Woodstock GA Real Estate Happenings…

October 19, 2010

Search GA Homes On Your Mobile Phone!

Want to search all homes listed on the Georgia multiple listing services from your mobile phone? Awesome! Visit
http://m.michellesgahomes.com/Search.

For IPhone users: visit the aforementioned site, then select to add it to your home page and you will have the search app on your home screen!

Registration is not required to search for homes, however you might be prompted to enter your contact information when viewing additional photos and virtual tours. You can specify whether you prefer to be contacted by email or phone. I will never call if you specify email, but you can call me if you wish! I will most likely send you an email to see if you need any help or send you helpful information about buying or selling a home from time to time, but you can opt out of receiving my emails at any time….. and I will always respect your wishes! That’s all there is to it!

My contact information is as follows:

Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR
RE/MAX Town & Country
Direct: 404-538-5396
michellekmiller@comcast.net
http://www.michellesgahomes.com

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for your real estate needs!

Michelle

March 10, 2010

Selling Tips: Get your home ready to SELL!

Tips to get your home ready to SELL!

Homes typically sell by emotion (with the exception of investment properties obviously) and how a home looks and feels to a buyer is the difference between a sale and NO sale. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or have fancy designer labels. It is about simplicity, a lack of clutter and getting rid of the extra “stuff” that blocks the flow of positive energy in our minds and in our homes. It’s about furniture, windows and door placement to allow light and a correct inviting flow that makes you so comfortable in a home that you want to stay awhile. Or better yet, buy it for top dollar. Honey Stop The Car! Ever had that feeling where a home captured your attention so strongly that you stopped your car to immediately call the realtor right then! This is the dream of every seller and realtor because when this kind of excitement happens the house is SOLD. Here are some tips to make your home simply irresistible too. 

 EXTERIOR

  •  Curb appeal is fundamental. Grass cut, edged, bushes trimmed, NO weeds; flowers, flowers, and more flowers
  • Driveways clean, mailbox straight, trash bins out of sight
  • Porch clean, round or oval pots of blooming flowers, weather permitting
  • Front path clean with flowers along the way
  • A new doormat, preferably black – semicircle or oval is ideal
  • Front door should be immaculate, fresh coat of paint or varnish, kick plate bright and shining
  • Remove all “NO Solicitors and Do Not Disturb signs.
  • Address numbers visible from across the street
  • Doorbell that sounds gentle, not jarring. Solid threshold, shiny, firm doorknob
  • Front door lock and key that work easily

 INTERIOR

  •  Clean, Clean, Clean (fresh smelling) Home! Baseboards are a tale-tale sign of a dirty (sometimes neglected) home. Don’t forget to deep clean ALL appliances (inside/outside and areas surrounding: stove/oven, microwave & refrigerator, areas around furnace/hot water heater… even air compressor outside!) 
  • Fresh flowers or good looking silk flowers in entry and on dining room table
  • Remove dying plants or empty pots
  • Remove all excess furniture –roomy and spacious feeling is most important
  • Clutter is your worst enemy – rent a storage unit for excess, if necessary
  • Fresh paint where needed is the sellers best investment
  • Clean (odor free) or new carpet
  • 3 to 5 accessory items on kitchen and bathroom counters; all else removed
  • Pay attention to art work…neutral is best (no negative, sexual or violent images. No dead trophy animals)
  • Position furniture to invite guests inward-nothing blocking forward movement or doorways
  • Toilet lids down! Pet dishes out of sight and cat boxes outside

         If you are planning to buy or sell a home and would like help or more information, please contact me at 404.538.5396 or michellekmiller@comcast.net.  I’m always happy to help!

Search all Ga homes listed on FMLS and GA MLS! 

Sincerely,
Michelle

Michelle Miller, ABR® , REALTOR®
Direct: 404.538.5396
Email: michellekmiller@comcast.net
Web: www.bestgahomesforsale.com

REMAX Town & Country
14205 Highway 92, Suite 109
Woodstock, GA 30188

Being your REALTOR® is my full time job! 

March 4, 2008

Hey People! Stop Paying Rent When Now is the Time to OWN!

IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOME IN GEORGIA!!!!

If you want to stop throwing your money out the window… stop paying as much for rent as you would to OWN a home – CALL ME!  It doesn’t cost you anything to have a Buyer’s Agent!!  Your Agent’s (MY) commission is built into the listing agent’s commission.  She/he simply offers part of her/his commission to get Buyer’s Agents to bring their buyers to see their listings!  How great is that?!?!

Good news! The bad lenders are being put out of the business (FINALLY), the interest rates are still good, landlords seem to be asking (and getting) higher rental rates these days…. so what are you waiting for?

Some things you can expect when you work with me! I will:

  • LISTEN to what you want from your new home and do my best to show you all homes that meet the criteria that you given me.  I am always happy to show you homes until you find the one that is perfect for you.  I don’t expect anyone to choose something as important as “their HOME” after only seeing a few.
  • Provide you with a CMA (comparative market analysis) for properties that you are interested in possibly making an offer.  This will show you what similar homes in the subdivision, neighborhood and/or community have sold for within the last year, which helps us determine an approximate market value for the home which lets us know if a home is over priced, so we don’t offer too much! I have found this very helpful with regard to estimating a good place to start negotiations!
  • Provide you with in depth property information including previous sales & more! 
  • Put together a purchase agreement , negotiate to help you obtain the property at the best possible price and assist you in navigating the unfamiliar real estate waters to help you get your desired results.
  • Negotiate to get you a one year home warranty (on resale properties), and if it can’t be negotiated – I will pay for on your behalf
  • Keep you advised as to contractual deadlines.
  • Help you with scheduling inspections and such!
  • Stay on top of your lender to assure that we are track to close as scheduled.
  • Contact the closing attorney to assure that they have all they need from us and our lender, have ordered title, have the necessary documentation from the Homeowners Assoc. (when applicable) and make sure that we will close as scheduled.
  • Stay in touch with the listing agent to make sure that all is being handled from his/her side.
  • Accompany you and represent your best interest at closing… assuring that everything is as agreed to in the contract(s).
  • MUCH MORE!

I am always available for you! Call or email me with any questions about the home buying process.  My “job” doesn’t end when we close on your home.

  • I want you to call me if you have a problem with your home
  • if you have questions about your home;maintenance, upkeep, etc.
  • or if you have a general real estate question.
  • I want you to call me before deciding on costly upgrades or remodelling plans for your home so I can advise you as to what will bring you the most return or if you should even make these improvements depending on how long you plan to stay in your home!
  • I even want you to call me if you are just curious as to what prices homes in your neighborhood are listed or selling for!  I can/will set you up to receive automatic notifications with any new listings, price changes or sales within your community!

Why should you use my services to buy your home? Because I strive to provide the highest level of customer/client service because I love what I do, I love helping people and I want to be your “REALTOR® for life”.  In order to do so, I feel that I must prove myself everyday in every way.

Feel free to visit my website at http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com/, where you can search for your home on MLS and FMLS (no sign-up or registration required) or email me at michellemiller1@remax.net or call me at 404.538.5396!  I am happy to help you make your home ownership dream a reality and the process as stress free as possible!
Live is GOOD!
Kind Regards,
Michelle Miller,
REALTOR®

RE/MAX Town & Country
(770.928.4966)
*Each office individually owned & operated.