By Maggie Beamguard
The landscape along N.C. 211 changes daily as familiar landmarks are dismantled to make way for a wider road. Churches, businesses and homeowners along the corridor have made their way to new locations.
Even local realtors Shannon and Chad Stites found themselves uprooted from the prime location near Seven Lakes Drive their offices occupied since 2009.
The Stites Team, affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, recently hung a sign over their new digs at 4281 N.C. 73, between the West End fire station and the back gate of Seven Lakes West.
“At first I was overwhelmed at the thought of having to find a new place because I liked the exposure of being on N.C. 211, and I knew we wouldn’t find anything else on that road,” Stites said.
A friend suggested building on the shop property the Stites already owned on Hwy 73. “Once he suggested that idea, we knew it was the best option.”
While the former location provided great exposure on a busy corner, it was not easy to get into or out of and the office layout wasn’t optimal. The new location accounts for some of those deficiencies.
“Our new location is on the same property as Chad’s woodshop, so it’s easier for him to transition between woodworker and Realtor. Chad designed it, so it is perfect for our needs in running an efficient business.”
And business is good.
“We had our best month ever in June, and we are here and ready to serve the community, so come see us if you need anything real estate related,” Stites said. “Our business is almost all referral based, so please keep us in mind if you have friends, family or neighbors looking to buy or sell. We do serve all of Moore County despite 90 percent of our business being in Seven Lakes.”
The Stites Team is committed to giving back to the community that has been so good to them.
“You’ll find our signage and logos on almost every athletic field in the county, on kids T-shirts, etcetera,” she said, “and we don’t just donate money, we donate a lot of time back to the local schools, athletics and our neighborhood. That is something that is really important to us and when people support our business, they also support those activities.”
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