833 Burwell @ Lake Katherine!

If you haven’t seen it yet, you may need to check out 833 Burwell Lane! “Burwell” has been completely re-done and all you need to do is bring your toothbrush.

Check out the kitchen, keeping area, living room, master bath, and most of all…Neighborhood.

Burwell is located in one of Columbia’s most popular Downtown Neighborhoods, Lake Katherine, which feeds into uber popular schools Brennen Elem, Crayton Middle, and A.C. Flora High. Lake Katherine is also minutes to anything Downtown and Forest Acres, and may be one minute to Cross Hill Market and/or I-77.

If you would like to know more about 833 Burwell, please call 803-220-4447 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you know, we’re never far away from Lake Katherine and as you can see Burwell is a pleasure to show!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Downtown Columbia’s 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 2:22 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 92 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within 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

800 South Maple St. Is For Sale!

Check out 800 S. Maple Street in Rosewood Neighborhood!

‘Maple Street’  has 1,514 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. – “Completely renovated in 2005 with new sheetrock, plumbing and electric. Features hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, moldings, neutral colors. Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops & stainless appliances. Master suite features tray ceiling, double vanity & walk-in closet. Extra living space in sunroom is perfect for playroom or office. Kitchen & master open to back deck & lush fenced back yard. Private driveway with double parking pad & convenient back door entrance to mudroom. Don’t miss this one!”

As you can see from the pic above and links, 800 South Maple swells with charm and also enjoys modern amenities.

As cool as the house is, the star of this show is probably the location. Rosewood is a popular and active neighborhood that’s only minutes to anything Downtown, 5 Points, the Devine Street corridor, and Cross Hill Market (Whole Foods/M Boutique). Rosewood is also home to Owens Field Airport, Memorial Stadium (Home to Dreher and Flora football), an awesome park, skate park, the YMCA soccer fields, The Hangar, et al. Further, Rosewood Drive is full of retail, food, and drink, and is the straight shot for thousands of Gamecock fans to Williams-Brice Stadium. and everyone knows about the Crawfish Festival. In short, Rosewood is active!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome listing please call or text 803-609-0526 or email Amanda@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you know, we’re never far away from anything Downtown Columbia!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

More Columbia, SC Closings!

What SOLD on Your Street?

REALTOR Logo. Cube > Square?

What you’re looking at above is the old and new logo of the National Association of REALTORS. After 45 years, the Association thought it was time for a re-brand.

As far as I can tell, the reaction to the new design has swiveled on a scale of OK to lukewarm. Meaning: I don’t think anyone is wowed, but they don’t really care either…until they found out what the project cost.

Apparently, a New York/London PR and design firm charged $250,000 for their work. This has not gone over well.

Keep in mind this is one of the largest trade associations in existence whereby the members are independent contractors/1099 tax paying micro-businesses that have come up with beautiful and clever logos and brands for $99 on www.99Designs.com, www.SquadHelp.com and even $10-$20 on www.Fiverr.com .

The new logo was presented to the world a few days ago.

The project has been suspended.

Stay tuned and thank you!!

Franklin Jones

Where’s The “BUTT MEAT?!”

I’m not sure if everyone knows, so in case you’re not aware, South Carolina’s, “BUTT MEAT” sign has been wiped clean.

Here’s the rub for me: Being from Anderson, SC, our family went to Myrtle Beach. I don’t know if it was the fastest route to the coast, but it’s what we did. In high school, my buddies and I never really went south of Surfside/Garden City. Anyone remember how fun Sam’s Corner was?!

Anyway, once we hit Columbia, we’d get on I-20 and head east on the Interstate.

Fast forward to living in Columbia, SC, and dating and marrying a girl from Manning, SC. Well, the route as a kid went from Interstates to two-lane country roads.

The sign in the pic above used to display the words, “BUTT MEAT.” It’s silly at worst, and well, silly at best. Either way, it was always there at the crossroads of 261 towards Manning (and the beach) and taking a right towards Summerton, South Carolina.

Last week, on our way to and from the beach for spring break, I noticed that this country road landmark had been taken down. I was stunned, really.

Let me give some context. Kinsey passed away in 2001, and we dated for four years and were married for almost one. That sign has read, “BUTT MEAT” for over 20 years, and now it doesn’t.

Bid deal? Wellll? No….but, sort of?

A day after I returned home from the beach Jennifer called and the first thing she said on her way home with our girls was, “Oh babe, The ‘Butt Meat’ sign is gone!”

I said, “I know! I think I need to blog about it!”

Now you know!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Newest HotSheet Is On The Blog!

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 1;19 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 93 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within 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

Spring Break ==> Beach Trip!!

Many readers probably noticed a silence on the blog this week while some of you have seen pics on Facebook that Jennifer has tagged me. As you can see, we’re at the beach!

The second pic above is of two of the mommies dragging stuff back to the condo. As you can tell, it was a little cold and windy out there!

The top pic is of Jennifer taking a pic of one of the little ones on the trip. As you can see, it warmed up a little for us.

See you next week!!

Franklin Jones

Pam Temple = MREA = New Level.

This week, 125ish real estate professionals of the Midlands had the privilege of hanging out and learning from one of the best in the business. Pamela Temple, of www.TheTempleTeam.com, was in Columbia to teach us The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller. Many of us know it as, “The Red Book.”

The pic above is of some of the top-producing REALTORS in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’m typing about hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate sales production. Who’s the Top Producer in the room? The woman standing on the far left of the photo.

The reason she’s able to take the time to teach is that she lives by the systems and models of The Red Book. She knows about specialization. She knows about “Highway Talent,” and “Cul-de-sac Talent.” She knows about culture and standards.

As real estate professionals and we’re honest with ourselves, she would be the #1 producing REALTOR in Columbia, SC. She simply has a mindset that has not yet hit the Midlands.

Thank you so much Pamela Temple! Thank you for coming to Columbia to drop your knowledge and we hope you will visit us soon and often!

Franklin Jones