Monthly Archives: November 2015

Preparing Your Commercial Property for Winter Weather

It’s the time of year when temperatures can fluctuate drastically and being caught unprepared in an unexpected hard freeze can lead to significant property damage. Now is the time for business owners to think ahead to ensure their property is protected and action plans are in place when the cold weather hits.

  • Inspect mechanical systems and change filters
  • Test gas lines that have been dormant during the warmer months
  • Ensure pipes are properly insulated to avoid breaks
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detection systems
  • Make sure exterior access points have proper weather stripping
  • Replenish emergency supplies including flashlights, batteries, rock salt, sand and snow/ice removal equipment
  • Test the freeze sensor on the irrigation system

Review your winterization plan with your maintenance team. Ensure proper steps are taken now in the case of an unexpected freeze and also prepare a timeline for actions to be taken as the weather continues to cool. Make sure all employees know what to do in the case of severe weather and how they can help prepare to be safe.

McWhirter Realty Partners has a skilled property management team with experience preparing and recovering from weather related events. Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about our services or need a property management partner.

Northwest Georgia Land Market Offers Opportunity

Recreational properties in Georgia are attractive to outdoor enthusiasts and investors alike. Northwest Georgia in particular draws interest from both inside and outside the state with its proximity to metropolitan areas in Alabama and Tennessee. Often times these properties can help pay for themselves depending on the resources available for farming and timber.

McWhirter Realty Partners is currently offering a 195 acre tract in Walker County just outside of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It’s conveniently located just 1.5 hours from Atlanta and is within an hour of Chattanooga.  The property offers a mixture of pastures, timber and streams with access to the headwaters of the Chattooga River.

A desirable location for both families and businesses, Walker County also benefits from the tourist industry by being home to the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park and Rock City Gardens at Lookout Mountain.

McWhirter Realty Partners continues to follow trends, challenges and opportunities in the recreational land market.  If you have questions about this property or other land available, please visit