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Real Estate Agent - Barnes McQuade Realty
My blog consists of common questions and concerns dealing with buying and selling real estate. Covering all of Wake County which is the home of Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs just to name a few...you can always count on an informative ...not so boring opinion. It's a STEW of information dealing with all aspects of Real Estate.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Five years ago getting your Real Estate license in NC seemed to be a very good idea.  A lot of people were tired of their office job, wanted a part time job or just wanted a fresh career change.  Skip forward to today's market and it doesn't seem to be such a "golden opportunity" as it once was. ...
05/14/2008
Being a REALTOR, I hear it a lot.  REALTORS get a bad rap as being lazy, not returning calls and in general not having a sense of urgency.  Well, I am here to agree....to an extent.  You have heard of the 80/20 rule I am sure.  One example is 80% of the nation's wealth is controlled by 20% of the...
05/01/2008
Lake Benson Park in Garner NC is an unbelievable site in southern Wake County that is truly what you can call a hidden gem.  What is so amazing about this place is it seems like no one knows it exists because it is NEVER crowded....except during the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.  I usually r...
04/17/2008
Recently, in the past 12 months or so the Raleigh area has had many sellers scratching their heads when they are not getting asking price and they are parting with their refrigerator, TV and other personal items written into the contract by the buyers.  It is called a buyer's market and an issue ...
04/10/2008
You may ask why I am writing about Charities on a Real Estate Blog Page.  Well, why not?  While Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in this part of the country, a lot of people that move here are not aware that there are a lot of smaller charities worthy of recognition.  One that really ...
03/26/2008
With Raleigh NC becoming a more and more popular place to buy Real Estate, many people are now wanting to know what there is to do here.  Even folks who have lived here for years are not aware of certain activities that exist in the Triangle Area.  The obvious and most advertised is the Carolina ...
03/20/2008
When someone is considering to sell their home, the amount of commission they pay is a concern.  Some may want to interview Discount Realtors. Barnes McQuade Realty is a Full Service Real Estate Firm covering Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay, Apex and the remainder of Wake County and parts of...
03/16/2008
As most Realtors can affirm, we can be both a Buyer's Agent and a Listing Agent, it just depends on our current client's situation.  As the season picks up and I receive more calls on my listings, I am reminded of what I usually tell first time buyers whether they are my clients or merely just gi...
02/29/2008
A lot of times while on listing appointments or just in general conversation, I hear people commenting on what their home "should" be worth and all the reasons to support their theory.  Before asserting my opinion, let me just say that buyers are the ones that determine the value of your home.  I...
02/15/2008
When you are out and about looking for you next house you will run into many different Realtors and you will be faced with a few different scenarios on how to be represented.  Let me preface this by saying the best way to buy and sell Real Estate is to use a Realtor whom was referred to you; so o...
02/08/2008
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My blog consists of common questions and concerns dealing with buying and selling real estate. Covering all of Wake County which is the home of Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs just to name a few...you can always count on an informative ...not so boring opinion. It's a STEW of information dealing with all aspects of Real Estate.