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Kirk Pugh

Broker and Realtor, KBT Realty
BIO

I am a 25-year hospitality professional turned real estate broker. Licensed since 2009, together with my partners Becky Brown and Tyson Emery, we own and operate the KBT Realty Team, a division of Keller Williams Realty. Originall  

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Residential Real Estate
May 1, 2018

Is it a Seller’s Market?

According to the National Association of Realtors, the inventory of existing homes available for sale has never been lower in the 35-year history since tracking began. Nationwide, that number is ap ...

Residential Real Estate
Apr 16, 2018

Too Big to Fail

Realtors have many ways to communicate peer to peer: office email groups, branded and private Facebook groups, unbranded mastermind groups and more. These alternate methods of communication help us ...

Residential Real Estate
Apr 2, 2018

Real Estate Teams: The Evolution of Service

What is a real estate team? The more important question might be, why should you care? To understand why a team is important, let’s look at a day in the life of a single, stand-alone agent. ...

Residential Real Estate
Mar 15, 2018

The Compromise: Location, Location, Location

I once had a client tell me, “I want to look out my window and see the ocean and walk out my back door and shoot my shotgun.” If he had wanted to live in a remote area of coastal Onslow C ...

Residential Real Estate
Mar 1, 2018

Build Equity with New Construction

Many people have a significant portion of their net worth tied up in real estate. There are numerous ways to create wealth in real estate that include some strategies that employ high risk and high re ...

Residential Real Estate
Feb 15, 2018

How to Make a Million in Real Estate

Q: How can I make $1,000,000 in real estate? A: Start with $3,000,000 (and $113,000,000 in sales). Much of the general public thinks of Realtors as part-time Vanna Whites. All you need to do is st ...

Residential Real Estate
Feb 1, 2018

My Sister’s Husband’s Cousin is a Realtor

As I sat down at my computer, a writer from Fortune magazine messaged me on Facebook, of all places, to ask my opinion of an article she was writing. The article compared two major real estate bran ...

Residential Real Estate
Jan 19, 2018

What We Do is Open Doors

People from all walks of life enter the real estate profession - college kids, housewives, stockbrokers, attorneys - all for different reasons, and all with different goals. Experience, knowledge, pr ...

Residential Real Estate
Jan 3, 2018

How is the Market?

A question I am continually asked is “How is the market?” I hear it at the coffee shop, at lunch, in line at the grocery store and at cocktail parties... numerous times, every day.  ...

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