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I've asked this question in the past, but no one offers a valid explanation.Why does the state of Georgia allow one person to hold an agent license as well as an appraiser license at the same time. Would that not create areas of conflict, especially in commercial operations?Granted, it doesn't ha...
06/08/2016
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What happened to the dreaded "no call list"? That's all we heard about a few years ago. Now it's a joke!Actually, in all fairness, it's not a human being calling me anymore. It's some moronic computer offering to stop calling me if I don't want to be called.There is a federal register of people w...
05/25/2016
I once heard a national horse dung salesman (training guru) say that we are idiots for going to closings. Claimed he went to his first closing and deemed it a waste of time. He sends people to get the check.I view it as an opportunity to cement the relationship for down the road. You can also hol...
05/19/2016
Somewhere back in time there was a group called “The Clash” that was pretty popular for some time. The recorded a song called “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. I would like to say it was about real estate, but that would not be true. It was about human relationships, and deciding whether to end one...
05/15/2016
It’s been a rough ride for a long time in the real estate market, but as we peek in the rear view mirror, we can see that almost all parts of the country have completed the recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. I...
05/07/2016
Nothing about real estate confuses the public more than agency law, which is the relationships between agents, buyers, and sellers.  Abbot and Costello recently had a conversation about Abbot’s decision to sell his home … it went like this … Costello – So I hear you’re selling your house.Abbott –...
04/01/2016
Pickens County real estate continues to exhibit opposing trends. While sales, pended sales, and prices show significant improvements over last year and prior, the number of homes for sale continues to decrease. Apparently, all the talk a few years ago convinced home owners that their homes held m...
03/18/2016
I didn't know whether to laugh or wind my watch!I have a little 3/2 ranch on a crawl space listed. It's like those "shotgun" homes many grew up in during the '50's with kitchen/dining/living in one end and bedrooms down a long hall in the middle. It's priced well, so it's drawing traffic from eve...
03/12/2016
As we enter 2016, the question of “how are things going?” has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over yea...
01/25/2016
It can be very frustrating to put your home on the market, expecting a fast sale, only to find that after six months you’re still waiting for an offer. What can you do?First, determine if it’s a result of timing. You may have started worrying too soon. If it has been only a month and you haven’t ...
01/24/2016
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