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1. Never under any circumstance should you be present for a showing - Buyer's are searching for their new future home and it's a stressful time for them. They don't need the added pressure of a seller pointing out their favorite features or reminiscing about past experiences they've had in the home. 

Instead: allow the buyer's agent to show your property and wait for the feedback.

 2. Don't leave out your personal items/always de-clutter - You hear it all the time, but it's the truth! We know you love your family, but the majority of buyers have a hard time envisioning their own possessions in a space that's filled with other people's personal items. Also, buyer's can't see themselves growing into this space if there's clutter everywhere. Always try

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Whether you're thinking about buying, selling or investing in real estate, you will want to hire the most qualified realtor/team who has the expertise that you'll need. There are so many moving parts to a real estate transaction and you will want someone that will best represent what your bottom line is;

1. Sell my home quickly and for the most money possible

2. Find me a home quickly and for the best price possible

3. Find me investment properties quickly that will make me the most money over time (or as soon as possible if flipping)

We all know the market is saturated with realtors. People step into this field for various reasons and a shocking 75% of realtors fail in their first year in the business (www.tomferry.com). However, when you

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There are those that simply cannot live without the latest and greatest tech gadgets, while others live life very minimally. Case in point, my husband and I are very simple people and when we purchased our first home last year, we were in awe...and a bit nervous...about all the technology in our new home.

From the nest thermostats to the iPhone operable under cabinet lighting, to the video doorbell, the Philips Hue lightbulbs & the bathroom vent with bluetooth connection to name a few, not only did we need to learn how to become homeowners, we needed to figure out things that would normally be simple tasks such as, turning on the lights & heating our home...dear god, I miss the 80's!!

Aside from feeling like I definitely should've been born in a

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What is Radon? 

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes throughout the United States - especially in North GA due to the proximity to Stone Mountain. Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless and odorless. And, typically moves up through the ground, into the air and into our homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water.

 Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties have been found to have some of the highest elevated levels of radon gas in the entire state. (Sure Thing Home Inspections)

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How Harmful is Radon?

 Just to put the level of harm in perspective for you, the EPA estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. (www.epa.gov/radon) 

ALL

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There's something quite special about building a home, specifically for your needs! From choosing your lot, to choosing your floor plan, selecting the perfect finishes and that first sight of the builders breaking ground - it's all so exhilarating!

So, why Hamilton Mill? The FANTASTIC location is one of the many reasons families opt for this area. With close proximity to excellent schools, plenty of retail shopping, delectable dining & easy access to I-85, this sought-after neighborhood is the epitome of what one would imagine calling 'home.' Did we mentioned the VIEWS???

Ok, tell me more... Kerley Family Homes has been ranked among the top 10 homebuilders in Metro Atlanta, since 2013. They've built homes in over 30 communities offering a wide range

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Wondering if it's 'about that time' to replace some of your appliances or larger home ticket items?

We've pulled together some information for you to best determine when you'll need to replace these items throughout the life of your home including; your roof, siding, windows, appliances, HVAC & more.

Click HERE for a short video!

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One of my favorite things about the New Year is to see what professional interior designers will predict to be the 'hottest trends' in the coming year. They look at colors, finishes, fixtures, furniture styles...and they ALL have a different opinion!

What one designer says is "so over in 2019" another may say "it's still hot and heavy in our market!"

Conclusion: go with what YOU love!

My background is in interior design and I've never allowed another designer, magazine, website or any outside influences affect my design choices. Your style is your style and your home should be a reflection of all the things that you love, not what someone else tells you is 'in or out.'

My husband and I just purchased our first home together and I kept seeing

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Mid seventies and sunshine is on the books for this weekend and there's plenty to do!

1. Grab your tickets to the Atlanta Home Show @ the Cobb Galleria for some design inspiration!

2. Get involved in the March Madness Discdogathon in Dacula! 

3. Clean Comedy Night is back at Tradewinds Coffee Co!

4. Checkout international music, dance, games, food & crafts at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival 

5. Grab your friends, your favorite wine, some snacks & Paint Your Pet!

Check back with us every Friday for a list of fun things to do each weekend!

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In 2018, there were 8 more sales with an average sales price increase of $533, compared to 2017. Homes did not stay on the market long in 2018, as a matter of fact the total days on market dropped 24 days!   Other interesting facts: Highest priced sale in 2017 - $800,000 Highest priced sale in 2018 - $649,500   Most Affordable in 2017 - $215,000 Most Affordable in 2018 - $235,000   Sales Price to List Price in 2017 - 96.18% Sales Price to List Price in 2017 - 96.66%   What does this mean? Sales increased by just over 5% year over year, while prices increased less than half percent between 2017-2018.   The Hermes Realty Group was once again the leading real estate team in sales & volume in 2018, in Hamilton…
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Let the festivities begin! In 7 days, the biggest football game of the year will be here and it's all happening in our fabulous city of Atlanta. If you're in town specifically for the big game or if you're an Atlanta native looking to get involved in all of the exciting activities happening downtown, you'll want to be sure to hit up some of the city's all-time favorite hotspots!

Where to Go

Visit Centennial Park in the center of town

Ride the Skyview Atlanta & get a view of the whole city!

Take a tour of the World of Coca Cola and sample over 100 options!

Explore the most magical aquarium in the World at the Georgia Aquarium

Need more football in your life? Head over to the College Football Hall of Fame

Get educated while you're in

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