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Need a contractor in Charlotte NC? Chris Ecton is your man.

31 May , 2013  

Chris Ecton of Cornerstone Construction

CRESN vice-president Chris Ecton provided an excellent demonstration this week about what his company Cornerstone Construction can do to meet your contracting and construction needs. Using a Powerpoint presentation, Chris educated our membership as to how his company approaches each project and the fine craftsmanship that is put into each project.

Cornerstone Construction strives to be the best building repair and remodel specialist in the Charlotte region. We believe in providing our customers with quality service at reasonable prices. From repair lists to additions to new homes, we can do it. From decks and patios to windows and doors, Cornerstone can help save you time and money by utilizing the design skills and insight of our experienced staff. Our focus is on meeting your construction needs in a timely and professional manner. Let’s get started on your project! ...read more!

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Superhero Chad Carpenter knows insurance too

17 May , 2013  

Chad Carpenter of CoSaint Financial

Member Chad Carpenter of CoSaint Financial, a Charlotte insurance company, leads a double life. Not only is the former actor a well-versed insurance agent, he also represents Marvel as comic super heroes Thor and Spiderman on occasion. In fact he even rang the bell at the NYSE dressed in full Thor regalia.

However in his daily Clark Kent type of life, Chad works with people and businesses here in the greater Charlotte area to make sure their every day insurance needs are covered. CoSaint Financial is an independent insurance agency representing many of the leading carriers in the insurance industry. CoSaint is committed to providing quality Homeowners, Automobile, Business, and Life Insurance products to our customers. Chad recently spoke to the CRESN membership about his company and how CoSaint can help you. ...read more!

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Member Rusty Stevens sings a CRESN tune

26 Apr , 2013  

Rusty Stevens of Advanced Tech, a Charlotte home automation company

The CRESN members were recently serenaded by member Rusty Stevens of Advanced Tech Systems and Automation, a Locust based home automation company. With a background in music, Rusty is a natural at speaking to others about the advantages of working with his company.

Advanced Tech Systems and Automation, Inc. (Advanced Tech) is a “one-stop shop” for all your low-voltage needs. We use only the finest products with the most up-to-date technology in all of our installations. We look for four major components when choosing a product: quality, dependability, ease of use, and support. If the product meets our standards in all four of these categories, we know that we will be at the top of the list when it comes to customer satisfaction. ...read more!

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Charlotte home stager Carol Smith appears at Kirkland’s grand opening in Matthews

2 Feb , 2013  

Charlotte home stager Carol Smith at the Kirkland's grand opening

Charlotte home staging professional Carol Smith at the Kirkland’s grand opening

CRESN member and home stager Carol Smith has been getting a lot of exposure lately.

Just one week after being asked to speak at the Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show, Carol was asked to appear at the Kirkland’s Grand Opening in Matthews, NC.

She is the founder and president of Creative Home Stagers, a professional home staging company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They provide home staging consultations and services to home owners, real estate agents, and real estate management companies. “Home staging” is the act of preparing a home, condo, or other property for sale in the real estate marketplace. ...read more!

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Charlotte plumber Paul Mesiti provides water tips for cold weather

25 Jan , 2013  

Member Paul Mesiti does his thing!

Member Paul Mesiti recently educated the CRESN group about the services that his business 1 Call Plumbing provides, but also used his quick wit and sense of humor to make valves and hoses fun.

Water expands when it freezes. Winter temperatures can freeze the water that is trapped in the outside faucets and pipe connections. If you live in a region where temperatures go below freezing in the winter, then your outside water faucets risk being damaged if they are not drained prior to the winter. In some cases, this can damage the faucet or cause the pipe burst in the wall.  You can prevent water damage to your home by winterizing your outside faucets each fall. Turning off the water supply to your outside faucets is the best way to prevent this problem. ...read more!

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CRESN’s “Show and Tell” is fun for all

16 Nov , 2012  

Member Mike Powers brought his lovely wife Maria and son Evan as his show and tell!

Networking is about trust and familiarity.

That said, in order to establish a tighter bond and understanding of each of our members, we recently asked each member to bring in a personal item to share with the group. The goal of this exercise was to allow each member to share something that had significant meaning in their life.

Members brought in everything from sentimental photos to their families. And most everyone had a wonderful story to share that brought the group closer together.

Who would have known that member Jordan Tabor was a paramedic in his career prior to becoming an excellent handyman? Or Dan Hood’s grandfather was a coal miner in the rolling hills of Kentucky? ...read more!

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CRESN Visitor Day is a hit!

26 Oct , 2012  

The CRESN VIsitor Day attendees show their spirit!

Our Charlotte Real Estate Services Network (CRESN) group recently held our annual autumn “Visitor Day” in which all members invited a guest to attend a meeting and learn more about our networking group. The turn out was excellent and, in the traditional CRESN way, much fun for all.

Each guest was treated to breakfast and had the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. The purpose of the event was two-fold. First, we wanted to introduce potential new members to learn about our group and what we have to offer. Secondly, our goal was to bring attention to how our group can help homeowners, sellers, buyers, as well as the community. ...read more!

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Charlotte cleaning service “A Mother’s Touch” is just what your house needs

29 Sep , 2012  

Todd Benson, owner of A Mother’s Touch Cleaning Service, presents to the CRESN group

Todd Benson, owner of A Mother’s Touch Cleaning Service, provided CRESN with a presentation to help educate the members about the wonderful cleaning services that his company provides. From House Cleaning, Office Cleaning, Post Construction Cleaning, Window Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning and brand new to “A Mother’s Touch”, “Green Improvements and Organizational Projects, you can count on Todd and his team for all your cleaning service needs.

“A Mother’s Touch” Cleaning Service is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction Every Time. We strive to exceed your expectations Every Time. Our proven method of cleaning makes certain we leave your home sparkling clean Every Time. You should expect a thorough, consistent and green clean Every Time. Our 100% guarantee is simple, but nobody cleans like Mom does, Every Time. ...read more!

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Charlotte home stager Carol Smith prepares your house for sale

14 Sep , 2012  

Creative Home Stager’s founder Carol Smith

Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers, recently provided an excellent presentation to the CRESN group on the benefits of having an accredited professional stage your home for sale. Using a collection of before and after pictures of recently staged homes, Carol was able to show the wonderful benefits that home staging provides to both the seller and buyer.

Did you know that 94% of professionally staged homes sell on average of 29 days or less, compared to non-staged homes?

“Home staging” is the act of preparing a home, condo, or other property for sale in the real estate marketplace. Home staging is not a new term, but for many Charlotte homeowners and real estate agents the concept of “professional home staging” is shedding new light on how to promote a home in the real estate marketplace. ...read more!

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CRESN rocks the Charlotte Home Show

28 Aug , 2012  

Andre Campos of CRESN (Carolina’s Stone, Marble & Granite, Inc.) happily mans the booth at the Southern Ideal Home Show

The CRESN membership joined forces to present a “one-stop” professional home services booth at the Southern Ideal Home Show here in Charlotte on Friday August 24 – Sunday August 26.

The booth, which included samples of the various members trades and services, also provided live demonstrations and tips on how to do home improvement tasks from properly hammering a shingle to correctly using a paintbrush.

The Southern Ideal Home Show is the largest fall event for homeowners to meet experts face-to-face for ideas, information and everything they need for building, remodeling, landscaping, decorating projects and more all in one place. ...read more!

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