Monthly Archives: March 2020

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate receives Round Table Award and 4th Quarter award for 2019 performance

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (March 30, 2020) –Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate today announced its Brunswick office location is the recipient of the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Round Table Award for residential units in 2019 for the US South Region. In addition, the Brunswick office location was recognized for outstanding 4th quarter performance, placing first in the number of residential units sold in the region. 

The Round Table Award honors the top three network member offices from each U.S. region, ranked among offices of similar size. Hodnett Cooper Real Estate was recognized during a special ceremony at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ annual Sales Convention in Nashville earlier this month, where Missy Neu, Vice President of Development, accepted the award for the Brunswick office location.

“We are thrilled to have earned our spot as one of the top-producing network offices within our region. Our team works hard and are so committed to their clients. The credit for this achievement belongs to those dedicated agents in our Brunswick office location,” shared Pat Hodnett Cooper, owner and broker. 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, which is independently owned and operated, became a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage network, operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, in 2017. Since that time, the company and several of its Realtors have earned a host of honors and awards. 

Coronavirus Response from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Extended Family,

The health of our employees and agents, their families, and our customers is our top priority. Our office continues to operate with respect to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines.

In this uncertain time, it is our hope that we can offer you comfort and stability as your trusted real estate advisors.  Now, more than ever, HOME is important to us all. 

Our commitment to you remains the same – we will continue to provide outstanding service in all things real estate. However, the way that we do that may be a little different in the coming weeks as we minimize person-to-person contact. 

Our offices have made the following adjustments to normal operations:

  • Office visits have been limited to essential real estate functions
  • All office and company-wide meetings have been cancelled
  • Social distancing within the offices is in full effect
  • Operations and marketing staff have been set up to work remotely

Our agents and staff are available to assist you by phone (912.638.5450) and email.  You can also look for several of our team members to employ new methods of communication in our industry in order to continue to serve your real estate needs.  Virtual Open Houses, video tours, social media communication, online meetings, etc. – the list goes on.

While we can’t predict the future, we are pleased to report that business is currently up over last year.  And, while we may experience a slowdown in new business due to social distancing, we expect that it will be a temporary setback. 

We realize that many people are nervous about the future and may not know how to navigate the current real estate market. We are here to help, and we remain confident in our ability to serve your real estate needs. We are your trusted advisors and we are backed by three solid brands in the industry – Berkshire Hathaway, HomeServices of America, and Hodnett Cooper.

Pat Hodnett Cooper

Broker & Owner

Should You Manage Your Own Rentals?

The nice part about being a landlord/lady is the passive income stream, meaning you don’t have to be present to make money, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of work to be done for a rental property. You can do all the work, or hire a property manager if you’re willing to pay someone else to do all or part of what you don’t want to do.

 So which makes the most sense for you? Should you manage your own rental property in the Golden Isles? We (of course) think you should look into the Long Term Rentals program with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate. Some things you should consider:

  • residing reasonably close to your rental
  • financially able to carry the costs of your rental while vacant
  • prepared to run your rental as a real business
  • able to market your rental
  • able to meet potential renters to show the home and negotiate leases
  • willing to do background and credit checks on potential renters
  • willing to collect the rent and enforce late notices and fees
  • willing to address tenants’ complaints in a timely manner
  • willing to deal with problems at any hour, day or night
  • handy with tools or have a good reliable handyperson on call
  • unafraid to deal with and evict bad renters legally
  • willing to abide by court decisions in any tenant-landlord dispute

Depending on where you live, how many properties you own, and which services you require, you can expect different rates for your monthly rental fee to a property manager. Contact us if you are considering this option for your rental property in the Golden Isles. We’d be happy to tell you all about our program!