Eastern Carolina Real Estate and Community News

June 22, 2021

YoBre’z Frozen Dessert Bar

Local Business Highlight:


On a hot day, nothing hits the spot better than the fun and fantastic flavor of fresh ice cream. At Yo Bre'z Frozen Dessert Bar, we strive to bring you exciting new treats. With 160 flavors available, including sugar-free as well as dairy-free options, there are delicious options for the entire family.


501 Roland AVE | Surf City

Business Hours:

         Sunday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

         Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Facebook | @yobrezdessert | (910) 939-2022

Posted in Community News
June 21, 2021

Building Your Real Estate Business

Did you just start your real estate career, but feel overwhelmed and do not know where to begin? We have put together a list of things we suggest doing at the beginning of your career to grow into a successful REALTOR®


Find a “Home” for Your Business

If you want to work at a firm, make sure to interview a variety of different firms to see where the best fit for you is.

Create a Facebook & Instagram Business Page

Social media is the new thing! Creating a Facebook and Instagram account is a quick and easy way to grow your real estate business. You can link both of your accounts, so when you post on one it automatically posts to the other. This is HUGE time saver and will make your life a lot easier!

Get a CRM

If you are working at a firm, check with your BIC. Our firm offers a FREE CRM to our agents and your firm might, too! A CRM is the key to organizing all your clients, leads, and business information in one spot.

Create a Welcome Email

First impressions are important! The first email you send to leads can have a lasting impression. Create a template with information that is personable and professional that can be sent to anyone.

Create a Cloud Storage System

Whether it be OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox, set up a storage system that can be accessed anywhere. Having all your documentations in one spot can save you from a massive headache later down the road.

Create a Buyers/Seller Presentation

These presentations are a few of the most essential tools an agent can have. Create a packet, presentation, or folder with all the information you want your potential buyer/seller to know. Make sure to keep it professional, personalized, and informative.


These are just a few tips to start your real estate business off on the right foot. Have questions about our firm and what we offer our agents? Contact us today! We would love to see if we are the right firm for you and your business!


Congratulations on being a REALTOR®! We wish you the best of luck for you and your business in the years to come!


Posted in Real Estate News
June 15, 2021

Beach Bunny Ice Cream

Local Business Highlight:


A fun and safe place for your whole family, we have a movie theater and arcade inside!


501 Roland AVE | Surf City

Business Hours:

         Monday – Sunday 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Facebook | @beachbunnytopsail| (910) 386-3097






Posted in Community News
June 14, 2021

Save $27.40 a Day

Wow!! How would saving $10,000 a year feel? Amazing, right?! It is as easy as $27.40 a day!! This may seem impossible, but there are simple things you can do each day to save this $27.40! Check out just a few ways to save a small amount each day!

Make your breakfast or coffee at home

Meal prep your lunch for workdays

Budget for eating out and stick to it

Unsubscribe to subscription services (Even pausing for a month can save!)

Eat your leftovers

Avoid any extra charges and fees (food delivery fees, grocery delivery, etc.)

Pay off any credit card debt to save that payment

Do not open promotional emails, so you are not tempted to shop

Sell things around your home you do not need

Do little side jobs (babysitting, mowing grass, cleaning, etc.)


Have any other ways you can save money? We would love to hear from you! Comment below!


Posted in Real Estate News
June 8, 2021

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar

Local Business Highlight:


Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is a roll-back to the east coast of the past – we pride ourselves in food, drink, fun, fresh, and local.


2421 Gum Branch Rd | Jacksonville

Business Hours:

         Monday – Saturday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Facebook | @shuckinshackjacksonville| (910) 939-4327






Posted in Community News
June 7, 2021

Why Hire a Buyer's Agent

 There are many reasons you should hire a buyer’s agent when purchasing a new home. Let’s check out some of these!  



There is NO fee to a Buyer  

As a buyer, you do not have to pay a real estate agent to help you buy a home.  

The seller of a home is responsible for paying the commission of a buyer’s agent.  

Avoid Buying the Wrong Assest 

Buyer’s agents have knowledge and experience to ensure you are getting the right property. They are aware of things that one should keep their eyes out when purchasing a home.  

Take Back your Weekend 

A buyer’s agent will do all the work for you from finding the right home, negotiating the terms within a deal, and ensuring the deal goes smoothly.  

Expert Negotiator

Buyer’s agents know to get a deal done and for the right price.  

Negotiation is a skill that takes practice. This isn’t a buyer’s agent’s first rodeo; they have done this before and know what levers to pull and when to pull them.  

Exposure to More Properties 

Real Estate Agents have access to the MLS – multiple listing services – where all licensed agents post their active homes.  

Buyer’s agents also have connections and relationships to other agents who can offer sales pre-market and off-market properties.  


These are just a few of the great benefits of hiring a buyer’s agent to help you find the perfect home for you. Have questions about buying a home? Or ready to meet with an agent? We would love to chat with you – contact us today without any obligations or pressure.  

Posted in Buying a Home
June 2, 2021

Weekly Listing

Address: 73 Court Street

Town: Jacksonville

Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms

Bathrooms: 3.5 bathrooms

Square footage: 1,957 sq ft.

Neighborhood:  Osprey Pointe


LINK: https://www.360realtync.com/property/100269395/?addrs=1

Posted in Weekly Listings
June 1, 2021

SurfDog Bites & Brews


Local Business Highlight:



Unleashing great food and good times! Serving Angus burgers, all beef hot dogs, soups, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine, and more!


204 N New River Dr, Suite A  | Surf City

Business Hours:

         Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m – 8 p.m.

Facebook | (910) 541-2358

Posted in Community News
May 25, 2021

Neighborhood Highlight




Raintree is a large and established neighborhood where the homes are typical traditional-style vinyl with some brick veneer accent walls. Cul-de-sacs branch off on all roads and add to the neighborhood’s community feel.

HOA Information:



Check them out at: https://www.360realtync.com/search/results/24z/?city=Jacksonville&subdivision=Raintree&type=res&type=con&list_price_min=50000&list_price_max=all&short_sale=all&area_min=all&beds_min=all&baths_min=all&lot_size_min=all&year_built_min=all&interior_features=all&new_construction=all



May 24, 2021

Turning a House into a Home

Have you recently bought a new house, but it doesn’t quiet feel like home yet? Here are some fun and interesting ways to make your house feel like a home! 


These are just a few ways that you can make your house feel more like a home! Follow us on social media for more home tips!  


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Posted in Real Estate News