Enjoy The Poltrock Team’s November 2018 Newsletter


Nov. 22-29Mountain Country Christmas Lights GA Mountain Fairgrounds, Hwy. 76, Hiawassee, GA. Every Thurs, Fri.,
Sat. 6-9 pm.  $5.00 per person, children 12 and under Free.

Nov. 23 – Blue Friday in Blue Ridge, GA 10 am – 7:30 pm. All merchants will be offering discounts, and downtown will be filled with food vendors and live entertainment along with Christmas characters strolling throughout the day. SANTA arrives on the train at 11 am. 6 pm will start town-wide Christmas Caroling. Join the fun!

Nov. 24 – Christmas Parade Downtown Blue Ridge starts at 5:30 pm. The Great Tree Lighting starts at 7 pm. The GREAT TREE is back. It is 27 feet tall, and will wow kids and adults alike. Also, every Saturday from Nov. 24 – December 15, there will be entertainment and strolling Christmas characters around town and in the park.

Dec. 1- “A Very Murphy Christmas” Downtown Murphy 10am-8pm.  Vendor Festival, local shopping, and “Murphy Gets Lit”, our first lighted Christmas Parade starts at 6 pm. Annual Tree Lighting and Santa Photos!

Dec. 7 — Murphy Art Walk 5-8 pm Downtown Murphy. Stroll through historic downtown for shopping, live performances, working artists, fine dining, and more. Something for everyone!


Murphy’s High School football coach, David Gentry (left), was presented with a commemorative football in a pregame ceremony Friday night to celebrate his 400th coaching victory, which came on Oct. 19 against rival Swain High School. Presenting Gentry with the football is Murphy High School Principal Jason Forrister (right).

Gentry was nominated for the Class of 2019 National High School Hall of Fame. Only six other North Carolina residents have been inducted. Gentry will find out later this year if he is selected. We want to congratulate David, and wish him the best of luck in the selection process. Also, our own Donna Srabian’s son, Barron, plays tight end on the Bulldogs football team.


Photo courtesy of the Cherokee Scout, Kevin Hensley photographer.

The most popular Christmas song, “WHITE CHRISTMAS” written by Irving Berlin, wasn’t full of Christmas cheer. Berlin usually spent Christmas Day visiting the grave of his 3 week old son, who died on Christmas 1928, which explains the melancholy feel of the song. Bing Crosby made the song famous on a broadcast in 1941, just 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Songwriter Hugh Martin was fooling around with a melody back in 1944, but it wasn’t working. He played it for 2-3 days, then threw it in the wastebasket. His writing partner made him get it out of the trash and it was a good thing……the song ended up being “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. 

Periodically we will post favorite recipes of The Poltrock Team. We hope you enjoy.

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 – 4 cups flour
1.Combine the yeast, water, oil & sugar in a large bowl. Gently mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the salt, egg & enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured work surface, and gently knead in additional flour until your dough is no longer sticky.
3. Divide into 8-10 equal pieces, and form round balls. Place in an oiled iron skillet or round cake pan, and cover with a clean towel. Allow to sit for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

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We Found the Whole Team to Be Very Helpful

We learned about The Poltrock Team through friends, and we chose to work with the team because of their professionalism. We appreciated The Poltrock Team’s knowledge of the area market, and we found the whole team to be very helpful. Overall, we had a very good real estate experience, and we would definitely work with The Poltrock Team again.

Nicholas and Lynne Santoro

Very Satisfied with My Real Estate Experience

After learning about The Poltrock Team through Zillow, I asked John and the team to help me accomplish my real estate goal. Throughout the transaction, I was most impressed with The Poltrock Team’s great communication. I was very satisfied with my real estate experience, and I would certainly work with the team in the future.

David Waltman

The experience was great!

The experience was great! John truly understood my goals and needs and helped me sell my cabin quick and for what I needed to sell it for. I was always informed and always felt like I was in control! Super experience!

— Patrick Hall

REMAX Hot Air Balloon Pilots Treat Andrews Elementary School Students to an Exciting Flight Demonstration

When it comes to learning about hot air balloons, the kids at Andrews Elementary School have gained some valuable firsthand experience. In mid-November 2017, two REMAX Hot Air Balloon Pilots visited the school’s Andrews, NC campus, and gave an impressive demonstration on the principles of hot air balloon flight. The pilots’ easy-to-grasp slide show, presented in the school’s gymnasium, provided great background information geared to the students’ grade levels.

To bring this entertaining science lesson to life, one REMAX pilot inflated a colorful, lightweight balloon with hot air from a hair dryer. Right on schedule, the balloon lazily rose to the gym’s high ceiling. Naturally, the second pilot had to top that performance, using the same technique to send a plain black garbage bag soaring up as well.

Before the students’ demonstration, the Andrews Elementary School administrators were delighted to get a ride in the real-life REMAX balloon, tethered just outside the building in a spacious open spot. Looking back, you might say a great time was had by all – including the pilots and The Poltrock Team!

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

5 Reasons Why Murphy, NC Is the Best Place to Buy a Carolina Mountain Cabin

Deciding where to buy your North Carolina mountain cabin is like combing through a box of chocolates. You examine every delectable-looking piece, savoring its visual appearance and fragrance before selecting the most appealing option. As you enjoy your reward, you know you made the perfect choice.

Likewise, you’ll consider several different factors when choosing your mountain cabins location. Of course, you want a beautiful and peaceful setting, but within easy driving distance of grocery stores and other shops. When you travel to town, you’d like a friendly atmosphere that makes you feel welcome. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you want varied options for yourself and your kids (or grandkids). And finally, you’re looking for an affordably priced property, leaving you plenty of discretionary income to enjoy the finer things in life.

Believe it or not, Murphy, North Carolina checks all the boxes when it comes to choosing your cabins location. Yes, we’re a bit biased, as we thoroughly enjoy living in this beautiful part of the world. And, we’re happy to share the five factors that make Murphy (and surrounding Cherokee County) so special: Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Murphy, NC Is the Best Place to Buy a Carolina Mountain Cabin”

SOLD Show April 2017 Edition! See what happened in the Real Estate Market in Cherokee County

Watch the video above to find out what real estate sold did if March 2017. It covers Cherokee County NC, Murphy, NC, Andrews, and more. Questions? Ready to sell? Email a reply or Call us now at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

Did you WIN the $100 this Month? A Poltrock Team Tumbler or The Red Brick Deli Gift Card? Lots for chances to win!

Continue reading “SOLD Show April 2017 Edition! See what happened in the Real Estate Market in Cherokee County”

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Your Home: Decrease the Hazards

imagesThis time of year, the New Year’s resolutions are flying thick and fast. You’ve seen them all before. Lose weight, get your finances in order, and snag a better job. And while the resolutions are easy to make, they’re often much tougher to keep. So for 2017, why not switch gears and resolve to get your Murphy, NC house in better working order? If that grabs your attention, consider making resolutions that apply regardless of your home’s size or operating budget.

For starters, you certainly don’t want to live in a home filled with health and fire risks. To reduce your chances of a negative outcome, follow these five preventive strategies applicable to any home.

Detect the Carbon Monoxide: Your home’s smoke detectors can alert you to developing fire danger. To increase your protection factor, install a carbon monoxide detector on every floor that contains a bedroom. This affordable little device can alert you to a blocked or leaking furnace vent or chimney flue. Without this detector, either malfunction can cause carbon monoxide to collect in your house and kill you and your family.

Find the Radon: This odorless, colorless gas can trap radioactive particles in your lungs, potentially leading to the development of lung cancer. To learn if your home has elevated radon levels, buy an inexpensive test kit at your local hardware or home improvement store.

Reduce Potential Mold: If your bathroom and/or attic aren’t vented to the outdoors, you greatly increase your home’s chances of becoming a mold factory. If you can’t easily install the vent(s) yourself, hire a competent professional to do the job.

Dig Out All the Dryer Lint: Although you frequently clean the dryer lint trap, highly combustible lint can also collect in the ducts and vents behind the dryer. Clean these areas often to knock down the fire hazard.

Older Home Remodeling Reminder: If your home was built or remodeled before 1978, you could be living with asbestos flooring and/or lead paint. If that’s the case, and you have future remodeling plans, handle these harmful substances carefully when removing them. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the job yourself, hire a specialist who will bring the proper gear.

While some projects just require a one-time effort, plan to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries on a regular basis. Develop a dryer lint removal schedule, too. By working to reduce your Murphy, NC home’s hazards, your house will be a healthier place for you and your family.

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