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To all of our special friends and customers of The Janet Jones Company:

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for a FABULOUS 2015! We are so grateful for your business and also for your friendship. Thank you for letting us into your homes, for trusting us with one of your most valued investments, and for the honor and the privilege of working with you time and time again. We are grateful to be able to help you at important times in your lives.

We are thrilled with our statistics for 2015!  We ended up as the number one company in all of Little Rock, with the largest market share. In our Target Market Areas of 3, 5, 7, and 17, we were also the number one company, with an even larger market share. In those areas, we ended up selling more

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We are so excited to announce the launch of the NEW janetjones.com! Our new website and mobile responsive website goes live today. The feature-rich site has been redesigned with a fresh new look with quick and easy to use search functions and updated news and information impacting the residential real estate market. We hope that you will visit the site and enjoy our new amazing search for properties, both locally and globally through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. You’ll also find tips for first-time homebuyers, guides for both sellers and buyers and a way to connect to one of our rock star agents! Take a few minutes and explore our amazing new site!

 

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At The Janet Jones Company in Little Rock, we LOVE selling homes. And by that, we mean ALL types of homes - all shapes and sizes and price ranges. Our median home sale price last year was $252,000. In fact, last month we sold one home that was priced at $1,298,000, and another home that was priced at $39,000. Both of those clients enjoyed our legendary service and attention to detail.

Even though we sell the finest homes in Little Rock, some of our greatest satisfaction comes in helping first time home buyers achieve the American Dream – by working with them to purchase their first home.  It makes us feel great. Our realtors give the same legendary service and attention to those buyers looking for the smaller $100,000 homes that we do to those

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The time for ghosts, goblins, and haunted houses is upon us!  And Little Rock, Arkansas, is no stranger to hauntings and ghost stories. There are some rather eerie stories about some very well-known real estate in town. Discover your inner ghostbuster and visit some of these haunted places in Arkansas’s Capital City...

 

Mount Holly Cemetery

Referred to as “The Westminster Abbey of Arkansas,” Mount Holly Cemetery was founded in 1843. Pioneers, politicians, black artisans, a Cherokee princess, and many citizens rest in peace at Mount Holly. It is a haven for history buffs and historians alike, as well as artists interested in the various art and designs adorning the cemetery. The cemetery is also known for its paranormal activity.

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People talk about big cities like they’re cultural meccas, and although this might be true, they come with their problems. Stand still traffic, impossible parking, long lines at the grocery store, and the list goes on. Little Rock, Arkansas, on the other hand, has all the amenities a big city has to offer but is small enough to harbor a unique, community feel.

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Music lovers can enjoy Beethoven with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra while theatre buffs can enjoy Shakespeare at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Outdoor enthusiasts can do everything including biking, hiking, running, and fishing along the River Trail while catching views of the Arkansas River from one of the many pedestrian bridges.

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In Little Rock, each neighborhood has something

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At The Janet Jones Company, we love being an active force in our community, and consider it an honor and a privilege to live, work and play in Little Rock. In 2008, we started The Rainbow Fund, a community assistance fund whose mission is to help fulfill the human needs of home and shelter with compassion and understanding by distributing grants and assistance to local groups and families who are in need.

logoThe fund has evolved over time into a program that is very close to our hearts, and is now called The Johnson Melhorn Rainbow Fund. Johnson Melhorn was a beloved Realtor at The Janet Jones Companyfor over 30 years. His successful career was due largely to the compassion, kindness and respect with which he treated his clients and friends. Upon his

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We know selling your home is an exciting time in your life. Whether upgrading to the perfect dream home or moving across the country for that dream career, it usually coincides with a milestone.

Unfortunately, it can sometimes be incredibly stressful if you are on a deadline and need to close on your home quickly. Luckily there are many tips and tricks to making this possible, and the most important is making sure that your home is parade ready.

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Put yourself in your potential buyer’s shoes. How many times have you as a homebuyer walked into a space, only to be distracted by the homeowner’s personal belongings or offensive, pink painted walls? These seemingly tiny details can be easy to overlook as the homeowner, but as the buyer they can be

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According to Agency Logic, existing home sales bounced back strongly in May as First-time buyers returned to the market.  Also, according to Realtor.org, this fueled an overall increase in existing home sales to their highest level in nearly six years. Agency Logic goes on to say that “sales have now increased year-over-year for eight consecutive months and are 9.2 percent above a year ago.”

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Obviously, this is one indicator that our economy is, at least, pointing in the right direction. But there are still challenges ahead, one of which is the impending implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, regulation., which This act integrates existing disclosures required by RESPA

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The time to make money is before your house goes on the market!

Recently, Linda Haynes wrote an article that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in which The Janet Jones Company realtor Katherine Melhorn explained how preparing your home for sale translates into additional dollars at the time of sale.

In the article, Katherine offered these suggestions:

Enhance the street appeal.

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“First impressions are huge, so to get prospective buyers eager to see your house, get the exterior of your home cleaned up, sparkling and inviting,” Melhorn says. “Power-wash the porch and front door if they need cleaning. Add some potted plants or flowers — either at the front door or in the front flower beds. Adding fresh mulch to the flower beds is

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Over the years, The Janet Jones Company has consistently ranked as the top real estate agency in Little Rock, Arkansas, both in dollar volume of homes sold and in residential market share.  Yet our firm remains locally owned and proudly independent.

Janet Jones, who founded our company in 1980, continues at the helm, and her original guiding philosophy has never changed.  “We follow the golden rule,” she always says. “We treat people the way we would like to be treated.”

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Our company has 37 agents and an 11 member full-time support staff.  Our exceptionally well-trained and experienced agents always rank among the top producers in Little Rock.  They are renowned as the best of the best, the hardest-working and most knowledgeable in town, always

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