August 9, 2011

Agent of the Month: Valencia Stephens

Valencia Stephens

Valencia Stephens

Featured Listing

1500 Tara Place, Hampton

1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA


This two bedroom, two bathroom town home is conveniently located just south of the perimeter, but close enough to commute. The views from the front porch are amazing, as well as the view from the back of the home, which is completely glass. The natural light is unparalleled. For those of you that are Nascar fans, you can see the race live from the comfort of your own living room or go down to the stands and feel the wind in your hair from the cars passing by you at 200+ miles per hour because tickets to the races are included. This home really has it all. The amenities are beautiful and the location can not be beat.

August 4, 2011

Take a “Productive Day Off”

One piece of advice, that is especially important during these economic times, is to be sure you have your financial house in order before purchasing a home. From time to time, we will be sharing some of our favorite cost-saving tips.

According to s0me recent tips from State Farm’s Good Neighbor magazine (Spring/Summer 2011) consider this…

Take a “Productive Day Off”

This idea comes from New York Times columnist Ron Lieber. He took a day off and spent it online and on the phone working to lower interest rates, find better CD rates and get better deals on rewards cards. He also checked on his current major insurance policies to make sure they were up-to-date and still made sense for his current situation. A few hours of concentrated financial housekeeping can net a big return over the course of a year. For people really seeking to put their money matters in order, it can be a great way to get a good handle on where you stand now, and help you plan for 6-, 12- and 24-month financial goals.

August 3, 2011

Credit Cards Declined

A recent article in the Pike County Journal Reporter points out that effective August 1st, the Pike County Tax Commissioner’s office will no longer accept debit or credit cards. The tax commissioner’s office sites the high fees associated with accepting cards as the reason behind the move. The article also states that the county is in the process of getting a website set up so that these fees can be paid online. In the meantime, please remember to bring cash or check when paying your tax bills.

August 2, 2011

Agent of the Month: Valencia Stephens

Valencia Stephens

 Valencia Stephens

About Me…

I began my career in Real Estate in 2007, prior to that I worked in the motorsports industry for 10 years. I am married with two beautiful children.  We live in Meansville on a small 10 acre tract on the edge of town. I lived in Pike County as a young girl and was quite excited when my husband agreed that it would be great to move back down here from Henry County. Both of my children go to Pike County schools and I couldn’t be more pleased with the education that they are receiving. Pike County is a wonderful place to raise a family. There is nothing like small town living.

July 28, 2011

Community Spotlight: Meansville

Meansville, GA is a quaint little community located an hour south of Atlanta, GA. Meansville is located in Pike county. Other nearby cities include Zebulon, Concord, Molena, Williamson, Thomaston, Griffin & Barnesville.


Meansville, GA

Zip Code: 30256

Population: 182

Land Area: .5 sq. miles

Median Home Price: $125,267

School District:

Pike County Schools

(770) 567-8489

16 Jackson St.

Zebulon, GA


J. Joel Edwards Public Library

(770) 567-2014

585 S Highway 19

Zebulon, GA


Pike County Journal-Reporter

Pike County Times

Chamber of Commerce:

Pike County Chamber of Commerce

(770) 567-2029

416 Thomaston St.

Zebulon, GA

Local Government:

Pike County

Pike County Commissioners

Pike County Recreation Dept.

Pike County Tax Assessor

Law Enforcement:

Pike County Sherriff

Emergency:911          Non-emergency: (770) 567-8431



Georgia Power Toll-free: (888) 660-5890

Southern Rivers Energy Toll-free: (877) 358-1383

Pike Sanitation                  (770) 884-0088

Dependable Waste         (770) 567-1733

Private School:

CrossPointe Academy


If you are interested in Meansville, please give one of our agents a call today  at (770) 567-3030 and we will be more than happy to help you find your next home in this beautiful community.

July 20, 2011

Movies in the Park – Rio

Friday, July 29, 2011 – Rio

The Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority will be hosting a series of free outdoor movies this summer at the park on the lower football field at 35 Twin Oaks Rd, Zebulon, GA. The concession stand will be open or feel free to bring a picnic along with your lawn chairs & blankets. Pre-show activities will begin around 6:30pm. Inflatables & face painting will be available for a charge. The movie will begin around 8:30pm.

McLeRoy Realty’s own, Cathy Nichols, is a sponsor for the Rio showing.

July 19, 2011

Agent of the Month: Randy Schultz

Randy Schultz

The Services I Offer

Since beginning in Real Estate, I have earned two more “designations”, or qualifications.  The first one is the Accredited Buyer Representative designation (ABR).  I attended classes and was tested on information relating directly to the Buyer in the Real Estate transaction.  While every agent can represent the buyer in any transaction, an ABR can use their specialized knowledge and training to benefit the buyer.  The second designation I earned is the Electronic Real Estate Professional designation (ePRO).  Through training in the classroom and online, an ePRO is comfortable with all aspects of online real estate.  From online search engines (Google, Trulia,, social media (Facebook, etc.), and BLOGS, an ePRO is comfortable working in any electronic medium.  Texting, email, blogging, iPad, tablets, internet, pictures, videos and movies- this is the realm of the ePro.  The third designation I have is REALTOR©.  I also joined the National Association of REALTORS© (NAR) and subscribe to the National Code of Ethics.  Be sure, whoever you use for your Real Estate needs, they are a member of the NAR and subscribe to the Code of Ethics.  More designations behind the name of your agent means they are interested in furthering their knowledge and experience to make your transaction seamless and easy for you.


July 14, 2011

Community Spotlight – Griffin

Griffin, GA is the county seat of Spalding County. Other nearby cities include Experiment, Sunny Side, Zebulon, Meansville, Molena, Williamson, Thomaston, Griffin, & Concord.


Griffin, GA

Zip Code: 30223, 30224

Population: 23,887

Land Area: 14.5 sq. miles

Median Home Price: $130,769

School District:

Spalding County Schools

(770) 229-3700

216 S. 6th St.

Griffin, GA


Griffin-Spalding County Library

(770) 412-4770

800 Memorial Dr.

Griffin, GA


The Griffin Daily News

The Griffin Journal

Chamber of Commerce:

Griffin – Spalding County Chamber of Commerce

(770) 228-8200

143 N. Hill St.

Griffin, GA

Local Government:

Griffin, GA

Spalding County

Spalding County Commissioners

Spalding County Recreation Dept.

Law Enforcement:

Griffin Police

Emergency:911                  Non-emergency: (770) 229-6400

Spalding County Sherriff

Emergency:911          Non-emergency: (770) 467-4282


City of Griffin 770-229-6403
Georgia Power                    Toll Free:1-888-660-5890
Central Georgia EMC                  Toll Free: (800) 222-4877

Water – City of Griffin 770-229-6403
Trash – City of Griffin 770-229-6403
Cable – Comcast          404-266-2278
Phone – AT&T                   1-800-356-3094

 Private Schools:

Griffin Christian Academy

Grace Academy                  770-467-8220

Harvest Christian Academy         770-227-7283