Sneak Peek of our Almost Completed New Home!

We are so excited to give you a little preview of our fabulous new office. I don’t want to give too much away before our big opening—just a bit to make you want more. We still have a lot of little decorating and landscaping to do, but we are close. We love how different it is from most buildings and how many reclaimed things we were able to use. Stay tuned!

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New Year, New Team Members!

MissyHarris MikeScarborogh ToriThrower2016 is going to be an amazing year – we can just feel it! We are starting off the year with three amazing additions to our team. A hearty Three Sixty welcome to Missy Harris, Mike Scarborough, and Tori Thrower. For more information on these dynamic and passionate REALTORS, click their names below!

Missy Harris

Mike Scarborough

Tori Thrower

 

 

Our New Office is Taking Shape!

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Well…..Let’s say there is progress—and of course there is.  I am just dying to send you some exciting pictures with some cool design.  We still have piles of old doors and windows stacked outside but we have new ones inside! We also have spray foam painted white—that could be a hint of things to come. We really are moving along and soon I will have something to excite. We really want this building to say something about our company and to tell a story.  Hang on, we are closer every day!

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So hard for the dumpster diver in me not to take some of this for a project!

Number of Sales, Median Sales Price, and Average Sales Price All Reach Highest Point for the Month of June over the 11-Year Period of 2005-2015

Lee County had 188 sales in June 2015, the highest number of sales our market has had in June in the 11-year period of 2005 to 2015. Additionally, Lee County has had 850 sales year to date through June 30, 2015, a 20.2% increase from the 707 sales year to date through June 30, 2014. According to the Lee County Association of REALTORS, the Lee County housing market had sales volume of $38.6 million from existing homes and new construction homes sales and $3.2 million from condo sales in the month of June. Our market’s median sales price and average sales price also reached peaked prices for the month of June as compared to the prior 10 years. The increase in sales and decrease in inventory has brought our market’s months of supply down to 3.9 months, which is 18.8% below the prior year and the lowest our market has seen in the month of June since 2005. Lower months of supply creates increased demand, which in turn creates higher selling prices as evidenced by this month’s sales.

For a the complete detailed analysis of ACRE’s June 2015 market data, please click here.

New Office Update – Demo in Progress!

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Ok everyone, we have torn it down!! Now it is time to build it back up. We have some exciting ideas and can’t wait to get started.  We are thinking “Industrial.”  We are opening the ceiling and adding a funky catwalk upstairs.  We will have office pods and interesting conference rooms.  We really want everyone to take notice of our cutting edge design.  We want our building to be as pretty as the new street designs in Auburn.

This has to go fast, so stay turned. The next pics should show progress. We are excited!

Oh wait—I promised to tell the good and the bad on our journey.  Tricia walked in what will be the office that she and Nonet will share and the one thing that was supposed to stay–a wall of cabinets and bookshelves, was totally gone!  Oh well, we will let you know how we make lemons into lemonade.

Agent Spotlight 5 Question Quiz with Carter Hayes & Nancy Carlton Bendinger

It’s time for our 5 question quiz with our June Spotlight Agents. Enjoy these fun and interesting answers!

Carter Hayes

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1. What is your favorite word?

Sold!

Least favorite?

Gurgle

2. Who is your hero?

My mother, Lynn Hayes

3. List someone you know and describe them in 5 words.

Dad (Todd Hayes) – Hard-working, loving, witty, compassionate, intelligent

4. What is the best compliment you have ever received?

I took my grandmother to get her nails painted while she was at the nursing home, and one of the ladies said that I was an amazing grandson and that she could see the love I have for my grandmother.

5. What are you afraid of?

I am afraid of not living life to the fullest

Nancy Carlton Bendinger

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1. What is your favorite word?

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Least favorite?

Phlegm

2. Who is your hero?

My heroes are my grandparents, George Ralph and Robbie Carlton.  They were part of the greatest generation and lived up to that distinction in the fullest.  They instilled a great love of Auburn University, gardening, cooking, travel, nature and family which I will always carry with me and be reminded of them wherever I go.  They are all I aspire to be as a human, a parent, one day  many, many years from now as a grandparent.

3. List someone you know and describe them in 5 words.

Dalton Ruth Bendinger……beautiful, quirky, precocious, creative, joyful

4. What is the best compliment you have ever received?

Your daughter looks just like you.  She doesn’t, but I appreciate it and go with it b/c they obviously have never seen my husband.

5. What are you afraid of?

Failure

 

Coming Soon… A New Home for Three Sixty!

IMG_1356We are thrilled to announce an upcoming office move to a new home in the heart of downtown Auburn. Tricia and Nonet have purchased a building at 411 Opelika Road and renovations are beginning right away! The new address will make us much more accessible to Clients and Realtors® alike, which is more important than ever, as our business has grown remarkably and staff has increased from 17 to 25 employees since the first of the year.

“As longtime residents of the area, we are thrilled to be part of the renewal of Opelika Road.” Nonet Reese, Three Sixty Owner

With an aggressive 90-day renovation schedule, the official move is scheduled for this August. The new office space will be tailored to fit our innovative company, with beautiful conference rooms, pod spaces, and rental offices upstairs, as well as some great outdoor spaces for interesting landscaping.ThreeSixtyOfcElevation

“I love the idea of taking an existing building and making it into something really special.” Tricia Peterson, Three Sixty Owner

Look for more to come as we begin an exciting journey to tear down, build up, and reclaim this building and to turn it into our new home! As anyone who has ever been through a renovation knows, there will be unexpected challenges along the way that we will strive to solve in creative ways.

Next step–DEMO!

Year to Date Sales as of April 30, 2015 are 30.4% Higher than Same Period One Year Prior

Lee County has had 459 sales year to date through April 30, 2015, a 30.4% increase from the 352 sales year to date through April 30, 2014.  Additionally, April 2015’s 140 sales are an 11.1% increase from the prior year and only 7 sales shy of the peak residential sales in 2007.  According to the Lee County Association of REALTORS, the Lee County housing market had sales volume of $22 million from existing homes and new construction homes sales and $3.4 million from condos in the month of April.  The increase in sales has led Lee County’s residential home inventory to be the lowest for the month of April since 2006. Additionally, the increase in sales and decrease in inventory has brought our market’s months of supply down to 5.6 months, which is 20% below the prior year and the lowest our market has seen in the month of April since 2006. Lower months of supply creates increased demand, which in turn creates higher selling prices.

For a the complete detailed analysis of ACRE’s April 2015 market data, please click here.

Agent Spotlight – 5 Question Quiz with Martha Williams & April Coulter

It’s time for our 5 question quiz with our May Spotlight Agents. Enjoy these fun and interesting answers!

Martha Williams

1. How do you start a conversation?

I usually introduce myself and try to find something me and the other person might have in common to talk about. I really enjoy meeting new people.

2. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

I am a big sushi lover, and eel is one of my favorites! The whole rare fish thing doesn’t bother me at all. The one I don’t care for and is the strangest thing to me is octopus.

3. What types of music do you listen to?

I am all over the spectrum on this one. One minute I’m listening to Rascal Flatts and the next it’s pop music. If I’m cooking and relaxing for the night, I find some soft jazz.

4. What is something you constantly lose?

My water bottle! I am always with one and tend to loose one all the time. It is nothing for me to have four scattered through the house and car by the end of the day because I keep leaving them places.

5. Who do you go to for advice?

My four best girlfriends – one of which is my best friend since we met in kindergarten and the others in college. We have a group chat that has been going on daily since group chats were possible. Between all of us someone has been through whatever situation might arise!

 

April Coulter

1. How do you start a conversation?

“Are you originally from here?”  I enjoy hearing people’s stories about where they are from and how they got here.  I love that Auburn is a melting pot of people from all around the country and the world, with different perspectives, traditions, thoughts and ideas.

2. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

My little boy likes to experiment with food dye when helping us cook.  I know he tries to tell me it should taste the same, no matter the color, but BLUE scrambled eggs are just not appealing to me!

3. What types of music do you listen to?

Every type, I love music!  It really just depends on my mood.  From classical to jazz to pop to country and everything in between, I find that music is great to set the mood, improve your mood or make a memory.

4. What is something you constantly lose?

I didn’t often lose things before I had children.  Now, it is an every day occurrence to locate the remote control in our home!

5. Who do you go to for advice?

My mom, my husband and my close friends.  They each are intelligent, know me well and have different perspectives.  They are always honest and challenge me to be the best I can be, while also being supportive of my hopes and dreams.

Pursue your passion and find joy in doing something you love!

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Cast of “Dearly Beloved” – that’s me in the middle!

When I went to the Fox Theater recently to see “Wicked,” I literally got chill bumps and my eyes filled with water just from pure excitement at one time because of my love for live theatre. My first time to perform on stage was when I was a senior in high school in the senior play for drama class. Great memories to end the senior year!

For several years when my children were involved in the local community children’s theatre, I was the “backstage mom,” doing makeup, helping with costumes and props. I enjoyed seeing the children and teens gain confidence through performing for the entertainment of others.

It wasn’t until my kids were teens that I auditioned again through their encouragement. Well, I knew I didn’t have a chance for the part I was trying out for because the actress had to sing! There was only one song that I had sung many times that I had to hope would do the trick….”Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I had sung it to my kids when they were babies in the privacy of my home only. It worked! I had the opportunity to perform as Frankie in “Dearly Beloved” with the help of a patient voice coach and an amazing director and cast. We had the time of our lives and still share a friendship I cherish! I have performed in other shows since and helped backstage.

I volunteer on the Auburn Area Community Theatre as the Co-Volunteer Chairman, because I enjoy encouraging others to get involved in our local theatre. If you have been thinking of pursuing a passion you once had or going after a new one, I encourage you to do so! There is much joy to be had when you are doing something you love!