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Your pets are your world...we get it. We're pet people (specifically, dog people!) here at Hendrix Properties and we love our furry friends just as much as you do. Unfortunately, potential buyers might not feel the same way. Don't let your pets kill a potential sale!

How can you ready your home for market when you've got pets? Here are a few suggestions for making sure buyers see your home, and not your animals.

First, Plan Ahead

You'll need to do something with your pets during showings...what will that thing be? Does your animal do well in a boarding facility, or do you have a friend nearby you can drop him off with? Can you take your pet to work for a few hours? If your animal won't handle the back-and-forth all that well, consider

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You can't go out for a burger or a board meeting in Charlotte without hearing someone talk about Mooresville. What was once little more than a lakeside stop off is now one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charlotte metro region. 

Here are a few statistics about Mooresville and greater Lake Norman that are pretty hard to ignore:

In just ten years, the population of Mooresville, NC, grew over 60%.

Seriously? Seriously. Between 2000 when the census was taken in Mooresville at about 20,443 people, and 2010, when the number sprung up to 32,711, another 12,000 folks moved to town. That's partly because the population of the greater Charlotte area was also exploding at the time, but also due in large part to Mooresville's accessibility,

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We get it. It’s a seller’s market out there (for now) but even in a hot market, overpricing your home for sale can be bad business. At Hendrix Properties, we’re big believers in the data behind properly-priced homes; they sell faster and for more money that homes that are asking too much.

But maybe you’ve already signed with an agent and are on the market with a price you’re worried is too high? If you suspect you may have overpriced your home, here’s how to tell.

Your Neighbors’ Houses Keep Selling

The number one way to tell your home’s overpriced? If your neighbors are going on and off market while your home is just sitting there! Particularly if you’re in a “hot” neighborhood like Dilworth or Plaza Midwood, your home should be seeing

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Think a good listing agent is defined by how often you see one of their flyers dropped in your mail, how many of their signs you see in your neighborhood, or by which company they work for? Good news! You’ve got more options than you think.

We’re going to give you 10 signs you’ve found the right listing agent to represent you and your home, no fluff, no ulterior motives included.

Sign 1:

They’re likable and easy to establish rapport with. If you like an agent, odds are most other Realtors and prospective buyers will, too, and that can be the ‘intangible’ difference that matters when it comes down to negotiations.

Sign 2:

Your gut tells you that you can trust them. If your agent’s words don’t ring “salesy” and they actually make you feel

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So, you’re moving to Charlotte.

Congratulations!
You’re about to land in one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and you’re going to love it here. We’ve got professional sports teams, outdoor recreation, a booming business industry, and gorgeous neighborhoods to boot.

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of a move to Charlotte, let us give you a few pointers. Afterall, we live here and also help people relocate to Charlotte all the time; we know what we’re talking about.

Step One: Living Arrangements

You should know that it’s almost exactly the same cost to rent or own in the Charlotte area. The median rent for a one-bedroom is just over $1,000 a month, but with mortgage rates at all-time lows, many are

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There’s a pervasive myth out there that buyer’s agents aren’t really necessary. Afterall, can’t you find your next home on Zillow, use LegalZoom to print off all the documents you need, then let your closing attorney take it from there?

We see all too many buyers coming to us after-the-fact, mid-transaction, or for their next home purchase in the wake of a disastrous buy, hoping to recoup some of the financial and psychological losses incurred through a bad experience without an agent. Don’t let this happen to you.

Here are six reasons people might tell you there’s no need to work with a buyer’s agent – and exactly what you should ignore them all.

 

1.You can easily find your dream home by searching online.
Let’s start with the big

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Making the decision to list your home is only the beginning. Once you’re ready, you’ll want to involve a qualified Realtor, study the data, and properly market your home. The good news is, the right Realtor will do most of the heavy lifting!

Ready to put your home on the market? Here’s what to expect next.

 

 



Most people find a great Realtor through referrals from friends or neighbors. Don’t just call the first agent you think of, though...take some time to look at each Realtor’s website, their marketing strategy, and more, then ask for a meeting in person. The initial meeting doesn’t have to be lengthy but you’ll want to give the broker a chance to see your home, learn a little about your motivations and goals, and give you some rough

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Millennials are, without a doubt, the next big thing to happen to the housing market. Though they make up only 14% of the U.S. population, millennials account for nearly a third of the potential homebuyers out there. For Charlotte, their impact is magnified.

National news sources and real estate organizations alike are calling Charlotte one of the hottest real estate markets in the country for millennials. That’s good news for sellers, who’re happy to have additional buyers in the pool, and for developers – if they’d ever start building more homes in Charlotte for entry-level buyers.

What, exactly, is a millennial home buyer in Charlotte looking for in what will likely be their first house?

Ultra-Affordability

Obviously, millennial

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Did you know Charlotte’s been named the “least walkable city in America?”

Hard to believe when you’re driving around on a beautiful April Saturday dodging joggers and people with dogs and small kids on bikes, right? The good news is, the city’s made huge strides in the last few years to become more pedestrian friendly, from greenways to people crossings. Study after study says homebuyers - millennials, in particular – really value a walkable living location when they’re looking to purchase a home. That’s why we’ve put together a list of Charlotte’s seven most walkable neighborhoods:

1. Uptown
Sure, you could divide this into “First Ward” and “Fourth Ward” and so on, but in reality, it’s easy enough to walk from one end of Uptown to another.

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There are plenty of great reasons to live in a master planned community. Amenities like pools and tennis courts are plentiful, a sense of neighborliness abounds, and homes are usually new and customizable. Charlotte buyers are in the midst of a planned community boom in the area and it couldn’t come soon enough. Inventory’s been incredibly low, but some new huge developments on the horizon should help.

Let’s take a look at some of the Charlotte planned neighborhoods with the most buzz for 2016…

Waverly in South Charlotte

Waverly
Waverly is set to be the Birkdale Village of south Charlotte. A David Weekely development, Waverly will have over 50 single family homes on 15 acres in addition to hundreds of muti-family units in townhome and apartment styles. The real draw here

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