Free Tickets to Holiday Market’s LNO!

It’s JLC Holiday Market week!

To kick things off, I’m giving away tickets to the super popular Ladies Night Out!

As I was driving to work, I thought of why some people don’t attend LNO. The reason is “I don’t have a ticket,” of course (This event sells out in a few hours every year). Another reason I hear from people that have an opportunity for a ticket a few days from the event is, “I don’t know if any of my friends have a ticket and I don’t want to go alone.”

Soooo…..to get over that objection, we are giving the tickets away in pairs!

That said, check out the instructions below that Clara put on Facebook and IG.

Hope you win… and grab a buddy!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

🚨🚨GIVEAWAY ALERT🚨🚨
It’s JLC Holiday Market Time‼
Win tickets for you and a friend to the SOLD OUT Junior League of Columbia, Inc. Holiday Market Ladies Night Out 🤩‼
TO WIN:
2. Follow our Instagram page (@TheNeighborhoodRE – https://www.instagram.com/theneighborhoodre/)
3. Share this post‼
5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, Dec 1 at 12pm‼
See You At The Market‼

Vote Daniel Rickenmann For Mayor!

Let’s get out and vote for Daniel Rickenmann!

I’ll keep this short. Remember, MoMo’s Bistro on Devine? Remember The Filling Station? Remember the super popular Bird’s On A Wire (especially when it was where Burger 77 is now)? That’s Daniel Rickenmann!

Daniel has been an entrepreneur his whole adult life and provided lots of jobs throughout the years and his amazingly awesome wife has been my kid’s pediatrician since our first was born.

Daniel, Laura, Jennifer, and I have been friends for years and I’ve always enjoyed their company. Daniel is a doer with vision and if we’re going to keep pace with our neighbors, Greenville/Charleston/Charlotte, Daniel is the best candidate, IMO, to get us there.

I typed that I would keep it short so Let’s Go Vote For Daniel for Mayor of Columbia, SC!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

 

$50 Million @ 9 Months w/ 1 Amy!

While I’m so proud to post these numbers that represent the buyer and seller clients that trust us to represent them as their REALTORS, I need to give credit where EXTRA credit is due before I solve the situation.

I’ll tag the sales team on FB and IG but I want and need everyone to know that The Neighborhood Company has closed right at $50 Million in real estate sales in nine months with one person doing everything behind the scenes; Amy Ackerman Cartin.

What she has done and is doing is impressive, hard, amazing, and quite frankly, ridiculous. The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, the book that Gary Keller wrote and that many teams across the country use as the standard to build their businesses, suggests four admins given our sales volume.

Amy and I have been together for 15 or so years and it is a wonderful, painful at times, long, and awesome story. As the saying goes, “She knows where all the bodies are buried…,” and if my wife, Jennifer, ever needs to know something, big or dink, she’s calling or texting Amy Cartin.

As “Newbies” in real estate, our cubbies shared a wall at our former office/brand and we became friends. We were both single. I don’t know how much money she had but I was broke af. We discovered one another’s strengths and started a team that over some years became the #5 team in North America, along with the fabulous Elizabeth Ross, for that national brand, and became Columbia’s All-Time Top Producer & Team.

After that, we brought a different franchise brand to Downtown Columbia which is now the world’s largest real estate company, Keller Williams – 180,000 REALTORS strong. She is actually credited for naming it Keller Williams Palmetto, which has grown to the #3 brokerage in the Midlands within three short years, representing $250Million YTD, respectively. (The name, “KW Palmetto,” may not seem super creative, but given different MLS rules and regs, it continues to prove at a genius level of opportunity throughout The Palmetto State).

I could go on and on, as you know. That said, before we announce a few new hires to take some workload off of her and to always be improving the client’s experience, I just wanted to give a shout-out and tell everyone that reads this how proud of her I am and how lucky we are to have her.

Thank you, Amy! It’s been a long and awesome real estate career together! Thank you, John Cartin, too for all of the late-night emailing with her and all of the dumbass questions I ask. 🙂

Love,

Your buddy

37 Braddock Point @ King’s Grant!

Elizabeth Laffitte and I invite you to live beautifully on a super quiet cul-de-sac in one of Columbia’s most popular Neighborhoods – KING’S GRANT!

As you can see from the “Internets,” 37 Braddock Point has 5 BR’s and 3.5 Baths, and right around 4,000 sq. feet. This custom home was built by luxury home builder, Bobby Haas, and has proudly enjoyed a spot on Columbia’s Parade of Homes.

As many of you know, King’s Grant has an active neighborhood pool and swim team, 5 tennis courts (w/ lights), 24-hour gate service, walking trails, fishing ponds, clubhouse, visiting blue herons and white egrets, herds of whitetail deer, and, currently, goslings waddling around the streets and creeks.

Other wonderful assets of King’s Grant include proximity to anything Downtown Columbia, Forest Acres, I-77, and the school zone trifecta of Brennen, Crayton, A.C. Flora.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome home, please call/text Elizabeth Laffitte @ 803-960-8736 or email ELaffitte@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and she will tell you what you need to know.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Happy 5-0 Birthday, Jennifer S. Jones!

I’m a little late posting about Jen’s 50th birthday, but I think she’s OK with it.

Think of it. She made it to the BIG FIVE OH, but given today’s environment, I couldn’t throw her a big party or go on a big trip without feeling the risks so I said, “Babe, maybe this year is skipped and you’re not 50 until next year, anyway.” Truth told, both of our passports are expired, anyway.

SOOOO…..I had the best time with these billboards, and I think she did, too. I’ve heard many times over the last few weeks, “If my husband put a high school picture of me or me in a bathing suit in the middle of Columbia I would have beat his ass….”

That all said, I hope many of you were able to enjoy some of Jennifer’s life moments at the corner of Huger & Harden, and Devine & Beltline Blvd. She was a good sport and our kids loved the boards. A few minutes before Jen and the kids saw them, we took a quick trip to the jewelry store where she got to pick out what she wanted.

Big thanks to Clara Humberg (Director of Get S$*^ Done @ The Neighborhood Co.), and Megan Telencio @ Lamar Advertising for the quick action.

I think Jen had an awesome 50th birthday and the billboards made for a fun week of celebration.

Love you, Babe,

Franklin Jones

King’s Grant Neighborhood, Again…

I’ll write a blog post about why I haven’t been posting as much as I used to a little later. In short, the real reason is that I can’t keep up with the volume the team is selling. That said, I feel like it’s my duty to inform some neighborhoods or some things when good things happen.

Introducing 31 Foot Point Road, once again. I’ve sold this stellar home 3 or 4 times in my career and it’s never lasted over a week on the market. This time, 31 Foot Point, at 4,333 sq. feet and 4 BRs hit the market at $950,000.00 & closed for $965,500.00.

I’ll do the math. That’s 222.82/sq.ft. in King’s Grant Neighborhood – Columbia, SC, 29209.

As most clients and readers know, I’m not afraid to “go for it” in a neighborhood, as I subscribe to the school of thought, “If you don’t try to raise the bar in a neighborhood, how can the homes ever raise in value.” That mantra has served my clients (and me) very well.

Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of 31 Foot Point and to the residents of one of the most popular neighborhoods in downtown Columbia, SC.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

 

Late August 2021 HotSheet Is Here!!

This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last few weeks. As of 10:50 PM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 65 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown Columbia properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

$30,000,000. Production @ 6 Months.

It’s not supposed to be a competition nor a race, but wanted to give a SHOUT-OUT before July’s stats start coming in & give props to what this team of pros, Elizabeth Woodring RossLiz Black FischerElizabeth Fraser LaffitteSarah Penn, & Meghan Suddeth Hesley is doing @Columbia, SC real estate sales production, & Amy Ackerman Cartin taking care of so much behind the scenes! Not a bad Jan. 1 – June 30 @ The Neighborhood Co. – Keller Williams Palmetto! We love our buyer, seller, & investor clients and want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as YOUR REALTORS! We can’t wait to see what the next 6 months will bring! Thank you!!! Franklin Jones
#TheNeighborhoodCo #KWPalmetto #KellerWilliams #ColumbiaSCRealEstate #ForTheLoveOfRealEstate

Hollywood/Rose Hill Neighb – 29205!

Love old houses and modern and efficient amenities? This may be the home for you!

Check out the almost 4000 sq. ft. of 215 Southwood Drive in the super popular Hollywood – Rose Hill Neighborhood in 29205!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome house, please call/text Elizabeth Laffitte @ 803-960-8736 or email ELaffitte@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and she will tell you what you need to know.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

More 5 Stars @ Liz Black Fischer!!!