Developer Ryckeley wins an award for his development of Annelise Park

John Ryckeley

John Ryckeley of J.R. Development received the 2007 Conservation Excellence Award at the South Metro Development Outlook Conference 2007 held January 30. Ryckeley received this award for his efforts developing Fayette County’s first Conservation Community, Annelise Park.

Wiley named new mananger of Bullard Realty's PTC office

George Wiley is the new manager of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City office, according to an announcement by Steve Bullard, owner and president of the Bullard organization.

Muse earns broker's license

Kevin Muse

Harry Norman, Realtors® is pleased to announce that Kevin Muse, a sales associate with the Peachtree City Office, has recently earned his Broker’s license.

Lelak earns broker's license

Linda Lelak

Harry Norman Realtors® is pleased to announce that Linda Lelak, a sales associate with the Peachtree City Office, has obtained her Broker’s license.

Ravin's Whitfield receives 'Superintendent of the Year' award

Ravin's Charlie Whitfield
Charlie Whitfield of Ravin Homes was selected as the 2006 “Superintendent of the Year” for Peachtree City during the annual awards presentation at the Peachtree City Council meeting on Thursday night, Jan. 18.

Century 21 Scarbrough Properties announces Agent of the Year for 2006

Myra Jernigan

Century 21 Scarbrough Properties is proud to announce Myra Jernigan as their Agent Of the Year for 2006.

Smith joins The Home Source Realtors

Ashley Smith is now affiliated with The Home Source Realtors Peachtree City General Brokerage office, where she specializes in residential real estate in Fayette and Coweta counties and surrounding areas. A 15-year resident of Peachtree City, Ashley is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in communication.

Kubalik joins RE/MAX Around Atlanta

Linda Kubalik

REMAX Around Atlanta is pleased to announce that real estate agent Linda Kubalik, a multi million dollar producer has joined our team.

RE/MAX of Georgia associates support new Children’s Village project at Christian City

RE/MAX and Christian City
RE/MAX is a giant when it comes to real estate, and Howard McPherson, President of RE/MAX of Georgia, has a giant’s heart, too!

State of the Union

By Patti Harris Ayers
President of the Fayette County Board of Realtors

Along with the rest of the world, your Fayette County Board of REALTORS® is set on a new path with new resolutions, promises and a new President. Patti Harris Ayers was elected President for 2007, inaugurated in December of 2006, and begins her “reign” this month. A Georgia grown native, Ayers graduated from Fayette County High School and Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Management. This May, she celebrates her 20th anniversary as a REALTOR® , and has the following designations of Certified Residential Broker (CRB) and Greater Realtor Institute (GRI) graduate and owns her own business, Patti Ayers & Associates, Inc.

Local family and realtor appear on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ this week

Fans of the HGTV program “House Hunters” may recognize the area in an upcoming episode of the television show, because local realtor Terry Marlowe showed former Georgia Bulldog and New England Patriot Hason Graham and his wife, Kenya, homes in the same school district they resided in in Fayetteville. They will appear in the episode “Family Needs Larger Digs,” which airs this week.

The Real Estate store re-opens in heart of downtown Fayetteville

Gene Reynolds, Broker/ Owner of The Real Estate Store, Inc., is excited to announce the re-opening of their real estate office at 135 North Glynn Street in Fayetteville, Georgia.

WCR names agent and affiliate of the year

Agent and Affiliate of 2006 - WCR
Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Fayette Chapter Immediate Past President Mary Watts of Prudential Georgia Real Estate (center) congratulates 2006 Fayette WCR Agent of the Year Lynn Amos of Harry Norman Realtors and 2006 Fayette WCR Fayette Affiliate of the Year attorney Eric Slepian of Slepian & Schwartz, L.L.C.

Selling your home in today's market

By Amy Patton, Realtor
Prudential Georgia Realty

The media has been full of stories about the slowing housing market – and although this kind of market normalization is commonplace in the real estate industry, there is no question that in many parts of the country, houses are currently on the market a little longer and there is more competition for buyers.

Building houses and homes

Coldwell Banker and Habitat
Jim Fulton of Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty presents a check to Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity represented by Hal Tullis (Habitat Board Treasurer), and Leslie Merriman (Executive Director, Newnan Coweta Habitat for Humanity).

Home Source's Pfister earns e-PRO certification

Amy Pfister - Home Source
Amy Pfister of The Home Source Realtors General Brokerage office in Peachtree City now holds the nationally recognized e-PRO certification, which includes her among an elite group of only one percent of all Realtors in the country to have graduated from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) course.

New officers for local WCR chapter

WCR officers

New officers for the Fayette chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) are making plans for 2007.

While home sales continue to slump, Georgia’s foreclosure numbers soar.

By John Ellison
President of HomeTech Mortgage

Why are there so many houses listed to be sold on the market? The mortgage industry experienced record low 30 year fixed rates in 2003. Many fixed rates fell below 5.5%. P. George Benson, Dean of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business recently stated in his 2007 State Economic Outlook that the extremely low fixed rates during this time created a market which allowed homeowners to buy houses that normally would not have been afforded and bought until later years.

Harry Norman, Realtors® welcomes new agents

Harry Norman, Realtors® Peachtree City Office is pleased to announce the addition of new agents Jan Spell, Steve Yates and Scott Eisele.

Harry Norman, Realtors® PTC office Vice President named Women’s Council of Realtors® - Realtor® of the Year

Lynn Amos, Vice President and Managing Broker of the Harry Norman, Realtors Peachtree City Office was named the Women’s Council of Realtors® (WCR) Realtor® of the Year by the Fayette County Board of Realtors. This is the second year in a row that a Harry Norman, Realtors® associate has received this honor. Deanna Beckwith, a Peachtree City office sales associate, is the reigning Realtor® of the Year.

Martin earns her ABR designation

Kristina Martin and ABR designation
Kristina Martin of The Home Source Realtors Peachtree City General Brokerage office has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, Inc.


• HomeTech Mortgage Corporation in Tyrone announces it will start construction of its new corporate headquarters Spring of 2007.

Evans-Finnegan joins RE/MAX's PTC office

Charlotte Evans-Finnegan
Barbara Pearson is pleased to announce that Charlotte Evans Finnegan has joined RE/MAX Around Atlanta Results in Peachtree City.

11th annual Noel November raises $35,000

The tradition of “giving back” to the community continued again this year with the 11th annual Noel November which was held November 12th at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. This spectacular event raised $35,000 for four local organizations which included the Fayette Family YMCA, Fayette Senior Services, Fayette Youth Protection Home and the Promise Place.

Consumer corner

By Sue Monson
President of the Fayette County Board of Realtors

As my year as President draws to a close, I thought it would be a good time to summarize the state of real estate in our area. But after further consideration, I realized that since we have begun our articles for “you” the customers and clients that has been the topic covered for the last 3 months.

Local Century 21 realtor attends Robbins seminar

Ramona Frey

Ramona Frey, a local realtor with Century 21 Scarbrough Properties recently attended a Seminar entitled “Unleash the Power Within” presented by Tony Robbins , a world renowned personal coach who is among the top 50 Business Intellectuals in the world.

Local Century 21 professional earns CGRN Relocation Director Designation


Kalynn Alarcon, Relocation Director with CENTURY 21 Southern Crescent, has earned the professional designation of CGRN® Relocation Director, which qualifies her to provide customers and clients with specialized relocation and referral services throughout the CENTURY 21® system.

Local realtor completes NAR resort and second property specialist course

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson, CENTURY 21 Southern Crescent, recently completed the Resort & Second Home Property Specialist course, which is a new certification offered by the National Association of Realtors®. Lee joined sixty-five other REALTORS® from across the country and the Bahamas in New Orleans for an intense two day training in marketing strategies to better serve the growing second home and resort market.

New Fayette community offers nature, serenity~ promoted as wildlife habitat

Imagine being in the limits of the state’s largest metropolitan area while having deer and dozens of migrating birds as next-door neighbors. While to most this seems like a fantasy, in one of Fayette County’s newest communities, Edgewood, this is a way of life.

Coldwell Banker Bullard organization serving as drop-off points for ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign

The Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization’s offices are once again functioning as drop-off points for the annual U. S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” campaign.

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