Thursday, December 30, 2010

CBTR Welcomes the New Year!

We Wish You a Safe & Happy New Year!

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
~Benjamin Franklin 

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Grand Opening of a Grand Concept

It's hard to capture video...of a live TV...especially with a room full of people who are celebrating a Grand Opening Event…so bear with the sound and image to focus on what is so grand! 

Hope Drake, Agent Services Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors Burlington office shares with us as we celebrate the grand opening of our new real estate office and new office concept-cafe style. But we aren’t talking food- more like a computer café with cushy chairs and lots of electronic toys. Walking into this “Mac’ed” out (yes, pun intended) techie yet cozy real estate office encourages a consumer to be right at home- just laze into a chair, enjoy some coffee and search for a house as you would at home. 

Ribbon Cutting at Burlington's CBTR new cafe style office
located beside Panera Bread on Huffman Mill Rd.

Well, almost as you would at home…unless you have the customized search software implemented by Jan Sherman, CBTR IT Director at your disposal. Within a few clicks you feel as though you have gotten a crash course about Burlington and its surroundings. Consumers can search for anything from concert schedules, movie times, and helpful “how to” videos to oh, yes, homes-priced as low as $5,000 to as high as Bill Gates Money (I’m serious!). These results display nicely on either of the huge state-of-the art flat screen TVs. Although I can imagine if the office is busy enough that day, the daily news showcased on the 3rd flat screen can be replaced with more real estate related searches. I digress – you just have to visit this brainchild that Beverly Godfrey, President and CEO of CBTR has been developing for quite some time.

"Cake Pops" well done by Lisa Flynt, Burlington CBTR agent.
Too creative (and yummy) not to share!
Speaking of which, there is still much more to come...subscribe to our posts or follow so you can stay tuned! We will share a few details about the direction real estate is headed in this mobile revolution. This means adjusting to the changes in market demand by anticipating the needs of our customers, clients, and agents- e.g. our new café style real estate office. 

Please take your first opportunity to come visit this office located at: 422 Huffman Mill Road, Suite 102 in Burlington, NC 27215.  Denise McGahan, proud Broker-In-Charge.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Golf Membership at Oak Valley!

Take advantage of the Free Golf Initiation Fee when you go under contract by Jan. 31, 2011

Buy your lot now and build on it later!

For more info on Oak Valley, refer to Oak Valley's website and please read blog previously posted A Conversation about Oak Valley - A Golf Community to understand more of the Oak Valley atmosphere.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Save the Date 2/22/11 ~ Blood Drive at our Stratford Rd. Office

Remember, you can donate every 8 weeks...counting on fingers and toes your last day to donate before this blood drive would be Dec. 21! So please put this in your calendar & make an appointment with Lili!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Want to know? Want to go? the Candle Tea!

Christmas time is upon us! Every city has its own traditions and one of Winston-Salem’s originates many years ago in Old Salem- the Candle Tea. For those of you who aren’t from here or do live in the Triad and know Old Salem but really don’t know Old Salem, this is a treat for us all. For you veterans, I hope you collaborate with me by sharing your thoughts at the end of this post. 

Single Brothers' House where the Candle Tea will be held
Winston-Salem was the only community to ever be officially designated as a hyphenated name by the US Postal Service. In 1913, ‘Salem,’ meaning “peace,” merged with ‘Winston,’ named in 1849 to honor Colonel Joseph Winston- a war hero and legislator.

Salem was originally settled in 1766 by groups of Moravians from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as they began construction to build religious, economic and administrative centers. Old Salem was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966 as approximately 70% of the buildings are original. It hosts a museum which showcases Moravian culture with live demonstrations by skilled interpreters such as tinsmiths, blacksmiths, cobblers, gunsmiths, bakers and carpenters. Old Salem’s living history museum truly is unique!
Home Moravian Church

Speaking of traditions, the Candle Tea is a tour through the Single Brothers’ House in the historic district of Old Salem. Sounds of jolly Christmas carols and scents of Moravian coffee will warm you on this guided visit put on by the Home Moravian Church Women's Fellowship. It is their only fundraiser hosting approximately 10,000 people and is completely volunteer run. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Join us in supporting the Home Moravian Church Women's Fellowship and dedicated volunteer Jim Baucom, one of our very own agents, in celebrating this Moravian tradition cordially known as the Candle Tea. Enjoy a cup of Moravian coffee and a piece of sugar cake as you come to understand what life was like for those who founded and lived in Salem.  Click here for the Candle Tea schedule.