Guessing prospective buyers’ seriousness is hard; knowing the different types of house hunters may help! Here's the 6 most common types of house hunters.
Selling a home is rarely on a whim. Many Cobb or Cherokee County home selling tactics vary daily due to fluctuating factors, but strategy can start anytime!
Choosing a Cobb or Cherokee County Realtor® isn't easy! If you can find an agent who has these five qualities, you’ve found the best agent for you.
Here's the Woodstock Real Estate Sales Report for August 2017. This report gives detailed real estate market data for Woodstock in August 2017.
This is your Acworth Real Estate Sales Report for August 2017. It gives a detailed look at the real estate market data for Acworth for August 2017.
Here's the Kennesaw Real Estate Sales Report for August 2017. This report gives detailed real estate market data for Kennesaw in August 2017.
A pristine historic mansion, yours for $10. Buyers who never offer full price might make an exception; it was already reduced from $1.4M! What's the catch?
From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase Cobb and Cherokee County house values. Some make more sense than others, however. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably thrown together in a [...]
What are the most common changes in circumstances that send buyers out looking for homes for sale? What are the events that trigger typical prospects to comb through the Cobb and Cherokee County listings, contact Realtors®, set out on house tours—and ultimately make the offer that results in the move to a new home? The [...]
The content the National Association of Realtors® publishes is usually staid and non-controversial. After all, what they put out there has to ring true for the real estate industry in every nook and cranny of the country: in communities large and small, coast to coast—from Podunk to Peoria, Manhattan to Cobb and Cherokee County. Real [...]
This is our July 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. Although the number of closed sales fell 12.8% in July, that really only put us back in line with the number of closed sales in Kennesaw last summer; what looks like a steep decline in closings is actually only because the number of closings [...]
This is our July 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Woodstock, Georgia. With many of the data points of Woodstock's July real estate market report, it's hard to tell it's even a new month! The change in the number of closed sales and the median sold price was very minute; down 4.4% and 1.3% respectively. But, [...]
This is our July 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Acworth, Georgia. Acworth's real estate market didn't make any drastic jumps in July, except for one: the number of new listings fell by over 25%, which is typically just evidence of the end-of-the-summer decline in real estate activity leading us into the holiday season. The number [...]
When the Cobb and Cherokee County weather turns sizzling, you might think that house showings might go better by holding off for milder weather. After all, as the mercury rises, energy levels tend to wilt, so prospective buyers willing to take on a big initiative—like lining up a new house—might seem to be in short [...]
While much attention is directed at the phalanx of youthful first-time homebuyers, the Millennials and GenXers aren’t the only groups who are having a substantial influence on the direction of Cherokee and Cobb County’s real estate market. Whether they are tagged “mature,” “aging,” or downright “elderly,” the over 55-crowd comprise an increasingly influential part of [...]
The Rorschach (or inkblot) test is the one where a psychologist shows you a series of pictures that seem to be random black-and-white splatters. The shrink asks you what you think they look like. What you “see” in the inkblots tells something about who you are—how you look at things. If someone were to create [...]
This is our June 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Woodstock, Georgia. The theme of this month's market report for Woodstock is right out of a Robert Frost poem: "nothing gold can stay". Coming off five consecutive months of increases which reached 2-year and 3-year record highs, the median sales price finally fell (by 6.7%), settling at $238k. [...]
This is our June 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. June's real estate market in Kennesaw saw a 30.7% increase in closed sales, which continues on a 6-month consecutive upward trend. The data seems to indicate that the median sold prices are falling slightly, 4.3% to be exact, but when looking at the 24-month [...]
This is our June 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Acworth, Georgia. Following last month's trend, the number of closed sales and the median sold price both increased this month, with closed sales up 10.6% and median sold price up by 3.3%. The continuing rise in median sold price makes this month the highest we've seen in [...]
You’ve probably heard the wry old saying: “Nothing clears the mind like the prospect of being hanged at dawn.” For some homeowners, you could add an equally wry modern Cherokee and Cobb County real estate version: “Nothing clears the mind like having a real estate appraiser drop by for a look-see.” I’d like to counter [...]
Striving to become a prudent person is a laudable goal—one usually only achieved after impetuous youthful misadventures have taught the wisdom of prudence. Caution—particularly in financial matters—may seem to be synonymous with prudence—but they aren’t always the same thing. Especially when there are magicians at work. An example of that can be found in the [...]
This is our May 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Woodstock, Georgia. As expected, the Woodstock real estate market continued its trend of moderate home price increases, however whereas April's report showed fewer new listings and closed sales, May's data rebounded. The number of new listings is up by 6.1%, and closed sales rose by almost [...]
This is our May 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. Home prices have been a rollercoaster ride in Kennesaw for the last 6 or 7 months, dropping just below $200k briefly in January only to climb all the way up to nearly $250k by March! Although April's report showed a lull in home prices, [...]
This is our May 2017 Real Estate Sales Report for Acworth, Georgia. In May, nearly every datapoint for Acworth's real estate market was up. The market saw not only in recovery from last month's slight stalls; some metrics more than doubled! The number of new listings increased over 21%, and the number of closed sales rose by [...]
When it comes to the reality of pricing a home in Cherokee and Cobb County, it’s natural that buyer’s and seller’s points of view reflect their different roles and objective. In a way, they are mirror images of each another. From the seller’s point of view, pricing their Cherokee or Cobb County home starts out from [...]