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Randy Smith of Synchronicity explains the impact of social media and “selfies”

27 Mar , 2014  

Randy Smith, CRESN president and the owner of Synchronicity Web Designs, a Charlotte-based web development company, recently addressed the CRESN members about the power of social media, both positive and negative.

Using examples of how social media can be utilized to either boost or hurt a company’s online reputation, Randy explained the immediate impact of what we do as businesses and how social media has created an instant review and opinion platform across the web. Welcome to the world of social media where 140 characters can cause irreparable damage to your company’s reputation — and bottom line — in seconds flat. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn — each one is a digital grapevine, letting consumers air their grievances to millions with the single click of a mouse. more!

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Advanced Tech does home security right in Charlotte

21 Feb , 2014  

Rusty Stevens of Advanced Tech, a Charlotte home automation company

CRESN member Rusty Stevens of Advanced Tech Systems and Automation, a Charlotte home automation company, recently educated the membership about the many services and products that his company provides.

Their services include:

  • Central Vacuum
  • Home Automation
  • Whole House Audio
  • Home Theatre
  • Security Systems
  • Video Surveillance
  • Access Control
  • Fire Systems
  • Audio/Video Distribution

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. more!

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Palmetto Exterminators to the rescue

24 Jan , 2014  

Charlotte pest removal specialist Nick Frantz of Palmetto addresses the CRESN audience

When CRESN Member Nick Frantz of Palmetto Exteriminators, Inc. isn’t extreme mountain biking or cave spelunking, he dons his pest-fighting apparel and rids your home of termites, mosquitoes, and other bugs.

Recently Nick educated the CRESN members about his pest removal company and the services they provide. From termites and mosquitoes to bed bugs and roaches, Palmetto Exterminators can control and remove pests from your home.

With 50 years of experience and two graduate entomologists on staff, Palmetto Exterminators is always searching for innovative ways to improve our customer service and satisfaction. Palmetto Exterminators places emphasis on the education and training of their employees with special attention given to providing first-rate termite and pest control protection in an environmentally responsible manner. more!

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Have a pest problem in Charlotte? Call Animal Agent CSI

22 Nov , 2013  

Anthony Hardison of Animal Agent C.S.I., a Charlotte pest and critter removal company

Member Anthony Hardison recently addressed the CRESN membership about the services that his company Animal Agent C.S.I.  provides to the Charlotte NC area. If you have a animal problem Anthony is your man. From bats to snakes, Animal Agent C.S.I. can safely remove and redistribute animals to a safe location away from your property.

Animal Agent C.S.I. is a full service wildlife removal company. With over 22 years experience in wildlife damage control, the owner Anthony Hardison is ready to respond to your call. We attend to squirrels, bats, raccoons,opossums, snakes, birds, moles, voles chipmunks, foxes, coyotes and dead animals. We will also keep them out by sealing up your home or business. Additionally we clean up animal waste by using HEPA Vacuums and enzymes. more!

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Chris Harrill is leading the way for Charlotte Electrical Contractors

15 Nov , 2013  

Member Chris Harrill of the Charlotte based electrical contractor  ARC Electric Company did a wonderful job educating the CRESN membership about a new service that his company provides called CurrentSAFE.

If your home had an electrical hazard would you want to know?

CurrentSAFE is the most comprehensive diagnosis of your homes electrical system! ARC Electric Company’s specially trained CurrentSAFE Technician can locate concealed electrical problems by providing this revolutionary electrical testing on residential properties without having to dismantle, damage or cut into any parts of the home. CurrentSAFE’s unique testing process ensures the electrical safety of a home along with reducing the risk of fire or electric shock by exposing any potential hazards that can and should be corrected. more!

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Cleaner Image Solutions cleans your home the right way

8 Nov , 2013  

Mike Busch from Charlotte drapery cleaners Cleaner Image

Mike Busch, owner and operator of Charlotte drapery cleaners Cleaner Image

Member Mike Busch of Charlotte’s Cleaner Image Solutions made quite an impression on the CRESN members with his presentation this week.

As you may know, Cleaner Image Solutions doesn’t just clean your blinds, curtains, and mattresses. They remove all the nasties like mites, bacteria, pet hair, and more. Cleaner Image technicians come to your home and expertly clean your fabrics right where they hang. No dealing with those hooks, no trying to reposition, no naked windows.

Cleaner Image is an ON-SITE specialty cleaning company staffed with technicians certified to clean all Hunter Douglas products, and highly recommended by Kathy Ireland Home by Alta, Comfortex, and Decorating Den. more!

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Need a quality plumber in Charlotte NC? Meet Paul Mesiti of One Call Plumbing

2 Nov , 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. more!

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Carolina Heating and Air knows how to keep you cool

6 Sep , 2013  

Carolina Heat and Air owner Keith Hudson addresses the CRESN members

Charlotte heating and air specialist Keith Hudson from Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning recently provided the CRESN members with an excellent presentation about the various parts of a home heat and air system, and how the basic process works within your home.

Using a multimedia presentation, Keith explained the basic components of common residential heating and air systems found here in North Carolina, as well as how they work. With this basic understanding in hand, Keith was able to explain why regular maintenance is important and how to recognize potential problems in advance. more!

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Fairway Mortgage specialist Jane Estes knows credit scores

2 Aug , 2013  

Jane Estes of Charlotte’s Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation speaks to the CRESN members

Jane Estes of Charlotte’s Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation recently explained to the CRESN group about credit scores and how they affect your mortgage financing options. By using humor and score cards as props, she showed the group just how your credit scores can help or hinder your ability to get mortgage financing.

Jane advises that everyone should check their credit scores with the three major agencies at least once per year. If you would like to get a free copy of your scores, please visit more!

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Carol Smith can help you sell your house faster and for more money

21 Jun , 2013  

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. more!