If you are thinking of selling - it's a great time!
The buzzword for our current market is "inventory". We have so many buyers waiting for homes to come on the market. If you're thinking of selling, call us and we will do a market analysis on your home within 24 hours. You may be shocked to see what $$$ you could get for your home in this market.
February 2021 MLS Statistics
THE ARGIROFF GROUP DOES IT AGAIN IN 2020!
We are pleased to share our team was awarded the Platinum Award for sales during the 2020 year and placed #12 amongst all North & South Carolina Keller Williams Teams. This award means the world to us as it reminds us, we were able to assist in making our buyers & sellers dreams come true.
" Kathleen is fantastic to work with even from a distance. Our full-time home is in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. We started our home search with a visit to OBX in September. Kathleen had several houses lined up for us to see. She is very laid back and easy to work with. She had a lot of recommendations about the homes we saw including amenities renters appreciate most and upgrades/repairs likely needed with the properties. We did not choose a house that weekend and our search continued online and via FaceTime. Kathleen went out of her way to tour homes with us via FaceTime so we could keep up with the seller's market from afar. She gave us great advice through the offer process and was honestly as disappointed as we were when a couple offers were turned down. When we made an accepted offer, Kathleen, Alex and their team were fantastic in lining up all the details so we could make the most of our due diligence time. With the craziness of the OBX market this year, they really went above and beyond helping us secure an appraisal and deal with our mortgage lender. We truly cannot thank Kathleen, Alex and their team enough for helping us find our new home at the beach. We highly recommend working with them and we would definitely work with them again! "
Do you own a 2nd home on the OBX?
There are two groups for non-resident homeowners you may find helpful.
They are private so you will have to request access, but it is a great spot to find referrals for a good vendor. You can find anything from signs, plumbers, insurance agents etc. There is also lots of dialogue/advice for people that decide to manage their property on their own instead of using a property manager.
OBX non-resident homeowners - Free to Join
Outer Banks Owners Alliance - This Group Cost $100 to Join
List of 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Names
THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFULLY BUYING A HOME IN THIS MARKET!
1 Before you start your search Get Pre-Approved (not pre-qualified) for an OBX home – if you do not have a lender you are working with, you will love our local guy Beau Spivey with US Bank 252-337-4961. Share your price range for a home with your agent and have a pre-approval letter available.
2 Secure an experienced agent (The Argiroff Group)
3 Now it is time for you & your agent to get started in finding your Dream OBX home. Share what it is you are looking for with your agent such as your favorite towns, your price range and any other criteria that is important to you in a home. Our inventory is low but if you have a good agent, they will be on top of all new listings that come on the market for YOU. If you live out of town, ask your agent to facetime the home to you. If it is your dream home, get ready to take the plunge and be prepared to write an offer on the home that day. Most of our homes are going under contract day 1 to day 5. Don’t let a home you love get away from you!
4 Offer Time - in this market you need to be competitive. Refer to our recent article: Ways to get your offer accepted in this Market
5 Congrats, your offer is accepted, now what! Get inspections (pest, septic, home) & officially apply for your loan.
6 Closing day! In the state of North Carolina you can take possession of the home once it is recorded not once you sign the paperwork. Most of our homes record at the end of the day on the same day you sign.
Spring is almost here! Look what the OBX has going on...
March 24th: Join in any Wednesday for the Historic Old Manteo Candlelight Walking Tour. You will experience a mix of local lore and exciting tales spanning over 400 years – a great experience for all.
April 2nd to 3rd: The Easter Bunny will be at Kitty Hawk Kites @Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. Come join in the FUN for their Easter Egg Hunt.
April 2nd to 3rd: The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo is also having a fun Easter event. Explore the gardens while being on the look out for sweet prize-filled eggs. Spots are limited, so you may want to purchase tickets online right away.
April 6th: Island Farm Opening Day! Experience hearth cooking, blacksmithing demonstrations and fresh-made corn cakes. Farm Animals and plenty of games for the kids.
April 16th-18th: The Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. SAVE THE DATE on this one, it is our favorite event of the year. The local restaurants bring their A game for a weekend of food, drinks & fun. If you are a fan of our local food, you will also love this event!
Get to know Marion Siefferman
Our Wonderful Client Services Coordinator
Marion has been in the real estate field for the last 20 years and keeps us all straight. If you have bought or sold a home with the Argiroff Group, more than likely you have had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.
What is your proudest accomplishment? I've had a few besides the obvious of motherhood and marriage, I would say receiving a "Mentor" award from a Boy Scout (which is the highest honor a leader can receive in my eyes, it made me cry & speechless which is rare), and making a name for myself in my career.
What is your favorite restaurant on the OBX? For food & sociability Jolly Roger, for food Fuji & Lone Cedar.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? I should have several actually...Don't let my kindness fool you for weakness or My mother says "Cute, Sassy & a little smart assy or Handle with care", Blair says "Open Carefully".
Favorite thing to do on a day off? Wait, what is a day off? ha ha - probably say not answering my phone, relaxing & getting housework done or spending time outdoors with my scouts.
What song would you say best sums you up? Hands down "This is Me" from the Greatest Showman movie soundtrack.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A little of both, but lean more towards extrovert.
New Business in Town
Ever dream of having a water slide at one of your summer barbeques. NOW YOU CAN!
Check out - OBX Party Inflatables
PACE HOME INTERIORS, INC.
Jen & Laurel
757-406-1861 | email@example.com
I had a decorating quandary at my home this month and didn’t worry because I knew I had the contact information for the two best Decorators on the OBX, Jen & Laurel with PACE INTERIORS. A great team that can walk into your home and tell you some simple things that need to be addressed to bring your home up to date to working with your builders on fixtures, layouts, paint colors, furniture etc. They do it all! Spring is coming…give them a call.
FYI: I love the colors they picked out for my living room: Sherwin Williams “Snowbound” for my walls, “High Reflective White” for the ceilings, and “West Highland White” for the trim. It all came perfectly together.