Experience Our Famous New Year’s Eve Possum Drop This Year in Brasstown NC

Possum-300x200if you always get a thrill when that glittery ball drops on New Year’s Eve – but you have no intention of heading to Times Square – join us for the mountain version of that memorable occasion. On Thursday, December 31, 2015, quiet little Brasstown, North Carolina (several miles from Murphy, NC) will host its 22nd Annual New Year’s Eve Possum Drop. This nationally famous event kicks off around 9:30 p.m., when several hundred to thousand hardy revelers gather at the Clay’s Corner station, right next to the John C. Campbell Folk School. This family-friendly evening is alcohol free, so bring the kids to enjoy it, too!

The festivities begin with toe-tapping bluegrass from the Barker Brothers, followed by Larry Witcher’s classic “Eulogy to a Possum” that always stirs the crowd’s emotions. Shortly after 10 p.m., the Guest of Honor arrives with considerable fanfare. As the lucky possum reclines in comfort, he enjoys a gospel music tribute and the much-anticipated Possum Idol Sing-Off.

Next, the Miss Possum Contest takes center stage. If you’re expecting a typical beauty pageant, where lovely young ladies glide across the stage in gorgeous evening gowns, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Instead, you’ll see several lumberjack types who likely drove their pickup trucks to the event – except they’re all decked out in frills and glitter. Believe it or not, they’re all competing for the coveted “Miss Possum” crown. This event defies description – you just have to see it in person. After the whoops and hollers die down, enjoy a “Tribute to Our Service Men and Women,” quite appropriate for this highly patriotic region.

As midnight approaches, excitement builds for the big Possum Drop. This year, station owner Clay Logan plans to lower a live opossum, who views all the hoopla from his cozy decorated Plexiglas box. In contrast, Logan was compelled to use a fake possum during the 2014 event, after an animal rights group’s legal action blocked him from using a live animal. However, this year the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that brought a real possum back into the picture. The animal rights group challenged the new law, but a North Carolina Superior Court Judge ruled in the possum’s favor.

Now, you might be wondering about the possum’s pre-event accommodations. Because this sluggish marsupial is the main attraction, Clay Logan ensures that his newfound friend gets the star treatment for several days before the show. Mr. Possum gets a nice comfy bed and tasty meals, and he doesn’t have to worry about becoming a Murphy, NC area traffic statistic. In other words, the possum lives high on the hog. And just in case you wonder, we support the use of the opossum! It gets the red carpet treatment making it the luckiest possum possible.

Finally, the clock strikes the midnight hour, and Clay Logan happily lowers his possum to welcome the New Year. The crowd erupts into roars and applause, and there are lots of hugs and kisses to go around. Brilliant fireworks fill the Brasstown, NC sky, and another Possum Drop goes into the record books.

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

It’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 John-Poltrock-at-REMAX-10-Years-212x300who 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

Extraordinary Home for Sale Close To Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Murphy NC

MAINExtraordinary home for sale at a great value in Murphy NC! This home has a lot to offer! Awesome front porch to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s even a fenced in section of the yard. Inside is a beautiful, large kitchen that’s open to the dining area and living room. Lots of natural light spills in. On the main level, the hardwood floors and a stone fireplace really set off it off. There are two bedrooms and a bath are on the main level. The basement is finished so you have a recreation room, bonus room, a bathroom, and a 1 car garage! Double carport in driveway and a separate large shed too. A must see in an excellent location close to Cherokee Hills Golf Course and only 5 minutes from downtown Murphy. You don’t have to break the bank for a great home with more features than you can imagine!

Click HERE for more Pictures and Information on this home for sale in Murphy, NC.

 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

 

The Poltrock Team Is An Excellent Source Of Information

We found the Poltrock Team while searching the internet for houses listed in the Murphy area.  John Poltrock was very friendly and he promptly and thoroughly answered all our questions.  We appreciated that he always returned phone calls and made himself available.

Since we live out of state, the number of photos and detailed information on his listings made it easier for us to make decisions.

The Poltrock Team website is an excellent source of information covering not only real estate, but also the Murphy area, as well as helpful contacts.

We had a great experience working with John.  He earned our trust, and we would definitely work with him again.

D & K Fitzgerald

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

Gorgeous Creek Front Log Home For Sale With Community Access to Hiwassee River

Gorgeous log home in Highland Creek! This home has a FULL FINISHED BASEMENT and is creek front! Not only that, you have community access to the Hiwassee River and use of the pavilion. You can enjoy your home and trout fish right from the community pavilion. The home itself is stunning with wood & tile floors throughout!  Vaulted ceiling, open split floor plan, and metal roof make this the perfect home!  The awesome porch and decks have a great view of the property and the creek.  The paved road leads to the driveway and spacious parking area. Home has a great full basement with lots of space, and much more! Check this home out below and be certain to arrange an appointment to see it today!

Click HERE for more Pictures and Information on this home for sale in Murphy, NC.

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

The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX in Murphy NC is an Excellent Source of Information

We found the Poltrock Team while searching the internet for houses listed in the Murphy area.  John Poltrock was very friendly and he promptly and thoroughly answered all our questions.  We appreciated that he always returned phone calls and made himself available.

Since we live out of state, the number of photos and detailed information on his listings made it easier for us to make decisions.

The Poltrock Team website is an excellent source of information covering not only real estate, but also the Murphy area, as well as helpful contacts.

We had a great experience working with John.  He earned our trust, and we would definitely work with him again.

 Dave & Kris F.

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

We Love The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC!

I highly recommend The Poltrock Team in Murphy, NC due to their timely diligence, willingness to provide the customer with every answer to every question, and every aspect of a real estate deal. They are great to have in your corner in these trying times. They KNOW the best contractors, the most reliable inspectors, all the ins and outs of the local real estate market, all within practical considerations!

John specifically advised us on every strategy of purchasing property, and he was correct at every turn. The only bad move one could make would be to buy real estate without John and Jessica Poltrock! They have our utmost trust with finances, confidentiality, and best interests!

Scot  and Mary St. Clair
Sorrento, FL
This is the second peice of real estate Scot and Mary have bought from us. You can even check out their previous testimonial from when they bought land in Murphy NC in 2008.

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

Merry Christmas to All, and to all a Good Night

As the sun is long gone and Christmas lights illuminate Murphy, NC, tonight will shortly be over and Christmas Day will arrive. Kids will soon rip open presents and couples will exchange gifts. Jessica, Katie, and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. May God bless you, your family, friends, and loved ones tomorrow all the way through the New Year.

The Poltrock Team – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

The POWER of an Educated Realtor in Murphy NC

Realtors are an incredibly diverse group of people. You have folks who are young, old, middle aged, well educated, high school drop-outs, and everything in between.

No matter the options, its important to make sure your Realtor is on top of all the latest tools and knowledge.

With all that said, I love to get more ideas to continually improve our business and our service. I’m in Murfreesboro, TN at the StarPower 2010 Convention – and its been great – and today is only the opening session! We heard from greats like Howard Brinton, Alex Charfen, and Denny Grimes. Tomorrow, I’m going to hear from tons more – like Dave Ramsey!

It’ll be a great experience and I can’t wait to come back to Murphy, North Carolina with some extraordinary ideas and opportunities!

The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX in Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – Call Toll Free at 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Real Estate Price Reducation on Great 3/2/1 Home for Sale in Murphy NC – Peachtree Community

NEW Price Reducation on a great home that we have for sale in the Peachtree Community! This beautiful home is over 1400 square feet with 3 beds, 2 baths, and one half bath in the loft. Now only $119,800! Can’t beat it!

Learn more about this Home for Sale in Murphy NC on our Website and see more pictures.

Read our first Blog post on the real estate for Sale in Peachtree Community of Murphy NC.

John Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX Mountain Properties – www.MyMurphy.com – Call us to see this amazing home and more at toll free 1-866-687-7496