The Simplest Thing That Will Make Your House Sell

When we bought our first house here in Murphy NC, it was a foreclosure and there was maybe one light bulb in every room that actually worked. It made showing it miserable and difficult. In fact, I tried to sell it no less than three times to different buyers before I made an offer on it, and no one would buy it! I decided it worked wonderfully for my family, so Jessica and I purchased it. 

Perhaps I’m wrong; I suspect a major reason it didn’t sell is because of how poorly it showed. There were obvious things wrong with it: disgusting carpet, it needed staining outside desperately, the basement wasn’t completely finished, and a few other things. It was all cosmetic. The location was prime, repairs were reasonable, and the price was right. I, to this day, believed it didn’t sell for one simple reason – light bulbs.

This bathroom vanity is a perfect example of what you don't want!
This bathroom vanity is a perfect example of what you don’t want!

Too simplistic? Perhaps; perhaps not. Lightbulbs are one of the most overlooked yet effective tools in showing a property. In fact, anyone who has ever had their house listed for sale with me has probably heard me say, “When you have a showing, turn on every lightbulb in the house. I want it to look like the house is on fire!”

If you’re selling your house here in Murphy NC and surrounding, or anywhere for that matter, make sure that every light bulb in the house works. It may sound like a no brainer, yet you’d be amazed how many houses we show where there’s no light working in the stairwell, the kitchen, bathroom, you name it. Switch broken and that’s why the light won’t turn on? Replace it. This is simple, yet important.

The lightbulb itself matters. You want something in 3000k range of light. The “old fashioned” incandescent light bulb is the standard, yet is getting hard to find. It turns on to peak output instantly and provides a comforting, warm light. You do not want the “spaceship blue” lights as I call it (I believe the industry calls it Cool Blue or something of that nature). You also do not want the curlicue fluorescent light bulbs… unless you set the stage for each showing. The light itself is fine in terms of output and color, however they tend to take a significant period of time to warm up and reach maximum output. By then, your prospective buyer is gone and on to the next room and didn’t get the best impression, whether they realized it or not. LED’s work great – instant on, easy to find color temperature, however can be cost prohibitive. When it comes to selling, or not selling your house, a light bulb is certainly worth the cost.

Don’t overlook the little things: lightbulbs go a long way. Want to know what else it takes to sell your house? That’s what we are here for! Call us on the number below or contact us by clicking here and we will guide you on what it takes to get it sold!

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX – Murphy NC – www.iLoveMurphy.com – 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Sell your House While Inventory is at Historic Lows!

If you are considering selling your house, now is the best time we have seen in years to do so! The real estate inventory is at historic lows, meaning you have the greatest opportunity and odds of selling because buyers have the fewest houses to choose from since 2007+/-. It also has the added benefit you are able to get more money than in the past. It’s a great time!

Areas that are getting great results selling houses:

  • Murphy NC
  • Hayesville NC
  • Brasstown NC
  • Marble NC
  • and many more of our surrounding, smaller communities.

Should I Wait Till Spring??

We’re getting this question a lot and, the short answer is NO! Many home owners wait to sell her house in springtime. What will happen is the inventory levels will rise as much as 20 to 30%. That will give home buyers far more choices and less opportunity and urgency for you to sell. If you’re considering selling, I see no benefit to waiting. I would encourage you to act now to get the greatest impact and likelihood of selling. Can we help you? Please fill out the form below or call us at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496. We’re here to guide you on your specific situation and property. We’re here for you!

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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

October 2016 Sold Show for Real Estate in Murphy NC and Cherokee County

Watch the video above to find out what real estate sold in October in Murphy NC and Cherokee County. Questions? Ready to sell? Call us now at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

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RE/MAX SOLD 56% of HOUSE SALES this October!

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Statistics for the Month:

MarketAbsorptionReportsOctober16.pdf

SOLDHousesbyMonth.pdf 

We hope you enjoy! We’re here for you so if you need your real estate sold or have questions, we’re only a call or click away.

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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

Our House Sold in 2 Days

We found out about The Poltrock Team through a referral. Also, The Poltrock Team has ads ALL over town. My favorite is the coffee cups at Waffle King – great idea.

John Poltrock was upfront with exactly how he works. He looked at all comps, and showed us exactly how he arrived at his recommended asking price. He answered all of our questions, and was sure he gave us a realistic goal for time on the market. That being said, the house sold in 2 days – holy cow! While we were in no way ready for that, we got through it, and everything went as planned.

During our real estate transaction, the most helpful thing offered by The Poltrock Team was awesome communication. Texting and e-signing documents made it so easy. The day before closing, John Poltrock called to check on me “because I seemed stressed.” He said he didn’t want to talk business – he just wanted to be sure I was okay.

I wanted to give an additional shout-out to Amanda Beavers with Mountain Country Cabin Rentals, for helping us find one of the very few rentals in the county.

Our real estate experience with The Poltrock Team was wonderful from start to finish. How can you complain when your house sells in 2 days? We would rate The Poltrock Team’s service a 10, and we would absolutely work with them again. I would highly recommend The Poltrock Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. See you all in six months to purchase a home!

–Micheal & Ann Klein

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

We Expected A lot from The Poltrock Team and Received It

We saw The Poltrock Team signs all over town and decided to call John Poltrock when we thought about  selling our home in Murphy, NC.  When we met  John, we felt that he had a real knowledge and enthusiasm about the local estate market. We listed our home with him and, being realtors ourselves,  we expected a lot from The Poltrock Team and we were not disappointed. We had very good results and a happy experience with them.  Would absolutely recommend John and The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX!

~~Judy and Dennis Robichaud, Naples, FL.

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 Combines Knowledge and Enthusiasm when Selling Homes

I received a letter from John Poltrock introducing himself and his team regarding selling and buying real estate.  When my wife and I decided to sell our townhouse in Hayesville, NC, we called John. We found him to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.  We found selling our home  to be a great and professional experience working with The Poltrock Team and would absolutely recommend them. John even got multiple offers for us and helped us figure out the best way to handle it so we got more money than we thought possible!

~~Judy and Larry Leetzow, Bradenton, FL.

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

The Poltrock Team Rates A 10

I saw a billboard with The Poltrock Team advertised and I decided to meet with them regarding selling my house in Murphy, NC. I liked them from my first impression and let them list my house. It was a great experience, all my calls and questions were always answered. I enjoyed the ease and relaxed transaction of selling my home and would definitely recommend The Poltrock Team if you are looking for a reputable real estate agency.

~~Manny Manzano, Miami, FL

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

Our House in Murphy NC Sold In Half The Time We Expected!

Our neighbors referred The Poltrock Team to us to sell our home we used to own in Murphy NC. We live in Florida and are not familiar with real estate agents in Murphy, NC, so we gave him a call. We were very pleased with the length of time our home was on the market and the service and communication we received from John Poltrock. We felt John was very up front with us regarding the market, even though it might not have been what we wanted to hear. The home he sold for us was a second home and being so far away, he always responded to my “concerned voicemail messages” and always had data readily available to share with me on return calls. Our home sold in half the time we expected it to and we would definitely recommend John and The Poltrock Team.

~~Kyle & Andrea Hodgens, Lake Worth, FL

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

 

A 10 Rating For The Poltrock Team in Murphy, NC

After 2 failed attempts to sell my property with other Realtors in the Murphy NC area, I decided to try one last time and went with John Poltrock for the third attempt.  Besides selling my property, I found John to give good advice and take care of me. He has a realistic understanding of what is and what is not in relation to the real estate market. He responded to or acknowledged ALL my emails. My overall experience was pleasant to the point of being enjoyable. I must say after having almost given up, I’m glad I found the best in the business!

~Bob Rasche, Saranac, MI

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 Experts In The Real Estate Market

My husband and I had prior experience working with agent Donna Srabian of The Poltrock Team. This team is caring, hard working, and will help you accomplish your real estate needs. We have experience working with them on both the selling our house we owned in Hayesville NC and buying our new one in Andrews NC.  If you want an agent in real estate that is sincere, honest, friendly and will meet your goals,  you’ll want to give them a call. They are truly experts in the field of real estate in North Carolina.

~Art & Julie Rodriguez, Andrews, NC

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