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Are you considering a career as a Real Estate Agent but not sure where to begin? 

Follow the four steps below on how to obtain your real estate license from start to finish and you will be on your way to an exciting career in real estate.

Step One:  Meet The Requirements

In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age

  2. Be a resident of the state you are applying a license for (unless seeking a non-resident license)

  3. Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency

  4. Complete a 75-hour salesperson pre-license course

  5. Pass a state real estate examination

(Research your state requirements as they may

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Commercial Real Estate News

By Alex Griffin | Investment Associate | Beman Group
Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial

A new decade has begun, being led by what is certain to be an interesting year: 2020. The Roaring Twenties have begun again and this year will bring about uncertainty in politics (election year), the economy (longest expansion in US history and ongoing trade wars), and geopolitical concerns (Iran, Russia, China, etc.). With real estate, I expect there to be a lot of surprises as well, and I hope to highlight a lot of the news in real estate throughout the year. That being said, here are 3 news stories to kick start your 2020!

Heitman Names Top Real Estate Markets
Real estate investment manager, Heitman, has named their top three metro markets for global real

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Millenial Homebuyers

Millennial homebuyers are most definitely changing the Real Estate landscape. Although the internet has changed things for almost everyone, these digital natives are far more reliant on the internet than the previous generations. Millennials research everything and they know exactly what they want.  With tons of options and available resources, Gen Y’ers, are very informed decision-makers. When looking for a home, they will most likely turn to the internet and not from a computer, but from their phones. So, a real estate app with professional photos opens the door to millennial homebuyers. 

With a long wish list, Millennials are expecting everything to be just right before signing a contract. Research shows the top FIVE things Millennials look for

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Prepare your Home for Winter

After an extremely long and hot Summer, most of us are more than happy to welcome Fall with open arms.  While Autumn is a cozy season with its peaceful scenery of mustard and orange leaves; the cheers of college football fans; and pumpkin spice everything- it’s also a time to prepare for the inevitable; Winter.  And even though it’s unlikely that a snow blizzard will occur here in the south, there are still some preparation tasks you will want to tackle before temperatures take a dip.

Inspect Your Heating Service:  

Don’t wait for it to get cold to discover your heating system is not working.   Once the cold weather hits, HVAC service providers will start to book up and it could take days before someone can come out to service your heater. Now

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What makes a property stand out compared to other properties in the neighborhood?  Curb Appeal!   It makes no difference if you’re a homebuyer or seller or a real estate investor, curb appeal matters.   A well maintained and inviting front yard will not only boost your selling price, but it will also help your property sell faster.   It’s a tried and true method that real estate professionals use to attract more potential clients to a property.

Here are a few ideas to enhance the curb appeal, without breaking the bank.

House Numbers:   Are the address numbers visibly appealing? Are they rusty and old? If the numbers need an update or aren’t easily visible, run to your nearest hardware store. Find medium-sized numbers that complement the style of

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A career as a real estate agent certainly has a lot of perks and opens the door to rewarding opportunities.  You can be your own boss, set your own hours, and choose the clients you work with while having complete control of your income potential.  Your income cap can be virtually limitless! What’s more, Blanchard and Calhoun Institute of Real Estate 75-hour pre-licensing courses provide all the preparation you need to become a licensed real estate agent.

At Blanchard and Calhoun, we are a sales force of highly trained agents with the backing of a full support system.  We have built success by simply providing support and training to all of our agents, leaders, and staff.  We are always looking to grow our team of motivated real estate

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Augusta GA Real Estate

Moving to Augusta, GA? Make moving a lot easier with the help of a Relocation Specialist at Blanchard and Calhoun.   Through our relocation department, our real estate agents specialize in relocating families across the U.S. and also to the CSRA. By working with a Blanchard and Calhoun real estate agent,  you can rest easy knowing that our specialist will guide you through the process of relocating to a new area. Our agents will be able to help individuals and their families find their ideal home to meet any search criteria. Whether you’re looking for a city to city comparison for the cost of living, with housing, school systems, or more.  Our relocation specialists have an in-depth knowledge of Augusta and its surrounding areas. With this knowledge,

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Blanchard and Calhoun Top Broker

Augusta, GA- March 19, 2019- Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Real Estate announced today that it has been named Top Leasing Firm and Director Davis Beman has been named Top Industrial Leasing Broker in the 2018 CoStar Power Broker Awards for the Augusta/Richmond County Market. The Awards are presented by CoStar Group, Inc., the leading organization recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in their respective markets, along with recognizing professionals in several Commercial Real Estate categories including office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing and sales.

“We highly value all of our Broker partnerships such as CoStar and are honored to be recognized as Top Leasing Broker and Firm in the Augusta CRE

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With the cyber wave beginning to grow, Augusta's apartment market is primed for growth, making our market attractive for investment. Buoyed by two stable industries, Military and Healthcare, Augusta has seen steady, albeit low rent growth for the past decade or so, but with conservative estimates showing Fort Gordon bringing an additional 14,000 employees and dependents to Augusta by 2023, rent growth should exceed the national average for the next few years. Also aiding rent growth is the lack of new development over the past decade, specifically in the luxury market.

There are a few reasons for limited development. First, land prices in the area have been low, keeping new home prices down, thereby making home ownership attractive relative to

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Blanchard and Calhoun Rainmaker

As corporate relocation opportunities continue to become more expensive and scarce in comparison to a few years ago, our relocation team has increased its focus on home-grown opportunities.  Augusta, Ga. is home to Fort Gordon, a United States Army base, which houses critical missions including cyber command and the signal corp.  With more than 30,000 employees crossing into and out of Fort Gordon’s gates daily, our relocation team zeroed in on the giant opportunity right in front of us. 

Military on the Move® has been Blanchard and Calhoun’s go-to marketing program to serve military families in our area since we rolled it out in 2015.  Its popularity among our agents has grown annually since day one, and we’ve noticed it becoming an increasingly

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