The Newest HotSheet Is Here!

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 12:05 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 26 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

Welcome To The Neighborhood, Meghan Suddeth Hesley!

As many of you know, Meghan jumped the gun on me blogging about our announcement regarding her joining The Neighborhood. To make it a little bit worse, she blamed it on one of her daughters saying, “My kid made me do it.” MmmmmHmmmm..

Come to find out, I got the results of her DISC Personality Assessment and she can get up in the ’90s with her “D” (Driver). This isn’t a good or bad thing, it’s just who she is. What this score tells me is that she had ants in her pants and couldn’t wait to get her news out.

That all said, Welcome To The Neighborhood & Keller Williams Palmetto, Meghan Suddeth Hesley!!!

Meghan and I met at another real estate firm where she started her career about a year before me. I think it was around 2003-2004. We were both single practitioners then, as real estate teams weren’t really a thing in Columbia, SC back then (I’ll dive deeper on that in a later blog post).

Fast forward a few years and she got engaged to super awesome, Josh Hesley. Somewhere along the line, they decided to move to Atlanta after their wedding. During this transition time, Meghan joined the team whereby she trusted us to take care of her clients and later her referrals. I was flattered, to say the least.

The second picture above is the original, “Team Franklin,” at Meghan’s wedding 11 years ago (I know this b/c Facebook just reminded everyone that was tagged).

Josh and Meghan moved back to Columbia/Heathwood a few years ago and have two awesome daughters. Meghan and I have been discussing her re-entry and re-joining the team for some time now, and as many of you know from her post, is officially back!

Call or text Meghan at 803-665-8844. Her email is Meghan@TheNeighborhoodRE.com & her website is Meghan.TheNeighborhoodRE.com

Congratulations, Meghan, and welcome (BACK) to the team!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Downtown Cola 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 two weeks. As of 11:50 PM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 48 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

KW Palmetto Is Just Getting Started!!!

It’s Time To Vote For Jonathan, Again!

Tip O’Neill famously stated, “All Politics is Local.” Well, I’ve written many times and lived by the mantra, “As in politics, all real estate is (hyper) local.” That said, the number one driver of this is the schools. I believe in it so much that after 10 years of being in the real estate business, we renamed our real estate team, “The Neighborhood Company,” because most of the value of your property (for more or for less, respectively) is directly related to the schools.

As the ads fly across our TVs and hit our mailboxes for Trump and Biden, and Graham and Harrison, this post is different than most on social media. This is hyper-local, right here “home” focused.

I’m asking friends and readers to vote for Jonathan Milling for the At-Large position for Richland One School Board on election day. Didn’t we just vote for him, you ask? Yes. Please note the first time (a few months ago) was a Special Election, and now it’s already time to vote for the seats again.

Jennifer and I have become pretty good friends with Jonathan and Cydney over the last few years, and we think a lot of them. First of all, PARENTS OF TWO SETS OF TWINS!

To harp on Jonathan, he drives me crazy on the tennis court with his serve and volley game. Pre-Covid restrictions, he and his fam attended church on Wed. nights, which meant he couldn’t participate and bring that damn kick serve to our neighborhood’s men’s tennis night on a regular basis. He’s also a coach to many of my friend’s youth teams around Columbia, and also officiates neighborhood swim meets. I mean, honestly, I don’t know how he does it on top of being a small business owner and successful attorney.

Here’s the thing. There are a lot of fine and involved parents out there, to be sure. Truth told I think Jen and I are pretty good at it. In my mind, however, the premium quality Jonathan offers to the R1 school board is accountability. This dude and dad isn’t intimidated or scared to ask under lights and cameras, “Hey guys, where and why is this money going here?” or “What’s the deal with this?”

I’m not selling you, I’m telling you, for the good of your children’s school district, and your property values, you need to take the time to vote for Jonathan Milling on election day. If you have an excuse whereby you can’t make the trip to your voting box, please call or text me at 803-447-8683 and we can work something out and/or make arrangements.

As I remind you again that all real estate value is hyper-local, and this isn’t JUST about R1 students. It’s also about a better Midlands as a whole. Further, schools drive property values. To that point, as every voter should be concerned about securing and maximizing their property values, I’m personally asking our Hammond, Heathwood, Ben Lippen, Cardinal Newman, Timmerman, St. Joe’s, et al private school friends, along with empty-nesters, and peeps w/out kids/R1 students to be sure…and very purposefully…vote for Jonathan.

Thank you & VOTE!

Franklin Jones

Superior @ Rosewood Neighborhood!

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Check out this awesome house Liz Black Fischer put on the market this week in one of Downtown Columbia’s hottest and most active neighborhoods!

2410 Superior Street is 1,850 sq. ft. with 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths! A few features of this good lookin’ house include hardwoods, open floorplan, iron spindles, double vanity in the primary BR, and a long granite slab peninsula bar in the kitchen to hang out with the cook (or whoever is serving drinks!)  *see MLS remarks below for more features…

Rosewood Neighborhood is in the middle of everything and only a few minutes from Downtown Columbia, Forest Acres, & I77 (and Williams-Brice), and is zoned for popular Rosewood Elem, Hand Middle, and Dreher HS.

For more details or to schedule a showing, please contact Liz at 803-460-9050 or email Liz@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see, it is a pleasure to show and we’re never more than a few minutes away!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

All-brick Craftsman-style newer home is move-in ready! Features hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, and neutral colors. Relaxing front porch opens to living room with built-ins and gas fireplace. Dining area flows into the kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, breakfast bar, and pantry. Owner’s suite on main floor with walk-in closet and private bath with double vanity. Iron spindle stairway leads to 2 large bedrooms on second floor with shared bath. French doors lead to back deck and fenced backyard. Rosewood Elem schools. Come see!

 

 

 

Shandon Neighborhood @ $105/Sq.Ft!

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Clients and blog readers, please check out this townhouse/condo smack in the middle of one of Columbia’s most popular neighborhoods – Shandon!

The star of the 200 Shandon Street show is that, at the intersection of Monroe St. and Shandon St., is location, location, location!

As most of you know, it’s rare to own a property in Shandon for less than 200K. Further, it’s super rare to see a property for sale for almost $100/foot, when it’s not unusual to see homes topping over the $200/sq.ft. mark. #JustSayin’

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this opportunity in Shandon or other homes in Shandon coming to the market, please call/text 803/447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and I will tell you what I know.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Introducing…TheNeighborhoodU.com!

Today was a fun day for The Neighborhood Company as we introduced Chelsea and Houston Goodwin to our leadership team!

A few weeks ago we partnered with Chelsea and Houston and together, we’ve created The Neighborhood University!

While Keller Williams Realty is the best training company in the world (among all industries, mind you), TheNeighborhoodU.com is our team-specific training portal and the go-to place for our sales partners and leadership staff. The videos and other curriculum is for brand new agents and experienced ones, diving deep on subjects such as best practices for buyer/seller clients, high-level DISC Personality Assessment evaluations, replacing yourself for next step career opportunities within the team and KW Market Center (office), and everything in between.

Formerly, Chelsea ran a high-level ISA (inside sales agent) team for a top producing team in Greenville, SC. Her husband, Houston, served as a listing specialist, selling 90’ish homes in one year, respectively.

This all said, Houston and Chelsea are the bombs, and I’ve told Chelsea as much. Chelsea’s experience, demeanor,  and attitude are infectious and spot-on for The Neighborhood Company.

I’m always looking for differentiators for our clients and team and look forward to growing with Chelsea and Houston!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about the real estate profession or joining our team, please call/text 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@ThenNeighborhoodRE.com and we can chat!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Big Water Views @ Palmetto Pointe!

Check out what Sara Green and I just put on the market!

Oddly, it’s too new to have an address but check out the views of this lot at this awesome vacant, doc approved lot on Lake Murray’s newest neighborhood/development, Palmetto Pointe.

If you or anyone you know, or anyone you know who knows someone moving here from the NE or Midwest that would love the opportunity to build their dream home with big water views on Lake Murray (that’s a major trend right now), please call/text Sara @ 803-924-1157 or email SGreen@TheNeighborhoodRE.com.

See write-up below and Thank You!!

Franklin Jones

Build your dream home on this .55 acre waterfront lot at Palmetto Pointe with a gorgeous big water view. Dock approved! Gentle slope to the 112′ of shoreline and rare opportunity to own to the 360′. The 125-acre community includes a private day dock and boat ramp for lot owners, as well as paved streets lined with streetlights, and is located minutes to shopping, dining and entertainment.

 

Newest Downtown 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 two weeks. As of 12:09 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 72 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