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Every season brings unique challenges for home selling. In the winter, homes might appear darker than normal under dreary skies. In autumn, falling leaves mean a constant battle to keep up curb appeal. Spring means tons of competition in the market and the need to make your home stand out from the rest. Summer has its own challenges, with hot temps, fast-growing grass and foliage, and bright sunshine that illuminates every tiny flaw you’ve been ignoring. Summer 2019 officially starts on June 21st, so be ready for a quick home sale with these simple, trusted tips:

Fine-Tune Your Curb Appeal

It’s hot outside, Metro Atlanta, so step up your lawn care game to keep your home’s curb appeal in tip-top shape. Mow the lawn twice a week, keep it watered

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Buyer’s agents are a huge asset to your home buying experience. They make your search, negotiation, and final transaction more professional and less stressful, whether this is your first home purchase or your fifteenth.  Check out eight ways your buyer’s agent is indispensable:

Time

Great buyer’s agents spend loads of time online, searching for listings that match your requirements. They spend time on the phone, contacting other agents to get all the details. Then, they spend time previewing houses before you ever see them – all in an effort to save YOUR time.

Money

A buyer’s agent can tell you if the house you love is worth the price tag attached to it. He or she can provide a market analysis to determine the fair value of the home,

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You’re invited! Peggy Slappey Properties welcomes you to Northside Commons in Winder for a FREE Continuing Education (CE) class and agent luncheon on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

The fun starts at 10:30am and continues until 2:30pm, with delicious lunch, free giveaways, and tons of cash prizes! The CE class will cover Georgia License Law, a required topic to keep your license up to date. While there, take a sneak peak at both ranch and two-story floorplans in Northside Commons, Winder’s newest condo community.

Northside Commons

Homes in Northside Commons start in the $180’s, and there are turn-key homes ready today! There are also other homes available at various stages of construction, so it’s a great time to tour the neighborhood and

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Is a quick move-in home right for you? A “quick move-in” is a real estate term used to describe new construction that is complete or nearly complete, allowing for an accelerated closing date compared to building new from the ground, up. There are great benefits involved if you find one that checks off your must-have list.

No Waiting Period

There is no seller with a move-out time frame, and you will not wait the 6-10 months that it takes to build. The builder wants to sell as quickly as possible, and quick move-in homes allow for closing in as little as 30 days. For cash buyers, it could be even faster.  Some custom home builders may even allow buyers to make final design selections if the home is not yet fully complete.

Standard Features

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The final six home sites have just been released in McKinley Crossing, a beautiful Gainesville community where buyers can now choose a free refrigerator OR an upgraded appliance package*! Plus, visit anytime between now and Saturday, June 8th to receive your chance to win one of five $100 Visa Gift Cards! We’ll hold the drawing on June 8th and have light refreshments while you tour the community and check out the great design elements featured in this outstanding neighborhood.

McKinley Crossing is a vibrant, established community inside the award-winning Forsyth County School District. Smith Douglas has a wide range of floor plans available, including both ranch and two-story homes, all with open, spacious floorplans designed for convenience

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The real estate market in Metro Atlanta is sizzling this spring, and competition for homes in desirable areas is fierce. Homes that stand out from the competition are bringing in multiple offers, often over the asking price. Before photos are taken and your home is officially listed, follow a few simple staging tips to make it stand out from the rest.

Clear away the clutter.

Always the first step when a home is listed, clearing clutter can also be the most difficult. We grow accustomed to seeing those bookshelves bursting and drawers overstuffed. It can be hard to see your own home from an objective point of view. Try to step back and see each room as a stranger would. Assume buyers will open every cabinet and every drawer. Then, make them tidy.

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Overwhelmed at the thought of moving? If you’ve sold your home and feel closing day creeping forward without a clear plan for the move, consider hiring a moving company. A good one will pack, tape, cover, lift, carry, and transport your belongings, saving your back in the process!  To be sure you hire great movers who will not take advantage of you, check out our seven tips for hiring the best movers in the business:

Require References

If you’ve found a moving company with a simple search online, always get references!  Check social media accounts, Yelp reviews, and ask the company for legitimate references you can call to ask questions.  Even when a company has been recommended by friends or family, it’s a good idea to ask for additional

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You’ve just placed your home for sale, hoping to capitalize on the traditionally busy spring real estate market. Congratulations! We know the decision to sell is a big one, and to make it easier, we’ve put together a few simple seller’s etiquette rules. How you treat prospective buyers – even if you never see them face-to-face – can have a big impact on how buyers see your property and their willingness to make an offer.

  1. LEAVE!  This is, perhaps, the most important rule of “Selling 101.” Real estate agents the world over will tell you that buyers are more comfortable and more able to picture themselves in the home when the current owners are nowhere in sight.  Although you might be tempted to stay to hear feedback, it’s better to clear out,
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New homes at Northside Commons in growing Barrow County are selling quickly this spring. Before someone else gets there first, check out this move-in ready home available today:

69 Wisteria Way, Winder, GA

Listed at just $214,900 – an outstanding value for the area and the amenities in this community – this home features a large, open concept floor plan with a kitchen island and views to the family room.

     

 With three bedrooms and three baths, this Craftsman-style home is a hard-to-find ranch plan with a great bonus room and bath upstairs. 69 Wisteria Way has a two-car garage and is available now with $3,000 in closing costs*.

     

Homes in Northside Commons start in the $180’s, and there are both ranch and two-story floor

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EMC Homes is now offering $5,000 anyway you want it* in three of their outstanding new home communities. This could be the "nest egg" you need to get into your next new home! You’ll have to act quickly, though, because this is a limited time offer. Put these three communities – all great for first-time home buyers – on your “must-see” list this weekend:

McIntosh Place

McIntosh Place is located near Sugarloaf Parkway in the award-winning Archer High School District in Lawrenceville.  These Craftsman style homes start in the mid-$200’s and feature upgrades galore, including brick exteriors, granite countertops, and hardwood flooring. EMC Homes is offering several floor plans buyers can choose from, all with open-concept main living areas and

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