From Madison WI to Brandon MS: Bringing The Snow to MS

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Smiling faces at real estate closing

Five weeks ago Darryl and Elisa flew to Jackson International Airport to buy a house, but because it was snowing heavily, the second leg of their flight (Chicago to Mississippi) was turned around. After a  stressful day of travel, the plane eventually was cleared to land and we started their home search later that same day.


We found a home on that snowy December visit. After securing the contract, they returned to Wisconsin to pack for their move.


Yesterday while driving from Wisconsin, they encountered a blizzard in southern Illinois. Then their van broke down.  They rented a truck to bring their furnishings the rest of the way. Their sense of adventure and positive attitude kept their spirits high. They didn't want me to worry, so I didn't know about the traveling debacle until after closing.  Todays' snow proved to be a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things, and we closed on their home as scheduled.


Central Mississippi rarely sees snow, but to see it TWICE in one winter is rare.

Sold house in the MS snow


I jokingly told them they could leave the snow behind, but they have been here TWICE and it snowed each time!


We are not accustomed to snow in the Deep South. School is canceled, businesses close early, and there is a rush at the store for milk and bread.


It was my extreme pleasure to represent Elisa and Darryl in their home purchase.

Icy tire wheel by Pat Starnes


As with most relocation couples, our goal was to find a home that met all their needs in a limited time-frame, that fit their desired criteria and price range. We met that goal before their return flight to Wisconsin. As their buyer representative, I worked with my team of trusted professionals to ensure that the home buying process went smoothly from contract to closing.


See the photos from Brandon and Jackson MS Snow Day - December 2017

Smiling couple with Realtor at Closing


If you or someone you know is looking for a home in central MS, I am a snow-certified Realtor! Neither snow nor rain or the blazing MS summer heat can stop me from finding the home of your dreams.







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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good work.  Get ready there is a new storm a brewing

Jan 18, 2018 07:59 AM #1
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS 
Darryl and Elisa sound like they were great people to work with!  Congratulations on the successful sale through less than ideal circumstances.  

Jan 18, 2018 08:18 AM #2
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

William Feela - I hope we are through with snow in MS. We want to get back to work, and parents want the kiddos back in school!

Carol Williams - they were wonderful to work with. Love them! Although it was challenging to look at homes with 5 inches of snow on the ground.

Jan 18, 2018 08:27 AM #3
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

They definitely had the right attitude to make things happen.  Not sure you do not have snow on the way in months to come

Jan 18, 2018 12:16 PM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Pat - wow, and they thought that they were leaving the snow belt.  Surprise.

Jan 18, 2018 01:51 PM #5
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Oh, Susan Haughton - I hope you are wrong about the weather! We've really had enough. 


Jan 18, 2018 02:16 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Congratulations on the sale, Pat.  Your buyers look very happy standing there in front of their new home.

Jan 18, 2018 04:07 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What a lovely home and this winter has been a deviation from the norm. Congrats on the sale and such happy buyers.

Jan 19, 2018 05:59 PM #8
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

I was traveling via auto from Middle TN to the beautiful MS Gulf Coast during this. Roads got pretty tricky from Meridian to Hattiesburg. Love the snow... I hope you have a wonderful and successful "18"!!

Jan 21, 2018 05:30 AM #9
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Robert Hicks - the snow is pretty to look at, but we aren't used to it in central and south MS. I'm glad you had an uneventful trip and no road struggles. You were within 90 miles of Brandon. 

Jan 21, 2018 09:08 PM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Pat, hope the snow has eased up for you. I know it can get old quick when it shuts things down. 

Jan 24, 2018 06:25 AM #11
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