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Comparative Market Analysis

The proper balance of these factors will expedite your sale;

PRICE - Pricing your home properly from the start is the deciding factor on how long it will take to sell.

TIMING - Property values are affected by the current real estate market. Because we can't control the market, we'll collaborate on a price & marketing strategy that will take advantage of the first 30 days your property is listed.

CONDITION - The condition of the property affects the price & the speed of the sale. As buyers often make purchases based on emotion, first impressions are so important.

LOCATION - The location is the single most important factor in determining the value of your property.

COMPETITION - Buyers are going to compare

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Excellent credit has many benefits while poor credit has absolutely none! In fact, poor credit can negatively impact your day to day life and prevent you from achieving your goals, such as becoming a homeowner. So if your credit score is below 800 you’ll want to work on improving it. Sure you may qualify for a mortgage, auto loan or credit cards with a lower credit score, but the higher the score the more benefits, like lower interest rates.

1. Review Credit
First and foremost you’ll want to review your entire credit report line by line to make sure it’s accurate. If you find information that’s not correct make sure to take the proper steps to get it corrected. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy process and can take time to see items

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You always hear about how staging your home will net you more & that your home will sell approximately 73% faster than non-staged homes. Hard facts are always great, but a visual typically makes more of an impact. 

Watch the videos below to see a non-staged home vs a staged home and let us know how we can help you with your real estate needs! 678.775.2787

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$815K | 4br/4.5ba | 4,266 sq ft | 2 car garage | You won't believe the transformation this marvellous home has undergone! From outdated flooring, finishes & features to modern glam, this gorgeous 4,000+ sq ft home is an entertainer's dream in the Powers Ferry Estates subdivision.

  

Bottom Left: Exterior back patio area transformed into a relaxing, functional space.

Bottom Right: Man made walking path from finished basement to fire pit area!

  

Bottom Left: Previously, this home was uninviting, after the transformation, the front entry is a dream!

Bottom Right: Step into the new foyer! Those gorgeous doors make this entire space...

    

Bottom Left & Right: Kitchen transformation! What a difference a few simple changes can

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I've been working in the Real Estate world for many years. I started out managing over 330 rental properties for a small realty company, then moved on to an office manager position for a different brokerage and eventually worked my way into the marketing department about 5 years ago. 

I have an immense amount of respect for real estate agents and the many hats they wear throughout a single transaction and I can honestly say, this job path is not for the weak! While there are MANY scenarios that I could discuss, I'd like to share with you one of the most prominent issues that the real estate industry consistently contends with. 

Outsiders to the industry envision the life of a realtor much like the "Million Dollar Listing" agents. They get a one hour

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If you’re ready to take the next step in your retirement planning by choosing a new place to live, you should be researching Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta offers retirees a perfect blend of small-town charm and the hustle and bustle of city life. There are great dining and nightlife scenes, as well as plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Atlanta is the most densely-forested major city in the U.S., with 47.9% of the city covered in tree canopy, hence the city’s affectionate nickname: “the city in a forest.” There’s something for everyone in Atlanta, and the great weather in Atlanta means you can enjoy your favorite activities virtually year-round.  

Thinking of moving into a retirement community in Atlanta? Here’s what you need to know:

What is a Retirement

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We strive to be much more than just your friend, family member, acquaintance and/or Realtor. We are connectors and we want you to feel free to reach out to us for any local recommendation that you're needing!

We've put together this Vetted Vendor List so you can confidently find and choose a vendor whom we've had a previous experience and/or who we highly recommend to use. 

We've seen, heard and experienced horror stories about buyers and sellers who chose to Google the cheapest vendor and/or service provider to save themselves a few bucks only to be disappointed in the final result. Our team purposely provides vendor options so you have more than one person/service/company to choose from, without venturing into it blindly.

We've used the people

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CABLE

* Terry Rathman | 678.714.1495

CLOSING ATTORNEY

* O'Kelly & Sorohan | www.okelleyandsorohan.com | 770.497.1880

CARPET CLEANING

* Can Do Carpet | Steve Renwick | 678.776.2153

* Heaven's Best | Jeff Martin | www.heavensbestGA.com | 678.822.1558 | j.martin@heavensbest.com

ELECTRICIAN

* Electrical Pros, Inc | 770.822.2150

* Howard Electric | 770.633.6241

* John Lee | 770.560.0459 | electricbyjohnlee@gmail.com

FLOORING

* Harper Floor Coverings | Chris Harper | 770.315.2323

* Tommy Lee Carpets | www.tlcarpets.com | Scott Smith | 770.652.5730 

HANDYMAN

* Julian Ellis | 678.668.6693 | julianellis333@gmail.com

* Skip Miller | 770.633.7531

* Southern Craftsman Handyman | www.southerncraftsmanpro.com |

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The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.

New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.

Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home

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60 seconds is all the time you have to create a stellar first impression and in today's competitive market, buyers want to fall in love before they've even stepped foot inside.

How can you ensure that your home stays top of mind? Follow these simple, yet significant ways to maximize your home's appeal;

Exterior - everything should be in tip-top shape, your home is competing with hundreds of other homes, a buyer will simply move onto the next option if yours doesn't fit the bill.

1. Lawn should be green & mowed, bushes & hedges trimmed, trees & weeds under control - no dead branches, flower beds neatly tended to

2. Doors & windows (including garage) should be fully functioning and in good condition, no pealing paint, ripped screens, etc. and

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