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Have you ever purchased a property that was not on the market? The most common way to search for property is to enter search criteria into a website or contact a broker. This method works, but it is limited. Each property that is listed or on-market represents multiple properties that are off-market. These can be the “needle in the haystack” property that would have been missed without using a Firm that searches for all properties matching your criteria and not only the ones which happen to be currently marketed.

Our goal is to make the dream of living around natural beauty a reality for our customers. Our buyers often tell us it is our attention to the details that sets us apart. Finding the perfect piece can be a challenge, but when you find a broker who is available through the entire transaction and understands your motivations the process becomes much more simple. We understand our expertise in property identification and negotiation is what earns us referrals and makes our reputation what it is today.

Selling property can be stressful for owners, especially when it has been in the family for generations.  Many times, our clients grew up on the property or have become attached to it for other reasons. With our expertise and specialized technology, we are able to show owners their property’s value and examples of potential buyers.  During the listing period, we use our specialized technology to track the amount of interest in a property and pinpoint specific zip codes where the interest has been generated. 

Lack of communication has always been the most common complaint regarding brokers.  We take great pride in asking how and when our clients would like to receive communication regarding their property.   It may be a phone call providing comments from potential buyers or sharing charts and data highlighting our client’s property versus a similar nearby property. If your preference is to have regular customized communication or to only sign the deed and deposit the check, we are happy to discuss your property with you.

We often have owners contact us to help them determine a fair price at which to market their property for sale. Often times, sellers have a buyer; however, they feel uneasy dealing directly with individuals they know personally and request guidance on navigating the process of real estate transactions. Our contacts include surveyors, appraisers, attorneys, foresters, and lending institutions that we are happy to include in the process of selling or buying real estate.

Owners regularly ask us, “Should I sell now, or should I wait?” We offer a market analysis to owners and strategies for maintaining appropriate tax structures to offset costs of ownership. We work with financial advisors on strategies to maximize portfolios, and we have successfully orchestrated multiple 1031 Tax Free Exchanges. For owners who will own properties for several years, or a longer period, we are happy to advise on land management, timber services, mineral rights, terrain conservation, and environmental conservation. We understand the importance of natural beauty on properties, and we believe that being a good steward of the earth is a responsibility of all property owners.

Occasionally, sellers need to sell quickly. Rural land is not typically as liquid as other properties. Sometimes, an auction can function in a way that general brokerage cannot by helping to establish a true market and the property’s value. We partner with auction houses which allow the owner to control how the sale will be conducted. The more buyers attracted to the auction, the more successful the sale of the property will be.

Empire South interacts with the auction house and markets the property, both on behalf of the seller. We will make sure you understand the process before, during, and after the auction through closing. If you have any questions regarding whether an auction may be best for you, please contact our office.

In the wake of a turbulent real estate market, many neighborhoods found themselves with uninformed owners who didn’t know how to manage their community or who they should hire to help. In that void, we found a market for helping neighborhoods re-establish themselves and begin to govern. Association politics can create feelings of distrust and disdain by many individuals. Our goal when managing a community is to create a climate of transparency and collaboration among the members and the board. We advise the board on when and how to execute decisions and maintain precise records for the members. If your neighborhood might be a fit for our services, or if you know of one that would be, please contact our office.

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What our customers are saying.

  • Debra Bravo

    We were looking for agricultural land in our home state of Georgia for about a year. We found what was of interest to us, and Brad Church was the listing agent. Brad Church represented both the seller and us. He was a fair negotiator to all concerned. He was helpful with all our many questions  and always responded in a timely manner. He helped us with our agricultural loan process by connecting us with a loan agent and our closing was seamless. We found him to be friendly, energetic, knowledgeable, and professional.

  • C. Mickle

    Brad was well informed in all areas with my quick home purchase. I would definitely recommend him to anyone buying a southern home. I worked with Brad from out of state and everything went smoothly and quickly.

  • K.M. Sardino

    My company has conducted thousands of real estate transactions with Brad and his team over the past 8 years. Empire South services my company as a corporate client and their timeliness, attention to detail, and ability to be a step ahead of issues is second to none. Brad has always been available during critical points in the transactions, and his commitment to follow through has kept our relationship strong. I would recommend Brad and his team to Institutional buyers & sellers all the way down to the Individual who is buying or selling for the first time. Their experience sets them apart from their competition and their ability to negotiate creatively and strongly gives them a significant advantage to their clients in the market place

  • Michael Johnson

    Empire south is a great company to do business with buying or selling!

  • Matt Millar

    Brad and his team have continued to provide exceptional service during all phases of the real estate continuum. Having successfully used Empire for listings of timber tracts in South Georgia, I have recently relied on Empire as a consultant on a large tract of property for future residential development. The Empire team was able to complete a useful market analysis and advise on code and deed restriction considerations to apply during the development process. The Empire team was also able to connect me to a local legal advisor to consult with during the pending transaction at no cost. The service level was exceptional from everyone on his team during the 6 month process. Based on all of my previous transactions, their attention to detail and follow up has been second to none to include residential, land and commercial projects.

  • Lane M. Hopkins- LMH Construction, LLC.

    Brad's thoroughness and professionalism with the sale of my property made it comfortable and stress free. His knowledge of the market is spot on and he is a joy to work with. I recommend him for his diverse marketing.

  • Kent Hilliard

    Brad works hard for you and negotiates well. He keeps in contact with you as to what is going on. He is knowledgeable and professional. He will go the extra mile for you to deal with problems that may arise, especially all the changing rules of the county. He is fair and honest in his dealings. He does not pressure you into accepting something you are not comfortable with and listens to your concerns

  • Larry Bragg

    Mr. Church was excellent! He is knowedgeable, his staff provided second-to-none service and the experience was wonderful. Buying a home is a tough process and with his help, we were able to get through the process smoothly.

  • Ed Nease

    We had a very good experience with Brad and the team at Empire South. They helped us sell one property and tried very hard to assist us with a another which had some challenges. Even though we did not find a buyer for that second lot, we were kept informed of all the interest coming in and feedback from the potential buyers. In the end, I felt Empire South did all they could to close the deal.

  • Eric Towers

    Brad and his office worked with me to sell some raw land in rural south Georgia. He found multiple buyers quickly, and the entire sale went quickly and smoothly. A very professional and responsive broker, I highly recommend Brad Church.