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Star Chat with DeLois

by DeLois Smith

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 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 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.

 

 

Other All Star news events I would like to share from the fast-moving 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 allstarteam.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

Summer brings more activity to Hattiesburg market

by Adam Watkins

Welcome to the “Dog Days of August!”  We’ll see how well August 2013 lives up to its moniker and how welcome those days will be.  For the most part, this summer has seemed “cooler” in temperature, but our market has been more active overall than in the past two summers.  We experienced the biggest June in our team’s history…closing a total of 46 sales in the month (26 in the final week alone)!  June was also the second highest month of closed sales ever. Total sales volume is up about 18% market-wide on average, according to the Hattiesburg Association of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  The largest sales volume areas of Oak Grove, Petal, and Southwest Hattiesburg have seen average volume increases between 18% and 28%.  The only sector of Hattiesburg City that is running counter to this trend is Northwest Hattiesburg where volume is down 31% over the same time period last year.  Sumrall and Purvis markets have experienced volume increases of 30% and 35% respectively over 2012.  However, the average sales price according to the MLS has dipped slightly (down 1%) over a year ago from $145,505 to $143,466 as of this writing.  Additionally, the total properties active on the MLS are up by 6% over last year from 2,399 to 2,558.   

What does all of this mean?  I interpret it to mean that buyer activity has definitely increased - having built-up over the last several years as people postponed purchasing decisions due to uncertainty in the market.  Now, with low interest rates, stability in the employment market returning, and the belief that prices are going to trend upward in the coming year, buyers have returned with greater confidence.  Some of them are recognizing the value of owning in economic terms (such as tax deductions, low costs of borrowing, inflation protection, and appreciation potential).  Others recognize that home is more than a monetary decision - it’s a place that can return value to their family in ways that can’t always be calculated in the terms of a dollar.  Value like pride of ownership; personal enjoyment of a place they own; a stage for making memories - raising their families; or adapting their lifestyle to a place absent of children but welcoming to grandchildren.  To many, these are the most important reasons for home ownership that pay the largest return. 

 Even though buyer activity has increased, I believe the data shows us that sellers must still remain realistic about the price and condition they present to the market.  Volume and activity have increased, but so has the standing inventory of active listings (up 6%).  This means that some of the increase in demand is being balanced by an increase in supply.  In some price ranges (see our monthly Market Update), buyers must be prepared to expect less flexibility from sellers as they negotiate a purchase agreement.  Simultaneously, in other price ranges, sellers must recognize that there really are other choices on the market where buyers can negotiate better terms.  As a rule of thumb, 4 to 6 month supplies are considered to be in equilibrium; less than 4 months favors sellers; more than 6 months favors buyers.  

 The bottom line is that as our market is shifting once more, you need to be informed about the specifics of the location and price range activity of the property you own by professionals who have experience and understanding of how those trends impact the sale of a property.  In the near term, we must be mindful of the recent increase in interest rates that has driven purchasing activity, presumably with buyers trying to lock in rates before they could increase further.  It remains to be seen if this will result in a slow down in buyer activity in future months, since some buyers that may have planned to purchase in November are now purchasing in August instead.  A similar pattern resulted following the first-time home buyer tax credit that expired in the spring of 2010.  Eventually, activity returns because the need for housing is ever-present - regardless of what the interest rates might be.  To put it in perspective, even though rates are up about 1% over 8 to 12 weeks ago, they still remain in the 4% range, which pales in comparison to the interest rates of the 90’s, and especially the 80’s.  Overall, the opportunities for buyers in our market remains very strong.

 I hope you’ll take the time to take a look at our August Tour of Homes schedule included in this edition of Star Chat.  Our tour format allows you the opportunity to preview several homes in one afternoon. We strategically open them in 30 minute increments all over our area to allow purchasers to see more homes in one time period.  Our team members will be hosting each home on the tour.  You will find the schedule posted on our website at www.allstarteam.com the week before the tour, as well as on our team’s Facebook page.  So, be sure to like our page on Facebook and “share” the schedule with someone you know who could benefit from the opportunity to tour these homes. 

 It was wonderful to see well over a hundred of you at our annual July 4th Celebration at Canebrake Clubhouse!!!  It seems every year our team walks away saying, “This was the best one yet!”  This year was no different.  We look forward to this event each year and begin planning it in the late winter of each year.  Just know that you and your family are always welcome at this celebration.  So mark it on your calendar for next year!  We hope that those of you who attended were rewarded with a great experience, fantastic food, and the opportunity to catch up with us, catch up with old friends, and even make some new ones!!!  We are thankful for those of you who took special part in the program by speaking, singing, and showing that American spirit as you proudly wore your red, white, and blue.  We’ve shared a few photos in this newsletter, but have more posted on our Facebook page.  Be sure to “Like” us and tag yourself in the photos!  At the event we had attendees guess how many sales we’d closed in the last decade…one of you suggested 55,000!  We’ve got a little over 52,000 to go to make that mark, so keep those referrals coming!  As always, we are honored to serve you and those you care about.

From Debra's Desk

by Debra Pace

What a record year we are heading towards in this market.  The interest rates are moving up, so if you are waiting for a better deal, please do not hesitate much longer.  My sweet couple buying their first home this month was sad to see their payments had gone up by $150.00 per month since the rates were in the 3% range when we initially started looking for homes.  

With that record year, come more great clients.  I appreciate every one of the people that I have helped.  I learn something from each person and with each transaction.  Most of my clients end up being friends, staying in my cell phone as contacts.  I love the random text that I receive from them wishing me well or needing help with something.  Having someone call me as a referral from a past client is equivalent to receiving a trophy at the end of the game - you know you did something right to receive the honor.  

Speaking of doing something right….If you want to invest in real estate, it’s a great time to consider that.  I have a few investors that I represent and some will make a very handsome profit from rehabilitating (flipping) investment and estate properties this year.  Sure, it’s getting more competitive, but if you have someone knowledgeable about the market watching for you, the possibilities are awesome.   It’s all about timing, location, condition, and price.  Personally, I love seeing the before and after projects.  So, if you are ready to dabble or do it full time, call me for a meeting to discuss the details.  Let’s sell something together!

I want to close by giving thanks to our staff.  We have the very best staff working behind the scenes to make us look awesome.   It’s a true definition of teamwork that clients should be proud to have representing them.  We could not be as successful as we are without each of them:  Ben, Josh, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Hulene, and Andrew.  In addition, we have the best and probably the only Stager in town Vickie, who does amazing transformations on our listings.  All of them are amazing individuals and a lot of fun to work with.  

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a great school year!

So this is "Back to School"

by Jennifer Beightol

It is almost time to get back to the usual routine.  Hard to believe – summer seems to have just started - but yes – it is time to gear up for back to school. Registration is underway.  LISTS of school supplies will soon be available. Back packs – mechanical pencils – baby wipes – loose leaf paper –Kleenex – crayons and markers – will overflow the store shelves at Wal-Mart, Target, Office Depot and the Dollar Stores. 

As back to school time approaches - it is as if you could almost smell the freshly waxed floors of the classroom.

This year is going to be a little different at our house….the usual routine of back to school won’t be so usual. This year is the year our daughter begins her college career. If you think (like I did) the kiddos need a bunch of stuff to go to school in K – 12, well just you wait. Very market savvy companies have very sophisticated marketing campaigns targeted at those 18 to 22 year olds … they have LISTS – lists that let college students know about all the things they will need to be successful in their studies (cause that is why they are going to college…right?). Admittedly, some of the things are truly necessary – others – well - maybe not so much. Here is a sampling of some of the must or should haves on LISTS we have seen ….and purchases we have made. 

Duct Tape; Hurley 15” Backpack; Cocoon GRID-IT organizing system; Door Mirror;  Incase Neoprene Pro Sleeve; Speck SmartShell case; Tooth brush; HP Photosmart Printer; Laptop; Camera; Umbrella;  LaCie 500GBPorsche Design P’9223US; Mobee Magic Charger; Q-tips; Flash light; Antibiotic cream;  Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone; Pillow; Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Speaker; Hand Vac; Steamer; Water Pitcher w/ Filters; Coffee Maker; Curtain Panels; Body Pillow; Bed Bug Spray; Surge Protector; Ramen Noodles; Ethernet Cable; Pizza Cutter; Board Games; Snow Shovel; Band aids; Sheets XLT; Mattress Pad; Memory foam Mattress topper; Bedcaddy; Bicycle; Sleep mask;   oh yes and pens, paper, pencils and a desk lamp.

I think we have successfully navigated the “LISTS.” The only necessary items left to get are the pens, paper, pencils …oh yes… and a desk lamp.

 

BEST WISHES TO ALL FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR

PLEASE STOP FOR CROSSING GUARDS AND SCHOOL BUSES.

Changes big and small are all around

by DeLois Smith

Dear Friends,

What a refreshing beautiful spring/early summer we have enjoyed locally! Of course, this came after the February tornadoes and the loss of 560 of our local homes. For now, the magnificent magnolias, daylilies, gardenias, and hydrangeas are a daily delight. 

Our family enjoyed our BIG graduation event in Vancouver where my daughter DeLisa was awarded a doctorate in soil sciences from the University of British Columbia. She has gained respect from her professional peer group for her research and practical application in sustainable, regional food resources. Grandson Andrew, a senior agri-econ major at Mississippi State, is involved this summer in a fascinating work/research project related to solutions for the diminishing water resources in the Mississippi Delta. It is encouraging to see our younger generations involved in these important issues of feeding future generations. 

Opportunities abound in the housing market but challenges remain! The shape of home ownership and housing markets has changed dramatically and will continue to change. This fact is locally obvious and it was highlighted recently at the Realtors 2013 Mid Year Legislative Meeting and Expo. 

Pine Belt Real Estate Snapshot

  • Our average team home sale is $181,258, the lowest is 5 years. The local MLS Average is $138,874 currently. 
  • Homebuyer expectations are high -  
  • • unwilling to compromise for a home that does not accomodate their personal lifestyle choices
  • • exceptional value often including neighborhood amenities
  • • almost always immaculate condition with no deferred maintenance. 
  • The $150,000-$299,000 has returned to a significantly higher market demand. The $150,000 and below has consistantly been at higher demand; but, the $300,000 and above demand remains soft.
  • Nearly all of the speculative new construction is below $250,000.
  • Fewer move-up buyers; increase in move-down buyers.
  • Slightly higher interest rates and higher PMI costs.
  • Price sensitivity for both buyers and sellers.

“Residential mobility has been falling since the 1990s from 20% then to 12% now. In the future, proposed regulations requiring larger down payments could also significantly impact mobility.” - NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. 

“Homes, on the whole, remain very affordable. Only 13% of medium family income is being consumed by mortgage payments versus 24% in 2006.” - Kiplenger Letter

The majority of current home owners will have new record-low interest rates. They are unlikely to give their low rates up to buy a new home. 

Homeownership continues to help build wealth especially for lower to middle income families, despite the recent housing crisis.

Right now is a special “moment in time” to buy a home or invest in rental property. Our buyer specialists stand ready to help your family locate a new home for your family or an investment to help you hedge against inflation. 

Looking forward to seeing you and your families at our 14th Annual July 4th Celebration! 

Your Grateful Realtors,

 

DeLois & Team

Realtor.com app provides quality home search

by Josh Bellew

Realtor.com AppOver the past year that I have been with The All Star Team, I have been asked numerous times about the best way to search for homes using a mobile device. In today’s market, there are many different options for the home buyer looking for that perfect home, including mobile versions of agent’s websites and truly dedicated apps from national search companies. You can spend more time searching for a search tool than actually searching for a home. So after a year of trying out all of the options, I am ready to give my stamp of approval.


After experimenting with countless mobile websites and popular mobile apps on both Apple and Android devices, I have found myself always reverting back to the Realtor.com app. The Realtor.com app, in my opinion, was the easiest to navigate and worked consistently across all platforms. It also gives you the ability to communicate with your Buyer’s Agent in a convenient format. Here are several of the features that keep me going back to the Realtor.com app while searching for houses.


The most up to date home information. Realtor.com is linked directly with the Hattiesburg MLS, the listing service used by all Realtors in the Hattiesburg area. When we list a home, change a price, or update a status, Realtor.com receives this information in about 15 minutes and makes the appropriate changes. Other apps like Zillow and Trulia can take up to 2 or 3 days to update.


Location based home searches – This is one of my favorite features of the Realtor.com. It can detect the general area you are in and show you homes that are within a certain radius. This is incredibly useful if you like to search for homes by driving in the areas you like. Sometimes you may not know there is an excellent neighborhood tucked away in the woods off the major highways, but now you will be able to scout out the area without wasting time.


Full screen photo slide show. The Realtor.com app offers a great way to view the home photos. Once you are looking at the listing, just touch the photo of the home and a full screen slide show pops up that allows you to easily swipe through the photos.


Open House list – We all like an open house. It’s a great way to quickly view a house you’re interested in, especially when you are just starting your search. Realtor.com gives the agents in our area the ability to list our Open Houses. Curious if there are any Open Houses while you’re searching? Just go to the app’s home screen and click Open Houses. If any are scheduled, you will see a list of addresses and times. (Be sure to check it out before our Tour Of Homes each month.)


Collaborative Search – One of the most useful features of the Realtor.com app is the ability to connect with our Buyer Agents while you are searching for a home. The app allows you to sync your login with the agent you are working with. You can then easily let the agent know which houses you are interested in and request a showing of a specific house. Once connected, your agent will be able to recommend houses that you may be interested in, allowing you to easily view the home and let your agent know your thoughts. If you would like to connect with your agent on the Realtor.com app, just ask and they will email you an invitation to connect.
These are just a few of the many features that make this my “go-to” app when searching for homes. As always, if you ever have a question about searching for homes online, feel free to give me a call or, better yet, stop by the office and say hello.

Download the realtor.com app here.

Star Chat from DeLois

by DeLois Smith

Dear Friends,
This really is my 40th year to serve in the intense and ever-changing role as a Residential Realtor in the greater Hattiesburg Area. I have loved the opportunity to be closely connected with families of the area who were buying and selling their homes. Frequently, I have had the joy of working with first, second and even third generations and sometimes it has been the estate homes of friends that I have had close personal relationship for many years. Those are the sad times of reflecting on the brevity of life.
My passion for helping families buy or sell their homes is as intense as it was in August 1973 when I first convinced a young family that 910 Quinn Street should be their “home sweet home” at $16,500.00. Adam says, “Selling a family home to DeLois is like a dose of Vim and Vigor!”
In 1977, when we first opened Hattiesburg’s first franchised office, Hattiesburg Gallery of Homes, our very first clients were Dr. John and Cathy Dudley as they sold their first home on Prince George and purchased their current home in SW Hattiesburg.
My 40 years of local experience has taken me through two major recessions; no financing in the early 70’s except owner financing or FHA or VA Assumption; interest rates from 16-21% in the 80’s; a steady annual appreciation of 3% from 1990-2005; Katrina and recent tornadoes with a loss or severe damage to 560 local homes; and now New Hope!
“The most significant differences between 2012 and 2013 is in single word: Confidence
– consumer confidence is at its highest level in almost five years. Consumers
believe that real estate is a safe investment. They are also feeling a need to get in the market before it’s too late.” RIS Media Real Estate.
Market strategy, negotiating skills and trend spotting have never been more critical
to buyers and sellers than right now. If you have needed or wanted to make a move in the past five year, Now is the time! Here are some important facts for your consideration:
• Cheaper to Buy than rent – Today it is 44% cheaper to buy versus rent.
• Mortgage Rates Moving Forward- The MBA projects 30 year mortgage rates will be 4.3% by the end of the year.
• Cumulative appreciation by 2017 – Locally I expect to be in the 15% range over the next five years.
• Move-up Buyer Savings – Currently a young family can move from a home in the $150,000 range with higher rate financing to $200,000 without an increase in payment. In the $300,000 - $400,000 with a $100,000 increase in value, there is likely to be money left over!
Our team of cutting edge professionals has never been better equipped to help you move smoothly through the process of marketing your current home and helping
you and your family get well positioned to meet your present and future home ownership needs.
In my 40 years of service to home buyers and sellers, I’ve not seen a better opportunity!
Call us to help you, your friends, or family move!

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by DeLois Smith

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they have already. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until you see it in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have gone up in the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little further but interest rates go up, it could cost you even more to service a mortgage on an identical home!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates and low home prices, rather than to hope for a further break in prices in the future.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

Jennifer's Journal - March 2013

by Jennifer Beightol

My name is Jennifer Beightol. I am the Listing Coordinator here at The DeLois Smith All Star Team, Realtors. Like many of you, my husband and I are not originally from Hattiesburg. It has been nearly thirteen years since we made the decision to move to Hattiesburg. We wanted our daughter to have the opportunity to grow up in the same type of environment that we had grown up in. You know that wholesome “Walton’s-like”… life centers around family, church, community and oh yea … Ike Godsey’s Store… type of environment.


Definitely not the fast paced work around the clock environment we were living in Atlanta. So we packed the truck, loaded the van and moved ourselves and our five year old to Hattiesburg. It was a difficult transition at first, especially for the five year old who wondered where the rest of the mall was. But, I am pleased to report we adapted and for the most part have been very happy with the move.


Hattiesburg delivered! Family was a big reason for our move to Hattiesburg. It was very important to us that our daughter be raised around her extended family….to have that connection. At the time of our move my husband’s immediate family had also relocated to the “Burg” from Waynesboro. Now we were no longer the only Beightol’s in town. It was a wonderful change to be able to have Sunday lunch with family again. We found an amazing church. I am still often awed by their caring, goodness and generosity.


Ours is just one of the churches in Hattiesburg… there are many… filled with wonderful people doing wonderful things. I am proud and humbled to say we have been warmly invited to worship with quite a few of them. The church truly is a cornerstone of life in Hattiesburg.


The people of Hattiesburg treat you like a neighbor. This is never more evident than in the wake of disaster. Following the tornado of February 10, so many members of the community came together to help people they never met take those first steps back to normal. That is just the way things are in the “Burg”. Oh yea… I can’t forget… Ike Godsey’s Store – well Hickman’s and Kress Department Store might be a thing of the past …and the Mom and Pop curb stores of our youth might not be exactly what they once were… but the children have their hang-outs and gentlemen still get together for coffee and conversation. So as far as achieving that goal of a “Waltons-like” environment for our daughter to grow up in…Hattiesburg may not be Walton’s Mountain… but it is a pretty great place to raise a family.

Adam's Thoughts - March 2013

by Adam Watkins

We greet March with thankfulness! Given the “Mississippi Miracle” or “Hattiesburg Miracle” that our community experienced on February 10th, we can’t help but be thankful! As we consider the miles of damage created by the EF-4 tornado that traveled through Oak Grove, Hattiesburg, Petal, and surrounding areas, the more thankful we become. Personally, I’m awestruck at the simultaneous manifestation of God’s power and God’s protection. The fact that there were no casualties amidst utter devastation is quite a miracle indeed! Especially when you consider that the tornado glazed by Forrest General Hospital and over several churches (on a Sunday) as well as a university where students were largely out of town because of a holiday.


In fact, several of our team members were actually hosting nearly two dozen open houses that afternoon during our monthly Tour of Homes - all within the general path of the tornado. We had team members criss-crossing the area between tour locations as the tornado sliced through the community. There were a lot of phone calls and text messages made to assure everyone’s safety. We praise God for His protection, and we stand ready to serve our neighborhoods as we recover. We know we can do this because we’ve done it before. Our Katrina experience taught us a lot of lessons that we can apply here, and we intend to combine that experience with our resolve to forge ahead!


In spite of all these events, we see the beginnings of sustained improvements within our local real estate market. The first 50 days of this year are pointing to a trend of increased market activity. Year-over-year data from the Hattiesburg Multiple Listing Service (MLS) shows the number of homes under contract, homes sold, and sales volume to be up 54%, 6%, and 11% respectively. These increases are offset to some degree as our level of supply remains elevated, with a 1% increase in homes actively on the market over the same time period last year. Prices in most price ranges also appear to have stabilized. How long this trend will last depends on a multitude of factors, as you can imagine. These factors include long term interest rates, the financial impacts on employers of the new health care legislation, and the employment climate of the Hattiesburg Metro area. Regardless of these unknowns, we certainly welcome the improvements.


We do recognize, however, that to hundreds upon hundreds of our community members and families, market trends and market improvements are not nearly as important as putting the pieces of their lives back in place. These families are experiencing a tremendous sense of loss as they grapple with the destruction of their homes, businesses, and places of employment - and for some - as they recover from any injuries they sustained. It has been heart-warming to witness our churches and volunteer organizations sweep in and offer aid with efficiency and tremendous support. These volunteers are a part of what makes our area a special place to live. We’re dedicated to being a part of that support system. Almost immediately following the February 10th events, we began receiving phone calls and requests to assist those in need of housing - whether rental or purchase. We’ve even had some investors step in and purchase properties that are suitable for storm victims to lease as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives. We can’t help but be inspired by these community helpers, and are honored to join them.


One of our client couples had a particularly touching reaction to these events - I’ll call them Jim and Jane. Jim and Jane have the benefit of life experience, having lived in their Hattiesburg home for many, many years. After the events of February 10th, they were faced with the overwhelming loss of their home, and the widespread devastation of their neighborhood. They needed a “new place” to start again, and we are grateful to have been able to help them find that new place. As they stepped out of the elevator on their way to leave our office, Jane said, “Well Jim, let’s go start the rest of our lives.” Her words weren’t filled with bitterness or resentment. Instead, they were filled with a sense of wonder and resolve. How inspiring and humbling! We have a tremendous responsibility to the Jims and Janes out there, and we are ready to fulfill that responsibility. Please don’t hesitate to call on our team. We are anxious to help you and/or your loved ones “start the rest of [your] lives” just like Jim and Jane.


Moving forward…


Adam & The Team

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Bringing you home...again and again!
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Hattiesburg MS 39402
601.545.3900
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The All-Star Team, REALTORS brings you over 200 years of accumulated experience along with the most innovative marketing strategies in the real estate industry. We specialize in the real estate properties located in Hattiesburg, Oak Grove, Petal, Sumrall, Purvis, Columbia, and the entire Pine Belt region. Put The All-Star Team, REALTORS® to work for you as you consider your next home sale or purchase. Experience the team approach to real estate and make us your REALTOR® for life! See how The All-Star Team, REALTORS® really is bringing the Pine Belt home again and again.