Homes in Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach & Vicinity
George and Elisabeth Smith

What is Heated Square Footage, and Why Should You Care?

March 27th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

Residential living space is generally described in terms of size as a major consideration. Heated square footage is one of the most-quoted items about a house, townhouse or condo. So here are a few facts that might interest you; let’s take a single-family house as an example. First, the square footage is measured by taking […]

The Due Diligence Process in NC

February 19th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

The purchase contracts for residential, land and commercial property in North Carolina all provide for the buyers to have a period of time (negotiable) in which they can determine all the facts that they want to know about a property. These can include inspections for mechanical and structural items, termites, radon, HVAC and more. But […]

The Residential Property Disclosure in NC

January 14th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

The state of North Carolina requires most home sellers to complete a fairly detailed questionnaire about their property, and to provide this form to prospective buyers before they present an offer. However, new home builders, executors of estates, and companies selling a home they have foreclosed on are not required to provide the Property Disclosure. […]

Listing Your Home for Sale in NC

April 17th, 2014 by George and Elisabeth Smith

When you decide to list your property for sale, most agents in North Carolina use a form called the Exclusive Right to Sell, which is a contract between you and the agent’s real estate company. In essence, you are providing the company with the opportunity (and responsibility) to offer your property for sale and use […]

Working With Real Estate Agents in NC

April 2nd, 2014 by George and Elisabeth Smith

When you first begin to work with a real estate agent in North Carolina, it won’t be long before he or she asks you to go over a brochure called “Working with Real Estate Agents”. The agent will ask you to sign an acknowledgment that you received the brochure. Don’t worry; it’s not a trick. […]

Raleigh Housing Market Warms Up

June 5th, 2013 by George and Elisabeth Smith

There’s a refreshing upturn in residential real estate in Raleigh and the nearby towns, especially Cary, Apex and Holly Springs. New listings have increased by about 17% over the same time period last year. Pending sales and closed sales are up by about 37%. Homes that have been listed for sale have been spending about […]

How to Buy the Home That’s Right for You

March 18th, 2013 by George and Elisabeth Smith

If you are planning to find a really nice home this year, then here are a few tips that will help you tremendously. First, give a lot of thought to exactly what kind of place would best serve your wants and needs. Do you prefer urban, suburban or rural environments? Do you want or need […]

Selling Your Home in the Spring Market

March 15th, 2013 by George and Elisabeth Smith

There is something about Springtime that brings out the best in home sellers. In the Raleigh area, the Spring market begins as early as March, so the time is right for you to get busy if you want to sell! Where to begin? Just remember that it’s always safe to clean up, fix up, declutter […]


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Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

211 Olde Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

George and Elisabeth Smith are the Realtors of choice for those who want real personal attention. They are proactive professionals who are on your side! Elisabeth is a Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS), and she is fluent in German. George is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a Certified New Homes Sales Specialist (CSP).