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Buying a home is one of the most exciting processes you'll ever go through.

It can be complicated, too, and overwhelming at times, but if you have the right buyer's agent you'll likely avoid many struggles individual buyers face. In today's day and age of DIY and Zillow and information-overload it's so easy to be tempted to do everything yourself. What good is a buyer's agent? I don't need one anyway! 

Buying a Home

Think again.

First and foremost, as a buyer, you won't be paying for a buyer's agent. In real estate transactions it's the seller who's responsible for the agent's fees, even in cases of For Sale By Owner (but it's always good to check.) Aside from the obvious - getting help from an agent without incurring cost! - there are dozens of other

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The Staging Girl
The Staging Girl, Barbi Mackinnon

We recently chatted with The Staging Girl herself, Barbi Mackinnon, one of Charlotte’s leading staging professionals. We asked her to give us a little advice to pass on to sellers and to tell us a little more about the staging industry – we think it’s one of the most underutilized real estate services around.

Here’s what Barbi had to say in response to our questions about making your home look (and smell!) its best:

If you could give homeowners one piece of advice before putting their homes on the market, what would it be?

Hire a professional. Hire a professional stager, a professional Realtor and unless your Realtor has one, hire a professional photographer. You may be good at debate but you would never

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Custom kitchens are back, y'all!

As the recession's lifted we've noticed a sharp uptick in the number of homeowners we work with who've either recently undergone a kitchen renovation or are considering one. We've seen a lot of cool designs lately - materials, technology, fabrics - and if you ask us, a lot of national kitchen design trends sure do ring "southern."

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry says the top three kitchen renovation trends right now are: Lighting, Cabinets that Look Like Furniture, and Wine Storage. Who can argue with any of those?

We'd love to hear from you in the comments or on the Hendrix Properties Facebook page if you've done a recent kitchen redesign. Here's a quick look at some of our favorite trends

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Developers are usually one step ahead of the curve.

It's worth noting, then, that the Southpark area is one of the most rapidly-developing neighborhoods in all of Charlotte! Home prices are on the rise in the Southpark region and everything from retail to office space is popping up at the blink of an eye. We're pretty excited to see where all the transition's heading (we spend a lot of time at Phillips Place and dining at all Southpark's great restaurants!) so let's all take a look at what's been happening in the Shopping Epicenter of the Queen City...

Photo: Charlotte Business Journal Photo: Charlotte Business Journal

First and foremost, we've got to talk about the new hotel. Tate and Crossland are developing a 300-room, dual-branded hotel to be located just behind Sharon

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For Sale by Owner

Those four simple words are pretty loaded. They make homeowners see green, and real estate agents cringe. We get it! It's hard not to understand why people try to sell their homes themselves. There are plenty of reasons it just makes sense for a select few to go this route.


There are way, way more reasons you shouldn't waste time (and money) trying to sell your home yourself. A good real estate agent is worth their fee 10 times over as anyone who's tried and failed at "For Sale By Owner" will tell you. Here are four really, really good reasons to hire a broker from the get go and avoid the pitfalls of trying to sell your home yourself.

1. Real estate agents do more work than you think.

It's okay, we've heard it

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Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "Inland Sea," and for good reason! It's huge.

Constructed between 1959-1964, Lake Norma is the largest freshwater lake in North Carolina. It actually provides power for much of the greater Charlotte area. Not only is Lake Norman full of boaters, swimmers, and fantastic real estate opportunities, it's got a lot of hidden history, too. Whether you live at the lake, enjoy it during summertime, or simply dream of one day owning a waterfront home in Charlotte, here are nine things you didn't know about Lake Norman.

1. It took a full two years to fill the lake with water after construction of the dam. Lake Norman has over 500 miles of shoreline!

2. Duke Power employs a team of professional foresters who

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It should come as no surprise that photographs are a critical part of real estate marketing.

Now that every home on the market is accessible with just a few clicks of the mouse it's more important than ever to show a house in its best light - first impressions are everything in real estate.

Smart, focused real estate brokers understand the importance of using a professional photographer to hilight a home's best assets and minimize its flaws and there are lots of statistics to back up the value that comes from marketing a home using professional photos. Here are just a few of the ones we think are the most eye-opening:

  • Studies show that online listing with professional photographs get up to 139% more click-throughs than similar homes using
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