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What do you say to your clients when they are Fearful of the future.

I had the pleasure of visiting with Larry Kendall, author of Ninja Selling, while attending the Leading RE Conference in Las Vegas. He is an incredible person and has positively affected the lives and businesses of 70,000+ Real Estate Agents. Larry often talks about his daily ritual and how he reads his gratitudes when he wakes up to begin his day. 

 

I've been reading Larry's book and finished it on my flight out to Vegas. Larry often says, "What you focus on expands." What are you focusing on right now? On Thursday I began to focus on how Las Vegas was changing faster than a bad hand of Black Jack, as they responded to the epidemic sweeping across the globe. By the time I

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Shelter-in-Place Order: What Does It Mean? 

In an effort to prevent the continued spread of, and exposure to, COVID-19, a growing number of states, cities and counties have issued “shelter-in-place” orders. These shelter-in-place-orders, sometimes referred to as “stay at home” orders, generally require citizens to stay at home and discontinue all non-essential outings. While shelter-in-place orders vary from location-to-location, individuals are permitted to continue engaging in essential activities, such as trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and a doctors’ offices.  Non-essential activities, however, which generally includes activities such as trips to hair salons, dine-in restaurants and bars, movie theaters, gyms, and museums, are

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What do you say to your clients when they are Fearful of the future?

I had the pleasure of visiting with Larry Kendall, author of Ninja Selling, while attending the Leading RE Conference in Las Vegas. He is an incredible person and has positively affected the lives and businesses of 70,000+ Real Estate Agents. Larry often talks about his daily ritual and how he reads his gratitudes when he wakes up to begin his day. 

 I've been reading Larry's book and finished it on my flight out to Vegas. Larry often says, "What you focus on expands." What are you focusing on right now? On Thursday I began to focus on how Las Vegas was changing faster than a bad hand of Black Jack, as they responded to the epidemic sweeping across the globe. By the time I landed

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Ashley is ecstatic to be working for Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate. She has lived in Columbus for eight years and is passionate about her city and career. Her focus is serving her client needs to the utmost of her abilities while continuing to grow within the industry.

Ashley is motivated to help her clients achieve their real estate dreams. In her free time, Ashley enjoys riding horses, traveling, hiking, cycling, and spending time with her family.

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We are proud to Welcome Tracie Nobles to our Residential Sales Team. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia she has grown to appreciate everything this “Big/Small Town” has to offer. In her spare time, Tracie enjoys playing tennis, bike riding, and entertaining with friends and family. With a heart for people, she also enjoys serving in various local outreach programs.

Tracie graduated from CSU with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and has 10+ years’ experience in finance and government industries. During her employment with DPW at Fort Benning, she was recognized for her professionalism and dedication in supporting the military mission. Her empathetic nature helps her build trusting relationships with her clients as well as her peers.
With a

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Columbus and Phenix City buyers and sellers to benefit from BPRE's Coaching Program, an outcome-driven platform designed to provide support to Georgia and East Alabama real estate agents

Columbus, Georgia — Leading independent real estate brokerage, Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate
(BPRE), announces their latest initiative: simply known as The Coaching Program, it offers a fresh
approach to training and supporting our region's real estate agents. The results are better customer
service, more efficient and productive agents, and overall happier clients.
BPRE, the #1 Independent Firm in East Atlanta and West Georgia, aims to provide the best experience
possible for their clients. Their clients include not only the region's residential and commercial buyers

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Since hitting a low point of 63 percent in 2016, the homeownership rate has rebounded, largely driven by millennial households purchasing their first homes. Many surveys, like one by Bank of the West, indicate that millennials are no different from previous generations—they view homeownership as a main tenet of the American Dream.

 

Yet, millennial homeownership rates continue to lag those of their predecessors. In 2015, the millennial homeownership share was lower than that of the two previous generations when they were the same age, according to the Urban Institute. One reason for the gap is that millennials have largely delayed important life choices, such as getting married and having kids, in favor of pursuing higher education. Common

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I get more questions on this topic than any others. About 90-95% of all the property I sell is in this program with the County Assessor. These programs are very popular because they reduce the amount of Property or ad valorem taxes on your property. I reached out to my good friend Lauren Harbin, Chief Assessor with Talbot County GA for some information. PLEASE REMEMBER CONSERVATION USE VALUATION IS DIFFERENT THAN A CONSERVATION EASEMENT. The Conservation Use Valuation is a 10 year program with the County Assessor. A Conservation easement is deeded to a Land Trust and runs for perpetuity (that is forever!).

Conservation Use Assessment is a favorable tax treatment covenant designed to protect qualified property owners from being pressured by the

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In this Housing Market Update, I've compared the 2nd Quarter from 2017, 2018, & 2019 for Harris and Muscogee County, GA. It's a Seller's Market right now and has been for 2 years. I see no signs of the market changing in 2019, as we are currently in Peak Real Estate Season. Mortgage Rates have remained low and so have the number of days homes spend on the market(DOM). VA Loans lead the market for preferred loans with Cash and Conventional Loans running a close 2nd. For more insights on our 2nd quarter in 2019, watch the 90 second video below. 

 

 

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By Kent Morris of Bickerstaff Parham Land Group

I recently helped a client with a large timber sale in Meriwether County GA. The property is 407 acres in size. Due to low mill inventories and the wet weather it became necessary to implement this timber sale. The landowner has been thinking about this for some time and the prices offered determined it was the right time! The property was primarily made up of 38 year old planted Loblolly Pines that had been thinned twice. I love forestry and logging so I decided to capture the logging operation on film. The operation starts with a machine called a feller-buncher which is a rubber tired machine with a saw head. This machine moves through the forest cuts down the trees and stacks them neatly into

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