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Welcome to Covington, Georgia! Known as the "Hollywood of the South," this charming town offers a unique blend of southern hospitality and cinematic allure.

Explore the historic downtown square, with its picturesque streets and charming boutiques. Discover Covington's rich film history by visiting iconic filming locations from popular movies and TV shows. Indulge in delicious southern cuisine and experience the warmth of the local community. With its small-town charm and big-screen magic, Covington is the perfect place to find your dream home.

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Scarlet's Selections

Discover the endless amount of amazing attractions this town has to explore. It’s hard to pick favorites when a town has so much to offer, but I’d like to share some of my longtime go-to's. But don't just take my word for it, come and explore all the wonders that await you in this remarkable town!

Food

  • Bread and Butter Bakery (For coffee and sweet treats)
  • City Pharmacy (A dinner and drinks must)
  • Mamie's Kitchen (The best biscuits!)
  • Butcher Block Deli (Who doesn't love a good sandwich)

Fun 

  • Vampire Stalkers Mystic Falls Tours (Visit the landmarks used in The Vampire Diaries)
  • Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center (A quiet retreat perfect for the family)
  • Covington Ghost Tour (Explore the haunted history of downtown)

For Me

  • Self-guided film walking tours (Perfect for an easy activity)
  • Scenic nature trails (A great way to escape downtown)
  • Shopping downtown (The antique stores are a favorite)

Discover Covington

FOR SALE | 1031 Greenwood Circle, Madison, GA | Scarlet Torok, Realtor
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home For Sale in Madison, GA Scarlet's favorite features of this home: * 3 Car Garage that has room for it all. * Private 0.6 acre lot - this back yard is divine! * Formal Dining and sunny breakfast room * Open Kitchen with oh, so much storage! And that island ?? * Gas Fireplace that turns on with a flick of the switch * The Screen Porch - That's where you would find me every day! * Primary Suite on main with two oversized closets (can you say marital harmony??) * 3 more bedrooms upstai
Don't Quit Your Day Job - Part 1 | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Thinking of quitting your job while buying a house and moving states? Hold on! In this video, we explore the crucial reasons why you should think twice before making that career leap. Discover the financial stability implications, loan approval considerations, and the benefits of maintaining employment during this exciting transition. Don't miss this insightful discussion to make informed decisions for a successful home purchase and relocation. #scarlettorok #soldbyscarlet
Storytime with Scarlet | Cousin Horror Story | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Today, I've got an unbelievable real estate story to share with you all. Brace yourselves for a wild ride as I recount the jaw-dropping tale of how my cousin's move almost didn't happen! From crazy circumstances to last-minute surprises, this story proves that in the world of real estate, anything can happen, right up until the very end. Buckle up and let's dive into this unforgettable adventure together! ????? #scarlettorok #soldbyscarlet #realestatestories
Why Home Inspections Are a Good Idea | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
In this video, we'll discuss everything you need to know about home inspections. From the importance of getting one to what's included in the inspection process. Join us to learn how to make the most of your home inspection and ensure a smooth home buying or selling process. Learn More Here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/why-home-inspections-are-important/ Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty Serving Madison, GA & Lake Oconee Areas ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| Scarlet@Sc
Closing Costs: What You Need to Know | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
In this video, I'll be talking about closing costs in real estate. As a homebuyer or seller, it's important to understand the various costs associated with the closing process. From appraisal fees to title insurance, there are several expenses to keep in mind when closing a real estate transaction. Join me as I break down these costs and provide helpful tips for managing them. If you're in the market for a new home or considering selling, this video is a must-watch. And if you're in the Lake Oconee Area,
Protect Your Property: Beware of a Scam in Morgan County Area | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Welcome to this video on how to protect your property from a scam that is currently happening in the Morgan County area. Scammers are posing as landowners of vacant properties and trying to trick homeowners into selling their land. In this video, we'll give you tips on how to avoid falling victim to this scam. We'll start by explaining how you can ensure that your information is up-to-date at the tax assessor's office to prevent fraudulent claims of ownership. We'll also discuss the importance of making su
Increase Your Home's Value on a Budget | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
In this video, we'll explore cost-effective ways to increase your home's value with simple and affordable upgrades. From enhancing your curb appeal to upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms, there are several strategies you can use to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Join me, Scarlet Torok, a real estate expert based in the Lake Oconee area, as I share my tips for boosting your home's value without breaking the bank. Learn More Here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/increase-your-homes-v
How Real Estate Agents Get Paid | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
In this video, Scarlet Torok, a real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area, explains how real estate agents get paid through commissions and other factors that can affect their compensation. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, understanding how agents get paid is an important part of the process. Scarlet provides clear and concise information on how commissions work, how working for a brokerage can affect an agent's compensation, and additional fees that may be charged. Watch this video
If You're Planning on Buying in the Next 6 Months | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you considering buying a home but not sure where to start? In this video, we'll discuss some tips on how to set yourself up for success in the home buying journey. We'll cover the importance of checking your credit score, saving up for a down payment, avoiding financing large purchases, and going through the process with a trusted advisor. These are essential steps to take to ensure a smooth and successful home buying experience. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, this video will
Before You Put Your House on The Market | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you getting ready to put your house on the market but feeling unsure of where to start? In this video, I'll be sharing three essential tips to help you prepare your home for potential buyers. First, we'll talk about the importance of packing up breakables to protect your valuables and make your home look more spacious. Next, we'll discuss the importance of finishing your honey-do list, including small repairs and de-cluttering. Finally, we'll talk about the importance of keeping your home clean and tidy
Pricing a House for Sale | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Every seller wants to get the most for their house. And buyers... well, they want a deal, of course. But exactly goes into pricing a house? Can it be as simple as location and square footage? Scarlet Torok, Realtor, explains how she prices houses in the Madison & Lake Oconee, Georgia areas. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty Serving Madison, GA & Lake Oconee Areas 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
What You Get When Hiring a Real Estate Agent | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
We live in the world of DIY and Youtube videos that teach you how to do just about anything. Plus there's expert after "expert" online willing to sell you their how-tos for just three easy payments. So why would anyone need to hire a professional real estate agent in this day in age? Or maybe you know the importance of hiring hard-working, full-time professionals, but just aren't exactly clear where your money goes. Well, I'm glad you asked! I'm happy to discuss what I, and my colleagues, are up to beh
Big No-Nos When Selling Your House | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA Realtor
So maybe I have more than three. But let's start here: 1. Don't hover. 2. Get rid of the smells. Even the overbearing "good" smells. 3. Clean it up. At the very minimum, pick it up. 4. Prince it Right. It often comes down to this. But seriously, it seems like these may be no-brainers. You'd be surprised what we agents get to witness. ?? If you're currently in the middle of trying to sell your home, let this list of No-Nos help you get the results you need. Want more dos and don'ts? I've got them! Shoo
Before Moving to Morgan County, GA | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA Realtor
Three things to consider before moving to Morgan County, Georgia. 1. Population size and what that means for you and your resources. 2. Everyone is family... literally. 3. If you're not related to everyone and their cousin... we'll make you family with our "One Morgan" school system mentality. Want a deeper dive into these fun facts? Read more here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/th... Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty Serving Madison, GA & Lake Oconee Areas 404-456-8333 Direct 706-34
How Interest Rates Affect You | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Let's discuss three major ways interest rates affect you and your home buying experience. It may not be all doom and gloom. Take these three items into consideration. 1. How the interest rate affects the monthly payment for the price of the house. Is it still manageable in your budget? 2. Interest rates can be refinanced. The rate you get now is able to change in the future. 3. Historically... we're still low. Bottom Line: Interest rates are still low in have no forecast of ever getting as low as t
Is it a good time to buy or sell your second home? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA Realtor
Thanks to the pandemic and the work from home boom, the housing market saw an increase in second home sales. And now folks are finding they either need to go back to the office or, in some lucky cases, never need to go back to the office and can now sell off that second home. The Lake Oconee and Madison, GA areas have been prime locations for folks buying or selling a second location. Don't believe me? Pop over to my latest blog article to read more. https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/is... If you have
Why Millennials May be Your Perfect Buyer | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Don’t be fooled into thinking Millennials are still the Rent Generation. Their growing age and and income continues to make them a driving force in the demand for housing. In this video I'm sharing a few of the main reasons why millennials may just be your perfect buyer. Don’t want to take my word for it? Pop over to read more at https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/mi.... Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty Serving Madison, GA & Lake Oconee Areas ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??
Why Today's Housing Market Isn't Like 2008 | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
A lot of folks think today's economic situation means we'll repeat the housing bubble from 2008. In this video, Scarlet explains why we aren't anywhere close to the same situation as 2008. History doesn't always repeat itself. Watch and learn why. Want more information, or to see where Scarlet received hers? Pop over to her latest blog to see 3 graphs that will help give visual representation to this point. Read here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/3-... And as always, leave any questions in the comm
Supply and Demand in the Housing Market | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
The real estate market is still shifting. And now we've reached an inflection point in supply and demand. Today Scarlet is talking about what the current market looks like and what it means for you. Want more? Follow along here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/20... Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty Serving Madison, GA & Lake Oconee Areas ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| SoldByScarlet.com
Fact from Fiction in Real Estate | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
These days anyone can say or print anything to try and get your attention. And the real estate industry hasn't gone without it's share of misinformation this year! In this video Scarlet is discussing why it's important to get accurate information from a trusted source. Especially when it comes to your biggest investment, your home. Have questions or comments? Leave them below. Or reach out to your favorite Madison, GA real estate agent, Scarlet Torok for advice. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty
The Best Time to Renovate Your New Home | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
We know that once you buy your dream home, you're ready to really make it your own with those exciting renovations and improvements. But when is it really the best time to do those renovations? In this video I tell you when you should plan to renovate after purchasing. Ready to find that dream home? Looking for an experienced agent to help sell your current one? Give me a call today and we can get started! Find more here: https://soldbyscarlet.com/blog/the-best-time-to-renovate-your-new-home Scarlet Tor
Down Payment Assistance Programs | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you ready to buy a home but are worried about making a healthy down payment? Don't worry, there are programs out there ready to help you out. Call me today so we can set you up with the right down payment assistance program for your situation. Want more information on down payment assistance programs? Find it here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/down-payment-assistance-programs/ Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected]
Should You Buy During Inflation? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Everyone knows that inflation is running rampant right now. So what does that mean for potential homebuyers? Is now still a good time to buy a home or should I try to wait out the inflation? In this video, Scarlet explains how inflation does and doesn't impact the market so you can make the right decision. Find even more detailed information here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/should-you-buy-a-home-with-inflation-this-high/ Ready to buy a home? Give us a call today and we'll make sure to secure you t
What Will House Prices Do? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
What goes up...must come down, right? Well, maybe not. We're talking house prices in today's video. And depending on what side of buying or selling a house you land on, it could be good news. If you're looking for more information, you can follow along here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/will-home-prices-fall-this-year/ Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| SoldByScarlet.com
One Thing Every Homeowner Needs to Know Right Now | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you a homeowner looking for some good news in today's housing market? You'll want to hear this! Follow along for more at https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/the-one-thing-homeowners-need-to-know-about-a-recession/ Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| SoldByScarlet.com
Are Interest Rates Motivating Buyers? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Buying a home is a big decision to make. And the rising interest rates may be helping some make folks make theirs. Today I'm discussing what we're seeing for buyers in the market. Want more information? Follow along here: https://www.soldbyscarlet.com/blog/whats-pushing-buyers-off-the-fence/ Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| SoldByScarlet.com
What Does your House Really Need to be List-Ready | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Want to list your house, but feel daunted by the amount of "stuff" you need to do to prepare it for market? The truth is that it may actually need less work than you think. In this video I'm talking about what we're seeing homebuyers willing to look past. Want to save yourself some time and money getting your house list-ready? Reach out today so we can discuss what you really need. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| S
Why this Market is Not a Bubble | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
If you're reading this, it's very likely you've heard talk about a potential housing bubble or crash. You may be watching headlines or hearing it from friends--but don't worry. Watch this video to find out why many experts, including myself, believe this is no bubble. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| SoldByScarlet.com
Second Half of 2022 - Looking Up? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
This is a video about what we should expect in the second half of 2022. Right now, there is a big shake up in the market. There are things that are getting better, and there are things that are getting worse. 'Our market is getting healthier' - says Scarlet Torok. In this video, she shares a look at what's relevant to people looking at buying a home or those thinking about selling. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty ??| 404-456-8333 Direct ??| 706-342-3355 Breco ??| [email protected] ??| So
Let's Talk Mortgages | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
There are many different types of mortgages. Such as an adjustable rate mortgage, fixed rate mortgage, and balloon notes. An adjustable rate mortgage is a loan that has a variable interest rate that can change at any time during the life of the loan. The adjustment is based on an index such as the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note or LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate). If you're considering an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) it's important to understand how they work. A fixed rate mortgage is a loan whose inter
What You Need to Know About Georgia Termites | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Worried about termites in your new home? Here are a few tips to be aware of, and why you shouldn't worry - too much. Are you thinking of moving to Georgia? We have so many more things to offer than termites! When you're ready to buy or sell in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee area, give me a call. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Know What Due Diligence Means For You | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Due diligence is an important deadline but you're not entirely stuck once it ends. Watch to learn more about the intricacies of due diligence. If you're buying or selling a home in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee Area, give me a call today. I'll help you navigate all the stages of the process. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] http://www.soldbyscarlet.com
Pets and Home Staging | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you a pet owner? Are you staging your house for viewings? Here's what you need to know to make sure your furry friend isn't impacting your home's potential. When you're ready to buy or sell in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee area, give me a call. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] https://www.soldbyscarlet.com
The Best Time to Book the Movers | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
There's a long list of to-dos when it comes to moving. Make sure you put hiring your movers at the top! If you're buying or selling a home in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee Area, give me a call today. I'd love to help you check off that to-do list! Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Know the CCRs of the Subdivision You're Moving Into | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
It's super important to know the CCRs (covenants, codes, and restrictions) of the subdivision you're moving into. Make sure you review these topics before the due diligence period is up. If you're buying or selling in the Madison or Lake Oconee Area, give me a shout today. I'm here to help make sure nothing is overlooked. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Why the Highest Offer May Not be the Best Offer | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
It seems like a real estate offer with the highest purchase price should be a clear winner, right? Well, not if there's something a buyer can present you that's more valuable - like time, perhaps. There are a number of reasons a higher dollar number may not be the offer to go with. Everyone sells for different reasons and different stages in their life. Make sure the offers presented to you are clear and choose the one that makes the most total sense for your family. If you need help seeing through the
Know Who You Close with in the State of Georgia | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Each state is different in so many ways when it comes to real estate. If you're buying or selling and moving to the state of Georgia, take note of who will be handling your transaction. Contact me for more ways I can help keep you informed. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
SOLD | Cozy in the County, 1800 Lower Apalachee Road, Madison, GA | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
This property is SOLD but contact us if you're looking for something similar. We are experts in the Madison Community and can help you find the perfect spot to call home! Video tour of the lovely house and property on 1800 Lower Apalachee Road. Contact Scarlet Torok today to schedule a viewing and make an offer! Live More in Lovely Madison. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] http://www.soldbyscarlet.com
How to Get Your Offer Accepted (even if the house is under contract) | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Just because a house is under contract doesn't mean you can't still present an offer. In fact, it might be your best strategy to getting that house you love. It's required that all offers be presented to the sellers. I've summed up a pretty big topic in under a minute here. If you'd like to learn more on how this home buying strategy can work for you in this unusual market, I'd love to share more with you. Buying or selling in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee Area? Contact me today. Scarlet Torok REALTOR
Selling Since Preschool | Get to know Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
How can I say I've been selling real estate for so many decade and still be this young? ;) Well, that's because I started at such a young age! So, if you're looking for a Realtor in the Madison, GA or Lake Oconee area who truly knows the ins and outs of the market - and has seen quite a few in her time - give me a shout today. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Are You Taking Advantage of Me? | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Are you taking advantage of me? Or my decades of experience? A trusted Realtor by your side can save you thousands. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Depreciation vs. Deceleration | Know the Real Estate Market | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Don't be confused by the terminology. Deceleration is not the same as depreciation. Deceleration is still moving in the upward direction. Knowing what's happening in the Real Estate market will help you make smart choices for you and your family. Have questions? Contact me today! Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
How You Can Protect Your Family Today | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Keep your family protected by planning for the future. If you need more information or resources, give me a shout today. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
SOLD | Five Bedroom Escape, Covington, GA | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
This property is SOLD but contact us if you're looking for something similar. We are experts in the Covington area and can help you find the perfect spot to call home! This luxurious 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home is perfect for the family that loves to entertain - or just get away from it all. The owner's suite on main level provides privacy, while guests can be entertained in the large family room, sunny breakfast room, formal dining area, or just spend the visit at the pool with large pergola. The formal
What You Get For Under $575k in Morgan County, GA | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Wondering what type of home you can get in coveted Morgan County, GA for under $575,000? Here's a look at a gem of a house recently sold in beautiful Madison Lakes neighborhood. This property is SOLD but contact us if you're looking for something similar! Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Real Estate and your Athens, GA college student | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
If you have a child moving to Athens, GA for school this year, make sure you make this housing market work in your favor. Don't waste money when you could be making money. It may be easier than you think. Contact me today if you'd like to learn more. I'd love to help you make this market work in your favor. Scarlet Torok REALTOR®, CRS® Breco Realty 404-456-8333 Direct 706-342-3355 Breco [email protected] SoldByScarlet.com
Something you never want a buyer to say | Scarlet Torok, Madison, GA, Realtor
Potential Buyers will be using all of their senses when touring your home. And you'd be surprised how much scent can be a distraction for people. Don't let something as simple as a little box or last night's meal be a factor in your home's selling potential. Instead try baking cookies or burning a candle shortly before a showing. And remember, Buyers can smell a cover up too! So easy on the glade plug ins and room fresheners. Want more tips on how to best prepare your home for selling? Follow along for