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Appliance Purchases 
Kee's Appliance: 910-944-8887 
Keith’s Maytag: 910-944-9200 
Lowe’s: 910-693-1010 
Sears: 910-944-2313 

Auto Insurance 
State Farm Jim Leach: 910-215-8150 

Blinds 
Chic Designs: 919-353-2144 
Comfort Made Blinds: 910-295-6604 

Cabinets Kitchens/Baths 
Brooks Cabinetry: 910-639-1480 
David Clements: 910-695-3308 
Eudy’s Cabinets: 704-888-4454 
James Beddingfield: 910-692-7182 

Carpeting 
Gulistan Carpet Outlet: 910-944-6204 
Carpet Rug outlet: 800-462-7745 
Southern Carpet: 910-295-8097 

Concrete and Brick Work 
Chad Goodwin: 910-295-1094 
Carolina Curb: 919-280-6767 

Contractor Licensed 
Barry Leonard: 910-639-1007 
Scott Tortora 

Computer Services 
Allen Lee: 910-215-5517 
Best Buys (Geek Squad): 800-433-5778 

Custom Closets 
California Closets: 910-692-6970 

Curtains & Alterations 
First Health: 910-715-1000 

Electricians 
Roger Seago: 910-690-3586 
Southern Pines Electric: 910-692-0622 
David Mull Electric: 910-245-4355 

Foundation Work/Chimney 
Gary Volk: 910-783-8591
Separation Repairs: 919-309-9727 

Furnace Service 
Air Specialties: 910-944-2526 
Carolina Climate Control: 910-947-2823 

Granite/Marble Countertops 
S&D Granite & Marble Inc.: 910-944-3270 

Handyman/Home Remodeling 
Russell Walters 910-585-2144
Henry Adkins: 910-494-8507 

John Alger: 910-639-0097 
Bascom Johnson: 910-603-2612 
Steve Terrell: 919-528-2978 
Fred Morrison: 910-295-5898 

Heating & Air Conditioning 
4 Seasons: 910-235-0606 
Carolina Climate Control: 910-947-2823 

Home Cleaning 
Elaine Woodruff: 910-690-9975 
Susan Key: 910-315-2565 
Kathleen: 910-295-4673 
Lesa’s Cleaning Service: 910-281-5543
Take Care: 910-255-0088 
Teeple’s Touch: 910-673-1932 
Terrell: 910-718-1762 

Home Inspections 
All-Pro Inspections: 910-693-0122 
Affiliated Inspectors: 910-245-2472 
AmeriSpec: 877-540-1919 

Home Insurance
State Farm Jim Leach: 910-215-8150 

Home/Auto Insurance 
Jim Leach (State Farm): 910-215-8150 

Lawn Cleanup/Service 
Rutilio Camacho: 910-215-7376
Tim's Yard Service: 910-673-9273 

Tony Trolio: 910-245-4194 
Town & Country: 910-673-5296 
Twinscape: 910-948-2386 

Locksmith 
Aberdeen Lock: 910-944-9406 
Pro Lock & Key: 910-944-1055
 

Lot Cleaning
Doug Williams: 910-673-2810 

Skeet Douglas: 910-947-5228 

Moving Company 
Sam Byers (Atlas): 704-528-9596 
M. M. Smith (Allied): 800-764-8466 
On The Move (Local): 910-639-9010 

Painting/Wallpapering 
Rutilio Camacho:910-215-7376
John Upton: 910-992-6409 

Aberdeen Paint: 910-692-4451 
Federmack Painting: 800-724-6856 

Pest Control 
Hines Pest Control: 910-244-2669 
Aberdeen Exterminator: 901-944-2474 
PERC Testing Moore County: 910-947-6283 

Plumbing 
John Cole's: 910-639-4933 
Adam Ingram: 910-690-5772 
Frank Israel: 910-692-8727 

Pool/Spas
Moore Outdoor  Etc.: 910-281-2000 
Southern Pines Pool: 910-692-0828

Roof Repair/Replacement|
Elite Roofing: 910-783-4800
Barry Leonard: 910-639-1007 

Moore CountyRoofing: 910-916-7809 

Septic Cleaning/Inspection 
Marlin Septic: 910-295-1899 
Surveys Blue Land: 910-692-6461 
Stephen Sheffield: 910-255-0420 

Stone Mason
Gary Volk/Carolina Masonary: 910-783-8591

Storage Units - Southern Pines 
James Carpenter: 910-315-3442 

Tax Preparation 
Sandhills Accounting Pat: 910-695-0147 

Tile Work 
Suddreth Tile: 910-315-2473 
Henry Key: 910-235-0679 

Tree Removal Service 
Hearthwood Tree Removal: 910-246-2300 
Southern Pines Tree Service: 910-695-7299 

Vet/Kennel 
Animal Health Center: 910-692-4201 
Cin-Lar Kennel: 910-947-3264 

Water Testing 
Carolina Envir.: 910-775-1880 
Aqua Tech: 910-776-5999 

Woodpecker Inspection (empty lots) 
Jay Carter Associates: 910-695-1043 

   

 

Hotel Information

The following hotels offer great rates, breakfast and some meals are included Please mention my name and say you would like my realtor discount.

* Please confirm rates prior to visit.

Hotel Location Telephone # *Daily Rate Breakfast Happy Hour
Springhill Suites 11024 US Hwy 15/501 (910) 695-0234 $79 Yes No
Hamton Inn 200 Columbus Drive (910) 693-4330 $94 Yes Yes (1)
Homewood Suites 250 Central Park Avenue (910) 255-0300 20% off Yes Yes (2)
Residence Inn 105 Brucewood Road (910) 693-3400 Var. Discount Yes Yes (3)
Comfort Inn 9801 US Hwy 15-501 (910) 215-5500 $81 Yes No
Holiday Inn Express 155 Partner Circle (910) 693-2280 Var. Discount Yes Limited
Best Wetern 1675 N US 1 (910) 692-0640 $75 Yes Soda/Cookies
 

(1) Happy Hour Monday-Thursday includes drinks and food
(2) Happy Hour includes full dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday
(3) Happy Hour Monday-Wednesday, refreshments and food

 

 

 

 Selling Tips

Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home. Crank up the curb appeal Pull weeds, rake leaves and trim overgrown shrubs, especially if they block windows or the path to your front door. 

First impressions are the important!
A fresh coat of paint on the front door and a groomed lawn invites buyers in. Clean the front entrance doorway of debris and insects and repair any damage to the front steps or railings. Critical sales buying decisions are often made at the front door – Make it Pristine!





De-Clutter! People collect an amazing quantity of junk. Consider this: if you haven't used it in over a year, you probably don't need it. If you don't need it, why not donate it or throw it away? Pack up all knickknacks and remove all books from the bookcases. 

Paint 
It's important to make your house generic. A fresh coat of neutral paint will make your home appear larger, brighter and more appealing to potential buyers. Also, if possible remove all worn or out-dated wallpaper. 

Lighten up 
Let the sun shine in, and turn on the lights. Open all blinds or curtains, and make sure the house is well lit. Of Utmost Importance Make repairs (They’ll only show up on inspection report). Fix things like leaky faucets and sticky cabinets and doors, doors that don’t lock properly, and replace old or torn screens and broken windows. They may seem insignificant, but minor repairs add up in the mind of a potential buyer. They tend to overestimate how much repairs cost. You don't want to give them any reason not to put in an offer. Make sure all doors open, latch and close easily and fix all leaky faucets. Replace/repair any damaged or rotten wood, especially wood on the outside of the house. If the toilets are loose have a handyman tighten the bolts. Have a handyman check the crawlspace (basement) to make sure that all water damage is repaired and water leakage into the lower levels is stopped. The crawlspace should be completely dry and a plastic vapor barrier should be in place. 

Rearrange 
Make sure your furniture placement allows for easy traffic flow and shows the purpose of each room. If you have too much furniture, rent a portable storage device to hold things until you are ready to move into your new place. If you don't have enough furniture, borrow or rent. 

The Most Important Room In Your Home 
The kitchen is a good place to start removing clutter, because it is an easy place to start. First, get everything off the counters. Everything - even the toaster. Put the toaster in a cabinet and take it out when you use it. Find a place where you can store everything in cabinets and drawers. Of course, you may notice that you do not have cabinet space to put everything. Clean them out. The dishes, pots and pans that rarely get used? Put them in a box and put that box in storage. You see, homebuyers will open all your cabinets and drawers, especially in the kitchen. They want to be sure there is enough room for their "stuff." If your kitchen cabinets, pantries, and drawers look jammed full, it sends a negative message to the buyer and does not promote an image of plentiful storage space. The best way to do that is to have as much "empty space" as possible. For that reason, if you have a "junk drawer," get rid of the junk. If you have a rarely used the crock pot, put it in storage. Do this with every cabinet and drawer. Create open space. If you have a large amount of foodstuffs crammed into the shelves or pantry, begin using them – especially canned goods. Canned goods are heavy and you don’t want to be lugging them to a new house, anyway – or paying a mover to do so. Let what you have on the shelves determine your menus and use up as much as you can. Beneath the sink is very critical, too. Make sure the area beneath the sink is as empty as possible, removing all extra cleaning supplies. You should scrub the area down as well, and determine if there are any tell-tale signs of water leaks that may cause a homebuyer to hesitate in buying your home. 

Pack up 
This includes personal photos and portraits. Less is always more. The less clutter and knickknacks you have lying around, the more potential buyers will be able to see your home and what it offers. Remember, you are selling your house, not your stuff. Plus, getting a head start on packing will eliminate some stress down the road. 

Organize
When your house is meticulously organized, buyers will envision themselves living a stress-free life in your home. 

Clean 
Clean every inch of your house, and don't forget to make your windows and floors sparkle. If your carpet appears old and stained, think about replacing it. Also, make sure there are no offensive odors. Purchase an air-neutralizing spray that will help remove odors without creating an overwhelming masking odor. Clean homes sell! 

Temperature
Be sure potential buyers are comfortable when touring your home. If it's freezing outside, leave the heat on, and if it's summer, turn on the air conditioner. 

Keep it ready to show 
It may be a little inconvenient, but until you accept an offer, keep your home in tip-top shape at all times. What this means is that each room should have a clear purpose, nice flow and be clean and clutter-free. Buyers need to be able to picture themselves and their things in a room, and taking these steps will help ensure that. 

Showing a client’s (or your) house in a half an hour? Here’s your last-minute checklist.

  • Double-check the details of the home and be sure no highlights are left out on literature you intend to distribute: number of bathrooms, school zones, dates of improvements, custom items, etc.
  • Outside: Be sure the garage doors are down and items such as trash cans and toys are put away. Move cars to ensure there is a clear view of the home from the street and buyers have a place to park.
  • Remove remaining personal items and other distracting pieces that can be easily physically hidden. You can stash these items in a bin and put them someplace temporarily: such as a car trunk.
  • Make sure personal toiletries are put away and surfaces such as bathroom vanities and kitchen counter tops are clean.
  • Turn on interior lights in china cabinet or shelves.
  • Open all blinds and curtains to let in the light (unless a view is particularly bad).
  • Make sure the home is a comfortable temperature.
  • Make sure there is an inviting place for potential buyers to sit down. Strategically organize pillows on sofas and make them look inviting.
  • Close closet doors.
  • Empty all the garbage cans in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Put down toilet seat lids.
  • Ensure beds are made.
  • Make sure pets are out of the house.
  • Make sure the home smells nice.

© 2017 Multiple Listing Service of the Mid Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS® All rights reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange Program of the Mid Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS® MLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Sandhills Luxury Homes are marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo or the Internet Data Exchange thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. The broker providing these data believes them to be correct, but advises interested parties to confirm them before relying on them in a purchase decision. Information last updated on 2017-06-22.

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