Rhonda Duffy's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty
Weekly education for real estate sellers, real estate buyers and real estate agents.



  Making money on your home is key to many of you. My clients report that they simply would not consider owning a home that they did not make some profit on. The thought of taking a check to closing is repulsive. Here is what I want you to know about making money on your home. The obvious things ...
When buyers come to your home it is critical to know how to talk to them. Here are some guidelines that will help you connect to them and pass along the fond memories that you have collected over the years in your home. Start the process by telling the buyers that you are going to let them walk t...
Real estate can be a very lucrative business. Or, it can be the death trap that many an agent experiences as is evident as this present cycle of real estate corrects itself. Learning to be profitable is not that hard, but it does take a different mindset than what other agents before us could com...
  Sellers all over the United States look for buyers everyday. Here are some ideas for finding them. And, know that there are plenty more ideas other than these to find buyers, you just have to think out of the box to find them. So, as you read this, if you are in need of some buyers, open your m...
Anyone who has been in real estate for long knows that the reason for which someone gets into real estate, might not necessarily be the reason they stay in it. The perception of quick and good money in this industry is a widely held belief. One that has turned out to be a myth, for the truth is s...
Are you noticing that consumer confidence seems to be a little higher right now?  I have my own personal house on the market and have had 4 buyers this week alone and only 1 in the last month.  My listings are reporting more buyers coming through their homes too. Maybe with the gas prices going d...
When I was 25, I purchased my first home. It seemed to be the right thing to do and I thought that it was definitely the next step in life. Everyone follows the steps, right? You know the steps, college, find a job, get married, buy a home, and have a kid... Well, I did these in some order the wr...
Foreclosures have become a dirty word to some and a profit word to others. Here is what you need to know about foreclosures whether you are a buyer or a seller. For Sellers: Rule 1 - Stand Tall - Just because you are selling your home and your neighborhood has foreclosures in it, does not mean th...
If I had a crystal ball, I would be rich. So would you if you had one. But since I don't I will have to use an educated guess to forecast what real estate will be in 10 years, 20 years and beyond. Real estate is changing right before our eyes and if you look back, who would have known that the si...
When you purchase a new home, you do a punch list with the builder noting paint, sheetrock, trim and other items that need to be repaired before closing. You as the buyer and the builder (via his superintendent) will sign a list of things to be done between this time and closing, and unfortunate...

Rhonda Duffy

#6 Ranked Agent in the U.S. for SOLD Properties
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