For Sale By Owner ??

February 8th, 2016

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FOR SALE BY OWNER??

Why do “For Sale By Owners” only get to the closing table 30% of the time?

So you want to buy or sell a house…. Well, how hard could it be right? WRONG.

The first step to buying a home is to find the right Realtor with experience in the field. The reason I say this is because about a bajillion things can go “wrong” from the time you put your offer in to the time you walk away from the closing table with keys. I always tell my clients, I can send you listings, and we can go look at as many houses as you like – but my job truly starts AFTER you find the home you are looking for. This is because of all the things that can happen that can keep you from closing on time or keep you from closing AT ALL.

I pride myself in knowing that I have “been there done that” with nearly every issue that can come up within a real estate transaction. I’ve been there when the appraisal came back $30,000 less than the agreed upon price, I’ve been there when termites were found 3 days before closing, and I’ve been there when there are title issues that could keep the seller from being able to sell the property.

Did you know that only 30% of For Sale By Owner homes actually close once under contract? The reason is: when there’s no agent involved, there’s no one there to watch the buyer or seller’s back! It’s extremely important for both buyer and seller to have THEIR OWN (different) Real Estate Agents – that way they know they have someone looking out for their best interest. Agents are not sales people, they are Real Estate Consultants. We are the expert you hire to represent you and look out for YOUR best interest in a real estate transaction. This means we look for red flags. Sometimes they are simple things like requesting a pre-approval letter with all offers, but they can be as complicated as knowing Georgia State laws regarding legal documents and closing procedures. Not having someone to “watch out” for you during the process could mean a difference of thousands of dollars, or for some people – a trip to the court house and some major legal fees.

If you’re not sure why you need a Realtor – ask around to people you know who own a home or who have bought and sold before. They can tell you about the things that CAN go wrong. The great thing about me: even with the millions of things that can go wrong and HAVE gone wrong before closing, I still have a 95% close rate. This means once a contract is written (whether I’m representing the buyer or seller) we CLOSE 95% of the time! Now, would you rather deal with the headaches yourself or trust someone who knows the business and the things that CAN go wrong and is prepared to take this plane in for a smooth landing? Any great Real Estate Consultant is proud of what they do and the services they have to offer. I am not a sales rep, I am Professional. This is why we cringe when people want to negotiate our commission down in the middle of a deal because not only do we carry a lot of liability, we KNOW OUR STUFF. We are the ones with the piloting skills to get you from take-off to landing, no matter how much turbulence we encounter along the way. So let us know if you’re ready to list! We’re here to help!

Thanks for reading and as always: Happy Buying and Selling!!

 

Brittany Purcell

CEO, Realtor, Associate Broker, MAPS Coach & Free-Spirited Southerner

Brittany@BrittanySells.com

706-389-0907

Brittany Purcell & Associates:

Real Estate Experts in Athens, Gainesville, Jefferson, Commerce, and all of Northeast Georgia

Perfect Student Living in Athens GA

February 8th, 2016

Perfect Student Living in Athens GA

 

1035 Barnett Shoals, Unit 441, Athens, GA

$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1115 SQUARE FEET

Ideal student location with resort style amenities inside a gated community. Located on the top floor in a stand alone unit, near the pool and clubhouse, features of the unit include 2 spacious bedrooms, and a large, open living area complete with surround sound wiring and speakers. Other community features include a putting green, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, stadium seating theater, business center, and more! Community is located on the bus line, just a couple of miles from the UGA campus, and close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Come see what makes Summit THE place to be!

Presented By:

Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners
706-389-0771
Licensed In: Georgia
License #: 324606

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Athens GA Income Property

February 2nd, 2016

Athens GA Income Property

UNDER CONTRACT!!!!

269 The Plaza

Athens GA Income Property UNDER CONTRACT in JUST 24 HOURS!!!

Are you looking to sell your Athens Property?

Give us a CALL TODAY to get YOUR PROPERTY SOLD FAST!!!

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Maysville GA Homes For Sale

February 2nd, 2016

Maysville GA Homes For Sale

150 Grove Drive, Maysville, GA

 

 

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1750 SQUARE FEET

Lovely 3BR/2BA ranch in Maysville, less than 6 miles from I-85. Home sits on over an acre of land, with a great back deck, perfect for relaxing alone in the peace and quiet, or for hosting a small gathering! Eat in kitchen with backsplash and large pantry that offers tons of storage space. Master suite includes private bath and walk in closet. Low maintenance flooring throughout home. Additional space off of kitchen could be converted to garage, or additional living space. Perfect starter home in a small, quiet neighborhood. Short commute to Commerce, Athens, Gainesville.

Presented By:

Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners
706-389-0771
Licensed In: Georgia
License #: 324606

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and give us a Call TODAY 706-389-0771!

We’re ready to help you find the perfect home for YOUR family!

 

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Getting Ready to Sell Your House

February 2nd, 2016

Athens Ga & Gainesville GA Top Realtors

 

Getting Ready to Sell Your House

So, you’ve got the “bug” to move, and you’re not sure where to start. I’ve been there. You look around and you’re not sure what to clean, what to pack up, where would you even move to? The process of selling your house can be a little overwhelming, but with the right help it can be so much easier. Follow these 3 easy steps below to find out if now is a good time for you to move.

 

First thing’s first: Find out how much your house is worth. 

Pull out your loan documents or call your mortgage lender and find out how much you still owe. Then, call a professional Realtor in your area to assess your home’s value. Find out what they would list it for and what price range they believe it will sell in (these are often 2 different numbers, so dig for the answers).

Would you like us to come out and tell you how much your house is worth? Simply call or email us

706-389-0907 or Brittany@BrittanySells.com

So you have equity and you’re ready to sell? Great! Move on to the next step.

 

Second: Develop a plan for where you are going.

Are you buying again? Renting? Building? Regardless of your plans, it’s time to map them out. If you’re buying or building and you will need financing, talk to your lender NOW. The more information you know up front, the less hurdles you will have to face later on. Talk to your Realtor about local lenders who know your market and can offer you the best options for financing.

 

Last: Make the decision to move/ get the house ready.

Now that you know your numbers and you have a plan, the next thing to do is to simply decide whether it’s the right time for you to sell. This is the step where you start filling out paperwork for your Realtor and start working to get your home ready for showings!

So you’re ready to make your move! Should you be thinking about selling your house in Athens, Oconee County, Jefferson, Winder, Commerce, Braselton, or Gainesville… give us a call. We have specialists who are ready to help! 706-389-0907

 

 

Brittany Purcell

CEO, Realtor, Associate Broker, MAPS Coach, & Free-Spirited Southerner

3730 Village Way Suite 160 Braselton, GA 30517

706-389-0907

Brittany@BrittanySells.com

 

Athens GA Homes For Sale

January 28th, 2016

Athens GA Homes For Sale

269 The Plaza, Athens, GA

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 1255 SQUARE FEET

Fantastic investment opportunity or great starter home just outside of Downtown Athens! 3BR/1BA home with large mud room, shelving, and appliances included. Located on a wide, tree lined street, home is on a large lot, in a quiet area. 2 miles to UGA campus.

Presented By:

Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners
706-389-0771
Licensed In: Georgia
License #: 324606

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Hoschton GA Homes For Sale

January 28th, 2016

Hoschton GA Homes For Sale

200 River Bend Drive, Hoschton, GA

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 3300 SQUARE FEET

AMAZING Frank Betz Remington Park Home is a Cut Above the Rest! You’ll love the open flow through the living areas, the beautiful oak floors, the high coffered living room ceiling, the stacked stone fireplace in the keeping room, the gorgeous chef’s kitchen, & the large private Master Suite! 2 additional bedrooms w/ Jack & Jill bath on the main level, as well as a large, private 4th BR/bonus room with full bath upstairs. So much attention to detail throughout! Tons of extra storage in closets & attic, as well as a full unfinished daylight basement ready for you to make it your own! Rivers Edge is an Equestrian Community, situated along the Mulberry River, w/ green space, pool, tennis, ponds, & more! GREAT central location: 30 min drive to UGA or Lake Lanier!

Presented By:

Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners
706-389-0771
Licensed In: Georgia
License #: 324606

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Hoschton GA Homes For Sale &

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Oconee County Open House

January 27th, 2016

OCONEE COUNTY OPEN HOUSE

JOIN US!!

SUNDAY, 1/31/16, 2PM-5PM

HOSTED BY RACHEL CALLIS, REALTOR AT BRITTANY PURCELL & ASSOCIATES

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL AT 706-389-0771

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!

1021 Chestnut Glen, Athens, GA

OPEN HOUSE
January 31, Sunday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$ Click for current price
7 BEDROOMS | 5 (4 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 6008 SQUARE FEET

Fabulous custom built home in Oconee County. Large, open concept design featuring a 2 story foyer and great room with large windows and lots of natural light, formal dining room, private office space, eat in kitchen. Master suite on main features a sauna in the bath. 4 additional spacious bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. Finished basement includes inlaw suite with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, exercise room, and large living space that could be used as media/rec room. Wonderful screened in porch overlooks private backyard with a large deck and heated pool. Home is in the perfect location: close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and the Summer Hill Recreation Club. Great school system, wonderful neighbors, quiet street, this home has it all!!!

Presented By:

Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners
706-389-0771
Licensed In: Georgia
License #: 324606

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Northeast Georgia Volunteer Opportunities

January 22nd, 2016

 

Northeast Georgia Volunteer Opportunities

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If you have a little extra time on your hands, and a desire to serve others and your community, 

check out the local opportunities below!

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Athens Area: Athens/Clarke County Community Centers

Opportunities: After school tutors, Recreation Helpers, Arts & Crafts Helpers

For more information email Summer.Blackwell@athensclarkecounty.com

or call 706-613-3620 ext 2

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Athens Area: Bear Hollow Zoo & Sandy Creek Nature Center

Opportunities: Animal Care, Grounds Maintenance, & Special Events

For more information email Summer.Blackwell@athensclarkecounty.com

or call 706-613-3620 ext 2

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Athens Area: Project Safe: Working to End Domestic Violence

Opportunities: Thrift Store Volunteers, Child Care Providers, Manual Labor, Spanish Interpreters, & more

For more information, contact:

Linnea Ionno, at lionno@project-safe.org

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Athens Area: Bigger Vision Community Shelter

Opportunities: Blanket Washers, Meal Providers, Evening & Overnight Staff

For more information, visit: http://www.biggervisionshelter.org/

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Jackson County: Humane Society of Jackson County

Opportunities: Dog Walkers, Fundraising Assistance, & more

For more information, visit: http://www.hsjc.com/

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Jackson County: Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Opportunities:Billing Department, Business Office, Public Relations & More

For more information, visit: http://www.advantagebhs.org/

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Jackson County: Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring

Opportunities: Adult volunteers needed for weekly visits to Jackson County, Commerce City, and Jefferson City school district children as assigned

For more information, please visit: http://www.lindsayslegacymentoring.org/

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Jackson County: iServe Ministries

Opportunities: Mobile Food Banks & Bags of Love Program

For more information, please visit: http://www.iserveministries.com/

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Jackson County: Jackson County Family Connection, Inc.

Opportunities: Special Event workers, Clothing Drive workers, & more

For more information, please visit: http://www.jcfamilyconnection.com/

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Banks County: Banks County Senior Center

Opportunities: Various positions & activities

For more information, please call: 706-677-3275

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Commerce: Commerce Main Street/Downtown Development

Opportunities: Help with various projects & events

For more information, please call 706-335-2954

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Winder: The Tree House

Opportunities: Various positions working with children & families

For more information, please visit: http://www.thetreehouseinc.org/

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Winder: Peace Place

Opportunities: Thrift Store & Agency Volunteers

For more information, please visit: http://www.peaceplaceinc.org/

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Jefferson: Potter’s House

Opportunities: Thrift Store Workers

For more information, please visit: http://atlantamission.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/

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Gainesville: Hall County United Way

Opportunities: Various organizations & needs

For more information, please visit: https://www.unitedwayhallcounty.org/volunteer

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Gainesville: Bridging The Gap

Opportunities: Office Duties & Help with Fundraising

For more information, please visit: https://www.btg-foundation.org/

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National Organizations with Opportunities Available in Various Locations:

Please visit websites to find out what’s available in your area.

Meals On Wheels: http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Local Food Banks: http://www.foodpantries.org/

4-H: http://www.4-h.org/

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Local Hospice Organizations:

http://peachtreechristianhospice.com

http://www.amedisys.com/

http://www.nghs.com/hospice

homesteadhospice.net

http://www.stmarysathens.org/services/home-care/home-hospice/

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Don’t see anything here you’re interested in? Check out the website below, enter your location and some personal info,

and they will help you find an organization that you are suited to volunteer with!

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

 

 

Looking to Make a Move in 2016?

We’re here to help! 706-389-0907

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Need to sell your home? To find out your home value, visit:

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Jefferson GA Short Sale

January 20th, 2016

Jefferson GA Short Sale

127 Dillon Drive, Jefferson, GA

$ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1851 SQUARE FEET

Jefferson Short Sale Opportunity! 3BR/2BA, with bonus room about garage that could be 4th BR, office, or media room. Foyer entry, separate DR, Spacious kitchen with breakfast area is open to LR. Master on main with private bath and sitting room! Fenced backyard with small storage building included. West Jackson Schools, convenient to I-85, Athens, Gainesville, located in a small, quiet neighborhood. Call TODAY!

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Brittany Purcell & Associates

Associate Broker, Realtor Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners 706-389-0771 Licensed In: Georgia License #: 324606

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