Thursday, January 31, 2013

Inventory Is Shrinking, Sell Your Asheville Area Home Now!

With housing inventory being so low, now is the time to sell your home, buyers are running out of options.  The Puffer Team will be happy to provide you with a free no obligation valuation if you want to see what your home is worth in the current market.  Call us today, 828-771-2300, or contact us through out website,, we would love the opportunity to help you get your home sold. 

In the meantime, here are a few great tips on how you can get top dollar for your home:

  • Follow the three C’s –
    • Cleanliness: deep clean all interior, clean windows & doors, power-wash exterior.
    • Clutter Reduction: Remove and pack up the majority of knickknacks and family photos from tabletops and shelves—also from the front and side of the refrigerator.
    • Color: Neutrals from the warm end of the palette are most appealing.
  • Highlight your homes architectural features by using hi-gloss whites/creams or contrasting warm neutrals on trim, built-ins, unique ceilings, and whatever else makes your home charming and special.
  • Re-arrange furnishings to emphasize clear pathways (unobstructed by furniture) and create conversation areas that are cozy, balanced, and within comfortable speaking range.  Rent a storage unit to store extra furniture and belongings, if necessary.
  • Clean out closets—pack it up and send it to the storage unit, or a charity—to create a feeling of spaciousness in all.
  • Add live plants, leave on lights (during showings) and keep the blinds/curtains open.
  • Depending on your budget, consider the following (in order of importance)—
    • Minor landscaping: fresh mulch, trim shrubs/trees, add 2 big red or black pots of red flowering plants by the front door.
    • Update paint.
    • Update fixtures.
  • Traces of food, pet and smoking odors can kill buyer interest, and alert them to look for associated damage. Put away the clues (animal food dishes, ashtrays, etc.). Consider keeping the pet outdoors and smoking outdoors until the home is sold—and use fans while cooking.
We hope you found that information helpful.  If you're ready to get started and get your home on the market, call us today, 828-771-2300.  We look forward to the opportunity.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homes For Sale: Fletcher, NC & Asheville, NC

Check out these two new listings with The Puffer Team, both offering some privacy.

THE RESERVE AT LIVINGSTON FARMS:  Light & bright home on a cul-de-sac with mountain views and just a short drive to Fletcher Community Park. Walk across to community playground, picnic area, trails & creek just beyond the large fenced-in backyard. Inside you will find an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings and a loft upstairs, spacious bedrooms, a walk-in closet in the master. What are you waiting for, come see this one!


Immaculate cape cod in a desirable East Asheville location just a quick drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville Mall, and Downtown Asheville. This home features a light and bright open floor plan with hardwoods in the main living areas, large bedrooms with walk-in closets, lots of bonus space, and so much more. The foundation has superior walls and the unfinished space under the garage is re-enforced with I-beams. You will appreciate all that this home has to offer.

Are you interested in seeing one of these homes or others in the area?  Call The Puffer Team today, 828-771-2300, or visit our website,

See also:

Homes For Sale - East Asheville
Homes For Sale - Fletcher

Friday, January 25, 2013

Home For Sale: Walk to Downtown Asheville

Location Location Location! Come & check out this upgraded 2 story home in Chicken Hill, walking distance to dining/entertainment in Downtown Asheville & the River Arts District. Situated on a dead end street, this home has concrete countertops (silestone sink in the kitchen & glass bowl sinks in the BA's), a skylight, fenced-in yard, covered front porch & so much more. Updates include: new flooring, gutter guards, new deck w/separate grilling area, & new appliances.

Interested in getting more information about this home or others near downtown Asheville?  Call The Puffer Team today, 828-771-2300, or visit our website:

See also:

Homes For Sale - Downtown Asheville
Homes For Sale - West Asheville

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Great New Listing in Arden, NC

Immaculate home in a convenient South location. Situated on a cul-de-sac, this home offers a light and bright vaulted great room offering tons of natural light, a granite/stainless kitchen with maple cabinets, a formal dining room and an office and a fenced-in back yard -- lots of space for the money! **Community pool, located in Legacy Cove subdivision, will be open in the Spring**

You're just a short drive to Biltmore Park Town Square, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore Estate, and less than 10 minutes to Downtown Asheville.

Interested in getting more information on this home or scheduling a showing?  Call The Puffer Team today, 828-771-2300, or visit our website,

See Also:

Homes For Sale - Arden
Homes For Sale - Biltmore Park
Homes For Sale - Asheville

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rainy Days & Thursdays in Asheville, NC...What To Do?

It's a rainy day in Asheville today with threats of snow.  On days like this all most people want to do is cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie (or if you're in the mood, search for Asheville area real estate).  But if you're not at work and you want to head out, here are some things to consider:

And if you need to get the kids out of the house but can't take them to the park, consider taking them to Mountain Play Lodge in Arden or The Tree House in North Asheville.

Don't let this rainy Thursday get you down, get out and explore Asheville (you may just have to take an umbrella).

What do you do to beat the rainy day blues?
The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Listing in Fletcher (Buncombe), NC

Fairview, NC is a unique rural area just outside of Asheville, we blogged a little about it here.  This week our team listed an other great home in Fletcher just on the Fairview line we wanted to tell you a little bit about it.

Solid brick home that has been remodeled, located in a scenic country setting with gorgeous WNC mountain views. Inside you will find an open floorplan, hardwoods, a granite/stainless kitchen, large windows offering natural light in the living and dining rooms, remodeled master/guest baths and tons of living space in the basement including an office and family room...oh, and views! Come see for your self all this home has to offer.

Want to see this home or other homes in the Fairview/Fletcher (Buncombe) area?  Give The Puffer Team a call, 828-771-2300, or visit out website,  Be sure to also check out this list of homes in the area.

See also:

Fairview Homes For Sale
Fletcher Homes For Sale
Homes For Sale w/Mountain Views

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Few Good Reasons to Move to Asheville, NC

Asheville is an eclectic town that attracts those looking for a fun place to live, those looking for a 2nd home or those simply looking to relocate/retire.  Asheville has been voted Beer City USA, it's been named one of the tastiest towns in the south, and is in the running for the top spot (vote here), and it's a great place to catch some great entertainment.

Some of the places you should check out while you are in the area where you can not only get a great meal, but can also sample some local brew, include Lexington Avenue Brewery, Wedge Brewing Company, and Asheville Pizza & Brewing (just to name a few).

Opportunities to see music are plentiful as well with venues such as The Orange Peel, The Grey Eagle, or The Emerald Lounge.

Our Office Manager, Shannon Paris, is a big fan of the Asheville scene and goes to live shows as often as possible.  This past weekend she attended the Steep Canyon Rangers concert at The Orange Peel and had a great time.  I'm sure if you ever head into town and want to know what to do she can give you some great tips.

If you've ever been to Asheville or you already live here, what are some of your favorite things to do?


The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Asheville Area Local Real Estate Market Update

The real estate market in the Asheville area saw a strong year in 2012, below is absorption report for the last 6 months of the year.  Call us at 828-771-2300 if you have questions about any of the information provided.

Are you ready to buy a home, sell a home or make a real estate investment?  Give The Puffer Team a call today, we're ready to assist you with all of your Asheville Area Real Estate needs.

The Puffer Team, Keller Williams Professionals, 828-771-2300,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This Month In Real Estate (January 2013)


According to a national survey of real estate transactions,over 90% of buyers start their search on the internet- and then spend almost two months looking before finally settling on the right one for them.  That two month lag time means that houses that are on the market right now are in the best position to close in the early spring. So if you're looking to sell in the spring, you'll want to list your house now- and get a head start on the competition.


Are you in the Asheville area and looking to buy or sell a home?  Give The Puffer Team a call today, 828-771-2300, or visit our website, We looking forward to assisting you with your Asheville Real Estate needs.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Every new year brings new goals, new promises, new opportunities.  Whether it's reading more, eating better, being more active or setting out on a new adventure, each year provides us with a way to start over.

If your goal this year is to buy or sell an Asheville area home and start fresh, give us a call today, 828-771-2300.  We would love to help you with all of your real estate needs and help you achieve your goals for the new year. 

Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us here at The Puffer Team!
 What are your goals for 2013?  What are you going to do to achieve them?