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Luxury Home Marketing Group Discuss Importance of
First Impressions in July Meeting

(Raleigh, NC) – Members of the Raleigh-based, Luxury Home Marketing Group reviewed the importance of first impressions during the July meeting. Guest speaker Nancy Fields of Midtown Shade and Shutter (on Facebook) shared her experience with client-feedback on window treatments, as a contractor and interior design professional.

"Realtors frequently talk about 'curb appeal' when discussing a home's potential," said LHMG Vice-President Jill Rekuc. "That's half the story with windows, because of the exterior AND interior appeal. Nancy reviewed some innovative ideas appropriate for the Luxury Home marketplace, which add value and beauty to the home's presentation."

July's tour of member homes included properties represented by Linda Bird Kolarov (3812 Glen Iris Lane, Glenlake South, Raleigh & 5212 Newstead Manor Lane, Newstead Manor, Raleigh); Kathy Beacham (7025 Copperleaf Place, Copperleaf, Cary); Kimberly Conroy (3213 Mossy Ridge Court, Parker Falls, Raleigh) and Lindsay Taylor (1104 Silver Oaks Court, River Oaks, Raleigh). See a feature of each tour home below.

The Luxury Home Marketing Group is always seeking strategic partners. If your business involves elite homes, and you are interested in membership, contact President Linda Craft at 919-235-6300.

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Background: The group was formed in 2004 as a coalition of luxury home real estate experts, representing luxury home buyers and sellers by applying extraordinary real estate expertise and service in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and surrounding counties. Executive Board members are: President Linda Craft, Linda Craft & Teams, REALTORS®, Vice-President Jill Rekuc of Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC , Secretary: Kimberly Conroy, Coldwell Banker HPW,  Treasurer Shawn Britt of Realty World-Triangle Living and Past-President Kathy Beacham, Coldwell Banker HPW. Members include Becky Davis, Steina DeAndrade, Brenda Holden, Linda Bird Kolarov, Deborah Nance, and Lindsay Taylor.

3812 Glen Iris Lane, Glenlake South, Raleigh

Represented by Linda Bird Kolarov

Outstanding feature: Wine Bar

5212 Newstead Manor Lane,
Newstead Manor, Raleigh

Represented by: Linda Bird Kolarov

Outstanding feature: Stone Fireplace

7025 Copperleaf Place, Copperleaf, Cary

Represented by Kathy Beacham

Outstanding feature: Outdoor Pool

3213 Mossy Ridge Court, Parker Falls, Raleigh

Represented by Kimberly Conroy

Outstanding feature: Outdoor Pool

1104 Silver Oaks Court, River Oaks, Raleigh

Represented by Lindsay Taylor

Outstanding feature: The View