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20 point plan for helping you get the home of your dreams

  1. Listen to your specific needs and wants and offer possible options.  We explore various commuting options.  We give advice on schools and neighborhoods.  Provide books and brochures on the whole buying process.  Provide links to useful internet sites.  We help create a home buying game plan.

  2.  Assist you in determining the amount that you can afford (pre-qualify).  Recommend lenders who offer many types of mortgage programs, from conventional loans to zero down loans.  Recommend insurance companies that save money on home and auto insurance.  Savings here can mean being able to afford a more expensive home.

  3. Arrange tours of homes.  See up to 12 homes in a few hours.  We set up an efficient itinerary and set up all the appointments so you can compare a lot of homes in a short amount of time.  The average buyer sees only 9 homes before making a purchasing decision.  We recommend seeing at least 20.  You can do this in just one weekend.  This way you can feel more confident in your purchase.

  4.  Help you identify any problems or issues prior to making an offer to purchase the property. Check all the comparables to come up with a good target price.  Find out as much as possible about the sellers and their situation.  Plan the negotiating strategy.

  5. Advise you on structuring an appropriate offer to purchase the selected property.  Sometimes you need special stipulations to be added to the contract.  You have to walk a fine line between protecting yourself and adding too much legal stuff that the seller gets worried that youíre going to be a big pain in the butt.

  6. Present the offer to the seller's agent and the seller on your behalf.  First impressions are very important.  A professional and knowledgeable appearance can sometimes comfort the seller and lead to concessions. 

  7. Negotiate on your behalf to help obtain your dream home at the best possible price.  Weíre very persistent and will try every possible angle to help you get your home.  That includes keeping the door open to possible negotiations in the future.  Seller motivation is a dynamic thing.  A rejected offer one day might look like an answer to their prayers a few weeks later.

  8. We attend the inspection, review inspection report, write up inspection amendment, and negotiate inspection amendment.  Most problems can be fixed with enough time and money.  Some items arenít worth dealing with.  We can help you analyze what is significant and what isnít.

  9. Recommend potential repairmen if needed to bid on or complete necessary repairs.  We can arrange to meet various servicemen at the home to get bids and quotes on repairs.  Half the problem is knowing who to call to take care of the problem.

  10.  Assist in securing appropriate financing for your dream home.  We can recommend several lenders who will show you all your options.  We help getting the lender all the information they need to get you approved.

  11.  Make sure buyer receives property disclosure and any covenants or condo documents.

  12. Order a C.L.U.E report to see what insurance claims have been made in the past 5 years.

  13.  Provide a list of potential qualified vendors (e.g. movers, attorneys, carpenters, etc.) if these services are needed. 

  14.  Help prepare for closing.  Help with switching over utilities.  Thereís all sorts of things that can happen to unravel the transaction.  Our job is to stay on top of it and handle any problems along the way.

  15.  Do whatever it takes to get everyone all the necessary documents to ensure a timely closing.

  16.  Attend final walk thru before closing.  Make sure all repairs were done and no problems have developed since the contract date.

  17.  Review HUD-1 closing statement.  Make sure you know the way to the closing.  Make sure you know what to bring to closing.

  18.  Attend closing and help celebrate.  There should be no surprises.  If something comes up, do whatís necessary to take care of it.

  19.  After closing follow up.

  20.  Quarterly market updates of neighborhood, newsletters and homestead exemption reminder.



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Our market area is in the north metro Atlanta area.  We service Cobb County, north Fulton County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County and Gwinnett County.  We are very familiar with Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Buckhead, and Midtown. 

We have sold homes inside the perimeter and outside the perimeter.  We can't know everything so for clients who want to look for property in Peachtree City, Newnan, Stone Mountain, Douglasville, Macon and areas further out we will gladly recommend a good agent who specializes in those areas.

We help buyers negotiate with builders for residential new construction houses. New houses in Atlanta are hot right now. We can represent you in the purchase of your new house built by any of the following builders: Torrey Homes, MDC Homes, Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes, Ryland Homes, John Wieland Homes, Winmark Homes, Meridian Homes, John Willis Homes, Benchmark Homes and many more home builders.

We can help clients find short term apartments for rent but normally we don't work with clients who are just looking for rentals.  We do help clients find Atlanta condos.  We can also help you purchase HUD homes in Atlanta.  We are an authorized agent with them and have the HUD key to get into HUD homes.  We have access to foreclosure homes that banks want to sell.

We love showing executive homes and luxury homes. We always like to know how people find our site.  Send us an email and tell us which search term you used. Some terms that we might be found by are realty Atlanta, Ga homes, Atlanta realty, condos Atlanta, Atlanta realestate, Atlanta property, houses Atlanta, Atlanta realtors, Ga houses, or realtors Atlanta.  Maybe you found us by typing in Atlanta MLS listings, or Atlanta MLS search, or MLS Atlanta GA. Hopefully we don't come up under nursing homes or funeral homes.

It is always amazing to me how the Internet can allow total strangers to find each other and build new business relationships.  It truly is becoming a small, interconnected world.


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