Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away....Wait, Where Is Home?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country

Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away....Wait, Where Is Home?

Earlier today I noticed the little fella in the picture on my windsheild as I was pulling out of my driveway on my way to a meeting. Call it curiosity or perhaps a bit of boredom but I decided to see just how long he hung on for the ride. I reset my mileage gauge and off we went. 7.8 miles. Not that far right? Well, if you're the size of a ladybug that's a LONG way. Perhaps like me moving from Atlanta to Lake Oconee (approximately 75 miles), maybe? Figured he might be a little confused and need a little guidance on where to go and what to do.

In this guys case he went from living in Greene County to Putnam County so his little ones will need to switch from Lake Oconee Academy to Gatewood Schools. He'll probably want to continue to support Greene County Chamber of Commerce but throw support to The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber as well. The Yesterday Cafe in downtown Greensboro will be a bit more of a fly for him now but well worth it for their famous Buttermilk Pie. He'll be super excited that Lake Oconee's most popular restaurant, The Silver Moon, is now just right down the street! On Tuesday nights he'll cross the bridge and go to El Chaparro in the Lake Oconee Village for $2 tacos but he'll also need to try the best Mexican restaurant in Putnam County, El Agave.

Feeling a little heavy around the wings after all that eating? Fortuantely for him Bodyplex is minutes down the road. If he's in the mood for a real butt whoopin', he'll need to go see Vince DiLetto at LOOP (Lake Oconee Optimal Performance)! Little sore from all that moving around? He should try pampering himself at The Blue Giraffe Salon & Spa or at The Ritz-Carlton Georgia Spa Resort.

When a cluster of his ladybug friends come in town, he should take them to Who Cares Bar & No Grill or Longshots for a few cocktails! But PLEASE don't drink and fly! Instead call The Lakeside Company and arrange a ride home. Not really a drinking crowd? Maybe they'd prefer to get in a few rounds of golf at any of Reynolds Plantation's six golf courses or a movie at Spotlight Theaters. If he doesn't have enough room for all of his friends in his new house, he can always direct them towards The Lodge On Lake Oconee or The Ritz-Carlton Lodge as great places to stay.

So where did I take the little guy? Where will he now call home? The Waterfront on Lake Oconee! It'll take no time at all for him to fit right in to his luxury condo where he'll relish in his unobstructed views of Lake Oconee. He and the family will be able to enjoy all the amenities and convenience of a luxurious vacation retreat at an affordable price!

No doubt he's going to love it here on Lake Oconee so much that he'll tell all of his friends. They'll fly into town and once they see how enjoyable life here can be they'll definitely want to stay. And who better to call to help them with all of their real estate needs than Marge at Large!?

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Comments (5)

Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Margie - You have a knack for making Ladybugs and probably clients feel welcome with your well versed guided tour.

Feb 28, 2012 07:00 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Margie!This is one of the most CREATIVE localism posts I've ever read!  Good for you. I'd love to see some photos of a couple of these hangouts, for ladybugs or not. There's a localism group, too, you might want to look into.

Feb 28, 2012 07:00 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Suzanne- Thanks! I hope the knack is as catchy when I'm actually out with a client. I like for people to have F-U-N when they are with me!

Feb 28, 2012 07:13 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Gayle- Joined, thanks for the guidance there. When I first started this post I was thinking, "oh gosh, are people going to think I'm crazy for taking a picture of a ladybug on my windsheild!?" The more I typed I realized it was becoming a fun localism post. Probably had more fun with this one than any other post I've done here on AR!

Feb 28, 2012 07:14 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Margie - this is a perfect example of turning any little thing, such as a ladybug, into a post and marketing material.  I am suggesting this one as it shows what any one of can do if we will take the time to snap the picture and tie it with a marketing blog.  Nice!

Feb 29, 2012 12:23 AM