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Volume 15, Issue 7 / September 2013

DeLois Smith

Brenda Blackwell

Linda Seifert

Wendy Gay

Debra Pace

Jerron Carney

Dennis Baum

Scott Holmes

Adam Watkins

Current real estate market statistics Hattiesburg Area Single Family Average Sold Home Prices (1/1/12 - 9/01/12 vs.1/1/13-9/01/13)

2012 2013

Hattiesburg

$

107,790

$

Oak Grove

$

Petal

$

108,224

188,457

$

131,936

$

204,407

152,528

Call us at 601-545-3900 for your no obligation home price consultation.

Hattiesburg Area Single Family Homes SOLD (1/1/12 - 9/01/12 vs.1/1/13-9/01/13)

2012 2013

Hattiesburg 192 200 Oak Grove

271

Petal

123 131

Congratulations Andrew!

We are very proud of Andrew Bird on his first home sale as a licensed Realtor! Andrew obtained his license in May, and recently helped Jeremy and Andrea Benge purchase their first home.

Elizabeth Liggett

Josh Bellew

Jennifer Beightol

Andrew Bird

4 Willow Bend Drive, Suite 2A Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601.545.3900 • 1.800.DELOIS.S DeLoisSmith.com • GoAllStarTeam.com

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Star Chat from DeLois technology so we can communicate with our clients the way they prefer to be communicated with. It means we use the most skilled personnel whether it is in home preparation and showmanship, photography, videography, editing, search engine optimization, social media, accuracy of data input, selling, negotiating, or coordinating the closing process. It means doing the right thing – every time, in every situation, regardless of the personal consequences. When we serve honestly and ethically, everyone benefits: our clients, other agents, the public at large, other industry specialists and our families. A current example of productive

Dear Friends, What a fast-moving, productive and legendary summer! As we continue to emerge from a very difficult market, out team sees new opportunities to change our Stars. We are seizing these opportunities to not just move the bar, but to raise it and knock the top off the lid with a new standard of excellence. So what does it mean to provide legendary service? It means we know our business. We study, learn and become educated beyond the minimum; we become experts in our market and provide more knowledge and information because we are professionals. It means that we use today’s

Address

Previous Days on Market

DSAST Days on Market

210 Jefferson Place

92

16

55 Charles Lee

182

15

15 Clear Springs Court

208

76

706 Lynn Ray Road

182

4

115 Tanglewood

579

9

110 Tanglewood

161

11

46 Candelabra

365

34

17 Ranger Ridge

304

44

201 Greenwood Place

201

44

4 Deer Ridge

269

83

37 Columbus

113

14

51 Stonegate

317

40

54 S. Bridle Bend

96

2

165 Serene Hills

182

7

4 Pine Ridge

63

19

service is the Quick-Turn-Around chart below. These are some of our recent property sales where the home was listed with another local Realtor prior to our listing. Most of these sellers wrote to express their appreciation. I also wanted to share one of the most special home buyer letters which we just recently received from a client of our Buyer-Broker Associate, Linda Seifert. Other All Star news events I would like to share from the fastmoving summer happenings: ★★ Team Production of closed sales as of August 31st is at 71.9% of our 2013 goal of $62 million in sales closed! (Brenda and Linda are busy planning our team trip!) ★★ Support staff members, Jennifer Beightol and Andrew Bird, have become licensed Realtors adding more flexible services to our clients. ★★ All Star Access is now live! This is an online system which will allow our buying and selling clients 24/7 access to listing status, documents and communication with our Team! ★★ Wendy Gay, Buyer Specialist, was an honored hostess at the home of her new home buyer, Brett Montague. The occasion was a delightful house warming party for his friends. Father Godfrey provided a special prayer and blessing for the home. ★★ Team’s Most Successful Open House ever was held August 4th at 219 and 223 West Canebrake.


Sixteen families enjoyed a tour. The event generated a successful offer on 219 West Canebrake as well as other interested buyer prospects. ★★ Josh Bellew reports on recent online marketing activity. “Recent changes have continued to increase our already strong exposure on search engines. Our average daily page views on DeLoisSmith.com have increased 70% and we have had a 30% increase in the number of unique visitors to our site. A recent push on our social media sites has also dramatically increased the number of clients that we can connect with on a daily basis.” More news, but on a personal level. Our family has wedding bells ringing on September 20th in a beautiful private garden in Columbus for Grandson Andrew Lewis and his model bride, Kinsey Byrd, of Long Beach. Both will be in graduation ceremonies at Mississippi State University on December 13th with Kinsey completing a master’s degree in Geo-engineering and Andrew a B. S. in Agri-economics. Our team meets every Monday morning to focus our hearts and minds on gratitude to God for the special blessing of serving you, to pray for focus and compassion to serve effectively and to pray for any of you that we know of with special needs. We thank you for these opportunities. With gratitude,

DeLois and Team

P.S. - Adam Watkins’ birthday is on September 12th. Be sure to email, call, text, or send a facebook message to wish him a Happy Birthday!


Tour of Homes Sunday, September 8, 2013 • 1:30-5 PM

Oak Grove

Oak Grove

Oak Grove

Lake Serene

1:30 to 2:30 pm

1:30 to 3:00 pm

1:30 to 2:30 pm

1:30 to 2:00 pm

7 Stoneridge South

Sandstone 4BD/2.5BA - $295,000 ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 4BD/2.5 BA TWO STORY CRAFTSMAN DESIGN. BUILT-IN STORAGE GALORE! 2,980 SQ. FT. Directions: HWY 589 N, turn into Sandstone S/D, right at Stoneridge South, Home on left.

12 Stoneridge South

Sandstone 4BD/2.5BA - $219,500 CHARMING TWO-STORY CRAFTSMAN, EXTENSIVE HARDWOOD FLOORING, FRESH PAINT, MOVE-IN READY. (2220 SQ.FT) Directions: HWY 589 N, turn into Sandstone S/D, right at Stoneridge South, Home on right.

28 Chapel Hill Blvd. Chapel Hill 4BD/2BA - $202,900

FANTASTIC NEW CONSTRUSTION PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING. WALK-IN CLOSETS, DUAL VANITIES IN BOTH BATHS, 100% USDA FINANCING Directions: Oak Grove Road to Steelman. Right into Chapel Hill subdivision.

30 Buccaneer Drive

Lake Serene 3BD/2BA - $209,500 WATCH THE DUCKS SWIM BY AND CATCH FRESH FISH FROM YOUR PIER! UPGRADED BRICK RANCH, WORKSHOP, BIG GREATROOM & SUN-ROOM. Directions: Hwy 98 to West Lake Drive, turn left on Balboa, turn right on Buccaneer.

Canebrake

Canebrake

Oak Grove

Bent Creek

1:30 to 2:00 pm

1:30 to 2:00 pm

2:30 to 3:00 pm

2:30 to 3:00 pm

95 Bienville

Canebrake 3BD/3.5BA - $329,500 NEW GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES IN THIS HOME ON THE CANEBRAKE GOLF COURSE. HARDWOOD FLOORS & LOTS OF BUILT-INS. Directions: Hwy 98W to 2nd Canebrake entrance, follow Bienville Trace, house is on the left.

Oak Grove

77 Marais Ridge Canebrake 4BD/3.5BA - $509,500 STATELY COLONIAL ON 2ND FAIRWAY, EXPANSIVE KITCHEN, CUSTOM BUILT-INS, BUTLER’S PANTRY, STUNNING VIEWS! Directions: Canebrake Golf entrance on Bienville. LT on West Canebrake. LT on Marais Ridge. House on LT past Landing Way.

Bridgefield Estates

2:30 to 3:00 pm

2:30 to 3:00 pm 35 Clipper

Oak Grove 3BD/2BA - $194,500 UPDATED HOME IN LAKE SERENE THAT IS MOVE IN READY! LARGE OUTDOOR SHOP AND PIER PERFECT FOR FISHING ON LAZY AFTERNOONS! Directions: Hwy 98W, turn right on King Rd., turn left on Clipper Drive, house is on the left.

H’Burg Country Club

3:30 to 4:00 pm 84 Fairlake Drive

Hattiesburg Country Club 3BD/3.5BA - $275,000 TONS OF STORAGE! EXTENSIVE UPDATES, SALTWATER POOL, GOURMET KITCHEN Directions: Hwy 49N, LT on Classic Dr., RT on Pine Tree Dr., LT on Lake Estates Dr, LT on Fair Lake Dr.

28 Bridgewater Drive

Bridgefield 4BD/4BA - $439,500 ELEGANT, CUSTOM BUILT HOME, BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED 1.07 ACRE LOT, DELIGHTFUL COURTYARD, RECLAIMED BRICK FENCING. Directions: Hwy 589 N to Bridgefield. House is on the right after entering the neighborhood gates.

20 Copper Creek

Directions: Old Hwy 24 to Clear Creek S/D. Take 2nd left. Home at end on left.

4:30 to 5:00 pm

SW Hattiesburg

4:30 to 5:00 pm 900 Monterrey Lane

Tanglewood 4BD/2BA - $149,500 WOW! GREAT VALUE IN THIS SPACIOUS HOME SITUATED ON A BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED CORNER LOT. BIG BEDROOMS AND ABUNDANT STORAGE.

Canebrake

Canebrake

2:30 to 3:00 pm

3:00 to 4:00 pm

7 S. Heron Cove

Canebrake 3BD/2.5BA - $399,500 QUALITY, CUSTOM BUILT WATER FRONT GARDEN HOME IN CANEBRAKE! 10’ CEILINGS, SOLID WOOD DOORS, & SUNROOM W/ AMAZING LAKE VIEWS Directions: Hwy 98W to second Canebrake entrance, straight to W. Canebrake Blvd. Turn onto S. Heron Cove.

3:30 to 4:00 pm

3:30 to 4:30 pm

Directions: HWY 98 W. Turn onto Serene Blvd., right on Magellan Rd., left on East Lake Road. House is on the right.

Directions: Bent Creek West entrance, 2nd right onto Gettysburg Way, 3rd left onto Tuckahoe.

3:30 to 4:00 pm Clear Creek 3BD/2BA - $195,000 STATELY, ALL BRICK, ONE-STORY W/ EXCELLENT DESIGN AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

71 Timber Ridge

TIMBER RIDGE 3BD/2BA - $166,900 QUALITY RICHARD HIATT BUILT HOME IN OAK GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT. QUALIFIES FOR 100% USDA FINANCING, PRETTY WOOD FLOORING, FIREPLACE. Directions: Old Hwy 11 to Timber Ridge subdivision. Take a right on Timber Ridge and floow to left, stay straight, home on the left.

27 Tuckahoe

Bent Creek 4BD/2.5BA - $299,500 EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME W/ A BONUS ROOM, SEPARATE OFFICE & FORMAL DINING. 2,949 SQ.FT.

Directions: Hwy 589S, turn left into Dandridge subdivision, at 2nd stop sign take a right on Travertine, take a right on S. Bridle Bend.

Lake Serene

Oak Grove

9 East Lake Road

Dandridge 3BD/2BA - $160,000 GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A FABULOUS HOME IN DANDRIDGE. PRICED WELL BELOW APPRAISAL.

Oak Grove

Lake Serene

LAKE SERENE 4BD/3BA - $485,000 MAIN LAKE PROPERTY RENOVATED IN ‘99 W/ BRICK FLOORING, NEW KITCHEN & MASTER SUITE. BOAT PIER ON A 2.4 ACRE SPREAD.

21 S. Bridle Bend

36 Beaver Road

Lake Serene 3BD/2BA - $239,500 BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF LAKE SERENE! GREAT FLOW FOR ENTERTAINING, DOUBLE SIDED FIREPLACE, BAR AREA, OFFICE, SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY/BANK APPROVAL NEEDED.Directions: HWY 98 W. Turn onto Serene Blvd., right on Magellan Rd., left on East Lake Road, right on Beaver.

SW Hattiesburg

4:30 to 5:00 pm

223 W. Canebrake

Canebrake 4BD/5.5BA - $1,150,000 PREMIER WATERFRONT CANEBRAKE PROPERTY W/ 1000 SQ. FT. BOAT HOUSE AND 6,385 SQ. FT. TWO-STORY CLASSIC FEDERAL STYLED RESIDENCE. Directions: Main Canebrake entrance. Take first left, go across spill way and follow W. Canebrake around the lake. Property is on the right.

SW Hattiesburg

3:30 to 4:00 pm 1303 Sandalwood Innswood 3BD/2BA - $169,500 LOVELY KEPT FORMAL PLAN, FRESHLY PAINTED W/ NEW FLOORING, RANAI HOT WATER HEATER & CORIAN COUNTERTOPS. LUSHLY LANDSCAPED. Directions: Lincold Rd to S. 34th Ave. left on Southaven, right on Oakleigh, left on Sangria, right on Sandalwood.

Oak Grove

4:30 to 5:00 pm

3108 Prince George

54 Lynell Loop

Southwest Hattiesburg 3BD/4.5BA - $234,900 EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE IN A GREAT LOCATION! FANTASTIC NEW UPGRADES PLUS A SUNROOM AND PRIVATE BACK YARD!

The Trace 4BD/3BA - $272,500 SPARKLING NEW CONSTRUCTION! HIGH QUALITY FINISHING DETAILS THROUGHOUT, LARGE TRIPLE LOT, 3 WAY SPLIT.

Directions: Hardy Street to S. 34th, cross Jamestown, right on Prince George.

For more information on these homes or to schedule a private showing, visit DeLoisSmith.com. You can also use the Realtor.com app on your smartphone or tablet to view our Open House schedule and receive driving directions to each home.

Directions: Lincoln Road toward S. 28th Ave., turn north on Monterrey.

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Directions: Hwy 98 W to King Road, right onto Courtland, right onto Lynell Loop.

September 2013 Star Chat  

Real estate news for Hattiesburg, MS, brought to you by The DeLois Smith All Star Team.

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