I graduated from Crisp County High School in Cordele, GA. My college degrees were earned at Abraham Baldwin College and at the University of Georgia.
I entered the real estate profession as a second career, becoming licensed in 2001. Earlier, I had worked in the banking profession for over 20 years, with positions in loan origination, branch management, and internal auditing.
Working as a real estate agent has given me the great opportunity to enjoy a long-held passion of mine; that is, homes and the personal connections that come with the searches, sales, and purchases of them. I strive constantly to excel in both public relations and human resources as they relate to my work.
Professionally, I'm excited about my new responsibilities as President-elect of the Crisp Area Board of Realtors and grateful for both my status as the 2010 Top Producer for Smith, Branch, & Pope, L.L.C.'s Cordele/Lake Blackshear Office and new membership in the Million Dollar Club. Aware of the vibrancy of technology in the real estate profession, I have recently gained the National Association of Realtor's Technology certification, designated as E-Pro. I've found that membership in the Georgia Association of Realtors also provides opportunities for continuing education and professional networking. Reacting to the economically driven volatilities in the housing market, I have actively gained as much recent experience as possible in handling distressed and foreclosure assets.
When not working with or for my clients, I have some community and civic involvements that are very rewarding to me. I'd like to mention my involvement in the following: Past President and current Board of Directors member of the Historic O'Neal Neighborhood Association; Board Member of the Gillespie-Seldin Rural Life Community Center; Chairman of the Gillespie-Seldin Rural Life Community Center Audit Committee; Board member of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing; Founding Officer of Barnes & Thomas, Inc., an enterprise devoted to the preservation and restoration of historic homes in Cordele's O'Neal School Neighborhood; Volunteer for the SAM Shortline Railroad; frequent volunteer and constant promoter for community service organizations and events in Cordele; and Special Events Volunteer for the Georgia Historic Preservation Trust.
My hobbies are even real estate connected! I enjoy travelling around our country to historic homes, preservation sites, and historic home districts.
I live in the Lake Blackshear community but strive for a special focus on the in- town properties of Crisp, Dooly, Turner, Wilcox, and Sumter counties.
I would enjoy an opportunity to focus my passion for real estate on YOUR home purchase or sale needs.
Laura Clements joined Century 21 in 1999 as an administrative assistant. She obtained her real estate license in 2001 and her associate broker license in 2008. She has served in many capacities including, office manager, property manager and advertising coordinator.
She is a graduate of Tift County High School, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Brewton Parker College where she recieved a BS in Early Childhood Education. A Tift County native, she currently resides in Fitzgerald with her husband, John and their two sons.
Helene Fleming is a licensed REALTOR and a member of the Tiftarea board of REALTORS®. In 2007, Helene sold a home for one of her customers which now gives her the distinction of having the largest real estate sale in Tift County. She has lived in Tifton since 1972 and is equipped with athorough understanding of our community and its resources.Helene's community involvement includes having served on the followingboards: Tift County Library Board (served as Secretary, Vice-Chair andChairman), the Tif t County Foundation for Educational Excellence (servedon Reading Capital of the World Committee, Incentive Grant and Excellencein Teaching Award Committees), the PTO boards for Len Lastinger, MattWilson, Tift County Junior High School (served as Presid ent.) and theNortheast Campus of Tift County High School (served as President.twice),Magnolia Garden Club (served as Secretary,Program chair and vice-Pres.)and the Tifton Museum of Art and Heritage (Chairman of Volunteer andMembership Committee,wrote and developed a program for the establishment of a Guild). She is a member of First United Methodist Church.
Helene is married to Carlton A. Fleming, Attorney with Sims, Fleming andBenson and has three children, Virginia (Gin), a clinical pharmacist whois an assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacyand serves St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA as a clinical pharmacist andestablishes sites for UGA pharmacy students there, John, who is anattorney with the firm Reynolds Horne & Survant in Macon, GA . He and hiswife, Caroline have 3 daughters, Libba (born 1/23/08), Mary Margaret (born 11/16/10) and Isabelle (born 12/11/12) and Ridley, who is married toJeffrey Baird and lives in Marietta. She works for HPI direct in theproduct development and design department. Helene and her husband and all three of their children attended the Univ ersity of Georgia and are avid"bulldawg" fans!!
Helene is a member of the Tiftarea and Crisparea Boards of Realtors andworks in both areas. She has a home on Lake Blackshear and loves to helpfind lake properties for customers and clients there."I love people and I love working with them to assist t hem in buying andselling their properties! I like to treat my clients and customers like Iwould want to be treated. A satisfied customer is the best reward!"Helene would love to help you with any of your real estate needs.
"A comfortable house is a great source happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience." That quote by Sydney Smith was a favorite of mine long before I entered the real estate industry. It simply expressed the way I wanted to feel about my own home. My goal is to provide comfort and happiness on all levels of the transaction with which I'm involved. Real estate became a career after over 20 years in office administration. I love if for the satisfaction it bring to not only help people, but to allow a flexible schedule so I can pursue my family and volunteer interests.
As part of a national franchise, I can offer my sellers a unique reporting system that show them not only what websites potential buyers are searching on, but also whether they are local or out of town. We also feature our homes through additional advertising on a large variety of websites (electronic searches have become the preferred method for home buyers to search).
In this industry, education is important both for myself and for buyers. I've been involved in Home Buyer Work shops for 7 years to help first time buyers. I have an information packet that I provide to help folks understand the process of purchasing a home.
Every year, I try to show appreciation to my clients and customers. I hold a luncheon/movie for them. From time to time, I also send out items of interest on a wide range of subject that gives information on a wide variety of subject.
Real estate is a fascinating business. My fellow Realtors area a pleasure to know and work with. And everyone of my clients and customers are just the best.
Gene Mason has lived in Fitzgerald since 1974 and has been active in both residential and commercial real estate investments. With a degree in Finance and Business from Georgia Southern University, he has owned a number of retail businesses in Fitzgerald and presently is the owner of Mason Properties and Mason Realty, Inc and joined Century21 Smith Branch & Pope in 2013.
Gene is a member of Tiftarea Board of Realtors. He is married to Lydia Jay Mason and they have four children and four grandchildren. Gene is active in the First Baptist Church and the Fitzgerald Rotary Club. With a wealth of real estate experience in Georgia and Florida, Gene is the one to rely on for all your real estate needs.Give Gene a call today!
Grace Rycroft has been a licensed REALTOR for over twenty-eight years and has been associated with the real estate industry in this area for nearly thirty-eight years. Along with her experience, Grace's accomplishments include being a Life Time Member of the Tiftarea Board of REALTORS Million Dollar Club, and she is an active member of the Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is married to John Rycroft and they are members of First Presbyterian Church. Grace invites anyone wishing to buy or sell property to stop by for a visit.