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Adina Davis, Home Buyer in Illinois

Relocating to Atlanta. What is the best way/place to find a top realtor who specialize in luxury homes?

Asked by Adina Davis, Illinois Fri Mar 7, 2008

Relocating from Illinois to Atlanta soon. Looking at homes in Buckhead area. What is the best way/place to find a top realtor who specializes in luxury homes in this area?

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The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing certifies agents who have experience, education and have met minimum volume criteria in luxury homes. The training includes marketing, copy writing, vendor sourcing for advertising, photography, partner marketing opportunities, and more.

Here is a link to find someone in your area:

Good Luck
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Red Bank, NJ
Hi Ms. Davis,

There are many agents to choose from who work at a variety of long established local firms, small specailized boutique firms, as well as big name national franchise firms. What I can tell you is there are no short cuts to picking an agent to represent you. Approach it as a job interview because that is what it is. Do your own research and compare agent qualifications and be sure you pay more attention to the agent than the firm they work for because it is the individual agent not the firm that ultimately represents you. It's important to have a personal discussion with a few agents and find out how they work, particularly if they have a team, and try to get a feel for the level of personal service you will recieve from the team leader versus an assistant or newby buyers agent and make sure you feel comfortable with thier level of service, operational style, and approach.

I would be happy to consult with you about your relocation objectives and answer any questions you may have about our market, other possible market options, or my unique buyer representation services for luxury property purchasers.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
I can recommend Bill and Leslie Ransom at Atlanta Fine Homes - Sotheby's. 404-835-9600. http://www.atlantafinehomes.com/. When we relocated from New Jersey to Atlanta in 2003 we bought our first house with the Ransoms and are using them again now on the $1million plus resale. Remarkably, since opening less than a year ago and attracting the very TOP Atlanta real estate talent, Atlanta Fine Homes has essentially captured the entire luxury market in Buckhead and the surrounding area. They are the hands down best - period. Since they also probably have the most luxury listings, you are likely to find what you want. By the way, since I am not a realtor I have at least some objectivity. Jim E.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
Oops! Thinking of one thing and typing something else! I'm glad Deborah was on hand to read my mind and put in the link to Luxury Home Marketing!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
Interview some agents that will represent you the best way with negotiating, area knowledge, experienced, being professional and someone that will be available for your questions and needs.
There are many area's within Buckhead to look into when you do arrive from Illinois.
I would be happy to set up an appointment and show you the best area's and homes in town.
You can contact me at your convenience. Pauline Moore 404-247-0900
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 8, 2008
Hi Adina,

I'm coming into this conversation late in the game so I'm not sure if you've already found a home and relocated. I've just listed an incredible Luxury home located in Sandy Springs/Buckhead (inside the Perimeter). You can check out the web site for the property at: http://www.4955Riverview.com. Also, if you haven't found an agent yet I'd love to help you find the perfect home. Good luck with your move!
Lisa Chasin
Heritage Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
mobile: 404-642-1091
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hi Adina,
I highly recommend the two agents in particular with Sothebys/ Atlanta Fine Homes.I have a high profile client that I am working with and these agents are very professional and are defintely experts in the luxury home arena.
Name: Rosina Seydel
Phone: (404)835-9600
Email: rosinaseydel@atlantafinehomes.com
Website: http://rosinaseydel.atlantafinehomes.com/ and;
Name: Wendy Zoller
Phone: (404)835-9600
Mobile: (404)277-0747
Email: wendy@wendyzoller.com
Website: http://wendyzoller.atlantafinehomes.com/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------I hope all works out for you in your home search!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 29, 2008
As Marian and Lee have mentioned, there are Luxury agents at Keller Williams Realty that
can assist with all your Real Estate needs.

see: http://www.zanadillard.com and
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 15, 2008
I'd love some feed back. Did you have an opportunity to talk with Zana Dillard?
Thank you
Marian Schaffer
The Schaffer Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 15, 2008
Please see the web-site link below to get you to a top Keller Williams Luxury Homes Specialist!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 15, 2008
WOW, Adina...Lee and I have never, never met!!! To get an endosement like this is pretty amazing.

The very best luck Adina.
Lee, thank you. Hope to met one day.
Marian Schaffer
The Schaffer Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
I can only validate and strengthen what Marian just said about Zana Dillard, the absolute best agent in my Keller Williams market center, Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta.

Zana, Kara, Mina and Lisa and the rest of the team are a class act.

If you seek the "best way/place to find a top realtor who specializes in luxury homes" then you have Trulia Voices recommendations from Marian and I - Marian and I are two disparate, unattached professionals (never met her) who have their own hyper-local specializations, and we can both speak with authority about the best Realtor that we know in the Buckhead luxury submarket.

Call Zana Dillard. You should at least interview with her and meet her team before you decide to align yourself with any other agent.

Web Reference: http://intowninsider.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
I can with 100% confidence refer you to Zana Dillard. She is a very honest and trusted person. Nothing in this for us...just a lot of good wises for you.
Contact her at 770-331-0248

The Schaffer Realty Group
Marian Schaffer
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 8, 2008
You can Google "Atlanta Real Estate" + "luxury homes" to find websites including those keywords. Or, you can contact a real estate agent here in Atlanta for a personal recommendation. We'll learn your definition of "top Realtor" and "luxury market", identify the expectations you have for the agent representing you, and make a referral to someone that best matches your needs. For example, is the agent's use of cutting edge technology to stay in contact important to you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
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