Get Notified of New
Listings Within 7 Minutes of Them Hitting the FMLS
Zillow and Trulia take almost 24
hours to show new listings. That Will Be Too Late.
Even My MLS Power Search Won't Notify You Until the Next Morning
Without my "ASAP New Listing Notification
System" you are coming late to the game and missing the good homes.
Get the unfair advantage over other buyers with my "ASAP
New Listing Notification System"'
minutes of a new listing being entered into the FMLS by any listing agent,
you will get notified. Buyers using Zillow and Trulia won't know about
it until the next morning.
Let's say that a listing agent enters a new listing at
8:00 am. At 8:07 am you and I will get an email notification of
it with a link to the complete listing information. If it looks like the right home for you, just call or text me and
we can see it by noon. I can send you the comps before we meet and
bring along a pre-filled contract so if it's the one for you, we can submit
an offer right after lunch and maybe get it under contract by the evening.
The buyers using Zillow and Trulia will see the "new"
listing the next morning. When their agent tells them it is already under
contract, they'll wonder how that could have happened so quickly. Now
I'd be a fool to set this up for anyone other than my
buyer clients who are using me as their buyer's agent. My buyers don't need
anymore competition. If you want to stop being late to the game, give me a
call at 404-216-0472 so we can start working together. You'll get the
unfair advantage and maybe get your dream home under contract before most
buyers even know about it.
There are three sites you need to study so you know you are
getting the best rates available. Once you know what a good rate is, then
simply call one of my preferred lenders to see if they can match it.
Pre-approvals are a must when putting in an offer. A ten minute phone
call to one of my preferred lenders is all it takes to get the necessary
pre-approval letter. ...(Read more)
Some of the best foreclosures today are
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae properties. Many have been spruced
up so that they are in move-in condition. Even better for
owner/occupants is that they have a "first look" period where
investors are locked out during the first two weeks. This
gives a regular buyer a better chance....(Read more)
You have limited time. You need to quickly figure out the
area and pick out a home that will make your family happy.
Relax. We do it all of the time. We'll show you 12 homes
on Saturday in about 4 hours. We'll do the same thing on
Sunday. Pick your top 3 and maybe revisit them before you
leave town. Then we'll place offers on all three and find out
who's most motivated to sell and give you a good deal... (Read More)
Most buyers can never get enough pictures,
especially when you are try to make decisions from another city.
I'm not the listing agent so I'm limited to what's in the MLS.
But, with the permission of the listing agent, I can visit the home
for you and take as many pictures and video as you'd like.
Using a special video stabilizer I can capture a smooth and clear
video that is the next best thing as being there...(Read more)
Arrive on Saturday, see 28 homes in two days and negotiate a
contract on Monday. Fly back home and do everything else via
email and fax and video. To get good results, you need to be
organized and be working with an experienced agent who knows how to
be efficient. Here's one example about a
relocating buyer that I worked with. (Read
Does the "tough guy" approach work with
residential real estate? WARNING, if you come across as a
hard-nosed wheeler-dealer who thinks it's necessary to beat up on
the negatives of someone's home, you need to read this 3 part series
on negotiating residential real estate in Atlanta. I
negotiated hundreds of transactions and I know from experience what
works. It's all about positioning the buyer. Part 1:
"Tough Guy" vs "Nice Guy"
Art of the Email Deal
Making it HAPPEN
Most frequent question I receive. "Where are
the best places to live with the safest neighborhoods and the best
schools that's close to everything and is affordable?" Great
question but very subjective. Instead of getting very limited
information from just one agent, you can get the opinions from many
regular folks and sort it out yourself...(Read more)
Compared to other cities, Atlanta never
really had a bubble in prices. Unfortunately, prices still
took a beating. That is why Atlanta is such an attractive
market, especially to investors. Take a look at the Case-Shiller
Index. The only market lower than Atlanta is Detroit.
With Atlanta's diverse industries, low taxes and mild climate, it's
just a matter of time before prices appreciate and get closer to the
prices in other cities...(Read more)
I have worked with people from all over the
world. Everyone is looking for the same thing: safe
neighborhoods where they can raise their families and feel
comfortable about fitting in. Global Atlanta Works has put
together some great reports for 21 different ethnic groups around
Atlanta. They contain maps and community resources for the
things that might be important to your cultural needs....(Read more)
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood
and seen one agent with most of the homes for sale? Your first
thought might be that they must know a lot about the neighborhood.
You might think it would be a good thing to deal directly with that
agent if you decide to buy a home there. STOP! Let's
think about it and see if it really makes sense....(Read more)
Buying a home isn't as easy and straight
forward as it used to be. Short sales are a whole different
animal. You have to understand what they are so you can have
the right expectations. Otherwise, you will become frustrated
and probably waste a lot of your valuable time...(Read more)
How accurate are Zillow Zestimates? A
small study reveals they can be off by as much as 72%. It's
not really surprising since it's just a computer model. They
don't go visit the homes in person so how would they know the
condition and other details? Zillow is also very slow to
update status changes. It might show a home as being an active
listing even though it sold a few months ago. It can be pretty
frustrating if used as a main search tool...(Read more)
Our Clients Say the Nicest Things
We're looking for more nice
people to help
rebounded and are headed up
Price through March
The Inventory of single family detached homes has come
down dramatically. Low prices and low supply is causing many
multiple offer situations and bids over asking price.
has a lot of potential for prices to move up since they are near the
bottom of the 20 cities that make up the Case-Shiller Index.
Prices have to rise 25% just to catch back up to the inflation rate.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
truly is becoming a small,