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Charles And Ernie Martinez
The High Carolina Team of Keller Williams Professionals specializes in Western NC area real estate.
When buying or selling real estate anywhere in Western NC, we have all the tools and resources you need. Begin your search with our powerful search engine featuring listings from all across Western North Carolina.When buying or selling real estate anywhere in Western NC, we have all the tools and resources you need. Begin your search with our powerful search engine featuring listings from all across Western North Carolina.
When the time is right, we are ready to expertly guide you through the home buying process, or assist you in listing and selling your property with our extensive and powerful marketing tools. First and foremost, outstanding client service and a commitment to customer satisfaction are the hallmarks that make Keller Williams the premiere real estate agency of the mountains and The High Carolina Team your best choice for meeting your personal needs.
What some of our clients say.
rxhatrx home buyer, Hendersonville
It is with great pleasure that my wife and I write this letter of recommendation for real estate agents, Charles and Ernestine Martinez of Keller-Williams Real Estate. We met Charles and Ernie for the purchase of a house and were so impressed by their professionalism, From the beginning we experienced top-notch realty expertise. It was a pleasure to work with realtors whose primary interest was in helping us find the perfect home. They were more than knowledgeable in assisting us with the myriad of paperwork needed to close the deal. We cannot speak highly enough of their real estate acumen and friendly demeanor. We met them on a business level and we have developed a friendship that will continue for many years.
"I met Charles at the end of 2011. After spending a little time with him and talking about my properties and his thoughts and plans I signed up as his client. It is the very best decision I could have ever made. My house now has a contract and we are awaiting closing. It had been on the market for 4 yrs with no major activity. This man never quits. He goes above and beyond to sell for you, but more than that he takes any worry you may have away because he just takes care of every aspect of the process of getting possible buyers, overseeing the house, making sure everything is always as it should be after a client has left. He has even gone up and pulled my boat out of the pond due to heavy rains. I could go on and on about this man but the best way I can summarize it all is to say, the worst mistake any buyer or seller would have is to not have Charles as their realtor."
Amiracle Client, Seller
Charles represents the very best qualities you would ever want your realtor to convey: sincerity, professionalism, personal caring, and having a true knack for knowing what his clients need. As a seller, he was a genius at setting the appropriate and fair selling price and when all was said and done, his estimate compared to the final figures were right on the nose!
Also: MY HOUSE SOLD IN ONE WEEK! I have worked with a number of real estate agents in my lifetime. I agree with what the other people wrote in their recommendation of Charles. And, yes, I have made a friend.
Wyrosdick Client, Buyer
I really appreciated Ernestine and Charles serving us in helping my fiance and I find a home that is a perfect fit for us. They were especially prompt with answering questions that arose for us during the house buying process - we were first time home buyers, so, that was helpful. They were thorough and great advocates for us! Thanks so much to Ernie and Charles!
Not so long ago, remodeled kitchens had a rustic feel with warm paint colors and cabinetry, and wrought iron hardware and lighting. Now, modern is in, with white or gray cabinetry, simple countertops, glossy finishes and minimalist designs. Appliances are more likely to be blended into the design or hidden away from view entirely to give the kitchen a sleeker appearance.
2. Brass Accents
Brass made a comeback at home-design and remodeling conventions this year and the trend is expected to pick up in 2014. While brass is nothing new, it has gotten a facelift. Highly polished, bright brass hardware and lighting is gone; rustic, dull and hammered brass is in. The new looks will be incorporated into kitchen and bathroom hardware as well as lighting and door hardware throughout the house.
3. Updated Bathrooms
In the Hanley Wood survey, bathrooms came in second to the kitchen with 58 percent of remodelers planning to do bathroom remodels in 2014. As far as style, vintage bathrooms with wainscoting and claw-foot tubs won’t be as popular as resort-style bathrooms that feature amenities such as large walk-in showers with multiple shower heads, heated floors or towel racks, and jetted bathtubs. For coloring and style, glass tiles will be a popular feature as well as neutral and cool colors like ash gray, light blue and off-white.
4. Vibrant Colors
While the kitchen may be getting the modern single-shade treatment next year, designers have a different idea for other rooms. Bright accent colors such as turquoise, yellow and orange that were popular in 2013 have a new twist; in 2014, they’ll be more of a focal point and even more vibrant with colors such as Green Flash, Lemon Zest, Nectarine and Rouge Red, according to Pantone, the international authority on color. Designers will start featuring vibrant accent walls, main paint colors and flooring throughout bedrooms and main living spaces.
5. Sustainable Materials
Going green is nothing new, but sustainability may get easier in 2014 remodels. According to Craig Webb, editor-in-chief of Remodeling Magazine, “Manufacturers and builders are constantly getting greener and greener in the way they source materials and put up homes.” As a result, “Energy efficiency is becoming an assumption, not an add-on.” Next year, remodels will include more renewable materials such as bamboo, energy-efficient appliances and additional designs that incorporate the local climate.
2013 Real Estate Review, Home Improvement, Real Estate News | Dec 5, 2013 | By: Angela Colley