Atlanta Real Estate Articles, News, Information & Resources

Atlanta Real Estate Articles, News & Information Blog / Atlanta Home Buying & Selling Resources

Atlanta Real Estate Articles, News, Information & Resources header image 1

Atlanta Real Estate Agent Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

September 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments


ATLANTA, GA, For Immediate Release – Keller Williams Realty, The Rawls Group, is pleased to announce that Atlanta Real Estate Agent, Debby Braun has become a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). CDPE experts better understand market conditions and are equipped to help sellers through what can be a very emotional experience. After completing the course, Debby is amply prepared to assist homeowners in sidestepping foreclosure. [Read more →]

→ 2 CommentsTags: Atlanta Forclosures · Atlanta Real Estate · Atlanta Short Sales · Forclosures · Real Estate · Short Sales

Keller Williams Realty Wins The 2008 Atlanta Consumers’ Choice Award

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Consumers Choice Award For Business Excellence Keller Williams RealtyThe Consumers’ Choice AwardTM (CCA) was established in 1986 to identify and promote business excellence. The CCA program each year commissions a survey in which consumers are asked to identify their favorite businesses. Respondents are asked to consider criteria such as Value, Professionalism, and Service when making their choice. The CCA is unique in North America as the winners are determined by consumers and not by a panel of judges.

The process is a perfect example of market research used to serve the best interests of the public. Jim Heisler, PhD., is Vice President of Customer Loyalty for HarrisInteractive (best known for the Harris Poll) which leads the industry in public opinion surveys. He says, “It’s truly democratic. The people nominate the businesses. The people select their choice on the basis of polling, and the people who are asked to vote are representative of Atlanta in terms of demographics.” [Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Atlanta Real Estate · Real Estate

Technology and Real Estate Agents – Will Machines Replace Us?

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The Castles By Chrissy Team prides itself in cutting-edge technology and providing our Atlanta Real Estate clients with state-of-the-art Internet marketing. It has proven time and time again to be the most successful marketing tool for us, reaching a far greater audience than any print, TV, or mail marketing piece could. However, does that mean as a buying and/or selling agent that we’re very replaceable?

My professional opinion is an emphatic “NO!”. While the Internet can provide more information, faster, and to a broader audience – a buyer and a seller still need the “human touch”. Take for instance online real estate resources such as Zillow or House Values that can instantaneously provide a value for your home – how accurate is the value? I had one client show me that their home was worth $900,000 when the highest comp in their actual Atlanta neighborhood was only $455k! Clearly, a computer can’t add the “brain” that is so necessary in effectively marketing a home. [Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Atlanta Real Estate · Real Estate

Atlanta Foreclosures - Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

It use to be that if you heard about an Atlanta home going into foreclosure, that you wanted to jump all over the opportunity of getting the best deal in town. Well that may not always be the case these days. Foreclosure statistics are astounding for the Atlanta real estate market today. In April alone there were 7,271 foreclosures reported by national foreclosure research firm Realty Trac LLC. And believe it or not, that number was down from the previous month, which boasted 11,047 (nearly a 45% increase from February)!

Yes, foreclosures are coming fast and fierce in the Atlanta Real Estate market – but what does that mean for you? Does that mean you should rule out non-foreclosure Homes For Sale in Atlanta and solely wait on a foreclosure to come up in the neighborhood you are wanting? Or does it mean you shouldn’t narrow your search to a specific Atlanta neighborhood or community at all, instead searching for any and all foreclosures around metro Atlanta? [Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Atlanta Forclosures

At Home in Cumming, GA / About The Cumming area of North Atlanta

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Cumming, GA is a city in North Metro Atlanta and is the county seat for Forsyth County, Georgia. Cumming is located just north of Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell and Alpharetta in North Fulton County, and just south of Dawsonville in Dawson County. These areas form an area often referred to by local residents and businesses as the “400 Corridor” because all of these cities/areas are located just off Georgia Highway 400 heading north out of Atlanta.

Over the past few years the Cumming / Forsyth County area has gained national notoriety for being one of the fastest growing areas in the country, largely due to the population growth and urban sprawl heading north out of Atlanta. Many of Atlanta’s top home builders and developers now offer fabulous communities with Cumming Homes for sale. [Read more →]

→ No CommentsTags: Atlanta · Atlanta Luxury Homes · Atlanta Luxury Real Estate · Cumming · Cumming Homes · Cumming Luxury Homes · Cumming Luxury Real Estate · Cumming Real Estate · North Atlanta · North Atlanta Luxury Homes · North Atlanta Luxury Real Estate