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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Here is a brief overview of the 2014 year end numbers in Pickens County compared to a year earlier.   While there are still naysayers on the return of the real estate market, I think most would agree that sales and activity are much better than a couple of years ago. There are a lot more statist...
01/14/2015
I am negotiating a contract on a commercial lot. I've had this listed for a long time, but I know the owner, and the market has been slow, so we just keep trying. I got an offer last week from a well respected company. Oddly, I got another offer almost immediately. That usually sets off my radar,...
12/18/2014
Yesterday, one of my clients was visiting his vacant house that I have listed. I was just there a few days ago. In the meantime, a prospective buyer apparently decided to turn on the HVAC to see if it works. It was set to keep the house at a chilly 50 degrees during Thanksgiving week when we are ...
11/29/2014
Spend this day with family, and ignore real estate at all costs! Anyone calling you today has issues ...
11/26/2014
This time of year, I try to collect my thoughts about how much I am blessed. Count your living relatives. They won't be here forever. Be greatful for good health. Money can't give you that, and many people would trade you easily. Count your friends. A friend is someone you would give a thousand d...
11/24/2014
Coming from the North, I am familiar with how winter works there ... which is why I am in Georgia while I write this post! In the North, everyone knows to bury water lines four feet deep to prevent freezing. We know to drain water hoses during winter. We know to insulate, drip water, wear layers,...
11/17/2014
John Hart is going about his business of repairing a once great franchise, after Frank Wrenn decimated it trying to make a splash. Trading Tommy La Stella for Arodys Vizcaino makes a little sense on the surface. They had Vizcaino before he blew his elbow, and he is young, and he apparently has st...
11/17/2014
Being from Indiana, my accent is almost non-existent. Therefore, since Atlanta is also a melting pot, I don't hear this as often as some, and most people in Georgia assume I am from Atlanta. I do have some country stuff working, but I don't try to make it work, it's just there. I've seen agents f...
11/17/2014
Aside from “how is real estate doing?”, the question I’m probably asked most is “when should I try to sell my house?” The answer is pretty simple … whenever you get serious about selling instead of trying to play games. Make sure you are committed to the process instead of fishing.   Autumn in P...
11/14/2014
For the last several weeks, I have felt that the negative campaigns by both parties have damaged our business atmosphere. No matter who you vote for, there is someone telling you the other guy is a dishonest hack. Half the people don't have the time or inclination to do the homework to find out w...
11/05/2014
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