The Dirt Lady, serving Madison GA and Lake Oconee

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Lake Country - 284620
With a typical Limited Service brokerage, sellers get a range of services to choose from "a la carte". Georgia Realtors (r) use a Listing Contract that offers a choice of "full service" and "limited service" agreements - I always get a laugh when I'm reviewing the contract with sellers and say "I...
Markets are made up of Buyers, who would like to buy at the lowest possible price, and Sellers, who would like to sell at the highest possible price. Each home is unique - some may be in better condition than others, some may have more updates than others, and some may have features that others l...
If downsizing is part of your plan for your next home in the Madison and Lake Oconee area - read these tips. Way back in 2002, I did my own downsizing project when I sold my 3000sf suburban home to come live in the 1000sf cottage on my lakefront farm - and I used many of these tips! Right-sizing ...
Tuesday was Legislative Day for Georgia Realtors, and about 845 of us descended on the Golden Dome to press our legislators to understand the importance of private property rights, home ownership, and our ability to continue to serve the public as Realtors. Tuesday was also the day new Georgia St...
  When you’re buying a Lake Oconee home – should you buy the best view or best home? When searching for your lake home on 19,000 acre LakeOconee, how do you sort out your priorities?   If you’re lucky enough to be able to say "money is no object", then you can choose a great home on a fantastic l...
When I list a property, I promise the homeowner that I'll do everything reasonably possible to get qualified buyers to know about their home, and to be sure its presented in the best possible light. Zillow, Trulia,, and literally hundreds of other search sites have created a modern re...
  You and your better half are looking for a new home, and it’s looking like an episode of House Hunters on HGTV.     One of you is focused on the house. It can’t be too old, and it must have updates like a jetted tub, and hard surface counters, and oiled bronze finishes.        Wood floors, exce...
  This is my first original post since before Christmas - you may recall that I cleared my schedule for a 3000 mile road trip to enjoy the Dufort Family annual Christmas party in upstate NY and time with my daughter's family over New Year. Reached home late last Sunday, January 4 - and my dance c...
Recently I did an addition on my 1970's cabin - the new space has foam insulation and large windows made to modern standards. The original space at least got wrapped with insulation when we replaced the siding with hardy board, but funds ran short before we could replace the windows. At least I h...
Are you looking for a home in the Madison Georgia area that's priced under the median sale price of $200,000, and was built in 2000 or newer? There are just a few homes that fit that criteria: two are small cottages in Madison's acclaimed Historic District, within walking distance of shops and re...

Jeanne Dufort

Madison and Lake Oconee GA
local_phone(706) 342-1440
smartphone(770) 330-9040
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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.