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2021 Triangle Housing Market Update

2021 Housing Update Triangle
So we’ve all heard how crazy the real estate market is right now in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, but what exactly does that mean? I’ve been selling real estate in the Triangle for 16 years now and I can say that I’ve never seen a seller’s market quite like…

Things You Need to Know About the 2021 Triangle Housing Market

Market Update 2021
Things You Need to Know About the 2021 Triangle Housing Market Spring is nearly here and already the Raleigh real estate market is in full bloom so to speak.  We are seeing unprecedented multiple offer situations which are sending prices soaring.  This has created unique conditions for both sellers and…

How’s the Market Doing During the Coronavirus

Covid 19 and Triangle Real Estate Market
Obviously everyone is wondering how we’re doing during the virus outbreak. I wanted to share what we are seeing right now in the Triangle Real Estate Market. For Sellers. Homes are still selling quickly and most sellers are getting at or above list price. The average days on market is…

Why the Fall is a Good Time to Sell Your Home

Most people traditionally believe that spring time is the absolute best time to sell your home. The belief makes sense considering everything is in bloom and kids are finishing school. However, what most people don’t realize is that the market tends to have two peaks during the year. The first,…

Three Crucial Mistakes Home Sellers Make

With all the shows about flipping houses and all the information readily available to homeowners on Zillow and other websites, it is easy for people to think they know everything they need to know about selling homes.  Because of this, home sellers may end up making some costly errors in…



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Smart Choice Realty was great. Samara, the listing specialist, shared some statistics when we first met that most sales occur in about 31 days and homes sell for somewhere around 98% of list price. She was right on target with those numbers. Everything was made to very smooth and easy….and they saved me lots of money compared to other realtors. Thanks for the help!

Dave Roach


Samara and the team were wonderful in the sale of our home. Smart Choice Realty not only saves you thousands of dollars, but they also treat you like royalty through the entire buying and selling process.

Teresa Gance


Thank You for your service and assistance in selling our home in Louisburg. We had multiple contracts within the first three days of our listing with Smart Choice Realty. The process was simplified significantly by the ability to use the online service throughout the process to include our closing. Smart Choice saved us over $3,000 compared to other Real Estate Businesses. Friendly, helpful service was available throughout. Thank You, Smart Choice Realty!!!!

Linda W


I had a wondeful experience with Tracy Sease with smart choice realty. She helped us negotiate and work with a difficult situation in buying our home! She went above and beyond and was a lot of fun to work with!

Lauren Temple


Samara and team are amazing. Knowledgeable. Helpful. Proactive. Everything I needed to sell my house without the added stress. The whole process felt effortless. Would not consider going anywhere else. Highly recommend!

Ken Powers


We’ve bought and sold two homes with Samara, Tracy, and the team at Smart Choice. They are thorough and responsive, and accurately priced our homes for the market.  During our last purchase, she worked hard to ensure our offer sealed the deal when the seller was having second thoughts.  She also  got us 10k more than our asking price on a home we’d only owned for one year!  With three children, house hunting wasn’t easy, but she went the extra mile to work around our strange schedule and even met us at 7:30 one morning to show us a home. Sam and her team are professional yet relatable at all times, allowing both sides to speak candidly about expectations, and there’s no other real estate team I would work with or recommend in the Triangle! -Cayce

Cayce Davis


We are so grateful to Samara, Tracy and Jo-Ann for their help, advice and efficient attention to detail on the successful and speedy sale of our house.

The whole process was smooth, they answered our many questions and they made our lives easy through what can be a very stressful time.

We thoroughly recommend you go to Smart Choice before looking elsewhere.  They are professional, knowledgeable, they get the job done and they save you money.



I feel we had full service & saved a lot of money. I would recommend & use again the next time. -Todd Salmon

Todd Salmon


Samara and her team are an awesome group! They really know what their doing, if you are looking to buy or sell a home, give them a call TODAY! -Melissa

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