Kitchen Design Trends for Spring 2018

Kitchen design doesn’t change as quickly as other fashions, so when trends evolve, it’s time to pay attention, especially if you’re considering remodeling your kitchen. Here are five trends to consider: Color. White kitchens are clean, pristine, and modern but they don’t have to be monotone. Colors that are coming on strong are teal, a […]

Heart & Soul of BHHS Great Smokys Realty

When our name goes on a real estate sign, it means something. It’s a promise of integrity, professionalism, innovation and the highest standard of work. Berkshire Hathaway is one of the most respected in the world—especially when it comes to real estate. And we don’t take that lightly. That’s why you’ll see these values reflected […]

Should You Sell or Remodel Your Home?

Anything that gets as much use as your home shows wear and tear after a few years. Colors and decorative styles look tired and outdated, or you may need more room due to an addition in the family. So do you sell or remodel and stay? Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional can show you […]

Our newest Luxury Collection Specialist with Great Smokys Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently designated Sharon Stovall as a Luxury Collection Specialist with Great Smokys Realty. To qualify for this designation, an agent must have a proven track record of success in the sales and servicing of Luxury Home properties and meet qualifications set forth by the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection division. Well done […]

The Work Life Balance Act

New Year’s resolutions have been made and this month is when the rubber hits the road. A recurring theme in discussions at our offices has been about maintaining a healthy work life balance. This is a worthy pursuit regardless of your industry. The latest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices national re_think Council white paper details how top […]

Welcome Bobby Ditmore

Introducing our newest agent, Bobby Ditmore a native of Western NC and the proud father of two boys. Bobby says, “I love mountain biking, hiking, just anything outdoors. As a hotel industry professional I met so many people who were looking for their piece of the mountains. Since we shared a love of the mountains […]

The Wrong Reasons to Price Your Home

Some sellers believe it’s smart to price their homes high, but flipping the logic on them could help you see the fallacy of pricing a home for any reason other than what a qualified buyer in the current market will buy, based on current market comparable homes. Buyers want to negotiate: Some sellers believe buyers […]

Pick Your Desk!

Realtor® Friends: Our team is growing and we invite you to join us at one of our three offices in Western North Carolina! BREVARD OFFICE The doors are open at our Brevard Office on the Plaza! The moment you step into the office you will be surrounded by contemporary style and technology. The office is filled […]

Remove Pet Stains from Hardwood Floors

A hardwood floor’s finish is designed to protect it from unwanted moisture, but pet stains are trickier to clean. Even if pets have never wet the floor, they may think they have to mark over pet stains from previous households. Pets will also return to their own previously “marked” areas. If you get there in […]

Housing Forecast for 2018

There’s nothing like a new year to pump enthusiasm into your life, so what do the experts say about the housing forecast? Unemployment remains low: Despite tens of thousands of people losing their homes as well as businesses and hospitality services crippled due to the storms, the unemployment rate remains at a low 4.2 percent, according […]

Using Gifts for A Down Payment

Merry Christmas, homebuyer! Don’t cash Mom and Dad’s check yet! Your loan could be denied if the money isn’t carefully documented. Why? Gifts can cause confusion. Is your parents’ money a gift or a loan? Unless the terms are clearly defined, don’t mix the gift with your own funds. It alters your bank statements and […]

Family & friends in town for the holidays? Check out these events!

Thanksgiving is around the corner! If you are hosting guests this holiday season check out some of these fun things to do in the area: The Polar Express Train Ride The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a […]

Preparing a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Few winter delights beat the crackling sound and soothing aromas of a wood-burning fire. As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, make sure your fireplace and your fire-building skills are ready in time for cozy gatherings. Have a chimney sweep company check your chimney for birds’ nests and other debris that could block smoke from […]

Halloween on the Plaza

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Cancer Sucks Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Over seven years ago Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtor® Marty Huskins received news that one of his dearest childhood friends, Amanda Eller Williams, and close family friend Regina Deyton Webster had been diagnosed with cancer. Amanda was like a sister to Marty and in Regina’s words “Marty is yet another one of my adopted children!” True to […]

Need to Know: Dog Etiquette in Home Sales

This post is by guest author Pam Summers, dogetiquette.info. The decision to sell your home probably didn’t come lightly, and you’d likely prefer to sell as quickly as possible to not only minimize the stress, but the nostalgia too. However, selling a home where a furry, four-legged resident resides comes with it’s own set of […]

You’re Invited! Connestee Falls Wine Tasting Open House on September 28th

Thursday, September 28th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Special Homes in Connestee Falls 1317 SOQUILI DRIVE A Custom Arts and Crafts style mountain home boasting with creativity. 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath, 4,045 Sq. Ft.. Formal dining, Office Breakfast room, Bonus Room and Workshop. New Price $535,000 Sample Wines and Artisan Cheeses! http://matrix.carolinamls.com/DE.asp?k=782151XSXPK&p=DE-58232228-960 3098 […]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ranked Highest for Repeat Home Seller Satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, announced that the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network ranked “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in the J.D. Power 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. The 10th annual study measured customer satisfaction among the nation’s largest real estate brokerage companies and their […]

Rolling In With Relief

Our hearts and minds have been with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty is supporting a relief effort spearheaded by team members at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices United Properties in Baton Rouge, LA. “Rolling In With Relief” is a partnership between United Properties, PODs of Louisiana and The City of Central. […]