Fri, July 19, 2024

Residential Real Estate

B2B Podcasting

Top questions when hiring a realtor Part 2

Buying a home is one of the biggest life investments. As a realtor with 40 years of experience, Ann Marie McManus offers the questions you should ask of the person involved in the process.

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Awards/Celebrations

The scoop on hiring a real estate agent

If you’ve enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a realtor, you’ve learned what to ask when selling your home or business. Ann Marie McManus shares the Top 7 questions you need to know when making this important decision. Pt. 2 in Ann Marie’s discussion is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Consumer Stories

Embracing AI in Real Estate: A Lesson in Productivity and Personal Connection

The infusion of artificial intelligence within the workspace evokes a mix of excitement and apprehension. AI has already revolutionized healthcare, finance, and manufacturing, but how can AI help people in an oriented workplace without removing the personal touch that clients want? In the dynamic real estate industry, which thrives on personal relationships, the introduction of AI presents unique challenges and opportunities. Let’s delve into how AI has been integrated into our real estate brokerage, not only to drive productivity, but also to enrich the personal touch we offer our agents,

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Consumer Stories

Real Talk Real Estate: Rental Fraud: A True Story

Editor’s Note: It seems there is hardly a week that goes by that ABD isn’t writing about a new business starting up in the CSRA. Some of those employees are looking to buy a home and others are seeking rental properties. This seemed an appropriate time to feature a previous column written by Shawna’s daughter who had a rental experience worth sharing. Hi, Augusta Business Daily! My name is Leanna Woodward, yes Woodward, you read that right. I am the daughter of your favorite CSRA realtor and the usual writer

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Awards/Celebrations

Winning in the real estate market

The Homebuilders Association of the Greater Aiken-Augusta Region recently recognized top performers at their Stellar Awards presented by Colony Bank and D.R. Horton. Yesterday, ABD revealed the three top performers. Today, we give you the list of other award winners who contribute to making homes happen from inside to outside in the CSRA. Member Choice Awards Best Cabinets and Countertops: Looper Cabinet Company Best Accounting Firm: Cleveland Group, CPAs Best Closing Attorney: David L. Huguenin, PC Best Concrete and Concrete Finishing Company: Augusta Ready Mix Best Electrical Work: Rob Zapata

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Awards/Celebrations

CSRA builders and associates reel in Stellar Awards

The Home Builders Association of the Greater Aiken-Augusta Region and the Sales and Marketing Council recently hosted the 2023 Stellar Awards presented by Colony Bank and D.R. Horton. The three most prestigious awards presented recognized some familiar names. The Community Service Award- SMC Member (Sales and Marketing Committee) to Angela Sorapuru-Lopez, with RE/MAX True Advantage. Angela has given her skills, resources, money, and most importantly, time to so many organizations including ReStart Augusta, and was named 2023 Realtor of the Year. The Community Service Award- Builder to Matt and Mark

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Consumer Stories

Union Lofts Apartments debuts in Downtown Augusta

Union Lofts Apartments held a ribbon cutting on April 2 at 513 James Brown Boulevard to celebrate the arrival of new living spaces in Downtown Augusta. The event was free and open to the public. The three buildings, located at 501, 509, and 513 James Brown Boulevard, were constructed in the 1890’s. Having been vacant for almost five decades, they were nearing being demolished. According to a press release from the Downtown Development Authority, “Local Developer Brendon Steffes thoughtfully preserved and renovated them into 22 market-rate apartments with each unit

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Consumer Stories

Are CSRA real estate commissions changing?

As the Bible says, separating the wheat from the chaff on real estate commissions. The October 2023 ruling on a class action lawsuit regarding commissions paid to real estate agents has had people buzzing about the impact. The lawsuit that started in Missouri alleged an anticompetitive agreement that resulted in sellers paying inflated commissions to real estate agents and brokers. The defendants, including the National Association of Realtors, denied the allegations and the court has not decided the defendants did anything wrong. At issue is the allegation sellers or buyers

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