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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152
RECENT BLOG POSTS
     Sellers!  The Home Inspector for the buyer is coming to inspect your house.  What is the absolute WORST thing that could happen during the inspection (aside from finding serious structural problems)?      The WORST thing that can happen is to get an "INCOMPLETE REPORT", because your house w...
08/07/2018
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Yesterday I decided that my old stomping ground of expired listings is practically dead. I farm three neighborhoods with minor success. Referrals are good. I still get a good response to my website, and the other cyber sleuthing, but I am still missing something.So it's back to farming FSBO's. Go...
07/25/2018
HGTV, a 4-Letter Word   Not only a 4-letter initialism (Home & Garden Television) but, in many real estate agents’ opinion, it’s a 4-letter word!   In a recent news exposé, several of the reasons we, as agents, have issues with HGTV were touched upon.  Here are some of the key reasons we conside...
07/22/2018
Maybe your rent or lease is coming due and you are thinking of becoming a first time home buyer. Now is a great time to buy a home and own your very own home. Buying your first home is a very exciting time in your life. Depending on which state you live in, you might also be surprised to know th...
07/08/2018
7 Signs Telling You It's Time to Sell Your Home Life brings changes out of our control. Some changes are by choice and selling you home can be one of those. The important part is to recognize when it the right time to sell for you. As an agent, we can counsel with a seller and help the seller so...
06/25/2018
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De-clutter we tell our clients. have a sale and get rid of stuff you don't want and or need.   But do we talk a bit about safety? This just happened over the weekend. A couple having a sale were in the detached garage. Several people in one car stopped. Couple of them kept the husband and wife b...
06/19/2018
The New Tax Law that was recently passed may have an unintended consequence of slowing the Divorce rate!! The information I am providing is intended to provide some food for thought that would spur people to contact their Attorney and Tax Consultant before filing for divorce.      Divorce is oft...
05/17/2018
  Are You "Mortgage-Ready" To Buy A Charlotte Home?   Thinking about buying a home in the Charlotte area this spring/summer? Feel ready to buy a home? If you've answered yes to these questions, you still need to answer the question of whether you're "mortgage-ready" to buy a home.   8 Questions ...
04/28/2018
Can An Old Septic Tank on Your Property Kill the Deal?       Recently I was asked to find out market value on a piece of land. This was a one acre lot that once had a mobile home sitting on it. Knowing the area, I immediately asked about the septic tank. Was it still there and was it up to code?...
03/25/2018
What affect does SMOKING have on one's ability to sell their home? Lets take this Manchester NH area home that was listed as a FSBO. The parents had moved to Florida and the Son and daughter decided to sell their parents home on their own.    That was last fall that I first saw the home. I had a...
03/24/2018