2018 Georgia Super Lawyer Selection

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Real Estate

I was recently notified by the Super Lawyers publication that I was selected to the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Only 5% of attorneys in the State of Georgia receive this distinction. I am honored to have been selected to this prestigious group of lawyers for the second year in a row (you have to be 40 to qualify). What is special about this this statewide honor is that the list is selected in part by my peers in the legal profession. I love what I do, but couldn’t do it without the incredible support of the Realtors, builders, lenders and clients that continue to trust me and my firm. Also, it goes without saying that I am nothing without my team.

Mid-Year Thoughts

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Real Estate

As we move into the second half of the year I just wanted to take a few moments to express my sincere gratitude to all of the Realtors, lenders and clients that have given me the opportunity to help them this year. And what a year it has been so far! There is nothing that makes me happier than to see the Realtors I work with succeed. Not only are they successful but they are true professionals. Thank you for always holding me and my team to the highest of standards as that is what you and your clients deserve and must expect. I am especially grateful to those of you who let me know anytime we are not meeting your expectations. It’s the only way we can get better. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I wish each of you a safe and prosperous remainder of 2018.

As always, if you need help with anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime at (912) 484-1996 (even nights and weekends) or email me at jgerber@brannenlaw.com.

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Three Years in a Row!

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Real Estate

Best Lawyer in Savannah – 2018 Connect Savannah

What a year so far! I am pleased and humbled to announce for the third consecutive year I was selected as Best Lawyer in the Connect Savannah 2018 Best of Savannah issue. As always, I must thank the incredible Realtors that I have the privilege of working with every day. Thank you so much again for giving me the opportunity to work with you and your amazing clients. I also want to recognize all of the lenders, my clients, as well as Brannen, Searcy & Smith for their continued support. And finally I need to thank my incredible real estate team who makes all of this possible! Thank you so much again for this incredible honor.

Best Real Estate Attorney: Best of the Best – Savannah Morning News

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Real Estate

I’m pleased to announce that I was voted the Best Real Estate Attorney in the Savannah Morning News “Best of the Best” edition. I also won the Best Overall Attorney and Individual Attorney. It’s incredibly humbling to be recognized by my friends and colleagues. I work with the BEST Realtors, lenders and clients in town and none of this would have been possible without their continued support. Most importantly, I would like to recognize my entire team of paralegals who are the BEST in the business.

Savannah Fire Service Fee UPDATE

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Real Estate

Answers to the BURNING questions you all want to know

The Savannah City Council has finalized the details of the new fire fee for those who live within the city limits.  For 2018 only, the fee will be a lump sum added to the 2nd half city tax bill.  Beginning in 2019, the fire fee will be split between the 1st and 2nd half city tax bills.

The minimum base fire fee for a single family residence no greater than 1,700 square feet will be $256.00.  Larger homes and other types of property will be charged a higher fee.  Property owners can qualify for up to a 20 percent reduction of the annual fee.  Applications for the discount this year will only be accepted between April 15, 2018 and June 1, 2018.  Full details and the application are included in the link below.  For further information you can contact the City of Savannah Revenue Department at 912-525-2810 or via email: firefee@savannahga.gov.


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