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Largest increases in metro Atlanta home prices

WSBTV reported on Friday that housing values rose sharply in a number of areas in Atlanta between 2006 and 2007.  The Atlanta Journal -Constitution’s website offers a report providing the data on the areas with the largest increases. http://projects.ajchomefinder.com/atlanta-home-sales-report/ziplisting/-diff_price/

Of course, there were also areas with sharp declines in value. The areas with the largest decline in value were those hard hit by foreclosures.

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June 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

Tips for Selling Your House in a Tight Real Estate Market

Erica Whitney, real estate investor and agent joined me today on Real Estate Reality Radio to talk about today’s real estate market. 

Erica’s best tip for selling your house in a tight real estate market: Give them the Wow Factor.  The “Wow Factor” includes making the house look top notch & pricing it right. 

To make the home look top notch, clean it up, give it a fresh coat of paint, clean or replace carpets and add some new light fixtures if necessary.   Stage the home with furnishings and accessories to make it look inviting.  Give the buyer a reason to think, “Wow -right features, right price!”

Price the home at or below the most recent comparable sales.  Erica shared some interesting information on pricing.  She said, “If you’ve had 10-12 showings and no offers -You’re 5-10% over priced.”  “If you have no showings you’re 10% over priced.”

Other topics discussed:  where to invest, cash flow, tenant management, the new GA Purchase and Sale contract, short sales, and more!  Here’s what one listener had to say about the show, ”

“I very much enjoyed listening to your broadcast. You helped me better understand the options around management of properties after the purchase is complete.” 

Thanks, 

Giulio

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February 22, 2008 Posted by | atlanta real estate market, Real Estate, Real Estate Investing, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment