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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 From outdated flooring, finishes & features to modern glam, this gorgeous 4,000+ sq ft home is an entertainer's dream in the Powers Ferry Estates subdivision.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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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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If you're anything like me, last week I was ecstatic when it was 70's degrees and sunny...the perfect temperature to throw open the windows and get the winter 'funk' out of the house! There's nothing like a little fresh air to put a little pep in your step and prep you for a new season. 

And as we prep for a new season, we want to make sure that our homes are functioning as they should be and ready to for us to start performing our usual 'spring' activities! Even though we live in the south and don't typically experience harsh winters, there are still things we can do to best maintain our homes so they're operating at their full potential. 

So, how can we prep? Here are a few ways...

Exterior

Check drainage - be sure water is able to flow

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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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