Monday is a New Beginning!

I have a love/hate relationship with Mondays. I sometimes love the anticipation that a week brings. On the other hand I hate the prospect of a long work week. It can be even worse if it’s raining – the weather does affect our outlook and attitude. I’m going to decide to look at Monday differently today. My attitude can determine the kind of week I’ll have. I want it to be productive and actually fun. I love my job! I love connecting people with other people and helping them with a purchase or sale! I must have a healthy, honest view of life!! I’m just saying….

Dwayne Hicks

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

I enjoyed watching a television show called Extreme Makeover Home Edition. It is so cool to see actors come together with people of the community to build or rebuild a home for a deserving family. I love seeing people receive gifts and blessings. It is a joy to receive gifts but it’s even more fun to help give gifts. I love this show and how ABC and many other companies come together to lavish people with a home and the furnishings to go with it.

I love being a REALTOR to help people realize their dreams of home ownership or to improve their present situation.

Press on!

Can We Rename Short Sales?

I have been a part of several “short sales” in the past couple of years and I think it’s time to rename them.

First the only thing short about them is the price is “short of payoff”. They are actually a pretty long process. When I think of something being called short, I think of brief. So to think of a new name is tough….what about “long-less sale”. It probably won’t work, but we must keep in mind that a short sale is anything BUT short in reference to time.
Some lenders are working to stream line this process, but just ask any seller or buyer that has been involved in one and you’ll hear all sorts of frustrating comments. Unfortunately, with our economy still struggling to get growing, short sales will probably be here for a good while.
If you are on the verge of losing your home, you need to call the mortgage company and get all the info you can to see if you qualify for a short sale. It is a tough process, but less damaging to you than foreclosure.

Press on!
Dwayne Hicks

A Immaculate Town Home In Carrollton, GA

141 Morgan Road D-1 Carrollton, GA

This Town Home is located just off North Side Drive Drive and is an end unit that looks and feels brand new. It features a balcony deck off the master as well as a stacked washer/dryer that stays with the home. This home is move in ready!

Open floor plan on lower level
Living Room For Entertaining

Give Back

I recently made a brief report from a Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Committee that I serve on. The report was made to fellow REALTORS in our area. At the end of the report I challenged everyone to give back to our profession. I serve on this state committee because it serves our profession. I feel an obligation and duty to give back to my profession like the people who’ve gone before. I can give with my time and my resources (aka money)!
Pressing on!

Sun Is Always Shining

The sun finally came out today! I must say it seems like forever since we’ve had a day full of sunshine. Our weather pattern has definitely be mostly cloudy. I was reminded though that the sun is even shining when the clouds here are dark. I guess it all begins with our attitude. Our perspective maybe cloudy, but if we will just remember the truth of the matter is that the sun shines above the darkest clouds.

Just saying….