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New Buff Team Listing- 72 Noland Hills Drive, Leicester NC

72 Noland Hills Drive in Leicester is the Buff Team’s newest listing. Are you looking for privacy, rental income, and maybe an in-law suite? 72 Noland Hills Drive may be the home for you.

Located on 3.94 acres in Leicester this property was built in 1990 and has been meticulously maintained. This one story with finished basement is neat and tidy and waiting for you to come visit.

Privacy, is that want you’d like? Located at the end of the Noland Hills community in Leicester you can’t see your neighbors as your are tucked away on almost four acres of land.  

Rental Income are you looking to subsidize your mortgage payment or maybe make a little extra money,  this property has a doublewide on the property that could be rented out. I bet you’re wondering, how is it private if there is also a doublewide on the property. The doublewide is tucked nicely behind the home and has a separate driveway. There is also an additional living area in the basement, with kitchen and living area.

72 Noland Hills Drive is an open and spacious home with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It includes a sizable living room, a beautiful  eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar plus an additional dining area and a heated sunroom. There is a attached two car garage along with an additional detached two car garage.

This home is a must see! If you must see it, please call us at (828) 771-2310 to arrange a showing or send an email to email to!

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Misconceptions about Selling Real Estate!

Many Sellers think that they are the best person to sell their home, and they know exactly what needs to be done to get their home sold. That, is not always a true statement. As a real estate agent we have to be able to show the seller why they need us to represent them then of course we have to perform our duties and get the property sold.  We’re going to talk about a few myths of selling your home.

All you need to sell your house is the internet. If a homeowner takes some pretty pictures and listing their home as a For Sale By Owner it’s going to sell in days. This is not always true. Yes, many buyers who are actively looking for homes are looking on the internet, but a large majority of the buyers are being represented by a Real Estate Agent. The first place the real estate agent is going to look for properties for their buyers is the MLS and usually it’s not until all possibilities in the MLS have been exhausted that they start looking for For Sale By Owner properties.


Property Value. Many times as a seller you may see that a similar house in the neighborhood sold for a certain price and your house may be newer, or better because it’s yours, so obviously you can get more. This could be true but it’s not necessarily what’s going to happen.  The price of the home depends on the market, the conditions of the home, improvements that have been made in the home and the actual location within the neighborhood.


Pricing…Overpricing. Yes, we know that you want to get the highest possible price for your home, so you plan to price it  high so you have plenty of room to negotiate and then the buyer will feel like they are getting a good deal. The truth is, if your price is too high it’s not going to get the buyers in the house because they are not going to be looking at homes that are out of their price range. Also it may make you look unrealistic to others and they won’t want to submit an offer.


Paint and Decor. Your favorite color is orange and you like your entire house to be that color. You also love round windows so you replaced all the square windows with round windows. You think everyone will love orange paint and round windows. Probably not so much, many home buyers prefer to stick to more a neutral colors and more conventional shapes and sizes. When they are looking at your orange, round windowed house they may be counting the dollars it takes to fix them, and it could either reduce the amount of their offer or scare them off completely.


Clutter, deferred maintenance and staging. You love elephants and you have a large dusty collection that’s in every room, the toilet in the guest bathroom runs if  you don’t jiggle the handle and the light switch in the family room doesn’t work, but you’re used to it. People know that you live in your house it’s fine. Well cutting the clutter, fixing the bathroom and doing all the maintenance will save you money and possibly gain you money in the sale of your house.  Sometimes when selling a house, less gets you more.


Get your return in investment. You paid a certain amount for your home and invested “X” amount over the time you’ve lived in and you are moving and you’re going to get everything you put in the house back, plus maybe a little more, right? Wrong? Unfortunately just because you paid a certain amount for a house doesn’t always mean that’s what it’s going to be what it is worth in today’s market. When you sell your home you will get the Market Value of your home. Sometimes that will bring you more money, sometimes you won’t make your money back.


My house doesn’t always have to be available to be shown. If they want to see it the house that bad they are going to come on my schedule. Well, if you’re in a popular area and your house is priced right, yes this could be true, but many times if it’s not available or only has limited times for showing many agents aren’t going to show it. Getting people in the door, gets the house sold.


Once we have an offer it’s a done deal. Once we’ve accepted the offer, we’re as good as closed right? No, there are a lot of hurdles to cross before a house officially closes. The buyer has to be approved for their loan, the inspection has to go well and you don’t have a foundation problem that you knew nothing about, the roof doesn’t need to be replaced and oh yeah it appraised for value. Last but not least the buyer didn’t change their mind. Once it’s under contract it doesn’t mean it’s over, it’s not over until the documents are signed and the checks have cleared.

Real Estate Agents get paid so much for just looking at homes or just putting a house on the MLS. Yes, that’s all agents do. No, sometimes agents might actually lose money on a sale. Advertising costs money and to get your house sold we have to advertise, you get an hourly wage or set salary for doing your job. We don’t we don’t get paid until the end, so when we are sending emails and talking to you all through the day, that’s just the beginning of the work we as agents do.  Before a house is even listed in MLS or we take it to you we’re doing research, looking at comparable properties. Yes, we get paid one lump sum but if you have a good agent they are probably worth every penny and more.

So if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, call us at (828) 771-2310. If you’d like to look at some of our current listings click here! 

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143 Druid Drive, Asheville NC 28806 – NEW LISTING & OPEN HOUSE!

New Listing & Open House:

The New Buff Team Listing and the Buff Team Open House are one in the same this week. 143 Druid Drive in Asheville, NC. Currently 143 Druid Drive is listed for $249,900! However for the most accurate information call (828) 771-2310 to speak to an agent. Or you can come to the Buff Team Open House, this Sunday November 5th from 1-3pm at 143 Druid Drive, this Open House will be listed by Elizabeth Akins a Broker on the team.

143 Druid Drive is conveniently located in desirable West Asheville. This lovely home is walking distance to popular Haywood Rd. Haywood Rd is the main street of popular West Asheville and is home to many restaurants, breweries, shops & boutiques. This cute arts & crafts style home with completely remodeled a few years ago and boast beautiful finishes throughout.

This open concept home has two sizable bedrooms plus a sunroom, so there is plenty of space. There is a front & bath deck perfect for outdoor entertaining. Do you need storage because the there is a awesome storage space in the basement.

143 Druid Drive is walking distance to Haywood Rd in popular West Asheville and just minutes away from Downtown. It’s convenient to all the things Asheville has to offer. And it has an AHS Home Warranty! So come out on Sunday November 5th from 1-3pm, visit with Elizabeth and take a look at this cute little place, or give us a call today at (828) 771-2310 to schedule your private showing!

The Jim Buff Team

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1336 Alexander Rd, Leicester NC – Buff Team Listing of the week.

This week Buff Team listing of the week is 1336 Alexander Rd in Leicester, NC 28748.

1336 Alexander Rd located in the Alexander Heights subdivision in Leicester North Carolina. The home is situated on 1.05 acres of land with tons of mature landscaping. This is a convenient but quiet location. The home has a covered front porch, rear deck and patio to enjoy the scenery this lovely location offers.

If you’re looking for closet space, this home is a must see, actually this home is a must see anyway with a large open floor plan with a bright and sunny great room. The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closets, yes, that’s closets plural, and a beautiful bathroom. The finished portion of the basement has a bedroom, living area and kitchenette that would be perfect as an in-law suite.

The one thing you cannot forgot to mention about this home on 1336 Alexander Rd is the garage space. There is plenty of it, actually there is a ton of it. First off there is a 2-car attached garage on the main level. The basement has a one car garage with a separate driveway. Lastly but most certainly not least is the detached 3 car garage plus an RV Garage/Storage.

With the spacious open floor plan, additional suite in the basement and tons of garage space, 1336 Alexander Rd is a fabulous home. That has been very well maintained, do yourself a favor and call (828) 771-2310 to schedule an appointment to view this home.


The Jim Buff Team

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Open Houses & Price Improvements… Oh My!!

We’re going to talk about two fabulous homes that the Jim Buff Team has For Sale today.


The first property we’re going to to talk about it is our newest listing, 2373 Riceville Rd, which is currently listed for $369,000. Elizabeth Akins one of our awesome Buff Team agents will be hosting an Open House there this Sunday, October 8th from 1-3pm.

2373 Riceville Rd is a spacious three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home on a wonderful .84 acre level lot in a great East Asheville location. There is plenty of space in this home to spread out and to come together both. With a heated sunroom, family room, living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen  you’ll always have space.  This home has a two car attached garage and blacktop driveway making room for plenty of parking.   This home is a pleasure to be in, you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in!

Next up is 24 Country Cove Court in Leicester, NC. This property just recently had a price improvement, it’s now listed for $359,900. This house is a must see! It’s a spacious four bedroom home on 1.55 acres with an attached two car garage. There are two rooms in the basement that are finished but aren’t counted in the total heated square footage. The kitchen is beautiful with stainless appliances and lovely quartz countertops. There is also a fireplace in the living room perfect for the chilly nights that are coming up here soon.

Both 2373 Riceville Rd & 24 Country Cove Court come with AHS Home Warranties that will protect the buyer for one year past the closing date. If you’d like to see 2373 Riceville Rd before Sunday or 24 Country Cove Court, please contact (828) 771-2310 to schedule your appointment.

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2373 Riceville Rd, Asheville NC, 28805 – New Jim Buff Team Listing

The newest listing, that the Jim Buff Team has listed is 2373 Riceville Rd, in Asheville NC 28805 it is currently listed for $369,000!

2373 Riceville Rd is located on the East side of Asheville. It’s convenient to Asheville, Swannanoa and Black Mountain. It’s located close to grocery stores & restaurants and the VA Hospital.


The home is situated on a beautiful .84 acre lot. This level lot has mature trees and lovely landscaping. There is a fenced in area next to the house perfect for your dog to relax in or get it’s daily exercise without out fear of them running away.  

When you walk in this lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home you will automatically feel like you’re at home. The lovely eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space for your kitchen gadgets, dual ovens for holiday baking or just everyday use, The kitchen is bright and airy because of the skylight. Plus it comes with a dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

There is plenty of space in this home, not including the three bedrooms, you have a Living Room, a Formal Dining Room plus a Den with a gas log fireplace to keep warm on those chilly winter days. Not to mention the heated sunporch in the rear to enjoy the backyard.

There is a two car attached garage long with plenty of parking in the blacktop driveway. 2373 Riceville Rd sits on a full unfinished basement with tons of room for storage or other activities.

The washer and dryer are on the main level in what we are pretty sure is the biggest utility room in Riceville or even East Asheville.

This home comes with an AHS Home Warranty. If you’d like to schedule an appointment to see this or any other home in the area, that’s for sale, please call (828) 771-2310!


Have a great day,

Jim Buff & The Jim Buff Team

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New Listing!! 34 Edgewood Drive, Arden NC 28704

Another day, another listing on the Buff Team. We’ve recently listed 34 Edgewood Drive in Arden NC 28704 and it’s currently listed for $310,000!


This listing although it’s a residential listing is just not all about the lovely older home that is on the property, it’s about the land too.  All 1.38 acres of land. This two bedroom, one bath cozy home is located on the front corner of the property, so there is a possibility that additional homes could be built on the property.

38 Edgewood Drive has a front deck and a lovely covered back porch perfect for enjoying the privacy of the level 1.38 acres. There is a tall crawl space for storage along with a sizeable outbuilding. You can park your car under the 1-car carport.

The backyard is currently fenced and has mature trees and offers privacy even in this convenient location. Located near Mission Pardee Hospital & Ingles it’s convenient to restaurants and other shopping as well.  If you’d like to see this home or find out more information about it or any other home call (828) 771-2310 and we can set you up with one of our fabulous agents.

The Jim Buff Team

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318 Dix Creek Rd #1, Leicester NC 28748

The Jim Buff Team has done it again! We’ve listed another fantastic property. One of the newest Buff Team listings is 318 Dix Creek #1 in Leicester.


318 Dix Creek #1 Rd is a brand new three bedroom, two and half bath home. It is  situated on .64 acres with a covered front porch to enjoy your day or evening and a large open rear deck perfect for entertaining friends and family.

This home has a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and kitchen island. There are hardwood floors throughout the entire home. The full basement is easily finished and it is already plumbed for an additional full bathroom. There is also an attached two car garage to park your vehicles or for more storage.

This house comes with an AHS Home Warranty, click the link for additional information. There are two heat pumps to keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm outside.

If you’d like to view this listing or any other listing in the area call (828) 771-2310 to schedule an appointment and to get the most recent price!


The Jim Buff Team  

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Buff Team Open House & New Listing 2 Dixie Lane Candler, NC

Jim just listed a new house on 2 Dixie Lane in Candler, NC 28715 and we will be holding an Open House on, Sunday September 17th from 1-3pm.


2 Dixie Lane is a spacious all brick home in the Monte Vista Neighborhood in Candler, NC. The home sits on 2.04 acres with a fenced back yard. The property also has a large outbuilding, a patio, a covered deck and a large rear deck all to enjoy the privacy of the 2.04 acres it is situated on.

The home has a spacious kitchen and dining area, plenty of room for entertaining friends and family, with a large brick fireplace located in the living room to cozy up by on cool fall & winter evenings. The house as two heat pumps to keep it cool in summer and warm in the winter, there is tons of storage.

This home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a bonus room plus a family room! Along with all the bedrooms and bathrooms. It has a 3 car garage on the main level plus an additional 1 car garage in the basement, which is perfect for the lawn mower. This house also has central vacuum and a security system installed.

Come out on Sunday, September 17th from 1-3pm view it at our Open House hosted by James Mullis or call (828) 771-2310 to schedule a private showing anytime before or after.

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New Buff Team Listings!

The past week or so has been a busy one for the Buff Team and our agents.

We’ve got a few new listings to share with you.


7 Wray Ave in Swannanoa was listed for $119,900! Yes, you read that correctly. $119,900! This three bedroom home in a great Swannanoa location boasts an extra large open front deck, perfect for entertaining and rear deck. The property has a level .20 acre fenced lot with an outbuilding and a detached 2-car garage.  It is a great fixer upper, with lots of potential!

The next property we listed was 6 Kingston Way in Alexander for $364,900! This 3 bedroom home is on 1 level to rolling acres with gorgeous year around views. There is a fully finished basement  with a kitchenette, full bath and plenty of storage! This property comes with an AHS Home Warranty and is just 20 minutes to Asheville. It’s a must see.

Lastly we listed 3 prime building lots on Sand Hill Rd in West Asheville! These three lots are in a great West Asheville location, close to Haywood Rd and the trendy west side. They are level and cleared. They will be easy to build on, city water & sewer may be available. Site built homes only can be built on the lots.

If you’d like to see any or all of these listings or anything else that is For Sale, give us a call at (828) 771-2310 to schedule an appointment.