Monday, December 31, 2018


A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips.
  1. Dress up your yard. First impressions count, and the first one your home gives comes from the exterior. Mow the lawn, clean up shrubbery, rake any leaves, clean the walkway and driveway, plant in-season flowers, and pull up any unsightly weeds.
  2. Reduce personal items. Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal photos and knick-knacks from shelves, walls, and counters. Instead replace them with clean, simple d├ęcor, such as abstract paintings, nature images, vases, plants, and more.
  3. Organize your storage areas. Storage is a huge selling point. Tidy up and clear out the accessible closets and cupboards in the home and make sure to point them out during an open house or showing.
  4. Appeal to the senses. Consider ways you can appeal to potential home buyers’ other senses. During a viewing or open house, bake some fresh cookies or burn delicious smelling candles and play light, relaxing music in the background.
  5. Consider turning to an expert. With their knowledge of current trends and great eye for design, professionally certified stagers can transform a home in a variety of ways and have a keen sense of what home buyers want and expect in a home. Investing in hiring a pro may pay off in dividends.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Are Closing Cost Tax Deductible Under the New Tax Law?

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Homeowner Tax Deductions: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

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Monday, December 24, 2018

What Do You Think of My Real Estate Postcard?

I spent the morning designing a new postcard for my real estate business. Click on the link to view it and tell me what you think....

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Get Your Credit Right So You Can Get Your Home!!

Isn't it time to get your credit fixed so you can enjoy home ownership? Let's get started today. Contact me at 704-727--8821 after you watch this brief video.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

How Do You Like My Real Estate Video?

When you are ready to purchase your next home, give me a call.                             I operate on the 3 P's.

Passionate: I love what I do!
Professionalism: I am truthful and treat all with dignity and respect.
Persistent: I don't stop until the job is done!

Call me at 704-727-8821 or email me at RealEstate@Brenda

Monday, October 29, 2018

Photo Journey

My husband and I went from our home in NC to Florida for Clearwater Jazz Holiday this year. While there, I had my professional head shots done for my travel and real estate businesses and he was invited to help with the media department at the Jazz Holiday. Although I had fun and met new people, I am happy to be home again. Here are some photos from out journey.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Clearwater Beach, Florida is held yearly on the third weekend in October. There is an array of artists who perform. Some known locally while others are internationally known. Each year, I hear some who become instant favorites. The event is 4 days, Thursday through Sunday, of food, fun, music and meeting others who have a love for great music as well.
My travel agency, McMillian Travel, would love to assist you in booking your next trip to Clearwater, or anywhere for that matter. Give me a call at 704-727-8821 and start planning your next getaway today!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


SpEGGtacular is a great place for breakfast and/or lunch. They are located at 770 S. Gulfview Blvd in Clearwater Beach, Florida. We always stop in when we are in the area for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday every year. The prices are almost as good as the food!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Six Reasons To Own A Home

Here are six reasons to own a home. I have joined United Real Estate-Queen City and I am ready to assist you with your home buying needs. When you are ready, call me at 704-727-8821.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Need a Way to Keep in Touch?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

What Do You See?

I was watching television and I heard this, "The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." Wow! As I think of this statement it can make a lot of sense in a lot of ways. For example: If you are in a relationship and know he is cheating BUT you are not prepared to confront him about it. You are afraid that he may lie or try to make you feel bad or admit it and leave you. Whatever the case, you are not prepared to deal with any of the outcomes that could happen if you bring it up. You may somehow think that ignoring it will make it disappear. It won't! But until you are able to face it, you will continue to be angry/hurt/mad/sad. We all have things that we may not be able to comprehend at any given time in our lives. So, as you go through life, ask yourself: "What am I not facing because of a fear of the outcome?" It may make us more aware of who we are, what we want and how we are going to achieve our goals and dreams in life. Be honest with yourself. It is the only way you will allow yourself to grow and move forward in life.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Home Buying Process Explained

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

We're Cruising August 2019!

Join Mae Turner, her family and friend for her 70th birthday bash on the Carnival Ecstasy August 8-12, 2019. Don't know Mae, its OK! Go on the cruise and do your own thing! We cruise from Jacksonville, Fl and have ports of call at Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. Click HERE for more details.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pharmacy discount anyone?

This card may help you when you visit your pharmacy. Visit the website on the card to see participating pharmacies and drugs covered. Use it as often as you like. Just take a picture and show it when you go. Contact me if you need bulk cards.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ready For A Quick Cruise Getaway?

Five Day Carnival Cruise on the Elation from Jacksonville, Florida, February 11-16, 2019. Click link below for details.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

If You Don't Like It, Don't Knock It!

I was riding the other day and an old Wilson Pickett somg came on the radio. The name of the song is "Don't Knock My Love" and the chorus is ”If you don't like it, don't knock it. Somebody else might wanna rock it. If you don't need it, don't waste it, somebody else might wanna taste it." Now Mr. Pickett was singing about love bit can't we apply that in other areas of life? I was thinking about the business opportunities we are a part of and present to others. Some may want to talk badly about our business and knock it. But someone else may see the vision and wanna rock it! Then some get into our business half-heartedly and we waste it (our time) trying to get them to stay. When there are others that we should be working with or recruiting who wanna taste it (our business).
So our job, then, is to distinguish between the two types of prospects and give our time and attention to those who see the vision and want to put in the work to make it happen for themselves and their family. Doing that will save us from a lot of headaches and stress. Just remember, no matter how much you push, pull or tug, a round peg does not fit in a square hole.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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I am always looking for ways to create income without having a job outside of the home. I came upon this one and want to share it with you.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Are You Ready to Start an Online Business?

That can be a tricky question. Especially with all the options out there. If you have been thinking about starting your own business, this may be a good place to start. Visit my website at Get started for free! Take a look and see if it is something you want to do. After your trial period, it is only $10 a month. The earning potential is unlimited! Take a no-obligation look today!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

What's The Rush?

I heard on the news recently that a woman got hit by a train. It immediately got me thinking, how could that happen. As I read the story, it said the woman was driving and came up to the tracks and the arms were down. She got out of her car and manually raised the arms. As she was walking back to her car,  she was struck by the train.
There were so many unanswered questions and perplexing thoughts that came to my mind after reading the story.
The first question was, "Why was she in such a hurry?" If the arms were down, that means the train is coming! Why would you get out of your car to move the arms so you could cross the tracks? Did she think the train was not actually coming and the arms were malfunctioning? Or did she know the train was coming but reasoned she had plenty of time to cross before it got there? We will never know. What I do know is that her death was preventable. Has she just been patient and waited for the train to pass, she could have continued on to her destination.
I have seen impatient people who have weaved their car through the flashing arms of a railroad crossing. And I wondered why. What's the big rush? And is getting there a few seconds earlier worth the enormous risk? I suppose to some it is. But for me, nothing is that serious for me to put my life in that type of danger. Sit there, be patient and count box cars or read an email or sing a favorite song. Life is precious and should be treated as such. Don't let anything or anyone get your mind and body in such a rush that you forget your worth.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Who Will Carry Our Torch?

Who will carry our torch when our hands are no longer able? Who will walk the same path and uphold our dreams and build on what we have started? Will our legacy be strong in the hands of others or will the light of our torch fade because of an absence of passion or faith or caring?As we stand at the line, dreading, yet waiting to receive our torch, let's make sure we understand what we are about to recieve. Once received, please carry it respectfully, with dignity and determination and love. For one day, it will be passed along by us to others. The way we live our lives will determine if anyone else will want to receive our torch as their own and carry our legacy even further than we could ever dream.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

If You Want to Buy a Home, Here Are Some DONT'S!

Buying a home can be the happiest time of your life. It can also be the most stressful. Here are some definite DONT'S when you are in the process of purchasing a home:

1. Use credit cards or get behind on them.
2. Buy a car.
3. Omit liabilities from your loan application.
4. Change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.
5. Buy any large purchases on credit.
6. Originate any credit inquiries by applying for credit.
7. Change bank accounts.
8. Deposit large sums of money without checking with your loan officer.
9. Co-sign for a loan.

Any of the above actions could cause you to lose your positive loan status and not be able to get the home you want. 

For more information on buying your dream home, contact me, Brenda McMillian, North Carolina Real Estate Buyers Agent. I can help you with purchases within my area or anywhere in the US through my referral system. Call me at 704-294-9150 or email me at

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Every Day Should Be Celebrated!

Yesterday, my husband and I took my adult nephew and his wife out to lunch. Once we were seated, the waitress asked if we were celebrating any special event. I replied, "Every day above ground is a reason for celebration!" She smiled and said she agreed but she had to ask because that is what management wanted her to do. She turned out to be very kind, efficient and thorough. We enjoyed her waiting on us and making sure we had everything we needed.
This morning, when I was thinking about our meal, I thought again about what she asked. I do always try to celebrate every day of life. The first thing I do when I wake us, is offer a prayer of thanks for seeing another day. I realize that some people did not make it to see this day and that I have another day to get my life more in order from a physical, mental and spiritual standpoint. Even when I am in severe pain, I am still thankful. Even when something weighs heavily on my mind, I am still thankful. Even when I have to supplicate Jehovah with tears, I am thankful. Each day I attempt to find something to laugh about. If I cannot laugh, I try to smile. Life can be hard and sometimes there are days I do not want to get out of bed. But after I remember my life is a blessing, I am ready to face another day. As one person once said to me, "Better to be seen than viewed." I would have to agree. I just hope that each day I am able to impart that gratitude and thankfulness on to others. It could be as simple as a smile or a quick text or a word of encouragement to a stranger. Living in continual gratitude helps me to get through the not-so-easy days and helps me to look forward to the future with love and hope in my heart.

Monday, January 1, 2018

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