Weichert Real Estate Blog

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Let’s be Fair! Who Keeps the Security Deposit Anyway?

At Weichert, Realtors - Mark Thomas Properties Property Management, we strive to be fair to all parties! When you rent your Durham, NC home, you can expect your security deposit to be deposited into our trust/escrow account and handled in strict compliance with all applicable laws and North Carolina Real Estate Commission Regulations. We’ll document the condition of your new rental home by taking pictures before you move in. If you see anything that needs attention, we’ll make note of it so you won’t be held responsible when your lease is over. Cleanliness of the stove, refrigerator, and microwave matter! Please don’t neglect these appliances as you are moving out. We strive to keep all of the rental properties that we manage in excellent condition to ensure that we have happy tenants and happy property owners. You may wish to download the NC Real Estate Commission’s informational guide Questions and Answers on: Tenant Security Deposits. We prefer that our tenants and our owners fully understand how security deposits should be handled. Let’s be fair!  Read More »

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lucky Number 5

When you do what you love – you will love what you do.  Read More »

Monday, January 09, 2017

Two Local Weichert offices merge

Mount Airy, Md. / Jan. 3, 2016 – WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony, with offices in Columbia and Mount Airy, Md., is pleased to announce it has merged with WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Property Concepts in Eldersburg, Md. The new company will operate under the name WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony and maintain branch offices in Columbia, Mount Airy and Eldersburg.  Read More »

Friday, July 01, 2016

WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony Welcomes REALTOR Kristina Jackson

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

4th of July Events in Maryland!

Not sure where to celebrate this weekend? Check out what's happening in our area:  Read More »

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony Welcomes REALTOR Sandy Prestridge

Columbia, Md. / June 22, 2016 – WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony, with offices in Columbia and Mount Airy, Md. is proud to announce that REALTOR Sandy Prestridge has joined their team. Prestridge will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Howard County, Md. and surrounding counties with all of their real estate needs.  Read More »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nakia Henson Joins WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony

    Columbia, Md. / June 21, 2016 – WEICHERT, REALTORS® - New Colony, with offices in Columbia and Mount Airy, Md. is proud to announce that REALTOR Nakia Henson has joined their team. Henson will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Howard County, Md. and surrounding counties with all of their real estate needs.    Read More »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Julie Kelley Graduates from the Maryland Association of Realtors® Leadership Academy

Julie Kelley of WEICHERT, REALTORS® — New Colony in Columbia, Md., is one of twenty-two recent graduates of the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Leadership Academy.

The MAR Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed to develop a REALTOR’S® skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement. Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.  

“The skills I learned in the academy will benefit my clients by giving me the knowledge to overcome any and all obstacles,” Kelley says. “The process of buying or selling a home can have some bumps along the way, and I’m there to smooth out the ride.”

Julie Kelley joined WEICHERT, REALTORS® — New Colony in January 2012. She was named the Mid-Atlantic Weichert Affiliates “Rookie of the Year” in 2012, has been a member of the Howard County Million Dollar Club since 2013, and was selected as the Howard County Association of REALTORS® “Rookie of the Year” in 2014. Kelley is a current member of the Howard County Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors.

The 2016 MAR President Bonnie Casper addressed the graduates at the April 19 ceremony. She said, “Today we honor you as future leaders in communities and within our REALTOR® organization.” The 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown also spoke to the group, and he encouraged MAR Leadership Academy graduates to get involved and to get their peers involved. Brown said that “the greatest sign of leadership that one can achieve is to gather a group of people together to achieve one common goal.”

The Maryland Association of REALTORS® is the largest Maryland professional trade association serving over 23,000 members and is dedicated to preserving the vitality of the real estate market. REALTORS® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the REALTORS® organization's strict Code of Ethics, and who are members of the National, State and Local REALTORS® organization.    Read More »

Monday, March 21, 2016

WEICHERT, REALTORS® — New Colony Recognized for Top Company Ranking by the Mid-Atlantic Broker Council

The Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Mid-Atlantic Broker Council presented WEICHERT, REALTORS® New Colony with its “Top Company” Award earlier this month. This is the New Colony brokerage’s fourth time winning the award, selected from among WEICHERT brokers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.    Read More »

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Deborah Willis Earns the Executive Club Award from the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Mid-Atlantic Broker Council

The Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Mid-Atlantic Broker Council presented REALTOR® Deborah Willis with the Executive Club Award at the Council’s annual awards banquet held March 4, 2016, at the Valley Forge Resort in King of Prussia, Pa. The Executive Club Award is earned by agents based on their exceptional sales performance.    Read More »