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May Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market Overview

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

MMO May 2015

May was magical for the Atlanta Real Estate Market and for The Peters Company! 17.4% more homes sold this May than May 2014. And, it’s no surprise to us. At The Peters Company, we helped 18 families buy and/or sell this month alone.

So… How did May 2015 compare to May 2014?

  • 1.5 % More Homes for Sale this May
  • 17.4 % More Homes Sold this May
  • Foreclosures Down 3% to 6.5%
    • 5-10% distressed sales is normal
  • Short sales Down 6 % to 3.7%
    • Theoretically, by 2016, all homes should be back above water
  • 3.9 Months of Supply (Down 13.3% from last year)
    • Anything under 6 months of supply is considered a sellers market
  • Median Original List Price is up 6.6% to $239,400
    • Still rising due to low supply
  • Median Sales Price is up 7.6% to $225,000
    • Continuing a trend of higher median sales prices in a low-supply environment
  • Median Sales/List Price Ratio remains around 95% (Here at The Peters Co we’re at 98.4%)
  • Median Days on Market is nearly flat from last year at 62 days (Here at The Peters Co we’re at 7 days on the market – Yep not a typo… 7 DAYS!!!)

And, in case you’re interested… The Metro Atlanta condo market’s very own statistics:

  • Sharply Higher Condos/Townhomes Sold Compared to Last Year (Up 28.5%)
  • Distressed Condo/Townhome Property Sales are Down 11.4 %
  • 2.4 Months of Supply (even lower than detached residences and a SERIOUS sellers market)
  • Median Original List Price is up 9% to $179,900
  • Median Sales Price is up 10 % to $175,000
  • Median Sales/List Price Ratio remains nearly flat around 96.9%
  • Median Days on Market is down 11.4 % to 39 days on market 

If you’ve been thinking of buying or selling and just want to chat about the market in your neighborhood, we’d love nothing more than to hear from you! We can give you a free and highly accurate opinion of value. Give us a call at 404-419-3619 today! 

Just Listed :: Awesome Condo in Freedom Heights!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

821 Ralph McGill Blvd#2210 Flyer front821 Ralph McGill Blvd#2210 Flyer back

Welcome Home! Located in one of Atlanta’s hottest areas, this condo is just what you’ve been looking for. The custom features and charming character of this property will never go out of style. The close proximity to Freedom Parkway, I-85, and I-75 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Did we also mention that you are only minutes from all your favorite hot spots including the Beltline, Virginia Highland, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Ponce City Market, and Freedom Park?

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a pantry.

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

· Spacious living room boasts neutral colors and plenty of natural light.

· Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding throughout the main living space.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a large walk-in closet and spa-like master bathroom.

· The master bathroom features a double vanity with stone countertop and a large garden tub perfect for relaxing.

· Additional bedroom is well sized and bright.

· Laundry conveniently located in the unit.

· Wonderful community amenities include secure access, a well-maintained pool, and gym facilities.

· Convenient location close to many well-loved restaurants and shopping spots.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful condo at 821 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE #2210… 404-419-3619!

 

Missing Person Alert :: Metro Atlanta Buyer Specialist Needed

Monday, June 29th, 2015

missing personDo you strive for excellence? Do you want to be an integral part of something big? Are you searching for that “wow” work environment where you are challenged to be the best person you can be and still have fun?

The Peters Company is looking for a professional individual with strong interpersonal skills, a sense of urgency, and a winning attitude. The Buyer Specialist develops, prospects for, follows up with, presents to and services buyers at a high level while sharing their expert knowledge regarding mortgage financing, neighborhoods, schools, home maintenance, etc. They must provide a high-level need analysis, coordinate a time-efficient home search process, and effectively negotiate in the buyer’s best interest for one of the most highly rated and dynamic real estate teams in Atlanta.

People Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively with peers, superiors, and customers, in both written and verbal form. They must be able to work with both vendors and customers.
  • Able to block out distractions in order to truly listen to the conversation that is occurring.
  • Create a sense of comfort and familiarity through their ability to build rapport.
  • Experience working in a problem-solving environment. Able to diffuse difficult situations and resolve to the satisfaction of all parties.
  • Must have the ability to negotiate and mediate effectively on behalf of clients.

Technical Skills

  • Basic understanding of computers and navigating the Internet.
  • Able to use email and text effectively as a means of communication.

Job Specific Skills

  • Real Estate License Required and Experience Preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Works well under pressure. Able to remain calm despite tight deadlines.

Key Benefits

  • An Opportunity In The Real Estate Industry To Have “A Real Job”
  • High Net-Income With No Overhead Or Risk
  • First Class Training, Coaching And Personal Development
  • Full Administrative And Marketing Service with World-Class Staffing Support
  • Hundreds Of Business Leads Generated, Captured And Tracked
  • Pre-Designed Marketing And Promotional Materials
  • A Consistent Inventory Of Saleable Listings
  • A System For Holding Open Houses And Meeting Active Buyers
  • The Prestige And Recognition Of A Proven Real Estate Team
  • Mentoring From An Experienced And Respected Professional
  • Teamwork, Encouragement And Support
  • KW Profit Sharing And Residual Income Opportunity
  • Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Key Activities of a HIGH Performance Buyer Specialist

  • Work a 50 Hour Week
  • Do 10 to 20 Hours of Lead Follow-Up Per Week
  • Research the Market Daily – New Listings and Price Reductions
  • Preview Homes that Are in Your Target Area
  • Preview All Team Listings
  • Manage New Leads and Work Through Existing Leads
  • Call Past Clients and Your Sphere of Influence to Ask for Referrals
  • Follow-Up Quickly on All Sign Calls, Internet Inquiries, VoicePad Calls and Other Leads
  • Track All Active Leads and Send Updates (New Listings)
  • Attend Training, Role Play and Practice Scripts 2 to 4 Hours a Week
  • Set Up An “Ideal Week” That Blocks Time for Your 20%
  • Track All of Your Key Business Activities. Set Weekly Goals
  • Attend Training and Stay Learning Based for Increased Productivity

The Peters Company is a top performing real estate team with Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road in Metro Atlanta and currently ranked in the Top 1% of Keller Williams teams nationally. We are experienced and knowledgeable real estate agents, tactful negotiators, and conscientious advisors. We represent both buyers and sellers independently. The Peters Company will double their sales volume over the next two years and is looking for a passionate individual to join us for a fun ride with numerous opportunities for advancement.

Candidates who are seeking a long-term career opportunity, not a job, should apply. If this describes you or someone you know, call us right away to let us know you are interested at 404-564-5751. Follow the directions on the voice message. All inquiries are confidential.

Land of the Free :: Fourth of July in Atlanta

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Fourth of July

The Peters Company has helped several families relocate to Atlanta this year. If you are new to the city, like them (and me!), here are a few fantastic options for your Independence Day celebrations:

Peachtree Road Race – Start your day off with one of Atlanta’s favorite 4th of July traditions! Registration for the race is over, but go out and support all of the 10k runners! The race spans from Buckhead to Piedmont Park and is one of the largest 10k races .

Stone Mountain – Spend the day and experience the numerous of family activities or just go for the laser and fireworks show. Either way you will not be disappointed! The laser/fireworks show is free except for parking.

Centennial Park – One of Atlanta’s best known landmarks! The gates open at 6:00 pm on July 4th and the firework show synchronized to music begins at 9:45. This event is free.

Turner Field, Braves vs. Phillies – Nothing is more American than a baseball game on the 4th! Get upper level tickets behind home plate for one of the best firework displays after the game. The amazing firework display will be choreographed to Patriotic music.

Georgia Aquarium’s “Red, White, and Brew” – visit the aquarium (stay cool inside away from Atlanta’s brutal heat!) and attend their 4th of July party! The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Ocean Ballroom and includes food, live music, and unlimited beer (must be 21 years old). You’ll have one of the best seats in Atlanta for the Centennial Park fireworks from the Aquariums rooftop deck! Tickets are $55 each.

Not yet residing in Atlanta, but planning a move to the city? Contact The Peters Company to help your move here be as spectacular as the fireworks! 404-419-3619

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, The Peters Company Transaction Coordinator

Congratulations to our Metro Atlanta April Homebuyers!

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Congratulations to The Peters Company Buyers who are finding fabulous homes all around Metro Atlanta!
The Peters Company is lucky to have 3 buyer specialists who dedicate their days, nights and weekends to help our buyers find the perfect home! In our current sellers market, the task isn’t always easy! But, they leave no stone unturned as they search for unlisted opportunities, call co-op agents for quiet listings, and mail to neighborhoods for upcoming inventory! If you’re looking for someone that truly works for you, you cannot go wrong with our Fabulous 3 – Jennie, Dore and Lilli!

April 2015 Buyer Collage
Congratulations to our April Homebuyers!

So happy for these first time home buyers, Devon and Chris! We found a great brick ranch in the cool Northcrest neighborhood that is perfect for them and their 3 dogs! I hope you enjoy that fabulous deck and I am looking forward to your housewarming party!

Kendra and Seth, congratulations on your super cute home in Briarcliff Heights! So happy we were able to snag that one! It is the perfect home for you!

Lauren and Ryan knew exactly where they wanted to be when we started their home search. They needed a bigger house with a yard in Roswell for their 2 adorable children. Turns out we found the perfect thing before it ever hit the market! Congratulations guys!

Congratulations Lindsey and Thurston on your beautiful new home! I know ya’ll are going to love running in Morningside and being so close to all the action! You both were a pleasure to work with!

Congratulations to Mike & Megan two of The Peters Company’s most loyal clients! Obviously, we just loved working with you, and it’s not often that a client drives down a street and says “I wish THAT house would come on the market” … and then it does. Goes to show that good things happen to good people! We hope you love your new Brookhaven home, and we’ll see you at the Blackburn Park Food Truck nights all Summer!

Ben and Heather found the PERFECT “Kindergarten to College” house for you and your girls. You made it your goal to sell and buy in the same crazy month, and you made it happen! After your Lawrenceville house flew off the market, the pressure was on to find the right place in Hamilton Mill, but everything worked out perfectly, and we couldn’t be happier for you! Thanks for your trust in The Peters Company!

Jessica landed an amazing condo in Roswell’s River Mill community! You KNOW you found a gem when yours was the winning bid out of eight offers. Thank you for entrusting our team to guide you through your first real estate purchase. We hope you enjoy many years in your adorable new home!

Stephanie, congratulations on your relocation from Florida! You wanted an active adult community and we found a great place near your family in Marietta. I know you will enjoy all the amenities in your new community and the ability to be at your daughter’s house in 10 minutes. Welcome to Georgia!

Tiffany, we are so happy you found a bigger place in Brookhaven with such a wonderful outdoor living space. The townhome is even bigger than you wanted and still keeps you close to work. The Peters Company helped you buy, sell, buy again. And this time it was also a Peters Co listing! #great client. Thank you for your trust and many congratulations!

If you are thinking about starting your Metro Atlanta home search, don’t delay! Give us a call today! The Peters Co — 404-419-3619

So You Wanna be a Real Estate Agent?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

IMG_3819Well, the cat is out of the bag now! Everyone is aware that the Metro Atlanta real estate market is back and red hot. These are the times that we historically see a rise in the number of new real estate agents entering the workforce. Everyone wants in! We meet with people every year who are kicking around the idea of getting into the business, and we genuinely like helping people get started. I know that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Why would we want more competition? There is something intrinsically good about sharing your experience with others. It’s the right thing to do. We’ve been so fortunate to have mentors in our career who have helped teach and guide us for the last ten years or so as we’ve built our team. It’s exciting to think I can help someone else who is right where we were.

Here’s what I’d tell anyone considering a career change or even a career start in the world of real estate.

  1. Have a goal in mind for your first year both professionally and financially. Let’s be honest that this is not a get rich quick scheme. How will you invest in your new endeavor? I would suggest as much education as you can afford. That foundation is crucial to your success, and you have to get into action very quickly as it can take easily six months before you make your first sale. Make sure you are prepared for such a delay in your income, and as you make more, make sure you put money aside for your business. Too many agents don’t treat their business like a business. Don’t run your business out of your personal checking account. When times are slow, your business spending will be the first line item that suffers, which is the very thing that’s supposed to help you get going.
  2. You need a support group and champions for your cause. Beyond coaches and mentors, you need people around you to encourage you and push you to accomplish your goals. This could be your spouse, partner, or significant other, your parents, friends, broker, vendors, etc. 80% of real estate agents fail after the first year, and I’d venture to say that more than half of that is a direct result of no support group and no accountability. Share your goals with everyone. Not only will they hold you accountable, but they will help you achieve it!
  3. Leads do not grow on trees, and the phone does not just ring. You have to pick it up. You have to engage people. You have to work exceptionally hard to ensure that your friends and family know what you do so that you become top of mind for real estate. Now, we don’t cram real estate down everybody’s throats, but now that our marketing plan is mature, our friends and family come to us. It took a good three years of consistent marketing for that to happen. Regardless of how many leads you generate, there is no such thing as enough. You have to constantly stay focused on generating leads. We’ve found the best way to do that is to provide world class customer service, and the result is a business filled with 85% referral and repeat clients.
  4. Real estate is not a part time job. The constant deadlines and demands cannot help but carry over into your life after hours, on weekends, and even on vacation. Guess where I’m writing from right now? Vacation. Realtors work hard to create balance in their lives, but it’s not easy. The other part that creeps in is your desire to help other people or for some the desire to get things done. Both of these extremes can’t simultaneously exist for realtors, but the point is that it can be difficult to draw a line and take time for yourself. There is always something that can be done, or done better. I feel like I’m constantly refining what I do from education, processes and procedures, to customer service, hiring, and the list goes on and on. I’ve told many people that it’s one of the most addictive businesses so you have to be cognizant of it for your own good and the good of your family and relationships.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. When you get started in real estate you can feel like an island. I’ve heard agents refer to it as a “lonely business.” As mentioned before there is a lot to do, and on top of that you are dealing with most people’s largest financial transaction of their life. No pressure, right? Tons. You have to get it right or the liability falls on your shoulders. Make sure you ask for help from your fellow agents. While you’ll find that there are plenty of selfish people who won’t share their experience and secrets with you, you’ll be forever indebted to those who do. Don’t ever let them forget how much you appreciate them.

If we can help you in any way as you consider this crazy career, we’d be delighted. Give me a call or email me at wecare@thepeterscompany.com, and we’ll do lunch. I look forward to talking with you about what could be the best move of your life.

Cheers, Andy

Just Listed :: Amazing Views in Metropolis!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

923 Peachtree Street #1627 Flyer front923 Peachtree Street #1627 Flyer back

Welcome home to this wonderful one bedroom, one bathroom studio condominium in Midtown’s highly sought after Metropolis building. Convenient to Midtown’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, exciting nightlife, and only blocks from Piedmont Park. Easy access to Peachtree Street, I-85, I-75, and GA400 makes virtually all commutes a breeze.

Features:

  • Located in a secure access community with 24/7 concierge service.
  • Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, sleek backsplash, granite countertops, ample cabinet space, and island with breakfast bar.
  • The main living area is accented by gleaming hardwood floors and exposed cement walls, and includes a nice combination of living and dining area which are perfect for entertaining.
  • The bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and bathroom with granite vanity.
  • Laundry conveniently located in the unit.
  • The balcony provides additional living and lounging space with amazing unobstructed views of the city skyline.
  • One deeded parking space.
  • Additional amenities include a well-maintained pool, fitness center, grilling area, and clubhouse with catering kitchen and media area.
  • Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!

Just Listed :: Stunning Townhome in Brookwood Place!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

1735 Peachtree Street NE #619 Flyer Front1735 Peachtree Street NE #619 Flyer Back

Welcome home to this wonderful townhome located in the popular Brookwood Place community. The floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this townhome will never go out of style. Convenient to Midtown and Buckhead’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, exciting nightlife, and only minutes to Piedmont Park! Easy access to Peachtree Street, I-85,  I-75, and GA400 makes virtually all commutes a breeze.

Features:

· Kitchen features granite counters, tons of cabinet space, under cabinet lighting, pantry, and island with breakfast bar.

· The spacious living room has a cozy gas fireplace and wonderful built-in bookcases.

· The separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Master suite is a true retreat complete with a trey ceiling, large walk-in closet, and spa-like master bath with a double vanity, and separate tile shower with dual shower heads.

· Additional upstairs bedroom is well-sized and bright with easy access to the hall bathroom.

· A loft/landing area on the second floor is ideal for a home office or sitting area.

· Laundry is conveniently located upstairs.

· A third floor bonus space would be ideal as a media room, 4th bedroom, playroom, etc.

· A lower level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.

· The patio is great for outdoor enjoyment. Four-legged friends will love having a grassy area to play in out back.

· Garage easily fits two vehicles with extra space for storage.

· Wonderful community amenities include 24/7 concierge, gated access, on-site property manager, a well-maintained pool with grilling area, fitness center, media room, conference room, and library.

Congratulations to our March Metro Atlanta Home Buyers

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

March 2015 Homebuyers

Britt, What a pleasure working with you to find your new home in the adorable Kirkwood neighborhood! Big shout out to Paige for sharing our names with you! We know you will LOVE your new home and it’s excellent location!

Kristen, congrats on your first home purchase in Smyrna’s Highlands View neighborhood! Thank you for letting us help you find the perfect place for you – I know you will enjoy the space and the location. Special shout out to Brittany for referring us! :)

Lori, thank you for allowing The Peters Company to assist in finding your first home. Love that the townhome met all of your requirements! And you are so lucky to be right on the belt line. Congratulations! Shout out to Brittany again for referring us!

Tim and Lori, congratulations on buying your first home together! You will love living in Brookhaven Fields and are surrounded by great neighbors. Wink…wink… Thank you for trusting me to help you find a super house!

Kathy, we did it again… We found another great investment condo in Buckhead’s Cross Creek neighborhood! With your vision and hard work, you will have it leased in no time. Congrats!

When we started working together, Shawn wanted to build in Brookhaven on a flat lot large enough for a pool. He ended up buying a newly built home with a gorgeous flat backyard and construction is soon to begin on his pool! Congratulations Shawn – I am glad we found the perfect home for you. Big shout out to Roger for sharing our name with you! :)

Kimberly and Jefry, So glad we were able to find you a wonderful home in Sandy Springs that is ready for your finishing touches! I hope you enjoy gardening in your beautiful, private backyard this summer!

Seth and Kendra, congratulations on your cute home in Briarcliff Heights! So happy we were able to snag that one as it was sure to get gobbled up quickly! It is the perfect home for you!

Erinn, after seeing many not so great condos, we found the perfect one with a beautiful view and balcony with a bright space for your office. I hope you enjoy your new home and convenient Sandy Springs location! Congratulations!

Congrats to Bo and Cassandra on your gorgeous new home! I love that you found such a great house in an unconventional way! As it turns out, “Make Me Move” on Zillow does work, ha. We’re glad that you stayed nearby, and we know Chamblee’s Gramercy Park is lucky to have you! Thanks for all of the laughs along the way.

Kristie and Eric, the road wasn’t always easy, but thanks for sticking with The Peters Company through moves, transfers, sales, multiple offers (and more multiple offers) to ultimately land you an amazing home in North Druid Hills! We can’t wait to see you on the patio at Verde, but only when you’re not enjoying your amazing back yard! Please send photos of the new puppy! Congratulations!

Just Listed :: Corner Unit Condo in Buckhead’s Eclipse!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

250 Pharr Road NE #918 Flyer front250 Pharr Road NE #918 Flyer back

Welcome home to this wonderful two bedroom, two bathroom corner unit condominium on the 9th floor of Buckhead’s private and highly sought-after Eclipse building. Convenient to Buckhead’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Easy access to I-85, I-75, GA400, and Peachtree Road make virtually all commutes a breeze.

Features:

· Located in a gated community with 24/7 concierge  service.

· Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and island with breakfast bar.

· The main living area is accented by hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and includes a nice combination of living room and dining area which are perfect for entertaining.

· Master suite is complete with a walk-in closet and bathroom with granite vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.

· Secondary bedroom with walk-in closet and attached bathroom is well-sized and bright.

· Laundry conveniently located in the unit.

· Balcony provides additional living and lounging space with great city skyline views.

· Largest floor plan in building! Unit also comes with two deeded parking spaces and a spacious storage unit.

· Additional amenities include secure access between floors, a well-maintained pool, fitness center, and clubhouse with catering kitchen, pool table, and media room.

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

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