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Homes By Dickerson Realtor Social Shines!

Homes By Dickerson Realtor Social Shines!

ThIMG_3447ank you to the more than 125 Realtors who joined us at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Showroom in Cameron Village to celebrate the New Year and our new Diamond Club Program.  Surrounded by brilliant diamonds and other gemstones, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Showroom was the perfect place to roll out the details of our new Realtor incentives to our Diamond Club members.  Guests were greeted with a sparkling glass of champagne featuring a diamond at the bottom of their flute. (Really a cubic zirconia but looked and felt like a diamond.) Two specially-marked diamonds granted their recipients each a $500 gift certificate to Bailey’s!  All attendees enjoyed great food, spirits and additional giveaways in a beautiful setting while learning more about Homes By Dickerson’s new communities, custom designs and high-performance green efforts!  Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners Jill Flink of Berkshire Hathaway, Homes Services-York Simpson Underwood Realty and John Wanchok with Coldwell Banker Howard, Perry and Walston!  Bailey’s also hosted 3 other drawings throughout the store! There were winners all around.  To learn more about our enhanced Diamond Club Program, our custom homes or any of our new communities, please contact us at 919-917-3132 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Here are some pictures from the night:

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Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?

Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards lately?


Did you know that Homes by Dickerson is on Pinterest?  Do you know what Pinterest is? If you click on their “about” Pinterest page, it is simple and to the point- Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.  And with 70 Million users and climbing- people are loving Pinterest too.

The Homes by Dickerson Pinterest board can be found on the link on our home page or by typing in this link www.pinterest.com/dickersonhomes . You can find tons of inspiration on over 59 boards and counting!  We have made sure to add photos from many of our most popular floorplans.  You will quickly see how our homes can all feel so different based upon trim, color, lighting, material choices and more.  We love for you to be able to customize and personalize your home the way that you want.  Many of our customers will come into our design center with pinned images give us a feel for some of their favorite things.   We will do our best to match that look or style you are going for.   Using professional photographs of our finished homes gives us the ability to show you truly how our homes can look and feel without having to step foot in every single one.

We have separated the boards by rooms, communities and by floorplans.  And our boards and inventory of pictures and communities are constantly changing so be sure to follow us so they will show up in your feed of new images.   So go ahead, check it out and pin away.  We look forward to you pinning our homes and helping you create your dream home!

And if you are wanting to see some of the floorplan diagrams in more detail you can use our interactive floor plan designer on our website, or by downloading our Homes by Dickerson iPad/iPhone app.  We want to make it easy to access information on your terms.

If you have questions or want to learn more- just call or email- we promise to make it easy!  Homes by Dickerson is currently building in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary – we have the Triangle Area covered.  To view our available new homes, click here.
919.847.4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com

Happy Pinning!

Carrie’s Reach Grand Opening Event

Carrie’s Reach Grand Opening Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the Carrie’ s Reach Grand Opening.  What a fun afternoon!  Guests were escorted to the check-in table on golf carts up arrival and picked up Carrie’s Reach mason jars that they could fill with their favorite beverage, use it while they were there and then take it home with them as a souvenir from the day.  Thank you to our preferred lenders- Robby Oakes, Kerri Doyle and Patrick O’Connor, who sponsored the transportation for our guests.  The sounds of Chris Hendricks filled the air as guests toured the Chamborde, St. James and Beaufort plans and learned about the homes that can be built in Carrie’s Reach starting from the $490’s.

Chef Jessie Scott of Annie Bells Catering cooked up an unbelievable lunch – spring salad, sweet potato ham biscuits, southern shrimp and grits and bbq sliders.  Appetizers included red velvet waffle and chicken skewers and stuffed mushroom caps.  Wanda Long served up her award winning apple and peach cobbler – yum-o!  What a fun way to tour a brand new community and take a break from the office. And congratulations to Kay LaVelle with Allen Tate Realtors for winning the $100 Visa Gift Card Drawing!

Carrie’s Reach will feature 17 large one acre+ wooded hom esites in North Raleigh right off of Creedmoor Road and Mount Vernon Church Road.  Two cul-de-sacs will make up this beautiful community and it is sure to sell quickly.  Customers can choose from our existing portfolio of plans, customize those plans or we can design a plan to fit their needs.  The Homes by Dickerson iPad/iPhone App make it easy to design your home and look through many of our home plans.  You can download the app by clicking here.

Check out some pictures from this farm house theme’d event:

For more information about Carrie’s Reach or to schedule a private tour- contact info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.413.7104

Are you ready for the Green Home Tour?

Are you ready for the Green Home Tour?

The Green Home Tour kicks off in just 4 days and we want to make sure you make the most out of this event! Over the weekends of April 13-14th and 20-21st builders will have new high performance green homes open and staffed with green building professionals to demonstrate the homes and talk with you about the value add of a green home.   This is a free, self-guided tour throughout the Triangle.  Homes by Dickerson will have two homes on tour, one in Briar Chapel and one in Carrie’s Reach.  Homes will be open each day from 12pm to 5pm.

Tour books are available in the homes as well in local Harris Teeter Supermarkets.  There is also a mobile app to help guide you, give home information, photos and more.  You can download the app by clicking here.   Signs will also be located throughout the town to help guide you in the right direction.

–  Briar Chapel :: The Madison :: Bennett Mountain Trace in Chapel Hill 

–  Carrie’s Reach :: The Chamborde :: 7005 Carrie’s Reach Way, North Raleigh 

Homes by Dickerson committed to building all of our homes high performance green starting in 2009.  All of our homes come with two certifications- Energy Star and the Home Innovation Research Center Green (formally known as the NAHB Research Center Green).  To read more about how all of the components of our homes are working together to be more efficient and more sustainable- click here.

There will also be two free kick-off events going on if you are interested in checking them out-

Green Home Tour Kick-off Reception on Thursday April 11th from 5pm-7pm at Buidsense (502 Rigsbee Ave, Durham)

Green Tour Educational Events – Friday April 12th from 1pm to 5pm at the AIA Building (14 East Peace Street, Raleigh)
Offering 1 hour educational seminars on green topics

We look forward to seeing you out in our homes on tour.  If you have any questions or would like to set up your own private tour- contact info@homesbydickerson.com 919.454.8173

Happy Touring!

Kick-off the New Year Social at Tobacco Road in Chapel Hill

Kick-off the New Year Social at Tobacco Road in Chapel Hill

We had a great time last night at the new Tobacco Road in East 54 in Chapel Hill socializing with great Chapel Hill REALTORs!  Everyone enjoyed catching up after the holidays and the concensus in the room is that 2013 is going to be a great year!  Lots of activity in the market place and many agents were saying that they really need more homes to come on the market because inventory is so low.  It is a great time to sell your home and think about buying a new high performance Homes by Dickerson home!

Here are some pictures of the event:

We were happy to announce that our new iPad app is now also available on the iPhone and will soon be embedded on our website for customers to be able to use and design their homes.  You can download it from the apple store, or by clicking here.  This will enable them to envision what their new home could look like and get them.  We will also have some great inventory for buyers coming into the spring market and are also happy to help buyers build a custom home to fit their lifestyle and needs.  You can stay up to date on our available inventory by checking our website or contacting us at info@homesbydickerson.com

Congratulations to our drawing winners:
Eric White with Franklin Street Realty – Tobacco Road gift certificate and Julie Roland with Julie Roland Realty- Starbucks Gift Cards!

Thanks again to everyone who attended and to our co-sponsor Corporate Investors Mortgage Group! We are happy to have such a professional and dependable preferred lending partner to work with!


Bonefish Raleigh REALTOR Social a huge success!

Bonefish Raleigh REALTOR Social a huge success!

Thank you for making our September Raleigh Social our largest and best ever!  We had well over 100 REALTORs join us at Bonefish at North Hills for dinks and appetizers and to learn about the new iPad app, our new communities and talk about Parade of Homes.

Thank you to John Lee and Robert Penland with Anewgo who came and talked with many of you about the development of the new Homes by Dickerson iPad app.  We are very excited to be able to bring this information to your finger tips.  We are excited for many more enhancements that will be coming out over the next couple of months, so be sure to stay up to date on the latest to be in the know for your clients.  You can download the iPad app from the Apple App store or follow the link from the Homes by Dickerson homepage.


Check out some of the photos from the event below and we look forward to seeing you at our next Social.

Carrie’s Reach is our newest community in North Raleigh right off of Creedmoor Road and Mount Vernon Church/Peed Road.  Single Family homes on wooded acre+ homesites will make this a very charming community to bring your clients too.  Homes will start from the high $400’s and go up into the $600’s.   For more information on Carrie’s Reach please contact Linda Bohling for details.  Linda@HomesbyDickerson.com 919.413.7104


Congrats to all of the winners of the drawings ~
$25 Apple Gift Card –  Debbie Krisulewicz with Re/Max Preferred
$25 Bonefish Gift Card – Vicki Robinson with Fonville Morisey
Homes by Dickerson Tailgating chairs – The Brenda Holden Team with Fonville Morisey

We look forward to seeing you out in our Parade Homes starting next weekend.  Homes by Dickerson will have 5 Parade Homes on tour in Wake County and Chapel Hill.  We will have chances to win prizes in each of our homes over all 3 weekends.  Be sure to come out and tour, bring your clients, friends and family!  We will have homes to tour in Heritage Overlook, Briar Chapel, Stonehenge Park and the Hamptons at Umstead.

The entire Homes by Dickerson Team,
Linwood, Brant, Jon, Jenn, Mike, Marc, Ryan, Bryan, Mark, Tim, Chris, Debby, Pam W, Pam C, Cliff, Linda, Rob, Peter, David, and Dale

New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

New Homes by Dickerson iPad App 1.0 Just Released

Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that together with Anewgo the first edition of the Homes by Dickerson HomeBuilder iPad App has launched.  This app will enable users to have the ability to find and design their home, search floorplans right at their fingertips and even ballpark pricing on some plans.

This FREE download is available at the Apple App store. We have link from the home page of the Homes by Dickerson website, or you can click here.  Download HBD App


Users, typically home buyers and REALTORs, will be able to enjoy several features including:
– Search for Homes by Dickerson communities across the Triangle
– Search a catalog of available floorplans that can be built in our current communities, or as part of our Build on Your Lot Program
– See multiple elevation options and be able to change color schemes of the exteriors
– Select structural options to customize the home
– See available home sites in the communities
– Create a brochure with their selections under the “Your Home” option
– Using the built in mortgage calculator, show changes based upon interest rates, down payments and price of the home
– Sharing capability to email or to save to your photo wheel.

This is the very first introduction of our iPad app and there will be several more enhancements and additions to come in the next couple of months.  We will continue to add some pictures to the floorplan galleries to see photos of finished homes along with additional social media sharing capabilities.  So be sure to check back and use the refresh button on the lower right hand side to have the latest updates at your finger tips!


We welcome your feedback as you use the app to design your dream home.  As always, Homes by Dickerson is a custom builder so if you can’t find the plan that is just right for you, be sure to contact us and we will work for you to design the home that is what you are looking for.
919-847-4447 or info@homesbydickerson.com


New Home Expo and REALTOR Appreciation Events

New Home Expo and REALTOR Appreciation Events

Thank you to all the REALTORs and attendees that stopped by our Homes by Dickerson booths at both the Durham Orange County HBA and the Wake County HBA New Home Expo’s!

We enjoyed talking to you all about the great activity in the marketplace and about our new communities we are building in.   Our new design center is up and running and we invite you to come by and bring your clients to our office in North Raleigh right off of Creedmoor Road in Stonehenge.  Address is 7201 Creedmoor Road, Suite 147, Raleigh NC 27613.

We were also very excited to share with you our new Homes by Dickerson HomeBuilder App that helps buyers and agents with seeing available floorplans, design, customization and more! This tool will really put great information at the buyers finger tips and be available when they need it.
To download the app from the Apple App Store, you can click here, or find it on the home page of the Homes by Dickerson website.

Congratulations to our winners of the $50 Apple Store Gift Cards:
-Anna Terry of Coldwell Banker HPW
-Rachel Riggs with Northside Realty
-Sandra Leonard with Coldwell Banker HPW

Thank you again for your continued support of Homes by Dickerson and we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your clients.