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  At first blush, many prospective buyers see a vacation rental purchase as a potential win-win: They pick up a new source of income and have a cost-effective vacation destination whenever they have the urge to get away. It’s easy to understand why vacationers prefer to rent their own property in...
04/28/2014
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  Bear with me a moment, as this may seem unrelated to real estate but is actually something applicable to all of us. A few weeks ago I’m driving to the office along a four lane highway. The speed limit along this stretch of road is 55 MPH. In the fast lane, a small SUV is going about 35 MPH, twe...
04/28/2014
If you’ve decided you’d like to invest in a vacation home, look carefully before you make the final commitment.  Buying a home, no matter what the circumstances might be, is a major investment and enormous responsibility. While real estate has certainly been a safe haven for investment in the pas...
03/29/2014
  Recently, I was visiting lake real estate agents across Georgia and traveling on I-20 toward Atlanta I saw a billboard that read, "If You Could Improve Your Life, Would You?" I don't know what it was advertising but WOW. As I drove, and since, I've really been really thinking about that questio...
03/29/2014
“Go Team!” “You are a Winner!” “Just Believe!” I’ve often heard that real estate agents (and brokers too) just need better motivation to be successful. As if poor performance is just a communication problem. “Oh the poor people, we just didn’t tell them the inspiring words that would bring them s...
03/17/2014
Many of us deal with vacation homes, such as lake homes and mountain homes, that are considered investment property. As we specialize in lake real estate, here is a list we share of investment tips for these types of property. You are welcome to share it. 10 TOP Investment Tips for Buying a Vacat...
03/06/2014
While most real estate professionals know their local market and peers, I have a unique opportunity to see how things work across multiple markets. As we grow our brokerage operations into and across Georgia, it has been very interesting meeting lake expert real estate agents on each major lake ...
02/26/2014
The phone call was like many phone calls I receive. The guy wanted tell me how his company could help me save money on a service we use. I get lots of these calls. Insurance, phone service, cleaning, office supplies, Internet access, advertising, investment. If someone called selling me rare albi...
02/22/2014
When my wife Doris and I eat out, it is not uncommon that we end up discussing the service. Was it good, bad, or indifferent?  Is it consistent?  Naturally, much of service in a restaurant is a result of training, but not all. Even in restaurants with consistent, well-trained staff, attitude is c...
12/27/2013
  Due to the nature of our focus on lake real estate over a wide geographic area, we interact with real estate agents from many parts of the country. It is not uncommon to have an interested buyer for a property where we don't have an agent. In these cases, we often start out by contacting the li...
11/23/2013
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