Name recognition or un-vetted referral are too often the criteria for hiring a real estate agent . There’s a lot at stake in buying or selling a home; deciding with whom to place your trust and confidence warrants digging deeper and demanding more. ACCESS, ADVISE and ADVOCACY offer a meaningful framework for evaluating a real estate agent.
If you are a buyer touring a home, be careful of what you say and do; the seller (or the listing agent) may be watching, listening or recording. That’s right, the nanny cam, security camera or other audio and video devices may be active in a home during a showing, watching and listening to what […]
Anyone who has bought or sold a home in Georgia is familiar with the Seller Property Disclosure Statement. This multi-page checklist is designed to help sellers disclose to buyers known property defects, as required under Georgia law. The comprehensiveness of the form gives the impression that Georgia imposes a high disclosure standard on Sellers. The disclosure […]
A recent Bloomberg article, citing a Trulia report, ranked Atlanta as third in the nation for real estate contracts failing to close. The Report indicates that, in 2016, nearly 11% of Atlanta real estate contracts fell through. This is nearly three times the 3.9% national average (the rate for Sage clients is less than 5%) […]
I saw a Facebook post late last year showing a photo of a house along with “Love this house! I put an offer in today. Hope I get it!!!” In addition to the dozens of “likes,” the comments revealed how the poster (not our client) had lost out on two other homes that she had […]