Decorate Your Kitchen with White Hues

Kitchens decorated with mostly white hues never seem to go out of style but there’s a fine line between white that’s serene and beautiful and white that’s stark and clinical. If you love the color white, here are some tips to make your kitchen modern and sophisticated: Include a little grey. Choosing a light grey […]

Should you wait for lower prices & interest rates?

Home prices have been rising for over seven years, and mortgage interest rates for five years. Should you wait to buy a home? The numbers say no. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the median existing home price is more than $250,000, the highest it’s ever been. If you wait to buy a home, […]

Portable Gardens for Curb Appeal

To make your home more attractive to homebuyers, you could plant fresh flowers or you could put plants in containers and take your garden with you when you sell your home! Containers can accent your home’s personality – like washtubs for a farmhouse look or colorful fired pottery for a bohemian vibe. They’re the perfect […]

A Living Tribute

Over the last several years, through the Swain County Chamber of Commerce, the company has donated flower baskets to decorate the bridges of Bryson City and trees to decorate the sidewalks of Bryson City. We also purchased memorial trees for those that left us much too soon. One such tree is in memory of our […]

Bryson City named a ‘World’s Best Mountain Town for Summer’

The Active Times, an online fitness and adventure magazine, recently released their list of “The Best Mountain Towns in the World for Summer” and Bryson City made the cut. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Great Smokys National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, beautiful old-growth forests and meadows, and Downtown Bryson City were all featured. Of course, […]

Your home may seller faster than you thought possible!

Your home might sell faster than you thought possible when using these Western North Carolina REALTORS! From your initial consultation, to the closing table (and beyond), Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty sales professionals are there to guide you every step of the way. We back you with experience and a powerful suite of tools […]

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Rainy Day Projects For Your Home

April showers bring May flowers, but they also give you time to check a few things off your to do list on a rainy weekend. Here are a few projects you can get done: Spring clean. Dust all the blinds, wipe down the quarter-round molding, and clean under the beds and furniture you haven’t moved […]

Jan & Gene Met Brian Buffini!

We had an incredible time at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices #Innovation2018 convention! Our very own Jan Newsome and Eugene Strickland had a chance to meet Brian Buffini, one of the keynote speakers and founder of Buffini & Company. People. Passion. Purpose. Promise … and Photos & Podcasts. Sales Convention 2018 photos are now available for […]

How Late Payments Impact Credit Scores

FICO scores, the Fair Isaac Corporation credit-scoring system, are used by lenders to determine your creditworthiness. The lower your scores, the more risk you pose to lenders, resulting in higher interest rates or loan denial. Scores fluctuate for many reasons, including your debt-to-income ratio, making minimum payments only, credit inquiries and other factors. But nothing […]

Five Must-do Improvements For Resale

Most buyers want a move-in ready home that’s clean, updated and functional and they’re willing to pay more to get what they want. Here are just a few improvements you can do that will go a long way with buyers. Update the finishes. If you’re going to improve a room, update everything, even the light […]

Sharon Stovall named to BHHS Leading Edge Society

Sharon Stovall is making headlines again! This month she was inducted into the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Leading Edge Society for outstanding production. Sharon was also recently designated a Luxury Collection Specialist with Great Smokys Realty. Congratulate Sharon at 828-508-3366 or SharonS@4Smokys.com. “I would want to be associated with somebody where the financial strength was unquestioned and where […]

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 […]