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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152
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The tragedy in Charleston is typically senseless. Yet it's sensationalism at its worst by the press.The problem is not the NRA, Al Sharpton, guns, NAACP, or any other cause besides one stupid punk who wants to have his name in the news, and is incapable of finding a good way to do it. So along co...
06/18/2015
My friend and neighbor has his home listed. Probably better to avoid that listing and preserve the friendship, but I get to hear all the reasons why the three agents they've had so far are worthless. The home is beautiful, but in my opinion over-valued. It's been on the market for over two years....
05/30/2015
A couple of years ago, I was doing a little maintenance in my neighborhood. Actually, I was trying to keep the kudzu from getting any worse until my neighbor got moved in, which is a common southern chore.I happened to be on the side of a very steep hill. Four ladies came driving down the hill in...
05/26/2015
Planning when to sell your home is important, and there is a lot to consider. The home must look good to attract buyers, so you probably need to break out the elbow grease or checkbook to get those repairs and improvements handled. You need to be concerned about curb appeal and staging. You also...
04/03/2015
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Last Friday something happened to me that doesn't happen very often. I didn't get the listing. I can't remember the last time I made a listing presentation and lost. Frankly, sometimes I get them and I don't even try that hard! If I have an appointment, I usually just assume I have a new listing....
03/26/2015
I saw a listing last week that said "do not walk on deck" ... I almost fell out of the chair! Why do people think a house is saleable if it's not even safe? What is the agent thinking when he or she lists such a property? Are you really expecting to get your client top dollar? Are you that desper...
03/22/2015
I had the opportunity to be the Chair of a Professional Standards Ethics Hearing this week. It is so important that we take these duties seriously! Otherwise there is a perfect opening for overzealous legislation to handle our complaints for us. It is also important that the public knows we take ...
03/11/2015
I just read an article in "Consumer Reports" that was very disappointing to me. For a magazine that is supposed to rely on credibility to attract readers, this article was all bad advice and hyperbole. It encourages sellers to spend thousands of dollars getting a home ready to sell, promising the...
03/01/2015
I have a broker's license, but I don't expect I'll ever be a managing broker, simply because I no longer have the patience to listen to people who would rather whine than work. Surely that does not apply to the majority of agents, but to the ones it does apply, I just don't have time anymore. The...
02/24/2015
In Pickens County, Georgia we have heated subject that recycles itself from time to time regarding our lack of school tax exemption for senior tax payers. In fact, most counties in Georgia do not have the exemption.   Before I begin, I will state that I am a senior. I hate taxes. I do not belong...
02/22/2015
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