Setting the Stage for a Home Sale

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” This saying strikes a chord in the real estate industry, where many buyers are quick to jump to a conclusion about a potential home after just one glance. That’s why an increasing number of homeowners are employing professional home stagers to prepare their … Continue reading

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Sellers…You Have an Opportunity to Share

Sellers….Tell the whole story. In this market flooded with foreclosures, short sales, and other non-traditional sale types you truly have an opportunity to set your home apart. Corporate sellers typically do not provide any type of disclosure. Buyers are subject to an as-is property with no insight to repaired items, any history of the property, … 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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Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here are five reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®.  1. You’ll have an expert … Continue reading

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The Purchase Contract

Most real estate agents use standard pre-printed purchase contract forms, filling in the details specific to your purchase terms. These legally-binding documents are used to: Set forth the terms of the sale Establish the rights and obligations of the parties involved Specify what actions will be taken in order to close the sale, and Establish … Continue reading

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Take the Guesswork Out of Listing Your Home

Take the Guesswork Out of Listing Your Home Take the Guesswork Out of Listing Your Home

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Let’s Talk Property TAX – Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption Please contact your County Tax Commissioner to determine what filing procedures are required. Cobb County DeKalb County Fulton County Gwinnett County Henry County Newton County Rockdale County Walton County Generally, a homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on their home and land underneath provided the home was owned by the homeowner and was … Continue reading

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