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Real Estate Agent - Pat Starnes Real Estate - Broker 11085
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Twice in as many days, I've had to slam on the brakes to avoid thoughtless, careless drivers. The first day, my cell phone, file folder, and stack of bills slid onto the floorboard as I dodged driver number ONE, who decided to cross oncoming traffic without yielding. Because I read an uplifting F...
Here's an easy self-promotion tip you might want to implement in your area. My newest listing is in an older development that requires a certain type mailbox with the post painted a specific shade of green. I keep a gallon of paint on hand, and whenever I list a home in this neighborhood, the pos...

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