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Come on over!! You're invited to our Open House!

THIS SATURDAY, December 2nd, 1 - 3 PM

149 NE 15th Street
Oak Island, NC

Call us for more details, 910.218.1300!

www.carolinasconnectrealty.com

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Whether buying or selling, finding the right real estate agent matters in today’s marketplace.  And, the team at Hamilton Realty Group understands that loud and clear! 

2017 has been a year of achievements for the growing Southport realty office.  Jack and Dana Hamilton and Seth Robbins, all earned a national “TOP PRODUCER” award from Carolinas Connect Realty, the group’s parent brokerage.  This esteemed Circle of Excellence award recognizes their hard work, dedication, commitment, and sales success. 

“We’re pleased with the growth and positive changes we’ve seen this year in the local real estate market,” commented Jack Hamilton, co-owner of Hamilton Realty Group.  “To date, we’ve assisted 38 families with their real estate needs.”  

And,

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Watch North Carolina real estate expert, Jack Hamilton of Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty, discuss the SEPTEMBER 2017 real estate market numbers in St. James, NC.

St. James is a popular, 6,000 acre amenity-rich, master-planned community in historic Southport, NC. For more information on buying or selling in southeastern NC, including St. James, NC -- reach out to Carolinas Connect Realty TODAY! (910) 218-1300 or http://www.carolinasconnectrealty.com. 

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With over 50+ years of experience helping local buyers and sellers just like yourself, Jack and Dana Hamilton of Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals. It's Jack and Dana's job to know about the

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The team at Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty has had a BUSY summer!  

We’ve added several key members to the team in the last year, including long-time real estate agent, Seth Robbins.  Seth is a veteran of the real estate, hospitality and property management industries and offers an unparalleled knowledge of the Southport-Oak Island area.  He joins 50+ years of combined experience with Jack and Dana Hamilton, and a robust team of listing and closing coordinators, and marketing staff. 

In other news, Seth, Jack and Dana all earned a national “TOP PRODUCER” award from Carolinas Connect Realty.  This esteemed Circle of Excellence award recognizes their hard work, dedication, commitment, and sales success. 

Thus far in 2017,

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Watch North Carolina real estate expert, Jack Hamilton of Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty, discuss the AUGUST 2017 real estate market numbers in St. James, NC.

St. James is a popular, 6,000 acre amenity-rich, master-planned community in historic Southport, NC. For more information on buying or selling in southeastern NC, including St. James, NC -- reach out to Carolinas Connect Realty TODAY! (910) 218-1300 or http://www.carolinasconnectrealty.com. 

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With over 50+ years of experience helping local buyers and sellers just like yourself, Jack and Dana Hamilton of Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals. It's Jack and Dana's job to know about the

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When you first put your home on the market for sale you are hopeful that it sells quickly. In fact industry statistics show that the best time to maximum price is in the first 30 days of your home being on the market.  While you shouldn’t panic if your home doesn’t sell within the first 30 days, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by without any real offers. 

Here are reasons why your home may not be selling.

  1.      You over-valued your property.  If your house is overpriced, it’s simply not going to sell. Compare your property to similar properties that recently sold within your area to get a better idea of what buyers are willing to pay for your home.  An experienced agent can give you an accurate value for your home.
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Retirement planning often focuses on how much money to save and where to invest it to support you in your Golden Years.  But what about where you’ll live out your retirement years?   Give some thought to your retirement home selection with the help of these practical tips:

Review the lists.  With the invention of the internet there’s no shortage of sites, magazines and retirement shows ranking the best places to retire.  For most of our clients, the process starts at least 2-3 years prior to your actual retirement date.  Do your research and take your time, this is a life changing decision and you want to feel great about your decision.

Keep your budget in mind. Most folks are living longer these days so make sure to keep that in mind when looking

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Are you a BUYER AGENT searching for a proven, successful approach to real estate sales? If so, WE WANT YOU!

Our offices in Southport and the Triad-area are GROWING and we are seeking motivated, hard-working BUYER AGENTS to fill BOTH locations.

Principals, Jack Hamilton and Dana Hamilton have years of proven experience (over 50+ years combined) and exponential resources at your disposal. Put their knowledge of the real estate industry to work for YOU.

Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty will provide the LEADS, the SYSTEMS and the COACHING to help YOU succeed! Here’s what we require from our Buyer Agents to make that happen:

• Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as a full time agent
• A desire to work full-time and have

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Are you getting ready to list your home for sale?  In today’s competitive online market, putting some effort into staging your home can impact how it appears online and how quickly it goes from For Sale to SOLD.  The tenets of staging are pretty basic and can be done yourself: declutter, de-personalize, deep clean and freshen up landscaping. However, there are some little-known tricks that experts swear by.  Here are a few home staging tips to help you prepare:

Draw eyes to a room’s best attribute, whether that’s a beautiful fireplace or a window with an awesome view, by strategically placing a decorative accent piece like a vase or a large colorful plant nearby.

Clean out and organize closets, cabinets and pantries, this will show more room than

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Most buyers form their first impression of your home before they even get out of their cars. It’s the “curb appeal” that tells the buyer how attractive and well-maintained your home is compared to other homes in your neighborhood. In a competitive market, it takes more than trimming the hedges and planting a few flowers to create curb appeal. The exterior of your home must be in pristine condition to create a WOW factor– freshly painted, cleared of clutter, and with no visible repairs needed. A broken step, overgrown bush, or toys in the yard can spoil the appearance and, in turn, your buyer’s first impression. 

Curb appeal is important because it sets the tone for what the buyer is going to see inside. If the buyer likes the exterior, they will be

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