3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Realtor

Before you hire a friend of the family to help you buy or sell your home, you should give this some thought….

*A savvy REALTOR® can properly advise on market value.  As a seller, over pricing will cause you to sit on the market longer than anticipated, and miss potential buyers who will move on to another home.

*Negotiation Skills are key!  Many times getting a deal done is a result of knowing what to say, when to say and how to say it.  Your REALTOR® should be well versed and skilled when acting as the buffer between you and your buyer, in addition to providing you with a fiduciary relationship and confidentiality.

*Avoid the pitfalls!  And there are many…every deal provides a new set of challenges and learning experiences. Closing more deals results in an educated agent who can help you maneuver through to settlement.

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Need a Personal Trainer? Meet Dawn Blackstone with Blackstone Fit!

I love my Personal Trainer, she is THE BEST!  She comes to my home and challenges me to take my fitness program to the next level.  Oh, and I must mention, she makes it fun!  Each time we do something totally different and unexpected, and I really appreciate her breaking up the monotony of the dreaded work out!

Dawn Blackstone, owner/trainer with Blackstone Fit, resides in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. She has been running Blackstone Fit for 12+years, and offers one-on-one personal training, small group training, and nutrition guidance.  She can meet you at your place of choice (your home, a local park or pool, and even the beach!) To learn more about Blackstone Fit go to blackstonefit.com  or check them out on Yelp!  Tell her Jackie sent you!!!

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Experience Sells!

I have been specializing in the OV/Old Mt. P. for years, including bringing you the Village Connection Newsletter since 2006!  I am a Top Producing Agent, voted Best REALTOR® by Moultrie News, and recipient of the REALTOR® of Distinction Award.  I am a full-time Professional REALTOR®, I am your neighbor, and I know this market.  Let’s face it…experience sells and I have the track record to prove it!  If I can help, contact me today! 

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Should I wait until Spring to Sell?

It’s December and with the whirl-wind of the holidays approaching, clients are asking me if they should list now or wait until the first of the year.  Obviously we do not have a crystal ball answer, but based on my experience, I am advising as follows:

Why wait?  True, there is a smaller pool of buyers during the colder months (think about those buyers who currently live in the North that cannot sell their homes because it is snowing) but even with fewer buyers, there is also fewer homes to chose from.  The big factor being that tons of new inventory will be hitting the market in the early spring, and the best path to ensure a quick sale is to beat the rush.

Below is an interesting article from RIS Media’s House Call.

“The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your strategy for getting your property sold. With the colder temperatures and many people heading on vacation, it may seem like an inopportune moment to list your house, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Although it’s true that there are fewer buyers looking for a home at this time of year, the pros far outweigh the cons. There are less, yet far more serious buyers searching for homes in your market, and there is less competition with less homes on the market, and transactions happen far more quickly as there are less being processed.

Click here to read more, and if I can help you in any way, please let me know.  Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

Betty Carlton Beer Mile- Benefiting I GOT LEGS! Dec 15, 2018

Grab some friends and join us as we DRINK BEER AND RUN 1 MILE! 

Crazy?  Maybe…  Fun?  Probably…. For a good cause?  Most definitely! 

DECEMBER 15, 2018, 11:30AM-2PM, COMMONHOUSE ALEWORKS

Proceeds will go towards I GOT LEGS’ ReEnabled Racing Circuit and I NEED LEGS programs. Both programs are designed to give people with disabilities a platform to raise awareness and the necessary funds for their specific individual needs.

Click here to register for this fun event and to learn more about the I GOT LEGS mission CLICK HERE 

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Home Sales In The Old Village

Just sharing some of my sales in the Old Village, including the sales price and date of sale.  Thanks so much to my awesome clients!  Happy sellers and happy buyers.  Very blessed to be part of this community and help others do the same!

301 Center Street, sold on 6/29/18 for $1,385,000

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109 Friend Street, sold on 2/5/18 for $871,000

706 Simmons Street, sold on 2/23/2018 for $1,225,000

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522 Ruby Street, sold on 5/29/18 for $499,000

414 Rose Wilder, sold on 4/24/2018 for $600,000

308 McCormick Street, sold on 10/06/17 for $1,400,000