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Reasons Why Selling During The Holidays Is A Good Thing!

by Mayes Harris Team


If you are in the situation of having to list your home during the holidays then be rest assured you are not alone.  There are several reasons to look upon this situation positively and here's just a few of them.


1.  This is the time of year when the serious buyers are out.

You have people who are transferring for jobs in January.  Some people have waited until their holiday vacation so they can house hunt together.  Investors are out looking to buy their next project. Also, some people want to purchase before the end of the year for tax purposes.


2.  Homes can look very inviting due to their holiday decor.   

A well-decorated home with neutral holiday decor and lights can evoke warm emotions and when people have emotional ties to a home then they are willing to make a stronger offer. 


3. Holiday scents have a wonderful way of making the space cozy and cheerful. 

Do be careful not to go overboard with scented candles and such, however, cookies freshly baked or a pie just out of the oven is a beautiful aroma upon entering a home.  If you want to really treat the people looking or if your real estate agent is hosting an open house, then you might want to set out plates, leave a fresh pot of coffee, juice or water bottles and a note inviting them to partake.  That time to linger can be an advantage for you but consult your real estate agent beforehand.  


4. There's less competition during the holidays. 

Many people will have taken their homes off the market during the holidays and so with less inventory your home will be more likely to stand out.


5. Neighborhoods look better this time of year. 

Holidays are a time of year when people go for drives just to see the neighborhoods' decorations and Lake Norman neighborhoods definitely deliver an abundant supply of beauty! You'll find wreaths, twinkling lights and garnished trees.  Neighborhoods definitely look their best this time of year.


It is truly a wonderful time to list your home.  Contact me today if you are in the Lake Norman area and have a real estate need. Let my team assist you in selling your Lake Norman  area home.


Halloween Lake Norman Style!

by Mayes Harris Team

The Ghost Walk of Davidson will get you in the mood for Halloween. This is a historic walking tour in the town of Davidson which lasts about 2 hours long.  While strolling through the town of  Davidson you will listen to stories about the local history, ghost stories and local haunts. A really enjoyable event to include in your Halloween list of to do's.


Next up is the 2015 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze.  This is an annual family event of which all locals look forward to.  It is one of the largest corn mazes in the southeast.  You MUST experience this.


Also, not to be missed is Rural Hill's Halloween Fun on October 24th.  There will be children's games, arts and crafts, bounce house, pumpkin patch, face painting, live music, food, costume contest and more. Another fun family event.

Don't forget about the Monster Mash Halloween Cruise.  This cruise is held ON Halloween, October 31st from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. There will be a live dj, dance music, costume contest and more.  Check it out.

For those who like to be scared you will want to include the Ghost Walk Haunted Trail which is open October 23rd to October 24th from 7 to 10 pm.  This is held at the Latta Plantation.  Visit their website to learn more - Latta Plantation. 

We almost forgot about the 4th Annual Halloween Costume Pawty at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew in Cornelius. There will be raffles, costume contests and gift baskets. Bring your 4 legged children to this event on October 24th.

ON Halloween the town of Davidson will host a Halloween parade for the kids. It is called the Halloween March on Main Street.  It starts at 5 pm with families lining up at Town Hall to parade along Main Street to receive treats from vendors, merchants and organizations.


Don't Miss The Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015!!

by Mayes Harris Team

For 8 weekends in October and November, people can experience the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace.  This is a festival which draws nearly 190,000 people annually and is fun for the ENTIRE family.

So if you are interested in jousting knights on horseback -




Renaissance Entertainment -



Abundant choices of food -


There's just so much fun to be had.  So come on out!! 

Saturdays & Sundays, Oct 3rd - Nov 22nd, 2015
16445 Poplar Tent Rd Huntersville, NC, 28078
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, FREE Parking, Open Rain or Shine, No Pets Please
Toll Free (877) 896-5544 or (704) 896-5555



The Best RE Conference Is Real Estate And Here's Why

by Mayes Harris Team

In real estate, one must possess a fierce dedication to life-long learning.  If you are not staying on top of technology advancements and industry changes then you will quickly be left in the dust.  With this in mind, finding a conference is not hard, but finding a conference with substance and one that provides information from "producing" agents is what can be difficult.  I try to pick and choose the best ones to attend.  



My absolute favorite conference is the one I just recently attended in Seattle and that's called "Real Estate Success Rocks."  It is hosted by Patrick Lilly of The Patrick Lilly Team in NYC. He is a leader in the real estate industry and as such has attracted the best, top-producing Realtors in North America.  Every year hundreds of Realtors gather together to share what they are using in their business which has made them successful.  This year was no exception and I'm extremely excited about incorporating what I've learned into my business.  Contact me today if you are in the Lake Norman NC or surrounding area and need real estate assistance.  


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