buckhead realtor: 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?
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buckhead realtor: Buckhead Real Estate Market Report for Buyers - January 2011 - 02/04/11 03:44 PM
From a buyers perspective Buckhead continues to offer wonderful opportunities in every category with the exception of new construction, generally because so little has been built in the last few years. Homebuyers took a break in January resulting in a 17% decrease in pending home sales from Decembers’ volume, this is normal for the season.
Foreclosures continue to make up almost 53% of pending sales below $1.5 million and sales above $1.5 million again required large price reductions, averaging 22% off of the original list price, representing savings opportunities for buyers.
Buckhead Real Estate Activity by Price Range
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buckhead realtor: Brookwood Hills Home of the Week – January 24 - 01/25/11 02:06 PM


Located at 70 Huntington Road, this recently renovated cottage offers three bedrooms and three full baths. True to its 1925 Craftsman architectural style, the home has all of the expected details. There is also a screened porch, a sunroom, a lattice-enclosed garden room and a nursery/office. Walk to the popular Brookwood Hills Community Club as well as area restaurants and shops.
In the E. Rivers school district, this home is offered at $795,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Brookhaven Home of the Week – January 24 - 01/25/11 02:04 PM

Located at 4271 Club Drive, this stunning shingle and stone house offers five bedrooms, six full and one half baths, open floor plan and wonderful finishes and features. The main-floor master suite opens to a porch overlooking the saltwater pool. Brazilian cherry floors are used throughout. There is a keeping room with vaulted ceilings and weathered beams, a media room, and much, much more!
In the Sarah Smith school district, this home is offered at $2,199,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Argonne Forest Home of the Week – January 24 - 01/25/11 02:03 PM

Located at 510 Argonne Drive, this stone and shingle home boasts an “all-suite” floor plan that includes a Master Suite on the main floor, an adjacent fireside study, a new kitchen with Bosch appliances and an open, airy floor plan. With a total of 8 bedrooms and nine full baths, there is room for a large family or plenty of guests!
In the Morris Brandon school district, this home if offered at $1,070,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Wood Valley Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:31 AM

Located at 3257 Wood Valley Road in the popular Wood Valley neighborhood, this sun-filled four bedroom, 3.5 bath home has recently been updated and features a kitchen that opens to a family room, vaulted ceilings, and a large, flat lot. Located in the Warren T. Jackson school district, this well-maintained home is priced at $929,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
Check out my Resources for Homebuyers for useful tips and advice.
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buckhead realtor: Wildwood Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:30 AM

Built in 2006, this gorgeous five-bedroom, 5-bath home has numerous upgrades, including a porte cochere with easy access to the kitchen and mud room, 10′ ceilings on the main level, reclaimed brick, rustic beams and more. Originally priced at $1,195,000, this Wildwood home is now offered at $1,050,000. It is located in the Morris Brandon school district!
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
Check out my Resources for Homebuyers for useful tips and advice.
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buckhead realtor: Tuxedo Park Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:29 AM

This elegant Clem Ford designed home, built in 1950, is one of my favorites. Copied a few times in the Buckhead area, this is the original! Sited on 2.4 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens from noted landscape architect Ryan Gainey, the grounds feature a pool and a pool house.
Located at 3555 Knollwood Drive, this home is classic Tuxedo Park! Originally priced at $4.3 million, it is now offered at $3.9 million. The home is located in the Warren T. Jackson school district and is convenient to numerous private schools.
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buckhead realtor: Springlake Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:27 AM

Cute as a puppy and not half as messy! This adorable Springlake cottage, located at 689 Wilson Road, offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level as well as a finished basement with an office, playroom and half-bath. Included is a one-bedroom guest house. This well-maintained home is located in the Morris Brandon school district and was recently reduced $59,000 to $540,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
Check out my Resources for Homebuyers for useful tips and advice.
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buckhead realtor: Peachtree Park Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:26 AM

If you’re in the market for a home, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath Peachtree Park home is well worth your time! An approved short sale, this home was originally listed for $999,000 and is currently offered at $816,000. Located in the Garden Hills Elementary School district, this home features a Master on main with a separate Laundry and walk-in closet. The Kitchen, Keeping Room and Breakfast Room all look over a tranquil courtyard designed by Dan Franklin. Renovated in 2003, this home also offers a full, finished basement.
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buckhead realtor: Peachtree Heights West Home of the Week - January 17Buckhead real estate, buckhead real estate agent, buckhead realtor, buckhead homes, Conrad lyles - 01/17/11 11:25 AM

Built in 1947 and completely rebuilt in 2008, this charming Dutch Colonial home is a true jewel box! Award-winning architect Stanley Dixon’s signature touches can be seen in this home, including board walls, rustic beams and tasteful moldings. With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, this home is much larger than it looks. The flat, private back yard offers plenty of room for a pool.
Located at 229 Nacoochee Drive, in the E. Rivers school district, this home is offered at $1,975,000.
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buckhead realtor: Peachtree Heights East Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:23 AM

Located at 2643 Arlene Way, this Peachtree Heights East home has all of the bells and whistles! The kitchen is a cooks dream with limestone counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, island and more. The kitchen overlooks the family room and a screen porch. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. The finished lower level includes a bar and half bath.
In the Garden Hills school district, you can easily walk to area shops and restaurants. Offered at $1,100,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Paces Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:22 AM

Built in 2006, this extraordinary 6-bedroom home is located on 2 acres at 3430 Old Plantation Road in the Paces neighborhood. Designed by Harrison Design Associates, the home offers an open floor plan overlooking a vast loggia, five fireplaces, wide-planked walnut floors, a saltwater pool, brick and stone construction, slate roof, copper gutters and much, much more.
Originally offered at $4,975,000, the home is now priced at $3,975,000!
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: North Buckhead Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:20 AM

A modernist showplace like no other in Buckhead! Infinity-edge heated pool, radiant heat floors throughout, Bosch appliances, 8 security cameras, wine cellar and much more. There are four bedrooms with four full and one half bath. An entertainers dream, the outdoor spaces include a fireplace and covered terrace. Located in the Sarah Smith school district.
Originally priced at $1,650,000, this four year old home is now available for $1,450,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Mount Paran / Northside Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:19 AM

One of my favorite homes in Buckhead, this exquisite 6 bedroom home was designed by renowned Atlanta architect Norman Askins. Sited on over two acres at 4360 Garmon Road, the home offers gleaming heart-pine floors, vaulted ceilings with rustic beams, an open, inviting floor plan and more. A heated pool is set among the professional landscaping. Located in the Warren Jackson school district.
Originally offered at $4,500,000, this home is now available for $3,000,000.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
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buckhead realtor: Memorial Park Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:17 AM

Classic Buckhead cottage from the 1940′s, this Memorial Park home offers two bedrooms and a single bath. The floor plan could be expanded as the private, wooded lot offers plenty of available space. Located in the Morris Brandon Elementary school district, this represents a great opportunity to get into a popular neighborhood and possibly build later.
Offered at $379,900, the home is located at 2425 Oldfield Road.
If you are interested in seeing this home and/or working with me as your buyers’ agent, please give me a call at (404) 841-9634.
Check out my Resources for Homebuyers for useful tips and advice.
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buckhead realtor: Kingswood Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:15 AM

There simply are not many homes like this available in Buckhead. Originally built in 1965, this exceptional home was recently renovated under the direction of noted Atlanta architect Yong Pak. Sited on more than 2 acres at 3873 Dumbarton Road, the home overlooks 75 acres of pastureland. With 9 bedrooms and 13 full baths, this home welcomes large families.
Located in the Warren Jackson school district, this home is convenient to all area private schools. Offered at $6,195,000.
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buckhead realtor: Haynes Manor Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:14 AM

A true work of art from Atlanta architect Stanley Dixon and builder Mark Palmer. Everything about this home, located at 280 Peachtree Battle Avenue, speaks of exceptional quality. From the imported brick to the plaster walls, detailed millwork and fixtures, this home was built to last. Sited on a prominent hill overlooking Peachtree Battle Avenue, this home offers 4 bedrooms and 5 full baths.
Recently reduced $1,000,000, the current asking price is $3,500,000. Located in the E. Rivers school district.
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buckhead realtor: Garden Hills Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:12 AM

A Garden Hills gem, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, located at 189 Rumson Road, is a short walk to neighborhood schools, parks, shopping and dining. It features hardwood floors, an open, airy feel, and plenty of custom built-in storage. The Master Bedroom features vaulted ceilings and a fireplace! The screened porch is a great place to relax. Located in the Garden Hills Elementary school district, the home is also convenient to the popular International School.
Offered at $675,000.
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buckhead realtor: Collier Hills Home of the Week - January 17 - 01/17/11 11:11 AM

Located at 484 Echota Drive, this five bedroom, five bath home offers three finished levels of living space. The main floor includes a guest suite, a fireside family room with French doors leading to a spacious deck and a sunny neutral Kitchen. The upper floor includes the Master Suite and two additional bedrooms. The finished terrace level offers an additional bedroom and bath as well as a recreation room and an abundance of storage.
Recently reduced $100,000, this home is now offered at $799,000. It is located in the E. Rivers school district.
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