Remove Pet Stains from Hardwood Floors

A hardwood floor’s finish is designed to protect it from unwanted moisture, but pet stains are trickier to clean. Even if pets have never wet the floor, they may think they have to mark over pet stains from previous households. Pets will also return to their own previously “marked” areas. If you get there in […]

Housing Forecast for 2018

There’s nothing like a new year to pump enthusiasm into your life, so what do the experts say about the housing forecast? Unemployment remains low: Despite tens of thousands of people losing their homes as well as businesses and hospitality services crippled due to the storms, the unemployment rate remains at a low 4.2 percent, according […]

Using Gifts for A Down Payment

Merry Christmas, homebuyer! Don’t cash Mom and Dad’s check yet! Your loan could be denied if the money isn’t carefully documented. Why? Gifts can cause confusion. Is your parents’ money a gift or a loan? Unless the terms are clearly defined, don’t mix the gift with your own funds. It alters your bank statements and […]

Family & friends in town for the holidays? Check out these events!

Thanksgiving is around the corner! If you are hosting guests this holiday season check out some of these fun things to do in the area: The Polar Express Train Ride The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a […]

Preparing a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Few winter delights beat the crackling sound and soothing aromas of a wood-burning fire. As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, make sure your fireplace and your fire-building skills are ready in time for cozy gatherings. Have a chimney sweep company check your chimney for birds’ nests and other debris that could block smoke from […]

Halloween on the Plaza

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Cancer Sucks Co-Ed Softball Tournament

Over seven years ago Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtor® Marty Huskins received news that one of his dearest childhood friends, Amanda Eller Williams, and close family friend Regina Deyton Webster had been diagnosed with cancer. Amanda was like a sister to Marty and in Regina’s words “Marty is yet another one of my adopted children!” True to […]

Need to Know: Dog Etiquette in Home Sales

This post is by guest author Pam Summers, dogetiquette.info. The decision to sell your home probably didn’t come lightly, and you’d likely prefer to sell as quickly as possible to not only minimize the stress, but the nostalgia too. However, selling a home where a furry, four-legged resident resides comes with it’s own set of […]

You’re Invited! Connestee Falls Wine Tasting Open House on September 28th

Thursday, September 28th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Special Homes in Connestee Falls 1317 SOQUILI DRIVE A Custom Arts and Crafts style mountain home boasting with creativity. 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath, 4,045 Sq. Ft.. Formal dining, Office Breakfast room, Bonus Room and Workshop. New Price $535,000 Sample Wines and Artisan Cheeses! http://matrix.carolinamls.com/DE.asp?k=782151XSXPK&p=DE-58232228-960 3098 […]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ranked Highest for Repeat Home Seller Satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, announced that the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network ranked “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in the J.D. Power 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM. The 10th annual study measured customer satisfaction among the nation’s largest real estate brokerage companies and their […]

Rolling In With Relief

Our hearts and minds have been with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty is supporting a relief effort spearheaded by team members at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices United Properties in Baton Rouge, LA. “Rolling In With Relief” is a partnership between United Properties, PODs of Louisiana and The City of Central. […]

Western North Carolina solar eclipse

Our future may be bright, but that’s not why we are wearing these shades. This coming Monday, August 21st our Bryson City and Brevard offices are in prime locations to observe the total solar eclipse. Below are some fun facts and quick tips about this rare celestial event, enjoy! Ditch your designer sunglasses! To safely observe the […]

A sneak peek at our new Brevard Office

Brevard, NC and Transylvania County as a whole are enriched in mountain art and culture. It’s no surprise then that our new Brevard office has been designed to capture and reflect that spirit and beauty. There’s an air of excitement at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty. On September 1st, we move our Brevard office […]

There truly is no place like home

There is a place where everyone wants to go. People long for it, write to it, compose songs about it and say “there’s no place like it.” We can help you reach this place. If you haven’t seen it on TV yet, click play on the video above to check out our latest Berkshire Hathaway […]

Locate All the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Offices!

Our brand-new residential and commercial affiliate map displaying Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliates and locations is now available. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Great Smokys Realty covers Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Transylvania County, providing you with full-coverage and exclusive access to prime Western North Carolina real estate. Are you looking to buy or sell outside the area? No problem. We can connect […]

Prestige Magazine: Summer Highlights

From timely editorial to spectacular property listings, enjoy perusing the pages of Prestige – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Luxury Collection & Resort Properties magazine. AMERICAN DREAM PERSONIFIED by Camilla McLaughlin Log homes were brought to the United States centuries ago, but the once modest and rustic structures have evolved into sophisticated and often luxurious properties. Whether […]

You’re Invited! Open House on Sunday, June 25th

An open house for 298 S. Country Club Rd is being held on Sunday, June 25th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Berkshire Hathaway HomesServices Great Smokys Realty agent Jan Newsome will be hosting and serving **Mango Champagne and Chocolate Truffles**. Stop by and take a tour! Click here for Driving Directions Welcome to 298 S. Country Club Rd Nestled high on a knoll […]

Homeowner Sentiment Survey

Confidence in Real Estate Market Rises; Interest Rate Concerns Remain in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey #GoodToKnow Survey also finds that satisfaction with the U.S. economy increased across all age groups, and homebuyers report a surprising key factor in the home-buying process IRVINE, CA (May 17, 2017) – Optimism toward the U.S. economy […]

Mugshots & Margaritas

“Say Cheers!” It won’t be hard to smile for these photos. You’re invited to our Mugshots & Margaritas event on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. For only $5, come have your head shot updated by a professional photographer while enjoying drinks and appetizers. Click here to RSVP! The event will be held at our Waynesville […]