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OPEN HOUSE: 1661 Lane Rd, Mount Holly, NC 28120

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –1661 Lane Rd, Mount Holly, NC 28120– This SUNDAY! August 12– 12PM – 2PM!

Fabulous home with 3.74 acre!! Home features mature trees, 2 car carport barn looking outbuilding w/ large fenced yard, large rooms throughout with a fireplace in the great room!

Property is owned by the US Dept. of HUD, 381-870490 Insurability “IE”, Subject to Appraisal. Seller makes no representations or warranties as to property condition, HUD Homes are Sold “As-Is”. Pre-1978 Properties to include LBP Notices, Seller may contribute up to 3% buyer closing costs, upon buyer request when bid is placed. “EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY”

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

OPEN HOUSE: 5564 Hidden Oaks Dr, Bessemer City, NC 28016

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –5564 Hidden Oaks Dr, Bessemer City, NC 28016– This SUNDAY! August 12– 12PM – 2PM!

Spacious 4 bedroom bank-owned modular home with cheerful color scheme! Split bedroom floor plan. Large U -shaped kitchen with ample cabinet space opens to large living room. Sufficient closet space and a laundry room with additional storage! Lots of room and space to spread out.

Property is owned by the US Dept. of HUD, 387-283773 Insurability “IN”, Subject to Appraisal. Seller makes no representations or warranties as to property condition, HUD Homes are Sold “As-Is”. Pre-1978 Properties to include LBP Notices, Seller may contribute up to 3% buyer closing costs, upon buyer request when bid is placed. “EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY”

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

OPEN HOUSE: 201 S Hoskins Rd Apt 333, Charlotte, NC 28208 | Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –201 S Hoskins Rd Apt 333, Charlotte, NC 28208– This SUNDAY! August 5– 12PM – 2PM!

Property Overview – 201 S Hoskins Rd Apt 333, Charlotte, NC 28208 is a condo built in 1905. This property was last sold for $130,000 in 2007 and currently has an estimated value of $97,900. The $97,900 estimated value is 66.47% less than the median listing price of $292,000 for the Thomasboro – Hoskins area.

According to the Charlotte public records, the property at 201 S Hoskins Rd Apt 333, Charlotte, NC 28208 has approximately 675 square feet, 2 beds and 1 bath with a lot size of 3.61 acres. Nearby schools include Thomasboro Elementary School, Northwest School Of The Arts and West Charlotte High School.

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

OPEN HOUSE: 10129 Bishops Gate Blvd, Pineville, NC 28134 | Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Own This Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –10129 Bishops Gate Blvd, Pineville, NC 28134– This SUNDAY! August 5– 12PM – 2PM!

Lovely & immaculate split bedroom ranch in South Charlotte gated community with amenities. Open plan and very neutral waiting for your decorating. Upgraded kitchen cabinetry. Very large Master bedroom suite with walk in closets and dual sinks. Breezeway to 2 car detached garage. Lawn maintenance included in HOA. Close to pool and clubhouse. Fantastic location near Carolina Place Mall and Pineville and 485. Next door to Dorchester and for only $100 a month you can choose to enjoy their activities and use of the facilities (see attachment) and dining option per meal or monthly plan.

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

OPEN HOUSE: 9416 Hampton Oaks Ln 28270 | Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Own This Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Don’t miss out on this home for sale in Charlotte NC! This jaw-dropping ranch is located in South Charlotte’s premier neighborhood, Providence Plantation, on one of the most coveted tree lined streets located on a wooded and private acre lot.

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –9416 Hampton Oaks Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270– This SATURDAY! August 4– 12PM – 2PM!

Enter into the exposed brick foyer with character and lots of natural light! Chef’s Dream Kitchen with huge center island and imported Italian Hand Blown Glass lights above. The kitchen features recessed lighting, under counter lights, SS appliances: wall oven, GE profile gas stove and oven (2008), and dishwasher. Chef’s built in desk. Living Room has vaulted ceilings, brick mantle, andexposed beams! Fabulous Den with custom full bar and sink – perfect for entertaining and wood burning fireplace. Master suite with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, walk in closet with California style organizers, overlooking the greenery, heated floors, shower with multi jets and garden soaking tub with jets. Oversized Laundry with cabinets and sink. Moroccan style panels separate Sunroom and living room. Beautiful sunroom with custom glass door insert and lots of windows overlooking the flat, deep wooded backyard with lots of privacy!

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

Choosing a Charlotte NC REALTOR® to Work with in 3 Easy Steps

Charlotte NC Homes for Sale - For professional and reliable Charlotte NC Realtor service that offers high quality customer service, turn to Nancy Braun.

The many roles of an agent

 Choosing the Charlotte NC REALTOR® to work with is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you’re selling your home. 

One of the common mistakes I see many first time home sellers do is list their homes with the first agent they see.

Like shopping for the right car, you need to spend some time and effort to find the right agent who’ll work best with you.

The right agent can do so much, both for you and the home, so it is crucial that you choose the best one!

With the right agent, your home can sell fast for top dollar! The right agent can also make things easy and more convenient by helping you choose the repairs and upgrades which will add value to your property. And the right agent will take care of the negotiations and assist you with the numerous pieces of paperwork involved in selling your home.

Remember, your Charlotte home is your biggest financial asset, so you should choose only the best agent to protect your asset.

 

How to choose

There are so many REALTORS® and agents in Charlotte, it can be confusing choose one. Here are three easy steps to find the best agent to help sell your home. 

Charlotte NC Homes - Let Nancy Braun, Charlotte NC's best Realtor® guide you through the process of home-selling. so you can have a smooth and stress-free journey.

 

  1. Research. The first step in looking for the best REALTOR® is by asking for referrals from friends, neighbors, co-workers, people you know who have recently sold their homes in your city. 

An excellent REALTOR® leaves a great impression, and people will remember their name. You should also look for an agent with a strong online presence and with good reviews.

A strong online presence indicates that that agent uses technology to market the home and in the process gaining a larger audience. Reviews will tell you how satisfied or not the former clients are about the performance of a certain REALTOR®.

From your research, make a list t of at least three agents to interview and to choose from.

  1. Interview. When you’ve done your homework, it is now time to set an appointment with each agent. Your goal for the meeting is to know if that agent has the sufficient skills and experience to sell your home successfully.

You also want to know if you feel comfortable during the discussion if you can build a rapport with him/her. It also helps to have a list of questions to ask the agent, so that you can use yours and the agent’s time more efficiently.

What are some sample questions you should ask? Take a look at the following questions:

  • How long have you been working as an agent/REALTOR®?
  • Do you work full-time or part-time?
  • How long have you been working as an agent in Charlotte?
  • How do you plan to market my home?

Find an agent who has been working in the local market for at least five years. That’s not to say that newer agents are not skilled. It’s just that your home is your biggest investment and it is better to entrust it with someone who is more capable and experienced.

  1. Decide. Once you’ve interviewed at least three agents, the last step is to choose the best one.  Choose according to the results of your interviews, and pick the one you are most comfortable with.

Home selling can be stressful sometimes, especially when you are in a hurry.  At the end of the day, you need a REALTOR® who will help relieve your stress and someone you have a rapport with.

Doing these three steps will bring you closer to the right agent for your home for sale in Charlotte NC.

Want to know more about me? Call me, Nancy Braun, at (704) 997-3794. 

 

Do You Need a Property Manager?

In the latest episode of Charlotte Today, Nancy Braun shares how a property manager can streamline your business and free up your time.

Investing in rental real estate can be a source of additional monthly cash flow and can help you build long-term wealth. However, day-to-day management is a serious responsibility not everyone can handle. If you prefer to have someone else handle the details, working with a property manager to manage your investment is the right choice for you.

Nancy highlighted how the success of your investment could depend on hiring a good property manager. The right professional can ensure your monthly cash-flow while a poor one will almost surely drive you to bankruptcy.

Her team at Carolina Property Management can provide you with the best service and manage your properties efficiently and effectively. They have invested in a complete and modern software solution that allows them to market your properties more effectively and fill vacancies sooner. They also have easy, online payment options that give residents convenient ways to pay electronically.

Nancy also mentioned the importance of doing your research. Hiring someone to manage your investment is a big decision, so you need to be careful when choosing one. Nancy talked about the questions you should ask when choosing a property manager.

There is so much involved in managing properties. Delegate the tasks to experienced professionals to limit your day-to-day responsibilities regarding your rental property. Call Nancy Braun today at (704) 440-0007 to get started.

Eugene Robinson: It can be a great extra source of revenue for property owners, renting out their home or their property. But it’s also a lot of work. That’s why our next guest says you should consider hiring a property manager. We welcome Nancy Braun with Carolina Property Management. Nancy, like I was telling you my story. I don’t know for the life of me. My mother has property. She wants to rent it out but she doesn’t want to go to a property manager. She thinks somehow the property manager is not good enough or gonna cheat her somehow. So why should somebody use a property manager? You’d be helping me and my mom.

Nancy Braun: Well, it’s probably not a safe thing for your 83-year-old mom–

Eugene Robinson: No!

Nancy Braun: -to be out there collecting rent

Eugene Robinson: No!

Nancy Braun: Right. The tenants will be happier because if they use a service like ours, then they will have online payments. Everyone wants to do online payments and not mail a check to mom. They can have instant service and maintenance portal so they can go on and just plug in their maintenance issue and not have to track your mom down. And then if you have a happier tenant they’re gonna pay more money. They’re gonna pay on time. You’re gonna have less vacancy time because you’re gonna rent the property out faster. So, it’s not even a cost. It’s actually a gain to most property owners.

Eugene Robinson: Yes, so many pluses,  Mom. I hope you’re listening. So many plusses, Mom. So what kind of fees are we talking about with the property manager?

Nancy Braun: Typically, the fees vary depending upon what the situation is, but it could be anywhere from 8-10% of the rent that’s collected. It’s a nominal fee. If you think a rent is $1,000 and you’re paying a $100 a month for someone else to take the midnight calls and provide all the services. We do other things as well. We’ll make sure that the property’s maintained over the course of the time,so termite inspections are done, the batteries are changed in the smoke detectors, the carbon monoxide detectors are working, the property is maintained. We do drive-bys, we do personal visits to make sure that the property is being cared for throughout the year. Think about just the longevity and the maintenance and the taking good care of a home.

Eugene Robinson: You are alleviating a lot of problems.  A lot of family owners will think about “Oh, I’m gonna have these problems” but how does an owner find the right property manager?

Nancy Braun: That’s a good question. You are probably going to do a little research, look at some reviews, go online. Make sure that they’re full service. There’s a vast difference on some of the property managers. Unfortunately, the big question I always get is “What is my fee?” not “What are you gonna do for me?” I think the “What are you gonna do for me?” is more important than what the fee is, coz if I was like a limited service discount property manager, I’m gonna give a discount version of my service so your property may not be maintained as detailed, or you may not have as much service. Everything costs money but it’s so nominal. I would be more focused on what are you gonna do for me.

Eugene Robinson: I like that. Okay, why is this so important for your participant property manager for hard stats like vacancy rates, lease renewal rates. What is that coz most people don’t understand that?

Nancy Braun: If you are looking for a property manager, what you want to ask is “What are the turnover rates?” so “How long is it going to take for you to lease my property?” “What’s your history on that?”. If it takes some 15 days to get the property leased and they can do it before the tenant moves out, then that’s ideal. You have no loss. We build in to our lease agreements that the current tenant is gonna agree to showing 60 days prior to the termination of their agreement. More often than not, we just moved one right in. We had zero days of vacancy. One moved out —

Eugene Robinson: Awesome.

Nancy Braun: -the next day the tenant moved in so we didn’t cost them any money. Now if you’re managing your own property and you didn’t care for that scenario then you may have a month to two months of a lost income. That could be if that’s a $1000 a month, you’re losing up to maybe $2,000 —

Eugene Robinson: Yes.

Nancy Braun: – so the cost of having my services is zero.

Eugene Robinson: How do I know if our core values match up? I mean, coz that’s gonna be important. What I believe, what you believe.

Nancy Braun: Right, and that’s a very good point. I’m not a good match for someone who’s not gonna invest in their property. I want to have owners that care about their property, that want to have me care about their property so when I say “I think we should do x,y, and z to maintain the property or keep it up to date”.. we want to make sure that the owner wants to have that same perspective. If they’re trying to cut corners and not spend the money, I might not be the right fit. I had a scenario where the owner didn’t want to deal with the mold issue in the house and I had to end the relationship because the tenant was in there. It wasn’t a good fit.

Eugene Robinson: Wasn’t a good fit, but they alleviate a lot of problems. You alleviate a lot of problems that the homeowner, that they’ll have to endure, like that. You could visit Nancyhasthetenants.com for more information. Or you could call Nancy at 704-440-0007. Please give her a call. Don’t do it yourself. That’s why she’s here to help you. Thank you, Nancy, appreciate you.

Nancy Braun: Thank you.

OPEN HOUSE: 9416 Hampton Oaks Ln 28270 | Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Own This Charlotte NC Home for Sale

Don’t miss out on this home for sale in Charlotte NC! This jaw-dropping ranch is located in South Charlotte’s premier neighborhood, Providence Plantation, on one of the most coveted tree lined streets located on a wooded and private acre lot.

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –9416 Hampton Oaks Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270– This SATURDAY! July 21– 11AM – 1PM!

Enter into the exposed brick foyer with character and lots of natural light! Chef’s Dream Kitchen with huge center island and imported Italian Hand Blown Glass lights above. The kitchen features recessed lighting, under counter lights, SS appliances: wall oven, GE profile gas stove and oven (2008), and dishwasher. Chef’s built in desk. Living Room has vaulted ceilings, brick mantle, andexposed beams! Fabulous Den with custom full bar and sink – perfect for entertaining and wood burning fireplace. Master suite with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, walk in closet with California style organizers, overlooking the greenery, heated floors, shower with multi jets and garden soaking tub with jets. Oversized Laundry with cabinets and sink. Moroccan style panels separate Sunroom and living room. Beautiful sunroom with custom glass door insert and lots of windows overlooking the flat, deep wooded backyard with lots of privacy!

If you have any questions, you can call me, Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794! Whether you are looking for cheap houses for sale in Charlotte NC or selling your home in Charlotte, my expertise and knowledge of the market will surely make the homebuying or selling process much easier for you!

If you’re looking for Charlotte NC homes for sale and similar properties in surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

OPEN HOUSE: 2006 Carnoustie Ct, Indian Land, SC 29707

Absolutely gorgeous executive home in Firethorne! Three story home w/a versatile floor & open plan, perfect for entertaining! Stunning hardwood flooring on the main level, living room with built in shelving, and a gorgeous chef’s kitchen with stainless steel upgraded appliances and granite countertops! Luxurious Master Suite with custom closets and his & hers bathrooms! Private back patio overlooking large flat rear yard! 3rd floor bonus with entertainment bar. Enjoy all of the amenities!

Homeownership Open House Opportunity! –2006 Carnoustie Ct, Indian Land, SC 29707– This SATURDAY! July 28 – 11AM – 1PM!

If you have any questions about this property or want to know more about the Charlotte real estate market, you can call Nancy Braun at (704) 997-3794!

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If you’re looking for Charlotte NC homes for sale and similar properties in surrounding areas, visit: www.ShowcaseRealty.net.

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