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01/24/2018
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SOLD Twice in Less Than 2 Weeks

For 102% of List Price!

 

2087 Plantation Rd-Lawrenceville

Listed for $210,000; SOLD for $215,000

 

To follow up on the last email, wanted to share a perfect example of what a REAL Realtor© does to get the deal done.  We received multiple offers shortly after listing (my seller’s hard work getting the house ready paid off). We chose the offer with the best terms for the sellers. After a few days the buyer got cold feet (it was her first purchase). Before calling my clients to share the news, I called the Realtor© for our 2nd runner up. Thankfully, his client hadn’t found another home & was still very interested in my listing; we were back under contract within a few hours. Needless to say, the call to my sellers, to tell them the first buyer changed her mind went much better because I was able to tell them another offer was on the way.

 

This is a perfect example of the unexpected & unpredictable situations that arise in real estate transactions. It also demonstrates why it is crucial to the success of your deal to have an experienced professional representing you, like me. So if you or someone you know is considering buying &/or selling a home contact me TODAY to be sure you have the best experience possible.

 

Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home or to check sales activity in your area:

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

All the best,

Debby

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Is it real?

01/11/2018
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The REAL deal about

Real Estate Transactions

 

Many new “services” are popping up to help people buy & sell homes. They make all sorts of promises & suggest they have a new twist when it’s really anything anyone can do & have been part of most real estate transactions since inception. For example:

  • “Buy & sell on the same day” -We call that back to back closings & it’s been done for years
  • “Close when you want to” -Selecting a closing date is a negotiating point in any transaction
  • “We’ll tell you want to do to get the house ready & send contractors” – That’s called staging, an experienced Realtor can share pointers on what buyers like & they know the people to get the work done.
  • “We’ll buy your house” – People stop listening after that part & miss the huge disclaimer about buying it at “their price” which is less than market value. They want to make money flipping it which means they “buy low”.  Ask them how many houses they’ve bought & at what % of market value.
  • “Discounted commission or fee only” – You get what you pay for. If the person helping you is only making a few hundred dollars, what is their incentive to do the extra work to make a transaction go smoothly? Also, if they’re discounting their commission right off the bat, what does that say about their negotiating skills?

These companies work on the quantity model vs. the quality model. Their goal is cram as many transactions as possible into a day. Not to mention, most of the agents are brand new & lack the necessary expertise to fully represent their clients.

Buying & selling homes is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make in their lives. Do you want an inexperienced rookie, whose priority is doing as many deals as possible working “for” you? Or do you want to be represented by an experienced Realtor with the knowledge, expertise & finesse to get it done right? If it’s, the later, look no further. Call me TODAY to get started! Can’t wait to find your dream home? Just follow this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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