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RE/MAX Carolina's Region Special Award Announcement

by Randy Dockery

A Letter from the RE/MAX Regional Vice President dated February 21, 2011 to Randy Dockery.

Dear Randy:

Congratulations, I'm very pleased to announce that you've earned the prestigious designation of being the RE/MAX Carolina's Region #1 Commissions Paid - Commercial Individual, in North Carolina.

This is a tremendous accomplishment and even more extraordinary given the vast challenges within the real estate industry during the past year. Your clients are fortunate to work with such a successful and dedicated professional, and we are even more privileged to have you in the RE/MAX family.

We sincererly appreciate your support of the RE/MAX organization.

Warm regards and best wishes for 2011!

Kerron Stokes

Regional Vice President

 

RE/MAX Carolinas Region

5075 South Syracuse Street, Denver, Colorado 80237-2717

Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas

by Randy Dockery
 Wow! I just returned to work from the Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas. It was packed with great information about foreclosure properties. I heard some great speakers. Dave Liniger, the founder and owner of RE/MAX, gave us some information about the coming wave of new foreclosure listings that will be on the market in the next few months. He explained that when the sub prime mortgages adjust to principal and interest loans, the payments will drive many to foreclosure. The payments will go from a $700 payment to a $1,200 payment and many will lose their homes. Dave introduced our keynote lunch speaker Former First Lady, Laura W. Bush. She was a fantastic speaker. Updating us on the Bush family and her life. Laura Bush is a true southern lady. I also heard Joe Theismann and Roger Staubach. Theismann was the best speaker. I was fortunate to be invited to the Fannie Mae Training. It was very informative. Fannie Mae wants their Foreclosure homes to look as good as a regular sale and they are willing to paint, carpet and landscape the REO homes. The weather was beautiful and there were over 5,000 agents attending. I had a great time and am happy to be back home in Murphy NC working to sell these foreclosure homes.
 

Laura W. Bush


Former first lady Laura W. Bush is actively involved in issues of national and global concern with a particular emphasis on education, health care, and human rights. As first lady, she made a historic trip to Afghanistan in 2005 and witnessed firsthand the progress achieved by the Afghan people after the fall of the Taliban regime. A former teacher and librarian, Bush convened a Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development in 2001, providing a forum for prominent scholars and educators to share research on the best ways parents and caregivers can prepare children for lifelong learning. As the leader of former President George W. Bush's Helping America's Youth initiative, she has listened closely to the concerns of young people, parents, and community leaders throughout the country. In September 2001, Bush joined the Library of Congress to launch the first National Book Festival, and in 2006, she hosted leaders from around the world for the White House Conference on Advancing Global Literacy. She is also an advocate for women’s health and has been an active participant in campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer and heart disease. In addition, Bush, a hiking and camping enthusiast and strong supporter of our national parks, has spotlighted the glories and needs of the parks through her many visits as first lady. Bush holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas. She previously taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. Her memoir, Spoken From the Heart, is a New York Times number-one best seller.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 || 12:00 PM

   

Roger Staubach

Football Legend and Chairman and CEO/President of the Staubach Company
Heisman Trophy owl winner, Super BMVP, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach played his entire 11 years of professional football with the Dallas Cowboys, leading the team to four Super Bowls and achieving victories in Super Bowls VI and XII. In 1977, he entered the commercial real estate industry, forming the Staubach Company. Over the years, he expanded services to meet clients’ ever-changing requirements and grew his company to 1,600 employees serving 3,000-plus clients from 70 North American offices. In July 2008, the Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle, where Staubach now serves as executive chairman, Americas.
Monday, September 20, 2010 || 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Joe Theismann

Football Legend, TV and Radio Host, and NFL Network Analyst

 

Entrepreneur and former Washington Redskins star quarterback Joe Theismann hosts The Joe Theismann Radio Show on ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. The 12-year NFL veteran also serves as an analyst for Playbook, a show airing on the NFL Network. In April 1988, Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports. Touting an illustrious football career that spanned 163 consecutive games from 1974–1985, he holds Redskins’ records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2,044), and attempts (3,602). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.
Monday, September 20, 2010 || 5:15 PM

 

Chris Wallace

Veteran Journalist and Host of FOX News Sunday
Chris Wallace is the host of FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (FNS), FOX Broadcasting Company’s Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to the network’s political and election news coverage. As host of FNS, Wallace has secured interviews with many leading newsmakers, including all the leading contenders for the 2008 Presidential campaign, top national and international figures, and his controversial interview with former President Bill Clinton. During his career, Wallace has won every major award for broadcast journalism, including the Dupont-Columbia Award, three Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody award, and the George Polk Award

 

 Pictured below is Joe Theismann and Randy Dockery at the Five Star Conference in Dallas, Texas

 
 

HURRY! Tax Credit Expires Soon!

by Randy Dockery

From the Market Trends Newsletter

The Extended Home Buyers Tax Credit offers current homeowners and first-time home buyers alike an incredible tax-saving opportunity when they buy a home through April 30, 2010. First time buyers, who haven't owned a primary residence in the past three years, are eligible for a tax credit of 10 percent of a home's purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. Current homeowners are also eligible for a tax credit of their own. Homeowners who have lived in their primary residence for 5 consecutive years of the past 8 are eligible for a tax credit of 10% of a home's purchase price, up to maximum of $6,500.

The following conditions apply:

  • The tax credit is only awarded on homes purchased for $800,000, or less
  • Full tax credit is available to buyers earning up to $125,000 a year, or $225,000 for married couples filing jointly
  • Partial tax credit is available to buyers earning between $125,000 to $145,000, or for married couples earning between $225,000 to $245,000.
  • Under the rules, as long as a written binding purchase contract is in effect on April 30, 2010, the buyer has until July 1, 2010 to close.

The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the buyers tax liability, and does not have to be paid back as long as the buyer remains in their home for three years or more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime offer to have Uncle Sam help you buy a house. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Thank you and Have a Great Day!

Randy Dockery

Movie Catchphrases for the Day!

by Randy Dockery

MOVIES: Catchphrases We're Stuck With

Wednesday 03-10-2010 5:29am ET

When someone says "I'll be back," you immediately think of The Terminator, right? And if you hear someone say, "Show me the money," Jerry Maguire pops right your head. These are just some of the movie catchphrases that get stuck in our heads.

Coed magazine has compiled a list of the "25 Most Annoying Movie Catchphrases." Here are some of them:

  • "May the force be with you" (Star Wars)
  • "The name is Bond, James Bond" (James Bond franchise)
  • "Life is like a box of chocolates" (Forrest Gump)
  • "Houston, we have a problem" (Apollo 13)
  • "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" (The Wizard Of Oz)
  • "Do you feel lucky, punk?" (Dirty Harry)
  • "Say hello to my little friend" (Scarface)
  • "Here's looking at you, kid" (Casablanca)
  • "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" (The Godfather)
  • "You talkin' to me?" (Taxi Driver)
  • "Go ahead; make my day" (Sudden Impact)

And here is one of my quotes: "Come to the Beautiful Mountains of Murphy, NC and let me and RE/MAX Mountain Properties show you - Your Dream Home in the Mountains"

Call me toll-free at 1-877-837-3002 or send me an e-mail at: randy@randydockery.com

 Thank you and Have a Great Day!

Randy Dockery

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RE/MAX Agent Business Trip

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Went to Gulf Shores, Alabama This past week end. Met several RE/MAX Agents while I was gone. The  weather was wonderful. I enjoyed the time away from work as our area is picking up and have been busy. Brought back fresh sea food and grilled Flounder and had some deep water shrimp ( Big Reds ) . I also bought two nice Scamps. The drive back to the mountains was beautiful. A bright sunny day was what we were greeted with. It is great to be back home in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Dex Hubbard Broker

Fall Colors are here

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It is the time of year here in Murphy that brings a warmth to the day ,when all our beautiful leaves turn to breathtaking colors.  It is the perfect time to take a drive to one of our many beautiful destination including, The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cherohala Skyway, The Nantahala Gorge or Deals Gap. The weather is amazing with temps usually around 70 ,it is just perfect for that family picnic you have been thinking about. We here at RE/MAX hope you will have a chance to come and enjoy the amazing area that we are so lucky to call home

Below is a great link for planning your trip to the mountains by taking the scenic byway route!

http://www.byways.org/explore/states/NC/

 

For the Motorcyclist here is a great link for some great day or weekend riding trips.

http://www.openroadjourney.com/roads/NorthCarolina.asp

 

Land Expo a SUCCESS

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 Hope your all doing well. Summer is here in the awesome mountians of Western North Carolina. We have been camping on Lake Chatuge. My boys love it. Last weekend we played in the creek. Davis Creek, the water is cold and clear and full of trout. Its a good time to be in Murphy.. The Land Sale was a huge success. We had about 150 people stop by. Our sellers and agents pulled out all the stops for this one. We had mountain lots 1/2 off asking price. Many, many great properties at huge savings. We have already writen several contract as a result of the sale and are still working on several others. Thanks to all who participated! It is a great time to be a buyer. Call one of our REMAX agents today and we can find your dream property in the mountains. Come join US!

DAVID RITZ

OWNER/BROKER

Welcome To Our NEW Website!

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Welcome! Our new site is up and running and totally redesigned to make it easier for you to navigate, search, and contact us! We hope you enjoy the new design and functionality.

When you're looking for real estate in the mountains of North Carolina, be sure to contact us and let us know when you're coming. We have cabin rentals that you are more than welcome to stay at while you're here. After all - you're here to experience the mountains, not the Holiday Inn Express!

John and Jessica Poltrock

The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX of Murphy, NC

Call Toll-Free (877) 837-3002

Our website: http://www.MyMurphy.com

Our Blogsite: http://www.ilovemurphy.com

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