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Trish Barnett

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I believe that to best serve my clients it is important to treat their real estate needs as if they were my own. I will earn your trust as we work together to reach your goals. Whether you are selling your home or searching for a new one in Florence or the surrounding Shoals Area, I will work hard using the knowledge, experience, and dedication it takes to get the results you need.

Technolgy is key in today's constantly changing market.  Utilizing the latest tools and gadgets is essential to effectively market your property around the world while keeping you updated of the most recent "just listed" and "sold" properties.

As a life-long resident of this beautiful riverside community, I assure you that life is good here in the Shoals. I personally recommend our area as a great place to live, work, to raise a family and enjoy grandchildren. I have assisted many clients from around the world whom have assured me this is a great place to retire, as well. When you're ready for a move, get the HOME Team Advantage.  Enjoy the experience and dedication you deserve. Southern hospitality and customer satisfaction guaranteed!  After all, where your story begins.

Locate your dream home with My Home Finder! My website is filled with real estate information and features a highly advanced property search system. When you register with My Home Finder you gain access to my full suite of advanced consumer tools: Access Restricted Property Details Save Searches Save individual properties to Favorites Folders Receive E-Mail notifications of new properties Get dedicated Personal Service

Finding a good neighborhood Anyone will tell you that buying a home in a good neighborhood is essential. But what things go into making one neighborhood more desirable than another? Aside from an intangible feeling about a place, there are a number of qualities that set some neighborhoods apart, such as: Good public schools nearby. Well-maintained homes and clean public areas. Close proximity to good shopping. Public facilities like parks and community centers. Doing thorough neigborhood research is critical if you truly want your home to fit your needs. Here are some basic strategies: Call City Hall You may like an area now, but you could feel differently if a football stadium or six-lane highway will be your future neighbor. Check with local officials on the zoning of neighborhoods and the likelihood of any substantial public projects. Large projects such as major road construction are planned years in advance. Resale Potential Though appreciation can be an impossible thing to predict, it's good to at least try to determine a home's resale potential. Slow selling homes may just be a function of the current market, but they could also indicate problems (or perceived problems) with the neighborhood that could affect resale. Check for any information on new industries or companies moving to the area in the future that could lead to housing demand later. I'll be happy to provide you with any info I may have. Do the Footwork Probably the most important step in researching neighborhoods is to get a first-hand look. Talk to residents, visit local schools, businesses, and parks, and get to know your way around. If you plan on using public transportation, see what options are available. Be sure to visit the neighborhood at several different times of day. Three quick ways to scope out a neighborhood: Eat at local restaurants (non-chains) to get a feel for the people. Attend a community meeting. Read the community newspaper for at least a week. In the end your impression of a neighborhood will largely be an emotional reaction. By researching the facts and future of a given neighborhood, you'll ensure that your hunches are well informed.

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