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Nov. 24, 2017

Good Real Estate Agent Wilmington NC

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”

 

-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

 

What does it mean to reveal a person’s riches to themselves? What is the mechanism by which you can even accomplish such a thing? And what does it have to do with your real estate agent?

 

Quite a bit, I would argue. I think a real estate agent has the power to reveal their clients’ self-possessed riches.

 

One, a good agent will help clients see how a home is an investment in their future. That they are investing in themselves, and the decision to do so is a mark of their own wisdom.

 

Two, a good real estate agent helps guide clients through an emotionally fraught transaction, which often shows they have deeper reserves of self-confidence and strength that they may have overlooked in the past.

 

Three, a real estate agent helps foster a sense of trust and interdependency -- that we can, in this world, rely on others to represent our best interests, and that we are not in a perpetual state of “king of the mountain” and abject self-reliance. A client with a good agent has both a friend and a professional ally.

 

Whether you’re buying your first house or selling your home, there’s both a tangible, bottom-line difference when working with an agent, as well as valuable intangible benefits. For me, it’s a great privilege to be a professional part of that process!

 

I’d love the opportunity to “the greatest good” on your behalf. Now is a great time to make your next move. Please call me at 910-352-0998 if I can be of help!

 

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Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

Nov. 2, 2017

Carolina Beach Real Estate agent

Interested in Carolina Beach Real Estate?  Contact the top selling Carolina Beach real estate agent, Justin Donaton, for help buying and selling properties. And be sure to look at the homes we have for sale here:

http://www.coastwalkrealestate.com/carolina-beach-homes-for-sale/

Justin can be reached at 910-4352-0998

Nov. 2, 2017

Kure Beach Real Estate agent

Interested in Kure Beach Real Estate?  Contact the top selling Kure Beach real estate agent, Justin Donaton, for help buying and selling properties. And be sure to look at the homes we have for sale here:

http://www.coastwalkrealestate.com/kure-beach-real-estate/

Justin can be reached at 910-4352-0998

Oct. 22, 2017

HGTV Wilmington, NC

Did you see Wilmington on HGTV's House Hunters? Would  you  like to lear more about real estate in the area?

Check out this quick link to see Wilmington NC homes for sale.

Contact Coastwalk Real Estate at 910-458-9119 for more information.

Oct. 22, 2017

HGTV Kure Beach

Did you see Coastwalk Real Estate and Kure Beach on HGTV?

If you like the area, then check out the Kure Beach real estate for sale. Many homes and condos available.

Click here to see available inventory, or call 910-458-9119

Oct. 22, 2017

HGTV Carolina Beach

Did you see Carolina Beach on HGTV? See  the House  Hunters show?

If so, then take a look at these homes for sale in Carolina Beach, starting a round $150,000.

If you are interested in more information, please contact us at 910-458-9119!

July 16, 2017

Wilmington Water Front Homes and Real Estate

Wilmington Water Front Homes and Real Estate

One of the nicest things about Wilmington is the abundance of waterfront properties. You may choose the ocean, intracoastal waterway, a creek, the river and more!

At Coastwalk Real Estate, we can help you find the perfect water front home in Wilmington, or in the coastal communities including Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Leland, Southport Topsail Island and more!

To get started, check out this link  to water front properties for sale in the area.

Or you can call Coastwalk Real Estate at 910-458-9119!

July 16, 2017

Landfall Wilmington Homes and Real Estate

LANDFALL WILMINGTON HOMES FOR SALE NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH!

If you are looking for a great location to live in, then check out Landfall homes for sale. Located in Wilmington North Carolina, and just minutes to the beach, Landfall is a gated community that offers golf, tennis and much more.

Also, you are located near Mayfaire and great restaurants.

You can see all available homes for sale in Landfall by clicking here.

If you would like more information please contact Coastwalk Real Estate at 910-458-9119.

Peace.

July 16, 2017

Selling Homes Wilmington, NC

Selling Homes Wilmington, NC

I love to sell homes. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of the process. I get great satisfaction from making my living helping people move on to the next phase of their life, whether it’s upsizing, downsizing, buying a second home or simply relocating to a new neighborhood!

 

But there is one sort of home seller I can’t really help: The seller who’s not really ready to sell.

 

If you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t enter into the process lightly. It’s a big deal. There’s some stress and there’s a great opportunity for joy. There’s a big investment at stake. This, along with a lot of other reasons large and small, is why you want to be 100% sure you’re ready to sell your home. If you think you’re ready to sell, but it turns out you’re not, you waste a lot of time and energy (and sometimes money).

 

So how do you know if you’re really ready to sell your home?

 

1. You’re fine with the process. You must have no problem with the idea of a stranger poking around your house, talking about renovating it, or treating it like a used car. If you’ve lived in your house a long time, it’s natural to have emotional attachments. So if the process of selling the house makes you feel protective or defensive, you may not be ready.

 

2. You are flexible on the right price. Motivated sellers understand selling a home involves negotiation and competitive market pricing. If you have a number “you must get” in order to sell, then you might want to think again. Also, if all of the agents who price your home come back too low for your standards, take a breather and ask yourself if it’s go time or not.

 

3. You know where you’re going next. Prepared sellers have plans, even if those plans aren’t 100% firm. They’re anticipating the move and they are probably even shopping for houses, if only casually at the moment. If you can’t clearly answer the question, “Where would you like to live after you sell?” then you’re not quite there yet.

 

If you’re iffy on any of these, take a step back and consider how you feel. While some markets favor sellers more than others, a home can sell in any market for the right price. Don’t jump into something before you’re ready.

 

However, when you’re ready, I’d be happy to help.

 

Having produced over $100,000,000.00 in sales since I began my career in 2005, I would love to opportunity to share with you how I’m able to sell so many homes!

 

Give me a call when the time is right: 910-352-0998.

 

 

May 27, 2017

Prevent Water Leaks

Did you know it’s not uncommon for more than 20% of homes to have one unidentified water leak? Sometimes these leaks go on for years, completely unnoticed because home owners inherit small leaks, assuming their water bill is normal. Other times, small water leaks are overlooked because owners assume the overall impact to their utilities is relatively small. But the truth is small leaks can add up hugely over time. Periodic inspection for leaks can help plug this problem at the source. Here are some ways to identify and address typical leaks:

 

1. Track your water bill over time. Most water bills will show your history for several months, if not year-over-year. While there are seasonal reasons for higher water use, especially if you water a lawn or garden, look for unexpected spikes. Yes, something as seemingly innocuous as a running toilet can turn into a big contributor, especially if it’s running 24/7. If the bill spikes, start hunting.

 

2. Listen for the running toilet. You may be so used to hearing a toilet run that it has virtually faded into the background. On the other hand, you may have a running toilet in a guest bathroom you scarcely use. Flush the toilet and time how long it takes to stop. If you find it running for minutes on end, you may have a problem. Open the toilet tank and take a look inside. If the water level is too high (more than 1-inch above the overflow tube), or the flapper isn’t getting a good seal, a repair is in order. You can also test for slow leaks into the bowl by dropping some food coloring into the tank. Drop it in and wait 15 - 20 minutes without flushing. If the color appears in the bowl, you have an issue.

 

3. Inspect shower heads and faucets. Sometimes the connection to the shower head will send water spraying in unintentional directions, contributing to an overall loss of water. You may need to replace the O-ring, soak the head in vinegar to remove minerals, or simply replace the head completely. With faucets, it’s important to look at the source pipes, sometimes they may only leak when the water is running. Look for dampness in those darkened places. Plugging these leaks can also prevent mold buildup.

 

4. Tune-up your irrigation system. Irrigation systems which haven’t aged well or have been damaged by lawn maintenance can be the most insidious leaks of all. Busted sprinkler heads or constantly leaking supply lines can sap your systems efficiency and boost the bill. When the system is running, look for spraying valves and find ways to eliminate overspray onto concrete. A rain sensor is also a great way to make sure you’re not watering your lawn while it’s raining.

 

Fixing leaks is a must-do before you list your home. But when you’re ready to list, give me a call!, my cell is 910-352-0998, or email justin@coastwalkrealestate.com.

 

Thanks a ton and have a terrific week!

 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.