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New Listing in Richmond Park

1312 Ann Street

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Beautiful home located in Richmond Park, near Downtown Rockingham. This property features a fenced in backyard, patio, walk-in closets, beautiful landscaping, and a spacious 3217 square feet.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14874
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1312 Ann Street
Rockingham, NC 28379


Great Investment Opportunity in Hamlet, NC

332 Hendersonville Street 
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This property is located just south of Downtown Hamlet. With a large fenced in yard and a covered porch, this property would make a great investment. For more information on this property click here.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14902
2 Bed, 1 Bath
332 Hendersonville Street
Hamlet, NC 28345


317 Covingtonton Street – New Construction

317 Covington Street
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Affordable New Construction near Downtown Rockingham. Home features an open floor plan with a spacious living areas, large bedrooms, separate laundry and walk-in closets. This beautiful home is being built by Hayden Construction Inc.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14731
3 Bed, 2 Bath
317 Covington Street
Rockingham, NC 28379


2011 Real Estate at a Glance a Year in Review

There are many reasons why I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs. First and foremost is the deep satisfaction I get from helping them realize their dreams and get through the major transition that accompanies buying, selling, and moving.

That’s why, in my ongoing commitment to providing first-class service, I can confidently say that if I can’t answer a specific home related question you have, I’m a phone call  or e-mail away from an expert in my professional network who can.

Everyone wants to know what is happening in our local market and that is why I am sending you this Real Estate Market Update so you will have the facts about what is happening in your market and not just what you hear on the news nationally. Here is a breakdown of sales for 2010 compared to 2011:

Your Real Estate Advisors Market Update

YTD 2010

YTD 2011

% Diff

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Sold Listings




Volume of Sold Listings




Average Sales Price




Average Days on Market




List/Sales Price Ratio




As you can see, the market is Richmond County was down significantly in 2011. Total sales almost dropped back to 2004 levels which hopefully signals we have reached a bottom and the market will stabilize going into 2012. As you can see from the numbers above, only one in three properties listed are selling, much lower than last year. Days on market only takes into account the listings that have sold, not the ones that never sell. Also, take a look at the list to sales price ratio; homes are selling at 9% below list price on average. What this means is for a home to sell, it has to be priced attractively to even receive an can see, the market is Richmond County was down significantly in 2

 In 2012, we will work even harder to be sure our clients get the best marketing and client services available. We have started our website upgrade and are aggressively seeking new ways to generate referrals to help bring buyers and sellers together.

Thanks to all of our friends, clients, and business partners Exit Realty Platinum is the ONLY franchise in Richmond County that increased sales from 2010 to 2011! Exit Realty was also awarded the Best of the Best Real Estate Company in 2011, thank you again for your support!



A Year in Review with Exit Realty Platinum and the Community:

  • Started the Tim and Nicole Hayden Scholarship Fund with RCC
  • Corporate Sponsor for Relay for Life
  • Holes for Habitat Golf Tournament
  • Bowling for Breast Cancer
  • Hospice Dancing with the Stars
  • Parks and Recreation team sponsors
  • Care packages for seniors at Richmond Pines Nursing Home
  • Delivered appreciation baskets to RSHS teachers for their commitment to the community
  • Donated to the Boy Scouts

I would also like to give a very special thanks to the businesses that help our clients through their advertisements on our moving truck:

Please keep these businesses in mind when you have a need in which they can help.

If you have any questions or want to know how your home value is doing, please give me a call or e-mail me at for a no cost, no obligation market analysis or visit my website

If you know of anyone who would benefit from this information or would like to receive my free market updates, please contact me. In addition if you have given any thought to moving or hear that any family, friends, or work colleagues are, please let me know.

Thank you.

Nicole Hayden

Buy or Sell with ME and use MY Truck for FREE!

Nicole Hayden
Exit Realty Platinum

New Listing in Ellerbe, NC 577 Pleasant Hill Church Road

577 Pleasant Hill Church Rd Ellerbe, NC
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MLS# 13755
3 Bed, 2 Bath
577 Pleasant Hill Church Rd
Ellerbe NC, 28338


Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

No More Suprises at the Closing Table


It used to be too common a story: you’re excited about signing the paperwork, shaking hands, and grabbing the keys to your new home.  But the day before closing, the lender advises that your closing fees are several hundred dollars more than their Good Faith Estimate listed.  Suddenly, your excitement turns to pressure to just pay it and close the deal.

Now those days are over, thanks to the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act (MDIA).  What was once the Truth In Lending Act has been rewritten with new rules to help consumers understand the loan costs and alert borrowers to changes in fees well in advance of closing.

Now the lender must provide their Good Faith Estimate within three days of receiving the borrowers’ application, and closing cannot occur until the buyer has seven days to review the disclosure.  If the final APR (annual percentage rate) differs more than 0.125% from the original quote, a new disclosure must be provided, granting the borrower the right of rescission.

This relieves the pressure that buyers once felt to agree to pay higher fees and rates at the very last minute.  As always, borrowers can review the final documents one day before closing, providing an excellent opportunity for you to review all the figures with your real estate agent and to ask any lingering questions before you make it official.

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Richmond County NC Real Estate Stats

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In today’s real estate market it comes down to this, a beauty contest. The homes that look good and are priced right will sell while the homes that are priced high by sellers hoping to get an offer so they can negotiate will continue to sit on the market. Did you know Less than half the properties put on the market ever sell. Most people don’t and that is why I am here to help you with your real estate needs.

Your Real Estate Advisors Market Update
  Oct-09 Oct-10 % Diff YTD 2009 YTD 2010 % Diff
New Listings 55 47 -17% 505 488 -3
Sold Listings 18 13 -38% 201 208 3%
Volume of Sold Listings $1,595,450 $1,467,918 -9% $17,523,507 $20,324,497 14%
Average Sales Price $88,636 $112,917 22% $87,182 $97,714 11%
Average Days on Market 244 107 -128% 172 173 1%
List/Sales Price Ratio 84% 96% 13% 90% 92% 2%


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Foreclosures Account For Many Home Sales


According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, close to one third of existing home sales were either foreclosures or short sales (meaning sales in which the lender agreed to allow the home to sell for less than the amount outstanding on the mortgage).  Indeed, it seems for now that these “distressed properties” have become the new “traditional” sales transaction.

This is why it is so important to seek the representation of a specially trained and qualified real estate professional.  Sellers particularly need assistance in navigating these complex short sale transactions, and buyers need guidance if they are to take advantage of these delicate opportunities.

Obviously, real estate agents are among the biggest advocates for homeownership, and we strongly believe that any home lost to foreclosure is one too many.  Regrettably, some circumstances arise where homeowners are simply unable to maintain their mortgage payments, and risk going into default.  In those cases, a trusted agent’s specialized knowledge can help secure a short sale and keep the sellers out of the grueling foreclosure process.

Aside from staying current on national and local laws that apply to short sales and foreclosures, realty professionals are trained in qualifying sellers for assistance, negotiating with lenders, protecting buyers, and limiting risk.  Now more than ever, it makes sense for both sellers and buyers to seek professional representation.

 As your Real Estate Advisor, I can help you find your DREAM HOME, or provide you with a FREE HOME VALUATION to help you sell your current property. My experience with homes located in Richmond County, Rockingham, Hamlet, Ellerbe, Cordova, and Hoffman NC comes from having a Top Producing Office that values client relationships more than sales.





Our motto is “Buy or Sell with Me & Use This Truck to Move for Free”

To view properties for sale or get the latest real estate information in Richmond County, NC, visit my website at

I can be reached by e-mail @ if you have any questions or need to schedule a listing or showing appointment.


•·         Home Sales- Existing and new Construction

•·         Investment properties

•·         REO/Foreclosure Properties

•·         Relocation


As a professional in my community I also participate in our local Chamber of Commerce and am a member of the newly formed Ambassador Group that helps bring in and work with new members. Also, I am a member of the Richmond County Education Foundation Board, Richmond County Women’s Service League, Vice-President for the Richmond County Board of Realtors, and RPAC Chair for 2009.

I look forward to working with you.


Richmond County NC Realtors with Exit Realty Support The Rock





Don't Miss This Race!!!


For Immediate Release:   

Tuesday, October 5, 2010   

Rockingham Ready for Intense ARCA Racing Series Finale   

(TOLEDO, Ohio) – Featuring a history rivaled by only a mere handful of race tracks across America, Rockingham Speedway is a fitting host for Saturday’s American 200 presented by Black’s Tire and Auto Service, the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards season finale.   

Not only do the 1.017-mile track’s many stories contribute to an alluring atmosphere for the series’ drivers and teams, but the race surface itself is one that will present a challenge to the three drivers contending for a first ARCA Racing Series championship, and along the way, highlight the best true driver.   

Banked at 22 degrees in the first two turns and 25 in the final two, Rockingham Speedway features a rough surface capable of taking a tremendous toll on tires and the suspension of even the strongest stock cars. Car care will be important, says series points leader Patrick Sheltra (No. 60 Ferguson Pipe/Jones Group International Toyota).   

“We’ve had our good runs there and we’ve had our bad runs there,” Sheltra said. “It’s a slick race track, and it comes down to tire management and fuel mileage. It’s a racer’s track. You’ve got to get up on the wheel and go for it.”   

Sheltra stands 10 points ahead of Craig Goess (No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Toyota) and 20 points in front of Tom Hessert (No. 77 Cherry Hill Classic Cars Dodge) entering the final race, but if he hopes to finish as the series champion, he’ll have to improve on a 38th-place finish in his last outing at Rockingham. Sheltra dropped out of contention with a crash in last year’s season finale.   

Goess will return to the track confident in his ability to improve. Experimentation, he insists, is a thing of the past, and now is the time to win.   

“(Rockingham) is fun to get around as a driver. We’ll have a better setup than when we went there before. We tried some things at the end of last year that didn’t really work out for us. I still like driving the track, even with a car I wasn’t happy with, so that tells you how much fun it is,” said Goess.   

He finished 17th last fall.   

Hessert, who finished one spot ahead of Goess last fall at Rockingham, proved himself a historian in assessing Rockingham’s features.   

“Rockingham Speedway is a really historic race track. It opened in 1965, and the surface might be just that old, because it’s pretty slippery and pretty rough and hard to get a hold of, but the coolest thing about Rockingham is that it’s really multi-grooved,” he said. “You’ll have one guy kind of bottom-feed right around the white line, and you’ll have some guys that look like they’re going 300 miles an hour right up next to the wall, and run the same exact lap time.”   

The 200-lap American 200 airs live on SPEED at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, with timing and scoring and live audio coverage presented by ARCA Nation and the ARCA Racing Network at Four races have been held at the track, with two won by Venturini Motorsports (Joey Logano in 2008, Sean Caisse in 2009). 48 cars are presently entered, and 41 will start.   

The event will complete the series’ 20-race schedule, and activity begins with an optional open test for ARCA Racing Series teams on Thursday. A 90-minute practice leads Friday’s schedule at 11:30 a.m., and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 2:30 p.m. Live audio coverage and live timing and scoring of all events will be presented by ARCA Nation and the ARCA Racing Network at   

Rockingham Speedway has invited racing legends Junior Johnson and Donnie Allison to attend the American 200; Johnson won 13 NASCAR Cup races at the track as an owner between 1969 and 1992, including five straight from 1980-1982, and Allison won as a driver in 1968 and 1977.   

“We’ve really got a first-class event lined up for the fans with the American 200,” said Rockingham Speedway president Andy Hillenburg, who will also field Bryan Silas’s No. 11 Rockingham Speedway/Palm Beach Grading Ford and Tyler Speer’s No. 10 Proboat/R. Wilson Contractors Chevrolet. “The races that we are hosting will be competitive and exciting for everyone and we’re hoping for a record turnout of fans ready to see stock car racing at its best.”   

The race will be preceded by the City of Rockingham’s downtown party, ThunderFest, which on Thursday will feature an ARCA Racing Series driver autograph session at 6:30 p.m.   

Two of the numerous drivers in attendance will be Tim George Jr. (No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Development Chevrolet) and Ty Dillon (No. 41 Karl Chevrolet/Richard Childress Racing Development Chevrolet), whose team affiliations may play a role in success at the track. Childress won NASCAR Cup races at the track with Dale Earnhardt in 1987, 1994, and 1996, and will attempt Rockingham as a car owner for the first time Saturday.   

Also scheduled to appear for autographs are Sheltra, Goess, Hessert, and nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, among others.   

One notable race entry is Steve Park (No. 53 Coastal Wire Ford), who won a NASCAR race at “The Rock” in 2001 for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.   

“Rockingham holds a special place in my heart, having had the chance to win there in the Cup Series. I kind of miss the place since they took it off the Cup schedule, and Cup, Nationwide, and the Trucks don’t run there. But no matter what division, I’m looking forward to going to Rockingham and seeing all the race fans,” Park said.   

Last season, only two drivers were able to finish in the top 10 in both races at Rockingham. One was racing veteran Ken Schrader, who is not entered, and the other was Parker Kligerman, who won in the fall and finished second to Justin Lofton in the championship standings before moving to the NASCAR Nationwide Series. As such, numerous drivers have experience running up front.   

Casey Roderick, Chris Buescher, and Grant Enfinger are all part-time drivers who finished among the top seven last fall and are entered for Saturday’s race. Dakoda Armstrong and Joey Coulter, who are both in the top 10 in this year’s standings, ran eighth and ninth last October.   

Though their last October race at Rockingham produced disappointing results, championship contenders Sheltra and Goess finished second and sixth last spring. Silas was fourth and Steve Arpin 10th.   

The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards features 20 events at 17 tracks on its 2010 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 racetracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as left- and right-turn street and road courses.   

Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.  

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