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Welcome to Flat Fee Realty, your source for help in buying or selling a home without hassle!

We are an independently-owned, Triangle based company, committed to helping people like you by simplifying the process of buying and selling homes.

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We also offer more traditional, full-service NC real estate services if you decide you would like more assistance.


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Terry McDonald ‐ Owner • Broker • REALTOR®
Helping Buyers and Sellers Get it Done Right!

After 20 years of running his own custom home construction and Real Estate development companies, Terry changed careers in 2006 and concentrates solely on helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Employing his vast amount of knowledge and experience on your behalf will give you an advantage in your search for a new home or sale of your existing residence. Terry is currently a member of the Top Producers Council and frequently exchanges thoughts and ideas of our current market conditions with other Top Producers. We are confident that Terry will be the Real Estate Professional that you are looking for, offering the total package when it comes to knowledge, experience, and professionalism in the Real Estate marketplace. Terry will work long hours to accomplish all of your goals and provide service beyond your expectation. Terry looks forward to meeting you in person to discuss your Real Estate needs and helping you to achieve them.

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6 Tips to Sell a Home in the Tight Triangle Market

Posted on May 14, 2015 by imusocialmedia

Rocking Chair Porch, khongkitwiriyachan, freedigitalphotos.netNorth Carolina summers are great for a lot of things: cookouts, days at the beach, and campfires are just a few of them. And although the warmer months tend to see a large uptick in real estate activity, it is a very active time for home sales. Increased inventory, higher interest rates, and lower investor demand mean that the peak season can benefit local buyers, not sellers. While selling in the summer can be tricky, there’s still a lot of potential for homes priced correctly and properly marketed. The dedicated listing agents at Flat Fee Realty want to help sellers in Raleigh, Cary, and the beyond get the highest price for their homes in the least amount of time.

Check out these six important tips from Flat Fee Realty:

  • Let the light in: Take advantage of longer daylight hours by removing heavy draperies and leaving blinds open.
  • Stay open late: In the summer, many buyers are apt to skip out of work a little early and stay out later. Although it might not be convenient, consider being amenable to twilight or evening.
  • Use natural fragrances: While vanilla and cinnamon are popular cold-weather scents, summer calls for lighter, airier varieties like those from fresh cut flowers or honeysuckle vines. As an added benefit, these delicate scents won’t overwhelm sensitive noses.
  • Keep the air moving: North Carolina summers are notorious for heat waves. Offer weary buyers a respite from the heat by keeping the AC a touch cooler than normal. If any rooms feature ceiling fans, make sure they stay on.
  • Create outdoor living spaces: If the home features protected outdoor areas, like a screened porch or patio with an awning, move some indoor furniture outside to highlight its livability.
  • Accent accordingly: Change out dark throw pillows, rugs, and decorative accents for light or bright summer hues.

The top season to sell real estate is the spring, followed by the fall. The summer months come in third, due to the many distractions like summer vacations, school breaks, and other activities. But life doesn’t wait, and many sellers simply need to sell in June, July or August. For those motivated sellers, the tips above are just a few of the steps to lure summer buyers out of their hammocks and into a contract.

One thing not mentioned above? Choosing the right real estate agent! The listing agents at Flat Fee Realty provide the professional guidance necessary to close a sale in any season. Contact an agent at Flat Fee Realty today!


This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

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