What’s Your Number?…and Introducing The Peters Company Off Market Database

April 28th, 2016

Number with question markEverybody has a number that would effectively make them move, right? Even if you hadn’t planned to move, maybe, just maybe, you would consider it if you could get that number.

Zillow has even caught on to this strategy and has created a feature on their site where homeowners can share their number, but most people who would consider it don’t want it all out there for everybody and their brother to see on the internet. It’s a bit of a privacy discussion if nothing else about your personal finances. I think Zillow has the right idea, but it’s a little too voyeuristic for me. I meet with sellers all the time that say, “If I could just get THIS number.” They are generally surprised when I tell them I think we can get more than that.

We’re not used to seeing these kind of values. Most sellers have never seen their home worth as much as it’s worth right this minute. Because of that, we’ve created a database of would-be sellers who would move if the right opportunity presented itself. Generally the right opportunity means that you’re not only getting the price you want but that you are also given ample time to find your next home before you have to move out and close on your current home. I find that to be the most paralyzing emotion that passes through the mind of today’s seller, thinking “Where am I gonna go?” Let us worry about that. We have some great strategies for finding our clients’ homes, and we are facilitating back to back moves for clients every month.

Right now I just want to know WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER?

There’s always a possibility that your next home is already on our list! I track a pipeline of The Peters Company’s upcoming listings over the next 90 days, which is currently at 13+ homes by the way and increasing weekly, as well as a running list of quiet listings that will remain off market for now. This is a tremendous resource for anyone looking for properties. Maybe that’s you or a family member or your co-worker.

The Peters Company wants to be your go-to resource for your move today or your move someday, and the best way to do that is to identify what number gets you excited about moving. This isn’t something that I’m going to blast all over the internet like a new listing that hits the market. It’s 100% confidential and a select group. Your privacy is important to us. So help us out! Let me know what’s your number today. Text me at (770) 634-2782 and I will add your confidential number to my database. You never know what kind of opportunities are out there!

Written by Andy Peters

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Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta

April 27th, 2016

Cinco de MayoIt seems that everyone in Atlanta will find a reason or holiday to celebrate, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception! It’s not a traditional American holiday, yet people go out in droves to party and meet up with friends on this day, and for good reason… why not? Who doesn’t love sipping on margaritas and hanging out with friends?

Wondering where to go? We put together a few options for a hot spots in town. We hope you enjoy, whatever you decide to do!

Located at Krog Street Market at Inman Park, Superica is a tex-mex sensation. According to their website, “At first glance you may think you’re in Austin, Texas due to the mash-up of old and new findings like dang good margaritas, live music and our welcoming outdoor patio. Yup, that’s all reminiscent of the Great State alright.” The chefs Ford Fry and Kevin Maxey designed a “Mex-Tex” menu that plays to their own Texan roots. So if you want some good Tex-Mex in Inman Park for Cinco de Mayo, check it out!

Recently reopened by popular demand, Ray’s Rio Bravo has found a sweet spot near the river on Powers Ferry a few doors away from Ray’s on the River – both owned by Ray Schoenbaum. It should be a Great Evening to Celebrate “Cinco de Mayo”. A1A – a Jimmy Buffet tribute band – will be playing starting at 6pm and the outdoor patio overlooking the lake and fountain will be the perfect atmosphere for sipping margaritas with your buddies!

Rock’n’Taco has a lively atmosphere and is a great place to hang out with friends. It’s a gourmet taqueria with infusions of several different cultures and they use fresh ingredients, organic fruits and vegetables. The offer tacos in everything from the traditional chicken or beef to duck, oysters and more! If you’re a creative foodie, give them a try! Both locations will be offering drink and beer specials and the Sandy Springs location will also have live bands.

Rosa Mexicano is fairly new on the scene in Atlantic Station. And Lesley’s favorite! They are featuring a special Cinco de Mayo menu all day. Their fresh guacamole is insanely delicious… so go check them out! Quoted as “gold standard” in “upscale” “modern” Mexican cuisine by Zagat, it’s probably better known for their food than a hot nightspot, but would be a great place to hit before you enjoy a night on the town!

Tin Lizzy’s is always a good choice for tacos and margarita’s. Not mention, they’ve already started Cinqo de Mayo countdown with $10 TLC Margarita Pitchers, which started on April 5th! While they haven’t unveiled the festivities for the night, it’s always a good time with good friends at Tin Lizzy’s! They have several locations, but Buckhead is my favorite! Stay posted on their Facebook page.

Flip Flops – Cinco de Mayo Stache’ Bash 2016 – starts at 5pm. Named for its laid back atmosphere, Flip Flops is in midtown. They have two levels of live music, dancing and entertainment. If you want to feel like you’re at the beach while you’re sipping your cinco margarita, then Flip Flops might be a good choice. They will have guest DJ’s throughout the night. Bring your stash or get one from a bartender. Doors open at 5pm for Happy Hour Specials!

P.S. Fun fact: Americans consume up to 81 million avocados on Cinco de Mayo , according to the California Avocado Commission.

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Just Listed :: Wonderful Home in Brookhaven Fields!

April 22nd, 2016

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Welcome Home! Nestled in Brookhaven’s popular Brookhaven Fields neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being close to all of your favorite Brookhaven hot spots including Town Brookhaven and Village Place Brookhaven!

Features:

· Light and bright kitchen features granite counters, ample cabinet space, and  a breakfast bar.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests, hosting holiday gatherings, or casual meals at home.

· Spacious living room boasts a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and beautiful crown molding are carried throughout the main level.

· Master suite is a true retreat including dual closets and a spa-like bathroom with double vanity and soaking tub.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Amazing deck is ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining and overlooks the large backyard.

· Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

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Just Listed :: Amazing Loft at The Stacks!

April 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Historic charm meets modern day luxury in this true loft, giving you an amazing intown Atlanta experience. The wide open, renovated floor plan is just what you’ve been looking for. Easy access to Dekalb Avenue, Freedom Parkway, I-85, and I-20 makes virtually all commutes a breeze. Convenient to all of Atlanta’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including  prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, and exciting nightlife. You’ll also be only minutes from the Beltline, Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market, Grant Park, Inman Park, and much more!

Features:

· Exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and a wood beam ceiling are wonderful architectural details carried throughout.

· An updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and sleek glass tile backsplash.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· Living room is bright and open with tons of natural light pouring in from a series of  tall windows.

· The bedroom space is well-sized and includes a great office area with built-in speakers and MP3 docking station.

· The large bathroom features modern fixtures and has  access to a spacious walk-in closet.

· Laundry is conveniently located in the unit and provides additional storage space.

· Wonderful community amenities include gated access, a well-maintained pool, gym, and rooftop terrace with stunning city skyline views.

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Just Listed :: Beautiful Traditional in Jefferson Station!

April 15th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Jefferson  Station neighborhood, this is just the home you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-85, GA-316, and Sugarloaf Parkway makes this home convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also be close to Discover Mills, The Gwinnett Arena, and many other well-loved restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space as well as a spacious breakfast area with bay window.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.

· Large family room boasts a cozy gas starter fireplace with brick surround.

· Formal living room provides additional living space.

· Master suite is a true retreat including dual walk-in closets and a private master bathroom with double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· A spacious bonus room off the master is ideal for a  media room, playroom, or home office. It has rear stairs leading to the kitchen.

· Garage easily fits two vehicles with extra storage space.

· Brand new deck overlooks the fully fenced backyard with fire pit perfect for roasting s’mores.

· Wonderful location that’s convenient to interstates, shopping, and restaurants.

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Just Listed :: Amazing John Wieland Resale in Alpharetta!

April 15th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled right across the street from the wonderful amenities in the Hampton Hall swim/tennis neighborhood, this beautiful John Wieland resale is just what you’ve been looking for. The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Haynes Bridge Road, and State Bridge Road makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved  destination too. You’ll also enjoy having many popular restaurants and shopping spots nearby, including those at the new Avalon development as well as surrounding North Point Mall! Highly sought after school district includes Dolvin Elementary,  Autrey Mill Middle, and Johns Creek High!

Features:

· Stunning kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, large island with breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, and breakfast area.

· Formal dining room with trey ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.

· Spacious family room boasts a soaring ceiling, cozy gas fireplace, and beautiful built-in bookcases.

· Formal living room provides extra living and entertaining space.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and gorgeous trim detail are  carried throughout the main level.

· Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, dual walk-in closets, nursery/office area, and spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with attached bathrooms

· Full, finished basement is an entertainer’s dream complete with full bar, living area, gym, full bathroom, and potential 5th bedroom.

· Spacious garage easily fits two vehicles with extra storage.

· A deck overlooking the large backyard and a screened-in porch are ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Wonderful community amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, clubhouse, and playground.

 

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Just Listed :: Wonderful Townhome in Brookhaven’s Druid Knoll!

April 15th, 2016

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Welcome home to this wonderful townhome in the   popular Druid Knoll community. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Being in the booming City of Brookhaven means you can   enjoy the shopping and restaurants in nearby hot spots like Town Brookhaven and Village Place Brookhaven!

Features:

  • Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space, and large pantry.
  • The main living area is accented by gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful crown molding, and includes a nice combination of living room and dining area which are perfect for entertaining.
  • The spacious living room also has recessed lighting and a cozy fireplace with sleek tile surround.
  • Master suite is a true retreat complete with dual closets and private master bathroom.
  • Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
  • Laundry is conveniently located upstairs.
  • The patio is great for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. A large shed provides plenty of  extra     storage.
  • Wonderful community amenities include professional landscaping and a well-maintained pool.
  • Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!
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Trends in Metro Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

April 12th, 2016

trends in real estate marketWe’re all watching closely to see what the real estate market is going to do in 2016!

Here at The Peters Company, we feel like we have a superior pulse on the Metro Atlanta market due to the number of transactions we close each year. And, you better believe we watch trends closely!

So far this year, we’ve seen an interesting phenomenon. While homes priced under $500,000 are still selling quickly, we’re starting to see a slowing of home sales over $500,000.

What does that mean? Homes that are priced at $500,000 or greater have fewer buyers and are taking longer to sell than those lower price points.

Why? Well, honestly, we think it’s because there is such a shortage of inventory available for first-time homebuyers, which is causing a ripple effect for move-up buyers.

What do we need? More inventory under the $500,000 mark!

Even the condo market that was suffering for years during the economic downturn is now BOOMING! In fact, days on market and sales to list price ratios in the affordable condo complexes are lower than single family. And, this is because we are in great need for more affordable home ownership.

My advice:  If you own a home under $500,000, now is the PERFECT time to sell. Buyers are out in full force and conditions are incredibly favorable for sellers. Thinking of moving up to a higher price point? Even better as you’ll be in a buyer’s market in many neighborhoods!

Note: This is a look at the Metro Atlanta market as a whole. Give us a call to see if we’re seeing these trends in your particular neighborhood! 404-419-3619

Find the most recent listings on the market here!

Written by Lesley Peters

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Just Listed :: Amazing Restoration in Brookhaven’s Drew Valley!

April 12th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Nestled in Brookhaven’s popular Drew Valley neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming  character will never go out of style. The close    proximity to Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it     convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being close to all of your favorite Brookhaven hot spots including Town Brookhaven and Village Place Brookhaven!

Features:

  • Rocking chair front porch greets you with plenty of Southern charm.
  • The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, and  island with breakfast bar.
  • Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests, hosting holiday gatherings, or casual meals at home.
  • Spacious living room boasts a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and beautiful trim work are carried throughout the main floor.
  • A main level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.
  • Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, dual walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom with double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.
  • Additional upstairs bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
  • Large deck is ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining and overlooks the great backyard.
  • Two car garage easily fits vehicles.
  • Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.
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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Kennesaw’s Legacy Park!

April 8th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Legacy Park community, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Being close to I-75, I-575, and Wade Green Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination! Being in this popular area of Kennesaw means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots too! Legacy Park is known for its incredible amenities and activities including multiple pools, tennis courts, walking/biking trails, sports leagues, holiday events, and much more!

Features:

· Chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, tile backsplash, pantry with pull-out shelving, oversized island with breakfast bar, office nook, and breakfast area.

· Family room boasts a cozy gas starter fireplace and is pre-wired with HDMI hook-ups.

· Living room provides great additional living space.

· Formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, fresh paint, and beautiful trim detail are showcased throughout the home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a spacious sitting room, trey ceiling, walk-in closet, and spa-like master bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Full finished basement with kitchenette provides additional living and lounging space along with a full bathroom and extra storage.

· Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.

· Two separate decks are perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. They overlook the fully fenced backyard.

· Two car garage can easily fit vehicles with extra space for storage.

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