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Tips To Making The Most Out of an Open House

The purpose of an open house is to put your home on a pedestal, making it irresistible for buyers to put in an offer. However, the way that your home is presented during your open house can make or break your chances of a sale. If your home is on the market and your open house date is fast approaching, these quick tips can help you get your home in order for potential buyers in Atlanta. Downplay Your Personality In terms of home décor, this is one of the times in life where you don’t want your personality to shine through. It is a good idea to keep your home décor and colors as neutral as possible. Sometimes buyers can […]

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Atlanta Home Prices Over The Last Year

As Atlanta enters 2015, it does so with big expectations. A list published by CNN projected that the city would lead the country with a pretty sizable increase in housing prices — some experts are predicting up to 11 percent. With that in mind, take a look at what the last year held for the city’s real estate market. Housing Prices in 2014 Overall, 2014 was a good year for Atlanta. For the most part, prices increased and foreclosures decreased, all while sales increased and mortgage rates remained very low. It was definitely better than 2013 when the city underperformed compared to most of the rest of the country. Over the course of the entire year, prices rose about 4.5 […]

Getting Ready for Spring Buyers

It may not feel like it this morning, but Spring is a mere 4 1/2 weeks away. The sunlight is already sticking around a little bit longer each day and on March 10 Daylight Savings Time will make it feel like warmer weather should be arrive any minute. As these things start to happen Spring fever is inevitable. I don’t know about you, but Spring fever makes me want to make a change. Of course, I want to clean out and get rid of the clutter, but breathing some fresh air into my surroundings takes over my thoughts more than cleaning out my closets! If you are looking to sell your home this Spring focus on what you can do […]

Jenny Pruitt featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Jenny Pruitt, CEO & Founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, was featured in the October 26th issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle with a Q and A about the current real estate market. Speaking to consolidation in the industry, the greatest challenge to homebuyers as well as greatest challenges to agents, Pruitt, a seasoned leader in the industry for the past three years, gave her insight to homebuyers and sellers alike. Q: What do you see as the greatest challenge ahead for homebuyers? A: Getting loan approval. Federal mortgage guidelines have become very tight in the past few years since the recession began and it is more difficult for a borrower to get qualified for a loan. The […]

Three reasons your home might not sell in today’s market

Written by John Adams for the AJC The other day I overheard one very young agent talking to another very young agent about the listing she had that would not sell. The listing agent blamed her owners for not embracing social media and paying to set up a Facebook page and a twitter account to help market the house. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for smartphones and websites and tweets and blogs and SEO, but the real estate world just does not revolve around social media. In fact, there are three primary reasons that your house won’t sell. They haven’t changed in the thirty five years I have been in this business, and they bear repeating: CONDITION : The […]