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Spring into Action to Sell Your Home during the Year's Strongest Real Estate Market

Spring into Action to Sell Your Home during the Year's Strongest Real Estate Market

Taken from Wiseagent Feb 2016 Newsletter

In the world of real estate, spring has a reputation as the busiest time of year for home sales. From families with children that are eager to complete their moves before the start of a new school year to buyers who have waited until the end of the holiday season and colder winter weather to begin their home searches, various factors contribute to spring's status as the year's strongest real estate market. However, along with the higher prices and quicker sales that generally occur at this time of year, sellers and buyers alike face increased...

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Get An Extra Hour Out Of Every Day

Get An Extra Hour Out Of Every Day

Taken from www.AtlantaHomeStore.net, HOME MARKET WATCH

How can you get an extra hour from each day? This is a basic challenge for all of us. We've come up with many practical ways to secure one more precious hour from each day. (Remember that each of these tips is probably adaptable to your particular situation.) Here they are...

1. Make up and follow a detailed, daily schedule.

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The 9 Step System To Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar The Real Estate Market Has Changed .

The 9 Step System To Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar
The Real Estate Market Has Changed . . .

Taken from AtlantaHomeStore.net HOME MARKET WATCH

"Buyers are far more discriminating, and a large percentage of the homes listed for sale don't sell the first time. It's more critical than ever to learn what you need to know to avoid costly seller mistakes in order to sell your home fast and for the most amount of money."

Remember not so long ago, when you could make your fortune in real estate. It was nothing then to buy a home, wait a short while, and then sell it at a tidy profit.

And then do it all over again.

Well, as you probably...

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Is Your Home Healthy and Safe For Children?

 

Is Your Home Healthy and Safe For Children? 

Taken from www.AtlantaHomeStore.net HOME MARKET Watch. 

Taking preventive measures to protect your children against unintentional injuries at home is essential. Each year more children die from preventable injuries than from all childhood diseases combined. With foresight and action, you can help prevent burns, cuts, falls, poisonings,...

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Marketing Tips to Sell Your Home

Tips of Getting Your Home Buyer-Ready

If you are looking to sell your home, in today`s saturated housing market, here are some "Tips" to help you get your home ready for the market!

Once you`ve decided to work to sell your home, you can do a number of things on your end to get the home ready for sale.  Getting ready to show to potential buyers or for an open house is easier if you no longer live in the home, although many people are still living in their homes when their homes sell. Either way, these tips will help you get the home buyer-ready:

  • Depersonalize the home.  Pack away all of your personal photos and family "stuff" that will be distracting to buyers. What you want the buyer to do when they walk through...

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5 Easy Time Management Tips to Boost Productivity

5 Easy Time Management Tips to Boost Productivity 

Whether your New Year's Resolutions focus on achieving better health, reaching career milestones, or strengthening relationships, they would undoubtedly be easier to accomplish if only you had more time. In a digital world of constant distractions and information overload, most people feel that the days slip away and they are left wondering why they were unable to accomplish more. Embark on the new year with a commitment to optimizing your time in order to fulfill your goals and create a better...

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New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

 

 The beginning of a new year invites a wave of optimism, with the ritualistic writing of resolutions for self-improvement. As a  homeowner, the new year also marks an opportune time to check on the maintenance of your home and ensure that it is safe  and healthy. Periodic check-ups are particularly important if your home is for sale or will be soon. Maintenance problems may  deter buyers and will surely be revealed by the inspection once the home is under contract, which could lead to delays in closing  or even the loss of a sale.


 This...

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WELCOME, WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU'RE IN CUMMING, GA!

Have you made the choice to live or invest in a really great place? Well, look no further, because Cumming, GA is one of the nicest places in all of Georgia to call home. Cumming boasts a dynamic community full of interesting folks, beautiful places and fantastic schools. Everyday more and more people are making the choice to call Cumming home! But that's not all! Cumming Ga is still affordable and the Cumming real estate market is becoming healthier every day.

When shopping for real estate in Cumming the real issue is choice. Regardless of how many properties are on the market, you still want to find a place you can call home. New versus resale, large or small, brick or rock. Buyers still want to find the right property, at the best price without a lot of hassle. Our extensive...

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Tips for Sellers on Selling their Homes

Inside Suggestions!

  1. Make the house look like a MODEL HOME.
  2. Everything from floors to windows must be spotless.
  3. Remember to clean the oven and other major appliances.
  4. Skylights should be crystal-clear, too.
  5. Change out light bulbs. Make sure the ones in the closet work. 
  6. Make the Beds.
  7. Get rid of excessive collections, pillows, pictures, etc.
  8. Do not forget to make bathrooms shine! Put up personal toiletries. Clean the Bathtub. Buy decorative towels and soaps.
  9. Kill the offensive...

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Buford Waterworks and Public Gardens

Buford Waterworks and Public Gardens

352 N Waterworks Rd ; Buford, GA 30518 (770) 932-7985

The Buford Waterworks was built in 1932 to filter the water coming from Lake Lanier. Buford and Gwinnett County receives its water from Lake Lanier and Gwinnett County Water Plant. This facility filters 2 million gallons a day. 

The Lanier Community Garden is located at the Lanier Filter Plant at the waterworks. In 2011, there were 85 plots. They were free to the community "first come- first serve". The county residents also donate a portion of the vegetables they raise to the local food bank. There is a special garden where all the gardeners help raise additional food which is totally designated for the food banks. The gardens have an association that...

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Trailing Parents In Cumming Georgia

Trailing Parents In Cumming Georgia

Over the past decade fast growing areas like the City of Cumming and Forsyth County, Georgia have become popular destinations for corporations and their valuable workers. These businesses were the main reason for thousands of employees to relocate to the areas. Soon new homes, neighborhoods, schools, shopping centers, libraries, and hospitals sprouted everywhere. 

A surprising...

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The Big Creek Greenway In Cumming Ga/ Forsyth County Ga

The Big Creek Greenway In Cumming Ga/ Forsyth County Ga

In the last few years a wonderful natural resource has become available to those who life in and around Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, Ga. An 8-12 foot wide walking/biking trail has started being developed along the banks of Big Creek. Currently there are two sections open and available for use. The lower 8 mile section stretches from Old Alabama Road on the south to Marconi Drive on the north. Then the upper 6.3 mile section picks up at McFarland Road and continues along to its current northern terminus at Bethel View Road. The trail generally runs along the path of Big Creek, a major collector stream for...

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Home Buying Rules in Alpharetta Ga

Home Buying Rules in Alpharetta Ga

I’d like to share what I feel are the seven golden rules to consider when buying or long term leasing a home. They cover everything from location to condition to lifestyle considerations. Only occasionally will all be met to any great degree. More often they are a snapshot of the priorities and values of the decision makers in the process. One or two items are “must haves” and the others rank somewhere along the way between “likes” and “nice to haves”. I’ve observed these over many years of direct and in direct experience. They are as follows in no particular order:

One of the most obvious and easy to meet rules is what I call suitability. That is to say, does to />property meet...

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Newcomer Information on Forsyth County Ga

Newcomer Information on Forsyth County Ga

 Welcome to Cumming and Forsyth County, Georgia! We are glad you have decided to make your home in the nation’s fifth fastest growing community. That growth is a result of the attraction of a progressive mindset in our local government, world-class parks and recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor spaces like Lake Lanier and Sawnee Mountain and a thriving local economy -- everything you could want in a community plus close proximity to the attractions of Atlanta.

Forsyth County...

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A Few Facts About Forsyth County Ga

 

Welcome to Forsyth County, Georgia!! 

Welcome to Forsyth County Georgia! We are consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation due to the excellent quality of life our community offers. We have the right geography...less than an hour north of Atlanta and one of the strongest economic engines in the country. We have the right lifestyle attributes...Lake Lanier in our backyard, a world-class parks and recreation system, well-designed green space throughout the community and the right mix of residential, recreational and business to offer just about anything...

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Tips on Selling Your Buford Ga Home!

Tips on Selling Your Buford Ga Home!


In a buyer's market, how do you make your home stand out above the crowd of "for sale" signs?  According to the International Association Home Stagers, investing little time and making small improvements can make your home look more inviting to prospective home buyers can increase your ultimate sales price by 7% and make it sell up to more than 3 months faster.

The IAHS say that its the little touches that count like a fresh coat of paint, updated window treatments, bedding, a new floor or landscaping.  If you can't catch them at the curb, you can't get them inside.  And since the decision to purchase your home is often made in the first 8 seconds they walk into the front door, it's crucial that space where...

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30 Important Questions... The Expired Listings Survey...Why Do Homes Not Sell?

30 Important Questions... The Expired Listings Survey


Why Do Homes Not Sell?

 

  1. Why did your listing or home not sell?
     
  2. What could have been done differently?
     
  3. Was the price incorrect? Was the price adjusted during the listing period? Was the home listed with the agent because they quoted the "highest price"?
     
  4. Was the home listing with the "listing agent" because the agent was
    "a friend"? If so did that make it easier or harder to work with that person?
     
  5. Had the "listing agent' sold many homes?
     
  6. Had the "listing agent" have negotiation training? What designations did...

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