

If the water heater sounds noisy, or you see puddling around its base, it may be ready to give up the ghost. If your furnace makes noise, or does not heat the rooms evenly, it may be on the verge of a complete shutdown. Finally, increased humidity levels may signal that your HVAC system isn’t working correctly.

Proactively addressing these issues means they are less likely to become part of a home inspector’s report. Determine each appliance’s age and projected lifespan. Replace questionable items before listing the home for sale.

Getting the Job Done Right

Working with a reputable contractor is the key to getting the job done right. Toward that end, The Poltrock Team’s “Gotta Guy” Page provides an updated list of nearby contractors who have built a reputation on good customer service.

Once you have brought your older house up to current standards, you can confidently list the property for sale. Work with a realtor who will showcase the home’s distinctive character and vintage charm. Or if that is more work than you care to do, we can sell your property as-is. Either way, The Poltrock Team exclusively uses professional real estate photography to showcase our properties and their features in the best way. Call us today to learn more about what we do for you and to get your property Sold.

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5 Tips for Getting Your Offer Accepted in a Seller’s Market

You’ve been house hunting for months, and you’ve finally found your dream home. You love the layout, the amenities, and the neighborhood. The house is also listed at a reasonable price. You really can’t find any downsides to this property, and you can really visualize yourself living there. So, you’ve decided to make an offer on the home.

However, you have plenty of company. In many cities and towns, it’s definitely a seller’s market. This means the marketplace is overflowing with buyers, and there isn’t enough home inventory to accommodate them all. Each newly listed home quickly receives multiple offers, some of which are above the asking price.

To further complicate the issue, real estate investors are jumping into many fast-growing regional markets. Sometimes, the investors are buying the homes sight-unseen with the intention of flipping or renting them. By snapping up available houses at way-above-asking price, the investors leave even fewer homes for individual buyers to purchase.

Fortunately, there are several ways to make your offer stand out and increase your chances of getting the home. These five useful tips apply to any geographic market and any price point. Continue reading “5 Tips for Getting Your Offer Accepted in a Seller’s Market”

Agency Provides Long-distance Sellers with Logistics Help During Murphy, NC Home Sale

We had owned our Murphy, North Carolina home for some time. When we made the decision to sell the property, we wanted to work with a realtor with a reputation for getting results. We found out about The Poltrock Team by viewing their advertising. They are also well known in the Murphy area.

After two years of discussion on listing the property with ReMax, we finally reached an acceptable selling price. Based on that, we asked The Poltrock Team to assist us in selling our home.

Once we finalized the listing paperwork, the process got underway. We lived 12 hours away from our Murphy house, and The Poltrock Team gave us the support we needed to get the house ready for sale. When we needed cleanup, John and his team found us the right people to do the job.

The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator arranged for a professional photographer to take pictures of our home. The pictures from the drone shots were excellent, and we still look at them.

Three weeks after listing with ReMax’s Poltrock Team, ReMax sold the house. This supports the fact that they are the top realtor in the Murphy area. Again during this selling phase, The Poltrock Team provided the support we needed.

We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Carl and Mary Friese
Delray Beach, FL