2013 BIZTECH | March 21 | Conference |Wilmington NC real estate

Mark the date to attend the 2013  Biz Tech conference featuring the regions most successful business and technology ventures on March 21, 2013 in the Wilmington Convention Center.  Key note speakers will be:

KEYNOTE LUNCH FEATURING NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PAT MCCRORY  11:30 – 1:30 pm
 
Geothermal HVAC For Homes and Businesses – Room 104
Presenter: James Cornette Owner/CEO, Applied Resource Management, PC
 
10 Provocations on Business & the Environment – Room 105
Presenter: Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Office Depot Environmental Strategy 
 
9 Ways to Jumpstart Your Business – Room 106
Presenter: Reggie Shropshire, Owner, ActionCOACH
Should Your Business be in the Cloud? – Room 107
Presenters: Shaun Olsen & Tobin Geatz, CloudWyze
 
Marketing a Business By Design – Room 108
Presenter:  Jeff Morvil, Morvil Advertising +  Design Group
Delivering on the Promise of Greener Purchasing – Room 105
Presenter: Shela Fletcher, Senior Manager, Office Depot Environmental Strategy 
Team Building:  Hiring the Right People to Do the Right Things in Your Business – Room 106
Presenter: Reggie Shropshire, Owner, ActionCOACH
You Are A Publisher — So Start Acting Like One! – Room 108
Presenters: Melissa Pressley, Content Marketing Manager & Rob Kaiser, Publisher, Greater Wilmington Business Journal
 
and many more seminars throughout the day.  To see the full list and register, please visit www.wilmingtonbizexpo.com

“The BIZTECH EXPO featuring products and services from more than 100 companies. The trade show floor includes vendors in Business, Technology, Hospitality and Health & Wellness.”  For the entire schedule and vendors please visit the BiZtech Expo website here.  There will also be give away’s by the sponsor companies.  See here.

While you are visiting please search Wilmington NC real estate on www.cbbaker.com and enjoy information about our great town.  If you would like to search from your phone, just go to mobile.cbbaker.com

 

TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Timely Tips For Short Notice Home Showings

It’s a seller’s worst nightmare…the sink is full of dishes, the baby is crying — and an agent calls: “We’ll be there in two minutes. I have the perfect buyer for your house.” Before that overwhelming feeling of panic sets in, don’t despair! Here’s a quick roundup of easy pick-up tips to get your house in show-time shape in minutes.

Have A Game Plan

  • Assign responsibility for each room to a family member.
    When the “last-minute dash” starts, each person knows which room to straighten.
  • Plan your get-away.
    Know where you’ll go when you vacate the house for show time. Take the kids to the library, park, playground or to visit friends. Do your grocery shopping, pick up the dry cleaning or run other errands.

Whole-House Strategies

  • Perk up your carpets.
    Eliminate stray crumbs and dirt with a quick pick-up by a hand-held vacuum.
  • Turn on the lights.
    Light up dark corners and hallways. Even on sunny days, rooms show better when brightly lighted.
  • Open curtains and blinds.
    Let in as much natural light and good views as possible.

Kitchen Quickies

  • Use paper plates.
    A lot of people house hunt on their way home from work — at dinner time. Eat on, then toss, paper plates to avoid unsightly dirty dishes and speed clean-up time.
  • Put dinner in cold storage.
    If you’re caught with dinner on the table, shove the plates into the refrigerator. Re-heat in the microwave when prospects have gone.
  • Simmer some spices.
    Prepare a pot of cloves, cinnamon sticks and water. With only minutes to spare, bring your spices to a rapid boil, turn back immediately to simmer and your home will have a warm, inviting smell.
  • Try microwaving instead of baking.
    Keep your oven free of spatters by switching to microwave dinners.
  • Drain dishes in the dishwasher.
    Air-dry hand-washed dishes in the upper rack of the dishwasher to keep the sink and counter clutter-free.
  • Add sparkle and shine with spray cleaners.
    Wipe out cooking spills with a quick squirt of a grease-cutting spray cleaner and rub with a paper towel.

Laundry Disguises

  • Use the washer as a hideout.
    Put your dirty clothes in the washer until you have time to launder. Same goes for clean clothes that you don’t have time to fold — let them sit in the dryer instead of in a messy pile.
  • Try a laundry-basket disguise.
    If you have more laundry than you know what to do with, drop it in a basket, fold two large bath towels and place on top, and presto — laundry goes from messy to neat.

“Junk” Catchers?

  • Use under-bed storage boxes.
    For last-minute pick-ups, under-bed boxes are great catch-alls for toys, books, dirty socks, etc.
  • Have a bail-out box.
    Eliminate a frantic search for keys, wallet, dog’s leash and shoes when you are leaving to let the agent show the house. Keep a small box with pertinent items stashed in a handy place such as the coat-closet floor.

Make A Final Check?

Run through the home room by room, from top to bottom, to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

These are just a few of the ways to make your home sparkle and shine in a matter of minutes. If you are considering selling and would like more ideas on how to make your home show in its best possible light, please give us a call!

Gorgeous Andrews Reach | Wilmington NC real estate

Gorgeous New Listing in Andrews Reach.

Architectural delight.  This gracious floor plan offers a down stairs master bedroom with custom ceiling & luxury bath with multi jetted shower, Jacuzzi tub, & granite countertops. Enjoy spaciousness & light in this open floor plan with 10 ft ceilings down, great room with coffered ceiling & gas fireplace. Entertain in the gourmet kitchen with GE stainless Monogram appliances, 5 burner gas cook top, beautiful cabinets with granite counter tops, wet bar & wine cooler all opening into a keeping room & breakfast room. Formal occasions are special in the formal dining room with extensive wainscoting & moldings. Energy efficiency features include a conditioned sealed crawl space, LP tech shield roof sheathing, upgraded wall insulation, low e windows, & energy star rated appliances. This home is ready to move into with plantation shutters, bonus room, 3-car attached garage & beautiful fenced in back yard.  For more information please visit http://www.cbbaker.com/idx/residential/135514/ or on your mobile phone mobile.cbbaker.com

To Live on The Water Is Devine | Waterfront/View Short Sales | Wilmington NC real estate

To live on the water is devine…. Recent Short Sales in Wilmington NC.   Search from your phone on mobile.cbbaker.com …enjoy…

$70,000
0.89 Ac

Beautiful marsh front lot on the creek on almost an acre in Olde Point subdivision of Hampstead. 4 bedroom septic permit was in hand, but recently expired. Property is a short sale.

$99,000
0.13 Ac

Ocean Ridge oceanfront lot. Build your dream home in one of Topsail Island’s most exclusive oceanfront communities. Lot is within walking distance to the Ocean Ridge Community pool and clubhouse.

$100,900
3 Beds
2 Full Baths
0 Half Baths

Waterfront!!! Gardner’s dream! Hidden away in woodsy private dead end street setting.Elevated lot situated on creek with marsh and ICWW views from the creekside deck. Garden areas abound with…

$119,000
1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Oceanfront spacious 1bd 1ba condo at Great location! Situated middle Island Carolina Beach, this condo is a ground floor unit & has been beautifully decorated. Freshly painted. Located in…

$125,000
1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Enjoy condo beach living with the luxuries of a garage. This ocean and marshview unit has two decks, open kitchen/living area and just a block from Carolina Beach Pier and the infamous North…

To view all the Waterfront/View Short Sales visit my website link here…

Beach Music Extravaganza – Bald Head Island | Bring on the Fun! | Wilmington NC real estate

Beach Music Extravaganza – Labor Day Weekend on Bald Head Island.

Bald Head Island is truely a hidden gem of  the Wilmington NC area.  Reachable by boat or ferry it is worth the trip.  The weather should be beautiful for this weekends Beach Music Extravaganza.  Three fun filled days of music, shagging, Calabash food and beautiful scenery.  The Embers ( listen here)  will headline the Friday night show with a Calabash Bash.  Saturday there is a Labor Day picnic with Carl Newton and the 5th Avenue Band (listen here).  Sunday will be a Texas BBQ Dinner with the Band of Oz. (listen here).

Information about the weekend and prices can be found here….

To look at Bald Head Island real estate click here…

To view a video of Bald Head Island click here

To search all Wilmington NC area real estate, please visit www.cbbaker.com

Enjoy!

Visit The Loop | Wrightsville Beach | Wilmington NC real estate

Wrightsville Beach – FAQ’s – Official NC Tourism Site.

We invite you to visit Wilmington NC  and it’s beautiful beaches.  Wrightsville Beach is a treasured gem, with crystal clear water and white sand.  The waves have been perfect lately, even hosting the 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest  last weekend.  Surfers from around the world competed for a $20,000 purse. 

The John Nesbit “Loop” is a great place to walk around the island.  It is a 2.45 mile route through the village and salt marsh.  Everyone has a smile for you as you pass.  Here is a map of route…

There are volleyball, tennis courts and basketball courts  free to use.  Well kept baseball, flag football and soccer fields.

A new gazebow and stage is for Sounds of Summer Thursday night concerts and can be reserved.  Tonight Selah Dubb a tropical Reggae band will play.  Starts at 6 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy.  For more info about Wrightsville Beach please visit here….

Looking for waterfront property?  Here is our newest listing.  Please visit www.wrightsvillebeachwaterfront.com

To search all listings on Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington NC real estate please visit www.cbbaker.com

Say it is So…’One Tree Hill’ back for 9th Season

Locally filmed TV series ‘One Tree Hill’ picked up for ninth season | StarNewsOnline.com.

Fantastic news for the Wilmington NC area.  One Tree Hill has been picked up for the 9th season.  The decision was down to the wire, and we are glad that they have decided to to stay.  It is fun seeing filming around town, plus it is a bonus for our local economy.  Screen Gems is especially busy lately.  Two TV pilots were filmed here this year, Revenge and Hart of Dixie.  Piranha 3D,  Mysterious Island 3D and others have get the studio hopping.  Some of the actors and crew have bought homes in the area, which must mean they enjoy Wilmington.  A big welcome and if you want to search Wilmington NC real estate we invite you to visit www.cbbaker.com

Search Wilmington NC real estate on your phone

 

Search all Wilmington NC real estate from your phone.  If you are driving by a house and want to know the price, just TEXT 14059 TO 44133 and put in the name of the street and you will get instant information!  To view this listing in Windward Oaks you would TEXT 14056 TO 44133  and you will get information and virtual tour.  Wilmington NC real estate simple and easy for you.  To search Wilmington North Carolina homes online, please visit http://www.cbbaker.com.  To visit our blog please read more here Continue reading

Sparkling Waterfront Vistas | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Waterfront Wilmington NC Real Estate.

Real Estate Listings

The Cape Fear Region’s many miles of coastline, rivers and sounds offer a wide variety of fishing, watersports and boating activities. And, to maximize the regions waterfront enjoyment, there are many neighborhoods offering waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC with canals, boatslips, and or boatramps. We offer the latest, detailed information on all Wilmington NC waterfront homes and communities offered for sale in Wilmington, NC. So just sit back, relax and click any of these Wilmington waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now. The water is clear and beautiful in the Wilmington area.  Between the Cape Fear River, ICWW, sounds, and 3 beach areas you can find  the perfect home or vacation home on www.cbbaker.com  We would love to help you.

Update on Worlds Largest Christmas Tree | Wilmington NC real estate

December 30, 2010 –

An update on the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree and it’s future.  The tree location was picked by locals in a contest held by Town Commissioner J.E.L. ‘Hi Buddy’ Wade.  Two children picked the Hilton Tree and the prize for picking the location was a $5 gold piece, according to Ben Steelman of the Star News.  In 1959, 150,000 people from 11 foreign countries and 42 states ventured out to see the lighting of the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree. 

With talk of not continuing the tradition you have another chance to get a peek at the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree the lights will be on from 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31.  Hilton Park, 401 Hilton St. right next to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. 

Everyone’s favorite!  An 2010 update on our great World’s Largest Christmas Tree!.. Read more here…

The 79th annual lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmington’s Hilton Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish moss is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. It was first lit in 1928 with over 500 multicolored lights The tree lighting event was also celebrated by the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Santa. For the first time, the ornaments were hand made by local school students.

The world’s largest living Christmas tree is lit nightly and available for viewing between now and Christmas at 407 Hilton St. Wilmington, NC.

Kay Baker, a life long Top Realtor in Wilmington, NC brings local knowledge and experience to her valued clients. With her decades of experience in the Wilmington, NC real estate market, she can greatly benefit her buyer clients in choosing the perfect Wilmington NC neighborhood, in the negotiation process, obtain the best financing, obtain a home inspection and negotiate the repairs, and assist with the final closing preparations. Her sellers can also reap the rewards of a successful and aggressive Realtor that is always eager to sell their home at a record pace and for the most money possible. Kay has a long track record of selling homes quickly and exposes her listings on over 100 websites.

Kay has earned numerous awards for her outstanding production over the years including the prestigious Coldwell Banker President’s Elite Club.

Kay Baker may be contacted at kaybaker@ec.rr.com or www.cbbaker.com.