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4100 Five Oaks 13

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Offered at $314,900 this 2800 square foot home offers lots of value added features. This Grove Park beauty boasts five bedrooms and three full baths. There is a main level bathroom and bedroom for those needing a bedroom on the first floor. Inside there are gracious living spaces and the outside living oasis will make you say WOW.  Grove Park is nestled just five minutes from Research Triangle Park. The drive is mostly country roads so you can avoid the head ache that is I-40 at rush hour. Additionally, Grove Park is an easy 11 minutes to Duke and Downtown Durham and Falls Lake. So, yes you may have the best of all worlds. Call us today for a private tour. Learn more at www.TeamMichaelSullivan.com 

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8013 Goldenrain Way Raleigh

Walk to Umstead State Park from this charming and well upgraded 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse. The kitchen is a cook’s delight and you’ll love spending time relaxing and enjoying the pond in the backyard. ???????????????????????????????

Offered at $179,900

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Yes, that’s right, you can bike or bus to Duke from 710 C Constitution Drive Durham, NC 27705. Offered at $175,000 this 2100 square foot townhouse styled condominium brings a whole host of value added features to the table.  Some of those features are:

  • A wall of glass with wooded views
  • Four bedrooms one on the main level.  This main level space is very flexible.
  • An open and flowing floor plan perfect for entertaining,
  • An amazing amount of closet space
  • Two and a half baths
  • Fresh paint through out
  • New range
  • Newer 15 Seer heat pump
  • Dramatic vaulted ceilings
  • A large community club house which can be used for entertaining. There is a full kitchen
  • A beautiful community in ground pool
  • Tennis courts
  • The location, 5 minutes from Duke and the VA, 15 from RTP, 10 to Downtown Durham
  • Ample deck space
  • A peaceful yet convenient location

Interested in learning more?  Seeing more photos?  Visit our web site at TeamMichaelSullivan.com or call us 919-493-7633

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After twenty two years of selling homes you’d think that I’d seen it all.  Maybe? Close?  I don’t know. I am still amazed at what happens.

In spite of the fact that as both a buyer’s agent and listing agent I endeavor to impart clear expectations to buyers, buyer’s agents and home owners; sometimes I’m just plain surprised by what happens or doesn’t happen when a property is shown.  So, I’ll attempt to impart some wisdom here in this forum.

To home buyers here are some common sense do’s when viewing another person’s home. Keep your children under control if they’re looking at homes with you. It is not acceptable for young children to flop on furniture, this includes beds. Please prevent your children from opening cupboards, refrigerators, playing with toys, hiding in closets and under beds or turning on electronic devises.  This would also include “disco lighting” he house by rapidly turning off and on lights.  It is also very bad form to allow anyone in your party to bring food, drinks and snacks into a property being viewed.  This would include you. Please leave pets alone too, many pets bite or scratch when faced with strangers.   Finally, don’t use the bathroom; I know that this is a tough one given the excitement of viewing homes but it is just bad manners to use the loo without permission.

Agents working with buyers and showing them homes should be in tune to what their clients are doing and should know their stuff. Get your chin up out of the MLS data or off your tablet and use memory and top of mind techniques to tell the buyer about the property. Start your showings by removing your shoes, if you model this behavior your buyers will follow suit. Make sure all doors are locked when you’re finished showing and LEAVE THE HOME EXACTLY AS YOU FOUND IT. If lights were on, leave them on, if off then turn them back off. Educate your clients about acceptable behaviors and be aware that many owners use recording devices to review what’s happening in their home whilst they’re away.  Finally a good buyer’s agent should provide brief and impersonal feedback after showings. I find that a simple statement telling whether the buyer is interested or not will suffice. Good listing agents really don’t want to read nitpicky personally motivated mess about what you think and especially what you can’t qualify with data.

Home sellers should ensure that valuables are tucked away and out of site. Horizontal surfaces, closets and cupboards should be clutter free and the home in general should be well organized.  Even the brightest of homes should burn lights like a commercial for Duke Energy. Heating and air conditioning should be set at comfortable levels and the water should be on, just in case someone uses the loo, even though they shouldn’t.  Owners should also freely share any transgressions as outlined previously in this post along with anything else that’s amiss with their listing agent.

Yes, I’ve seen a lot; buyers attempting to change a diaper on a dining room table, children hiding under beds, home owners hiding under beds and in closets, folks showing up to view a home with an open cup of coffee and lots of muddy shoes. I’ve been bitten by a cat, chased by a Doberman pincer, terrified by a snake inside a home on a stair step and walked in on folks behaving intimately even though I had a confirmed appointment. Some good common sense can make the home buying and selling experience a happy one.  Interested in buying or selling a home?  Call or email me.

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4 Bevel Court Durham NC 27704

This spacious and wonderful home is just minutes to RTP, Duke, Downtown Durham and RDU International airport.
The yard and landscape are loaded with special and beautiful plants. Inside you’ll find large rooms with vaulted ceilings, three full baths, a main level owner’s suite and a terrific bonus room/fourth bedroom upstairs.
The level lot and cul de sac street offer safe play space.
http://www.TeamMichaelSullivan.com

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It’s hard to believe that we’re at April already.  According to REALTOR.org March 20, 2014 home prices continue to show solid growth but nationally home sales continue to lag edging down .04 percent in February. The REALTORS, blame weather. I’m not too sure about that. Michael blames a still soft employment market and ok, the weather too.

 March 2013 vs. March 2014 closed residential real estate statistics for the entire RTP region, from Triangle Multiple Listing:

 2013

2292 closed sales, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2177 square feet, $235,718 list price, $229,673 sale price, 105 days on market.

2014

2214 closed sales, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2153 square feet, $245,641 list price, $240,168 sale price, 90 days on market.

 Know someone who’s thinking about buying, selling or leasing real estate?  Refer them to us. 

 Remember…

We’re promoting our Team Michael Sullivan Facebook page, if you like it by May 1, 2014 we’ll enter you into a drawing for a $500 Home Depot gift card.  Good news is you don’t have to live in the RTP region to be in the drawing.

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