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home : real estate October 20, 2014

Harrison named Realtor of the Year
REALTOR OF THE YEAR – Ken Jackson, left, presents award to Randy Harrison
REALTOR OF THE YEAR – Ken Jackson, left, presents award to Randy Harrison

MYRTLE BEACH – South Carolina REALTOR® member and president, Henry M. “Randy” Harrison, was named the association's REALTOR® of the Year at Sale Away, its 2014 annual conference and expo in Myrtle Beach. The Realtor of the Year program honors and recognizes members who have contributed most to the advancement of the real estate profession and community. Harrison, broker/owner of Harrison Realty Co., has been selling Myrtle Beach real estate since 1979 specializing in beachfront, condos, homes, commercial and land sales. He holds multiple designations including: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Resort Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS). Florence realtor Ken Jackson, 2013 REALTOR® of the Year, presented the award.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Columbia Real Estate Team #5 in North America for Coldwell Banker Brand

COLUMBIA, S.C., September 22, 2014  The Franklin Jones and Amanda Payne Team (Franklin Jones, Amanda Payne, and Elizabeth Woodring Ross) placed fifth in North America on the company’s 2013 rankings for greatest number of units sold.  The team placed first in South Carolina in volume and units sold, and ranks third in the region which ranges from North Carolina to Texas. The team placed 10th in the region for volume.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Home insulation is a smart investment
(MS) -- While investing in retirement is top of mind for many of us, there are other investments that can pay off over a longer period of time, like insulation. Home improvement specialists tell us that we can protect our home investment, too, with a spray foam insulation like the popular-selling, Icynene. This type of insulation can provide a complete air seal with optimal R-values, delivering up to 50 percent in monthly energy savings. More information on this topic is available online at SH122843
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Schools a big factor in home purchase
There are many factors buyers consider when shopping for a home. From the number of bedrooms to the size of the backyard, prospective buyers have their priorities with what they're looking for in a home. Parents to young children or couples who are planning to start a family soon should also consider the school system.
Although granite countertops and interior living area may be foremost on the minds of house shoppers, individuals also have to take school districts into consideration when looking at homes, particularly if they're concerned about giving their children the best education possible. According to research by The Wall Street Journal, buyers are willing to pay more for a property if it is in a good school district. That's because even if they do not have children, buyers know that a good school district helps a home remain attractive.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is often a difficult thing to do. The stress of making such a big financial commitment is a struggle for many home buyers, whether they have purchased a home in the past or are doing so for the first time. One way to make the process a lot less anxiety-ridden is to work with a real estate agent you can trust. Those who have previously purchased a home might already have a strong relationship with a real estate agent. But for those moving out of their current location or buying for the first time, finding the right real estate agent requires some effort. Those in the market for an agent to help navigate the home buying process should consider the following tips.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Real Estate Agents Can Help Save Buyers and Sellers Money
Record-low interest rates and record-low housing prices are renewing interest in the floundering housing market for many people. Now could be the time to sell and buy a new home and earn an even bigger slice of the real estate pie. Whether an individual is a buyer or a seller, or doing both, his or her goal is to get the best financial deal on the home -- and often that means having a qualified real estate agent working in his or her corner.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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