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137 East 51st Street

137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga
137 East 51st Street in Savannah, Ga

137 East 51st Street, Savannah, GA, 31405
4 Bedrooms + 3.5 Bathrooms
2,999 Square Feet
Realtor Sales Associate: Jessica Burford

Beautiful home in Ardsley Park with a carriage house! The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with double pane windows and additional insulation. The kitchen has been renovated and boasts caesarstone counter tops, built-in refrigerator, additional refrigerator drawers, dishwasher drawers, and gas range. This home has plenty of space with a formal living room, den and dining room. All bedrooms are on the second floor with the master featuring a large master bath with double vanities, separate shower, jetted tub and his/her closets. There is a walk up attic and basement for additional storage. There is a carport with parking for 2 cars and stone courtyard with a fountain, ready for entertaining. The partially furnished two-story carriage house (498 sq ft) is turn key and ready to rent with refrigerator, range, microwave, and separate laundry. Bike or walk to school, shopping, restaurants and downtown Savannah.

To learn more about this property, or to schedule a viewing, contact Jessica Burford today at 912.236.1000 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Yaupon Teahouse & Apothecary

Judge Realty has a new business neighbor! The Yaupon Teahouse & Apothecary has opened right next door to the Judge Realty office at 349 Abercorn Street. Business owners Lori Judge and husband Lou Thomann describe their new venture as “an engaging space to learn and experience the endless benefits of the Yaupon Holly tree through our carefully curated teas and Yaupon infused wellness products.”

The visually appealing Teahouse interior features a repurposed skylight which sheds abundant light on wellness products, specialty teas, and the star of the show Yaupon Kombucha on tap. Grab an iced drink to go or take home a growler to enjoy with friends and family.

Among the many Yaupon infused wellness products, Lori Judge says her favorites are the Skin Revive & Hemp Oil and the No More Aches. The Teahouse also offers some specialty glassware created by Drayton Glassworks along with a selection of pottery serving vessels crafted by Mayan artisans.

Judge Realty agents enjoy the close proximity of this refreshing and health conscious new neighbor. “It’s the perfect spot for a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up beverage,” states Judge Realty top producing residential agent Pam Peterson. Commercial agent Bobby Vermilion says, “The Teahouse is a great location to take a client before heading out to preview properties for sale or after a long afternoon of walking commercial sites.” Director of Property Management Danny Worsley has given new rental residents a growler to enjoy as a refreshing break on their busy move-in days.

L to R: Ken Kicklighter, Pam Peterson, Kim Iocovozzi

The Teahouse is offering a Judge Realty “Friends and Family” 10% discount during the month of June. Mention this post to receive the savings.

Our Property Management Team Checks All the Boxes

Director of Property Management Danny Worsley and Director of Property Maintenance Seb Edwards are the dynamic duo that keep property owners and renters worry free. Their management experience and quick response to any owner or renter questions or concerns keep this department running smoothly.

Photography by Cedric Smith

What’s their secret to successful property management of over 200 rental properties? Every day the team meets to review maintenance reports and inquiries that enter the rental system through our state of the art online owner and tenant portals. Much like an emergency room triage plan, the two decide the day’s activity based on the level of concern each report suggests. Seb visits the property to make the first assessment and diagnosis. If he cannot fix the problem immediately, a trusted and carefully vetted list of repair personnel are contacted to address the situation. Seb Edwards oversees the appointments and follow ups making certain that all work has been successfully completed. Careful inspections of all properties are done when tenants move out to ascertain what maintenance issues can be corrected prior to the next tenancy. “Taking care of little issues before they become big problems” is their motto.

Danny and Seb’s strategic plan produces owner testimonials such as this from property owner Sharlee P. who has had two rental properties under the Judge Realty umbrella for 10 years! Sharlee states, “What a great team. They’ve been my property manager for many years and have done an amazing job. Congrats to Danny who has done an extra great job and gone the extra mile! Thank you so much”.

Need more proof that Judge Realty Property Management is top-notch? Here are reactions from some of our renters:

“Great experience renting our apartment from this company! Always quick and friendly responses to our emails or calls. Any maintenance was fixed ASAP and they made it convenient for us as renters! I would recommend them to anyone looking to rent and/or buy in Savannah!” Kelly A.

“I rented from Judge Realty for two years and was thrilled with my experience. As opposed to previous property management companies in the Savannah area, Judge was truly a breath of fresh air. They were always quick to respond to maintenance requests, always attentive, often times following up a few days after to see if anything else was needed.” Scott P.

“Thus far our experience with Judge Reality has gone well. Quick to respond to questions or needed repairs to apartment.” Sean W.

For additional information about Judge Realty Property Management Services visit www.judgerents.com.

3 fun facts with Lori Judge

After working for several years representing buyers and sellers in Savannah, Lori Judge opened Judge Realty in 2005. Through Judge Realty, Lori’s personal commitment to community involvement, lifestyle, and environmental integrity have become professional principles. As evidence, Lori is one of Savannah’s only certified EcoBrokers. Lori grew up in Princeton, Illinois and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She moved to Georgia in 1999 and presently resides in Savannah’s Historic District with her husband and son. Lori is devoted to her company, her family, and – when time allows – her tennis game. Lori is a member of various local and civic groups and organizations, including the Telfair Museum, the SCAD Museum, the Davenport House, Savannah Tree Foundation, Georgia Conservancy, EcoBrokers, Flannery O’Connor House, Historic Savannah Foundation, US Green Building Council, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Downtown Neighborhood Association, and Downtown Business Association.

11 Dockside Drive

11 Dockside Drive, Savannah, GA, 31410
4 Bedrooms + 4 Bathrooms
3,127 Square Feet
Realtor Sales Associate: Kim Iocovozzi

Rare opportunity to buy one of the best homes in the gated and desirable Creekside Community with trail and community dock on Betz creek.  Purchased new in 2008, the original owner will consider all reasonable offers in order to settle his contingency contract to purchase his family’s next home!   If you are looking for a spacious, well built house with a lake view that is move in ready look no further than 11 Dockside Drive. Constructed on a raised slab, this home features 4 large Bedrooms, 4 full baths, family room, formal dining room, Study/Office, large Kitchen, 2 Car Garage, Laundry Rm etc!  11 Dockside is minutes from the beach, shopping and fine dining with bike trails and athletic fields in walking distance. Nearly every square foot has undergone interior design improvements.  This one owner home features many extra amenities not usually seen in properties at this price point. Large fenced in backyard with large pergola and entertainment area that backs up to a quiet lake, this property is a must see. 

To learn more, or to schedule a viewing, contact Kim Iocovozzi today at 912.236.1000 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

Big Bon Bodega Shares Big Love for Judge Realty

Judge Realty and Big Bon Bodega

Judge Realty Founder and CEO Lori Judge, pictured here with the Big Bon Bodega Family, shared an important role in this recently opened Bodega. When Bodega owner Kay Heritage was looking for a space to open her bricks and mortar Big Bon Pizza spin off bodega location she contacted Lori for assistance. After exploring many possible commercial locations, the opportunity to lease the newly renovated building at 2011 Bull Street became available.

Judge Realty Property Management Division, oversees leasing of the residential and commercial spaces of this architectural gem. Previously a gas station, the building retains much of its former mid-century character. The owner added a residential component making this an exemplary model of how a building can be repurposed for a present use yet remain sensitive to the neighborhood character and history.

Judge Realty has a business mission statement that places clients’ needs above all else. We posed the following questions to Big Bon Bodega for feedback on the leasing process and to follow-up on how their experience with this office measured up to our service goals.

1. What made you choose Judge Realty? It has always been human relationshipwhen we choose whom we do business with. Lori Judge has always been such kind and thoughtful person, professionally and personally. She truly cared about our team and was able to share the vision for our company and correctly pairing us with the right building owner. We are so grateful for her.

2. How would you describe the process from contract to close. How did we do? “Judge Realty team has been nothing but professional and caring from the initial meeting to final closing.”

3. Advice for other small business interested in leasing properties? “Choose Judge Realty! Choose to work with people whom you can trust from your gut; whom you can be life long friends! We chose Judge Realty and so glad we did!

Thanks for the love and positive feedback Big Bon Bodega! Congratulations on the grand opening of your new venture. So glad that we could share the Big Bon Family business journey. Judge Realty is looking forward to enjoying your wood-fired bagels and other items in this new location.

Visit Big Bon Bodega at 2011 Bull Street & https://bigbonfamily.com | Photography by Daniel Eastwood

3 Fun Facts with Shari Robertson Broome

A Savannah native, Shari Robertson Broome grew up watching her Mother navigate buyers and sellers as they achieved the American dream of homeownership. Shari originally chose the appraisal field to begin carving her own path in the real estate industry. Her portfolio of professional experience includes working with Johnnie Ganem Appraisal Company, the largest appraisal firm in the Savannah area, owning and operating her own appraisal firm, Robertson Appraisal Services for over a decade and acting in the role of Executive Assistant for some of the top producing brokers in the Southeast. Shari was awarded the Affiliate of the Year by the Savannah Board of Realtors for her dedicated work with the RPAC Committee in 2000. Additionally, The Savannah Area Mortgage Bankers Association awarded her with the Affiliate of the Year in 2010 for her service as the Board Secretary. Shari and her husband, Tommy have two grown sons and two rescued beagles. In her spare time, you can find her playing on one of Savannah’s local rivers or cheering on her beloved LSU Tigers. 

Danny Worsley Earns Rave Reviews

Judge Realty’s Director of Property Management Danny Worsley is getting rave reviews from property owners and tenants since joining the Judge Team last fall.

Of the multitude of reviews Danny has received this one from Karen Anselmo is very typical of the feedback he is getting:

“I must say that Danny Worsley, Property Manager at Judge Realty has been the best property manager I have had in the 4 years of renting. I had been a homeowner for decades before renting and dreaded the whole idea. Some of the previous PM’s I have dealt with took days if ever to return calls and texts regarding any situation that may have arised. Danny, returns calls, texts and resolves any problem or situation pretty much within hours. He is polite, professional, relaxed, hassle free making renting one of his represented properties worry free.”

An Englishman living in Savannah, Danny was born in Southend-on–sea, Essex and spent several years living in London before moving to the States as a teenager.

He and his wife and baby daughter now reside in Savannah’s picturesque Kensington Park neighborhood which offers family friendly sidewalks, parks, and tree-shaded backyards for relaxing.

Musically inclined, Danny has a drumming talent that began during his high school years. Danny describes his experience this way, “After forming bands through high school, things got more serious in my 20’s. An underground punk rock band A Girl A Gun A Ghost was put together, toured for over four years, and signed two record contracts. The band imploded in tremendous fashion in 2009.” Danny presently keeps his drumming skills up to speed by practicing in his home music studio.

Photography by Cedric Smith

After earning a BFA from AASU with a focus in Graphic Design, Danny developed an interest in real estate, became a licensed agent, and began a career in Savannah’s burgeoning vacation rental industry before joining Judge Realty. CEO and Founder of Judge Realty, Lori Judge offers her own five star review stating, “Judge Realty is fortunate to have Danny overseeing our residential and commercial leasing divisions. His successful management style is recognized by the many owner and resident positive reviews he has earned in the short time since joining our team.”