1441 Wyndham. Historic Heathwood.

Live beautifully at the corner of Wyndham & Merideth, in the heart of one of Downtown Columbia’s most popular, and premiere neighborhoods – Historic Heathwood.

Now that I read that first paragraph again, I realize that perhaps I should have typed, “Live modernly in a new home in one of our most historic Columbia neighborhoods…”

Elizabeth Laffitte and I are proudly introducing 1441 Wyndham Road to Columbia’s market for sale.

“Wyndham” is at the corner of Meredith Avenue, which is a lovely street the enjoys a cul-de-sac/round-about feature about a half of a block away. The reason I mention this is to illustrate that traffic count is super low.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this Heathwood stunner, please call/text Elizabeth Laffitte @ 803-960-8736 or email ELaffitte@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and she can tell you all you want to know!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Congratulations, Elizabeth & Elizabeth!

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I’m not sure how I can describe through this keyboard how full my heart is at moment…

Many readers and friends saw the recognition of Top Producers within the REALTORS of our Keller William family on their Facebook news feeds. That said, three REALTORS @TheNeighborhoodRE were surprised with signs in their front yards, being recognized as a Top Producer in 2020. Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Woodring Ross and Liz Black Fischer for their awesome accomplishments in such a weird and tough year!

BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM!!! Thank you, Angie Helms, Lori Carnes, Matt Carroll, Andrew Morrison, Clara Humberg for giving up your weekend to make this happen for our deserving REALTORS!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Check Out Quail Ridge Neighborhood!

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Elizabeth Woodring Ross and I put 100 Tarawood Drive on the market this week and it is AWESOME!

4,200 ish sq/ft with 6 BRs with 5 Baths, a big yard & wowzers! Tarawood is a sharp stunner that enjoys luxe everything.

Homes don’t come for sale often in Quail Ridge Neighborhood because, well, it’s just that popular and it’s proximity to Lexington, Downtown Columbia, SC & the highway system.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this beautiful home, please call/text Elizabeth at 803-917-3889 or email Elizabeth@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see from the pics, it’s a pleasure to show!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

1 Myrtle Ct. @ Wales Garden – 29205.

Heads up to blog readers 1 Myrtle Court in Wales Garden is hitting the market Monday. Historic home enthusiasts will love this updated home at the corner of Myrtle and Wateree Avenue near the old horse fountain.

Stay tuned for details.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Keller Williams Palmetto Took A Pop!

In the grand scheme of national happenings on Jan. 6, 2021, this is small, as I don’t think anyone was hurt. That said, a big a** BOOM rocked our building today that ended up with a three or four-car collision.

I wasn’t there when this happened, but I think I young person ran the red light and triggered a chain reaction. Thank goodness the person that works in the office that got smacked wasn’t there at the time.

As you can see from the 2nd pic, our Market Center location is stellar. We are in the center of everything and our REALTORS can be on their way to anything Downtown, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Lake Murray, and NE Columbia super fast. That said, we have a lot of lanes zooming by our office (which is awesome!) from Huger St. coming off of I-126, and the one-way section of Taylor Street.

When “location, location, location” equates to “traffic count,” I suppose this is inevitable every now and then.

I haven’t heard of any injuries and hope everyone is OK!

Onward!

Franklin Jones

Downtown Columbia’s 1st 2021 HotSheet!

This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 12:50 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 21 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

Thank You, Crescent Construction!

My buddies Kevin Varnadore and Mac Sawyer at Crescent Construction got stuff done fast for our seller on Maple Street in Old Shandon Neighborhood this week for an upcoming closing.

Thank you, fellas! I know the buyers and sellers are happy and thanks for IG love! 🙂

Franklin Jones

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.

As we move towards a super productive 2021, I’d love to introduce everyone to The ONE Thing, and the 66 Day Challenge. One of the concepts to live by is, “People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”

The ONE Thing breaks this down into an action plan. That all said, when it comes to physical health, tennis has become my jam.

This won’t be a big deal to my F3 friends, marathon peeps, or CrossFitters, but today I busted over 20,000 steps and logged almost six hours on the court.

The 2ish PM number was a three-set doubles session. The 100-200 burn is me feeding balls, clinic style, to my three girls, and the 5:30 is a singles hit fest with a well-trained corner banging 22-year-old.

Are you ready to identify your lead domino to form your new habits?

More on this…on the way!

Franklin Jones

Gasparilla Bowl, Pirates, & Tally-Ho!

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Despite the 2-8 record, it looks as though the 2020 Gamecocks are headed to what was formerly, proudly known as a, “Bowl Game.”

I’ve heard and read for years now whereby this extra game, no matter the excellence, or lack thereof, is worth participating in. We read, “It’s good for the players to have the extra time on the field, and good for the coaches to see what’s what.” For me, I don’t understand why we need four 15 minute quadrants of footballing, many hours away from our facilities to play a foe we’re likely never going to play again needs to happen. I mean, that’s hauling a lot of people and equipment. That said, I don’t know the cost/benefit for our program, school, and/or conference. Further, I don’t know crap, for that matter, and that’s why I’m doing what I do and am happy to let the pros named Shane Beamer do what they do.

Now to what’s really going on at this point. WTF is a Gasparilla Bowl, and why are we there? HERE YOU GO! Also, HERE YOU GO!

After reading those posts, I’m beginning to understand why UofSC is a good fit for The Gasparilla Bowl! Some of me wants to remind Gamecocks/Sandlappers of our own famous party pirate, Johannas Fripp, of Fripp Island, and shout out to our party roots, “Tally Ho!!!”

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Intense Class(es) & Mr. Friendly’s..

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One of my best friends in the world whom I’ve known since I was in the 2nd grade, Trav Robertson, texted David Adams, and me, “Don just passed away.”

When I received the text, I sat up a little and as my heart sank, I showed Jennifer. She immediately informed her former boss, Warren Tompkins (R).

I can’t explain through this keyboard the events that have happened since I met Don Fowler, Carol, David, Jennifer, Pamela, and so many others. That’s another story, as this is not about that.

Two things about Don and me –

1- I got to see Don almost every time I went to lunch at Mr. Frienldy’s in 5 Points. For a while, Trav Robertson, David Adams, Crawford Cook, and I would meet on Fridays for lunch, and Don would be there with whatever crew he was with for the day. Every time we locked eyes and got to side hug, I’d say, “Hey, Professor! It’s Franklin Jones…”

*Fun fact – The reason I’d say, “Hey professor, it’s Franklin….” is because a lot of people confuse me with David Adams, and I understand that. One time he stopped me in mid-sentence and said, “Franklin, I know who you are.” He was saying, “Stop saying that…”

2- I straight up dropped his Political Science class. His class was 410+ Senior level & I was scared of it. I needed three hours to graduate, but not those three. Professor Fowler was expecting a big ass deep thought type essay and I was more interested in my girlfriend, fraternity life, hanging out at the Russell House, and Tecmo-Bowl.

That was probably a dumba^^ decision. That said, and through our sequence of events that began later in 1996, I learned more from Don in the actual political field than I would have in the classroom.

The three classes I did attend were awesome. It was obvious that he wasn’t just “teaching,” he was telling real-time, live, life stories. I remember one class where-by he invited S.C. Republican Party Chairman Henry McMaster to speak. Trey Walker was with now Gov. McMaster and it was a fantastic hour or so. Truth told, this was at a time Rush Limbaugh was on TV and I thought Rush was right about almost everything. That all said, durning that hour, I didn’t care what Henry and Trey had to say, I just thought it was incredible that Don Fowler, whom would later become National Co-Chair with Sen. Chris Dodd, under Bill Clinton’s presidency, would allow high officials from the other side to have the podium/microphone of his class of hundreds of college students.

Now that I wrote that paragraph, I’d love to ask him about that today…

That all said, my most vivid memories of Don will likely be from Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe. Running into him on Friday afternoons was always a treat. He’d always be in a suit or a blazer, and always have time for this young sales professional, that enjoys talking politics, and looked up to him.

I don’t know what I can or should say on this dippy little blog to my friend, Don Fowler, other than, “Thank you, Professor.”

Franklin Jones – GINT Class 410 – Don Fowler, Professor – University of South Carolina – 1995