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Back to school already???!!!

07/19/2017
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Is it just me, or did this summer FLY by???  Hard to believe some school districts are back in session JULY 31st!!!  I hope you all enjoyed your break and wishing you the best with this upcoming school year.

And just like this weather, the Atlanta Real Estate Market is HOT, HOT, HOT.  Now that the kids are back in school, contact me TODAY to see how I can help make your real estate dreams a reality.

Can’t wait?  Start searching for your new home now:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Check out my customer reviews

07/19/2017
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To follow up on the blog about the importance of choosing the right Realtor©, wanted to share a few recent raving reviews from my very happy clients:

***** Highly likely to recommend

07/05/2017 – David White

Bought a home in 2015 in Holbrook, GA 30004.

“My wife and I have worked with Debby Braun on a number of properties and we can always rely on Debby to have the latest market knowledge and to guide us on making the best decisions. Debby is incredibly responsive and we highly recommend her to you!!”

***** Highly likely to recommend

06/26/2017 – jim mcginnis

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $175K in Woodstock, GA.

“Debbie helped me in selling my father’s home and finding him an appropriate place for him, a senior whose mobility is decreasing. Showings always met search criteria, I was always kept in the loop, and Debbie made my father feel as though he was her most important client. Her professionalism and immediate responsiveness was greatly appreciated.”

***** Highly likely to recommend

06/23/2017 – jmaw

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in Roswell, GA.

“Debbie was very down to earth and easy to talk to from day 1. I never felt like I had to impress her. She was very helpful pointing out what needed to be done before the house went on the market. She also supplied names of people who could make the minimal improvements. I was very happy with them. Thanks Debbie for getting our house sold in such a crazy, short period of time. :)”

Contact me TODAY to find out how I can use my Realtor© expertise to help you with your real estate needs.

All the best,

Debby


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Interested in a Career in Real Estate?

06/11/2017
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If you or someone you know is considering a career change to real estate this is a great opportunity to learn more about the industry to help you make that decision. You’ll hear the truth (really) about the real estate business from some our office’s top producers. Please let me know if you’d like to join us so I can look out for you.

Debby


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Should I rent or should I buy?

06/09/2017
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Rent or Buy?

What’s the best choice for you?

Wondering why Landlords continue to raise rental rates? Because they can! Rentals are at capacity in the Metro Area for apartments & single family homes. Demand is high & supply is low so rates are going up. Rental rates rose an average of 5% last year and have increased as much as 3% in some parts of the city this year. Interestingly, per a recent article in Atlanta Agent Magazine rental rates are rising faster in the suburbs than in the city:

https://atlantaagentmagazine.com/2017/05/23/suburban-atlanta-rents-rising-faster-city-rents-study-shows/

 

Whether potential buyers are considering their first home purchase, downsizing, buying after a divorce, etc. they are in a quandary whether to rent or buy. Beyond the personal/emotional motives to owning a home, there are many financial benefits to homeownership too. However, renting may be better for some. Here’s a cool tool to help you decide what’s best for you:

http://www.realtor.com/mortgage/tools/rent-or-buy-calculator/

 

Of course, I’m always happy to help you (&/or someone you know) determine the best choice for you as well as share more details about the advantages of home ownership. Just contact me today to get started! Can’t wait? Follow this link to my website for more info about the home buying process. The site includes a link to search the Multiple Listing Services & other fun stuff too:

http://www.debbybraun.com/atlanta_home_buyers.asp

All the best,

Debby


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06/01/2017
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Atlanta home values surpass

pre-recession peak!

Absolutely thrilled to report that Atlanta home values have surpassed the peaks of 2007! The average sales price for detached housing is up 5% YTD from 2016. Owners of condos & townhouses will be pleased to learn attached housing prices are up 9% YTD from last year.

Continued economic recovery & low inventory are 2 of the main causes for price increases.

Sellers are loving this!! So if you or someone you know is thinking about making a move, contact me TODAY to learn more about how you can take advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s market.

All the best,

Debby


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School’s Out for SUMMER!!!

05/24/2017
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Looking for things to do this summer?  Check out these AWESOME ideas in the Atlanta Area:

Have a recent graduate and suddenly find yourself an “empty-nester”? Looking to downsize?  Or are you wanting to move into a new school district this summer?  Just follow this link to begin searching for your new home:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Hiring the RIGHT Realtor© is Crucial

05/19/2017
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Would you hire this Realtor©?

Would you hire this Realtor©?  There are so many reasons to hire someone else; it’s a topic for another email. Now that the market is hot again everyone & their cousin is jumping into real estate. We all want to support our friends & family members. However, buying &/or selling a home is one of the biggest transactions in a person’s lifetime. Therefore, it is IMPERATIVE that you be represented by an experienced professional (like me)! To affirm you’ve made the right choice I’d like to share the email below from a client; just closed my 3rd deal with them. It all started with answering a sign call on one of my listings years ago……..

“We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all that you have done to help us move back to the ATL.  We were so blessed years ago to happen upon this real estate lady when we were trying to find a house and that turned into a friendship that has continued to be a blessing to us.  This move back turned into more of a challenge and we are so thankful for all the effort you put in to help us find the perfect home for us.  Thanks for sticking with us throughout this process and for always keeping our best interest in mind.  You are more than our agent, we are honored to call you our friend.”

That says it all, couldn’t have put it better myself! So if you or someone you know is considering a move, contact me TODAY to receive the same concierge like service. Wondering about inventory & prices in your area? Always happy to help with that too! Can’t wait to get started? Just follow this link for the answer: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Happy Mother’s Day

05/10/2017
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Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day! The day to tell Mom, and all the special women in our lives, how much you love them.  Make them feel special, spend some time with them and let them RELAX.  Be sure to show your appreciation for everything they’ve done for you and give them that extra attention they deserve.

Is a new home on your Mom’s wish list this year? Follow the link below to check on sales in her current neighborhood and to find her a new home: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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05/02/2017
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Did not receive any traffic navigation suggestions from last week’s plea. Either no one has found a good work around or they wanted to keep their route as clear as possible & didn’t share (If so, shame on them).  Since we’re all frustrated with the traffic wanted to share something else positive; Keller Williams RED Day.

So you may be wondering – What is Red Day? RED stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, it is Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. RED Day was created in 2009 to honor one of our founders, Mo Anderson’s, birthday by spending the day away from our businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in our communities. RED Day is just another example of our commitment to each other and the cities and towns where we live and work.

This year on May 11, my office wants to really make an impact – we have a chance to encourage & connect with young, underprivileged children. We will be going to the Andrew Young YMCA in Atlanta where we will be there providing hands on attention that these kids crave!  The moms will not be there; our focus will be helping the kids to make jewelry &/or a Mother’s Day cards to take home to their Moms as well as interacting with the children and giving them a great afternoon.

We need your help to make this happen. You can help by donating items to make the mother’s day cards as well as donate items for the Summer YMCA programs. This is what we need:

Card stock or construction paper for cards

Stickers, markers, colored pencils for cards

Organic sunscreen (Garden Goddess brand was specified)

Band-Aids

Bubbles

Play equipment – hula hoops/badminton/yard games

Basketballs

Kick balls

Jump ropes

Beach balls

Tennis balls

Games – Apples to Apples , UNO, Checkers , Chess, Connect Four, etc.

Sidewalk chalk

Any other fun stuff for kids

Of course, we will always take donations to purchase supplies as well. If you have items or funds to donate please let me know & I’ll pick them up. We’ll be extraordinarily grateful & you’ll earn some good Karma.

“You can’t always change the world, but you can change someone else’s world.”

All the best,

Debby


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Crack Killed Atlanta Traffic

04/20/2017
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image source: http://www.wfmz.com

Crack not only killed Apple Jack (for you hip hop fans) it killed Atlanta traffic. We are all doing our best to cope with has to be the worst traffic I’ve ever seen during my 50 years in Atlanta. Wondering what your best work around has been for the traffic; other than the obvious of working from home? As your Atlanta real estate concierge one of my goals is to make your life easier. In that spirit, asking for your suggestions for traffic solutions, will share the responses next week to help you navigate traffic & reach your destination sooner.

Has traffic got you thinking about living closer to work? Always happy to help with that too. Just contact me TODAY. Can’t wait to get started? Simply follow this link to find your dream home with less traffic: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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