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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152
I showed a property that was on the market for most of the year at approximately 35% over the current market for a similar property. Of course, it didn't sell. It came off the market, and then came back on at 25% over the market. The second agent fluffed up the description to make it sound like ...
Are We Talking Ourselves Into Recession?        Recently, the "R" word has been in the headlines quite a bit.  As with every headline, there's a "devil's advocate" position, and recently, one expert warned that if we keep talking about recession, that could CAUSE a recession!          Yes, fear ...
As you get ready to start looking for a home, the first two thing you should do is to find a great Realtor who will look out for your best interests and second to get pre-qualified for a mortgage. It is important to find out how much you can afford  to spend on a home so that you are confident t...
How to Hire a Moving Company...7 Tips To Help Save You Time and Money   Just as you wouldn’t hire just any real estate agent (well, I hope you didn’t!) to guide you through your largest investment transaction, why would you hire a moving company to transport your treasured belongings?   Whether ...
  Some people are more challenging to work with than others. Below are three examples.     #1  The person who trusts no one. The sooner you figure this out, the better.  In the middle of a difficult divorce, a seller wanted someone to represent her like I represented the previous seller. She was...
About two weeks ago I was approached by a local custom builder to revamp an existing house design in plan and elevations in order to offer for sale to a client from Miami.  The client liked the builder's model in a smaller high-end subdivision but needed changes to the plan to accommodate him an...
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running   Like stocks, home values dropped dramatically during the recession but, have rebounded and are worth more now than before The Great Recession. Americans who do not own either - stocks or real property - are more inclined to see rea...
I hate it when I see articles like this in the news. First of all I hate it because I hate seeing women targeted at any time, especially when they are being professionals and running a business. Secondly, I hate it because it gives men a sense that they are not at risk as Realtors®. Yes, some cr...
I recently moved to a five-acre parcel in Tenino WA with a really, really long gravel driveway. I had no idea how I was going to roll the garbage and recycling bins down this monster of a driveway until I did a Google search and discovered others have this same problem!   I found www.GarbageComm...
The sun is shining and the spring real estate market is here. We are definitely enjoying a seller’s market, and the time it takes to sell homes is much improved. You’ve decided to sell your home, so you do all the things you need to get it ready for the market and select a Realtor®. You have alwa...

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