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Cayce SC Brookland Cayce High School Dedicates New Facilities

In Cayce Real Estate, In My Neighborhood on September 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm

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I recently attended a Dedication Ceremony at Brookland-Cayce High School. The overcast skies and cool temperatures on the morning of the event were a welcome relief from the 90 degree heat just a day earlier. The quick, sharp cadence from the Brookland-Cayce High School Band’s drum line signaled that the ceremony was about to begin.

 

The location of the event was the brand new outdoor courtyard that lies between the two new facilities: the subjects of the dedication. The cafeteria on the left side of the courtyard features a gleaming stainless steel kitchen, large student dining area, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The interior of the cafeteria is bright and inviting with plenty of natural light. The fine arts building sits directly opposite the cafeteria and forms the right hand border of the courtyard.  The fine arts building features state-of-the-art rooms that are home to the BC High School Band, Chorus, and Strings.

 

The Brookland-Cayce High School Band under the direction of Mr. Dale Hair played several selections immediately preceding the official opening of the ceremony by the student body president, Mallie Baker. The quality and precision of the selections sounded as if the band had been performing them all year rather than just the last couple of months.

 

The Presentation of Colors for the national anthem was by the JROTC under the direction of Maj. Mark Cannady (U.S. Ret).  Mr. Scott Newman, BC’s principal, Dr. Venus Holland, District Superintendent, and Mr. Rick Shull, Board Chairman all gave short speeches during the ceremony. The Brookland-Cayce Chorus, Band, and Strings performed between the speeches.

 

The Chorus, under the direction of Ms. Wendy Humphries, and the Strings, under the direction of Mr. Andrew Preston, gave equally impressive performances. To see so many talented students involved in the diverse musical programs offered was an encouraging sign. Study after study show the direct correlation between academic performance and the arts.

 

It is evident that the schools commitment to the arts is going to be a good investment for many years to come. Brookland-Cayce has a 78-year history of changing and adapting to the times and needs of her students. This is the next chapter in that long, successful story.

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West Columbia Based Exit Agape Real Estate Services Prepares Forest Acres Home for Next 50 Years

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 at 2:07 am

All of the elements that attracted the original purchaser to 4622 Meadowood in Forest Acres are still in place: the quiet streets that wind through the neighborhood, the variety of retail stores and restaurants within minutes of the home, the easy access to downtown Columbia where a person can catch a play at the Koger Center, the many art galleries and museums.

The home, a brick ranch, is typical for the neighborhood. Large front and back yards, plenty of shade trees, and mature plantings are the norm. As with most established neighborhoods, the older residents are looking to downsize into something more manageable. The former resident of this home purchased a home in our carefree, age-qualified Agape Village Community. The sprawling yard that was once a playground paradise for young children had become a difficult burden as the resident aged.

 Typically the residents of these homes were too busy raising their families and creating great home-associated memories to worry about changing attitudes of a new generation of home buyers. Many of the neighborhood homes have been updated only once in the last 50 years. For reasons that are largely unknown, the 1970’s seems to have been the decade of choice for updating.

 

The good news is that usually the construction (or the “bones”) of the homes is very good. The bad news is that today’s typical buyer has trouble seeing the potential behind the yellow shag carpet, the “harvest gold” range, and the loud paisley wallpaper in the master bedroom. Consequently the home will usually suffer when put on the market. It is not the fault of the sellers. The home has served their needs perfectly for the last fifty years. It is not unreasonable to believe that the seller would deem these features as adequate (or even quite suitable) for potential purchasers.

Restoring these homes to their former glory and emphasizing the many positive attributes of existing homes has become the specialty of Ellyn Nester. Ellyn works as an agent for Exit Agape Real Estate Services, and also as a project manager for Agape Senior. Ellyn has personally supervised over a dozen complete home renovations and is always looking for ways to reinvent listings for today’s savvy home buyer. Ellyn loves the challenge of taking an out-of-date home, and bringing it into the 21st century with new finishes, changes to floor plans, and updates that make sense for modern families.

 

4622 Meadowood is the latest example of this renovation process. This lovely home has tons of living space, both indoor and out. The home features a large, well-constructed sunroom with vaulted ceilings and sweeping views of the back yard. The sunroom was combined with a wooden screened-in deck by the former owner to create a great entertaining space for backyard barbeques and family fun. The home features a split bedroom plan, and the master suite boasts its own adjoining sitting room. The 20’ by 40’ Hoover outbuilding can be used for storage, workshop, garage, or man cave.

Restoring these homes to their former glory and emphasizing the many positive attributes of existing homes has become the specialty of Ellyn Nester. Ellyn works as an agent for Exit Agape Real Estate Services, and also as a project manager for Agape Senior. Ellyn has personally supervised over a dozen complete home renovations and is always looking for ways to reinvent listings for today’s savvy home buyer. Ellyn loves the challenge of taking an out-of-date home, and bringing it into the 21st century with new finishes, changes to floor plans, and updates that make sense for modern families.

 

4622 Meadowood is the latest example of this renovation process. This lovely home has tons of living space, both indoor and out. The home features a large, well-constructed sunroom with vaulted ceilings and sweeping views of the back yard. The sunroom was combined with a wooden screened-in deck by the former owner to create a great entertaining space for backyard barbeques and family fun. The home features a split bedroom plan, and the master suite boasts its own adjoining sitting room. The 20’ by 40’ Hoover outbuilding can be used for storage, workshop, garage, or man cave.

Restoring these homes to their former glory and emphasizing the many positive attributes of existing homes has become the specialty of Ellyn Nester. Ellyn works as an agent for Exit Agape Real Estate Services, and also as a project manager for Agape Senior. Ellyn has personally supervised over a dozen complete home renovations and is always looking for ways to reinvent listings for today’s savvy home buyer. Ellyn loves the challenge of taking an out-of-date home, and bringing it into the 21st century with new finishes, changes to floor plans, and updates that make sense for modern families.

 

4622 Meadowood is the latest example of this renovation process. This lovely home has tons of living space, both indoor and out. The home features a large, well-constructed sunroom with vaulted ceilings and sweeping views of the back yard. The sunroom was combined with a wooden screened-in deck by the former owner to create a great entertaining space for backyard barbeques and family fun. The home features a split bedroom plan, and the master suite boasts its own adjoining sitting room. The 20’ by 40’ Hoover outbuilding can be used for storage, workshop, garage, or man cave.

This is absolutely a must-see for anyone that is looking for a home in which to build a lifetime of good memories. You can view interior and exterior pictures of this property at 4622 Meadowood. Call Ellyn Nester at 348-4602 to schedule a personal viewing. 

Exit Agape Real Estate Services provides our customers and clients with very specific and current data for many neighborhoods in the West Columbia/Cayce market. With just a couple of clicks you will be able to see every current listing in The Avenues and the location on the map for each property. Go to www.exitagape.com and scroll down left hand side to find The Avenues. By clicking on the locator pin you will be able to view a picture of each property with price and brief description. This is a great tool that will allow buyers to quickly see and compare all properties in the neighborhood. Exit Agape Real Estate Services understands that the home buyers today are on the internet. Our company is committed to providing the best most relevant internet searches that allow the buyers to find our sellers. We strive to provide the widest possible exposure for our seller clients.

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West Columbia Exit Advanced Web Strategy Seminar Held at Agape Village

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2009 at 1:35 am


 
 
 
 The Exit Realty Brokers in and around Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina Ed Flowers, Jae Kim, Brandon Liles, Joe Nester, and Craig Summerall held a web strategy training seminar at Agape Village in West Columbia on Sept,10. Key Yessaad, the undisputed master of creating Google visibility for Exit agents and agencies, was the instructor. “Key has a proven track record for producing outstanding results with his methods and strategies,” stated Joe Nester, broker/owner of Exit Agape Real Estate Services.
 The Exit brokers of the Midlands are committed to providing their seller clients unparalleled exposure for their properties when listed with Exit. The local Exit offices understand the internet market and have a very aggressive and purposeful strategy for providing page one Google exposure for their client listings. 

The successful agent today must have an internet presence, period. The internet has radically changed the way people buy and sell real estate today. “You will either need to embrace it or get crushed by it,” stated Joe Nester. The Exit brokers throughout the Midlands are providing their agents with the relevant training required to compete effectively in the internet arena. Exit believes that the agent is the most important asset of the company. The survival of the agent of the future will absolutely depend on what he or she is doing on the internet today.

If you would like to work with a company that is focused on providing the best possible internet strategy for the agent and client alike, call Joe Nester today for a confidential interview. 803-454-3504 

Exit Agape Real Estate Services provides our customers and clients with very specific and current data for many neighborhoods in the West Columbia/Cayce market. With just a couple of clicks you will be able to see every current listing in The Avenues and the location on the map for each property. Go to www.exitagape.com and scroll down left hand side to find The Avenues. By clicking on the locator pin you will be able to view a picture of each property with price and brief description. This is a great tool that will allow buyers to quickly see and compare all properties in the neighborhood. Exit Agape Real Estate Services understands that the home buyers today are on the internet. Our company is committed to providing the best most relevant internet searches that allow the buyers to find our sellers. We strive to provide the widest possible exposure for our seller clients.

 

West Columbia SC Real Estate for SaleWest Columbia SC Real Estate for Sale – Properties for Sale in West Columbia South Carolina. We also provide you with Advanced Market Segments such as West Columbia Startup Homes, West Columbia Median Homes, West Columbia Upscale Homes, West Columbia Luxury Homes, and West Columbia Homesites and Land for Sale in West Columbia SC. Surrounding Towns included are West Columbia, Irmo, Columbia, Lexington, Lexington County, Cayce, Gaston, Swansea as well as niche communities: Agape Village, Charwood, Churchill Heights, Edenwood, Forest Acres, Moss Creek, Quail Hollow, Saluda Gardens, Saluda River Club, Saluda Terrace, Shadblow, The Avenues, and Westover Acres. Exit Agapé Real Estate Services is your West Columbia SC and South Carolina Senior Real Estate Specialists. (803) 454-3504
 

Joe Nester - Exit Broker in Charge West Columbia South Carolina.West Columbia SC Real Estate, Columbia SCJoe Nester Realtor. EXIT Agape Real Estate Services is ready to serve your real estate needs in Lexington, West Columbia, Irmo, Forest Acres, and Columbia South Carolina. Our experienced agents have all the right tools to properly market your listing or to search for your perfect new home. We strive to exceed your expectations on every transaction. (803) 730-7269 or (803) 454-3504.

 

West Columbia SC Real Estate for Sale – Properties for Sale in West Columbia South Carolina. We also provide you with Advanced Market Segments such as West Columbia Startup Homes, West Columbia Median Homes, West Columbia Upscale Homes, West Columbia Luxury Homes, and West Columbia Homesites and Land for Sale in West Columbia SC. Surrounding Towns included are West Columbia, Irmo, Columbia, Lexington, Lexington County, Cayce, Gaston, Swansea as well as niche communities: Agape Village, Charwood, Churchill Heights, Edenwood, Forest Acres, Moss Creek, Quail Hollow, Saluda Gardens, Saluda River Club, Saluda Terrace, Shadblow, The Avenues, and Westover Acres. Exit Agapé Real Estate Services is your West Columbia SC and South Carolina Senior Real Estate Specialists. (803) 454-3504