New 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 4:19 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 39 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

Wales Garden & Shandonistas – Welcome To $280/SqFt! Let’s GO!

I have phenomenal news for 29205 Neighborhood homeowners! At 4:00 Friday afternoon, One Myrtle Court closed for $652,500. The house is 2,334 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. What’s the big whoop? Well, if you do some quick math, the property closed for $280/foot, and that’s a thing.

Am I asking, or do we deserve credit for this? That’s not what I’m getting at, at all. Sure, we provide best in class marketing, supplied tact and finesse during the deal, got along wonderfully with the other co-broking REALTOR, and had the guts to go for it. That said, some of the credit goes to the current real estate marketplace, but most of the credit goes to the seller. The house is sharp.

Interesting side note – The seller completely remodeled the home under strict historical guidelines that apply in this incredibly popular neighborhood. You know Wales Garden, just up from 5-Points where all of the streets are named for rivers. 1 Myrtle Court is just up the hill from the iconic horse fountain (that is still in working order). All that said, the new buyer will enjoy the tax benefits of “The Bailey Bill” for almost 20 years.

Now, TO BE CLEAR, not every Shandon home will fetch such a number. Why, then, is this a big whoop for the neighborhood? Answer; Beginning Monday, 3/1/2021, every listing that fetches an offer/contract within a like price range or similar features will be able to use this sale as a comparable sale. In short, for 12 months, appraisers will be able to use this “comp” to help other sales.

Over the years I’ve been criticized a few times for listing a house for too much money. Insert the theory of, “If you don’t try to raise the bar, then how can home values ever rise?” Translation – I’m not scared to ‘go for it’ (and neither was this seller).

Congratulations to the buyer, our seller, and Wales Garden, Hollywood/Rose Hill, Shandon Neighborhoods.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about 29205 or other Downtown Columbia real estate values, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com.  We would love to be in contact with you!

Remember, Don’t buy the house; Buy the neighborhood. (Proverb)

Thank you!

Franklin Jones – The Neighborhood Company

For All The REALTORS Out There!

Keller Williams Family Reunion & Me.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted on the blog since last Monday. Well, with good reason. I was attending the largest and most badass convention in real estate, the annual Keller Williams Family Reunion.

While we couldn’t all be together in Vegas this year, the pic was taken at our Downtown Columbia, SC office. As pretty much most of you know, I don’t often wear T-shirts unless I’m on the tennis court or taking a walk with the fam. That said, it was a fun week of learning, and truth told, I’m showing my love and pride in this company & all it gives.

There are a lot of storylines with this pic and I’ll give you three, quickly.

1- The lanyard – Traning matters and KW is the #1 training company in the world, among all companies and industries. I’ve been doing this for somewhere near 15 years and I prolly took 10 pages of copious notes from pros selling 500, 750, 1000, 2000 (and yes, even 50 and 100) units a year, on how to be a better REALTOR for our clients, and moreover, a better husband and dad while I do it.

2- The hat – KW supplies a gigantic highway through which REALTORS can build their businesses the way they want. Do you want to be a Ferrari? Wanna be a Rolls? Wanna be a Suburban or even a bus? The choices and opportunities are yours. We chose to be The Neighborhood Company and we can take it wherever we want within our market or to 1,000 other Market Centers.

3- The shirt – “401KW.” There are not many REALTORS out there with retirement plans. That said, I have a second income because I choose to help build the company. Yes. Gary Keller pays us a portion of the profit of the office, monthly. My family will enjoy this beyond my retirement, as it is willable.

Think of that for a second….. My daughters Finley, Ivey, and Nora will receive deposits in their bank accounts from Keller Williams Realty International for the rest of their lives for what is happening right now and for the rest of my career.

That all said, I’m back from the virtual and digital convention that I enjoyed very much!

Lemme know if you’d like to attend next year or want to know more about my journey with KW and what it can mean for you and your family, confidentially. 803-447-8683 or Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Early February 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 two weeks. As of 12:00 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 49 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

Girardeau Ave. @ Forest Hills – 29204

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Please welcome 3215 Girardeau Ave. to the Downtown Columbia, SC real estate market!

“Girardeau” is a Cape Cod-style 2,601 sq. ft. with 4 BRs and 2.1 baths in the middle of one of Columbia’s most popular neighborhoods – Forest Hills!

Forest Hills is a neighborhood nestled between Gervais Street and Forest Drive and is only minutes to anything Downtown Columbia and/or Forest Acres. This home is zoned for the super popular Satchel Ford, Crayton, A.C. Flora school trifecta.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about 3215 Girardeau in Forest Hills, please call/text Sarah Penn @ 843-860-7692 or email Sarah@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. Girardeau is a pleasure to show and we’re never more than a few minutes away!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Oakview Rd. – Columbia, SC – 29204!

Check out this good lookin’ house for sale on Oakview Road in Downtown Columbia, 29204!

Oakview is a pleasure to show and only minutes from anything Downtown Columbia and/or Forest Acres, SC!

For more details please contact Meghan Hesley @ 803-665-8844 or email her @ Meghan@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and she can tell you all you need to know and what else is going on in the market.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Speed Kills. Be Fast, My Friends.

Let me explain what you’re looking at in the image above.

The Neighborhood Company put a new listing on the market and received an offer within a few hours. The seller made a counter-offer. The buyer countered, fast, and the seller accepted so we started the paperwork process of ratifying the contract.

What you’re looking at in the bottom half of the image above is me opening a second offer on my email. Almost simultaneously, I received a text message notification that our seller had accepted and signed the first offer/contract.

I saw the notification and snapped the screenshot immediately so I could show the sequence of events.

You can see what’s happening by the text in the yellow circles as I was reading the new document in my inbox.

This all said, I’m not selling you, I’m telling you, that if you want something, you need to go get it. The image above is a real-life sequence of events snapshot of someone getting the house and someone not getting the house, by a matter of seconds.

I’ve often told my team and clients, “Y’all, speed wins/kills in real estate…”

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Hampton Forest @ Columbia, SC!

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Y’all check out 719 Garden Forest Rd. in the popular Hampton Forest Neighborhood!

Hampton Forest has been re-selling well since it was first developed a little over a decade ago. People love the vibe, pool, and proximity to everything Downtown Columbia, Forest Acres, and I-77.

Further…check out that fun pool and dog park!

Fun fact on this one: This townhome was orange. Well, the owner was a former “Cocky” for the Gamecocks, as in, the person that gets in the suit and gets pics with your kids. While she loves the home and neighborhood, she didn’t want her front facade sporting Clemson orange any longer, so she changed it to the garnet you see in the image above. 🙂

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome Downtown Columbia, SC townhome, please call/text Franklin @ 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see, we’re only minutes away and Hampton Forest is a pleasure to show.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

 

Tomaka Rd. – Heathwood, SC – 29205.

3646 Tomaka Road - Photo 13646 Tomaka Road - Photo 30Live exceptionally in this super sharp home in the middle of one of Downtown Columbia’s most popular Neighborhoods – Historic Heathwood!

The Neighborhood Company is proud to represent this gorgeous home @ 3646 Tomaka Rd. – 29205.

“Tomaka” has 4,051 sq. feet with 4 BRs and 3.1 Baths. As you can see from the link/pics, this home is magazine cover-worthy.

One of my favorite features, other than everything inside and out, is that it sits across from the island where the Heathwood Neighborhood Christmas tree is displayed. Pretty COOL!

As many of you know, Heathwood is only minutes from Downtown Columbia, anything Forest Acres and feeds into the super popular Brennen/Crayton/Flora school zone.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome home, please call/text Elizabeth Woodring Ross @ 803-917-3889 or email Elizabeth@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see from the photos, “Tomaka” is a pleasure to show and we’re never more than a few minutes away from Heathwood!

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Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Gorgeous all-brick home in Heathwood is move-in ready! Features refinished hardwood floors, custom window high-end treatments, and new door hardware throughout. Fresh interior paint in 2017. Formal living room with pocket French doors and fireplace flows into additional living room with built-ins, perfect for an office. Formal dining room with 2 built-in china cabinets and pocket French doors. Remodeled great room/den opens onto kitchen with an island breakfast bar. Beautiful kitchen with quartz Cambria counters, handmade tile backsplash, Bosch induction range, icemaker, wine cooler, island, and custom cabinet hardware. Owners suite on main floor with cedar walk-in closet and private bath. Bedroom 2 on main floor with large shared bath. Upstairs features a bonus room with built-ins and bedrooms 3 and 4 that share a hall bath. Mudroom from patio and garage with laundry and half bath. New gutters and custom exterior shutters installed. Amazing yard with new irrigation system and newly installed shrubbery, rose bushes, trees, and flower beds. Hardscaping improvements include front yard pathways, cobblestone walk from driveway to backyard, and firepit area with gravel and paths. Well-maintained and immaculate home zoned to Brennen schools. Come see!