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As you heard me speak of today on Real Estate Insight with Ilyce Glink, talking to the neighbors is key and critical to your success of making a good buying decision when purchasing a home. First lets start with why you should talk to the neighbors. Neighbors, although they may attempt to not be...
09/23/2012
    News from Atlanta, Georgia Buyers are struggling to find homes that to choose from report many buyers.  With the inventory plummeting to below 41,000 homes in Atlanta for sale, buyers are lost as to why they can't find more homes that meet their criteria and why they can't find pristine homes...
09/23/2012
  Almost every buyer starts their search seeking a great deal.  Buzz words around great deals in real estate, are of course, short sale and foreclosure.  But after a few weeks of searching and perhaps making offers on short sales and foreclosures buyers are frustrated when the buying of these gre...
09/21/2012
Often we use filler words, words that are negative and words that talk the prospect out of doing business with us.  Less is more.  This is true of return messages OR when speaking to a prospect.  Do something simple like this when you are returning a call and reach voicemail. Hi _______, this is ...
09/16/2012
  The Importance of a Sellers Disclosure       The importance of a Seller’s Disclosure for a buyer cannot be discounted.  Not only is it a buyer’s right to know the history of a house, but it’s their decision whether or not they are comfortable with that history.   Also, having the Seller’s Discl...
08/29/2012
  While nothing can take the place of photographs by a professional in helping to sell your house, there are a few tips you can follow to make your pictures work for you.   Use the best quality camera you can and not a cell phone.   Always use natural light – twilight is best.  Before taking pict...
07/25/2012
  Now is both the best time to buy AND the best time to sell - simultaneously.  It's a buyers’ market because of the lowest interest rates in recorded history.   At the same time it's also a sellers’ market due to the lowest inventory of homes for sale in Atlanta in 40 years.    While there are a...
07/17/2012
Perhaps the biggest challenge Atlanta home buyers face right now is defining their idea of a good value in their next house.  Too many buyers perceive prices as too high and as a result are finding it difficult to locate their ideal home.  Finding a good value starts by realizing that your defini...
07/10/2012
  It's getting more difficult for non-investors to buy foreclosures.  So where do the home buyers go who are looking for a more affordable home?   Selling at a trustee's sale or sheriff's auction gets a property off the lender's books before it becomes an REO (bank-owned property).   As a result ...
07/10/2012
  Something that Rhonda Duffy predicted 12-18 months ago and has been stating as a fact since late 2011 is proving to be true.   Prices are going up.  Inventory continues to be low.  It IS a seller’s market.  And, coupled with historic all –time low interest rates, buyers should be jumping in to ...
06/27/2012
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