Summer Newsletter - 2018

Bostic, NC 2018 - Summer

Following the wettest Spring on record… Now this… As if the heavens conspired against Golden Valley Sales it rained, it rained and rained and rained nearly every weekend. Weekends are important to us at McCall’s Real Estate, that’s when our buyers have time to come and see property, but most of them don’t want to get wet. Only three properties sold between June 1 and August 31 in the four Fall Creek Developments and we represented the sellers in all three. There was one sale reported for Fox Gate and one in Cobblestone and that’s it for all the subdivisions in Bostic. It was, however, great for the flowers.
Local News - Summertime
Pony Fun in the Sun: Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted a week of pony competitions the last week in June and ran the American Hobby Horse Finals. This is always such fun for the children and families, although it has nothing to do with this month’s edition I am posting for fun. Do take yourselves over there and enjoy the events.
Land Sales in Gated Communities
Ouch-Ouch-Ouch. Three major holdups on land sales.
1. Lenders - Carolina Farm Credit is the only lender I know that will loan money on vacant land and they want 30% to 40% down depending on your good credit rating.
2. Septic Permits - the health department is working weeks out for septic permits, which now cost $750 and include well and septic, and the house must be staked out. This has made it difficult for investors. (It would help enormously if you still have a copy of the septic permit you received when you purchased the property.)
3. Competition - there is land from $5,000 and up for sale in Bostic right now in some of the Fall Creek Land Developments.
Zillow News

If you're listed with McCall's you can see your listing on Zillow and see how your listing is preforming. Go to and type your address in the search window. It will open to your address page. At the top choose owner view, then scroll down and pick view metrics. Ta dah. You'll see how many people are looking at your listing online, but bear in mind this is for one MLS so that's just one side of your listing. Your listing will be in not one, but two MLSs.

Zillow is an all inclusive real estate platform and companies can opt in or out. I don't know why you wouldn't want your listings on Zillow, but some companies do not. Zillow is permission based advertising and uses our MLS data to present our listings to buyers. Buyers will see the listing with three or four agents to the right of it. These are agents who pay for advertising with the exception of the Listing Agent who appears first in the line up. Sometimes when a buyer clicks through to ask an agent to contact them they may get three calls from three agents. If you want me click my picture or better yet, reach out to me directly.
What's for sale in the neighborhood? Click on Subdivision Search, choose your neighborhood and you'll see all of the available inventory that's in the Rutherford County MLS. Check out the competition anytime. FACTOID - Not every Realtor is in the local MLS. Some firms are solely in the Carolina's Regional MLS and some aren't in either the local or the regional MLS, but belong to their own county's MLS. While listing with an out-of-area agent will put your listing out on the major platforms, it will not put you in the local websites. If it's not in the local MLS it's not on my website or on any local websites. My listings are on their (CRMLS) websites, but their's are not on mine. Remember, Real Estate is still a hyper-local business. Other agents are my best customers.
Here are some of our listings.
Strictly Business
McCall’s Real Estate is a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. We believe that supporting the local Chamber benefits the local economy. 

The Chamber has some great links for area buyers.
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Karen D. McCall REALTOR®, ePro®
371 Cherry Mountain Road
Bostic, NC 28018

828 245-9003