Real Estate News and Happenings From Century 21 McAlpine
The Agents and Staff at Century 21 McAlpine love our area and one another! We hope to share some of our daily activities with you and see how we might better serve our community!
It looks as if Horry County has introduced it's newest addition to the Sheriff's office, K9 deputy Kane. Deputy Kane is a 27-month old sable German Shepherd from Germany. Deputy Kane's primary duties will be narcotic detection at the detention center, home detection searches, and vehicle check points. Kane's handler, Deputy Kenneth Martinelli, after undergoing 3 weeks of training together, raves that Deputy Kane is the smartest K9 he's ever owned and is also a bit of a workaholic.
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The outlook for 2014 looks good! Less distress sales and prices beginning to climb!
Read recent article from Real Estate News: http://nofilterforum.blogspot.com/2014/02/2014-local-economic-forecast.html
Katie Brookshire just posted a video of one of our favorite home listings at 3101 Poplar Church Rd. This is in a beautiful country setting close to the Hwy 22 Conway Bypass for quick access to Myrtle Beach. Give us a call to take a look at this fantastic property.
We normally follow about a year behind the west coast but 2.5% is sure a move in the right direction. I used to joke around with my California cousins when their fashion seemed strange to those of us on the east coast, but soon learned that the "fads" moved here a few years later. Guess real estate is the same!
For over twenty years, Century21 McAlpine Associates have prided ourselves in having a well trained professional staff. Unlike many firms, we don't "throw our agents to the wolves," or have a "sink or swim" mentality. The principal partners here at McAlpine invest many hours in preparing new agents with the skills necessary to successfully negotiate this quick moving and tricky Real Estate market. Utilizing our combined experience, we provide training and mentoring that helps insure success. An extensive six week training process, complete with roll playing exercises, provides the initial preparation. Continuing education and a hands on, open door policy, means that our agents provide excellent professional service to our buyers and sellers. It is this dedication to professionalism that has made us one of the most well regarded sales firms in the Conway and Myrtle Beach Real Estate communities.
We do LOVE to eat! What a joy to go to downtown Conway and enjoy a fine meal with our Top 3 Agents for April. A big Thank you to Rivertown Bistro for providing a wonderful meal and to Kevin Sansbury, Melanie Butler, and Katie Brookshire for helping Century 21 McAlpine continue to be dedicated to the success and needs of our community.
In 2004 we created an award called “Mr. Mac’s award of excellence” and presented it to a very deserving person, Chris Sansbury. We were in hopes that every few years we would find someone else worthy of that title. Almost 10 years later, we haven’t found another “Mr. Mac”!
Our companies namesake died in 2000 and left a legacy that we have strived to continue through the years. Mr. Mac was a very smart man. He could do almost any math in his head and had a memory that was impressive. Chris is the same way. He was extremely organized and focused. He was an excellent business man and had a wonderful work ethic. But it was his very soft heart that made him stand out above many others. He loved God, he loved his country and he loved his fellow man. He spent time with his family even if it meant taking his little girls with him to work. Repeatedly, he lent money that he never expected to be paid back. He gave without expecting anything in return and often in secret. Chris is the same way.
Our company policy was based on “The Golden Rule” because Mr. Mac said if we followed that, we would be just fine. Over the past 10 years we have found some great employees that were great people. Some had a great work ethic, some were outstanding professionals, and some were great examples of God’s love helping people with their real estate needs. Rarely do we fine someone who has it all!
This past Sunday, Chris Sansbury was ordained as a deacon in the First Baptist church. His wife and three children stood by his side. We are so proud of Chris and his leadership in our company. It is hard to follow a leader like “Mr. Mac” but Chris has done us proud.
The article below by J.P. Morgan suggest we are finally on the rise!! Please read the article and see the national statistics and expectations of our future housing market. Here at Century 21 McAlpine we are seeing prices of homes stabalize and there are much fewer homes available in comparassion to last year.
What does this mean to the buying public? The new market trends suggest you will not be able to offer a lot less to any seller that is educated on the market conditions. Since there are less homes to choose from you will find that the asking price of a property will be very close to the sales price.
What does this mean to our Sellers? Now is the time to put your home on the market if you need to move. While prices are still at an all time low, interest rates are as well; This means you can be certain your efforts to maintain your home for showings will not be in vain. We can and will sell your home.
CALL CENTURY 21 MCALPINE TODAY! We need more homes to market NOW. Call us if you are thinking of selling in the near future.
Nancy Lee presents our New Agents with their certificate of completion for our inner office training. We are so proud to have you as a part of our Century 21 McAlpine Team. From Left; Jimmy Lever, Nancy Lee, Bonnie Hallenbeck. Middle; Nancy Lee and Laureen Cleveland. Right; Lee Brown. Come see the difference at Century 21 McAlpine Associates!