Try it myself or hire the right agent?

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Should I try it myself?
Hire the right agent?

3D Character and Thinking , He is standing with question mark

The market is hot, inventory is low, prices are rising, homes are selling within a few days of listing & many lucky sellers are receiving multiple offers. The current market phenomenon is giving some sellers a false sense of security that they can do it on their own & save commission money. In fact, these sellers would have made more money using the right Realtor®. Despite the belief of some, Realtors® truly do more than eat Bon Bons & sip Lattes. As your real estate concierge, my goal is to help you make the best decision for you. In that spirit, here are few things to consider before choosing to go it on your own:

Are you
1. Able to be available on a daily basis to show your house? Yes __ No __
2. Comfortable holding Open Houses and inviting strangers to view your house? Yes __ No __
3. Willing to allow buyers who may not be “qualified to buy” view your house? Yes __ No __

Are you
1. Aware that 80% of what causes a house to sell, in any type of market, is
“how it is priced” (value) and “how it appears” (condition) to the buyer? Yes__ No__
2. Knowledgeable of how to determine the best price for the current market? Yes__ No__
3. Informed of best ways to make your house show to its maximum advantage? Yes__ No__
4. Able to determine which improvements give the best return for dollars spent? Yes__ No__
5. Equipped with a web presence that will reach all buyers, not just FSBO buyers? Yes__ No__

Are You
1. Aware of all disclosures you will need to make? Yes__ No __
2. Prepared to disclose all defects, both current and previously repaired? Yes__ No __
3. Able to accept and legally hold earnest money? Yes__ No __
4. Ready with a copy of a contract should a buyer want to make an offer? Yes__ No __
5. Knowledgeable enough to respond in both a timely and constructive manner to complicated legal contracts,
or have legal counsel available to do this. Yes__ No__
6. Confident that you have sufficient knowledge to evaluate and respond to contingencies in the contract and
protect your interest without jeopardizing your contract? Yes__ No__

Are you
1. Able to accept and evaluate contract offers unemotionally? Yes__ No__
2. Mindful that you and the FSBO buyer have the same primary goal – to save the commission? Your goal is to
receive market price without paying a commission. The FSBO Buyer’s goal is reduce your market price by the
amount of the commission. Yes__ No__
3. Knowledgeable of how to protect your interest and avoid giving away valuable negotiating points while
showing your house? Yes__ No__

Are you
1. Aware that the greatest challenge in selling your house is not finding a buyer and getting a contract, but
getting to the closing table? Yes__ No__
2. Comfortable you can overcome the inevitable “buyer’s remorse” syndrome? Yes__ No__
3. Prepared to deal with any buyer’s loan challenges required for final loan approval? Yes__ No__
4. Willing to deal with and overcome inspection issues? Yes__ No__
5. Knowledgeable of how to deal with low appraisals? Yes__ No__
6. Able to effectively deal with emotional closing issues? Yes__
If this brief survey has helped you understand the importance of proper representation, the next step is choosing the right Realtor®. That would be me, of course. Still on the fence? There’s lots more to consider; I’m always happy to share the full For Sale By Owner Guide & answer any questions.

All the best,


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You’re invited to a very special appreciation event

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Dinner or Dessert featuring Premier Designs

Wednesday, April 20th at 7 p.m.

Café Intermezzo

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road


As your Atlanta Real Estate Concierge my goal is to make your life easier. To express my sincere appreciation for you & to contribute to your happy life, I wanted to invite you to a very special event presented by myself & Yvonne Ervin of Premier Designs. You are cordially invited to an exclusive evening of fun, fellowship and shopping at my Premier Designs jewelry showing! Feel free to enjoy dinner or dessert while you see the latest jewelry trends.

Update your wardrobe for spring & summer with items from the new collection. Make Mother’s Day marvelous by selecting something beautiful for your special lady. We also have items that are perfect for prom and great for graduation gifts! RSVP to let me know if you can attend and please plan to arrive promptly at 7pm so you won’t miss any of the fun and giveaways 🙂 Everyone present at the party or who places an order before the party will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 door prizes for $50 of FREE jewelry!!

Guys don’t be shy, please join us. This is a great way to cover all your Mother’s Day gifts without going to the Mall. And Café Intermezzo is a MUCH nicer shopping environment than the Mall.  Click here to RSVP

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to place an order towards the event. Premier has numerous items to fit every style & budget! Go to my jeweler’s website at and click on “View my Catalog”. Call Yvonne at 770-842-7267 to process your order over the phone or email your order to her at and she will reply with a PayPal invoice. Thanks!

I look forward to seeing you on April 20th!

Best Wishes,


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