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Staging for fast sale

Staging for fast sale

By on 5 November, 2012 in Kate and Stephen, Real Estate with 0 Comments

Some very sad circumstances recently put us in the position of having to sell a house in another state. Unfortunately, it was about 4,000 square feet and full of several decades’ worth of barely-organized things. Also, we only had a few weeks before we had to return to Alabama to go back to work. Also, […]

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Not My First Rodeo

Not My First Rodeo

By on 13 April, 2012 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

What I know about rodeos can be fit into a few fleeting experiences as a spectator and one “celebrity ride” on which I wore a silk pants suit — slick as ice — and nearly slid off onto my backside! And what I do know about the phrase “not my first rodeo” is that it […]

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Foreclosures: Help Your Neighbor and Yourself

Foreclosures: Help Your Neighbor and Yourself

By on 19 March, 2012 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Recently, I was sitting at my desk doing what I normally do first thing in the morning Monday-Friday: calling friends and clients (many of whom are both) to say happy birthday. It gets my day off to a great, positive start; and I hope it sets the tone for them as well. One of the […]

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Real Estate Fortune Telling

Real Estate Fortune Telling

By on 11 January, 2012 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 3 Comments

Midtown Montgomery Real Estate:  Where We’re Going and Where We’ve Been Midtown Montgomery produced 325 home sales in 2011. To put that in perspective, our peak year of recent memory was 2004 with 781 homes sold. Clearly, 2011 was a tough year for Midtown. The entire Montgomery area didn’t fare much better. 2011’s dismal 3,255 […]

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Knowing What You’re Getting Into

Knowing What You’re Getting Into

Those of us who are somewhat regular at meetings of the City Architectural Review Board are quite accustomed to seeing someone on the agenda who has begun work (or worse) on their historic district home without the prior review and approval of this important group. And we can almost anticipate the defense:  “We didn’t know […]

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Sailing the Good Ship

Sailing the Good Ship

By on 7 December, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

At a special focus group meeting of the Atlanta Federal Reserve last week, I was privileged to hear from some of the brightest in the business. Topics discussed included insurance, housing and commercial developments. It was an incredibly informative day. While I did not hear any overwhelming positive news, I did leave the session heartened […]

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A Midtown Deal Too Good to Miss

A Midtown Deal Too Good to Miss

By on 16 November, 2011 in Sandra Nickel with 3 Comments

I’d seen the little log cabin when it was on the market some years ago — 2003, to be specific. My team members and I had looked at it one Wednesday on what we call caravan, our weekly tour of property newly listed for sale. In 2003, the cabin was home to someone — an […]

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But I Thought You Just Showed Pretty Houses to Nice People

But I Thought You Just Showed Pretty Houses to Nice People

By on 6 September, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

The above sentiment neatly describes how many naïve folks regard the life of a REALTOR — one of “working the hours you choose” and having a wonderful time doing it. Today I’d like to share you with bits and pieces of a real week in the life of a working real estate agent. Then you […]

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Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Take nine homes in some of Montgomery’s beloved Midtown neighborhoods:  Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, Edgewood, South Hull District and Capitol Heights. Add well over a hundred old house aficionados. Combine with a breathtakingly beautiful Montgomery spring afternoon (Sunday, May 1). And the predictable result:  another home sold during Montgomery’s 26th annual Old House Expo! Since the […]

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10 Top Reasons to Buy Your Midtown Montgomery Home Now

10 Top Reasons to Buy Your Midtown Montgomery Home Now

By on 13 January, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Forgive me if I sound like a salesperson.  Oh, yes…I AM a salesperson. And I am also the number one cheerleader for Midtown Montgomery and darned proud of it. The Montgomery real estate market made the news recently. And it was a good news story. SMART MONEY Magazine identified Montgomery as one of the areas […]

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