1st Post

The internet has changed the world in many ways over the last 20 years, but without a doubt the biggest impact has been in the way people communicate and share ideas. In the past, people had to go through numerous processes or scotttalleyaccreditations to share their opinions and write articles. In most cases, a person would need a degree in journalism or a publisher to get their message out to the world. That is no longer the case in our society. Thanks to the internet anyone can voice opinions or share thoughts. Most of this is done through social media but others take it a step further and create a BLOG. Ideally, these bloggers actually know what they are talking about but in some cases bloggers are just another moron spewing bullsh#*t over the internet. So the way I see it there are two categories of bloggers. Those who offer some insight into subjects they understand or love and others who just come across as idiots. Well as of today I am officially one of those people…A Blogger!

My name is Scott Talley and I am the Broker/Principal of 5 Market Realty in Athens, GA. I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA but enrolled UGA in 1999 and never left Athens. Right out of school I began a career selling real estate in the Athens area. I started with Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty where I primarily sold residential homes but later began working in commercial real estate. From there I went to work with Landmark Properties, Inc here in Athens. At Landmark, I continued to work with residential homes but also worked extensively with investment and commercial properties. In 2015, I left Landmark to open a new company called 5 Market Realty where we provide clients service in residential, commercial, and investment real estate. With years of experience in the Athens real estate market I think I can avoid the moron category if I stick to real estate. When it comes to other matters I guess I will just have to use my best judgement.

This blog will focus primarily on real estate issues, questions, and things directly related to real estate in the Athens area. However, I am certain that I will not be able resist sharing my thoughts on other things like Georgia Football. I will make sure to avoid politics, religion, and all things Sammy Kershaw (apologies for the old song reference). I hope you will enjoy reading it and take away some useful information. Moving forward please excuse any grammatical mistakes. Commas have been a weakness since 9th grade.