What If There Is Land Around The House That Is Not Built On?

Here lies the problem for many people. One neighborhood in Cumming Georgia was surprised when a Lowes was built looking down on their home and the security lights of the shopping center were over their homes all night. Someone else I know was shocked to find that a public school was slated to go at the end of their street that they had built a 2 million dollar house on. So, what do you do? Continue reading

Holding an Open House

1. Buy signs from Home Depot or Lowes that say OPEN HOUSE. FMLS sells Open House signs as well- www.FMLSstore.com .
Put the price of your home on the open house sign (i.e. 400K).Continue reading

Tips for Sellers: for an Open House!

City-wide open houses are coming up soon, get your home ready for one! If you would like to participate in the city-wide it is not necessary for you to notify us, all Duffy homes have the option to hold one or not. You can advertise simply by placing an “Open House” sign in your yard. They are available from Lowes or Home Depot or you can also find them on the FMLS store website www.fmlsstore.com.

You can also get creative and make your own. Craigslist.org and newspaper classified ads are another way to advertise! Here are some great tips for what you can do to make your house the most appealing to your guests:Continue reading

What If The House You Are Buying Has Land Around It That Is Not Built On?

Okay, so what should you do if the house you are buying has vacant land around it? Should you just say, great, no one lives here so we have more privacy? No, you should not is the answer. This land could be a potential problem for you in the future and you need to know what is going on before you buy so that you can make an educated guess on whether your property value is going to go up or down in the future when you attempt to sell your property. Continue reading

For Sale By Owner in Atlanta

Being a for sale by owner in Atlanta is easy today. Here are the tips that you need to know to get started.

First run an ad in the local newspaper. Your local newspaper is The Atlanta Journal Constitution unless you use your county newspaper. You can also run in places like Thrify Nickle and other small publications.

Buy some signs at Home Depot or Lowes. The typical red and white sign is what most buyers associate with. Don’t forget to get directional signs as well and possibly some open house signs.

You can add your home to for sale by owner websites on the internet. HomesByOwner.com is one of those sites. Some of the sites are paid websites and others are free.

Add your home to Craigslist.org. Craigslist is a site that is based on dates so you will need to add your ad often. You will add your home under the Atlanta section with Atlanta as your city.

Do an open house every day and time that you are home to make it easy for buyers to see your home. The more convenient that you make it for buyers to see your home when they drive by after looking on the internet, the quicker you will sell your home.

Other Options That Add To For Sale By Owner

New options in real estate allow you to be a for sale by owner while being listed in the MLS. We are one of those models and actually, we are the strongest model in Atlanta with over 10,000 homes listed in just 6 ½ years in the Metro Atlanta area alone. Being a for sale by owner while being listed in the agent systems allows your home to be seen by every buyer that is in the market place. And, with our commission structure you are able to save at least 2.5% commission on up to 5.5% if a buyer comes to your home that does not have an agent.

Aside from the advertising though, one of the biggest benefits to sellers using our system is that we negotiate and handle every contract. That service invaluable because we have closed over 7,000 homes using this same system.

You get 70 points of marketing, full contract negotiation and more wisdom that you will know what to do with and we allow you to preserve your rights as a for sale by owner. This is a no-brainer.