LINDA CRAFT & TEAM REALTORS AND CRAFT COMMERCIAL INVITE YOU TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

Who Says There is No Such Thing as a FREE Lunch

American Red Cross

At Linda Craft & Team Realtors and Craft Commercial, we’re extremely passionate about supporting local communities through organizations like the American Red Cross. We are pleased to host our Second Annual Blood Drive at our office on June 26th from 11am – 3:30pm.

During the summer months there is a decline in donations causing a significant shortage of the overall blood supply in our local hospitals. Our local Red Cross urgently needs people to give blood to help save lives.

  • If you would like to donate blood to support our local hospitals, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Craft to schedule your life-saving appointment.
  • If you can’t attend, you can still help save lives by making a monetary donation, visit: redcross.org/lindacraft
  • THE DAY OF THE DRIVE you can save some time by doing your pre-reading and donation questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS TO GIVE BLOOD WILL RECEIVE A FREE LUNCH FROM DADDY BOB’S BBQ FOOD TRUCK!!! (11:00am-2:30pm)

Daddy Bob's Food Truck

Please help us save lives by signing up today!

 

Linda Craft & Team REALTORS is a locally-owned, full-service Real Estate Company with over 30 years of experience and 2 billion dollars in home sales. Honors include: NC Women-owned Business Hall of Fame, Humanitarian Award, and the Carolina Hurricanes Corporate Real Estate partner since 2006. Our company mission and core values focus on Expert Market Knowledge coupled with Raving Fan Customer Service to ensure complete client satisfaction. For more information about Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, please call 919-235-0007 or visit www.lindacraft.com

 

When you work with Craft Commercial to buy, sell, or lease property in the Triangle, you benefit from the entire team rather than just one agent’s knowledge and skills. With a whole team of commercial real estate experts acting in your best interests, you can quickly and easily achieve your real estate goals. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Craft Commercial, please call 919-446-5000 or visit www.craftcommercial.com.

What do Spring Cleaning and our Annual Shred Event Have in Common?

The answer is YOU!

If one of the areas you need to spring clean is your home office space, we can help you with our FREE 2018 Shredding Event, Saturday, May 12th from 10am until 2pm at 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.  Load up all the paperwork you want shredded and drop it off. We will have music, refreshments, and a huge paper shredding truck to securely dispose of old files. It’s our gift to you! Oh, and by the way, you can tell your friends and neighbors about it too. This event is open to the public.

 

Give the Gift of Life at Our 1st Annual Blood Drive

holiday gift

‘Tis the Season of Giving the Gift That Saves Lives

SPECIAL EVENT

 

1st Annual Blood Drive


November 28th – 10am – 2:30pm

At our office: 7300 Six Forks Road, Raleigh

Sign up to give blood and enter sponsor code: Craft

Make a monetary donation.

 

Would you like to do something truly special on National Giving Day – Tuesday, November 28th? We’d like to invite you to take the opportunity to donate blood at the Craft Residential/Craft Commercial 1st Annual Blood Drive. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked in front of our office from 10 am to 2:30 pm that day and we are excited to host such an important, life-saving event.

About the NC Red Cross:

gift of life at blood drive

Serving 53 counties and more than 4.6 million people through five Red CrossChapters, the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina has served North Carolinians for 100 years. Thanks to the kindness of volunteers, donors, and partners, the Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Here’s a look at their footprint in Fiscal Year 2017:

Why give:

Here’s why people choose to give. Your donation can potentially help save the lives of three people. Since 1917, the Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross has provided assistance to North Carolinians as well as national and international disaster support.

  • Our Chapter provides 40% of the blood used to save lives in area hospitals.
  • Every six hours in the Triangle the Red Cross responds to a home fire. More families lose their homes to fire each year than to hurricanes and tornados combined.

  

How does my donation help multiple people:

In modern medical treatments, patients may receive a pint of whole blood or just specific components of the blood needed to treat their particular condition. Up to four components can be derived from donated blood. This approach to treatment, referred to as blood component therapy, allows several patients to benefit from one pint of donated whole blood.

How to sign up:

Schedule your life-saving appointment and enter sponsor code: Craft. This link will take you directly to our blood drive so you can schedule your appointment.

Fill out paperwork ahead of time:

RapidPass® can help save time during your blood donation by completing some of the paperwork before your appointment. For the best donation experience, we recommend you schedule an appointment, then complete your RapidPass®.

The Process:

The entire process takes about an hour. If you have never donated blood or if it has been a while since you’ve donated, here are some links that will educate you about the process.

Am I eligible to give:

Here’s an outline of who is eligible to give blood.

Before you donate:

Check out a few things you can do before your appointment.

Here’s what happens that day:

Never given before? Take a look at this.

After you donate:

This is what you do after you give.

Where Your Blood Goes:

Ever wonder where your gift of blood goes? Here’s a look at what happens from donation to destination.

contribute money to the blood driveWhat can I do if I can’t donate blood?

If that date and time does not work for you or you hate the thought of needles, you can still support this event. Simply go to this link and make a monetary donation. Any amount – $1, $100, $1,000 or $10,000 – is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your generous donations!

LINDA CRAFT WITH MATCH ALL DONATIONS UP TO $10,000!!!

At Craft Residential and Craft Commercial, we take pride in doing all we can to help support our communities in the Triangle. Linda Craft serves on the Board of Directors and was the 2017 Chairperson for the Annual Ball – the top local fundraiser for the Red Cross in Eastern Carolina. By the way, the 2018 ball date is April 28th. So go ahead and mark your calendars!

Craft Residential & Craft Commercial Announced as Corporate Sponsors of Triangle Business Journal’s Tomorrow’s Real Estate Event

commercial office building with big glass windowsRaleigh, NC – Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® is pleased to announce that Craft Residential & Craft Commercial will sponsor the Triangle Business Journal’s Tomorrow’s Real Estate event, to be held on July 27, 2017.
Linda Craft, CEO of both Craft Companies states, “We are excited to be part of this informative event that will discuss the recent growth of residential and commercial real estate within the Triangle and what opportunities lie ahead.”

TBJ’s Tomorrow’s Real Estate event will go behind the numbers from their latest quarterly SPACE survey and talk to the experts in the Triangle’s commercial and residential real estate markets about how this growth and density has affected the quality of life and growth of business. This event will take place at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.

Craft Residential & Craft Commercial were also Corporate Sponsors of the Triangle Business Journal’s CEO & CFO Awards, Women in Business Awards and 40 Under 40 Awards that took place earlier this year.

About Craft Residential

truck donated for charityCraft Residential the Triangle’s #1 ranked locally-owned Real Estate company and Carolina Hurricanes Corporate Real Estate Sponsor. They have served the real estate needs of individuals and families, in all price ranges, for over 30 years. The company mission and focus is expert market knowledge plus Raving Fan customer service to ensure complete client satisfaction. Craft Residential has closed over 2 billion in real estate transactions.

Local honors include: Top 25 Women Owned Business, Best Place to Work and the Humanitarian Award. Linda Craft, CEO serves on the board for the American Red Cross and Triangle Athena Powerlink and is a member of Women’s President Organization, Business Leaders Club and Shop Local. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Craft Residential, please call 919-235-0007 or visit www.craftresidential.com.

About Craft Commercial

The Craft Team has earned over 30 years of success in the Triangle real estate market. They bring cutting-edge marketing, unique social media strategies, attention to detail, and solid systems to an industry sometimes lacking in innovation. When you work with Craft Commercial to buy, sell, or lease property in the Triangle, you benefit from the entire team rather than just one agent’s knowledge and skills. With a whole team of commercial real estate experts acting in your best interests, you can quickly and easily achieve your real estate goals. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Craft Commercial, please call 919-446-5000 or visit www.craftcommercial.com.

Celebrate 28 Women Who Changed History at This Year’s American Red Cross Ball

American Red Cross logoImagine what life was like 100 years ago. We were a nation in the throes of the Great War. Women didn’t have the right to vote, and it was certainly unheard of for women to run their own companies as we do today.

Yet 100 years ago, 28 influential women in Raleigh broke the societal mold and had the foresight to found an organization that would serve their community during hardships and war. On March 12, 1917, these women founded the Raleigh Red Cross to support military members and their families serving in World War I, no matter their nationality.

Honoring 100 Years of Service by the Raleigh Red Cross

A century later, the Raleigh Red Cross chapter stands strong, serving the needs of our local community. In the past year across North Carolina, the Red Cross has responded to more than 2,500 disasters – mostly home fires; collected over 300,000 pints of lifesaving blood; provided about 24,000 emergency services to military members and veterans; and trained more than 125,000 people in CPR/First Aid/AED swimming and preparedness courses.

Join Linda Craft at the 2017 Red Cross Ball

professional photo of Linda Craft, CEO
Linda Craft, Owner of Craft Commercial and founder of Linda Craft & Team, Realtors

On April 8th at the American Red Cross Ball, Co-chair Linda Craft (CEO of Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® and Craft Commercial) will celebrate those 28 women who had the courage to lead when everyone else told them “no.” Because of their work, the Raleigh Red Cross can serve our community today.

It will be a great honor for those who attend the American Red Cross Ball to be a part of their great legacy.

We Believe in Paying It Forward

At Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, we follow Linda Craft’s example of serving our Triangle community whenever and however we can. As a result, our company culture emphasizes relationships, community outreach, and customer service. Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, our team of specialists can help you achieve your goals.

Contact us at 919-235-0007 and experience the difference of a company that works for the good of our neighbors, our surroundings, and you.

Thank You to All Our Clients for Another Successful Pie Day!

Pie Day at the Linda Craft & Team office

We truly appreciate all of our clients for helping us remain the #1 real estate team in the Triangle. As a way of saying “thank you” and paying it forwardLinda Craft & Team, REALTORS® has been offering free Thanksgiving pies to all of our past and present clients for years. During last year’s Pie Day, we gave away nearly 700 pies. In 2016, we gave out almost 800 pies to our lifelong clients!

How Do We Accomplish Such a Huge Project?

We firmly believe that relationships make us — and Pie Day — successful. Pie Day would not be possible without the phenomenal team at Costco providing us with hundreds of pies fresh from the oven and ready for our clients to enjoy.

table full of pies from CostcoTo prepare for Pie Day, we work with the team at Costco to place a bulk order for the pies in early October. Our team then reaches out to every single past and current client to ask what flavor of pie they would like, either apple or pumpkin. Then our team sends Costco a final count about a week before Thanksgiving.

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we take the Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® moving trucks to Costco, load the pies onto the trucks, unload them back at our office, and make sure the office is ready for Wednesday.

Pie Day is a Team Favorite

Catching up with people we haven’t seen in a while, reconnecting for the holidays, and sending clients home with a delicious pie are the things we enjoy most about Pie Day. This annual event is just one of the many ways that we serve our clients.

Our Clients Enjoy Other Free Perks and Services

Linda Craft and Team photoFor over 30 years, our team has helped people find their ideal home or sell their current home in the Triangle. We’re truly thankful for all of our past and current clients, which is why we are proud to offer free perks and services like client appreciation events and use of our moving truck.

Whether you’re relocating to the Triangle or want to sell your home for top dollar, we can help you achieve your goals in the most efficient and professional manner. Contact us today at 919-235-0007 and we can start building a lasting relationship.

Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Robeson County

North Raleigh and Garner civitan club members

As a local business, Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® firmly believes that we should always pay it forward to our community whenever possible.

Earlier in October, Hurricane Matthew damaged homes and businesses in the Triangle area. But in communities south and east of Wake County, in particular Robeson County, the hurricane caused major devastation. Many homes, businesses, and roads flooded, and many homeowners in the Robeson County area are still in shelters weeks after the hurricane dissipated.

The following message is from Catherine Campbell, Area Director of the North Carolina District East Civitan club.

Thanks to Linda Craft & Team from Local Civitan Clubs

truck donated for charityThanks to Linda Craft & Team Realty, the Civitan clubs of Wake and Durham Counties were able to provide a big truck full of desperately needed food, personal care items and clothing to a shelter in Robeson County. This was the hardest hit area from Hurricane Matthew and hundreds of people are still in shelters. We were one of the first trucks to arrive to help these people. We made it known to all volunteers and donors that Linda Craft & Team donated the truck. Because of the horrible plight of our fellow North Carolinians, the truck was offered outside the normal charity practices of your realty company. You are to be commended.

donated goods for Hurricane Matthew reliefFive Civitan clubs in Wake County and three in Durham County quickly put together a plan to help our neighbors. As part of the plan, we sorted the donations into three categories: food, personal care and clothing. The personal care articles included diapers and depends, shampoo, soap and washcloths, towels, mosquito spray and a multitude of other items that are necessary to our lives. Included were a ton of sheets, blankets, pillows and pillow cases to be distributed to the most elderly, disabled and sickly people in the shelters. A few donors included cleaning supplies for the shelter itself.

Linda Craft & Team truck full of suppliesWe picked up the truck at your office at 9:30 Friday morning. The first stop was in North Ridge where items were collected from neighbors and the North Raleigh and Wake Forest Civitan Clubs. We then proceeded to the South Raleigh Clubhouse where both South Raleigh and Durham had their items ready to load. I thought the truck was full when we left this location. When we arrived in Garner, one smart member pointed out that we needed to ensure that the load didn’t shift and block the door from opening. Ropes were laced to hold the contents and the final 25 bags were loaded. Now the truck was unconditionally fully loaded!

people lining up for Hurricane Matthew reliefOur arrival in Robeson County was met by 25 members from 3 Civitan clubs in Robeson County. These people were overwhelmed with emotion to receive these gifts. Tears were definitely shed. The club members unloaded in just a matter of minutes and put the contents of the big truck into smaller trucks and took them off for distribution. They asked us for this method of giving out the supplies because when the first truck arrived Thursday there was a near riot. People were so desperate to receive these supplies that they were overreacting. We felt very lucky to have locals take care of distribution of the donations.

Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such good, caring citizens in our community. This project would not have gotten done without your help.

Catherine Campbell, Area Director
North Carolina District East Civitan

The Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Difference

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® is dedicated to working for the good of our neighbors, our surroundings, and you. We have been helping current residents and home buyers in the Greater Raleigh area for over 30 years. If you are ready to buy a home in the Triangle or ready to sell your home, contact us today at 919-235-0007.

Congratulations to Our 2016 Humanitarian Award Recipient!

Linda Craft team photo at 2016 Red Cross Humanitarian Awards

Linda Craft receiving awardWe are thrilled to announce that Linda Craft has earned the Red Cross Triangle Chapter Humanitarian of the Year Award!

We could not be more proud of her recognition. Not only is she the CEO of Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® and Craft Commercial, she is an active member of Athena of the Triangle and works closely with various community groups throughout the area.

How Linda Craft Serves the Wake County Community

Linda has worked tirelessly in support of various charitable organizations throughout the Triangle, including Note in the Pocket, 919 Magazine First Responders, Hospice of Wake County, Second Chance, and Saving Grace for Adoption.

linda craft with pet adoption groupIn addition, she has served as the Co-Chair of the Red Cross Ball for the past two years. Alongside her team, Linda has supported more than 70 charities by:

  • engaging in community events
  • providing the team’s moving truck to all charities
  • collecting clothing for Wake County Public Schools
  • hosting annual shredding events

Congratulations on your recognition, Linda!

Supporting Our Neighbors Through Real Estate

At Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, we believe in paying it forward and supporting our Triangle area community, which includes current and future residents. Whether you are buying a house or selling your home, we want to make the process as smooth as possible while helping you achieve your goals.

Call us at 919-235-0007 to schedule your appointment, and let us know how we can serve you.

Get Involved at Friday’s 6th Annual Sound Cartel Food Drive

cans of food at a food driveLinda Craft & Team, REALTORS® will again be supporting the 6th annual Food Drive held this Friday night, November 20th at Mosaic Wine Lounge on Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. Our team members will also be making donations and supporting this fantastic cause.

In addition to our team, it’s also being supported by GiGi’s Cupcakes in Brier Creek and 919 Magazine. The food collected and donations made will benefit Raleigh’s Food Bank and the Durham Rescue Mission.

If you’re out and about in Raleigh on Friday night, please stop by!

Support Your Raleigh Community with Sound Cartel

This event is organized by Sound Cartel, which is a house music group that was founded with social consciousness in mind. Marshall Jones and Nogui Aramburo (team member at Linda Craft & Team and also known as DJ Nugz on the side) have been involved in the dance music scene for more than 20 years combined.

Friends of many years, and driven by their passion for house music, they joined forces in 2009 to bring you quality music, quality DJs, and quality events. This is the sixth year in a row that they have organized this fantastic food drive.

Raleigh is a Caring Community

Sound Cartel’s annual food drive is certainly not the only opportunity to get involved in the Raleigh area. If you’re relocating to Raleigh, you’ll find countless ways that you can dedicate your time to serve your community, from volunteering at annual food drives and food banks to working with Habitat for Humanity and other local charities.

Our real estate experts are as invested in the community as you are, and can help your move to the area go smoothly by offering you an easy-to-use tool to search for your dream home and a whole library of home buying resources. Let us know how we can serve you as a future Raleigh resident — call us at 919-235-0007 or email linda@lindacraft.com; we would be happy to talk to you.

Race for a Cause This Saturday at the Gigi’s Cupcakes 5K

chocolate cupcake with whipped cream icing and sprinklesLinda Craft & Team, REALTORS® is a gold sponsor for Saturday’s second annual Gigi’s Cupcakes 5K to benefit Make-a-Wish of Eastern North Carolina.

The race is being held in Brier Creek on October 17th, starting at Dick’s Sporting Goods with the finish line at GiGi’s Cupcakes. Today is one of the last days you can register for Gigi’s Cupcakes 5K online, so make sure you sign up today.

We’ll have a lot of fun at this race! Kids and families are welcome, as well as serious runners. Start time is 8am and the first 1,000 finishers will get a medal along with a cupcake at the finish line – you can’t beat that!

About Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina

What is “Make-a-Wish”? The Make-a-Wish of Eastern NC is a non-profit organization with this mission:

“We grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

Make-A-Wish® Mission

The Eastern North Carolina chapter was founded in 1986 and serves 49 North Carolina counties east of the Orange/Alamance county line. Since its inception, the non-profit has granted over 2,900 wishes.

Have Fun and Support a Great Cause!

Come join us for the fun, music, and support a great cause. This race is a fun way to support the local community.

Are you looking for a home in Raleigh? This Saturday’s race is being held in the area around Brier Creek, a golf course community in Raleigh, where you can find events like the 5K to participate in with your neighbors.

Learn more about what life is like in Brier Creek and contact us today to talk about calling Raleigh home.