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Pat Starnes, Realtor and New Home specialist in Brandon, MS, shares real estate news and current events happening in and around Brandon, Flowood, and the Reservoir area.
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It's the next to the last day of the year, and what am I doing?I'm sitting in front of my laptop taking the Mandatory Quadrennial Code of Ethics Class. For those who may not know, all Realtors are required to take this class every four years as a refresher course and to keep up with the annual ch...
12/30/2016
We love checklists ~ right? Fellow ActiveRain blogger Kathy Streib composed the following list for sellers when their house is being shown. There isn't one item on the list that I would change. I think she pretty much covered everything! So, if your Brandon, Madison, or Flowood home is on the mar...
12/09/2016
On a recent home sale in Brandon, I represented an absentee owner in the sale of his home. On several occasions, I arranged for contractors to do certain chores to get the house ready for the market. Limbs and shrubs needed to be trimmed, the house needed to be cleaned, minor repairs performed, e...
11/11/2016
This morning I was on the phone with a client/good friend discussing her real estate needs and enjoying a little light hearted conversation when another call came through. The incoming call was urgent, so I asked if I could call her back when I finished with caller number two. She said sure, so i...
11/02/2016
My business model has changed over the years. When I first got into the business, I worked every lead, made cold calls, went door-to-door (oh, thank goodness those days are over!), called FSBOs, etc. When I was part of a "major" franchise, I worked in the relocation department and had the privile...
10/31/2016
There are many "firsts" in real estate careers ~ the first brokerage, the first listing appointment, the first closing, the heartbreak when a sale falls through.  Yes, there have been many memorable "first times". Once, I backed a car into the ditch leaving a listing appointment.  Another time I ...
10/31/2016
547 Oak Ridge Way ~ Live Oaks Subdivision  One of the best priced homes in Live Oaks, I expect this property to sell fast! This home has three bedrooms, two full baths, and an eat in kitchen overlooking the back yard. It's on a large corner lot with privacy fencing, an 11 x 12 covered patio, roof...
10/29/2016
My phone rang and the pleasant voice at the other end said "Ms Starnes?", to which I hesitantly replied "Yes". Realtors receive telemarketing calls on a daily basis and THIS call sounded suspicously like someone wanting to sell me the next best website, Google or Yahoo placement, or real estate g...
10/29/2016
If you are concerned about selling your home in its current condition or if you have too much "clutter", read the following tips and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. You can also read this tongue-in-cheek post "You Might Be a Pack Rat. . . and how to overcome it". ~Pat HOME SELLING...
10/16/2016
Perhaps you are relocating to the greater Jackson MS area and wonder "Why should I choose Brandon? Is there anything to DO?" I frequently hear this question from homebuyers who are unfamiliar with the metro area that includes Jackson, Madison, Ridgeland, Brandon, Flowood and Pearl. Once newcomers...
09/30/2016
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