Athens, GA Real Estate Blog


Brenda Blanton


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Got the home sold fast

by Brenda Blanton

Brenda got the house sold, fast! Gave guidance on how to stage, and when the buyer made an offer, supplied names of workers to make several small repairs.

Brenda knows more about Athens real estate than anyone..

by Brenda Blanton

Brenda knows more about Athens real estate -- the neighborhoods, the trends, the people -- than anyone. And she's great to work with. It's a little strangle to be involved in big transaction with so much at stake and have your agent be more focused and driven than you are, but that's how it is with  Brenda. She was tremendous help to us in devising a negotiating strategy that got us into our first house in Athens for $25,000 below the asking price. Brenda has relationships that let her get to the bottom of what's going on with a house, and other agents and vendors have so much respect for her that she is a great asset to her clients.

Advocate and Integrity

by Brenda Blanton

The main two words that come to mind when I think of working with Brenda is advocate and integrity. She's extremely knowledgeable, energetic, responsive and trustworthy. She's extremely honest (you or those that you are dealing with may not always want to hear what she has to say) but she is  always looking out for us. It was a quality that we needed several times while buying our house and we are so glad that Brenda was representing us!


The Kind of Realtor Everyone Needs

by Brenda Blanton

Brenda was the kind of realtor everyone needs. My house was listed after school had started for the year which was a negative. Brenda had someone looking at the house almost every day and I had a contract on it within four weeks. It needed many issues repaired and she was able to get the correct repair people immediately. She knows the area and she knows how to get things done. 


We were so lucky to have met her..

by Brenda Blanton

We have been working with Brenda Blanton for over two years. Being out of state clients, Brenda kept us up to date on listings as soon as they became available, giving us the best chance to purchase a property in the area we desired. Having lived in Athens for a significant amount of time, she was so knowledgeable about the area, and could recommend different neighborhoods to us according to our needs. She always made time for us whenever we were in town, even when making unexpected visits. She was always pleasant and accommodating, and has become a good friend to us, now that we have purchased a property in Athens. We would highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Athens area. She is by far the best and we were so lucky to have met her to help us purchase our home in Athens! 


Brenda went out of her way

by Brenda Blanton

We needed to sell a home so we could move into a Continuing Care Retirement Home. If we waited until our name came up at the home, we had only 90 days to move in or lose the place. The house next door had the same floor plan and features as ours. It went on the market and did not sell for over 230 days. So we put our house on the market thinking we might sell it in 6 months. Well, Brenda said we should list it before Christmas because parents of people in Athens might be in town looking for property to move near children. She was right. Unlike the house next door, we had an offer within a week. She helped us negotiate a deal that worked. She helped us get the house fixed up with the problems pointed out by the buyers house inspector. The buyer seemed hesitant, but Brenda met with her, and the deal did stand up. Brenda went out of her way to help us at closing. She would have been willing to have the closing be a remote closing in her office, so we could get on the road and drive 600 miles to our new home, but we decided to stay and close with the buyer although it was 80 miles away in Atlanta. That was okay because we could leave directly from there. Brenda came to that closing, and called to make sure we were okay on the road and called again after we arrived. We knew Brenda was an excellent agent 8 years earlier she had helped us sell our previous two story home and purchase a one floor patio home. She was knowledgeable not only about the transactions and how to complete them, but also about the quality of the builder of the new home we bought. She helped us obtain a housing inspector and an appraiser. 


Good Guidance

by Brenda Blanton

Brenda gave us good guidance but didn't push her opinions on us. She was available to us when we wanted or needed to speak with her, always returning our calls in a timely manner. The marketing of our home, including online pictures and the virtual tour, met our expectations. We were confident in  Brenda as our representative, looking out for our interest.


Amazing to work with..

by Brenda Blanton

Brenda was amazing to work with. She is very knowledgable about the area, construction and the real estate market. Brenda was able to fit us in when we first got into town when considering relocating to the Athens area. She drove us around and showed us the town, areas of interest and some communities that would be a good fit for our family. When we decided to move from St Louis to Georgia, we chose Brenda to be our agent and it was the best decision we made. She searched for properties and sent us pictures and her opinions on several homes when we were still in St Louis, which was a huge help for when we flew down over a weekend to look for our dream home. She did so much leg work before we arrived that we were able to put a contract down on our new home before lunch on our first day. She made the process a breeze. She was there every step of the way through construction to closing. She stays in contact and I know she has her clients' best interests in heart. I highly recommend working with Brenda. 


We came to Brenda at the recommendation of our relocation company. She met with us promptly and got our house listed. Houses in our neighborhood typically take 6 to 10 months to sale. Brenda had multiple offers on our house in 4 days! We accepted one of the offers for a higher price than we expected. Brenda's knowledge of the local market( and potential buyers) was invaluable. Chad Clark is Brenda's assistant. Chad was a tremendous help in the nuts-and-bolts of the listing and sale process.


Very Customer Friendly!

by Brenda Blanton

Mrs. Brenda Blanton is an excellent realtor and she is very customer-friendly! She advises on many aspects of owing home and she is always there to help and support her customers. She is very quality conscious and she doesn't compromise with quality. I bought two homes with her guidance and I do not have any hesitation in recommending her!



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Brenda S. Blanton, Broker, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
524 Hill Street
Athens GA 30606
706-714-4509 (mobile)
706-613-6040 (office)

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