Dehbozorgi joins The Home Source Realtors

Rhonda Dehbozorgi is now among the full-time Realtors at The Home Source Realtors General Brokerage office in Peachtree City. A Savannah native and 15+ year resident of Clayton and Fayette counties, she specializes in residential real estate in Fayette and Coweta counties.

New Designer Townhome Model Open at Wieland’s Centennial in Peachtree City

Wieland new home

Centennial, the popular John Wieland club neighborhood in the heart of Peachtree City, has opened a new designer townhome model, The Maybach, that demonstrates the beauty of a lock-and-go lifestyle. Priced from the high $200s, Centennial’s luxury townhomes feature elegant brick exteriors, modern interior design and a variety of personalization options, all with the ease of low-maintenance living and the protection of the Wieland 5 Year – 20 Year Warranty.

Real estate trends

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

How's the market? What would happen with my house if I put it on the market today? Will I get my money out of it if I sell? Should I buy a new home? Investment property? Is vacation property a good investment for my money?

Waterlace Community comes alive with completed homes

Waterlace Community comes alive with completed homes

The recently completed Entry Plaza to WaterLace is a mere hint of the buzz of activity happening within Macauley’s first Fayette County community. With three neighborhoods now selling, this 600 acre lake community offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Lelak makes the switch to Prudential

Real estate professional Linda Lelak has joined Prudential Georgia Realty. She is based out of the company’s Coweta office at 2525 Hwy. 34 East in Newnan.

Local REALTOR earns REALTOR e-PRO certification

As more and more consumers begin their search for real estate-related information on the Internet, it is critical that real estate professionals are well-educated in the use of technology to benefit both the consumer and the agent or broker.

PTC’s Stephen Curcio joins Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty team

Stephen Curcio has joined Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty as a new sales associate. Curcio has been a Peachtree City resident for over five years, previously lived in Florida for 15 years, and is originally from New York. Curcio received his Georgia Real Estate license in July of 2007, and will continue his training with the Coldwell Banker Fast Start class in October.

Is selling your home a goal or a dream?

By Chuck Fister
Special to The Citizen

Last month in The Citizen, I discussed how Fayette County listings above $300,000 were feeling stressed. Today I am sorry to report that total sales of Fayette County single family homes took a nose dive in July – falling by 17.6% from the June sales rate. The market segment taking the largest hit was listings between $200,000 and $300,000. This is the “sweet spot” in Fayette County, and July sales fell by 35.8% from June.

Larry Vickers makes the switch to Prudential Georgia Realty

Prudential Georgia Realty is pleased to announce real estate professional Larry Vickers has joined its sales team. He is based out of the Fayetteville office on Glynn Street.

Ramsical joins Exit Encore Realty as sales associate

Pat Lovell, Broker of Exit Encore Realty is proud to announce that Ana Ramiscal recently joined Exit Encore Realty as a Sales Associate. Ana comes to us from Realmerica Realty.

Prudential Georgia Realty wins Consumer’s Choice Award four years in a row

For the fourth straight year, Prudential Georgia Realty has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as a “Best in Class” company in the Executive Home Sales category. In addition, the Atlanta-based company, for the third consecutive year, has won a Consumers’ Choice Award for Best Commercial Real Estate Company. Metro Atlanta consumers and business executives were asked to rate the best area businesses in more than 100 categories.

Real Estate course in Newnan starts Sept. 10

The Coldwell Banker Bullard Advantage School of Real Estate will conduct the 75-hour real estate salesperson’s course in Newnan beginning Monday, Sept. 10.

The Home Source Realtors Newnan office offers free seminars for sellers

Thinking of selling your home? Or perhaps your home is already for sale and you would like to enhance its appeal to buyers?

Bell, Cook earn e-PRO designations

Tracy Bell and Lynn Cook of The Home Source Realtors now hold the e-PRO designation. The advanced education equips them to use Internet expertise to expedite the relocation process for home buyers and home sellers with fast, thorough Internet communication.

Home Source Realtors announces Mary Watts as Director of Career Development

Mary Watts is now Director of Career Development at The Home Source Realtors. An Associate Broker, Mary holds Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Accredited Sellers Representative (ASR), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designations

Barranti joins Exit Encore Realty as sales associate

Pat Lovell, Broker of Exit Encore Realty is proud to announce that Mary Barranti recently joined Exit Encore Realty as a Sales Associate.

Crawford’s experience is a boost to Exit Encore Realty

Pat Lovell, Broker of Exit Encore Realty is proud to announce that Becky Crawford recently joined Exit Encore Realty. Becky comes to our office from Realmerica Realty.

Cannington joins Exit Encore Realty as associate broker

Pat Lovell, Broker/Owner of Exit Encore Realty is proud to announce that Barbara Cannington recently joined Exit Encore Realty as an Associate Broker. Barbara comes to Exit Encore Realty from Realmerica Realty.

New Prudential Georgia Realty Coweta office hosts grand opening and ribbon cutting event

Prudential Georgia Realty’s new Coweta office hosted its grand opening and official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 21 from 5-7p.m.

Monson is 2007 Realtor of the Year

Sue Monson

The 2007 REALTOR of the Year award was presented to Sue Monson, a Realtor and Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty South in Fayetteville by the Fayette County Board of REALTORS. The award was presented at the June General Membership Meeting held Tuesday, June 7, at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City.

Take the Arbor Springs Tour of Homes

On Saturday, July 14, Arbor Springs Plantation will host a tour of custom homes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This exciting tour will feature 18 fabulous new custom homes in Newnan’s most prestigious resort style community. Several homes are lake front or lake view and golf course lots. Most are ready to move in.

Know your market

By Patti Ayers
Special to The Citizen

Fayette County (Single Family homes as of June 30th), provided by Georgia MLS:

Newly expanded club now open at Wieland’s Regency Oaks

Regency Oaks

A newly completed clubhouse expansion at Regency Oaks is now open adding nearly 1100 square feet for more meeting and entertaining space as well as a larger fitness center and pool bath house.

County listings above $300,000 feeling stressed

By Chuck Fister
Special to The Citizen

As of July 1st Fayette County Single Family listings above $300K comprised 58.7% of the active Fayette listings in the Georgia Multiple Listing Service. This percentage has remained relatively stable since I started tracking listing metrics in April 2007. During the same period, around 25% of Single Family listings in neighboring Coweta County were in the above $300K market. In both counties, sales performance of these high-end market segments is not a cause for celebration among sellers and their agents.

Fellow realtor needs help from her colleagues and friends

If you have been even remotely associated with Real Estate in any way over the last thirty years or so, it is very likely that you have had the pleasure of meeting and/or working with Judie Leveritt. Judie battled cancer about seven years ago and has been cancer free.

Chuck Guice joins Exit Encore Realty

Chuck Guice

Pat Lovell, Broker-Owner of Exit Encore Realty is pleased to announce that Chuck Guice is a Realtor/Associate with Exit Encore Realty. Guice represents Buyers and Sellers in all real estate transactions. Guice joined his Mother at Exit Encore Realty in Peachtree City when the company opened it’s doors.

Dynamic duo

Home Source dynamic duo

The Home Source Realtors recently announced their new alliance with Countrywide Home Loans.

Learning team building from pilot

Home Source and pilot

Bryan Adams, The Home Source Realtors New Homes Marketing Coordinator (L), and Linda Nettleton Huff, The Home Source Realtors New Homes Managing Broker (R) were among attendees at the recent Southeastern Building Show in Atlanta.

Local realtor honored by the Georgia Dept. of Corrections

Donna Kersey, REALTOR at RE/MAX Around Atlanta All Stars in Fayetteville, spends countless hours each month volunteering at Metro State Prison. In addition to spending a minimum of two to three days each week at the prison, Ms. Kersey works with the Kairos Program two weekends each year and the first Saturday of every month.

19 area students earn scholarships awarded by Home Builders Associations

HBA Scholarship winners

Nineteen area high school and college students received scholarships from the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia and the Home Builders Association of Georgia during an awards banquet hosted by the Coweta-Fayette EMC at its Palmetto headquarters recently.

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