Thursday, May 28, 2015

OPEN HOUSE - Fuquay Varina Home For Sale!

Open House - Fuquay Varina Home for Sale! 

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st
TIME: 2pm - 4pm

Charming Home In Saddle Run On Almost An Acre Of Land! Gorgeous Updated Kitchen With Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash & Stainless Steel Appliances. Updated Bathrooms, Large Master Bedroom, Bonus Room, Cozy Family Room With Fireplace. Large Screened Porch & Deck, Perfect For Entertaining!

Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site: 5433 Lafayette Dr. Fuquay Varina, NC   

To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call 919-800-0880.

Listing Courtesy of Lisa Southern Real Estate
15 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Friday, May 15, 2015

OPEN HOUSE - 112 Maltland Dr. Cary, NC 27518

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, May 17th 2pm - 4pm

112 Maltland Dr. Cary, NC 27518

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112 Maltland Dr. Cary, NC 27518
Come Enjoy The Hidden Gem Of Edinborough Pointe, A Small Community Backing To Lochmere Golf Course! Charming & Updated Home Minutes From The Heart Of Cary! Beautiful Wood Floors & Crown Molding Throughout First Floor. Corian Countertops & Stainless Steel Appliances, Cozy Family Room With Fireplace. Bonus Room & Huge Unfinished Walk-Up Attic. Come Relax On Your Oversized Screened Porch Or Your Private Patio! New Roof!

Lisa Southern Real Estate is located at 15 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601. For more information on this listing or to set up a private showing, call us at 919-800-0880 Today! If you are thinking about moving, or buying a home, visit our website to start your home search today!  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WIN 2 FREE VIP Tickets for Slide the City Raleigh!

Slide the City  Raleigh   FREE VIP Tickets Slide the City Raleigh   Lisa Southern Partners with SPCA of Wake County  

WIN 2 FREE VIP Tickets for Slide the City Raleigh!

Lisa Southern Real Estate is partnered with the SPCA of Wake County. Every year, more than 3,000 animals find their fur-ever home.

The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that rely almost entirely on private donations to fund their annual operating budget.  

 Slide the City Raleigh is SOLD OUT! Don't despair! Lisa Southern Real Estate has 2 VIP Tickets that we will giving away for FREE! Drop off an item from the SPCA of Wake County's Wish List at our Downtown Raleigh Office (15 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601) and you will automatically be Entered to WIN!  

 We will be drawing for the winner on Thursday, May 28th at 5:30pm. So bring your items in, and lets helps the animals at the SPCA of Wake County have a brighter future!

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Raleigh Slide the City Information
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Downtown Raleigh Market Plaza Construction Has Begun!

Our backyard is getting a face lift! Construction has begun on renovating Market Plaza in our backyard. 

The City of Raleigh is redesigning both Exchange and Market plazas to create more flexible and modern spaces. The improvements include new concrete paving, benches and seat walls, updated planter, improved site lighting, shade structures, and screen enclosures. There will be new storm water drainage system, irrigation system and water and electrical service added as well. The Construction Management Division of the City's Public Works Department is overseeing the project; Hold Brothers is the general contractor.

The construction is expected to last five months. During this period, pedestrian use of Exchange and Market plazas will be restricted. Located at 15 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601Lisa Southern Real Estate has it's main entrance on E. Martin St and will continue to have access throughout the construction!

If you are thinking about moving, weather it is selling your current home, or buying your next home, call Lisa Southern Real Estate at 919-800-0880 for a FREE Consultation today! Visit our website if you want to start your no hassle home search.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

How to Tip Around the World!

How to Tip Around the World

In the U.S., it's customary to tip servers at least 15% at both bars and restaurants. That's not always the case in the rest of the world. In some countries, tip is included int he bill, splitting the bill is a no-no, and tipping can even cause confusion for the waters. 

Business Insider researched tipping customs in 24 countries around the world, so that no matter if you're at a bar in France or a restaurant in Egypt, you'll know just how much to tip! Below is an infographic that will not only show the local currency and how to tip, but also local customs for how to be a good diner. 

how to tip around the world

Lisa Southern Real Estate is located at 15 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601. We specialize in the Raleigh area real estate market, and have contacts all around the world. If you are interested in moving to the Raleigh North Carolina area, or are looking to move overseas, call us at 919-800-0880!


Friday, May 1, 2015

4 Tips for Selling a Home With Pets

Sell your home with pets  Selling a home is stressful enough for home owners, but selling a home with pets can be even more stressful. In addition to the usual concerns home owners have, clients with pets also have to consider if they should move their animals out while the home is for sale, how much it will cost to repair any pet-related damage and if pet odor will deter potential buyers. When properly prepared, homes with pets can be cleaned and stated in a way that make the existence of the pets almost undetectable by following these easy steps: 1. Eliminate Pet Odor Although you might have become accustomed to it, pet odors can deter potential buyers. Our sense of smell has a powerful effect on our emotions and on our perception. To eliminate pet odor and keep potential buyers moving through the home, consider the following:
  • Have carpets professionally steam cleaned. Don’t forget to also clean upholstered furniture and area rugs. Any surface that holds in pet odor should be cleaned, replaced or removed.
  • Weather permitting, open windows for a few days leading up to showings to help air out your home.
  • Be cautious when using air fresheners. You don’t want buyers to think you are hiding an odor. Some fresh flowers can not only help with fragrance, but also adds to the home staging.
  • Consider placing an air purifier in the pet’s main living are to filter the air.
  • Replace air filters that might have trapped pet dander and odor.
2. Repair Pet-Related Damage to Home and Yard Pets can cause extra wear and tear on your home, especially in the yard. Some areas to look at include:
  • Over-seed the yard or patch lawn areas to repair brown spots.
  • Fill in holes created by canine gardeners.
  • If doors and/or window screens have been damaged or scratched, replace them.
  • Clean pet hair from hard to reach places such as behind appliances and behind doors.
  • If wood or laminate flooring is scratched beyond repair, consider repairing the floor. This might be a large investment up front, but it can yield great results at sale.
3. Potential Buyers might be afraid of animals and vice versa Consider relocating your pet either during the entire sale process or on days when there are showing and open houses. If you don’t have a relocation option, consider crating your pet during showings and open houses. If you pet is not used to be crated, try putting a blanket around the crate to create a den environment. You can also make a positive association with the crate by giving your pet a treat-filled toy or bone to keep them busy while in the crate. This is essential for the safety of potential buyers, and it also protects animals from getting out of the house, getting hurt, or causing harm to others.

4. Animals can experience anxiety from having strange foot traffic in their home Potential buyers might be distracted by a stressed pet and nervous barking. Talk to your vet about product recommendations to help your pet cope with this stressful time.

Above all, Lisa Southern Real Estate understands that your pets are not just animals, they are members of the family. We want to make the selling process as stress free for you, and your four legged children! Contact us today for a FREE Consultation to find out how much your home is worth in today's real estate market!