Greensboro, NC Real Estate News

By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Summer is fleeting, isn’t it? It is hard to believe we are just a couple of weeks away from the back to school fervor. Guilford County Schools that follow the traditional calendar will start back on Monday, August 25th. So you still have plenty of time to check your schools website for the supply list and fins the date and time for the Open House. In the mean time, what are you going to do with the last days of summer? Will you travel the 4ish hours to the beach, or take a hike in the mountains, just a couple of hours away? Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy it, and enjoy all Greensboro has to offer. This is a beautiful place to live. Where will you go?
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Did you know that some agents put your houses information and a few pictures in the MLS and just wait for it to sell? That is NOT how Team Leung operates. Every day that passes by without your house selling, Team Leung is devising a plan….what to do next. When you decide to sell your house with Team Leung we plan our strategy, together. We don’t sit back on our laurels and wait for the buyer to come to us. We take action to get the buyer to your house and get them interested. Contact Team Leung today to start your selling plan!
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
  According to the National Association of Realtors, 47% of recent sellers reported reducing the asking price at least once. Should you reduce the price of your house? Like many things it all depends. Ask yourself these three questions: Are you getting showings? Have you had any offers? If yes, were they much lower than asking price? Has your Realtor mentioned the idea? If you aren’t getting showings, or not many, or if you have only had low ball offers, and lastly, if your agent has mentioned a price reduction you should at least consider it. How low should I go? If you reduce too much it looks like you are desperate. If you reduce too little it may have little impact. Discuss with your agent and get their recommendation. You may want to ask you agent for an updated pricing analysis. I...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
The International Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro can be a little confusing. I was told I needed reservations, now you don’t, but you have to go on a tour, which only starts at the top of every hour, but it doesn’t really. Be sure you call before going and be clear about what time you can get in with the number in your party. Once you get to the museum you pay for your tickets in the gift shop. It is $10 for an adult and there are discounts for kids and students. My 10 year old was $6. The tour is completely guided and mostly storytelling. There are not many artifacts, which is OK because you aren’t given time to stop and look anyway. The intention of the museum is to share the history of the civil rights movement, with a strong focus on the Woolworth counter, which is the l...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Homes sell on the internet, at least that is where it starts. About 92% of buyers search the internet for their next home. While these buyers do look at things like price, and location, what do you REALLY think they are looking at? It Is All About the Photos! Buyers want to see photos, and a lot of them. Team Leung understands this, so we photograph your entire home and show it in its best light, after it has been staged. We put the best photos online for the buyers first impression. We also use professional photography when the location calls for it. Aren’t All Homes Photographed? How is Team Leung any different? The majority of homes are photographed, but not necessarily very well. There are websites dedicated to bad MLS (multiple listing service) photos. Some of those are extreme, bu...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
                According to National Association of Realtors, pending home sales were down in June compared to May, and further down from June 2013. What are Pending Home Sales? Pending home sales are houses that are under contract. This is used to measure sales since homes could close in different months. How about prices? According to NAR’s research, home sales are up 3.1% from June of 2013. All predictors indicate prices will continue to rise in the future, a good indicator of the continuing housing recovery. What does this info mean for me? If you have considered selling, but have held off for prices to rise, you may be hitting your sweet spot soon. Check with us to see what your homes value is today. If you are considering buying, prices are increasing, so to get the most bang for...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
I have told you before, if it’s free, it’s for me, so the price is right at the Greensboro Historical Museum with free entry AND free parking in downtown Greensboro. Greensboro historical museum is located in downtown Greensboro at 130 Summit Ave., not far from Grasshopper Stadium. Free parking is located on a street next to the museum. Once inside you will be surprised at how large the museum is when you start to explore. There is a enormous display of beautiful pottery and antique furnishings. There is also a section dedicated to Dolly Madison, who was born in Greensboro and became First Lady. She was married to president James Madison. Beyond that is a large section full of interactive exhibits and artifacts, that my son particularly enjoyed. Things covered in this section were: mill...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Heather is a hero to her clients. We get feedback often about her efforts to keep her clients informed and happy! Here is what Heather had to say: “I love the feeling of handing someone the keys to their new home!  My goal is to provide guidance through the home buying process and to minimize the stress and problems during the transaction.”  Now, doesn’t that sound like someone you want to work with? YES! Heather earned her degree in Finance right here in Greensboro at UNCG. She was born and raised in the Triad, so she knows all the ins ad out for buyers that might be new to the area. Heather is involved in the community as well and can be seen out and about at various events when she isn’t showing houses to her buyers. Be sure to say hi!  
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
This blog post may be directed more at other real estate agents or firms, but there is a lesson in here for sellers too. Have you ever seen a for sale sign that was filthy, broken, or even taped up with duct tape?  I’m guessing you have. Agents typically pay for their own signs and they can be expensive, but they are so important. I am surprised at how many agents are willing to put out such a poor quality sign when it may be the first impression a buyer has.  You should put your best foot forward when selling a home, and I believe that should include the all important for sale sign! Something else I have noticed is a lot of for sale signs with very small font.  If I can’t look at a sign and know who is selling it, who is to say a buyer would be willing to turn around and get the needed...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to our Facebook fans! We are so grateful that you have taken the time to “like” our page and to share it with others! If you aren’t a Team Leung Facebook Fan yet, we’d love you to join us. We often run contests and drawings on our Facebook page as a way to say thank you to our loyal fans. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on that, now would we? Go “like” us today, we promise to make it fun and informative!
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
In case you didn’t know, FSBO (fizz-boh) is shorthand for For Sale By Owner. If you are considering selling your own home, you might be interested to know this statistic:
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Sometimes just getting out of your own city does a world of wonders for your family, right? Three Bear Acres is one of those paces where you can just get away for the day and wear the kids OUT! Located just this side of Raleigh you will have about an hour and a half drive ahead of you, so that is one viewing of Frozen on the DVD player Three Bears Acres has a home made feel to it, but it has everything you have ever seen done on a farm or in a backyard rolled into one big place for kids to go nuts. They have paddle boats, a huge slip n slide, a big blobby boncy thing, a graffiti wall, barrell rolls, sledding, and that’s just some of it! You can pack your own lunch, and of course bring lots of water to stay hydrated. There are shaded places for the grownups, and places to sit and rest. B...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Kelly Walters leads a very specialized portion of Team Leung. Kelly handles short sales, and when I say handles, I mean like nobodies business! She knows the short sale industry better than any agent I have ever met. Kelly will take you through every step of the process and tell you details that no other agent could know because they haven’t handled a bazillion short sales, like Kelly has. The short sale side of real estate is a hard and stressful job. Kelly maintains a good attitude and informs her clients every step of the way to keep their stress to a minimum in the difficult process of short selling a house. If you have to go through a short sale, the best case scenario is to have an advocate, like Kelly Walters, on your side. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to give...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
We LOVE our homes, don’t we? There are incredible memories written on the walls of our homes, and those memories are invaluable to us. Guess who can’t see those memories, or put any value on them-AN APPRAISER. We have also put a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and hard earned money into our homes. Do you remember the struggle to remove those old floors and get just the right hardwoods to match the feel of your home? THE APPRAISER DOESN’T! My little trip down memory lane is to remind you that the appraiser wasn’t along for the trip and doesn’t take any of those things into account, but you, as the home owner do. Even if you think you aren’t, there is a part of your subconscious that pulls from those memories. The appraiser looks at cold hard facts. He sees the hardwoods that are in pretty g...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Lisa Postlmayr is one of our Buyer specialists. She has been in real estate since 2002 and has been with Team Leung since 2005. Here is what one of her clients had to say about her experience with Lisa: I had about a month’s worth of work to get my house ready to list and my husband and I were ready to shop for neighborhoods and townhouses/condos for the first time together. Unfortunately, no real estate agent wanted to show us property.  Multiple agents either wanted to wait until the house was listed or insisted to list it immediately, without waiting for the minor updates that needed to be done. We were beginning to think that we simply wouldn’t be able to research areas or neighborhoods….and then we found a condo listed with Lisa Postlmayr.  I called, thinking she would likely turn...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
I love the Fourth of July in Greensboro! The Fun Fourth Festival is one of my favorite annual events. If you haven’t gone, you should give it a shot. It lasts ALL day long.   There are great play things for the kids, and yummy festival food….I can already smell the elephant ears! There is music everywhere by really great bands, and the people watching, especially those brave enough to get out and dance is the best!     Of course there is also the parade in the morning, and fireworks to end the night.       Here are some links with details to make your Fourth super FUN!   Map to all the downtown activities List detailing the festivities Fireworks Finale   Remember while you are enjoying your Fourth of July that we are celebrating our country. Say thank you to a veteran, or even better, b...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
  There are so many great museums in or area that sometimes they just become part of the landscape. We forget we have these great places to take advantage of seeing. One of those places for me was the High Point Museum, I had never been! I changed that this past week, and I am so glad I did. It isn’t a super fancy museum, and you only need an hour or two to check out the whole thing, but it is worth the trip. First things first, it is free! FREE!!!! Yeah! This makes it the perfect place to visit on a too hot outside summer day. “If it’s free, it’s for me,” I always say. There are two levels, the main level housing the permanent displays that relate to the local area starting with Native American’s all the way up to an exhibit on John Coltrane and Krispy Kreme. Our favorite part of the m...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
  Did you list your house in the past year and fail to sell? Maybe it is time to try again with Team Leung  
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