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West Columbia Real Estate: Local Exit Offices Attend Training in Charlotte NC

In Uncategorized on March 8, 2010 at 4:59 am
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On March 4 2010, the EXIT broker owners of the Carolinas held a training meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The broker meeting preceded the agent awards day that was being held on March 5 and that would recognize the top producing agents and offices throughout the region. The general consensus of the brokers in attendance was that the market was starting to show signs of recovery in most areas of the region. The training portion of the meeting was, as usual, top notch.

Key Yessaad, an incredibly forward thinking internet strategist, once again challenged the brokers to look at web strategy and internet presence in a completely new light. Key is no stranger to the Exit brokers in the Midlands. In January of 2010 he completed his fifth all day training seminar for the six local EXIT offices. Key’s passion and enthusiasm for creating a positive environment for agents to thrive on the internet is without compare. Key’s message and strategy is simple and profound at the same time: “An internet strategy is about taking care of the client.”

Key was followed by exceptional speaker and coach, Bob McKinnon. Bob delivered an inspirational talk drawing on dramatic personal events from his life. For 35 years Bob McKinnon operated a five office firm in Southern California and was a pioneer in launching the Century 21® brand in 1972. Since then he has become a professional real estate coach and world class speaker. Bob was the keynote speaker at the EXIT Realty International Convention in Dallas, Texas. Since his introduction to the EXIT story, he has dedicated all of his efforts under the direction of Steve Morris, founder of EXIT Realty.

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Saluda River Club in Lexington, SC: Lifestyle Done Right.

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2009 at 4:13 am

I recently toured a relatively new Lexington neighborhood with which I was familiar but had not had a chance to check out. Ted Johnson, director of sales and marketing, and Bridget Downing sales consultant for Saluda River Club, had invited the brokers and agents of the local Exit offices to tour their neighborhood.

 

As I stood on the expansive back deck of the Chickawa Outdoor Center in The River District, I could easily see how well the developers had created a resort-like setting for their residents. I could imagine sitting with friends, sharing a bottle of wine around the elevated fire pit on a cool fall night, or lounging by the riverside infinity pool on a lazy summer afternoon. The green space and walking trails along the river would allow a resident to escape quickly from the stress of the work week and find a peaceful environment among the trees lining the banks of the meandering Saluda River.

The Village District Clubhouse with its lounge, fitness center, outdoor heated pool, and meeting space was equally impressive. A resident could meet a client, have a workout or enjoy a cup of coffee before work in the morning. The large amount of green space that runs throughout the Village District contributes to its park-like setting. The whole community feels like it is in harmony with the existing natural beauty of the location.

The homes, many with large porches and upstairs balconies, seem to come from a different era when times were simpler and slower paced. The close proximity of the front porches to the sidewalk would definitely encourage neighbors to socialize. Quality materials and quality construction was my impression as I went through several homes. It is very apparent that lifestyle was considered in every aspect of the design and development of this community.

The drive down Corley Mill Road is a good precursor to arriving at Saluda River Club. The winding, two lane road that parallels the river through mostly wooded land is a pleasant transition from the hustle and bustle of Hwy. 378. The neighborhood is incredibly convenient to downtown Columbia, Lexington and Interstate 20. The convenience, combined with the natural beauty of the location, and the quality constructed homes, makes the Saluda River Club a winner.

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Posted by Joe Nester on November 9th, 2009 10:25 PMPost a Comment (0)

West Columbia, Lexington, SC We Love Our Retiring Seniors Too

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Walking through the park

The recent article in the U.S. News & World Report that chose Columbia, South Carolina as one of the 10 best affordable places to retire only told half of the story. The article focused mainly on downtown Columbia, Five Points, and USC areas of Richland County. There was no mention of anything that might attract a retiree to Lexington County.

 

 Lexington County, just across the bridge from downtown Columbia has literally thousands of housing options for anyone relocating to the area. The options run the gambit from affordable age qualified patio homes like Agape Village in West Columbia to million dollar mansions on Lake Murray.

 

 The on-going development of the river-walk greenway, a walking, biking, paradise that meanders for several miles through ancient flood plains along the banks of the Congaree River in West Columbia, and Cayce is a favorite area for young and old alike.

 

The development of the greenway has spurred a lot of new growth in the area. New neighborhoods have sprung up to take advantage of the recreational opportunities offered by the location. A typical morning might find a new resident taking a brisk morning stroll among the incredible scenery and wildlife along the river. Later he or she can savor a robust cup of coffee and delicious breakfast at Café Strudel just a block off the river.

 

A new amphitheatre was built in conjunction with the greenway using the graceful arches of the Gervais street Bridge and downtown as its backdrop. The West Metro Chambers highly successful free concert series, Rhythm on the River that runs from May through June on every Sat night takes advantage of the magnificent scenery afforded with this setting.

 

Now throw in a world class zoo like Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, great medical facilities such as Lexington Medical, Fabulous state parks like Dreher Island on Lake Murray, golf courses, and every level of senior care from one of the states largest senior care providers Agape Senior, and you have a great retirement destination.

 

The midlands area is rich in history, is conducive to a fun active life style, has a mild climate, and  some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Check us out.

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West Columbia SC Real Estate Broker Offers New Internet Visibility for Calhoun County

In Calhoun County SC Homes for Sale, Calhoun County SC Land for Sale, Calhoun COunty SC Listings for Sale, Calhoun County SC MLS, Calhoun County SC Properties for Sale, Calhoun County SC Real Estate, Exit Agape Real Estate Services, Exit Realty West Columbia SC, West Columbia Real Estate on August 3, 2009 at 3:07 am

West Columbia SC Real Estate Office Creates New Internet Visibility for Calhoun County

Calhoun County Map - Search Properties in Calhoun County South CarolinaExit Agape Real Estate Services, based in West Columbia, has recently expanded its web strategy to include Calhoun County as specific search criteria for its web-site. Our firm has a very deliberate web strategy that focuses on what makes individual markets unique. The ultimate goal is to provide the highest and best exposure for our client’s property.

Calhoun County’s central location, easy access to major highways, workforce, climate, and quality of life make it an attractive location for companies that need to locate or expand their operations. The new Starbucks roasting plant is a great example of a world class company that chose Calhoun County to expand its operation in the Southeast.

Calhoun County, SC, is bordered by the Congaree National Park in Richland County to the North, Lake Marion to the East, Orangeburg County to the South and Lexington County to the West. Sandy Run, Fort Motte, Lone Star, Cameron, Staley Crossroads, and the county seat, St. Matthews, are the towns within the county.

The county has a rich history and saw considerable activity during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 during the battle of Fort Motte, Mrs. Rebecca Motte assisted General Marion and Colonel Lee in burning the British out of her own mansion. Many men of the county also fought for the Confederacy in The War Between the States.

Calhoun County has plenty of rural areas for hunting, fishing and any other type of outdoor recreation. With affordable real estate, friendly small town atmosphere, and close proximity to two major cities, Columbia and Charleston, Calhoun County could provide a great place to live, work or retire.

Exit Agape Real Estate services currently has multiple residential and land listings in the area. Because of the unique nature of rural properties, we believe the need to reach out beyond the local community for a potential purchaser is crucial.

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The Exit e-tours and automatic syndication features are designed to provide that exposure. The tools are some of the best in the real estate industry. We strive to showcase our client’s property to as many potential purchasers as possible in the shortest amount of time.

The current real estate statistics from the Consolidated Multiple Listing Services shows that for the last twelve months the median home price sold in Calhoun County was $139,900. The average price sold was $163,868. The current active listings on the market show a medium price for sale of $175,900 and an average list price of $244,425.

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For Sale By Owner Makes Sense – FSBO West Columbia Real Estate Specialist

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For Sale By Owner Makes Sense – FSBO West Columbia SC Real Estate Specialist

FSBO Sellers pick a Results - Think EXIT!!!There are many different reasons why property owners choose to go it alone when it comes to selling their home (FSBO). The most obvious reason is commission. The owner may not have enough equity in the property to pay a commission, especially in a down market. Some sellers would rather control who is entering their property, and some sellers feel that they know the property best and will be able to point out the assets better to prospective purchasers. Realtors have always looked at for sale by owner (FSBO) properties as possible future listings. How can one person possibly compete with thousands of realtors and the consolidated multiple listing services?

There is no question that the system of having a central database for all property listings in a local market has been very successful for decades. Marketing the seller’s property through this listing service was, in a lot of cases, all that was required to sell the property. The listing agent was typically not concerned with bringing the buyer to the deal. Very successful listing agents could have 30, 40 or more listings at one time. A buyer relied on an agent and the real estate company for any information about the properties for sale. In essence, the real estate companies controlled the information. This put the (FSBO) property at a huge disadvantage. The only person that had that property information was the seller.

The internet has completely changed the flow of information with a lot of industries, real estate included. Buyers no longer need to rely on a real estate company for information about properties. Properly marketing a property today is more sophisticated and requires companies to embrace the new technology to provide the best possible exposure for their clients. The realtor today that lists a property with little or no internet presence has as big of a disadvantage as the (FSBO) did ten years ago.

Some of the most brilliant minds in the world will tell you that numbers do not lie. The numbers for purchasers that search for their next property on the internet are staggering. According to an article on the National Association of Realtor’s web site in Sept, of 2008, Danielle Hale, Research Economist, states, “84 percent of all buyers identified the internet as a source in their home search. including 87 percent of first-time buyers, 82 percent of repeat buyers, 79 percent of new home buyers and 85 percent of buyers of previously owned homes.”

Exit Agape Real Estate Services has invested a lot of time, energy and money into developing a great internet strategy for our clients. Our goal is to provide the maximum amount of internet exposure for our client’s listings. Let us show you how our positions on the largest internet search engines and how our exclusive Exit marketing tools not only will allow purchasers to find your property, but also will allow your property to shine.

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West Columbia SC Real Estate Home Search better than ever

In Exit Agape Real Estate Services, Exit Realty West Columbia SC, Real Estate Listings in West Columbia SC, West Columbia Real Estate, West Columbia SC Homes for Sale, West Columbia SC Listings for Sale, West Columbia SC MLS Search, West Columbia SC Properties, West Columbia SC Real Estate, West Columbia SC Real Estate Blogs, West Columbia Search for Homes on July 5, 2009 at 1:33 am

West Columbia SC Real Estate Home Search better than ever

Exit Agape Website Homepage Re-designExit Agape Real Estate Services in a continuing effort to provide the best possible service to its current and future customer and client base in West Columbia has vastly improved the search capability of their web-site. The site was specifically designed to enable anyone searching for a property to be able to get results quickly based on their criteria. The pre-programmed search parameters range from looking for starter homes all the way through luxury homes. The searches have even been broken out further to focus on specific neighborhoods. With a couple of clicks you can have every home in the Avenues pin-pointed on a map. You can then get a quick summary of each property by clicking the pin-point before opening the entire listing.

Our site is updated daily with the most current status of every listing from the multiple listing services. This allows our users to have access to every listing currently available throughout the entire midlands. In addition our site will be linked with Exit Sites throughout our state which will maximize the exposure to our seller’s listings.

We believe these improvements are crucial to the new internet savvy purchaser. By providing the best possible content we can be confident that we are giving our sellers the best possible exposure for their listings. We will be continuing to add relevant content on a weekly basis. We believe that it is extremely important for people to have as much information as possible when considering the purchase or sale of a home.

West Columbia has a rich history and is currently going through a redevelopment of its riverfront spurred on by the West Columbia Riverwalk greenway. The rhythm on the river concert series has become a very popular attraction that regularly draws three to five hundred people on Saturdays to the amphitheater located near the Gervais street bridge on the riverwalk. The concert series features a wide variety of live music and runs for ten weeks between April and June. There are good housing values to be found throughout West Columbia. The medium sold home price for the 29169 zip code in West Columbia for the last twelve months is $122,750. There were 290 homes listed in this same time period with 122 sold. This represents an inventory accumulation of 17.90%. The average days on market during this time period was 92 days. These statistics were compiled from data provided through consolidated multiple listing service.

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