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

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Time is Time to Walk Lake Murray's Dam

Warm Weather Brings out Dam Walkers!

One of the Columbia area’s most popular walking/jogging pathways is directly across the top of the Dreher Shoals Dam along S.C. Highway 6 at Lake Murray.  The distance is 1.7 miles each way for a total walk of 3.4 miles. The pathway offers spectacular views of Lake Murray and even the downtown Columbia skyline 11 miles away. This pathway was completed after the construction of the new backup dam at Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray (in 2005) and with the widening of S.C. Highway 6 across the top of the dam (in 2007).  Parking is available at either side of the Dreher Shoals Dam.  A small free parking lot is on the Lexington (South) side of the dam.

CLICK HERE to visit my Walk Across The Dam webpage with more information and pictures

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Buying a home in Columbia, SC?

Time is running out for the Federal Tax Credit!  You may be eligible for a $8000 or $6500 tax credit if you write a contract by April 30th and close by June 30th.  So, you need to move quickly!
CLICK HERE to read all about the Federal Tax Credits

Now really is a time to buy a home... it's a BUYER'S market!  Low interest rates, home prices that have stablized and have fallen in some cases and an excellent inventory of available homes all combine to make this a really great time to buy a home.

Mel' Coker's SPECIAL QR eCOUPON:  Looking to buy a home by June 30th?  Scan the special QR code below:
(get a QR code reader for your smartphone, like QuickMark, or get someone to scan the code for you).

Mel Coker
Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-PRO
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia, SC
(803) 388-8011

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is My Home Priced to Sell?

Columbia, SC Real Estate Tip: Pricing Your Home For Sale in a Buyer's Market

It's still a tough market out there to sell your home. Read my new brochure for tips on getting your home sold. If you need a FREE market analysis, be sure to contact Mel Coker at (803) 388-8011.


Mel Coker
Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, e-Pro
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia, SC
(803) 388-8011

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Is My Home Ready To Sell?

Columbia SC Real Estate Tip:  Is My Home Ready to Sell?

It's still a tough market out there to sell your home.  Read my new brochure for tips on getting your home sold.  If you need a FREE market analysis, be sure to contact Mel Coker at (803) 388-8011.

Click to Read/Print the Brochure: Is My Home Ready To Sell?

Call Mel Coker (803) 388-8011

Monday, March 8, 2010

QR codes - Welcome to Columbia by Mel Coker

The FIRST use of a QR code on a Columbia, SC website?  YES!
I recently learned about QR codes during my annual attendance at a CyberStars real estate conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I am already using QR codes in my marketing of homes in the Columbia area.

QR is short for "Quick Response."   These high-powered bar codes can store URLs, geo coordinates, text and more.  Download a QR code scanner on your smartphone and your smartphone's camera reads the code and then links to a website, displays text, or calls a number! They have been used extensively in Japan and parts of Europe.  They are coming to America and Mel Coker is already using them for Columbia, SC real estate!  Search for a QR code scanner on  your smartphone apps library, load it and scan QR codes.

Suggested QR code app: QuickMark

Click Here to see my use of a QR code on a real estate brochure

Mel Coker's QR Code:

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 223-6214

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GoDaddy: The Best in Domain Registration & Hosting

I use for all of my website domain registration and hosting.   I discovered them a few years ago during a real estate conference.  All of my new domains since then have been registered and hosted by GoDaddy.   My websites back to the early days of the Internet were moved last year from a no-service or poor service company with high monthly hosting charges to GoDaddy.   Make your move TODAY with!

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Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Monday, March 1, 2010

Irmo Area Home For Sale

For Sale in Popular Belfair Subdivision

I have a NEW listing in Belfair Subdivision. It really is priced to sell quickly. This beautiful home is all brick construction and was custom built by a local builder. As built, there were many custom features and the current owner has added many nice upgrades and features. The asking price is $290,000.

For more information and pictures, visit one of my virtual tours listed below. For a showing appointment, call Mel Coker at (803) 318-2007.

Virtual Tour Website for 103 Belfair Road
RealBird Virtual Tour