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Pat Allen Up Close and Personal

When Pat Allen moved to Highlands 22 years ago, she could not have imagined the success of her real estate career and owning her own firm, Pat Allen Realty Group. She and her husband, also named Pat, and a retired oral-surgeon, moved from Macon...

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Furnished or Not Furnished

Living in a small town has many advantages and a few disadvantages. Being a real estate broker allows me to experience many things others don’t. One has to do with furnished versus non-furnished home sales. And I have experienced it all! W...

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The Times… They are a Changing!

When I moved to Highlands NC twenty four years ago, this lovely little town would basically shut down for the winter. My late husband and I opened a bed and breakfast in October and I was excited to stay open for the winter! I think I h...

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Home REALLY is where the heart is…

As another year comes to an end, I think about how, as a younger person, I looked forward to New Year’s Eve parties and counting down the seconds with friends and welcoming the new year. Now I’m usually asleep by 11! Even today we a...

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And They are Here!

As we say goodbye to the Fourth of July and the brilliance of the fireworks that lit up our town brokers are asking, “Who let the buyers out?” And for real estate in Highlands and Cashiers that is a great thing and a great question!...

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About PARG!

Pat Allen Realty Group is a full service firm specializing in an affluent second home market. It was founded by Pat Allen, who had been the top selling and listing broker at a nationally known firm since 2004. Pat built her firm on hone...

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OPEN HOUSES…CLOSED DOORS

Real estate is “local” as someone coined that phrase.  This is so true in the case of open houses in Highlands and surrounding areas. When sellers list their home on the plateau they typically ask: “When will you do an open house?” Thi...

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The Life of a Real Estate Broker

I have been asked many times why I became a real estate broker and am willing to work so hard.  I rarely have time to sit and ponder this but will share my thoughts with you in regards to what it really takes to be successful in this highly co...

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Spring and Hope Eternal

With a little less chill in the air these days, there is an excitement that springs forth in Highlands. Tourists arrive in shorts and locals put away their down jackets but know we may still get a precipitation surprise! We have had snow in Apr...

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