RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Murphy NC for Fourth of July Celebration at Konaheeta Park

This Fourth of July, we were fortunate to have the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visit us in Murphy NC. The Fourth’s Celebration is always held at Konaheeta Park, and we simply could not have asked for a more pristine, perfect Fourth of July.

In the almost ten years I’ve worked with RE/MAX, it’s always exciting to see the Hot Air Balloon in real life. It’s a “logo” that truly turns heads, and I’m not different! It’s magnificent to watch it go from a giant tube sock to a 90,000 cubic foot icon. So to share the fun we had, here’s a lot of pictures we took. Enjoy!

One great thing was we charged $5 per person to ride the balloon and we were able to donate every penny of proceeds to two needy families here in Cherokee County. It’s a blessing to be able to help those who need it. And to all who rode the ballon, thank you for participating and helping someone who truly needs it. Happy Fourth! We hope to see you next year!

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

The Poltrock Team Is Honest And Efficient

I found out about The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC from the road-side signs and decided to work with them because of the RE/MAX name. I saw their signs everywhere!

The Poltrock Team is effective, honest and efficient!  My experience was GREAT!  The most helpful thing that The Poltrock Team offered me was listening to our needs and helping to sell out property quickly!  I would ABSOLUTELY work with The Poltrock Team again.

John Maciejewski
Kennesaw, GA

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

Honest, Prompt, and Excellent Service From The Poltrock Team

We have worked with The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC over the years because of John’s excellent, prompt, and honest service.  You really can’t improve on John’s professionalism.  His honest, prompt answers of questions, and the comfort level of working with folks you trust and CAN TRUST!  Thank you!

 

Paul & Bobra Ferdenzi
Murphy, NC

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

The Poltrock Team Is A Wealth Of Knowledge

We found out about The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC on the Internet and decided to work with John because he was nice, informed and eager!  John is a very polite and savvy Realtor with a wealth of knowledge.  John was very aware of the location of the homes according to our desires and he always kept the “top three” and eliminated the rest, which was great!

We have been in communication with John Poltrock for almost 4 years.  At first we kept in touch just on the internet, and then through phone calls.  We picked Murphy, NC, never having been here.  We sold our home in Miami, Florida, and rented a pack rat, then spent a month and a half in a great cabin in Murphy rented through Amanda Beavers at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals.

The entire experience with John was great!  We will have him and his familyphoto to our new home because he treated us with care and respect.  We loved the office staff, Price, Amanda, and Shelby, but John was our main guy.  He always answered all our questions, gave us advice, and recommended people through his “gotta guy” site.  John is just an outstanding person.

I told Dawn that John has a New York City wit with a Southern drawl.  He could make it anywhere.

Thank you to the Poltrock Team!

 

 

Your Friends,

Al & Dawn Rizo
Murphy, NC

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

Murphy NC Real Estate Market 2013 SOLD Update and Market Statistics

It’s official! I have completed the Murphy NC Real Estate Market Statistics for 2013, we have some great information to share with you! The market showing signs of healing and there’s good news abroad. We send out our SOLD Real Estate Update every 3 months, so be sure to join our update for this information, exclusive market research, and all the SOLD real estate for that quarter – including pictures, prices, and more!

REMAX Number 1 LogoRecent Murphy Area Statistics courtesy of Phyllis Blackmon of the Cherokee County NC Chamber of Commerce:

•$35.3 Million were spent in Cherokee County by tourists in 2013. That’s up 4.2% from 2012.

•Those dollars are directly responsible for approximately 290 jobs.

•Where did they come from? Great question! Based on Chamber of Commerce records:

•37% are from FL

•13% come from GA

•7% come from NC (outside of Cherokee County)

•3% from AL

•2% from foreign countries

•October is the most recent published unemployment numbers and it is down to 9.5%. That is down substantially from a high of more than 16%.

In the real estate world, 2013 provided the best market we’ve seen since the “boom.” 449 homes sold in 2013, which is 30.9% more than 2012, 53.2% more than 2011, and 61.5% more than 2010. That is huge improvements! You’ll see the figures and sales in the attached chart which includes monthly sales and a chart so you can see activity by each month. It’s a great way to notice trends of which months are busiest. Bear in mind the activity reflects contracts from 30 days earlier. So a closing in March most likely originated from February and so on.

You’ll also notice little change in the average price of houses that are selling. This chart indicates the price point of the average buyer is purchasing at. Even though this number continues to stay at the same levels, we’ve noticed substantially more home sales in most every price point of the market place, including the $200,000+ range. That particular segment of the market struggled for several years to have sales of any volume and we have seen more than in any year since about 2008/09. That’s great! And one question that always still looms is regarding foreclosures. There are still foreclosures in the marketplace, and they currently make up only 17.7% of house sales. The rest are traditional folks selling their property.

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Land sales continue to remain on par with what they have for a number of years now. Each quarter average between 9-14 sales per month while inventory remains high approaching 800 parcels available for sale. Even at that, inventory has reduced substantially from a high of 2,701 parcels in Q3 of 2008. As time moves on, this market will rebound especially as house prices recover/rise or if available inventory isn’t desired and building becomes even more attractive.

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Status of RE/MAX Mountain Properties and The Poltrock Team 

It’s been an exciting year at RE/MAX! We’ve had several developments over the year. Here’s some great facts:

•RE/MAX Sold 310 transactions making up 35.47% of the local real estate market! That’s way more than any other company. See REMAX Market Share Report 2013 for more details.

•The Poltrock Team sold 91 transactions in 2013, 71 in 2012, 64 in 2011, and 59 in 2010. That’s impressive considering the average Realtor closes only 12.

•We recently welcomed Donna Srabian as The Poltrock Team’s Buyer Specialist. She works only with buyers to focus on selling your property! She’s excellent.

•Want to hear what folks are saying about us? Check out our Testimonials.

We very much appreciate your business and thank you for the opportunity to work for you. If you are considering selling your property and would like to know what the impact of today’s market is on your specific property, contact us today! I hope you’ve enjoyed our SOLD Real Estate Update and don’t forget to subscribe to our update to receive our EXCLUSIVE market statistics too!

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

A Small Land Sale in Murphy NC Treated As A Larger Purchase!

I found out about The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC from the Internet and I decided to TP photowork with them because they seemed to be good people.  I was right!  John and his team are very professional!

The most helpful thing that John did for me during this sale was to help me attain a septic permit! I’ve never had to do that before and he made it simple.

For such a small sale, The Poltrock Team treated us the same as a larger purchase! You guys deserve a 10!  Thanks!

 

Dick & Jamie Whalen
Murphy, NC

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

We Made A Friend – Not Just A Business Deal

We found The Poltrock Team on the RE/MAX website and were very pleased with our experience working with John.  John is very professional real estate agent and is easy to work with.  John was very helpful, following up on questions promptly, for example, and friendly – and makes you feel a friendship with him.  We were also pleased with the following up on all aspects of our property purchase.  We feel as if we made a friend – not just a business deal!

Wallace and Claudia Matheson
Murphy, NC

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

The Poltrock Team in Murphy NC – Makes A Home-Buying Experience Trouble-free and Pleasant!

Dyer PortraitI found out about The Poltrock Team at REMAX in Murphy NC through their website.  I decided to work with The Poltrock Team because of John’s great attitude!  This was the best experience with a Real Estate company I have ever had – PERIOD!  John kept me in the loop at all times – there simply were no problems or surprises!

 I want to take this time to thank John for a truly great home buying experience!  John went above and beyond in every way.  He kept me constantly in the loop and I never once had a question that he failed to get an answer to in a very timely manner.  Additionally, every one John recommended me to – including the loan originator, the testing and inspection folks, and the attorneys – literally everyone was top notch!

I would suggest that anyone buying a home use John Poltrock and The Poltrock Team, because if they do, their home-buying experience will be as trouble-free and pleasant as mine was!!  I consider John Poltrock to be my friend!  Thanks for everything John!

 Larry  & Katherine Dyer
Now of Murphy, NC
 

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

Get Your House Sold by Reaching The Larger Market With The Poltrock Team

We found out about The Poltrock Team from a friend of ours and from Inman Portrait for TPthe billboards scattered throughout the Murphy, NC area.  We decided to work with The Poltrock Team because of meeting John and the staff at REMAX, and our experience was an excellent one!

We live in Florida and John was great about keeping in contact with us.  He kept in touch, returned our calls, and answered our questions immediately.  With his use of the Internet, websites, etc., he gave me the confidence that he was also reaching the larger market of non-traditional buyers.

We had suggestions for selling our property and John listened and did his best to accommodate us.  One example was that we did not want signs on our property to which John obliged.  We would absolutely work with The Poltrock Team again!

Beverly & Ron Inman
Florida

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

The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX in Murphy NC Makes Things Happen with Enthusiasm!

I found out about The Poltrock Team through an Internet search.  I decided to work with John because of his enthusiasm.  He was wonderful and kept us updated and informed – walking us through all the steps of the sale.

After listing my father’s property in Murphy, NC with two other agencies over the past several years and having them both quit partway through the contract – one to retirement and one to run for political office – John was a breath of fresh air.

John sold the property within a few days of listing it and held our hands through the sale process!  Thank you Poltrock Team and REMAX!

Robert Funderburk
Cleveland, TN

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