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Three Featured Local Lake Norman Area Businesses To Take Note Of

by Mayes Harris Team

Cornelius Drafthouse brings local brews to town.  With 15 taps (and more to come), ample seating and a homey feel, Cornelius Drafthouse is great for an after work pint or a quick place to fill your growler on your way home.

See full story on The Herald Weekly.

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Huntersville couple turns family recipe into spice business. Two-and-a-half years later, Rob Dixon has produced more than 1,400 bottles of Dixon Farm Flavorings, a mixture of salt, chili powder, mustard seed, cayenne pepper and other spices, which is now available in a dozen stores and online at Dixonfarmflavorings.

See full story on The Charlotte Observer.

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Inn captures bed-and-breakfast charm. The inn is located in the Davidson village center, within walking distance of Main Street shops and restaurants and across the way from the wooded campus of Davidson College.

Gordon said visitors have easy access to the same activities locals enjoy, including summer concerts, Davidson Community Players productions and the farmers market, and numerous greenways and trails for walking or biking.

See full story on The Herald Weekly.

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10 Steps To Take After You've Chose To List Your Home

by Mayes Harris Team



Step 1 - Hire A Real Estate Professional.  

This is your biggest investment most likely and why take chances? From an accountant to your family doctor, you need to do your research.  Start by -

  • Ask your family and friends for referrals.  Who have they worked with that they would recommend? 
  • Look for someone who is knowledgeable about the area your home is located in because you are not just selling your home you are also selling the location.  
  •  Ask questions during your interview of the agent or broker. Refer to "Five Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent."


Step 2 - Listing Agreement.  

Now that you have chosen who you will work with you will now need to sign the documents.  The agent/broker will go over the listing agreement with you in detail.



Step 3 - Preparation.  

Now it is time to have a walk through with said agent/broker if you haven't already.  He/she will most likely have suggestions for needed repairs, decluttering and/or maintenance projects to attend to before listing your home.  You will want to cooperate at this point because it will help in getting the most money in return for your home.



Step 4 - Staging. 

Depending on your timeframe for selling this may be an option that you will want to consider.  It is especially helpful if you have moved on and the property is vacant.  A lot of people have a real difficult time envisioning their life in an empty space.



Step 5 - Photos.

The day your home is scheduled to have photos is a very important time.  This is when your real estate agent/broker will be able to showcase your home to the online community.  Today ninety percent of home buyers begin their search online.  The photos will either attract or repeal potential buyers. 



Step 6 - Open Houses.

This is an area you will need to discuss with your agent.  Some believe in open houses strongly while others feel they are not worth the time.  If your agent suggests you go ahead then make a concerted effort to have your home warm and inviting the day of the open house.



Step 7 - Showings.  

Hopefully, your house will sell fairly quickly and in an ideal world you won't have too many showings, but it is important to make sure the home is presentable and all animals and people are out of the way when a showing occurs.



Step 8 - Offer.  

It is possible to receive more than one offer depending on the market, existing inventory and your home. When an offer comes in it is important to be available immediately.  Make sure your agent/broker has plenty of ways to communicate with you at all times. 



Step 9 - Acceptance.  

Once there has been an accepted offer you are closer to the sale, but there's a few more obligations to be met.  

  1. Loan approval. 
  2. Appraisal will be scheduled.
  3. Inspections will also be scheduled.
  4. Final walkthrough.
  5. Closing day!!


Step 10 - Closing.

Appear at closing.  Sign documents. Thank your real estate agent/broker or better yet, write them a testimonial as that is what will help them service others.

Things To Do For Your Dad In Lake Norman

by Mayes Harris Team


Dads and Moms are the two most important people in our lives. We just recognized our Moms and now it is time for our Dads to receive some attention.  Let's show them how important they are to us and our families. Here is a list of things you could do with your Dad in the Lake Norman area.

Watch "The Monuments Men" with your Dad

Catching the movie "The Monuments Men" with your Dad is the best way for you to kick off the celebrations. The event which will be held at Cornelius Town Hall Lawn, near the Catawba Avenue on June 20th, is a must attend for you and your Dad. Simply grab your lawn chairs and have a nice relaxing evening viewing an iconic movie together.

Go Back in Time – Fish for Father’s Day

Remember the good old days when you went on fishing trips with your Dad? Well, it’s time you return the favor and take your Dad for a fishing day in Lake Norman. The Lake is popular for being a hot spot for prized fish catches. Take your Dad and come to Lake Norman for a fulfilling fishing experience re-living the good old days with him.

Spend Time with your Dad, in a Smooth Boat Ride

Boating is one of the favorite past times in the Lake Norman area. Pack you bags and get ready to go on a boat ride with your Dad.  Get ready to spend some quality time with him, where he gets all your attention and time. Hop on one of the many boats for rent in Lake Norman and make sure this Father’s Day your Dad feels really special.

A Father is special and so make sure this Father’s Day you celebrate his presence in your life.

Plan Your 4th of July 2015 In Charlotte & Surrounding Areas

by Mayes Harris Team

Here are a few festivals and Charlotte Area activities plus, of course, firework shows.  If you know of some we’ve missed we hope you’ll let us know so we can add them.


Lake Wylie Fireworks

Saturday, July 4th - about 9:15 p.m., at Buster Boyd Bridge.

Annual Fourth of July fireworks display celebrating Independence Day, coordinated by the Lake Wylie Chamber.


Lake Norman Fireworks -

Lake Norman: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., at Peninsula Golf and Yacht Clubs, Harbor Light Road, Cornelius. July 4th.


SkyShow Charlotte at BB&T Ballpark

Saturday, July 4th at BB&T Ballpark. Baseball, fireworks and fun.  Make a day of it!!

First pitch for the game is at 6:05 p.m. as Team USA take on Cuba.

Veterans and Active Military will be honored with a patriotic flag ceremony immediately following the game, thanks to News Talk 1110 WBT.

Afterward, you won’t want to miss the largest fireworks display in the Southeast with the SkyShow Fireworks!


Celebrate America (With Fireworks!)

Friday, July 3rd at Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte.

This star-spangled celebration of American Independence features all the patriotic favorites--"America the Beautiful," "God Bless America," and more--plus a "Back to the Fifties" medley and some of Michael Jackson's greatest hits. FIREWORKS END THE SHOW!


USNWC‘s 4th of July Festival -

A two-day celebration featuring outdoor adventure, live music, and spectacular firework displays. Musical performances on the Belmont Abbey Island stage will take place in the afternoon and evening, followed by a stunning firework display over the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Bring out your blanket or chairs, pick out a great viewing spot and enjoy the show.


Bojangles' Summer Shootout - Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Summer Shootout

Fans will see fireworks on and off the track as Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off a busy Fourth of July week with the very best Legend Car and Bandolero racers from across the country battling on the front stretch quarter-mile. The Tuesday night spectacular will feature a Champ truck display and a huge fireworks extravaganza to wrap up a full evening of racing.


Plaza Midwood 4th of July Pig Pickin –  

Saturday, July 4th – Check out their Facebook page for details – July Pig Pickin - 1218 Gordon Street, Charlotte, Plaza Midwood


July 4th Celebration at Birkdale Village -

Activities include bike decorating, face painting, a clown bounce, children's arts and crafts, a parade in Birkdale, water fight between fire stations, music, food, and a whole lot of fun!


Whatever you choose to do the Mayes Harris Realty Team wishes you a safe and Happy July 4th!!


3 Things to Do in Lake Norman, North Carolina

by Mayes Harris Team

If you have decided to spend your vacation in Lake Norman, North Carolina, or have plans to visit a relative or friend here, you should know how to make the most of your trip. The Inland Sea of North Carolina is a fun and exciting place that has many area attractions, including museums, parks, spas, theaters, art galleries, night clubs, etc. 

We are listing three things which speak to the variety of activities you should expect on your next visit to Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Spend Some Peaceful Time at a Spa

Holidays are the time to pamper yourself and relax your mind and body. The Lake Norman spas are sure to offer you the best spa experience you will ever have. Spend an hour or two at a salon or spa and relax your tensed muscles with a customized massage. Do not forget to book an appointment a day before to avoid waiting for long hours. 

Many spas and salons offer all-inclusive deals in summers, which are very cost-effective. Make sure to visit the website of a spa of your choice to get the most benefit of those deals.

Here's a few to choose from -

Savvy Salon & Day Spa

Charlotte & Lake Norman's Premium Hair Salon and Day Spa.

Address: 20430 W. Catawba Avenue, #2, Cornelius, NC 28031

Phone:  (704) 895-0404


Ahlara International -

Renew . . . Restore . . . Replenish!

Address: 155 Joe Knox Avenue, Mooresville, NC 28117

Phone: (704) 662-0946


Bella Lago Salon & Spa

Bella Lago is an experience like no other in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area. 

Address: Mooresville Town Square, 550 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117

Phone: (704) 658-3330


Shop All Day Long In Lake Norman

Whether you are a serious shopper or just a window shopper, Lake Norman has something to offer everyone. The area has a number of shopping malls that offer a variety of shopping experiences. Get the most advantage of summer sales and buy your favorite designer outfit this summer.

If you are an active antique collector, you are surely going to love the treasures hidden in the antique stores of Lake Norman, North Carolina.

For a guide to the shopping areas in Lake Norman, please click over to the "Visit Lake Norman" website where you can download a shopping tour map.

Image from Visit Lake Norman.


Explore the Rustic Trails of Lake Norman

Lake Norman is the best vacation spot for individuals who want to enjoy natural scenes. Take part in any activity that you enjoy from biking on the Greenways to relaxing in the largest outdoor playground in North Carolina.


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