Love is in the Air and on the Mountain!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in About Highlands, NC | No Comments

Falling in love is exciting and a romantic relationship results in the release of dopamine –a chemical involved in attention and focus in your brain. The desire to spend every waking hour with that person, and the inability to eat or sleep takes over. Sound familiar? Valentines Day is the perfect time to show your sweetie how you feel –with a night out on the town, flowers, and chocolates, of course!

Falling in love with a home is similar. You picture yourself connected with the home and dreams of making memories there are planted in your brain. You envision nights by the fireplace sipping wine, preparing a tempting meal in your new kitchen, watching the sunset from your new deck, or waking to a beautiful sunrise in glorious golds and reds with a mountain as the backdrop. It is romantic in its own way.

And sometimes our heart impedes our ability to see straight or think correctly and we pick the wrong partner, just like sometimes our judgment is impaired in picking a house. This is where a great broker comes in to play. Is the neighborhood good for resale, is the quality of construction good, and most importantly, is the price right? Use our expertise to help you make the right decision the first time. A broker –just like a partner-needs to be honest and trustworthy. A broker should be attentive and stay in touch. The relationship should not end once the transition takes place and both should have a lasting respect for each other. As Johnny Mathis would croon: “Chances Are” you’ll love your home AND your broker if you are selective in your choice!

I wish you all a lovely and Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy our special and dreamy little town. If you want to discuss any of your real estate wants or desires stop by Pat Allen Realty Group at 295 Dillard Road –across from Highlands Decorating Center. You don’t have to bring roses or chocolates –but if you do –that if perfectly fine!

Pat Allen is BIC of Pat Allen Realty Group, located at 295 Dillard Road. She is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and can be reached by calling the office at 828-526-8784 or her cell at 828-200-9179. Visit on the web at You will also find her blog there that critiques restaurants in the area, as well as the ability to search all properties and the MLS system.