A Big Welcome to September and the delights of Autumn! We have been longing for the invigorating cooler temperatures, brighter day time and night time skies, the seasonal changes of landscape colors, the sounds of our graceful guests from Canada as they soar over area lakes and skies.

The busy Fall schedules and activities are evident everywhere with heavier traffic patterns. So many athletic and educational events and long check-out and admission lines. Our Mississippi Association of Realtors convention is in early October where Adam will be installed as the 2019 State President. Our team will be in full support at his inaugural event in Pointe Clear, Alabama- a big celebration, indeed!

Just four more short months in 2018! A wake-up call to review our personal and professional goals for 2018 that are yet to be met. Checking my own list, I note that Lavon and I have not cruised the Mississippi River on the Mississippi Queen. I also observe that my 20 pound weight loss goal is stuck between 3-4- ugh! There are a few of you on our mailing list who could remind me that your property does not yet have a SOLD sign on it. I pledge to you and to myself that I will use that extra energy from upcoming cooler temperatures to focus with renewed vigor! Thankfully, our entire team is focused on generating the best possible results!

Recent Stats to Demonstrate Quicker Results for Our Sellers

Christy McLemore, team listing coordinator, recently studied the 13 listings which our team has listed this year after a competing real estate company failed to sell. The findings were pretty amazing! The 13 properties were listed by the other real estate companies for an average of 268 days. After our team listed these same properties, they were all sold within an average of 59 days. This “team difference” makes these results achievable!

            Another interesting fact was recently brought to our attention by Christy’s research. In 2018, our team has sold 23% more of our listings taken than other competing companies in our area MLS and 13% more of our listings than our closest competitor. Of course, this does not mean that we accomplish the sale of every property; however, selling every listed property is our goal!

Congratulations to Ki Bradford, team Client Care Specialist! She was accepted and is now enrolled for evening classes in the Masters of Communications program at USM. Ki expects to complete the program in 2019.

New Fall Inventory- Go to our website (www.allstarteam.com) to view some interesting new properties coming on the market this month! Also, note that some of the properties on larger lots or on a lake or golf course have drone videos available including some community amenities.

Midtown in Motion- A new face has already developed between US Highways 59 and 49 and beyond on Hardy Street into Southeast Hattiesburg and below US 59, especially the former Oak Grove strip shopping area. Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic, and USM are central and critical foundations for the new development which is rapidly taking shape. Hotel Indigo, the first of this world-wide chain of boutique hotels in Mississippi, is now open for business. In addition to trains and timber which represent Hattiesburg’s history, Hattiesburg’s Indigo features Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center and the University of Southern Mississippi.

“Midtown” is the new buzz word in the residential community, and it has already begun to impact home vales and demand. We are grateful to the visionary leaders and investors who have so successfully launched this far-reaching, quality of life development for our greater Hattiesburg area.

Truly, it is an exciting time in the life of our Hattiesburg area. While we share an abundance of challenges, we are grateful for the many opportunities before us. We trust we will be good stewards of our numerous resources.

It is a joy for our team to have the privilege to serve as your Realtor. Happy and blessed Autumn to each of you!

DeLois & Team