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In July 2016 we found a house in a local airpark
community that the owner had been trying to sell for
several years. He had listed
the house with various agents in various agencies
but had not found a buyer. Most airpark homes are
rurally located where local
comps did not support the values of these unique
My husband Bruce took one look at the house and
said, "I can sell this house." We went home to
create our web site NC-Airparks.com. And Bruce did
sell the house.
Interest in NC-Airparks.com took off. Interested
buyers contacted us while we began to investigate
and research all of the airfields we could find in
North Carolina. We collected information creating
an informative data base of information about both
active and defunct airstrips. We learned the many
problems buyers ran into by blindly buying
properties on these airstrips. Most buyers didn't
know how to protect the costs they were putting into
the airfield properties they were buying. There is
no real estate course that teaches agents how to
protect residential aviator buyers from the unique
problems some of these buyers have experienced.
We collected restrictive covenants and other
information about these airstrips, met with
developers and eventually we were contacted
by the NC DOT Department of Aviation. We had some
information they didn't have so we shared.
Early in 2007 Bruce was diagnosed with a brain
tumor. Despite his health and our limited time
and resources, the business flourished finishing
2007 with the most sales we have had. Bruce
died in April 2008 but when I returned to our office
the economy had completely dried up sales.
Only a few foreclosures and one or two "give away"
sales occurred in residential aviation properties
the following years. There was little interest
from buyers who by now were struggling with their
own economy issues. Retirees couldn't sell
their homes in other states so they couldn't buy
here, lot owners couldn't build the dream homes they
had planned, some aviators experienced health issues
losing coveted medicals and others just plain lost
interest in building a new home. Eight years
made the world of difference in the lives of pilots
who dreamed of "living with their planes". The
residential aviation market was dead not only in
North Carolina but in states all across the US.
The Spring of 2015 brought the first hopes of
recovery in this unique market niche. Easter
of 2015 our web site began to experience an enormous
increase in visits by complete strangers.
Buyers began signing up for our newsletter
indicating an increase in interest in residential
airpark properties. A few buyers bought houses
and many owners began re-listing their lots and
homes for sale. Some properties had been on
and off the market for years, some as far back as
2007. The market was flooded with listings.
But ready willing and able buyers were few.
This past Memorial Day weekend 2016 was when the
first calls came in from serious buyers ready to
buy. This time buyers wanted existing houses;
no buyers were interested in buying a lot and
building a house of unknown cost. Since
Memorial Day many hangar homes have sold, especially
those modestly priced. This trend continued
throughout the summer of 2016. There are few
modestly priced homes left for sale. Some of
the more expensive homes remain on the active market
while others have sold, indicating the trend toward
increased prices for hangar homes. Buyers are
becoming more selective in the homes they are buying
and sale prices are going up slowly.
Some buyers are now saying they will consider buying
a lot if they cannot find just the right hangar home
for them. Today's lot buyers are not long-term
investors as they were before the recession.
Today's lot buyers are ready to build now or in the
near future. They price housing costs before
they buy and they are more serious and less dreaming
about their purchases.
For Sellers, we advertise your properties in major
aviation publications and on various aviation web
sites. You may not care if your buyer is an
aviator but the health of aviation communities
depends upon buyers with aviation interest.
When you look up sales in aviation communities keep
in mind that those sale prices include an agent
commission. So you may sell your property
yourself, but buyers expect to pay much less when
they buy from you. One buyer told me that he
sold his house for a particular amount but when I
evaluated his sale, I found that he could have
pocketed almost $30K more had his property been
properly advertised on the open market. He
lost a lot of money.
PROSPECTIVE SELLERS - Our marketing campaign
targets the aviation community worldwide!
PROSPECTIVE BUYERS - We have all the
information you need about airpark homes and lots.
North Carolina Airparks was Born!
Our purpose is to assist both buyers and sellers
expertise about the unique "need to knows" of each airpark community - they are
not all the same.
SELLERS it is our marketing campaign that targets the aviation community rather
than the general public.
BUYERS - most other agents in real estate do not know the ins and outs of each
aviation community or how to
protect your airpark investment when you buy an airpark property.
ABOUT NC-AIRPARKS.COM - In 2004 North Carolina
was the only
state to have this type of real estate service operating in this way.
Calls from buyers and sellers in other states ask, "Why don't we have such a
WHY! This has been a labor of LOVE.....TRUST.....HONESTY!
our work.....We TRUST you to use this service so we have the means to keep it
are HONEST, that means we are up-front with you about our services -we do not
make promises we cannot keep.
IS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS!
Bruce lost his battle with cancer on April
6, 2008. Please read his story here.
Battle with Cancer
airpark and airstrip property. That's what
It used to
be... when owners of aviation property prepared to sell, they listed
with a real estate firm about which they had heard good reports.
Unfortunately, due to the uniqueness of the property, the firm had
difficulty in determining the value, had no idea how to target
aviator-buyers, and could not relate to the unique needs associated
with the aviation community. In their hearts, non-aviator realtors
simply cannot appreciate the value of fly-in communities nor
consider runways to be of much value. The listing was advertised on
a multiple listing service (MLS), real estate websites, Buyers'
Guides and local newspapers - all of which did not target the
there is a better way . Why? Because NC-Airparks.com is the
real estate firm having a specialty of residential runway property
in North Carolina. We know this niche. Period. We market
aggressively to aviators on the Internet, through trade
publications, at major airshows and at fly-ins. We are in front of
aviators' eyes every day. Count on it. Getting more potential
buyers looking at your property brings a quicker, higher-priced
sale ...it's a choice only you can make.
MORE about SELLERS AGENTS
WORKING WITH REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Airparks was Born!
I am Geneva
Allen, a real estate broker and Realtor® located in Salisbury, North
Carolina. My specialty niche of the real estate market is in
AIR - Aviation,
Properties. My firm is Allen & Allen, Incorporated
licensed in North Carolina (and now in South Carolina) and, yes,
my market niche is indeed selling homes having (airplane) runways!
In 2000 I
married Bruce Allen (an avid aviator and pilot employed in IT). I
retired from teaching mathematics in NC in 2001. Together we found our niche market and established NC-Airparks.com
in June of 2004 by designing our website and advertising in every
issue of Trade-A-Plane. You, the visitors to our site, established
there was indeed a demand for this type of service.
the state looking for airstrips, gathering information and
establishing data bases about existing properties. As a result
we acquired an enormous amount of information. NC-DOT Aviation contacted Bruce and he was able to share
information they needed and did not have.
became ill (See Bruce's Story), I received calls and
emails from so many of you with condolences and encouragement to
keep this service going. I
continue to receive new calls and emails everyday regarding aviation
property in North Carolina and in other states as well. This
enthusiasm on your part encourages me to keep
www.NC-Airparks.com alive and moving forward.
what's available in North Carolina and will work to find aviation
property suitable for the unique needs of you and your family. You
will not be shuffled off as a referral to some agent that
doesn't know the difference between a Helio and helicopter. So, let
me know what you are looking for and I will do my level best to find
it. You will not find a more loyal, a more knowledgeable, or a more
dedicated real estate firm anywhere. Plus, I'm a good person
Covenants & Restrictions (CCRS)
for airpark sales in the state.
know all properties for sale in the state whether listed or not.
will search if you cannot find what you want.
If you have
a question and I don't know the answer, I'll find it.
contacts and information from developers and investors in other
states who are selling airpark properties.
will share this information with my clients and customers.
MORE about BUYERS AGENTS
WORKING WITH REAL ESTATE AGENTS
gathered data regarding North Carolina airpark properties, Bruce
excitedly posted information on our new website. He loved talking
to aviators and listening to the dreams many had of living in an
Thank you notes for properties buyers found via our work did not pay
our bills or support our efforts. It didn't take us long to realize
that we were in the business of selling information. Selling
information didn't appeal to us but in our own best interest we had to
remove much of our information from the website.
heard from many former buyers who had made mistakes in purchasing
properties in the past. Be careful! What you don't know can hurt
you and what I know can help you.
I now share
our data bases of information with my clients. Whether you are
looking to buy or sell aviation property I am still your best source
for properties that are available, for finding something that
fulfills your unique needs and for helping you make sure your
airpark investment is sound.
The information on this Web Site is obtained when
our agents scout out and collect information about
both active and defunct airstrips across the state
of North Carolina. The agency relies upon this
data for the purpose of doing our real estate
business and providing clients with information
about airparks and airstrips that are in the state
of North Carolina. Allen & Allen,
Incorporated, operating under the registered trade
name NC-Airparks.com, makes no warranty, expressed
or implied, concerning its accuracy and completeness
and users are advised that their use of any data is
at their own risk. Allen & Allen, Incorporated
assumes no responsibility for any decision made or
any actions taken by the user based upon information
obtained from this Web Site. The user agrees that
Allen & Allen, Incorporated shall be held harmless
from all actions, claims, damages or judgments
arising out of the use of data displayed on this
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