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By Victoria Copeland, At Your Service, On Your Side!
(The Victoria Copeland Team)
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Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don't want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! And selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That's a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent, and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Valdosta Home Prices   We have seen 6+ months of stabilizing home prices in Valdosta and expect things to continue to pick up.  If no new listings came on the market it is estimated that it would take 11.93 months to deplete the existing number of listings currently offered for sale. Inventory has increased slightly from last month giving us a slight increase in the absorption rate. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Valdosta but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for you...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Over the past few years the world of technology has become increasingly more popular with home buyers.  In a world of instant gratification it is easy to peruse the internet and pick and chose which homes you want to look at.  Gone are the days of placing an ad in the newspaper or local real estate magazine and expecting results.  So, what are the avenues that real estate agents have today to market and sell your home? We have at our disposal social media sites such as: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn which all allows us to get the word out quickly and locally that your house is on the market. Most of my friends and associates I have on Facebook are right here in town and with a quick boost of a post I can showcase that listing to them, their friends and their friends friends to boot. Yo...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Active listings 19 Low $209,000  High $597,500    Last 30 Days Past 12 months # of Sales  2  28 Highest Priced Sale $280,000 $599,000 Lowest Priced Sale $230,000 $189,900 Avg. Sale Price $255,000 $309,012 Median Sale Price $255,000 $305,000 Average Days on Market 121 124     Active listings 22 Low $204,900  High $1,050,000    Last 30 Days Past 12 months # of Sales  1 12 Highest Priced Sale $230,000 $489,000 Lowest Priced Sale $230,000 $230,000 Avg. Sale Price $230,000 $319,402 Median Sale Price $230,000 $249,000 Average Days on Market 97 66   How does the golf community size up to the rest of the area? Take a look for yourself! Want more information regarding these two luxury subdivisions? Contact me here. 
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Valdosta Home Prices   We have seen 6+ months of stablizing home prices in Valdosta and expect things to continue to pick up.  If no new listings came on the market it is estimated that it would take 9.54 months to deplete the existing number of listings currenly offered for sale. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Valdosta but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the Valdosta home on which ...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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What is client loyalty anyway? Loyalty can be measured in many different ways by a client or customer.  It can be measured by the level of service you are providing, the quality of any given product or even by the value that is attached to each service or product.    Some people by nature take loyalty very seriously. Such as iphone lovers, some are loyal to a fault and will purchase each new version of the iphone, ipad, mac as they are unveiled. That Apple logo on the item is enough for them despite any "bugs" it may come with. Now that's UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!    How can we as Realtors build this same type of loyalty with our exisiting clients? What value can we had to our business that will keep them coming back time and again? Not to mention referring their friends and family to us.   H...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Autumn:   Per Google's search page it is officially the first day of Autumn. It's time for the weather to start cooling down and the foliage on the trees to start showing off their orange and brown colors.  Autumn, used interchangeably with Fall, marks the transition from summer to winter. I love the colors that the Autumn brings about. It is a time of change, for some it means cooler weather and the ushering in of winter. For others it's football season, tail-gating or gathering around the living room television to watch your favorite teams play. It also means a time of harvest. The gathering and reaping of things planted. Whether that be crops or things we have planted in our lives. We plant seeds everyday, what seeds we chose to plant is completely our own. This brings to mind a qu...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Active listings 21 Low $209,900  High $597,500    Last 30 Days Past 12 months # of Sales  2  26 Highest Priced Sale $305,000 $543,800 Lowest Priced Sale $299,900 $177,000 Avg. Sale Price $302,450 $322,705 Median Sale Price $301,175 $325,000 Average Days on Market 101 122     Active listings 22 Low $204,900  High $1,050,000    Last 30 Days Past 12 months # of Sales  0 16 Highest Priced Sale $0 $489,000 Lowest Priced Sale $0 $220,000 Avg. Sale Price $0 $275,551 Median Sale Price $0 $249,000 Average Days on Market 0 100   How does the golf community size up to the rest of the area? Take a look for yourself! Want more information regarding these two luxury subdivisions? Contact me here. 
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Home Prices in Valdosta, GA for August 2014 Real estate market data for Valdosta, GA  provided by Janice MacMillan of ERA Joyner Real Estate   Valdosta Home Prices   We have seen 6 straight months of stablizing home prices in Valdosta and expect things to continue to pick up.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Valdosta but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are starting to sell within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the Valdosta home on which you ...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Buying a home can be complicated process, and it can be particularly trying for the first-time home buyer.   The first and most important task to get done before looking at homes is to set an appointment with a lender and get yourself pre-approved for a loan. This shows commitment on your part and lets the seller and your Realtor know you are ready to go! This is also a good time to evaluate your credit score and see where you stand. One rule that still applies today is, the higher your credit score, the lower your down payment and monthly payments will be. It will tell you exactly what price range you need to be looking in and it will give you an overview of the fees you will likely encounter during the closing process so there is nothing left to speculation.   Once you have a figure...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Today it is widely known that a house that is professionally staged and properly prepared for sale will sell faster and will sell for more money. So the question is, how much staging should I do? Should I spend hundreds of dollars on a professional stager, possibly more? The answer to this question is, no. It is not necessary to hire a professional stager. Majority of preparing your home can be done by the homeowners themselves. Why do we stage a home? We stage and prepare our home for sale to make it more desirable to potential buyers. So that they will see the home for all it has to offer. To give it that feeling of being a home instead of just another house. To make it inviting, comfortable and pleasing. As well as to make it stand out among the crowd. Now, what is it that the home...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  BLACK MOLD FOUND! YIKES! I was just settling in for the evening when I received a phone call from a buyers agent after doing a final walk - through on a listing I had we were supposed to close on today. We discussed the repairs that were completed. He forgot to take his inspection report and couldn't remember what was greed to be done. Then he mentions he opened up the frig and because the electricity was off the refrigerator was full of "black mold!" Buyers agent: electricity is off and the tenants that left did not open frig up. It is covered in "black mold!" Me: Black mold? How bad is it? Can it be cleaned up, washed out? Buyers agent: I supposed it could be cleaned up but it won't be usable. Refrigerator stays with the house as agreed upon in the contract! Wow! Black mold? I have ...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Real Estate as a 9-5 Job?                                                                                                      I recently picked up a buyer client who was having a time with her previous agent who would not work around her clients work schedule. For her that meant after 5pm and weekend showings. What? No weekend or after 5pm showings? That is just craziness! I wish I could only work 9-5 and not have to worry about missing dinner with my family or my grandsons Saturday little league game. Truth is, real estate is just not a 9-5 job. The majority of my showing are after 5pm and on the weekends. As the majority of my clients also work and do not have the option of just taking time off to go house hunting. Or they are moving into the area and can only view homes on the weeke...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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The July 4th weekend is sure to be a big celebration in Valdosta. Anytime we can get together with family and friends and celebrate our independance as a country, as well as honor our military should be fully taken advantage of. Here are a couple of things happening July 4th! Saturday July 2, 2011 - Monday July 4, 2011 All Fired Up: A Fourth of July Celebration at Wild Adventures The park celebrates Independence Day with three days of explosive entertainment - Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4.  Don't miss out on the most patriotic event in South Georgia, north Florida. Come for the thrills and adventures and stay for the best fireworks in the South and the All Star Tribute Concert featuring the music of Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill and Elvis performed by world renowned tribute...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Monthly Market Stats for Lowndes County and Surrounding Areas (November 2010) Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 133 12 11 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 163 8 9 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 43 2 2 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 27 1 0 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 297 27 33 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 165 7 5 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 796 57 60 Berrien County 104 3 4 Brooks County 60 5 1 Cook County 93 4 5 Lanier County 87 3 3
By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
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 Land Auction with Houses with acreage for sale and county land for sale Valdosta Ga Real Estate   Houses with acreage for sale have been the American dream for the past century. With urban sprawl and the continual growing of the inter city people are looking for that place that they can escape the traffic and noise and pollution especially country land for sale. Since 1928 catalogs have been produced with county land for sale in rural communities across the United States. Looking at the demographics of the American population I believe that one can say with certainty that over crowding is an issue and compound that with red lights and rows of cars just crawling at the snails pace is not any fun.  So lets escape that scene and start looking at houses for sale with acreage, countryside p...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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Monthly Market Stats for Lowndes County and Surrounding Areas (November 2010)    Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 156 12 8 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 149 10 9 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 49 4 2 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 17 1 4 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 336 36 25 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 152 19 2 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 859 82 50 Berrien County 92 4 5 Brooks County 61 6 1 Cook County 86 7 1 Lanier County 92 8 5
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 159 7 4 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 150 9 11 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 41 1 2 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 16 4 1 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 329 21 20 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 175 6 8 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 870 48 46 Berrien County 109 5 1 Brooks County 73 4 6 Cook County 107 0 3 Lanier County 107 6 3
By Military For Sale by Owner
(MilitaryForSalebyOwner.net)
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Enjoy peaceful, quiet country living in a great subdivision with a lake! Spacious 2120 sf with 1 acre lot, 16x16 fully wired workshop, plus utility room off 2-car garage. Laundry room with closet off kitchen. Spacious sitting area off kitchen leads out to a 12x15 tiled screened-in rear porch with 16x16 deck attached. Huge backyard fully fenced for privacy. This home is perfect for entertaining. It is within 17 minutes of Moody AFB (no traffic lights)and convenient to Nashville, Hahira, and Valdosta. Home security system and landscape sprinkler system installed. http://militaryforsalebyowner.net/country-living-at-moody-afb-764.html
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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How Effective is Traditional Marketing? Times have changed and traditional marketing is no longer affective plus it is very expensive. Print advertising (one of the most expensive modes of advertisements) has gone by the way side, open houses no longer attract the crowds that they once did, and agent caravans no longer attract other agents without some sort of gimmick. Print advertising: is no longer an effective marketing technique. According to the The National Association of Realtors (NAR)  a 2009 survey reports that a whopping 90% of homebuyers start their search with the Internet. That is an astounding number of buyers, and if that is where they are heading to start their home search, wouldn’t it make sense for your property to be there? Open Houses: these use to bring in the crow...

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