Be aware that the
standard Realtor contract is in favor of the agent, not you.What if something happens, such as
a job transfer, and you can't complete the purchase of a
$500,000 home? You'll not only lose your earnest money when you
default on the contract, you'll be on the hook for a $30,000
commission on a home you didn't buy. We'll show you some special
stipulations you might want to include in your offer in order to
protect yourself from a worse case scenario.
This is like a CarFax for homes
and shows all the insurance claims on the property over the last
five years. Certain past insurance claims might make it
impossible to get new coverage. Don't get surprised at the last
minute when there's not much you can do. There's a special form
you need the seller to sign so that you can order the C.L.U.E
report during your due diligence period.
In a fast moving market, we have had success in submitting
simultaneous offers and letting sellers compete. Investors do it
every day but for some reason most agents are very reluctant to
do this. Success in negotiations is all about positioning and
suicides at a home don't have to be disclosed. You have to ask
upfront. Would you have a
huge problem living in a house where there had been a murder or
suicide? In Georgia, sellers don't have to disclose those
stigmas. But if you ask them upfront, they are then required to
tell you. Don't wait until after the closing for a neighbor to
tell you a grizzly tale. Make the seller warrant that
information as part of the contract.
Submit a contract
on site in 10 minutes. In a
competitive market, sometimes you have to be quick with
submitting an offer. While other buyers are going back to their
agent's office to write up an offer, print it out, sign it, scan
it back and then email it which could end up taking several
hours, we can use our digital signing system on our iPad, get
your signatures with a touch of the screen and have your
contract to the listing agent in about 10 minutes. Using the
latest technology not only saves time but it can be the
difference between getting your dream home and being a day late.
Are Home Warranties Worth It or Are They a Scam?
I've personally have had bad experiences with
them but my mother-in-law raves about them because she has great
success when things have broken down for her. I've done the
research and I'll let you decide. Do you feel lucky? Do you
like dealing with insurance companies or do you just want to get
something fixed when it breaks down?
Beware of the Agent With All of the Signs.
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood
and just about all of the homes for sale are listed by one
agent. You might think that that's the agent you want to
use to buy a home since they seem to be the neighborhood expert.
Use them for information but make sure you understand their
motivations and conflicts of interest before you use them to
represent you as your buyer's agent.
Our Clients Say the
Blom MD, Physician/Medical Director:
I'm a physician and
Medical Director and I had the privilege of obtaining Tim Maitski as
my buyers agent. Tim worked with me for 5 months making sure I got
my dream home at a dream price. We consider Tim family. His honesty
and integrity are legendary. The level of service he provides is
beyond compare. Tim is the Clark Howard of real estate and I would
not do business with anyone else. Tim's advocacy skills exceed top
attorneys. He truly has your best interest at heart at all times.
Once you work with Tim, no one else will ever suffice. Like the
iconic lyrics of Tina Turner, he is "Simply the Best".
Ned Mulligan, Head Chaplain at
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
We moved from Rhode Island and we
had four days to buy a home. We saw 22 homes in a day, made two
offers, and had a contract on the home we bought two days later. He
is the best, most professional, and thoughtful realtor with whom I
have ever worked and I have owned quite a few homes.
Art Linton, Study Abroad
Advisor Emory University
Tim Maitski was a pleasure to
work with in helping my wife and I find our first home. Tim knew the
market inside and out and was easy to work with, flexible,
knowledgeable and a straight shooter who tells it like it is. He is
very confident and low pressure on clients. Trustworthy,
consistently very reliable and a great guy too! He is very
experienced as a real estate agent and I give him my highest
recommendations. If you are looking for a home in Atlanta, Tim is
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,