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Do you need a real estate agent to buy a home?

Yes, yes, and yes.  When I bought my first home at the age of 26, I didn’t use an agent.  Only now, after being in the business, do I fully understand what a huge mistake I made. As a buyer, there are several advantages to hiring a real estate agent.  I’ll explain a few of the important ones below. 1. One of the biggest advantages to hiring a REALTOR is to give you access to ALL of the homes for sale in your desired location.  Realtors have various tools, including private databases and targeted communication networks that enable buyers to find all homes for sale, including those that are never advertised or officially on the market.  2. In addition to sheer […]

Highest average buyer sales price in Buckhead last three months

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty had th highest average buyer sales price in Buckhead for the past three months, according to Trendgraphix.   Average buyer sales price The Sotheby’s International Realty® network has more than 10,500 sales associates located in more than 500 offices in 38 countries and territories worldwide. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global web site as well as their local web site, atlantafinehomes.com. In addition to the referral opportunities and wide exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has over 85 agents.

Buckhead Home Sells for 96.5% of Asking Price

Recently, Kyle Garrett, owner of Garrett Designs, contacted me about discussing the possible sale of her home off Old Ivy Road. She was concerned as most sellers are; about the present conditions of the market as well as the fact the she had recently purchased the home only three years ago. With a great strategy and game plan, we went to work. During the listing period there were actually few showings. It is true that there are few buyers in the market. It takes the right approach and very upfront and collaborative teamwork between a skilled Realtor and the seller.   The fact that homes are receiving far fewer showings makes it extremely important to be ready and “go all […]

Benefits of Pricing Your Home for This Market

Janet Blanton, VP Marketing In recapping a video we saw at sales meeting this morning, David Knox  recommends the following:  Benefits of Pricing Your Home Aggressively for Sale in this Market: 1.  Faster Sale 2.  Less Inconvenience 3.  The agent community is more enthusiastic about your home because they view it as a value or priced correctly.  This means it will get more “word of mouth” marketing in the agent community and more likely to be shown. 4.  More prospects will see your home 5.  Higher offers 6.  Higher net equity, as the sooner the home sells, the more equity you will retain in your home.