Richmond Hill, GA Real Estate News

By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   I Know What My Wife Likes   My wife and I have been married for 20 years. I know what she likes so I’m going to pick the home out for us.   DANGER DANGER DANGER!! We have an unwritten rule with our team, we won’t allow a husband to buy a home without the wife being present. We will certainly let the wife buy a home without the husband being present. I’ve had too many instances of taking a husband out shopping for a home, and he picks out homes that his wife will like only to be shot down the second he gets to the hotel to review the homes online with the wife.   Men, face it, we think differently. I’m not saying that we think at a level less than a lady’s perspective, but when it comes to home buying the women know how to buy a home. The women, in every ...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   The Fall of Paula Dean   If you’ve lived in Savannah for any length of time what so ever, you know about Paula Deen. Paula Deen and her sons are the owners of an incredible empire that includes local restaurants such as The Lady and Sons, multiple TV shows, and over a dozen cookbooks published as best sellers. As real estate agents we are given sensitivity training and ethics classes quite often. We are very sensitive to race based questions, inquiries or comments. Unfortunately the rest of the world, including mega super stars like Paula Dean may not be getting those classes.   I remember Paula Deen in Savannah back in 1990 with her sons selling sandwiches out of the back of a truck. What’s amazing about that Paula Deen against the one you see on TV and...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
 In My Prime - Richmond Hill Real Estate. I listen to a lot of sports talk radio. The talking heads often speak of a player's "prime". "Prime" is different in every sport. In pro football, prime is between the ages of 26 & 32. Pro basketball is similar and pro baseball players enjoy a little longer prime that can extend up to about 36. Have you ever wondered, "When is prime for a real estate agent?" In Georgia, a person can get licensed at the age of eighteen. A person with their wits could theoretically sell homes until the day they die at a very ripe old age. For the sports guys, their prime is determined by physicality and mental capacity. In other words; at what age can a player's body most readily perform what the player's mind is commanding? And also when is the player's mental ab...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   Showing Etiquette   I recently had a seller call me and voice their disappointment and slight anger at a Realtor that had made an appointment to show their home. The realtor didn’t show up on the first day during the allotted time but showed up the next day four hours past their rescheduled allotted time. We’ve all had this happen to us in the business. Part of our job is to educate any new agents out there showing homes to the proper etiquette and what is expected to view a listing.   ·         The showing window should not be longer than 2 hours in length and should be narrower if possible. Many times you have a stay at home mom or a home that requires dogs to be removed, so being late or not showing up at your scheduled time causes major headaches for...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
121 Reese Drive Richmond Hill, GA 31324 121 Reese Drive Great 3 bed/ 2 bath home... Interior Features: Central Air, Main Floor Bedroom, Fireplace, Main Floor Bathroom, Laundry Room. Exterior Features: Fenced Yard. Price: $189,900 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Single Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 3 Baths:2 Square Feet: 1,503 Year Built: 2003 MLS #: 110926   www.randybocook.com/listings/15038F79-013F-2DEC-D0630BF076CF2DD9.shtml   For more information contact: RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GRI SRES 912-572-4663 912-572-HOME (4663): rdbocook@yahoo.com www.randybocook.com Copyright © 2013 RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GRI SRES. All rights reserved.
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   I Want To Do My Own Home Inspection   Are you kidding me? This is 2013, right? I have a buyer who wants to do his own home inspection! I know all of us have had that request but normally we can talk logic in to the buyer with some simple facts.   First, our contracts are written so that if an item is found or an issue is found during the inspection that a licensed contractor, preferably one in that specialty, has to diagnose and assess the problem. Not Joe Homeowner.   Secondly, who really has 3-5 hours of their time to go through a home and look at all of the mechanics, structure, roof, appliances, you name it.   This buyer of mine insists on doing their own home inspection. His statement to me was that “I have bought and sold many homes, I even helped ...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   Can You Hear them Coming?   Can you hear the roar of  the crowd getting closer? No, not the Marines storming the beach at Normandy, the noise I am referring to is all the new people or past realtors getting in to or returning to the real estate business. You know it is coming, several good months of real estate recovery – The perception, the news, the media, and frankly the numbers; they all say real estate is back or well on its way to recovery.   With this news you know we’re going to have an influx of stay at home moms and dads coming in to our business. Realtors who have allowed their license to go inactive are now in the process of reordering business cards. For all of us that have weathered this storm over the past 5-6 years, we know that this reco...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
Are Builders Ready in Richmond Hill, GA?Are Builders Ready in Richmond Hill, GA? For two and a half years, I've been basking in the glow of interest rates that have hovered in the "threes" and a few times dropped below three. It was a warm glow that made me as a Buyer's agent feel good and toasty. My buyers could afford thirty to fifty thousand dollars worth of house more due to the historically low interest rates. This new-found buying power was not lost on many builders. The builders in our area had adjusted their inventory to reflect the higher amount of affordability. It was a slow adjustment though and only a few of them saw it coming. The latest news is of rising interests due to good economic growth indicators. Yay America! Wow! I just felt a chill, is it getting cooler? Where's...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
Richmond Hill GA Real Estate That Little Voice If you’ve been in real estate for any length of time, you know about the little voice. The little voice that you hear is the one that wakes you up in the middle of the night or you hear while you’re driving down the road. This little voice is the voice that tells you that you’ve forgotten about a client that needs follow up or it’s about time to call that buyer that was thinking about buying but wanted to wait awhile. That voice that tells you, I probably should go check the house right now instead of waiting til the weekend. More times than not, if you ignore this little voice, you run in to problems. You call that buyer and they tell you, “Oh, I’m sorry, I just bought a home yesterday.” or you call the For Sale By Owner and they say “I li...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
   Let the Randy Bocook Team help you for all your Coastal Georgia Real Estate Needs! With over 15 years of experience, we can help with any buying, selling, or rental needs! 
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Create Memories at the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market One of the greatest things about living in Richmond Hill, Georgia is our connection to nature. Georgia is blessed with some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable! Better still, we are not that far removed from the days of the family farm. One close connection to that agricultural past is the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market.Held throughout the summer at covered pavilion at J. F. Gregory Park (521 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA 31324, the market provides visitors to the best of the earth. Whether you are into organically grown vegetables, delightful and colorful flowers or an ample selection of arts and crafts, the market is the place to be every Saturday. Best of all, with hours that run from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. the market is the p...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   Richmond Hill / Ft. Stewart Real Estate   Selling homes in a small coastal town has its advantages and disadvantages. Richmond Hill, GA, is a town of approximately 18,000 people and it is located just a few miles south of Savannah, GA. It is a bedroom community between Ft. Stewart, GA and Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. One of the big advantages of selling in such a city is that the town is small enough that you will see and recognize people at local restaurants and stores. Often I see couples that I have sold their home or families that have bought a home from me around town.   One of the disadvantages of selling in a small, coastal town like Richmond Hill, GA is that the number of homes on the market at any given time is pretty small. From time t...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
59 Tralee Court Richmond Hill, GA 31324 59 Tralee Court This home is full of upgrades including hardwoods and tile. The yard features mature landscaping and epic live oaks. Bright sunroom and screened porch for amazing outdoor living.   Price: $339,900 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Bedrooms: 4 Baths:3 Half Baths:1 Square Feet: 2530 Year Built: 2000   www.randybocook.com/listings/AE596AFD-9703-A0D1-F6CEFC4105EF1437.shtml   For more information contact: RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GRI SRES912-572-4663912-572-HOME (4663): rdbocook@yahoo.comwww.randybocook.com Copyright © 2013 RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GRI SRES. All rights reserved.
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   How Much Time Does It Take   A running theme in real estate is a sense of pride when you can show homes and close a client in a short period of time. How much time does it take to meet a new client, show them homes, and get them to write a contract? That’s the million dollar question. Not everyone is the same. Every situation is different.   I take pride with my team to prepare for a client before they arrive, and have a pretty good idea of what home they’re going to buy before they get here. You know you’re becoming a really good Real Estate agent when you can narrow it down to one to three homes that you think they’re going to buy. Of course, you’re going to show them as many homes as you can to assure value, and you’ve probably been given a list from ...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
151 Brisbon Hall Richmond Hill, GA 31324 151 Brisbon Hall Drive Meticulously maintained low-country style home in the Brisbon Hall community. Beautifully landscaped, excellent condition inside and out.   Interior Features:Family Room, Appliances, Central Air, Walk-In Closet, Main Floor Bedroom, Pantry, Main Floor Bathroom. Exterior Features:Fenced Yard, Deck/Patio, Landscaping. Price: $198,900 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Parking/Garage: Carport Bedrooms: 3 Baths:2 Square Feet: 1681 Year Built: 2005   www.randybocook.com/listings/6692128A-F03C-2FCB-E09370E8B4A966AB.shtml   For more information contact: RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GRI SRES912-572-4663912-572-HOME (4663): rdbocook@yahoo.comwww.randybocook.com Copyright © 2013 RANDY BOCOOK Associate Broker ABR GR...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
  Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   Your Time is Your Money   Don’t lie to yourself, the most valuable asset you have is time. No one on their death bed says that they wish they had spent more time at the office. Quality time with your family, friends and the people that you love is the most important thing in your life. When you have a very demanding career, like Real Estate, your time is even more critical.   Real estate is a time vampire. Hours, hours and hours of preparation, research, meetings, and more preparation go in to the profession. We all picked a profession where we have to meet people when they are off from work. You know what that means, after 5 PM on a weekday, Saturdays and Sundays included. We all should know our numbers. How many homes should we close this year? How man...
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By Randy Bocook, Selling Coastal Georgia
(Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners)
      Why We Blog Richmond Hill GA Real Estate   For many of us the idea of blogging is a very new concept, one of which we may not be or may not have been very comfortable with. For most of us the reasons why we blog range from maybe we heard a top producer in real estate tell us we must blog for SEO organic placement for our website, we might have heard someone tell us we need to blog to be known as the community expert, maybe we’re blogging just to gather information from other regions of the country, or we might blog because we just like doing it.   Funny thing happened on the way to building my Active Rain blog points. I came in to Active Rain with selfish motives of creating a perfectly structured blog post with the proper title, key words, and back links. I was looking for organi...
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By Kim Rahn, Realtor - Richmond Hill Homes for Sale
(ReMax Accent)
The spring real estate market in Richmond Hill, GA has officially arrived! Whether youreselling your Richmond Hill home or buying a Richmond Hill home, there is moving involved. If youre selling, that means there is staging involved. Even if youre staying put, chances are, winter clutter has built up around your home. As your Richmond Hill real estate agent, Id like to help you out with some great spring cleaning and decluttering tips! These will help you get organized and prepare for whatever spring has in store for you. Plus, Richmond Hill offers one bulk item collection per year for residents during Georgia Cities Week, which is next week! Now is the perfect time to get rid of your clutter. To read this blog post in its entirety, click here. Kim Rahn RE/MAX Accent Visit My Website "L...
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By Kim Rahn, Realtor - Richmond Hill Homes for Sale
(ReMax Accent)
As we transition from winter to spring here in Richmond Hill, GA, you can expect to enjoy more community events and activities! The weather warms up, trees bloom, kids get antsy to get out of school, and Richmond Hill residents get antsy to buy or sell a home! If youve been waiting for the spring real estate market to arrive, its here! Contact me, your Richmond Hill real estate agent, with questions or to get started toward your real estate goals and dreams. Want to know whats going on around Richmond Hill? Hopefully you got to enjoy the St. Patricks Day parade that took place in our neighboring Savannah, GA this past weekend! Here are three more spring events to look forward to: To read this post in its entirety, click here.  Kim Rahn RE/MAX Accent Visit My Website "Like" Me on Faceboo...
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By Kim Rahn, Realtor - Richmond Hill Homes for Sale
(ReMax Accent)
Are you gearing up to sell your Richmond Hill, GA home? Great idea! Home prices in the fourth quarter of 2012 were the strongest they've been in seven years, according to a National Association of Realtors report, and 31 percent of homes sold within one month in December! Now is definitely the time to sell in the Richmond Hill real estate market! As a home seller, its important to realize that the first thing potential homebuyers see is the outside of your home. Whether its anonline listing, a drive-by, a showing or an open house, they will see the front of the house. They will judge it, just like we judge books by their covers. Lucky for you, a recent Cost vs. Value Report shows that making exterior improvements yield the highest return-on-investments! To view this blog post in its ent...
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