Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Lake Murray - Taste of Lake Murray / Fourth of July Fireworks

Coming March 20th...
Taste of Lake Murray

The biggest event on Lake Murray each summer is the spectacular fireworks show during the Fourth of July celebration. It's the largest fireworks display in South Carolina! Of course, money is needed each year to fund this event. The Capital City/Lake Murray Country (CCLMC) Visitor's Center is the promotional sponsor of the fireworks show and the fund raising event for this - The Taste of Lake Murray. I have been a member of CCLMC for a number of years because they are a great tourism sponsor for Lake Murray and the Greater Columbia area.

The 2008 Taste of Lake Murray will be held on March 20, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel Columbia & Conference Center at 7 pm. The Taste of Lake Murray is the primary fund raising event for the 4th of July fireworks show. Enjoy live music from the Showmen, purchase unique auction items and sample specialty dishes from 14 area restaurants at the 2008 Taste of Lake Murray.

Participating Restaurants: Blue Marlin, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Catch 22, Columbo’s, Dam Bar & Grill, Dupre-Dukes Signature Catering, Foxfire Grill, O’Charley’s of Lexington, Rusty Anchor, Spinner's Resort & Marina, Three Bean Net Cafe’.

Get your tickets today before it's a sell-out again! Tickets are $55 per person. Purchase tickets online or call (803) 781-5940.

The July 4th fireworks celebration on Lake Murray is scheduled for Saturday, July 5, 2008. The Lake Murray Visitor's Center is located in the historic Lorick Plantation House on S.C. Highway 6 just north of the Dreher Shoals Dam (2184 North Lake Drive).

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Buying or Selling a home in Columbia, SC?

NOW is a great time to BUY a home in Columbia, South Carolina! Home inventory is very good for resale and new homes... Interest rates are great! I'm off to a great start in 2008 with 5 sales already. When you're ready to buy or sell a home in the Greater Columbia, SC area, be sure to contact Mel Coker. I'll provide "Above the Crowd" service!

Besides a commitment to a high level of professional and friendly service, I'm introducing several new programs this year! Two are announced here now and a military relocation program will be posted here very soon.

If you buy or sell a home this year with Mel Coker as your Columbia Realtor, I will enter you into a drawing for a very special Thomas Kinkade framed art print. Based on the famous Biltmore House in Asheville (NC), Elegant Evening at Biltmore is a November 2007 release by Thomas Kinkade. I've had this limited edition print (24x36) framed beautifully. Everyone that buys or sells a home or property with me is automatically entered into a drawing that I will conduct by random selection in late December 2008. Click here to learn about this incredible limited edition Thomas Kinkade print.

I LOVE referrals. So, I have started a new referral program effective as of January 1, 2008. If you send me a referral that results in a closing, I will provide you with a Lowe's gift certificate in the amount of $150 (after closing). For a second referral (resulting in a closing) within a rolling 12 month period, I'll provide you with another Lowe's gift certificate in the amount of $250. For a 3rd closed referral within the rolling 12 month period, I'll provide you with a vacation stay of 4 days and 3 nights at our Hilton Head Island condo. This program ends on July 31, 2009. Your 12 month rolling period is protected as long as the first referral is made by 7/31/09. Be sure to remember Mel Coker when you know of someone needing to buy or sell any home or property in the Columbia area. Please call me with the referral in advance of my initial contact or have your friend or relative inform me that you made the referral. Thanks for your referrals!

To BUY or SELL, Talk to Mel.
(803) 749-5800 office
Real Estate for Columbia, Blythewood, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin and Lake Murray
"All Real Estate Agents Are Not The Same!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

8 Home Organization Tips

If "getting organized" is on your list of New Year's resolutions, you're not alone. Surveys show that getting organized is right up there with exercising, spending more time with family and paying off debt.

Here is a summary of a recent article from my LowesRealtorBenefits news library. For the complete article in printable format, click here.

8 Home Organization Tips:
  1. Start with a plan... pace yourself
  2. 3 Simple Steps... Keep, Discard, Don't Know
  3. Clean out the Closets... maybe a "cleanest closet" award!
  4. De-clutter the kitchen
  5. Tidy up the bathrooms
  6. Organize the laundry area to make laundry day a breeze
  7. Organize your home office
  8. Don't forget the garage!


Click here to request a coupon (sent in the mail) for 10% off at Lowes - exclusively from your Realtor, Mel Coker. Also, gain access to the HGTV video library.

Ready to Buy or Sell? Talk to Mel.