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Home Selling in Atlanta : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Appraisal By Michael answered:
Yes Disclose!!!!!! Especially considering that no family willingly would want to buy a home with a Sinkhole even if you didn't have problems in the past. Selling your home that badly isn't worth going to court. Be wise.

Good Luck,

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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Jimmy Payne answered:

There are a few companies that provide live staging services that place people in your home for a short period of time and they make sure the home is secure and staged for a showing at any time. To get the best estimate for the value of the home, a prelisting appraisal or a solid CMA from an experienced agent can help to determine the right listing price. Be sure to get plenty of references for any agent you decide to use. Good luck and let me know if I can assist. ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Vicky & Robert Pasmanick answered:
Robert Pasmanick recently stated that " My favorite remedy is helping Homeowners and Sellers solve their leaky basement issues start by looking up. Often gutters are clogged and overflowing water will create a wet basement issue. Next, make sure all gutters are properly connected to downspout extenders diverting water 10 feet away from the home. This solution has worked 100% of the time'.
Robert Pasmanick recommends to his Clients, " If you have a wet basement, call your Realtor® ".

Robert Pasmanick
Associate Broker
Atlanta Communities
Real Estate Brokerage
REALTOR - (rē'əl-tər, -tôr') A professional in real estate who subscribes to a strict Code of Ethics
Member of Atlanta Board of Realtors® and National Association of Realtors®

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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Appraisal By Michael answered:
Mr & Mrs. MacKay,

If you need assistance with finding the market value of your home before accepting an offer, you can always give me a call at (404) 955-9997. I'm a Certified Appraiser in Atlanta and the surrounding counties. I wouldn't want you settling for less if your home is worth much more.

Feel free to call me at your convenience.

Enjoy your week.

Atlanta Certified Appraiser
(404) 955-9997
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Appraisal By Michael answered:

Happy New Year. I understand you're looking for developers. However I wanted to share with you that you'd eventually want to get an "As Proposed Appraisal" just to make sure it's worth tearing down and building up. Some families tear down and rebuild a home and end up spending more money then the new home is worth.

If you have any questions pertaining to an appraisal I am available from 8 am - 7pm during the week. You can either call me at (404) 955-9997 or email me at I have been in this business for 13+ years and trust me when I say, you'll be relieved when you review the report.

Enjoy your week,

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Sun Dec 22, 2013
kirksharon14 answered:
Sell your home faster with private investor. We offer a no hassle, no obligation cash offer on your home or commercial property. Visit for more details. ... more
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Deceived and Cheated in Atlanta.
Several days have past since you posted your question.
Others have added valuable insight.
Now, can you stand back a bit and identify the assumptions you have made?
I know you invested a lot of thought in connecting the data points you have, but that was done in a void that lacked the benefit of understanding the process and responsibilities of each party involved.
Geoffrey, you may find it more beneficial simply accepting there are things that happen that is beyond your control. Do not hold yourself responsible when these things happen.
When they do happen, the common action is to look for others to blame. That seems to be the result of a society populated with too many attorneys. In the absence of a mirror, everyone wants to call an attorney.
Sometimes, what is needed is to understand we are not God and can not control or determine how everything will end. The sooner you let it go the faster you will be able to move on.
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Tanya Demjanec answered:
I lean towards advising you hang on to the property, *if* it is not a hardship. Howard is one of the most desirable streets in Kirkwood.

Here are a couple of links you may find useful.

The first is a link to an article from the National Association of Realtors, which predicts that in 2014, Georgia is one of the states where housing inventories will continue to be tight and home prices are expected to increase at a rate higher than that of other states.

This is a link to a nifty Zillow tool which allows you to compare historical home price data for different Intown Atlanta neighborhoods. I thought it might help you feel encouraged!{

- Tanya
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Bev West answered:
Disclose, disclose, disclose. Best way to stay out of trouble!
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
LaShonda Solomon answered:
Hello Milly,

You have the right to offer any incentives to the listing and/or selling agents. Those incentives must be disclosed. I would encourage you to include this in the listing agreement. It also must be disclosed on the settlement statement (HUD). Hope that answers your questions.

LaShonda Solomon
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners
(678) 477-5226
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Tony Morris answered:
Hi Peter,

I have overseen the aquisition, renovation and disposition of over 150 investment properties, many in this area. Let me know if you still need help and I'd be glad to discuss your needs and goals.

Warm Regards,

- Tony Morris REO, SFR, ARS

Morris Real Estate Group
Land Development, Distressed Assets, & Luxury Properties
3350 Atlanta Road SE | Atlanta, GA | 30080
C: 404-218-8267 O: 770-874-6200 EXT. 6285 F: 770-874-6300
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Hank Miller answered:
If everything was disclosed in the listing agreement that you signed then there is no scam.

Sellers seem to be either overly optimistic, gullible or just naïve to the process of selling a home - no matter the reason the blame belongs on them. Many of the discount firms charge non refundable fees up front, the money is gone whether or not the home sells. That is usually right in the contract but yet when the home fails to sell, clients scream.

Review your contract and see if there is something that specifically addresses money to be paid in advance or for expenses to be covered regardless of sale. If something specific is not in there, call the managing broker. If that fails, call the real estate commission.

But next time read what you sign. There is no reason for any seller to pay anything in advance - if that happens then it better be in writing, in that contract and agreed upon.
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Your home should be listed on the MLS and all the other syndicated websites within 1-48 hours.

Your agent will have a lot to do with how long it takes. Most depends on how fast they add it to the MLS and if they are adding the listing manually to other websites or waiting for the crawl. Definitely talk with your agent about time frame and what's expected. I've seen some agents list a home right away, but wait for photos. It's best to have everything ready to go and list it complete the first time. When a listing goes out to the public, more eyeballs see it when it's brand new. ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Appraisal By Michael answered:
Good afternoon,

I am following up to see if you ever found an investor. If not, give us a call (404) 955-9997, I'm sure we at Appraisals By Michael can assist you.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Stephanie McCarty answered:
I believe that sellers who insist on remaining in the property for showings are doing themselves a great disservice. I cannot recall EVER selling a home to a buyer when the homeowner was there - the buyer just doesn't connect or even feel they really had a good look at the house. They are uncomfortable and just dashing through the house. Leaving is much better and will result in a faster sale and possibly even a higher price. ... more
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Brandon Rains answered:
This is one of the scenarios when having a top notch group of professionals on your team is imperative. A knowledgeable REALTOR coupled with a dedicated Mortgage Lender and a "Jam Up" closing attorney can make every transaction seamless. I have had several clients close on their house without stepping foot into the attorney's office. Some will do mail away closings and some will do Power of Attorney closings. I have even had situations where the seller and buyer did not get along for whatever reason and I scheduled the sellers to sign at one time and the buyers to sign at a different time, making sure they were never in the same room together.

Brandon Rains
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hi Lorraine,

There are a number of factors that will determine whether or not the purchaser will be entitled to his/her earnest money. You should consult with your real estate attorney to review the purchase and sale agreement with you, to see if you have any legal recourse/remedies. Because I am not a real estate attorney, nor do I have additional information regarding the situation, I strongly suggest that you speak with your real estate attorney.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson , LSA
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
Top Relocation Associate- Setauket,
"I Stand Behind Getting You Results!"
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Sally English answered:
Congrats on selling your home. Good luck with your move.
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Veronika Barash answered:
Tue Jun 4, 2013
Veronika Barash answered:
You need to claim your listing as owner by typing up an address in the search field. Than accept it as an owner. YOu will be able to make modifications to the listing once it is assigned to you. ... more
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