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.

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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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Atlanta Condos For Sale | 805 Peachtree

Atlanta Condo For Sale 805 Peachtree June 30, 2016What is that saying, “Variety is the spice of life?” That is also true when it come to looking for Atlanta Condos For Sale. First there are numerous areas in the City of Atlanta where you can find condo living. Then there are all types of buildings. Each has its own character and it may, or may not, fit your lifestyle or your design tastes. 805 Peachtree is certainly a unique living opportunity in Midtown Atlanta.

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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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Top Ten Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo Building for 2014

I’m not quite sure what happened to this year! I mean, here it is April  May, and I’m just getting the 2014 Top Ten Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo report out! Yikes! But it is interesting to see the changes and how things have ranked. I’ve also noted the rankings from 2013 and 2012 alongside the name of each building. There will be links at the end of this post to the 2013 and 2012 posts!

 

Top Ten Selling Midtown Condos April 25, 2015

 

10.  Windsor Over Peachtree  (Not ranked in the Top Ten for 2012 or 2013)

  • 15 One Bedroom Homes — Sales Price from $56,000 – $84,000 — Average Sold Price: $73,600
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes — Sales Price from $95,900 – $167,500 — Average Sold Price: $147,486

9.  A Three-Way Tie —

  1. M West (26 Homes Sold) — 1 One Bedroom home at $199,900; 24 Two Bedrooms Sale Price Range $201,900 – $281,500 — Average Sold Price:  $232,877; One 3-Bedroom Sold at $310,000
  2. Dakota (26 Homes Sold) — 4 One Bedrooms Sale Price Range $242,000 – $274,900 — Average Sold Price — $257,200; 22 Two Bedrooms Sale Price Range $307,000 – $461,000 — Average Sold Price — $382,225
  3. Tuscany (26 Homes Sold) — 14 One Bedrooms Sale Price Range $145,500 – $165,000 — Average Sold Price — $156,421; 12 Two Bedroom Homes Sale Price Range of $202,500 to $258,500 and the Average Sold Price was $230,033.

For 2012 and 2013, M West and Dakota Condominiums were not in the Top Ten. Tuscany was 9th in 2012 and 10th in 2013!

8.  Cornerstone Village (28 Homes Sold) #7 in 2013 and #8 in 2012

  • 21 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $95,000 – $175,000. Average Sold Price — $131,981
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $193,500 – $239,000. Average Sold Price — $219,957

7. Peachtree Lofts (32 Homes Sold) (Not ranked in 2013 and #7 in 2012)

  • 25 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $115,000 – $197,500. Average Sold Price — $155,469
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $184,900 – $272,000. Average Sold Price — $239,629

6. Spire Midtown (40 Homes Sold) (#5 in 2013 and #4 in 2012)

  • 31 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $160,000 – $265,000. Average Sold Price — $195,868
  • 9  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $319,000 – $395,000. Average Sold Price — $344,788

5. Park Central (42 Homes Sold) (#3 in 2013 and #5 in 2012)

  • 21 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $149,000 – $180,000. Average Sold Price — $167,338
  • 21 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $199,000 – $245,000. Average Sold Price — $234,180

4. A Two-way Tie –(43 Homes Sold Each)

  1. Mayfair Renaissance/Tower — 17 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $130,000 – $225,00 and the Average Sold Price — $172,994.  There were 26 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range of $190,000 – $500,000 with the Average Sold Price being $290,535. (#9 in 2013 and #10 in 2012)
  2. 1010 Midtown — 15 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $242,000 – $290,000 and the Average Sold Price — $277,167. There were 26 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $390,000 – $734,900 and the Average Sold Price was $517,875. Additionally, there were 2 Three Bedroom homes that sold at $670,000 and $880,000, giving them an average Sold Price of $775,000. (#1 in 2013 and 2012)

3. Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta — (54 Homes Sold) (#2 in 2013 and #3 in 2012)

  • 14 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $185,000 – $259,000 and the Average Sold Price – $228,214.
  • 39 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $239,000 – $414,000. Average Sold Price — $331,297
  • One Penthouse Home sold at $874,900.

2.  Plaza Midtown (57 Homes Sold) (#6 in 2013 and 2012)

  • 22 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $178,395 -$241,000. Average Sold Price $200,882
  • 35 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $255,000 -$380,000. Average Sold Price $325,611

And the Number One Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo building for 2014 is….

Metropolis Midtown Condos For Sale

1. Metropolis Midtown (58 Homes Sold) (#4 in 2013 and #2 in 2012)

  • 42 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $132,400 -$250,000. Average Sold Price $184,153
  • 16 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $227,00 – $323,000. Average Sold Price $280,088

During 2012 and 2013, 1010 Midtown had the most inventory and it was the only new construction option available in Midtown. Hence, the reason they held onto that #1 position for two years! But now you can see the shift in what is selling!

If you have any questions about the market in general, or perhaps your building specifically, please contact me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Top 10 Midtown Atlanta Condo Buildings 2013

Top 10 Midtown Atlanta Condo Buildings 2012

 

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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How Is The Atlanta Real Estate Market?

Atlanta Real Estate Market May 5, 2015Ah yes.

When you are a real estate broker, if it’s not the first question you are asked in any conversation, it will certainly be the second one….

How Is The Atlanta Real Estate Market?

I think I could safely say “It’s on FIRE!” and be pretty accurate. But take a look at some numbers that recently appeared in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle to give that statement further fuel.

In March, 2015:

  • Average Sale Price: $245,000*
  • Average Days on Market: 52*
  • Months of Inventory: 3.1*

A stable market is about 6 months of inventory…with this kind of Inventory, this is truly a SELLER’s market! Just ask any BUYER that tries to make an offer on a Midtown Atlanta condo…if they even get their offer in!

So let’s go back in time….to 2010…

 

  • February 2010 Average Sale Price: $180,000*
  • February 2010 Average Days on Market: 88*
  • February 2010 Months of Inventory: 18.7*

Yeah…just LOOK at that inventory….if you were a Buyer then…you had some homes and condos to look at for sure! But it did not stop there, by August, 2011, the average Sales Price in Metro Atlanta was a mere $135,000!!!

Here is another sign of the Atlanta Real Estate market rebound. I just sold a Midtown Atlanta condo to parents of a student at Georgia Tech. The Seller paid $78,000 in 2012 and we just paid $133,000! That’s a nice $55,000 profit in less than three years!!!

But the challenge we now face, especially in the Midtown Atlanta condo market is a lack of new construction. All those cranes you see dotting the skyline are for apartment buildings…RENTALS!!! The only new condo construction in Midtown, is currently starting in the mid to upper $700,000 range. Those are not prices for every condo buyer!

I’ve got several buyers right now in the waiting mode, and watching inventory daily for them! Looking for that right one to hit the market!

How Is The Atlanta Real Estate Market? Yeah…it’s on fire alright!

*Based on stats for residential attached properties in Atlanta North, Sandy Springs, West Cobb and Dekalb West in all price ranges as reported by FMLS on April 3, 2015, for the period of Feb. 1, 2007-Feb. 28, 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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