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You’ve probably heard in the media that we are in a seller’s market. “Buy now!” “Won’t last long!” But what does that all mean?

First of all, it’s important to remember that the real estate market is in a constant state of change. What happens today may not be the case tomorrow. Sometimes it’s a market favorable to sellers and sometimes to buyers. A knowledgeable agent can guide you in the sale or purchase of your next property no matter what type of market you’re facing.

A Seller’s Market is a market that benefits a seller – there is a scarcity of properties, which can drive up the price of homes, especially in desirable locations such as Trent Woods. Some signs of a seller’s market include low inventory compared to previous periods, homes

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As we enter fall, we begin to think closely about the strong storms and hurricanes we can experience. It is important to have your “emergency evacuation box” packed and either ready to be put into your vehicle in the event of an evacuation order or ready to ride out a power outage.   

Below is some great information from Be sure to visit their site to see even more resources to help you be prepared during a storm.

Hurricane Basics


Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other

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Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith Company is proud to announce the addition of Truby Proctor to its New Bern team of REALTORS®.

Truby, a North Carolina native, is the right person to show you all our beautiful area has to offer. Whether you're looking for the perfect commercial property or buying or selling your home, Truby's goal is for you to think of him when you think of real estate. 

As a former commercial pilot, he has traveled the world. He and his wife, Tina, ultimately chose New Bern as their home. He is an avid outdooorsman and enjoys hunting and fishing in his downtown. 

Truby is excited about his association with Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith and looks forward to working with buyers and sellers in the area. He can be reached at

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Shared from the 2017-07-16 Trent Woods eEdition
by Martha Cook, REALTOR®  

A home warranty is a service agreement that provides coverage for the repair or replacement of systems and appliances when they are not operating in working order and covered by the warranty. A home warranty is often offered to buyers and paid for by sellers at the closing of a home. The National Association of Realtors reports that homes with warranties sell at a higher price and are on the market fewer days. Many people often confuse home warranties with homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance is required by mortgage companies, if there is a loan on the home. Homeowners insurance covers major events such as fire, smoke, vandalism, windstorms,

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Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith Company is proud to announce the addition of Justin Proctor to its New Bern team of REALTORS®.

Justin was born and raised in the New Bern area and graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in business management. He has been involved in small, local businesses his entire life, most recently managing and taking on the lead sales, negotiating and marketing roles in his family's furniture business. Justin and his wife, Sarah, and their beautiful daughter, Gabriella, love Eastern NC and all it has to offer. Let Justin help find the perfect home for you. If you're looking to sell your home, take advantage of his extensive knowledge and tips to sell your home quickly!

Justin is excited about his association with

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One important thing to remember about the property market is that it’s always in a state of change. Sometimes the market is favorable to buyers and sometimes it’s favorable to sellers. But don’t worry, a knowledgeable agent can guide you in the sale or purchase of your next home, no matter what type of market you’re facing.

What is a Seller’s Market?

A seller’s market is simply a property market that benefits you as a seller. In a seller’s market, there’s a scarcity of properties, which can drive up the price of homes, especially in desirable locations.

Sellers can depend on real estate experts to know what the market is doing, but here are some signs of a seller’s market:
– Low inventory when compared to previous months and/or years
– Homes are

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Learn why home inspections are so important and how they increase your properties value. Hear it from the real estate experts at Coldwell Banker.

Lindsay Listanski

Most home buyers would agree, looking for a bargain and ways to save money on their purchase transaction are important. That is a good attitude to have, and you should think of your home purchase as a business transaction. There are good ways to save money: Begin planning early, shop and compare the terms and loans offered by several lenders, consult with a Coldwell Banker® sales professional about home values and sales numbers. But, there are also some attempts many home buyers make to save money that actually end up costing them much more. Some think they save money by skipping a

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Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith Company announces the addition of Susanne Pendleton to our real estate team.

Susanne knows that attention to detail and exceptional communication skills are the things buyers or sellers need when making one of the biggest investments of their lives. Through her 30-year career in the financial planning business to building and marketing her own highly successful tour business from the ground up, Susanne brings a wealth of experience to her clients. Sailing the protected waters here and seeking a more serene lifestyle were just two of the things that Susanne and her husband found when they came to New Bern. Helping people is a passion that Susanne cares deeply about. Whether it’s helping prepare your home for the market,

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Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith Company has been named an International Diamond Society Office for year-end 2016, one of the highest honors given to the top 21% of all Coldwell Banker offices internationally.

Connie Sithens has been named to the company’s 2016 International President’s Elite. Only the top two percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished group.

Tammy Ferebee, Martha Cook and Linda Holland were named to the International President’s Circle recognizing the top six percent of all sales associates internationally.

Drake Bratton, Wendy Jones, Steve Little and Darrell Wiard were named to the International Diamond Society for the top 11% of all sales associates.


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