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Guilford Co. realtors expecting initiative to boost real estate sales in the area

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Realtors in Guilford County are expecting the "Say Yes to Education" initiative to boost real estate sales in the area.

"More people will want to live here, more houses will need to be built if they're not available. I think it's a great opportunity," said Bethany Chavis with New Homes of Greensboro Realty.

As a mother with four children in the GCS system, she knows how attractive the promise of free college tuition will be to families.

"If somebody's considering a school in Alamance County versus Guilford County, I think we can definitely entice them to move into our area because they'll want to start their children off when they're in elementary school," Chavis added.

She said the program has already become a marketing tool for local realtors.

Parents near Guilford may think a move into the county is worth it, said Archdale mom Courtny Call, even if taxes are higher there.

"My daughter is 2 years old, and I already think about college in her future every day. I don't think it would be a huge sacrifice - us moving. When it came time, just to be able to give her an opportunity like that, I would move in a heartbeat. I would."

For more information, visit http://sayyesguilford.org/about/