Reverse Mortgages: What You Need to Know

With homeowners’ cash needs often outstripping their available financial resources, many people are tapping the equity in their homes. Although home equity loans are a popular choice, some older homeowners have turned to a reverse mortgage to generate cash from their primary home.

The reverse mortgage product has been around since 1961, and continued to be revised through 2017. Before jumping on the reverse mortgage bandwagon, however, take time to understand the upsides and downsides of this income generation method. Continue reading “Reverse Mortgages: What You Need to Know”

Seller Receives More than the Listing Price During Andrews, NC Home Sale

When I made the decision to sell my Andrews, North Carolina home, I wanted to work with a successful realtor who would get me good results. I learned about The Poltrock Team by viewing one of their billboards. After speaking with the team members, I found them to be efficient, very helpful, and considerate. So, I asked them to assist me in selling my home.

Overall, I had a very good real estate experience. When I had concerns or questions, employees always responded in a timely manner.

The Poltrock Team was most helpful in advising me on the best approach to multiple offers. In fact, I was able to sell my home for more than the listing price. Based on my real estate experience, I would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding client service. I would certainly work with them in the future.

Vicki Pruitt
Murphy, NC

Efficient Team Helps Long-Distance Seller to Complete Murphy, NC Home Sale

After owning my Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, I decided the time was right to pass the property to a new owner. I found out about The Poltrock Team because of their strong local presence. A friend suggested I work with this very successful agency to sell my home, and I took their advice.

Overall, I had a very good real estate experience with The Poltrock Team. Because I live in a different area, I appreciated their assistance in helping me to complete this transaction from a distance.

Looking back, I was very pleased with The Poltrock Team’s real estate client service. They were fair and worth the price. I would absolutely work with them again.

Michael Smith
Charlottesville, VA

Satisfied Seller Gets Fair Market Value During Murphy, NC Home Sale

When I decided to sell my Murphy, North Carolina home, I knew that working with a top-notch realtor was the key to accomplishing my goal. About that time, I received one of The Poltrock Team’s mailers. This market-leading agency had previously provided me with good service, so I enlisted their help in selling my property.

Overall, I had a very good real estate experience with The Poltrock Team. They were most helpful in getting me the fair market value for my home. I would definitely work with them again.

Robert Barnes
Cochran, GA

Team Members Help Buyers to Smoothly Navigate Murphy, NC Home Purchase

I had been considering the purchase of a home in Murphy, North Carolina. Finally, I decided that the time was right for buying a house there. I wanted to work with a realtor who would make the extra effort to find the right property for my needs.

I learned about The Poltrock Team through the Internet. Because of the agency’s connection to Carroll’s Construction, I decided to work with the team to purchase my property.

The Poltrock Team did a great job of helping us navigate the home-buying process. They provided us with excellent real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Jay Davis
Sheboygan, WI

Sellers Appreciate Team Members’ Friendliness and Efficiency During Murphy, NC Home Sale

We had owned our Murphy, North Carolina home for several years. When the time came to sell the property, we wanted to work with a very successful realtor known for getting outstanding results. About this time, we found out about The Poltrock Team by viewing an agency advertisement and obtaining an excellent reference.

We contacted The Poltrock Team, and interacted with several team members. We were impressed by everyone’s  friendliness and efficiency. So, we enlisted The Poltrock Team’s help in selling our mountain property.

During our real estate transaction, we most appreciated the team members’ patience and compassion. They really helped us during an especially difficult time.

We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their excellent real estate client service. We would certainly work with them during a future transaction.

Bruce and Diana Rudd
Warren, PA

Meet The Poltrock Team’s Four Exceptional Realtors

Preparing to buy (or sell) a home means you’re moving on to the next chapter in your life. To make the experience as seamless as possible, work with a realtor who knows the local market like the back of their hand.

A highly effective realtor knows about the changing trends that influence the local economy. This highly focused professional is also intimately familiar with the local real estate market. And, they combine that substantial knowledge with top-tier technology to get results – every single time.

Perhaps most of all, this extraordinary real estate professional has unparalleled concern for their clients. When other agents might say, “that’s good enough,” your realtor rolls up his or her sleeves and goes the extra mile without a second thought.

Meet The Poltrock Team’s Four High-Achieving Realtors
Here at The Poltrock Team, Murphy’s Top-Selling Real Estate Team, that’s simply the way we do business. Although each of our four high-achieving realtors has their individual style, each professional goes above and beyond to get the desired results for their clients. To sum it up: They love what they do, and it shows.

John Poltrock
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Mobile: 828-557-2270

Meeting John Poltrock is like reconnecting with a close high school friend you haven’t seen in years. John’s friendly Southern manner makes conversation a breeze, and you’re quickly chatting about every subject under the sun and then some. Simply put, even if you weren’t buying a home or selling a home, you’d enjoy spending time with John and come away smiling.

As The Poltrock Team’s Lead Listing Agent, John is known for his exceptional client service and sincere concern for his clients’ well-being. And, his many years spent in Murphy and Cherokee County give him the insider knowledge to be an effective advocate for his buyers and sellers.

In addition, John is deeply immersed in real estate market mechanics. In other words, he keeps a finger on the pulse of local real estate trends and the factors that drive them.

John is also a master of technology, and skillfully interprets data to shape the marketing strategies for his clients and for The Poltrock Team. To support these high-level endeavors, John relies on his Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning from Western Carolina University.

When John’s not engaged with the real estate world, he enjoys everything our beautiful mountain region has to offer. Hiking, camping, and boating are tops on his list. John and his wife Jessica have been married since 2005. They have a high-achieving daughter in college, and their energetic young son certainly keeps them on their toes.

Wayne CoferWayne Cofer
Mobile: 828-361-7603

The residential and commercial real estate markets are two different animals. Multiple factors affect each market at any given time. Getting results in each arena depends on whether a realtor has the skills to meet those market-specific challenges.

Fortunately, our Universal Realtor Wayne Cofer has the extensive business and management background to excel on both playing fields. And, he’s adept at working with both buyers and sellers. When obstacles arise during a real estate transaction, Wayne’s proven negotiation skills are essential to finding a “win-win” solution.

Whether you’re ready to buy (or sell) a small mountain cabin or a large commercial building, having Wayne in your corner makes good business sense. And, he combines his impressive knowledge base with a personable manner that makes him an ideal business partner.

Outside of the office, Wayne enjoys mountain life with his wife Kathy. He also spends as much time as possible with his three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Wayne frequently explores our region on his touring motorcycle, and he’s an avid United States and world history buff.

Kaitlynn PopeKaitlynn Pope
Mobile: 828-361-0945

Realtor Kaitlynn Pope has true native-level knowledge of Murphy and Cherokee County. She was born and raised right here in Murphy, so she’s extremely familiar with the region’s culture and market demographics. These attributes give Kaitlynn a valuable perspective that helps her to better serve her real estate clients.

Personally, Kaitlynn combines a gracious Southern charm and a generous spirit, and she has a genuine affection for her clients. In fact, you’d likely feel right at home meeting her for a sweet tea on a summer afternoon.

At the same time, don’t overlook Kaitlynn’s remarkable attention to detail. She’s thoroughly committed to achieving a positive outcome for her clients, and she consistently goes to great lengths to make that happen.

On the personal side, Kaitlynn and her husband Caleb Pope moved back to the mountains during spring 2016. Caleb’s eight-year Coast Guard career had wrapped up, and the couple was looking forward to new opportunities in the Murphy area.

Shortly after they arrived, Kaitlynn and Caleb were thrilled to become first-time parents through adoption. Their son Sawyer constantly keeps them hopping, and he enriches their lives in countless ways every day.

Paige McKnightPaige McKnight
Mobile: 828-557-1234

The Poltrock Team’s newest realtor, Paige McKnight combines 14 years of experience with an unfailingly positive attitude. Although she’s a seasoned realtor with many successful closings under her belt, Paige views every property purchase or sale with a fresh perspective.

Naturally, every real estate transaction comes with its distinctive challenges. Financing, home inspection, and documentation issues are common hurdles. Contractors sometimes drag their feet on required repairs, and other issues may threaten to derail the process entirely.

That’s where Paige McKnight’s well-known perseverance and follow-through make the difference. She’s dedicated to meeting (and conquering) every challenge, and she goes to great lengths to support her clients throughout the process. And as you might expect, this determined lady gets results.

An Exceptional Support Team Makes the Difference
A highly effective support team enables our top-tier realtors to perform at their absolute best. First, our real estate professionals are backed by Re/MAX, the world’s largest real estate company. That coveted status means our support team can access Re/MAX’s proprietary software and management systems.

In addition, the Re/MAX website is the world’s highest-ranking real estate agency website. This gives The Poltrock Team unparalleled market visibility compared to our competitors.

On the local level, The Poltrock Team’s support staff includes a Client Concierge, who provides immediate assistance to potential buyers. Our highly efficient Listing Coordinator, Closing Coordinator, and Marketing Associate round out this top-notch group.

Every member of The Poltrock Team truly respects and supports each other. And, they’re all committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients. With countless testimonials from satisfied buyers and sellers, they’re confident they’re on the right track.

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

How to Get the Maximum Value from Your Real Estate Experience

Preparing to buy or sell a Murphy, North Carolina home is an exciting proposition. You’re ready to progress to another chapter in your life, and you’d like the entire process to go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Naturally, your realtor also wants you to have a good home-buying or home-selling experience.

To realize the best outcome, do your homework before you first meet with the realtor. Do some research, gather documents if needed, and generally “get your ducks in a row.”

When you take time to do that, your realtor can do the most effective job in the timeliest fashion. Whether you’re buying or selling, here are some valuable tips that will help you enjoy a good real estate experience. Continue reading “How to Get the Maximum Value from Your Real Estate Experience”

Sellers Have Very Good Experience During Andrews, NC Property Sale

We had owned our Andrews, North Carolina property for several years. Finally, we decided to sell it, and wanted to work with a realtor who would get the job done in a timely manner.

About that time, our daughter told us about The Poltrock Team. We believed that this market-leading agency could help us to achieve a quick sale, so we decided to work with them in selling our property.

Overall, we had a very good experience with The Poltrock Team. Throughout our real estate transaction, they provided us with advice on many aspects of the sale.

We would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their excellent real estate client service. We would certainly work with them during a future transaction.

Roger and Deborah Roberts
Murphy, NC

Sellers Have Great Real Estate Experience During Brasstown, NC Home Sale

We had owned our Brasstown, North Carolina home for some time, and we decided the time was right to pass the property to someone else. We began looking for a very successful realtor to help us accomplish our goal.

We learned about The Poltrock Team through a referral. Because of this real estate agency’s strong track record, we decided to work with them in selling our home.

After we signed the listing paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator got busy. She requested professional photographs of our home, and placed the property on the MLS listings. Our real estate agent came to us with a buyer, and we had a smooth closing.

Overall, we had a great real estate experience with The Poltrock Team. Throughout the process, they kept us informed every step of the way. And,
they kept us calm.

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

David and Merry Coalson
Fernandina Beach, FL