Kelley Lowder-Blue Sand Realty & Design

Kelley Lowder-Blue Sand Realty & Design Specializing in creative marketing, staging and home design, to increase benefits for our buyer clients and seller clients. Find your refuge.
Real Estate Broker/Firm serving Stanly County and surrounding areas.

Here’s a comparative snap shot of the market in Stanly County. For the month of April (this year versus last year). No...
05/30/2019

Here’s a comparative snap shot of the market in Stanly County. For the month of April (this year versus last year). Notice average inventory is SUPER LOW (3.1%) and our list commission is EVEN lower! Now is the time to lock in a 1.5% LISTING COMMISSION with Blue Sand Realty and Design and have your home sold before summer is in full swing! Call me today to take advantage of the 1.5% listing commission promo! And share this hot deal so your friends who are considering selling will save thousands!! 704.244.9662

Thank you to all the American service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and to the families who miss ...
05/27/2019

Thank you to all the American service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and to the families who miss them every day.

{HOT DEAL, COOL CAUSE} Between Memorial Day and July 4th Blue Sand Realty & Design  is offering a HOT SUMMER DEAL with a...
05/24/2019

{HOT DEAL, COOL CAUSE} Between Memorial Day and July 4th Blue Sand Realty & Design is offering a HOT SUMMER DEAL with a 1.5% listing commission. That’s an UNPRECEDENTED deal, with sellers keeping 💶💶💶 in their pockets!!!! ALSO, remember every transaction means a portion of the proceeds go to Blue Sand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to giving respite to families of children with chronic needs.
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Enjoy your holiday weekend and enjoy a this deal knowing you’re also helping a good cause! Call/txt me today or CLICK “BOOK” on profile to schedule your listing appointment and take advantage of 1.5% listing commission 100% local agent expertise.

I love this!
05/20/2019

I love this!

Dream Kid Anita collects diecast cars, enjoys watching NASCAR on Sundays, and cheering for the driver of the No. 48. Anita also lives with Down Syndrome and was chosen by fellow classmates at NORTH Stanly HIGH School to be the recipient of a customized sports dream! Anita was quick to let us all know that her ultimate dream would be to meet her favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson. Well, since we are in the business of making dreams come true... 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙!

Yesterday, over breakfast, Anita and Jimmie had the opportunity to swap stories about their favorite races and Jimmie shared some funny stories about life on the fast track. Spending time with the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion was certainly a dream come true for this sweet 18-year-old from North Stanly High School. Think she is happy? We do! Just take a look at that smile!

Ally Racing and North Stanly High School – thank you for all that you did to make this dream come true!

Picture credit: Grant Maginnis Photography

Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson Foundation Team Chevy #doitright #dreamon3 #oneteam #charlotte #charlottenc #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness #stanlycountyschools

Someone please explain this to me?!?! Scrolling through Pinterest and this pops up in my feed—ARE THEY SERIOUS?! Yes, ...
05/19/2019

Someone please explain this to me?!?! Scrolling through Pinterest and this pops up in my feed—ARE THEY SERIOUS?! Yes, apparently @bedbathandbeyond has this “Pear” carpeting for bathrooms on their website for sale. And, if that concept and color isn’t perfect for you, choose from other colors such as grape or cameo. I realize that what goes around comes around, but I never thought I would see the day carpet in a bathroom made a comeback. So, I have to know...does anyone have this pinned to their bath inspo page? Would you ever put carpet in your bathroom?

05/17/2019
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We’ve all seen the work to expand 24/27, but some of us have wondered how the bridge work will be accomplished. This is an awesome visual of how the bridge will be updated and expanded.

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This sink came out of on old lake house that was next door to us. The house had been falling in for years now, and the o...
05/14/2019

This sink came out of on old lake house that was next door to us. The house had been falling in for years now, and the owner decided it was time to demolish. So this Christmas Eve, a truck and some workers showed up and BAM, it was gone. It’s actually the lake house my parents frequented as teens, and my family frequented when I was a preteen/teen. (All the while, unknowingly, next door to the boy I would marry one day) For me, it was a little sad to see it go, but in the process I glimpsed something I could hold onto. This wall sink! Even though the cinder block walls were being torn down, it held firm and stood unharmed. I quickly ran to the guys that were doing the demo and asked if they could save it for me. It was a little rusty, but I could picture it in my new house...a thing of my immediate past, and my parents glory days. Of course, my multi-talented husband told me he could refinish it. And, he did!! To perfection!! I am so excited to salvage this sink and make it part of my new build. And I’m so glad the “little boy next door” is so talented that he always makes my dreams come true.

{DESIGN DAY} Prepping for a morning appointment and taking one listing from “oh” to  “WOW”. I can’t wait to mi...
05/13/2019

{DESIGN DAY} Prepping for a morning appointment and taking one listing from “oh” to “WOW”. I can’t wait to mix animal print sass, neutral paints and natural light to make this home every buyers dream. Wish me luck!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day!!

{Hooray!} It’s a special weekend to celebrate our mothers! As I scanned the aisles @hobbylobby for the perfect gift (a...
05/11/2019

{Hooray!} It’s a special weekend to celebrate our mothers! As I scanned the aisles @hobbylobby for the perfect gift (and let’s face it...there is so much perfection in that place) I decided on a welcome mat and rug combo. These mats were HALF off, so I snagged this combo for my office. I can’t wait to celebrate motherhood with my family, and I can’t wait to celebrate another Monday in the career I love!! These mats are a great way to welcome both. Hooray!!

I’m loving this new wallpaper on my phone 🥰 Happy Weekend y’all!!
05/11/2019

I’m loving this new wallpaper on my phone 🥰 Happy Weekend y’all!!

{ALL THAT GLITTERS} As I’ve shown my husband things I want to incorporate in our new house, he has been hesitant about...
05/10/2019

{ALL THAT GLITTERS} As I’ve shown my husband things I want to incorporate in our new house, he has been hesitant about using any gold or antique brass. For instance, he does not support antique brass hardware for open concept kitchen ☹️ Considering I have made 99.9% of the choices, I’m willing to give him the hardware in the kitchen. I could not, however, resist adding a little shine to our daughter’s bathroom. She is so girlie and these simple, gold wallchiere from @wayfair are perfect! I can’t wait to have Sheetrock to hang them on. So, I’m curious, how do you feel about the new, antique brass/gold? Would you choose it for new construction or a remodel?

It doesn’t get any better than this. Pier Pilates, accompanied by praise and worship to start this beautiful day in Ma...
05/09/2019

It doesn’t get any better than this. Pier Pilates, accompanied by praise and worship to start this beautiful day in May. Enjoy today!!

Here's to all you runners from Beach Blast!
05/08/2019

Here's to all you runners from Beach Blast!

04/28/2019

{{THE BIG ONE}} A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BLUE SAND:

I hope you’ve all had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather and maybe even put your toes in the sand this spring break. Too bad tomorrow it’s back to the real world!! The good news is the routine will be better than ever because we have had an opportunity to recharge!! Have you ever stopped to think about the folks that never get a break from life’s demands? Those of us with healthy children can pick up and go, but when you have a child with special needs, it’s just not that easy. In many cases, moms and dads don’t get ANY break, and even siblings miss the chance for vacations. It was this realization that set me on a path 10 years ago to begin a foundation for families of children with chronic needs and illness.
Before there ever was a Blue Sand Realty and Design, I had a concept for Blue Sand Foundation. A foundation designed to serve these special families to give respite, in small ways, and the ultimate goal of giving refuge through all-inclusive vacations.
I am happy to announce that Blue Sand Foundation is no longer just an idea, but an official a 501c3 nonprofit.
Beginning May 1, Blue Sand Realty and Design will donate a portion of its proceeds from all transactions—whether buying or selling—to Blue Sand Foundation. In essence we will FIND REFUGE and GIVE REFUGE.
This announcement has been a long time coming in my mind, but this is just the beginning step. There will be much work for our board and volunteers. To volunteer or learn more about Blue Sand Foundation or understand how Blue Sand Realty & Design will play a part, follow us @allbluesand or email me at [email protected]

{JUST REDUCED}  Unbelievable deal on this 4 bed/4 bath brick home on corner lot in desirable Melchior Heights. Call toda...
04/12/2019

{JUST REDUCED} Unbelievable deal on this 4 bed/4 bath brick home on corner lot in desirable Melchior Heights. Call today for a showing!! Link in bio.

{Spring Is Here} These days you can’t trust the weather, or the calendar. But you know it’s spring when the welcome ...
04/11/2019

{Spring Is Here} These days you can’t trust the weather, or the calendar. But you know it’s spring when the welcome bench is full of uniforms and hooks are filled with bat bags. Games at 6:00, 7:30 and 7:45 respectively. #tistheseason #playball

Did you know we offer staging services with our listing package? It's true! We are a real estate boutique, and as such w...
04/10/2019

Did you know we offer staging services with our listing package? It's true! We are a real estate boutique, and as such we offer custom services as part of our standard fee. Call today or "Book" your listing appointment directly on our Instagram home page.

{TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY} It’s been just about a year since I moved into 251 W. Main Street. At the time, we transforme...
04/09/2019

{TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY} It’s been just about a year since I moved into 251 W. Main Street. At the time, we transformed a purple walled off space into a white wonder. You know, because it’s painted white and people always wonder “what this place is?” For instance, today I heard a woman say, “Oh! That’s a cute place! A really cute place…What is it?!?” and then a few minutes later a gentleman passerby said “Realty & Design. What’s that?” Perhaps an office open house is in order. But first, I’m completing my vision for the space. I am constantly working to improve the design and function of my office. Most recently I added this front desk area. I’m so in love with the look and it was relatively inexpensive to achieve. The desk is actually a dining room table I found locally @smithshomefurnishings. The rug I got on sale @wayfair and the bookshelves are @ikea. The shelf decor consists of pieces I’ve collected over the years. I think the change has transformed not just the space, but my connection with the passerby. What do you think?

Sometimes it’s tough being your own RE boutique. The big guys have ad campaigns and staff to promote themselves. Then ...
04/02/2019

Sometimes it’s tough being your own RE boutique. The big guys have ad campaigns and staff to promote themselves. Then there are the individual agents that do a fantastic job making sure everyone on social media knows when they sold a house, with a front porch photo op of their clients. As a boutique owner, I like to fall somewhere in the middle. I love sharing the lives and milestones with my clients, but I don’t frequently do it on social media. In fact, this quarter I didn’t do it at all, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t making deals. A big THANK YOU to all the friends and clients that have supported me in this first year of business as my own RE boutique. You have made it so rewarding and worth the growing pains. And congratulations to all you first quarter buyers and sellers! I hope you have settled in and found your refuge.

Less than a month before the big announcement. This dream I get to share has literally been a decade in the making. I ca...
03/29/2019

Less than a month before the big announcement. This dream I get to share has literally been a decade in the making. I cannot wait to see this come to fruition. Happy Friday!

If you’ve been by my office at the corner of W. Main and Depot St., this may have caught your eye. You see my 5YO daug...
03/21/2019

If you’ve been by my office at the corner of W. Main and Depot St., this may have caught your eye. You see my 5YO daughter, Leighton, has been wanting to do something for the “kids at the children’s hospital” for years. Literally. Since she was old enough to understand, around 3YO, she has saved her birthday money for others. She has it bundled with a rubber band, and stashed away for when she can “buy toys for the children’s hospital”. This week, I told her we are going to do something special for them soon, and gave her some details. She immediately drew up this sign “I need tooz for the children” with a “dump truck” for her graphic, and stuck it on my front office window. This is not the official announcement as to what’s to come, but it is a hint as to our mission to be more than just a real estate company. Stay tuned for details and keep an eye out for any other hints Leighton might post on my front office windows ☺️ #staytuned #moretocome #healingpower #blue #sand #whatsinaname #followtofindout #bluesandrealtyanddesign #thebigreveal #comingsoon #albemarle #albemarlenc #bedowntown #stanlycounty #stanco #stanlycountyrealestate

03/19/2019
1124 Smith Street, Albemarle

Spring is here! Soon the trees will be in full bloom, the yards will smell like fresh cut grass and the neighbors will make their ways outside to enjoy the weather. I can only imagine the most perfect neighborhood Easter Egg hunt in the green grass of this wonderful home. See for yourself. Call today for a showing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX0k82cRTig&feature=youtu.be

Now being offered by Blue Sand Realty and Design, in desirable Melchor Heights, this corner lot 4 bed/4.5 bath home in desirable Melchor Heights, begins with...

Because she’s happy 😍
03/17/2019

Because she’s happy 😍

#sunset
03/17/2019

#sunset

#laketillery
03/17/2019

#laketillery

#nofilter
03/17/2019

#nofilter

Cannot get over the colors of the sunset fading to purple, reflecting on the water tonight. Check out the pano.
03/16/2019

Cannot get over the colors of the sunset fading to purple, reflecting on the water tonight. Check out the pano.

{HOW FLOOREVER FEELS}We bought tickets for Kenny Chesney yesterday, and our main floor trusses are being installed today...
03/14/2019

{HOW FLOOREVER FEELS}

We bought tickets for Kenny Chesney yesterday, and our main floor trusses are being installed today. The two events combine into a version of ‘How FLOOREVER Feels’ that I cannot get out of my head.

As far back as I can recall, I have drawn home plans. I’ve always known what I wanted. Everything would be totally custom. Yet, I’m using floor trusses? At first I turned my nose up at the idea. It seemed to me floor trusses were the “cheap” route. But the truth is, in today’s modern floor plans, with long spans and a love for open floor plans, floor trusses are the best option. Engineered and built in a factory, floor trusses are designed to span the farthest distance without the need for a support wall. Another perk? They make the process of ductwork and other utilities quicker. Considering the rain has us 5 months behind in the building process, I appreciate speedy installation above all else. Moreover, these floor trusses support more than just the weight of our home, they support our local economy! Our floor system was built right here in Albemarle, NC.

Remember my urge to redo the office this week? Well, that urge hasn’t passed, so I fed it by rearranging completely, a...
03/08/2019

Remember my urge to redo the office this week? Well, that urge hasn’t passed, so I fed it by rearranging completely, and purchasing a work table to go right in the front office window. (👋🏼 when you’re going for a 🍔 at the #goodyshopcafe! 😉) Now I need your help! Comment below to choose which deskscape I keep.

And even though it’s raining this weekend, I hope you #findyourrefuge 😘
@ Downtown Albemarle Historic District

03/07/2019

Albemarle’s Chick-Fil-A opens in 2 WEEKS!! 🙌🏼 I’ve heard the first ‘X’ amount of people in the door get free Chicken sandwiches for a year 😍😍😍

JUST LISTED | 1013 N. Tenth St, Albemarle, NC 28001 | 3 bed/2 bath | 1768 sq ft HLA w/ full unfinished basement | Presen...
03/06/2019

JUST LISTED | 1013 N. Tenth St, Albemarle, NC 28001 | 3 bed/2 bath | 1768 sq ft HLA w/ full unfinished basement | Presented by Kelley Lowder at $174,900 | Call 704.244.9662

Real Estate Boutique Broker/Owner, with the ability to customize marketing plans and home design to serve my sellers and...
02/13/2019

Real Estate Boutique Broker/Owner, with the ability to customize marketing plans and home design to serve my sellers and buyers.

Combining my love of Stanly County, home design and real estate.

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02/13/2019

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SAND. The Bible says, it’s immeasurable, abundant, “cannot be measured for multitude”; it compares sand to offspri...
02/11/2019

SAND. The Bible says, it’s immeasurable, abundant, “cannot be measured for multitude”; it compares sand to offspring (the future), explains that the Creator used sand to show the waves where they should stop and exemplifies His favor in overflowing storehouses for Joseph.
So, why name my real estate company Blue Sand?
Because I want a career and business that gives back, in abundance, to those around me. I want to be able to share God’s healing (BLUE) love, in abundance (SAND). Stay tuned to learn just how Blue Sand Realty and Design plans to do that!!

Address

251 W. Main St
Albemarle, NC
28001

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(704) 244-9662

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