Get Ready for Spring Cleaning | Wilmington NC real estate

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Spring is right around the corner in Wilmington NC. What a great time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning.  If you are considering putting your home on the market, this might be the time to hire a cleaning professional.Professional cleaner

Some of the things you need to keep in mind are:

1. Make a list of things that you would like to have done to the interior and the exterior of the home. 

2.  Do your homework and ask friends for referrals of cleaning companies.  Check out references before you hand over the keys to you home.

3.  Make sure that the cleaning company handles taxes for their employees, has insurance and is bonded.

4. Get an estimate for services and make sure it is detailed.  Your idea of a cleaning might be different than theirs.

5.  Make sure that the company can schedule days to fit your schedule and whether or not they supply the cleaning equipment and supplies.

6.  A professional cleaning job can make your home shine and show well. 

7.  Call us to help you sell your home!

So, start your real estate search today at  You can find a new home as well as get seller advice.  You can search by price range, map, schools, neighborhoods and more.

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Market Recovering Quickly

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Wilmington NC real estate market

The Wilmington NC real estate market is really making a bounce back with the number of showings at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast up a whopping 72% over December! There were 2757 showings of our very own listings in January! That is amazing.

If you are in the market to sell your home this year, now is the time to be getting your home on the market. You don’t want to be left behind when we get into our Spring selling season this year. The Northeast market is rebounding, as well. When that happens, those buyers will be here in the Spring to purchase .

And Wilmington NC home buyers, don’t forget the clock is ticking for the tax credit. If you would like to search for homes in Wilmington, NC by price range, schools, map, zip codes and even neighborhoods, my website does it all at Please feel free to contact me at

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Wilmington NC Real Estate and

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Wilmington NC Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Associates now have the ability to leverage the power and success of! One of real estate’s fastest-growing property portals, features nearly 100 percent organic traffic for better listing performance and higher quality leads. Now all of our Wilmington NC real estate listings will be near the top of the search results.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty and have
partnered together to increase your listing exposure
to more than 4 million monthly viewers. Premier Listings include:
Up to 30 photos of your current listing will
automatically be displayed
Virtual tours will automatically display
Agent photo and name will appear
Your phone number, email and link to your agent
website will appear
Listings included on the search application for the iPhone include a link from to drive traffic directly to your website
Live mapping of each property
Control panel access for tracking and lead distribution
A Control Panel is available for those agents who wish to make additional changes to their listings on

If you are looking to sell Wilmington NC real estate, please give us a call today. We will show you our very aggressive marketing approach for 2010! Don’t hesititate, give us a call today or email

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Kay Baker launches mobile virtual tours for Wilmington NC real estate

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Mobile Virtual tours are now being offered to view real estate in Wilmington, NC. In this age of technology, buyers want immediate information. Being the innovative Realtor that I try to be, I am always seeking the competitive edge. Home buyers in Wilmington, NC can now receive virtual tours even while they may be just riding by the home. Buyers can simply text the homes code to  44133  (each individual home will have one) that is displayed on the for sale sign and in print ads. Text messaging is the preferred communication these days, especially with 25-44 year olds..  Goomzee text messaging allows Realtors to capture qualified leads and then arrange for an appt, open house, price reduction or send information about a  new listing in the neighborhood. Home sellers just absolutely love this new technology to market their home. Sellers have been long tired of empty brochure boxes or Realtors not answering their phones. Now home buyers can get the detailed information they deserve simply by texting on their phone. And the bonus for home sellers and myself,  I receive the caller’s phone number and details immediately for followup. In addition, my creative assistant has set up a text message for buyers and sellers to search Wilmington NC real estate by price right from their phone!

Try it yourself! Text 14059 to 44133.  Don’t you just love technology??

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Short Sales

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Short Sale seems to be the buzz these days as more sellers are opting to avert a foreclosure proceeding and possibly save their credit and buyers are now searching for the ultimate deal. Read the rest of this entry

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New Technology for Buyers and Sellers Announced by Coldwell Banker

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Good News for Home Buyers and Sellers

Coldwell Banker International announced this week that home buyers and sellers can now access real estate listings on in 28 countries via iPhone and Blackberry phones. Read the rest of this entry

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Showings

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Appointments

Wilmington NC will be the first city offered the state of the art eshowings integrated with the local MLS.  The system was implemented on January 2 and offers the unequaled combination of skilled real estate appointment specialist with the sophisticated showing software. Real estate agents in Wilmington NC can simply click on the listing in MLS for a showing appointment for any Wilmington NC real estate property and are given virtually instant confirmation to show the property, complete with showing instructions set by the homeowner. Read the rest of this entry

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Wilmington NC Now on Google Street View

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Google Street View

Well, Wilmington NC has made the news again!  Google has added Wilmington NC  to their list of “Special Cities” for their new “Street view”.  Realistic  360*  views of streets  at eye level.  Last December the google truck was sited in our area, and one of the locals ran outside to take a picture of the truck with google logo and a camera perched on top, and sure enough he is in the google street view online. Read the rest of this entry

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Short Sale is a Better Way

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What is a Short Sale

A short sale is when the bank is willing to accept less than the actual payoff on the loan. Why would a mortgage company do that? A foreclosure is a lose, lose situation for the mortgage company as they lose revenue, the mortgage insurance company loses premiums and pays a claim, the investor is not collecting principal or interest, there is potential damage to the property and lower property values have a negative effect on the real estate market. But, the homeowner has the most to lose with foreclosure on your credit record for up to 7 years which can be viewed negatively by lenders, employers, and insurance companies. Read the rest of this entry

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A Realtor’s Secret to Selling Your Home for Top Dollar

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Selling your home

Selling your home could be one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. And if you are like most sellers, your ultimate goal is to sell your home for the most money in the shortest possible amount of time. Read the rest of this entry

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