Monday, June 29, 2015

Featured Listing in Trotter's Ridge Subdivision

We're featuring an absolutely adorable home in Trotters Ridge Subdivision today! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been totally re-done with a brand new roof on the outside and shiny new granite countertops on the inside! List price is only $119,900!

A nice front porch and 2 car garage, accented with nice brick, greet you from the front lawn.

The brand new granite countertops really dress this kitchen up!


The great room has a nice wood burning fireplace and brand new wood look flooring!

The master bedroom is gorgeous with a nice trey ceiling.
Check out additional pictures and more information about this property on its website at here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Things to Do in Valdosta, GA -- Jac's Lanes

If you've ever wondered what there is to do in Valdosta, Ga, check out this link for information on one of the local bowling alleys! Visit Jac's Lanes and Strike Up Some Fun!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PRICE REDUCED on Updated Charmer in Beautiful Wood Valley Subdivision

The owners have just reduced the price on this beautifully updated home in Valdosta, GA in Old Wood Valley Subdivision.

Now only $142,500! Tucked away in the well-established Old Wood Valley community, you'll find this beautiful home at 2506 Lakewood Drive. The quaint feel of the exterior welcomes you right in to the updated interior. Hardwood floors greet you as you enter the foyer and will usher you along throughout the home. The great room boasts a gorgeous brick fireplace that anchors the room. In the kitchen, new appliances with stainless/gray tones add a crisp, clean feeling to the room. Adjacent to the kitchen you'll love the formal dining room. The master bedroom is on the back of the home and has 2 closets for plenty of storage. From the master bedroom you can access the back deck perfect for your morning coffee. The extra bedrooms are a great size and wait until you see what's out back! From the great room you'll step down into a lovely screened porch large enough for the whole party. The privacy fenced backyard is the perfect size and the extra storage shed is just icing on the cake! Don't miss out on this beautiful home where updates make all the difference and you can't beat the location! Call TODAY!

Be sure to visit our website for more information on this and other properties in the area! Click here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

3993 Taylor Way -- Beautiful Home Near Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA

Great Yard, Great Yard, Great Yard!! So many people are looking for a newer home in our area, but most have to compromise on having a small yard because of smaller lot sizes. Well, this property breaks the mold!! A GREAT backyard, complete with privacy fence awaits you at this beautiful home that is just like new! You are a mere minutes from Moody Air Force Base and in a fantastic neighborhood! Click here to check out everything this home has to offer! Talk to you soon, I know you'll be calling!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brand New Listing in Hahira, GA!!! 5230 Cary's Brook Drive

Check out this gorgeous property in Carlton Ridge Subdivision! 100% Financing Available through USDA! Four bedrooms, 2 baths, new paint inside and out, new carpet and just like new!

More info here!

Call us anytime! Adam Guthrie 229-548-7719 or Morgan Guthrie 229-251-7897
EXIT Realty In Touch

Monday, November 10, 2014

Black Friday in the Housing Market

Who doesn't like a good deal??? It's that time of year when sales are sought after and everyone is looking for the absolute best price. Home sales are no different! Wouldn't it be great if you could get a home for a Black Friday price?

I think this is the year to do it! Whether looking for an investment property or for your next personal home, you can't beat the monthly payments you can get right now. Interest rates are still extremely low, and Valdosta area home prices have not yet begun to rise! This makes for Black Friday in the housing market!

Below is a brand new foreclosure list with just a few of the foreclosed properties available in the South Georgia area. When you combine low interest rates with a property in foreclosure, Black Friday will have certainly smiled on you!

Call us today (229-251-7987) or check out more information on our website anytime!

**NEW** Free Foreclosure List

November 10, 2014 
2271 Riverside Road
516 Bryson Circle
3816 Chris Circle
2554 Winnwood Circle
5190 Carlton Ridge Cir
1201 Timber Line Drive
402 Hull Ave
701 Main Street
9 Harnage Circle
2496 Muscogee Drive
4868 Pikes Pond Road
Lake Park
1303 Savannah Ave
5293 Branch Point
114 Magnolia Street
6407 Brushy Creek Rd
5969 Loch Laurel Rd
2522 Chandler Drive
3921 Robin Hood Rd
6 Euclid Circle

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Buyer Myth #1: GREAT Expectations

My broker/mom/shopping buddy and I were riding to...the mall...yesterday discussing work and how things were going. I was reminding her about a couple I had been working with who were first time home buyers. The husband is in the Air Force, and they have been stationed here in Valdosta for about a year or so. They have a beautiful baby boy, and were looking for a house. They wanted something they could call their own, a place that they could personalize and take care of and cook in and take family pictures of their son in, a place that was...HOME! Their FIRST home. They were so excited about looking at all types of properties, both old and new, and figuring out what worked for them.

When I first discussed with the couple what they were looking for in their new home, I got a LONG list of must-haves.
  • At least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Good Neighborhood, Close to Moody Air Force Base
  • Around 1600 square feet
  • At least a 1/2 acre lot
  • Move-in Ready
  • Wired and Watered Workshop with plenty of room
  • Fenced in Backyard
  • Large Kitchen with plenty of counter space
  • All appliances in the home, including the washer and dryer
  • 2 car garage
  • Open Kitchen and Great Room
  • Pantry in the Kitchen
  • We don't want to go over $115,000
If you are a first time home buyer, you may be thinking that their list sounds pretty reasonable. This is what I get ALL THE TIME from not just first time buyers, but buyers in general.

What has happened in our marketplace is what I have coined: GREAT Expectations. Buyers are watching the news and listening to "the smart people" who are giving a false perception about what is really going on in real estate. You know the smart people, the real estate experts on the morning and evening news who are giving a broad and overall opinion about what the real estate market is doing. While their perception and analysis MAY be true of the real estate market nationwide, chances are, it is far from reality in each local market. Also, included in those "smart people" is your Uncle Joe. You know, Uncle Joe, the one who at Thanksgiving is telling everyone how to invest their money. He could be 80 years old and have made a fortune selling toilet seat covers, or your cousin who hasn't had a steady job in 20 years, but either way, he's a genius...or thinks he is. Put in your situation, though, Uncle Joe would never follow his own advice. It's more fun just to tell other people what HE would do. These "experts" would tell you that you can go out and buy a mansion, have all the appliances included, get a fence and not have to do a thing to the property because the seller is so ready to sell, they'll do ANYTHING, including, pretty much GIVE it to you!


While I would love to be able to sell any home buyer EXACTLY what they want, it's just not going to happen! Foreclosures have affected our market and caused price corrections throughout the country. In many places, though, prices have not dropped significantly, they have only corrected to a fair market value. You see, prices rose so quickly during the boom that the market NEEDED to slow down and deflate, it was inevitable. Foreclosures have helped that. However, when you are looking to purchase a foreclosure, please don't expect to be able to just walk in with your recliner and your television and move right in. Most of the time they'll need some work. You can count on a minimum of carpet cleaning, but you should expect missing appliances and lights, holes in the walls, missing flooring and sometimes...they actually need cleaning. Who would've thought?? This is not everything you want for pretty much free. First of all, foreclosure companies are not dropping their prices ridiculously low anymore. They are accepting what they believe is fair market value. Second, sellers can not afford to throw in everything and their dog. They are already getting less for their home than what they owe on it, so they certainly can't afford to add a fence and replace the carpet.

It's time to get REALISTIC. Talk to a CAREER REALTOR. One who makes their living selling real estate in the market you are looking to purchase in. This person should know everything there is to know about market trends and what you should expect. While they don't have psychic powers and can't tell the future, they should be able to give you the expectations of particular areas and neighborhoods for the coming years. Real estate agents are not perfect, but Career Realtors are the most familiar with what's going on their real estate market. Take advice from the real experts who truly know what's going on. Get realistic about what you can expect in terms of pricing and amenities. Don't be so disappointed that you talk yourself out of investing in your future by buying real estate now, and miss out on the opportunity and joys that come with home ownership.

These buyers I was working with eventually decided to just not buy a home. In one of the best markets for buyers we've seen in nearly 2 decades, they decided to throw their money away on rent. Their excuse for backing away was because they were afraid they may not be able to sell in 3 or 4 years. I really believe they decided not to buy because their expectations were too great for the market. They were not able to get everything they wanted in their home, so they were disappointed when they saw the reality of real estate in Valdosta, Ga, and weren't satisfied because they didn't find the home with absolutely everything they were expecting.

Get out of the clouds and let's get Realistic Expectations that will prove a great investment for your future.