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Hard to believe it has been more than a month since my last post. Have had a lot going on. No, I wasn’t impacted much by the hurricane(s), just been busy with the showing and listing of properties and conducting due diligence for those that are under contract. Its a good problem to have.

What is interesting is that more and more folks are looking for property here in the western North Carolina mountains as a getaway place, bugout property, or family compound.  As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, I had multiple last minute appointments with prospects from Florida fleeing the storm saying they want an escape place. Its a trend I’ve seen over the past several years. I had one closing recently in which the buyer had closed on the sale of her home in Houston the Tuesday before Hurricane Harvey hit. She moved out Saturday morning as the storm approached and she’s now the proud owner of 131 acres here in our mountains.

Given the recent spat of hurricanes, it should remind us to always be prepared. As Irma approached, we weren’t caught up in the rush to the grocery or hardware stores because we were already prepared. Yet at the same time, it allowed us to review our preparations and make notes of ways to improve.

That’s it for now. Thank you for the calls and emails, and stay ready! Let us know how we can assist you in your search or sale.