north georgia mountains: Blue Ridge,GA Fathers Day - 06/15/08 12:08 AM
Today is already started with a surprise! My seven year old had the idea of serving me breakfast in bed for a Father's Day surprise. It was a surprise to find that the main course was a PBJ sandwich served with Doritos amd a Diet Coke. It was the most thought out meal I have had in along time. I know it was made with love. My 16 year daugther will celebrate with me in a few hours, I am sure.

north georgia mountains: North Georgia Real Estate Report - 06/09/08 12:44 PM
This is not really a North Georgia Real Estate Report, but I thought it sounded like a good heading. I have
noticed a little more activity her around Blue Ridge,Georgia in the last few weeks. I am getting a lot of
folk looking on one end or the other end of the price range. I have two clients looking to buy now, but
they both have vacation plans to go out of the country, so I am on hold. There are more people looking
at buying distressed homes as well.

north georgia mountains: Hot Weather in Blue Ridge,Georgia - 06/08/08 02:27 PM
Today in Blue Ridge,Georgia the tempature topped 90 for the second day in a row. We are not used to such hot weather, and hope it will not last long. Sales seem to on the rise, and leads are beginning to turn into customers and I am hoping some of them will soon turn into clients.I am sure of one thing and that is have picked up some new friends along the way. I have also picked up some new people to get info and advice on A/R.
When the press is passing on bad news and you are feeling a … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Blue Ridge Blog - 06/06/08 04:14 PM
In Blue Ridge GA, there  is not a whole lot of night life to enjoy with the exception of going to the Swan Drive In Theater or riding through the mountains to view the wildlife after dark.
We decided to go to Cartersville BBQ Cook Off and it was great, I will be sure to be a regular for years to come. In Georgia, The pig is #1 on my list of things to eat, a close second is pork.

north georgia mountains: Mr President, Help is needed in North Georgia - 06/04/08 11:26 AM
I rally do not care who is elected president of the United States of America, as long as , it help get the economy back on track. I am sick and tired of talking about short sales, foreclosures, and the rest of the negative real estate issues.
I remember the last 10 years and I wish we could go back and see what went so wrong. I do not know if George W Bush is the problem or not, but what  or who is ?
I am looking for the days where enterperners can make a living.

north georgia mountains: 80/20 Rule in Blue Ridge, GA - 05/31/08 12:37 PM
In just about everyplace I have ever been, or worked at , had anything to do with it seems that 20 percent of the people do about 80 percent of the work. I am not just talking about my job as a Realtor in Blue Ridge,GA at RE/MAX Around the Mountains, but even at church and other areas of my life. I pray that I never become one of the 80 percent of the folks that do 20 percent of the work. If I do I hope that would please tell me so. I never want it to be said of … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Going Green in Blue Ridge Georgia - 05/31/08 04:37 AM
The last few clients that I have had seem to be really intrested in "going Green", so I have decided it
may be time for me to establish myself as a "Green Realtor". I know this sounds a little hokie but it is the
trend in the Mountains of North Georgia. I have always tried to take care of what God has given us to
enjoy and protect the land in which we live. I am now starting to get the whole idea of conservation of
the resources we are also blessed with. I ahvae also decided … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: Points,Points and Points! - 05/29/08 11:23 PM
I really never thought about how many points I had until this morning while reading the BLOG on
another. I just crested the 30K mark, and I figured it take me about an hour to get 250 points. The fact
that I love reading post and Blogs makes me spend even more time in the Rain. So, I am guessing that I
am in the Rain about 2 hours a day, 14 hours a week, 728 hours a year. I look at that as continuing
education. I am thinking about petitioning my local RE Board to see … (2 comments)

north georgia mountains: Blue Ridge GA - 05/29/08 07:18 AM
In Blue Ridge, There are many homes on the market. The problem is that the good ones are all taken and
sub-standard homes are left. I showed 12 homes yesterday and all of them had issues in one way or
another. My customers are not that hard to please and would buy a little better than average price home
if it was price competitive.

I think the banks will not loan good builders or bad builders money on speculative homes and it has
thinned the herd of well built homes. It is tough to sell homes , … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Million Dollar Club - 05/24/08 03:48 PM
Over the past few days, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the value of being a life member of the
million dollar club or just the million dollar club. I sometimes wonder if the general public really even
cares about it or evens understands the numbers. I wonder if they might think we are actually
millionaires or even close to iy and it might scare them in the opposite direction. I have been thinking
about talking to my broker about maybe changing the term to "Top Producer" or "Masters Level". I just
think … (4 comments)

north georgia mountains: Blue Ridge,Georgia Market Report - 05/24/08 03:39 PM
This is not an official report of any kind and there are no facts to back it up,but I am starting to feel
better about our market. I do not hear how bad it is as much, I am getting as many leads as I have ever
gotten from my web-site, and I see a lot of folks looking around at RE books in the local hang outs.

If you have ever been deep see fishing you know the feeling of having 100 lines in the water and nobody
getting a bite, and all the sudden … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: Trademark Properties - 05/24/08 02:39 PM
Last July, I loaded up my 75 year old Dad to travel to Charleston, SC to witness the unveiling of Richard
Davis's latest and greatest real estate franchise or partnership opportunity. We were also promised one
of the first copies of his new book. If you do not know who Richard Davis is, He was the flashy Developer
from Charleston who was on HGTV's "Flip this House". He has a lot of charisma and a high energy staff,
but they are not living up to their end of the deal.
In the world I live in, you … (9 comments)

north georgia mountains: Real Estate Online/Blue Ridge,Georgia - 05/24/08 02:21 PM
This week a contract was a first for me! I started and finished a transaction online and have never seen the person,yet. I really do hope that I get to look them eye to eye, but the bank didn't seem to care when they cashed my commission check , today.
I think a lot of this type of shopping is due to higher fuel prices and travel expenses. This type of transaction may become more common place, but I still like to walk the dirt with the client. I wonder if writing blog and being a part of Active -Rain has … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: The Dangers of Showing Unlisted Properties - 05/19/08 07:34 PM
Yesterday, I got a call from a gentleman whom I had never met before wanting to look at my listing. I
didn't think the listing was what he was looking for, so I proceeded to start driving around showing him
some other properties. I could not get him to commit to signing a Buyer's Agreement, but I showed him
about 5 tracts of land that I thought would meet his need. I noticed every time we stopped he was
writing the agents name and number down. I was starting to get a little pi**ed off and didn't … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: COCKY OR CONFIDENT - 05/18/08 12:55 AM
I sometimes feel a little over confident, some might even consider it to be cocky. In the words of Kid Rock" You know it ain't cocky if you can back it up", I back it up most of the time. My whole strategy is not to shot my mouth off if ther is no way to win.
Confidence is the key to selling, Being cocky is not. I have to back away from the edge of cocky attitude on a daily basis. I also feel that other people in my field can tell the difference in the two.
education,knowledge, and respect are traits … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Free Things to do in Blue Ridge,GA - 05/15/08 02:13 PM
1.Visit Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Southern Living Magazine's favorite roadside apple
market and a lot more than that. Great place to people watch and if you decide to spend some money
you might want to consider a fried apple pie or some of the best apple cider you'll ever taste.

2.Ducktown Basin Museum, Ducktown,Tennessee, just across the GA/TN line. You visit the grounds of
the historic Burra Burra Copper Mines and see exhibits of the mining heritage of the Copper Basin.

3.Walk the streets of Blue Ridge, GA and window shop. There are as … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: The Zoo or the Zoo? - 05/08/08 01:56 PM
I have alot of fun at my job at RE/MAX Around the Mountain in Blue Ridge, Georgia. I had to make an easy choice for my work tomorrow. It was to go to the Atlanta Zoo or go to work at the office, I choose to go with my son who is 6 years old to The Atlanta Zoo.
Sometimes we get really involved with the busy world of Real Estate and forget about what counts the most. My Friday usually consist of pay-roll ,setting appointments for the weekend, and a whole bunch of week ending events. This Friday is a no … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Atlanta Braves Baseball - 05/08/08 01:28 PM
I work in a special place , RE/MAX Around the Mountains in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We are located in the North
Georgia Mountains about an hour North of Atlanta. I am a truly lucky man because our Broker ,Forrest Hamm,
has Atlanta Braves season tickets. The coolest part is that he gives them away to the agents on an equal basis.
 He has Lexus Level seats and 755(Hammering Hank Aaron)Club priviledges,and Awesome parking passes.
I am going to see the Bravos play the D-Backs the Sunday before Memorial Day and I am pumped up. The
 Braves are 1 game out of first and … (1 comments)

north georgia mountains: Realtor Alert in Blue Ridge,Georgia - 05/01/08 02:10 PM
I haven't branded myself the way I should as a realtor, my bad. I have been in the top producing group of
Realtors for the last 5 years. I have finally realized that I have to wear a name tag or logo shirt everyday to let
people know what I do for a living and I do it for RE/MAX Around the Mountains in Blue Ridge, Georgia. I have
had to go back to the basis of real estate to keep market share. It embarrassing to admit it when you realize
that you have strayed for the grassroots of the business. … (0 comments)

north georgia mountains: Blue Ridge Georgia Apple Capital of Georgia - 04/30/08 12:25 PM
 a good sign of
summer being just around the corner. I am proud that the best apples in Georgia come from Fannin county
Georgia. While Gilmer County claims to be the apple capital of Georgia, I must offer the challenge that quantity
is not always the victor over quality. I have a feeling that The folks at Mercer's Orchard will agree with me. I
was going by their today and everything from apples to peaches where starting to really bloom, it a beautiful
sight! It is also


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