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Members of the Raleigh-based, Luxury Home Marketing Group discussed homes’ outstanding features in their August meeting. Each monthly meeting features a tour of elite homes, and while each property has many outstanding features, there is usually one that is an outstanding, unique feature that needs extra attention. Guest speakers Rhonda Tilley Benvie of Help Me Rhonda interiors and Amy Holderby of Upon the Rock Granite and Stone discussed how to advise home sellers on making choices on best first impressions.

“Our homebuyers have high expectations when looking for a home in the $750,000 and up marketplace,” said LHMG President Linda Craft. “As REALTORS®, it is our responsibility to highlight the distinguishing features in the homes we represent. When we come across an architectural or landscape feature that is unique because of what it is, or the quality of work done to create the feature, it gives us an extra tool to help match buyers and sellers.”

August’s tour of member homes included properties represented by Lindsey Taylor (12104 Ballybrook Ct, Buckingham Manor, Raleigh), Linda Craft (10008 Brassfield Rd., Chatsworth, Raleigh); and Kimberly Conroy (5109 Terra Cotta Dr., Chestnut 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, Linda Bird Kolarov, Deborah Nance, Lindsay Taylor and Ida Terbet.




12104 Ballybrook Ct., Buckingham Manor, Raleigh

Represented by: Lindsey Taylor

Outstanding feature: Custom Mahogany doors leading to the study





10008 Brassfield Rd, Chatsworth, Raleigh

Represented by: Linda Craft

Outstanding feature: Bonus room with a fireplace



5109 Terra Cotta Drive, Chestnut Oaks, Raleigh

Represented by Kimberly Conroy

Outstanding feature: The Kitchen