Buyers…do you really want an agent?

stereotypes: to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same People tend to be familiar with certain stereotypes; attorney, car salesman, real estate agent, etc.  The representation that you need from an experienced and professional party in a potentially highly emotional and great financial transaction is priceless.  The days … Continue reading

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A Buyers’ and Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offer Negotiations

Your representative will explain the pros and cons of these (and possibly other) negotiating strategies. The decisions, however, are yours to make.

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Martha’s Vineyard [Conyers, GA]

Martha’s Vineyard is an established neighborhood located in Conyers, GA.  There are approximately 100 homes in this neighborhood located just 2 miles south of I-20.  Homes in the subdivision are constructed of brick, stucco and frame exteriors with a wide variety of styles, sizes and amenities.  The average year built for homes in Martha’s Vineyard is 1981. At an average age … Continue reading

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Renovating? Know the new rules?

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under … Continue reading

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Home Sellers: Five Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out

Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many, it could be the most important room in a buying decision. A … Continue reading

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Attract Buyers With A Home That Has Eye Appeal

The housing market has become much more competitive. Many communities are beginning to see homes remain longer on the market and the bargaining pendulum swing in favor of the buyer. This is called a buyer’s market, as the number of available homes outnumbers the buyers. As a seller, your challenge is to turn a buyer’s … Continue reading

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Keeping the Kids at Bay When Selling Your Home

Homeowners with young children face a common challenge when their house is on the market: How do you keep the home clean and ready for prospective buyers while maintaining a kid-friendly and safe environment? Keeping that “staged look” as the kids create instant messes can be overwhelming.  Your primary focus should be the kids’ bedrooms, … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do Before You Sell

1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs. 2. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property … Continue reading

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Lochinver [Conyers, GA]

Lochinver is an upscale neighborhood located in Conyers, GA.  It is a swim / tennis community with lake access.  More than 150 homes adorn this neighborhood.  Homes in the subdivision are constructed of brick, stucco and frame exteriors.  They vary in style from traditional ranch to european two story, many of which have basements.  The average year built … Continue reading

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The 5 Month Short Sale [Atlanta, GA]

  A short, short sale story.  There recently was a buyer who wanted a nice home in the Atlanta area.  This buyer (referred to as Bob & Nancy from this point forward) wanted a newer home, 2 story style, 3+bedrooms with little or no yard.  After some extensive searching the perfect match was discovered.  Bob & Nancy, house … Continue reading

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