Southern Living @ Hampton’s Grant!

Please check out this Southern Living style charmer @ 343 S. Chimney Lane @ Hamptons Grant, 29209!

First of all, THAT FRONT PORCH!

Behind the porch is 3,581 sq.ft. with 5 BRs and 4.5 Baths of A LOT of living space ($140ish/ft) on a long, quiet cul-de-sac in a very popular Downtown Columbia, SC neighborhood that’s 10 minutes to anything/everything.

Check out the write-up –

“Beautiful and spacious home on large lot in the Hamptons. Features hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, and decorator colors. Formal living room with built-ins opens to cozy family room with fireplace. Formal dining room provides ample room for gatherings. Updated modern kitchen includes granite counters, commercial stove/oven, island with breakfast bar, eat-in area, and walk-in pantry. Master on main with gorgeous renovated spa-like bath featuring double vanity, whirlpool tub, separate shower, his/hers walk-in closets, and water closet. Split upstairs floorplan provides flexible living space. Bedrooms 2 & 3 upstairs share a Jack and Jill bath. Also a loft area overlooks the foyer. Bedrooms 4 and 5 each have private baths and share a bonus room. Half bath, laundry, and desk area accessible from side door and garage. Swing on your front porch or enjoy the screened back porch and deck that overlook the large fenced backyard. Come see!”

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this good-looking Southern classic style home, please call 803-609-0526 or email Amanda@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you know, we’re never far away and S. Chimney is a pleasure to show!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Check Out What Sold On Your Street!

Check Out The Newest Cola HotSheet!

This edition of The HotSheetincludes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 1:46 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 67 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 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

Is Opportunity Knocking On Your Door Today?

The Downtown Columbia, SC office of Keller Williams Realty is expanding and ready to take it to the next level and needs “highway talent” for new leadership positions. This particular blog post is calling for the best potential opportunity for the first Team Leader and Operations Leader “Market Center Administrator – MCA” of our rapidly growing Downtown Columbia real estate franchise.

To give you a quick synopsis of how vital these roles are for the franchise and how big of an opportunity it is for the right candidates, I have this “A’ha” I learned from when I attended KW’s MegaCamp in Austin a few weeks ago; “It’s the MCA’s responsibility to run the Market Center. It’s the Team Leader’s responsibility to grow the Market Center.” That said, we are looking for a BADA$$ “TL” and “MCA” to help build a flagship real estate office in the Midlands, and if changing people’s lives through real estate may be for you or someone you know, please email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com

This office already has an awesome culture and a fun atmosphere that focuses on providing the best possible experience for buyer and seller clients throughout the Midlands. The TL and MCA of the office will be integral parts of making this happen every day and set the tone of making sure this happens with and for our sales associates.

Things to know about Keller Williams Realty;

#1 Real Estate Company – Agent Count, #1 Real Estate Company – Units Sold in USA, #1 Real Estate Company – Volume Sold in USA, Happiest Place to Work, #1 Top Training Company – Earth, & Top 50 Top Franchise For Women.

To think, this company is just getting started.

Please note, while our real estate sales team is always looking for talent as well, this job posting is not for The Neighborhood Company (if you are interested in discussing a career in real estate with The Neighborhood Co., or perhaps interested in joining other teams, or practicing as a single agent at KW, please text 803-447-8683). This posting is to find the perfect Team Leader and Market Center Administrator to help launch the new Downtown Columbia office of the largest real estate franchise in the world.

Who wants to lead with vision and build a new real estate Disney World with us?

Thank you and see below!

Franklin Jones

Job Descriptions:

Team Leader – The TL will be primarily focused on maintaining aggressive growth in the number of licensed real estate agents within the organization, with managing the entire leadership team within the Market Center, and with building strong consultative relationships with the top agents in the office. The TL will be excellent at casting a big vision and leading their team towards that vision while managing the achievement of critical milestones along the path to success. The next successful TL will have a high capacity in interpersonal relationships and will be an inspirational and effective oral and written communicator.

The TL is a senior role within KWCP, and will be responsible for:

  • Leading strategic initiatives to rapidly recruit high producing and high potential real estate agents to the office
  • Oversee the hiring, leadership and development of the staff as well as ensure they are properly trained and held accountable to KWCP’s high performance standards
  • Manage and accelerate the financial performance of the office, paying close attention to, and making necessary adjustments to key financial indicators, to maximize profitability
  • Provide business development and financial management consulting to top agents with the office, helping them make dramatic growth in their personal production and performance
  • Promote a strong learning based environment and ensure that agents have access to top of the line training and educational opportunities
  • Maintain a positive and empowering environment that both challenges associates to reach their potential, and also provides for a caring, people-first, atmosphere
Market Center Administrator (MCA) – Keller Williams Realty is expanding in Columbia, South Carolina and we are seeking a talented Operations Leader (Market Center Administrator – MCA) who is proficient in general ledger accounting. This person is a true servant leader, is obsessed with personal and professional growth, is a systems guru, is tech-savvy, manages the financial aspects of the company, and is looking for an UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITY to grow personally, professionally and financially. This is more COO than CFO, yet the MCA is accountable for leading and managing all financial aspects of the company. The MCA is a critical member of the Market Center leadership team who uses the systems, tools, and conversations of the Growth Initiative to collaboratively drive the Market Center to profitability through growth in market share. They lead associates to set goals, point associates to the production solutions that will enable them to achieve their goals, and then engage associates in weekly conversations to keep them on track with their goals. The MCA can be thought of as the “voice of value” in the Market Center. They use this value to both attract and retain associates, while supporting associates’ growth in production. The MCA leads the Market Center staff in designing and implementing powerful support and operational systems that empower associate businesses. They are leaders in strategic, financial decision making, ensure appropriate bookkeeping and accounting systems are accurately maintained, complete weekly soft closes, and assess Company Dollar daily. MCAs own Market Center profitability and understand that increasing revenue through growth in market share unlimits their opportunity. They support the Team Leader and associates and lead the Market Center staff. The MCA is an individual who is a rapid problem solver, who easily and quickly learns from their environment, and who appreciates an efficient work structure. They are able to think through a problem or solution in order to present it logically to others, and enjoy a variety of responsibilities in a changing environment. They are not typically demanding, strive to cultivate trust and goodwill through effective communication, and are concerned about doing what is right according to the standards. The MCA must be an independent decision maker, self-sufficient, and self-directed in their activities, while understanding their activities must be in complete alignment with the Growth Initiative, the Career Growth Initiative, and the rest of the Market Center leadership team. MCAs have a track record of success in supportive leadership roles with a background in accounting.

Thank You Friends @ Push Digital!

You may or may not have noticed, but for the first time in 12ish years the blog was “down.”

I have plenty of content from the last week/weekend but I feel compelled to thank my friends at Push Digital. They’ve hosted this blog ever since Wesley convinced me to switch from Blogger to WordPress, and while we began our professional journeys around the same time, this real estate blog is on straight up punk level compared to the client list that Push Digital has put together. That said, even though I don’t get a million clicks or raise money for their candidates Wesley, Phil, Michael, Matt, Greg, & Emily looked out for me.

While it wouldn’t have ended the world if we couldn’t get it back, I’m not sure many folks know that I’ve posted somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 blog posts on this thing over the years. It’s become sort of a journal for me and has proven to be a great pillar of business for our practice.

Thinking back, I can remember Rep. Nathan Ballentine and me being the first “sponsors” of one of the early projects that would later become Push Digital, “Pub Politics.” I took $50.00 to Columbia Brewing Company (or whatever bar they were filming in). In return, I got a few mentions during the show. It was fun.

Big shout out to my friends at Push Digital. I appreciate it very much.

Thank you and please say HELLO!!! to Elizabeth for me! We miss y’all in Columbia!

Franklin Jones

List of August Property Transfers!

KW Mega Agent Camp Is So Good.

Some of you may have noticed that I skipped a whole week from blogging. Well, I was in Austin, Texas with the best and the brightest minds in real estate at Keller William’s annual Mega Camp event.

Mega Camp is one of two annual “national convention” interactions that KW provides. The other is “Family Reunion,” which is super fun and action packed with somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 attendees with smaller (some 100 and some 2,500 classes deep) classroom settings. Mega Camp is more of a huge room, big picture, 50,000-foot in the air viewpoint of real estate. It’s more of working ‘on’ the business, as opposed to working ‘in’ the business.

I’ve attended four Family Reunions but this is my first Mega Camp. Not that I/we didn’t qualify or anything, but the dates just didn’t work out. One year Amanda was pregnant with James, one year we had a hurricane hit our coast, and it’s always the week before school starts in Columbia. That all said, I get it now and I’m glad I went.

If you’re a Realtor, some of the subjects we discussed are the new “Disappearing Cap” opportunity, the Expansion Owner opportunity, and “Kelle,” our new AI (artificial intelligence) which is like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, but for real estate. All this, combined with an agent count of 175,000ish agent count is KW’s unfair, win/win, present day and future advantage and opportunity for Realtors, and most importantly, our seller and buyer clients.

Here’s a nugget from a small group mastermind led by Dianna Kokoszka (shorthand version w/ my slant):

Preacher and a smoker are hanging out. Smoker says to the preacher, “Preacher, is it OK if I smoke while I pray today.” Preacher says, “Um. No?! That’s not good and you should respect the Lord when you’re in prayer.”

Next month smoker says, “Preacher, I’m a smoker. Is it OK if I pray while I smoke?” Preacher says, “Of course, friend. There is never a bad time to be in prayer.”

To do the best for your clients, ask the questions better…

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Check Out The Newest HotSheet!

hThis 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 1:46 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 54 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 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

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