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Your life is busy, and when it’s time to relax you value your privacy above all. Gated golf communities like Reynolds Plantation are not your thing. Discover Jacob’s Creek, Lake Oconee’s best kept secret with legacy properties that seldom change hands.  What could be better than a 3.7 acre lot on...
11/19/2015
The hardest shift for many sellers is moving from "I love my home" mode to "I'm selling a product" mode - because in the latter mode its all about buyers and their needs!That's why most sellers hire a professional agent to handle things - your agent can be more objective about everything from pri...
11/09/2015
Today's home buyers are spending MORE time looking at properties online, and visiting FEWER homes before deciding which home to buy.How do you get on the SHORT LIST of must-see homes? Great photos can make the difference!Which of these kitchens speaks to you?OR         Which of these bathrooms ma...
11/09/2015
Don't we all love being in homes that feel clean and smell fresh!The problem of how to eliminate offensive odors once they've been introduced is always a challenge - but below you'll find some great tips, using simple ingredients like vinegar and activated charcoal.One struggle many of my sellers...
11/02/2015
As youngsters, we learned which behaviors would get rewarded and which would get punished - by parents, teachers, coaches... pretty much any adult we came into contact with (yes, I am a middle boomer, and those were the rules in my small town in the late 50's and 60's)When we reach adulthood, we ...
11/02/2015
How’s the market at Lake Oconee?Lakefront home sales are UP!After bottoming out at 55 sales in 2009, we’ve already sold 133 this year, and will likely triple the 2009 sales rate by year end.Lake Oconee continues to be pricey – the average sold price for a lakefront home is above $650,000. With 18...
10/28/2015
How important are the photos when you are selling your home?  Access to information about listings has changed since the early ‘80’s when I bought my first home (remember the listing books, full of codes and a single b&w photo?) By 2005, a buyer could look at properties on websites – but upload s...
10/28/2015
Karen's last line "If you trust your agent, then trust the lender they suggest" - is the heart of this post.Experienced real estate agents are not experts on lending - but they do have "real world" experience in the critical role your choice of lender can have on your path to closing.In my rural ...
10/22/2015
When you are ready to buy or sell real property - whether its your home, lakehouse, farm, or investment property - the most important decision you may make is which professional to hire. Realtors have different skill sets - some are expert in one type of property, for example. Marketing programs ...
10/19/2015
Are you ready for rural life? HGTV recently debuted a new series called Farmhouse Life, and in the very first episode we watched a family exchange suburban Atlanta living for a bucolic farm in Madison Georgia – offering their daughters an opportunity to live with their horses.  I’ve been helping ...
09/20/2015
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Jeanne Dufort

Madison and Lake Oconee GA
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Thoughts and news from Georgia's Lake Country, featuring Madison and Lakes Oconee and Sinclair, from the perspective of a land-focused Realtor, horse mom, and farm owner.