Explore Lilburn, GA

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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Yesterday I posted about how some companies are adding junk fees to the traditional sales fees for both buyers and sellers. I think this practice is just plain wrong... especially the way it is usually presented. In order to give my clients options and help them save some money, I offer three di...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 10
I’ve seen an annoying new trend.  Buyer and Seller “Broker Fees”.  It may go by various names, but amounts to the same thing…  what Clark Howard would call a Junk Fee. These are quite different from the other fees that may be involved in a real estate transaction, and there are a LOT of fees.  Th...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 3
This is a common question from both buyers and sellers... For Sellers... The object is to get enough that it would be painful for the buyers to walk away without cause after the contingencies are settled.  For instance, $100 is obviously too low.  Just about anyone would be willing to walk away f...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 6
I can almost hear you say, "Pricing isn't about price?  Then what the heck is it about?" Here is the bottom line.  Just about every home on the market has a narrow range it WILL sell in.  Whether it is priced at $50,000 or $500,000, there is a price at which it will sell.  Below that price and we...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 8
This is a simple question... I have asked it before and the answer has always been a resounding "because that is how we have always done it."  What am I talking about? Why is it that MLS entries are ALL CAPS? It doesn't make sense.  It is common knowledge that ALL CAPS is the www version of yelli...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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I just made two updates on my other blog that I think are worth noting. Listings! The first is that I was able to re-deploy the Lane’s Listings section.  Now you will see the page tab near the top of the site.  Hovering over it will show you my current personal listings as well as a link to enter...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 5
  Image by jeremypullen via Flickr That has to be the most tired and over-used statement in real estate.  But there is a problem with it…  It kind of died as a truism. The idea behind that statement is that homes in the right area could bring more money.  And that has always been true…  But there...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 15
I am getting pretty tired of seeing... Offer will not be submitted to seller unless buyer prequalifies with ___ Mortgage. Let me give you a clue... Yes, you WILL submit the offer.  It may be rejected by your client, but you will submit the offer.  If you don't, feel free to send me a note in writ...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 11
I have done a couple of surveys of photos on listings in Lilburn, GA.  It is pretty interesting to see how many pictures are included on local homes for sale.  It is also a bit annoying... because there are still WAY too many homes that aren't being represented well.  Here is some base data for l...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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This ISN'T about Jeremy and Brad...  It isn't even about Rich or Mike.  It is about something that WE do as real estate agents.  We build communities.  Builders build houses.  People build homes.  Neighbors build communities.  We are the ultimate neighbor... when we are really doing our job.  I f...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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There are a lot of real estate agents.  The NAR reports over 1.2 million members, and the Atlanta area alone has more than 40,000.  It is hard to NOT know a real estate agent.  Regardless of where I go and who I talk with, they know an agent.  Today at the cell phone store, the clerk helping me h...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
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Showers flirted with the event, with a few passing through, but there were some pretty cool rides that dodged the drops to make the event. Smoke Rise Baptist Church holds this event on the first Saturday in May each year.  Here is the event website. Below is a slide show with all of the cars that...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 6
Real estate listings need a sign.  They all have one, right... or at least most...  But there is one problem with the ubiquitous real estate sign... it is boring! I don't like "normal" I like EXCEPTIONAL... Real estate signs aren't an exception.  I have long been tired of the same ol' signs...  s...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 5
Bailey Services/GarageHomesUSA.com has brought onboard a new staffer.  This is the first that we have gone outside of the immediate family to find help.  Maggie looks to be a great worker.  We are confident that she will sniff out the best deals for buyers, scratch out the competition and hunt do...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 2
Ok, it really doesn't have anything to do with concrete (rebar).  It actually doesn't have anything to do with drinking, either (bar camp).  Instead, it is about peer-to-peer technology education.  Blogging, social networking, video, listing search technologies and better utilization of market da...

By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
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My church, the Atlanta Church of Christ Gwinnett, will be having an international Sunday next week.  Service is at 10 with food to follow. Services are at Meadowcreek High School in the theater. There will be food from all over the globe. It is quite a spread.  This is one of my favorite events o...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 0
I know... most sellers at some point take a look at the 'Zestimate' that Zillow produces for their property.  And there is almost always one of two reactions... "Those people are on crack, my house is worth way more than that" (if the Zestimate is lower than expected) "Wow, I didn't know it was w...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 0
I can't think of a question that I am asked more... What is my home worth? And there as many answers as there are times the question is asked.  There are a lot of sources for the information... Appraisers Real Estate Agents Automated Valuation Models And the results come in many flavors... Apprai...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 4
The Smoke Rise Baptist Church Car Show, scheduled for today was delayed by weather.  Overnight rains forced the organizers to alter the date, fearing more poor weather. A few cars showed up this morning, but apparently the website and email list was pretty effective at getting out the word. One o...

By Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy
(Century 21 Results Realty)
Comments 6
One morning last week I dropped by 590 Baltimore Ave in Lilburn to meet with the sellers and the inspector.  They were having a pre-listing inspection performed to make sure that everything was in perfect condition. It is obvious from just walking through that the property has been well cared for...

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