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Welcome to EXIT Hodges Real Estate; the premier real estate company proudly serving Montgomery Alabama and the River Region area! EXIT Hodges is committed to assisting residents in the River Region in purchasing and buying of residential and commercial property. After years of analyzing the real estate market in the surrounding area, we are confident in our ability to find anyone’s dream home or ideal property.

We hope you enjoy your visit and explore what all EXIT Hodges Real Estate has to offer you including: real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and learn About Us, your professional Montgomery Realtors.

Looking for a new home? Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties in the area, or use our Dream Home Finder form and we will conduct a personalized search for you.

If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. We would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis. We will use comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

We hope you enjoy your visit and we cannot wait to do business with you!

EXIT Hodges Real Estate: For Those Who Want the Very Best! 

I love this young lady. She is God sent to anyone that is buying, selling, renting, or just confused about the real estate. I have worked with her in since 2005. I purchased my second home through her in 2014.She has a beautiful spirit and she goes up and beyond the call of duty to make sure you get your dream home. I would recommend her to anyone. Bernice is sharp with her knowledge. hillsharon36
Jeff is very knowledgeable in the field of real estate. He is not only familiar with Montgomery (where I purchased my home) but also the surrounding areas. I found him to be honest, efficient and friendly. If you are interested in buying, selling, or renting I would recommend Jeff Samuel! Flobec119
A pleasure to work with! Heather has proven to be a straight shooter and quick to respond to questions and concerns. She has helped us navigate the many details of our home with acreage listing. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! Matthew Sease
I could not have asked for a better home buying experience!! Jenny was very responsive, readily available from morning until after dark, knowledgeable, and eager to help us find exactly what we were looking for. What I lived the most about her was the lack of cheesiness and honest. She kept it real and never mislead us. She was attentive and understood what we asked for. In addition to the great experience finding our home, she worked hard to get us a GREAT deal. Best of all, she found us a lender that gave us the type of mortgage that you dream of! No down payment, no PMI, low interest, no closing costs, and NO RESTRICTIONS TO LOCATION!! She helps people, and in my case, changes lives. Thank you Jenny! love2rockk
Bernice was absolutely fantastic throughout the buying process. She met me at the first home that I was interested in viewing, and told me immediately that she would not allow me to purchase the home -- she was absolutely right. Every single wall in the home was cracked, the ceilings were full of water spots from leaks, the flooring was peeling up from the sub-flooring, and the foundation was crumbling under the house. Within just a moment of walking through the door, she was able to keep me from walking into a money pit.

Bernice encouraged me to look in listings on-line, keep an eye out for properties I was interested in while driving through town, and to just dive in to the property selection process. She encouraged me to send texts or emails with properties that I was interested in, and she tailored her recommendations for me based on the types of houses that I approached her with. She asked plenty of questions about the features in a home that mattered to me, and she took that information to heart when we went on home tours.

I had a pretty good idea of the type of home and the price range that I was looking for, and Bernice did a phenomenal job of helping me to target those criteria. Ultimately, the home that I purchased (and absolutely adore!!) is one that Bernice recommended for a viewing. I walked in the door, and all I could say was, "Wow!"

Since I've worked with Bernice to buy my home, I've recommended her to several people in my sphere who have mentioned the possibility of buying a home within the next few weeks or months. I cannot say enough about Bernice's expertise with the local housing market, her familiarity with the buying process (she was walking me through as a first-time home buyer, and made each step absolutely clear before we moved on to the next), and her willingness to follow up with the sellers to make sure that an issue identified during the home inspection was corrected before our scheduled closing.

I would gladly work with Bernice again to buy another house . . . but I love the one I have now too much to give it up again! Maybe, if there's a vacation home somewhere in my future . . . . :)
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New Home Sales Sky Rocket

Sales of new homes have hit a 10-year high back in September, coming back from a few slow months. Sales increased by an impressive 18.9 percent to a rate of 667,000 units from 561,000 in August, making this number the highest sales rate since October 2007... Read more

Millennial Home Buyers: What That Means For You As An Agent

Stats show that millennials are the largest group of homebuyers, and have kept that title for about three years now. Due to the fact that most millennials haven’t entered the market quite yet they aren’t planning on giving up the title any tim... Read more
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Don’t Just Sell a Home; Market a Lifestyle

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for "a place for their life to happen."

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for “a place for their life to happen.”

To help your listing stand out from the competition, focus on the lifestyle the property will help buyers achieve, in addition to common details such as square footage and number of bedrooms.

That’s the advice of visual effects specialist Kevin Tengan, who has turned his experience working on Hollywood productions into the foundation for a real estate business that reflects his love for imagery and storytelling. A buyer might say they want a four-bedroom, three-bath house with a sunny kitchen and a backyard, but what they’re really looking for is “a place for their life to happen,” he said during a session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago earlier this month.

“A lot of what we communicate is ‘what’ and ‘how,’ but few talk about ‘why,’” said Tengan, CRS, chief operating officer of RE/MAX Prestige in Honolulu. “Start with the why.”

As you develop marketing campaigns, remember that saying a home is in a great neighborhood isn’t as powerful as showing why that is the case, said Tengan. For example, if you produce a video property tour, include footage of nearby attractions such as beaches, museums, shopping districts, and other aspects of a community that can inspire a buyer to want to live in the area—not just in the home. Anything you can do to tie your listing to the lifestyle buyers want will attract more traffic, Tengan said.

One of the keys to developing marketing materials that will resonate with buyers looking for a certain lifestyle is understanding the trends that characterize the people you are trying to reach, said Emily Line, vice president of commercial services for Realtors Property Resource®. As a real estate professional, you have access to an enormous amount of data about what consumers are looking for. There are services that can sift through the information and create reports to help you develop an effective pitch, Line said.

The data can help you tune in to trends that reflect the kind of buyers you want to reach. You can identify people in certain kinds of occupations, where they like to shop, and what they like to do for entertainment, Line said. This information can help you connect with buyers in your area, as well as investors who want to purchase commercial or residential properties that will attract certain types of tenants, she said.

Turn the information you collect into a marketing tool by incorporating it into a story that connects the property to the goals and lifestyle of those who would buy it, Tengan said. “At the end of the day, the story is all that matters. A great story evokes a reaction.”

‘This is Our Moment. Own it.’

“Are you ready to own it with me?”  asked Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® and the sixth woman to become president of the National Association of REALTORS® in the past 110 years. “We absolutely have the power to make a difference.”

Mendenhall was sworn into office by her father Richard Mendenhall, who was 2001 NAR president. “There is nothing more powerful in this journey than sharing it with others,” she said addressing thousands of REALTORS® at the Inaugural gala during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.

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Mendenhall ended her inaugural festivities with a group rendition of “REALTORS® Own It”—the vibrant tune that she co-wrote for her presidency. The song evokes the pride and power embodied in dedicated real estate pros who strive each day to meet the complex needs of their clients and keep the industry strong.

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Your New Real Estate Motto: ‘Helping Beats Selling’

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Marketing Expert Kelly McDonald offers indispensable advice for connecting with prospects and clients.

Think of the U.S. as a “salad bowl”—rather than a “melting pot”—that integrates many different cultures as you develop marketing strategies to reach a diverse set of prospects and clients. Marketing expert and author Kelly McDonald offered attendees a range of tips to foster strong and meaningful connections in her Monday session, “How to Market and Sell to People Not Like You,” at the REALTORS® Conference and Expo.

  • Be relevant in your marketing. “Identify what people want, and give it to them,” McDonald said. You may have lots of information about the features and attributes of a property to share with buyers, but that matters much less than keying in on “why it benefits them. You have to be able to make sure people understand ‘why I should care’ about what you’re telling them.”
  • Adapt to the needs of your clients and prospects. People need you to understand and relieve their pain, but you need to know what the pain points are,” McDonald said. She cited an example of an auto glass repair company that set up an introduction system so that customers knew which technician would be coming to their home. They sent along a photo in advance, so clients knew who to look out for. “This addressed the strong need women have for a sense of security and great personal service, she said.
  • Keep your communications short. Your clients and customers don’t have enough time in their lives as it is, so present information “in bite-sized portions,” she said. Use white space between paragraphs and bullet points to increase the chance people will read what you send them. “Whenever possible, shorten your voicemail and emails, and use pictures and graphics to make your points.”
  • Cultivate your ‘pilot fish.’ It’s important to know what you’re doing wrong, but you may not learn what that is until you ask someone with whom you’ve done business. “People won’t tell you if you don’t ask them,” she said. “And don’t be afraid of acknowledging the problems. You can’t fix them if you don’t know about them.”
  • Foster a culture of empathy when hiring. “It’s more important to hire the right person than the right resume,” McDonald said. “Don’t be afraid to recruit from new ponds” because you can always get them up to speed on the tasks and skills needed for the job. “Awesome people are awesome no matter where they are working.”
  • Don’t be defensive when you’re wrong. If something is going haywire with a transaction, people only want to hear five words from you: “We’ll take care of it.” The blame game is never productive, so “stop offering excuses when things go wrong. People want to know how you’re going to take care of problems, so unless they ask for a lot of details about how something went amiss, don’t go there,” she said.
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