Lorie Gould Reviews Peggy Armstrong How we helped Peggy sell her home by setting the right price and pulling the deal together

"Lorie did a really great job of pulling all the houses for sale and all the houses that sold so we could compare it to my house. After looking at those complete files, I knew that we had the right price. Sure enough we did, in a few weeks we already had some offers. Even after the purchaser ran into some issues, Lorie was able to pull it together and get the deal. She did a great job for me!"

How we helped Keisha sell her home in its first week of listing by providing her resources to get the house prepared

"She got my home on the market fairly quickly and it sold within the first week of it being on the market. She was just incredibly helpful throughout the whole process and gave me a lot of tips on things I needed to do to prepare the house. She also gave me a lot of information to help me save money on a few things that I could do myself and gave me a list of services, like a cleaning company or a carpet cleaning company that would actually come in and help me. I didn’t have to do any research on my own to find those vendors and it was extremely helpful!"

How we helped Mary sell her home in less than a month by making sure the listing price was right

"We had originally discussed one price and then after Lorie got to thinking about it, she strategically raised the price. It ended up being terrific and we went under contract in a week of it being on the market then we closed in less than a month. There’s nothing else I can say, Lorie was great!"

How we helped Dan sell his home by staying on top of the process

"My expectations were definitely exceeded. She really did a great job of telling me upfront what to expect and how we needed to work through the process. She guided me through everything and we had a quick closure at the price I was looking for. She knew what I needed to accomplish and just stayed on top of everything."

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update for August 2014

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Today we are going to talk about what's happening in Atlanta real estate in 2014 and what is coming soon. 2014 has been an exciting year in real estate. The Atlanta market has recovered nicely and we have seen great appreciation for homes across the board.

There is good news in this market, for both buyers and sellers. Sellers have returned to the marketplace and have been walking away with a pretty good profit. Low interest rates have  given sellers those nice appreciation rates. These rates have also benefited buyers, making homes more affordable. 

We are not in a natural market. We are in what we like to call a faux market. Most of this market has been hedge fund groups that have purchased thousands of properties. We have investors in every market, but they don't make up the majority of the market or decrease the inventory as much as they have in our market. The home buyer who is looking to actually live in a home is in a daily fight against cash buyers looking for investment properties. 

So what is to come? Well, there probably won't be any significant changes until the next presidency, but we will see a correction. Because of the low inventory, appreciation has gotten out of hand and we are seeing above normal appreciation numbers. Anytime you have appreciation that's not normal, a correction needs to take place because you don't want homes to get too expensive for people to buy. Interest rates will also start to climb in the next 5 years. Now is an opportune time for a real estate transaction, whether you are a buyer or a seller.