Make sure you can come to our latest event at Sports Connection!
For the first time in two years, my team is going to host a client-appreciation event at Sports Connection again! We used to do it before the pandemic, and now we’re bringing it back on October 14. If you’ve never been to one of these events, you have to see them to believe how cool they are. Today I’ll take you through a quick tour of Sports Connection so you can get an idea of what’s in store.
“Laser tag is the highlight of the night.“
If you check out 0:52 in the video, you can see the arcade section. Beyond a ton of colorful games is a rope and obstacle course if that’s more your speed. After I get my fill of this section, I like to relax by bowling a game or two at the alley.
However, I like to save my energy for what I consider to be the main event: laser tag. You can check out the arena at 1:38 in the video. Laser tag is for the end of the night, in my opinion. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting all sweaty by running around and then go back to the event.
If laser tag isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Sports Connection also has a rock climbing wall, a bumper car area, basketball games, and much more. They even have an area specifically for younger children, so you can bring your kids!
You won’t want to miss this event. Come see us at Sports Connection on October 14 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
How will rising interest rates affect the average buyer and seller?
Interest rates are set to rise four times in 2022. According to the Federal Reserve, rates will rise in March, June, September, and December. For buyers, a 1% rise means their monthly payments will be affected by about 10%, and their buying power will shrink. For sellers, this means that more money is going to the bank instead of the seller. Sellers will have 10% less selling power from a 1% rise in interest rates.
Take advantage of today’s rates because they’re still historically low. If you’d like to know how we can help you get ahead of rising interest rates, visit highperformancerealestate.com, and don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
Insurance is another offering we have to make the client experience great.
The last few months, we’ve been talking about the ancillary products that we offer to make the client experience that much better. These include our real estate services of buying, selling, and investing; our wide variety of mortgage loans and refinancing options; and our down payment assistance to help buyers. However, my favorite is our insurance.
Today I have a special guest, Jeremy Muldrow. We call him Dr. Insurance. He’s our agent in charge of We Insure Carolina. Here are three reasons why you should give us an opportunity to quote your insurance:
We Insure Carolina is actually a brokerage. That means we have access to over 350 carriers.
We work for you, not the insurance companies.
If you have it, we can insure it. That includes business, primary and secondary homes, auto, RV, life, and health.
Here are three big advantages of in-housemortgage services.
In our industry, the biggest issue is always communication. That’s why we brought our mortgage services in-house; this way, you always know your agent and your lender are on the same page. Today we’re talking with “Closing-day K”, our new loan officer for our mortgage division, about three benefits to using an in-house lender:
“Everyone is busy; that’s why we work around your schedule.”
1. We offer a personalized experience that fits your schedule. A lot of big-box lenders are open from nine to five, but that doesn’t work for everyone. We will work weekends and around your needs to make sure everything gets done on time.
2. We will shop around for you. Everyone’s busy; the last thing you want to do is shop around for the best lender. We have many great local lenders in our portfolio, and we get you the best deal possible by making them compete for your business.
3. We will advocate for you during the process. This is like bringing a mechanic to a used car lot. We know exactly what lenders are looking for, so we know all the tricks to get you a fantastic deal.
If you have any questions about our new mortgage division or how K can help you, please call or email us. We’ll see you at the closing table!
Today I want to highlight one of my favorite places to eat in the Charlotte area that’s sure to have something you like, whatever you’re into: Optimist Hall.
Located just past Uptown near North Davidson, Optimist Hall is the Charlotte area’s newest and largest food hall, with fantastic indoor and outdoor seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. It’s a great place to focus yourself on the work week ahead or gather with friends for happy hour or brunch.
Optimist Hall has 21 different food and drink stalls with every type of food you or your family could ever imagine. If you’re obsessed with sushi but the rest of your family isn’t, don’t worry—here, you can get some of the best sushi around while your family visits the taco stalls.
If you’re trying to find a quiet place to work, you can start your day by coming here when Undercurrent Coffee opens at 7 a.m. Then you can work hard until lunch and come and take a well-deserved break with some delicious Mexican food and duckpin bowling at el Thrifty. (el Thrifty is where our company had our Christmas party last year, and I have to say that it was awesome. They had golf simulators, basketball, shuffleboard, and even Pong!) Then you can finish your day strong before clocking out at five to enjoy a local North Carolina beer from Fonta Flora or a fancy cocktail at Billy Sunday’s.
Optimist Hall has it all.
If for some crazy reason you decided to eat before you came here, you can work up an appetite by checking out some of the local vendors who aren’t focused on food. For example, there’s a beautiful paper store called Archer Paper Goods that can inspire anyone to pick up journaling, or at least give you a good chuckle while browning their hand-printed cards section. Also, be sure to check out the latest addition to Optimist Hall, Paradisio, which is a plant paradise for anyone who has or aspires to have a green thumb.
As you can see, Optimist Hall has it all. I personally love coming here; I make a stop at least once a week, and I highly recommend that you check it out.
If you have any questions about real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you. Happy Thanksgiving!