Navigating your Move to Augusta

Like many areas of the country, transferring to the Augusta, GA, metropolitan area may make you feel like you need a crash course in local geography. A local may tell a non-local that they live “in Augusta”, but actually live in a number of surrounding areas in neighboring counties, including the Columbia County towns of Grovetown, Evans, and Martinez, GA, and the Aiken County towns of Aiken, North Augusta, and Graniteville, SC, and a number of smaller neighborhood areas within. Each town has a unique feel and a slightly different relative location to key Augusta employers, including Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army Cyber Center for Excellence/Cyber Command, Plant Vogtle, Savannah River Site (SRS), and the Augusta medical district. Are you a golfer, a hiker, an exercise fanatic, an arts fan, a foodie, or a parent of young children in need of a good playground?

Don’t get overwhelmed. Avoid the “if only I knew about that neighborhood when we first moved here”. When choosing a Augusta real estate agent, a long-term Augusta resident can help you navigate the Augusta metro area and choose the area that fits your house hunt priorities, whether it is commute, house style or neighborhood demographic.

I’ve been a licensed real estate agent in GA/SC for almost 12 years. I’ve also earned my Seniors Real Estate Professional designation to assist those from age 55 and above who are making a transition as they enter the retirement age and the Military Relocation Professional designation, to specifically serve the military and military veteran real estate market. If you would like to talk more about moving to Augusta, contact me at (706) 736-3375. Let’s get you settled into the home of your dreams.

And, if you are transferring to Augusta for a military PCS, you may qualify for a cash rebate through U.S. Military on the Move. Reach out to me to find out if you are eligible.

Start Off 2018 By Listing Your Home

If you are considering selling your Augusta metropolitan area home this year, you may not want to wait. It’s commonly thought that homes sell more quickly in the spring and summer. However, statistics, such as this one from redfin.com, suggest that homes listed in the winter sell almost as well as homes listed in the spring and better than those listed in the summer and fall. (1) If you’ve been thinking about listing your home with an Augusta realtor, putting it on the market in the winter months has some key benefits.

  1. Lower inventory – less competition! There are typically fewer houses in the market in the winter months, meaning it’s much more likely that your listing will be viewed.
  2. Serious buyers – We may not see much snow in Augusta but we’ve certainly had some very cold days this winter and buyers ready to toss on their coat and brave shorter days to view houses are likely to be serious about finding a home.
  3. Check off that goal – Have you been casually discussing selling your home in Augusta, GA, or the surrounding metro area – including Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, GA (Columbia County) and North Augusta, Aiken, Graniteville, SC (Aiken County) – for years? You can take action now, and with the help of a good agent, potentially make your next dream a reality – in time to relax and enjoy the summer months.

If you would like to talk more about selling your home this winter, contact me at (706) 736-3375. As a licensed realtor and senior real estate professional, as well as Augusta’s best military relocation realtor, I know the Augusta real estate market, and I’d love to help you list your house and pursue your family’s next dream.

Happy selling! Carol Doman, Meybohm Realtors

(1) https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/11/home-sellers-spring-is-great-but-listing-in-winter-pays-off-too.html