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Congratulations, John and Laura on your gorgeous new construction home in one of Atlanta’s best neighborhoods, Chastain Park! When Andy first met you guys in May about leaving OTP for ITP, one of your biggest concerns about selling your beautiful Smyrna home was not finding a home that you liked as well ITP! We don’t blame you guys one bit for that worry as your previous Smyrna home was GORGEOUS (proof: click here). So, when this beautiful new construction home by Edward Andrews Homes fell into our lap, you guys knew it was the perfect fit! We’re so excited for you ! We hope you had a wonderful first Christmas in your new home and know that you will make some fabulous memories there! Thank you for your trust in us and thanks to our friends/clients Will and Tiffany for referring us!
By the way, we hate that we weren’t able to get both Laura and John in the picture! But, we had to show you John’s smiling face with his new keys!
You aren’t celebrating the holidays like an Atlantan unless you are taking part in at least a few of these well-loved city traditions! Atlanta has something for kids, adults, and everyone in between!
Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights Holiday Nights :: November 16 – January 4 :: 5 – 10 p.m.
The Botanical Gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland and you won’t believe the breathtaking lights you will see when you take a stroll through the Gardens. Sing your heart out with carolers, walk through Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and sit on a bench on The Great Lawn and enjoy watch the topiary light exhibition dance to your favorite Christmas carols. Adults can enjoy a cocktail at the Glow Bar and no one can say no to roasting their marshmallows for s’mores over a fire. Visit their website to learn more. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Gardens.)
Macy’s Pink Pig :: November 2- January 5
Who can resist this five decade old tradition? Priscilla, the Pink Pig, is the decadently bejeweled pig Atlanta waits for all year! On the ride, she tours you through a life-sized storybook under a 150 foot tent at Lenox Square Mall. Tickets are $3, but the memories are priceless! Visit the Pink Pig website to learn more. (Photo courtesy of Macy’s.)
Ice Skating and Christmas Lights in Centennial Park :: Opens November 23
Centennial Olympic Park’s skating rink opens November 19th and it is $10 to skate for 90 minutes. There are vendors selling food and hot chocolate. If ice skating isn’t your thing, take a walk through the park. Centennial Park transforms its 21 acres into a spectacular Christmas light stroll that can’t be missed! Click here to learn more about Centennial Park skating.
Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier :: November 15-December 31
This year is Magical Nights of Lights 21st Anniversary! It is a well loved tradition that carloads of people have enjoyed for many years. The seven and a half mile long car drive will take you through animated scenes and moving lights. There is also a Holiday Village complete with a live nativity, carnival, shopping, and marshmallow roasting. Click here to learn more about Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier.
The Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theatre :: December 6- 29
This year the Atlanta Ballet will preform The Nutcracker choreographed by John McFall with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This is a magical event that will amaze audiences with its charm. Dress your tiny ballerina up in her tutu or enjoy a romantic night under the sparkling night sky of the Fox Theatre. (Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Ballet.) Click here to learn more about The Nutcracker.
Atlantic Station Winter Wonderland and Ice Skating Rink :: November 15 – February 14
Atlantic Station has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a 10,000 square foot open ice skating rink. Put on your warmest attire and drop by Atlantic Station to get into the holiday spirit! Whether you wish to have your photo taken with Santa (Nov 24 – Dec 24) or just make a couple of laps around the rink, there’s no doubt that when you leave, you’ll be dreaming of a White Christmas! Click here for more information on pricing and hours.
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Mall :: Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 6:00 PM
Over 100,000 Atlantans gather each year in front of Lenox Square to watch the magical lighting of the Macy’s Tree. This year the Tree Lighting celebrates its 66th Anniversary of tradition and holiday cheer! This year will be a little different though… For the first time, the Macy’s tree will be in the parking lot and will be artificial. In a release from Macy’s, they say that this new tradition is ”consistent with the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices.” As a grand finale there will be a firework show set to Christmas music. Click here to learn more about the event. (Photo courtesy of Macy’s).
Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain :: November 25 – February 17
Grab a sled, jump on a tube, or enjoy making snow angels and a snowman to brag about! Snow mountain will have snow that can cover over 5 football fields. They will also have 20 lanes so you can enjoy tubing for hours of thrills, chills, and excitement. Grab your snow gloves and enjoy a day of snow at Stone Mountain. Click here to learn more about Stone Mountain’s event! (Photo courtesy of Stone Mountain Park).
Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta :: December 31 Starting at 11:00am
If these events aren’t enough then be sure to kick off the New Year right with the Peach Drop. There will be children’s activities and entertainment starting at 11:00am and live entertainment throughout the night. The main attraction is the 800 pound peach drop at midnight with a fantastic firework show. Visit their website to see who will be preforming this year!
The Peters Company hopes that you enjoy this fantastic holiday season in Atlanta and we hope this list of events will help bring your holiday season plenty of fun!
Congrats, Glenn & Shelly on the purchase of your AWESOME Midtown bungalow! Jennie and Shelly worked together in the PR industry, so when Shelly and her new husband Glenn were looking to purchase a new home together it was a great fit. When Glenn and Shelly walked into their new Midtown home, it seemed like a perfect 10! There was a great space for the media room AND an extra bonus area for an in-home office, but most importantly the location couldn’t be beat! We sincerely appreciate this couple putting their faith in our team, and we look forward to visiting soon and hearing about all of the great walkable restaurants and shops you have found!
Ashley and Scott met with Andy to purchase a home a little over a year ago, but then Ashley & Scott made the decision for her to take a position overseas. They enjoyed their time in Europe, but decided to start a family and move back to the States. When they returned, they started working with The Peters Company’s buyers agent, Jennie. They quickly learned in this hot real estate market to jump at great opportunities, and they found a fantastic homes that met all of their needs in Fama Heights – a great established neighborhood off North Druid Hills. Congrats again on your awesome home and new baby!
A huge congratulations goes out to Tom and Randi who built a new home on the highly desirable North Thompson Road in Ashford Park. When Randi and Tom discovered the lot, they immediately loved its location and walkability to nearby Brookhaven hot spots. Andy represented the seller, so Jennie stepped into her buyer’s agent role to help Randi and Tom. A beautiful new construction home was planned for the lot, so Tom and Randi jumped at the opportunity. They waited through a long and rainy summer as their home was being built and learned the ins and outs of the construction of their new property. On a beautiful September day, they closed on their amazing home which we think has some of the best curb appeal in all of Ashford Park! We look forward to seeing your finishing touches and enjoying some vino on the back deck!
Nick and Lindsay’s search for a home was short and sweet. The minute they saw an adorable bungalow in Peachtree Hills pop up on their search, they felt it could be “the one” – and it was! Newly engaged, Nick and Lindsay were excited to purchase their first home, and they may have found the best deal in Peachtree Hills. This home is FULL of charm while still maintaining a modern and open feel – and the location can’t be beat! An access ally behind their house was a pleasant surprise – as was the neighborhood cat they met after moving in! Thanks again to Lindsay and Nick for being great clients – before, during and after close!
While we think that all of The Peters Company clients are special, it’s especially fun to help family members find a great home! Jennie and Jim are first cousins, so Jennie had to switch gears to “Realtor” to help Jim find the perfect first home and investment property for Jim. Ironically, Jim proved to be the real business man in the transaction when he displayed a great negotiation tactic to help him score an amazing deal in Lawrenceville (of course Jennie thinks she helped some too!). The transaction was clearly meant to be, and it was smooth sailing all the way to the closing table! Now Jim has an amazing home, and Jennie can keep her great reputation as the family real estate agent! Congrats again, Jim!
Congratulations, Russ and Kelli! You sold your adorable Garden Hills home in only 7 days on the market for 98% of list price! Way to go! Kelli’s sense of style made your home pop! In fact, very few times does our stager at Simply Staged Atlanta call us to brag on a client. This time, she did! The combination of killer staging, fantastic marketing, and accurate pricing made this home SING!
We sincerely appreciate you both having faith in your friends to sell your home! See, Andy and Russ were childhood buds. And, we know it is sometimes difficult for our friends to also trust us as their real estate agents, too. So, we thank you for making us BOTH in your book! It definitely can be done! We are thrilled you sold your home and even happier that you will now be in our neck of the woods in Brookhaven!
Congratulations to Ashley and Lindsey! Their move is quite bittersweet for us (Lesley and Andy). You see Ashley and I (Lesley) were childhood friends. So, when we helped Ashley and Lindsey purchase this home a little over a year ago, we were thrilled at the prospect of our children growing up together. Never in a million years did I think they’d leave us! But, a great job offer in Louisville called and they couldn’t turn it down (even for the Peters)!So, they sold their beautiful home in Alpharetta’s Crabapple Crossing Elementary school district in 3 days on the market for 103% of their list price! You see… this home was the TRIFECTA! Outstanding schools + 1 acre lot + staged to perfection = SLAM DUNK!
The home was so well loved that Ashley and Lindsey even received a 5 page note after their home went under contract from buyers looking for one more chance… See photo of envelope below:
We are thrilled for the opportunities you all have in Louisville! And, we thank you for your trust in us during your last 2 real estate transactions! We wish you the best and look forward to hearing all about that Louisville home search! If you need a great letter to write the sellers of your upcoming home, you’ve got a great example in your possession! We just hope your handwriting is as pretty!