Get to know Christy Powers
Proudly assisting first time home buyers, buyers, sellers, and the military with relocation to Hunter Army Airfield or Fort Stewart.
Local Listings:All the listings currently offered by Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners. Be sure to check back for new listings. If you would like to be subscribed to receive new listings to your email, simply email me your housing preferences (what does you dream home look like?).
Employment Information: The current list of the biggest employers in Chatham County. I have also included the businesses links so you can get further information about the company or employment opportunities.
West Chatham Schools: The current schools available in the West Chatham County area. There are two new schools planned to accommodate the growing area. The new elementary and middle school will be located on Benton Boulevard near The Highlands.
Savannah Chatham Public Schools: Local information for all schools in Chatham County. There is a great school locater option that allows you to see what schools an address is districted for. Some schools also have their own websites that allow you to obtain more information such as times and school menus.
Effingham County Public Schools: Information on not only public schools in Effingham County but private and charter schools as well. In addition to the location, this site offers ratings and school profiles.
Bryan County Public Schools: Find out more about Bryan County public schools along with lunch menus, times, and other useful information.
School Ratings: This is a great place to check on the local schools your children will be attending. Although, the best way is to actual visit the school yourself.
Savannah Area Weather: Find out what the weekend will be like when you are visiting the Savannah area or even if the beach will be on your to do list.
Attraction in West Chatham County: Looking for things to do in the suburbs? Check out all the current attractions in the area. But make sure to check back regularly as new attractions are on the way.
The Savannah area has so much history and so much growth. Going downtown, is like being transported back into time. The old buildings lining the streets, which medians are lined with Oaks covered in that beautiful Spanish Moss, allows you a glimpse into the past. If you are coming for a visit, you must take a stroll along River Street. Not only do you get to see the River and riverboats, but there are so many restaurants and stores along the way. For those with a sweet tooth, they have some wonderful candy stores that make excellent fudge and other goodies. If you like ghost stories, Savannah is the place for you. Take a ride in a hearse along the downtown streets while the driver tells you of all the haunted places around. Forsythe park is a great place to take the kids or to just go for a jog. Better yet, take a trip to the beach. Not only will you find a place to have some fun in the sun, but you will also find unique little shops. They are currently working on expanding the River front in Savannah. I can't imagine what more they can add. Savannah has something for everyone. Come discovery the history and beauty of the South. Discover Savannah!
While you are here, don't forget to visit the West Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham Counties. West Chatham offers proximity to downtown Savannah but without the city drawbacks. There is so much growth going on in Pooler, Port Wentworth, Rincon, Guyton, and Richmond Hill. It seems like things change almost daily. There are so many plans for these areas. There are two new restaurants and a car wash set to open in Pooler and a new Lowe's open. Two new school are planned for the West Chatham area as well. They will be located off Jimmy Deloach Parkway. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to contact me. If the city and the suburbs aren't for you, Effingham County may be the perfect fit. While the area is seeing some growth, there are plenty of homes with land available. So if horses are your passion, Effingham County has a place for you. You can live in a country setting and still be within an hour of the city and the beach. Savannah and the surrounding areas have so much to offer. Come explore all there is to offer!
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Do I need an agent if I am buying a house?
What are the benefits to the buyer? First, you will have representation during the process to get you the best outcome. Second, you will have someone that has an expanded well of knowledge about the area. Third, they will work to get your needs met and get you the best possible outcome. Fourth, they will help you meet all the commitments and deadlines. And lastly, you will have someone to answer questions or concerns for you.
An agent can help you through the whole home buying process. If you are a first time buyer, it is easy to get lost in the paperwork and legalities. An agent can assist you, give you tips, give you opinions, and give you ideas about value, the market, and about price. The right agent can make your life simpler. Make sure you take the time to find an agent that works the best with you and for you.
A buyer's agent is always useful to have if you are relocating as well. Real estate professionals can send you local information about school, attractions, etc. All this information will help you decide on the area that's right for your needs. Of course, you will also be able to see available homes in the area that fit your needs. The last thing you want is to move to a new area, purchase a home, and later find out it's not where or what you wanted it to be.
It's been on your mind for awhile. You've considered every available option and went over every detail. After some time, you come to the decision to sell your home. Now that you've made the decision, what happens next. Do you buy a for sale by owner sign and begin to market your home yourself? Or do you enlist the help of a real estate professional to market your home?
There is no clear cut answer that is right for everyone. However, your chances increase when you decide to list with a real estate agent.
Why? Experience, Exposure, and E-Knowledge. A real estate agent has helped many people sell their homes and have gained more knowledge each time. A great real estate agent will give your home the most exposure possible. There is so much more to marketing than your typical print advertising. The internet has allowed us to reach so many more people. Thus, it gives your home more exposure. Multiple websites and the MLS are only the beginning. Another powerful tools is agent to agent networking. Real estate agents will notify all other agents about your home. E-Knowledge, a word I created, is the use of our most powerful tool, the internet. There are so many new ways to get your home out there to millions and millions of people. The more people that see your home, the more likely your home is to sell.
How? With online blogging emerging as a new tool, an agent can blog about your home, add pictures, and links to get your home out there to more people. Online forums either for agents or consumers is another great tool. Agents can market your home to other agents and even consumers. You never know who has or will have a client looking in your area. If can be as simple as adding your home to the agents website, putting the link in a profile, and just posting quality information. The person reading looks at the profile and sees the link. They open the link and there your home is. The more sites your home is on, the more likely people will see your home.
Who? With so many agents out there, how can you possible decide you to choose. Simple, you need to ask the right questions. You need to find someone that is very ambitious, energetic, and trying new ideas. You want someone that will get your home out there as much as possible. You want someone that uses all the available technology for you. Basically, you want someone that will work for you in every way available.