|A FRESH MARKET?|
HERE'S TO THE PROFESSIONALS WHO SURVIVED AND SOME ADVICE TO BUYERS & OWNERS.
All of us have been waiting for some recovery in the real estate market for 6 years. Yep, we woke up in early 2007 wondering where our buyers had gone. It would later prove that 2006 -- somewhere around middle of the year -- was the end of a good run upward in real estate values in Coastal Georgia. Sellers were stunned that all of a sudden there was no activity in the Golden Isles; business just shut down. Thus began our local version of 'this economic present darkness'! Never before had a recession lasted more than 10 or 11 months. Never before had brokerage companies found themselves with no 'sales pending' files. In my 34 years of real estate sales experience I had not imagined anything like it.
So we spent 4 or 5 years watching builders and Realtors and appraisers and mortgage lenders go broke or severely cut staff. We saw many of our community banks have their doors shut by the Feds. The
Many of us are no longer in business, but a stubborn remnant of us (real estate professionals) early on decided that we'd still get up and go to work every day. Those of us whose clients endured foreclosures and bankruptcies became either victims of the same or counselors to owners of now toxic real estate. Still we survived with hopes to once again do what we do best: provide professional real estate services to customers and clients as well.
Roland L. Daniel, GRI
PREMIER, FULL RANGE OF SERVICE. We are a premier, full service real estate brokerage serving the Golden Isles marketplace--St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Brunswick and Sea Island--for over 27 years. Our primary goal is to provide the very best in local brokerage service. Whether you're buying or selling we want to be your real estate company! In addition to representing buyers and sellers, we'll help you with building and remodeling services, property development, rentals, and consulting--we hope to be invaluable to you in your property transactions here.