SOLD Ansley Above The Park Number 914

In real estate, a “closing day” is always a good day for everyone! There are happy Seller’s that have sold their home and happy Buyers that are going to be moving into their new home! The process should be an easy one, but that is not always the case.

SOLD  Ansley Above The Park Number 914

MyMidtownMojo.com is pleased to have helped Jim, Natalie and Emily call this stunning, three story condominium at Ansley Above The Park home! Natalie was not able to come to Atlanta on the house hunting trip, so Jim and I looked at the options and he sent photos and video back to Natalie in California. She just walked through the door and saw if for the first time this past Saturday morning! She was excited and pleased!

Their closing was an unusual one! They were not only not able to be in Atlanta for closing (so we do what is called a “mail-away closing”) but Jim was in Nevada and Natalie was in New York…so it was a DOUBLE mail-away! Our team at Ganek, Wright and Minsk, Closing Attorneys did an outstanding job of finding our Buyers locations to sign their documents. And they each had to sign the SAME set of documents, so they had to go from ATL to Nevada to New York and back to Atlanta! Whew!

Jim’s lender, John Markham with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage did an incredible job with his team to have a loan package ready and to the attorney for the mail-away process to begin. Here’s a funny side to the story however…and just goes to show that in your real estate purchase, your lender is worth their weight in gold in making your closing be smooth! The SELLER used Wells Fargo to close on their new home purchase and they had a total disaster. They ended up having to delay their closing twice, and almost lost the home they had found! All because the loan officer did not have their “ducks in a row!”

When we work with Buyers, this is one of the very reasons we work with them and recommend the various players they need to have on YOUR TEAM! After all, everyone IS on YOUR TEAM to help you find, and buy the home of your dreams!

Congratulations again to our Buyers and we look forward to seeing them around Midtown!

Ansley Above The Park SOLD July 27, 2015

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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10 Home Staging Tips for your Atlanta Condo

Atlanta Condo Home Staging Tips July 26, 2015You’ve done everything you can to get your property ready for sale or rental. You’ve renovated, rehabbed, upgraded and created what you think is the perfect home for prospective buyers or renters.

But before you list it and stick that “open house” sign on the front lawn, there’s one final thing you need to do to make sure all your hard work pays off: staging.

10 Home Staging Tips for Your Atlanta Condo

Staging is the art of presenting your property in the most attractive and positive light possible. Done right, staging turns a property into a home and allows people to envision themselves living there.

While factors like location and number of bedrooms can get people in the door, it’s the way that the property captures their imagination that will ultimately influence whether or not they decide to sign on the dotted line.

Read the rest of this great article here.….and then come back for more information about Atlanta real estate!

 

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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4 Steps To Make Your Condo Show Ready

Tips for Selling Your Condo June 2, 2015Congratulations! We are officially “On The Market” with your home or condominium!

We did all the pre-listing items we discussed from painting, to de-cluttering closets and cabinets. We’ve had our listing photography done and your listing has been entered into the listing service. Let the showings begin, right?

Ahhhh…Not so fast!

If you’re like me, cleaning house is not always at the top of my list of things to do. If you have a housekeeper….awesome! But, when you have your home or condominium listed For Sale, it needs to shine all the time. As much as we try to plan for your showings, they can, and WILL come with short notice. Remember, our goal here is to sell your home!

If you have been one of those people that might not make the bed before you leave for work, or like to leave that cereal bowl in the kitchen sink…we are going to have to change some habits! Potential Buyers don’t want to see or know what you had for breakfast!

4 Steps To Make Your Condo Show Ready

showing your condo!

 

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Why Don’t Atlanta Real Estate Agents Return My Calls?

Real Estate QuestionsAs a real estate broker, I speak to many different people each day. Of course, some of them are other agents, but many of them are buyers (or renters) calling about a particular listing they found on the Internet. I get numerous “leads” every day from my various channels that I use to reach out to people. Social media, this site, and a new, unique search site for Midtown Atlanta real estate.

Often times, I get a bogus phone number, which I learn when I call if a number was provided. I send an email, which is usually required from most of my sites…and it may bounce. I understand you may not want to have someone email or call you right away. You may be in the very early stages of your home search and you want to “sneak around” and look without being bothered. Trust me, I know the feeling. It’s exactly why I wander a car dealership lot on a Sunday when they are closed. I can see the ones I like, and then come back on Monday and take them for a test drive.

When I do speak with people, some will often ask me, “Why don’t Atlanta real estate agents return my calls?”

Well, how do you think WE feel when we try to reach out to you and you don’t call us back? Sure, we’d like to help you buy or sell or a house or condo. Afterall, that is what we do for a living. We just want to make some initial contact with you. You can then tell us, “I’m just in the looking stages now, I’ll get back to you when I’m ready.” Some agents may hound you, so you probably don’t even want to have this initial conversation. Again, I get that.

But now when an agent does NOT call you back, think how we feel when you don’t call US back! Kind of a two-way street here.

I’ll call you. Even if the number is wrong. I’ll email you. 

Remember….we just want to help you! Like I said, you may be in those early stages of looking, but when we get a notice that you have interest in a property (or it might just be a question) we want to help! 

But the next time you ask, Why Don’t Atlanta Real Estate Agents Return My Calls, maybe you should ask yourself if you called THEM back.

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Finding the right home or condo is important. I mean this is going to be your home. Your sanctuary to get away from it all after a long day at the job. So it’s a big decision. But part of that decision is also your mortgage. Unless you are in a position to pay all cash for your home, you will need a mortgage.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Mortgage Lender

How Much Home Can You Afford?
How Much Home Can You Afford?

And there is a lot that goes into a mortgage. But that is not my role in helping you find your home. Much like when you go to a doctor’s office, there are numerous people there that have a role in your visit. From the person that greets you, to the one that takes your vitals to the doctor him(her)self, everyone has a purpose.

My purpose is to help you find the right home, and get it at the right price. There’s other considerations too, but we’ll keep it simple for this topic. But when you need a mortgage, then you need a mortgage lender.  And that person is a specialist in what THEY do! They know the in’s and out’s of getting you the best financing arrangements they can. But just as there are questions and parts to the home buying process I discuss and questions I answer for you, here are 10 questions you should ask your mortgage lender.

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If you need help in getting your pre-approval ready to begin your home shopping with me, please check out our team of mortgage lenders. We have worked with these people for years, and know they will do it right for you!

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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