Lake Sidney Lanier Homes Blog

Dramatically Reduced For Quick Sale! 7910 Brands Hatch Boulevard In Cumming, Georgia!

8/30/2012

We are thrilled to announce a major price reduction on our property listed for sale at 7910 Brands Hatch Blvd. in Cumming, Ga!  This home was previously priced at $250,000 and is now reduced to $234,000!  This represents a tremendous opportunity.  This home is on a large cul-de-sac lot in Cumming, and the interior of the home is clean as a whistle and move-in ready.  Please see our full listing link:

Reduced!  7910 Brands Hatch Blvd. Cumming, Georgia 30040

Jack Waldrip Real Estate Merges With Prudential Georgia Realty!

8/29/2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

Jack Waldrip Real Estate Merges With Prudential Georgia Realty.
Combined Entity Creates Powerhouse In The Northeast Georgia Real Estate Market.

Gainesville, GA (August 29, 2012)  In a move that could drastically alter the playing field in the Gainesville, Hall County and Northeast Georgia real estate market, Jack Waldrip Real Estate and Prudential Georgia Realty have announced the merger of the two real estate firms.

The combined company will operate as Prudential Georgia Realty and will operate out of the Jack Waldrip Real Estate location at 200 West Academy Street in Gainesville.  Kerstin Crawford and Kim Crumley will lead the Gainesville office.  Jack Waldrip will work directly with the new consolidated firm and continue to operate the Jack Waldrip Investment, Development and Management companies.

The merger brings together two of Gainesvilles most respected firms.  Our companies share a similar philosophy which makes this an ideal fit, said Forsman, President&CEO of Prudential Georgia Realty.  Jack Waldrip agreed and added, This company is now a real estate powerhouse.  Our agents will now be able to deliver many advantages to their clients.  This merger is a great fit for our team and the combined entity will establish a higher level of real estate services for Gainesville, Hall County and Northeast Georgia."

With a 40-year history, Jack Waldrip, has been a leader in local real estate and development.  Waldrip developed his first subdivision in the early 1970s and has since developed numerous residential communities, retail, office and industrial properties.

Prudential Georgia Realty also has a long heritage in the local real estate community with 49 years of serving clients across Metro Atlanta, North Georgia and the Southern Crescent.  The company was ranked as the #1 residential real estate company by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for 2010 and 2011.  Trendgraphix and RealValuator rank Prudential Georgia Realty #1 in transactions, listing sales and buyers for 2010, 2011 and year-to-date 2012.  With the merger, Prudential Georgia Realty will have 22 offices and over 1000 Realtors®.

The real estate market has changed dramatically in recent years.  Our company has the size and scale to bring new innovations faster and offer more support services.  This gives our agents and their clients a competitive advantage.  In the upcoming weeks, we will be introducing a host of new state-of-the-art tools into the local marketplace, said Forsman.  We intend to have a major presence in the Northeast Georgia market and will be looking to add more agents who want to build a sustainable business by delivering more value to their clients."


About Prudential Georgia RealtyPrudential Georgia Realty is an independently owned and operated broker member of Brookfield Residential Property Services network the 3rd largest franchise network in the world.  Brookfield Relocation Services is the #2 global providers of corporate relocation services with over 85,000 annual relocations in 125 countries.  The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Prudential Georgia Realty as the #1 residential real estate company for 2010 and 2011.  Prudential Georgia Realty has 22 locations and 1,000 Realtors®, and has been serving clients in Metro Atlanta for 49 years. Search all the available properties or find one of our local experts at www.LakeSidneyLanierHomes.com.  Our powerful search tools allow consumers to search all types of properties including resales, new homes, pre-foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties.  Our advanced searches allow consumers to search by subdivision, school district, specific attributes such as lake or golf communities, property features such as master on the main and much more.  Our PGR mobile solutions allow consumers to search all 6 local MLS services from any device, anytime and anywhere.  Prudential Georgia Realty is a full-service brokerage and offers residential real estate services, new homes sales & marketing, property management & rental services, corporate relocation services and commercial real estate services.  2012 BRER Affiliates Inc. An independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates, Inc. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential. Prudential Georgia Realty is the leader in Atlanta Real Estate.

Preparing Your Lake Lanier Home To Sell! How To Increase Your Home's Sales Appeal!

8/28/2012


One of the most critical aspects of listing and selling your Lake Lanier area home involves preparing your home to sell, and actually learning how to increase your home's sales appeal.  As an agent with Prudential Georgia Realty, I am proud to announce our alliance with David Knox, and the access to his fantastic online training videos!


David Knox has been in the real estate industry since 1972 in the areas of sales, management, relocation and training. He produces videos for the real estate industry and presents seminars on real estate sales internationally. David was the training director for a national real estate firm and a Senior Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) for the National Association of Realtors®. He is known for his expertise in pricing and negotiating. In this consumer series, David demonstrates the key principles of appealing to buyer emotion and provides an organized plan to enhance the value of your home!



The following link will take you to an informative video on preparing your home to sell.  You will learn the five steps to improving the marketability of your home:

  1. Major Repairs
  2. Maintenance
  3. Clear Out
  4. Clean Up
  5. Five Sense Appeal

Video:  Preparing Your Home To Sell

Please click here to sign up for a free consultation and market evaluation of your home! 




From Lake Lanier Slide Show

Lake Lanier Photos From Saturday's Boat Ride!

8/27/2012

One of the best things about living and working on Lake Lanier is our ability to have fairly quick access to the lake either by boat or by car.  As a result of this, and the luxury of mobile smart phones, we are always eager to take advantage of quick photography that pinpoints our location.  We snapped the following photos on Saturday.  Most of these pics were taken along the Chestatee River, as it meanders north through Gainesville, Dawsonville and eventually Murrayville.  While the weather and temperature were fantastic on Saturday, it will actually get even better as we move into September and October here on Lake Lanier!  Please enjoy the photos and share some of yours as well!

Lake Lanier Photos From Today's Boat Ride Near Dawsonville!

8/25/2012

It's sure starting to feel like there is a touch of Autumn in the air here on Lake Lanier.  Temps today were in the low to mid 80's and the lake was incredible!  With schools back in session Lake Lanier was far less crowded today.  As a matter of fact, on most of our boat ride today, it seemed more like a week day than a Saturday!  We started out in Gainesville at about 2:30 P.M. and headed north on the Chestatee River all of the way to Murrayville.  Simply gorgeous!  Here are a few photos from our trip!  With these temps and a quiet lake, we'll be back out tomorrow for some more incredible Lake Lanier boating.  Now is one of the best times to enjoy the lake!

More News On Our Lake Lanier Area New Movers Smart Magazine And Real Estate Market Videos!

8/22/2012

Yesterday, we announced with great excitement, the introduction of our New Movers Smart Magazine.  This comprehensive resource is an amazing 800 plus page website with area real estate related information beyond reproach.  One of the nicest features of this resource is the inclusion of local area real estate market videos.  With the click of a drop down menu, and the selection of a city or area, you can watch a real estate market video with statistics and details on that particular location.  This is a phenomenal tool to keep our clients and website visitors up-to-date on all of the market trends in their areas of interest.  We absolutely love this tool, and hope that you will give it a try!  Just click on the image link below, select a market area, and sit back and enjoy the video!  We hope that you find this tool to be a valuable resource!

Lake Lanier Real Estate Today! Introducing Prudential Georgia Realty's New Movers Smart Magazine!

8/21/2012

Today, Prudential Georgia Realty rolled out the premier edition of our New Movers Smart Magazine!  This smart digital magazine is the most comprehensive resource for information on local communities, schools and real estate.  It includes detailed information, interesting articles and links to local websites for 110 cities and areas in 43 counties.


For schools, we provide information on 54 public school systems including test scores, bus schedules, lunch menus, sports schedules, special programs, enrollment and more.  Additionally, there are helpful links for childcare and home schooling.  At the end of the school sections there is a comprehensive listing for private schools, colleges and universities.


The New Movers Smart Magazine provides a better way to find the home of your dreams.  There is an interactive "Search For Homes" feature embedded in the top section of each page along with the our complete contact information.  If you have a specific question, you may click on the button located on the bottom left of each section titled "Request More Information".  In addition, we provide links to obtain current mortgage rates and get pre-qualified, along with a page dedicated to our Affiliated Business Partners, who are as committed we are in exceeding your expectations.


Finally, we have provided access to local real estate market reports, informative articles and the latest trends that can help you make informed decisions about buying, selling, investing or renting.  We want to thank our clients for your continued loyalty.  We are honored to be the #1 real estate company for Greater Metro Atlanta and are excited to bring you the Premier Edition of our quarterly New Movers Smart Magazine.  We hope you enjoy the magazine as much as we have enjoyed developing it for you.


Arthur Prescott

REALTOR, ABR, CRS

Prudential Georgia Realty

"Arthurize The Best!"


A Homeowner's Guide to Selling A Lake Lanier Home For The Most Money In The Shortest Time!

8/17/2012

One of the most critical aspects of listing and selling your Lake Lanier area home involves pricing. As an agent with Prudential Georgia Realty, I am proud to announce our alliance with David Knox!


David Knox has been in the real estate industry since 1972 in the areas of sales, management, relocation and training. He produces videos for the real estate industry and presents seminars on real estate sales internationally. David was the training director for a national real estate firm and a Senior Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) for the National Association of Realtors®. He is known for his expertise in pricing and negotiating. In this consumer series, David teaches buyers and sellers the inside industry secrets of creating successful transactions.



Checkout the following link to a very informative video on pricing your home to sell.  It addresses the key market principles for establishing your asking price. You will learn:


  • What determines value
  • How the market responds to your price
  • Answers to the most common pricing questions
  • How to benefit from this changing market


A Homeowner's Guide to Selling A Home For The Most Money In The Shortest Time








Prudential Georgia Realty's Summer Masters' Event Details!

8/17/2012

Today in Lake Lanier Real Estate, we hit the road south to Dunwoody to attend Prudential Georgia Realty's Summer Masters' Networking event!  This was an exclusive, invitation only seminar at the Crown Plaza Ravinia for Prudential Georgia Realty's Masters level agents.  What a fantastic, enjoyable, learning event with a gold medal lineup of event speakers and presentations.

Dan Forsman

We heard from Dan Forsman, the CEO of Prudential Georgia Realty, about trends and statistics in the Atlanta real estate market.  Dan presented Prudential's strength in the market numbers and the statistics that show Prudential Georgia Realty as the #1 player in the Metro-Atlanta real estate market.

Next, we heard from Toni McGowan, Executive Vice-President of Real Estate Operations about rules and regulations involving agent ownership of real estate and rental properties.  Topics such as rental ownership, leasing services, managing escrows and rent, and licensing requirements when dealing with personal ownership in real estate.

Special Guest Speaker, Ned Blumenthal, Attorney with Weissman Nowack Curry&Wilco, discussed legal topics in today's real estate world and presented cautionary legal advice on hot issues that are cropping up in the Atlanta housing market.

And finally, and most importantly, Prudential Georgia Realty announced the introduction of its highly touted New Movers Smart Magazine.  This is a digital real estate magazine that will be rolling out next week.  It will be a tremendous online resource covering research and data on over 110 local cities and areas.  It will include data on area geography, history, schools, things to do, and an incredible market trends video for each of these independent market areas.  Wow!  This product is truly a home run for the new mover, real estate buyer, and our clients looking for real estate information, search, data and details in our Metro Atlanta market.  Our area of Lake Lanier and the surrounding cities are covered thoroughly as well.  We cannot wait for the roll out and the opportunity to present this incredibly valuable and unique tool to our readers and clients!  We will have more information for you next week, so be sure to check back!

I would like to personally thank Dan Forsman and Prudential Georgia Realty's entire management team for continuing to stay out in front of our market with new tools and resources for its agents and clients!  It is something that we all can look forward to experiencing!

Prudential: Georgia Realty

Lake Lanier Real Estate Today! July Lake Lanier Home Sales Report!

8/15/2012

Here we are at July 15, 2012!  It's time to put a final tally on Lake Lanier homes sales for the month of July.  We predicted a good month for sales on Lanier, and it seems that even though July has passed, the sales tally for the month has continued to grow.  So, two weeks after the close of the month, I believe it is finally time to close the books on the sales for last month.  Here is a look at the numbers that we see in our FMLS system for Lake Lanier lakefront homes with a dock or dock permit in place.

Lake Lanier Homes Sales Report July 2012

This is a strong report with 24 homes selling at an average sales price of $535,996!  Number of sales per month are continuing to increase and pricing is as well!

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