College Prep From the Pros
If you have a high school student ready to embark on a college search, it's fair to say that you will, at some point, wish you had started the process sooner rather than later.
As a parent, you’ve probably realized things are a bit ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on October 1, 2019 in Blog
Huntersville's Focus on the Future
Huntersville has changed a lot since John Aneralla moved to town. When he first set down roots in Birkdale Village 22 years ago, the town was a sleepy little burg of 10,000 near Lake Norman, just up I-77 from Charlotte -- not too close to the big ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on July 31, 2019 in Blog
Travel Like a Pro This Summer
Going somewhere this summer? If your travel plans are taking you up in the air, I’ve got a few tips to help you travel like a pro this summer— starting with reducing the stress of your airport experience!
Before you embark on that ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on July 1, 2019 in Blog
Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Now’s the time to spring into action and get all of those outside chores and maintenance jobs done! Let’s be honest— it’s getting hot out there already. Knock out this checklist now so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on May 30, 2019 in Blog
Agents Learn Lifesaving Skill
"For every one minute without CPR, you lose 10% of your chance of survival.”
The grim statistic shared by the instructor got her class's attention. Call 911, and start CPR right away. It's the difference between life and death, or irreversible ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on May 14, 2019 in Blog
Get the Mortgage Monkey Off Your Back!
Did you know? Only 34% of Americans own their homes free and clear. All other homeowners have a mortgage they're chipping away at. If you have a mortgage, you may want to consider paying it off early.
Before you begin, you should know...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on April 25, 2019 in Blog
Meet John Shaw
Hi, I’m John Shaw.
Real estate is a journey that I take alongside my clients, serving as a trusted guide and friendly helper. I’m the guy who totes the packs, clears the path ahead, and shares the local lore along the way. I make space ...
Posted by Susan Nicolai on March 7, 2019 in Blog
It's Never Too Soon To Do Good
Why wait? Pridemore Properties didn’t want to -- Founder Scott Pridemore made a $5,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House to start the year out right.
While a lot of companies wait until the end of the year to make their charitable ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on March 7, 2019 in Blog
Landing Your Medical Residency Match in Charlotte?
If your Residency Match is Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, congratulations! Welcome to Charlotte, NC, also known as “The Queen City.”
Locals who call this city home will vouch for the exceptional quality-of-life. Charlotte ...
Posted by Scott Pridemore on March 4, 2019 in Blog
How to Make Your Home Show Its Best
How to Make Your Home Show Its Best.
Appearances, especially first impressions, matter when it comes to attracting home buyers. It’s probably not surprising that the majority of buyers are shopping for a home using a mobile device. Those ...
Posted by Susan Nicolai on February 18, 2019 in Blog
How does Pridemore Prepare for Charlotte's 2019 real estate market?
It begins with a mindset.
One of the things we like most about the real estate business is the opportunity it creates to be of service to others; that’s a joy that’s echoed by every agent here at Pridemore Properties. We are excited that ...
Posted by Susan Nicolai on January 29, 2019 in Blog
On Giving Thanks
“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
Did you know? Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated regularly until ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on November 20, 2018 in Blog
If You Build It, They Will Come
And they’ll want an easier way to get around
Charlotte is facing a sea change in how people like to get around, and that is bringing accommodations to the city's landscape to make it easier to get out of your car for trips through town.
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on September 6, 2018 in Blog
Charlotte: My Birthplace, My Home & My Passion
It has been years since I have kept a consistent blog. As many of you know I wrote every single day of my journey through my daughter Claire’s Cancer battle. I believe I only missed 5 days out of our eight-month battle. I started that ...
Posted by Kevin Ratliff on August 21, 2018 in Blog
Meet Kevin Ratliff: An “Army” for Change
Kevin Ratliff believes that "we all have a rich story to tell." Yes, his story may move you to tears, but will also uplift you with the possibilities of turning a family tragedy into a blessing for many others.
In Kevin's case, he decided to lead ...
Posted by Melissa Brokaw on July 16, 2018 in Blog