buckhead real estate: Annoying Brokerage Practice #47 - 04/20/11 02:22 PM

First, let me state that I love this business. I wouldn’t have stayed in it for almost thirty years otherwise. But there are a few things about the real estate industry, and some of the practices employed by some firms, that really grind my gears. Number 47 on that list is managing brokers pressuring agents to get price reductions from their seller clients. Sure, if a home has languished on the market, a price reduction may be a necessary move. But if it’s all in the name of generating cash flow for the brokerage at the expense of the seller, … (2 comments)

buckhead real estate: Big Firm, Little Firm. What's the Difference in Real Estate Firms? - 04/20/11 09:00 AM
I was having coffee with my regular group of guys at Starbucks recently and thought about what each of them do for a living; all very successful investment managers, chemical brokers, management consultants and the like. None of them, however, work for a big company. They each own their own boutique business.
Maybe it was the caffeine, but my brain went into overdrive. Why is it, I thought, that so many successful service providers are small firms being run by highly-experienced people, yet real estate is dominated by large firms?
To find the answer, we have to look back a few decades. Back … (3 comments)

buckhead real estate: Buckhead Real Estate Market Report - March 2011 - 04/12/11 10:34 PM
March Highlights
·       14% increase in available inventory from February affecting every price level except over $3 million.
·       Distress sales (foreclosures or short sales) continue to make up more than 50% of all pending sales.
·       Average days on market (time required to sell) fell 15% from February.
·       Volume of closed sales increased 40% from February.
 
Buckhead Real Estate Activity by Price Range
 
Under $500,000: The lowest price range in our report continues to be the most active with eight new contracts written. There were 21 new pending sales, 16 of which were foreclosures or short sales. … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: National Association of Realtors Out of Touch with Reality - 03/02/11 06:55 PM
Only weeks after Google announces its new 'Farmer" algorithm that punishes people for regurgitating content that others have posted, the National Association of Realtors announces HouseLogic, a service that provides, you guessed it, ready-to-post content on all facets of home ownership. Wow! All you do is copy and paste. That's exactly what Google is penalizing folks for with Farmer. Just goes to show how extraordinarily out of touch the NAR is with reality.
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buckhead real estate: Buckhead Real Estate Market Report - February 2011 - 03/02/11 06:50 PM
Spring is on the way and we are certainly seeing the results in the Buckhead real estate market. This month’s highlights include;An 81% increase in new contracts written in February over January’s volumeA 21% increase in pending sales over January figuresA 31% increase in closed sales from the previous monthAnd, unfortunately, the percentage of foreclosures and short sales to total sales under $1.5 million increased by 24% from January numbers.Buckhead Real Estate Activity by Price RangeUnder $500,000: The lowest price range in our report continues to be the most active with six new contracts written. There were 16 new pending sales, … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Wood Valley Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 01:05 PM
If it was Summer you’d hear the crickets chirping in Wood Valley. January was so quiet there were no new contracts, no pending sales, no closings. But there are five available homes, priced from $675,000 to $2.1 million.
If you are looking for a home in Wood Valley, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Wildwood Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 01:04 PM
Wildwood sellers are eagerly awaiting Spring and an increase in buying activity! With the exception of one foreclosure that closed in January there was no other activity to report. There are now 5 available homes, priced from $265,000 to $1.1 million.
If you are looking for a home in Wildwood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Tuxedo Park Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 01:03 PM
As is consistent with the upper price range neighborhoods, activity in Tuxedo Park was very slow in January. There were no new contracts written, no existing contracts that became pending sales and only a single closing. There are now 25 homes available in Tuxedo Park, priced from $550,000 to $14.9 million.
If you are looking for a home in Tuxedo Park, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Springlake Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 01:02 PM
Activity in Springlake was stuck in a hard freeze in January. There was no activity to report. There are still six available homes, priced from $299,000 to $685,000.
If you are looking for a home in Springlake, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have any questions about real estate, feel free to call me at … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Peachtree Park Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 01:01 PM
Maybe the buyers were stuck in the snow in January and couldn’t get out. There were no new contracts written, no new pending sales, yet there was one closing in January! There are now 18 homes available, priced from $299,000 to $999,500.
If you are looking for a home in the Peachtree Park, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Peachtree Heights West Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:59 PM
Activity was quite slow in January with only one closed sale. There were no new contracts written nor any existing contracts that became pending sales. There are 30 available homes priced from $739,000 to $19.9 million.
If you are looking for a home in Peachtree Heights West, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have any … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Peachtree Heights East Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:58 PM
Activity in January was limited to one new home going under contract and one existing contract becoming a pending sale. There were no closings in January. There are now eight homes available In Peachtree Heights East, priced from $$395,000 to $1.1 million.
If you are looking for a home in Peachtree Heights East, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Paces Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:57 PM
Perhaps the buyers were hibernating in January and missed all of the beautiful homes for sale in the Paces area. There was no activity to report. There are now 16 available homes, priced from $650,000 to $12.5 million.
If you are looking for a home in the Paces neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you … (1 comments)

buckhead real estate: North Buckhead Real Estate Report - January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:56 PM
North Buckhead saw the most activity of any Buckhead neighborhood in January. There were five new homes under contract with one of those being a foreclosure. Three existing contracts became pending sales with one of those being a foreclosure. One sale of a foreclosure closed in January. There are now 60 available homes, priced from $175,900 to $2,195,000.
If you are looking for a home in the North Buckhead neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Mount Paran/Northside Real Estate Report - January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:55 PM
Activity was slow in January with only two new homes going under contract and one existing contract becoming a pending sale. With no closings, there are now 28 available homes, priced from $399,000 to $8,250,000.
If you are looking for a home in the Mount Paran/Northside neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have any … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Memorial Park Real Estate Report - January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:53 PM
OK buyers. There are four available houses in Memorial Park, priced from $379,900 to $1,299,000. It’s a very nice neighborhood. Let’s not have another month with no activity at all!
If you are looking for a home in the Memorial Park neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have any questions about real estate, feel … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Haynes Manor Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:52 PM
Not too much happened in Haynes Manor in January. There were no new contracts written, no pending sales and only one closed sale. Inventory now stands at 14 available homes, priced from $299,000 to $5.2 million.
If you are looking for a home in the Haynes Manor neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Collier Hills Real Estate Report – January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:50 PM
Collier Hills saw one existing contract become a pending sale in January. That’s it. nothing else. So, there are now 20 homes available from $299,000 to $799,000.
If you are looking for a home in the Collier Hills neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
And, as always, if you have any questions about real estate, feel free to call … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Chastain Park Real Estate Report - January 2011 - 02/06/11 12:48 PM
Chastain Park saw three existing contracts become pending sales during January as well as three closings. One of those closings was a foreclosure. There were no new contracts written in January. There are now 29 homes available in Chastain Park, ranging from $399,000 to $3,495,000.
If you are looking for a home in the Chastain Park neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help … (0 comments)

buckhead real estate: Castlewood Real Estate Market Report - January 2011 - 02/04/11 03:54 PM
Maybe it was the snow, but buyers stayed away from Castlewood in January. There was no activity at all. We still have five available homes in Castlewood, priced from $429,000 to $759,000.
If you are trying to sell your home, or planning to sell soon, check out the Resources for Selling Your Home section of our web site. There you’ll find lots of useful articles that might just help you sell faster!
If you are looking for a home in the Castlewood neighborhood, be sure to check out our Buckhead Real Estate Search.
And, as always, if you have any questions about real estate, … (0 comments)

 
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