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"For Sale" Listings Down 21%. According to a recent report, inventory has declined and there has been an increase in median list price. 10 cities were named including Atlanta. The median list price in Atlanta is $159,900. Read the full article here.

HGTV Green Home. Recently, a new "green" home was given away just South of Atlanta. But some debate how "green" this home really is. Read the story here.

Joke of the week.

Short Sales Catching Up to Foreclosures. Bloomberg reports that the number of U.S. home short sales surpassed foreclosure deals. "Short sales should be the dominant way of disposing of assets," said  Jonathan Weiner, vice president in the applied analytics division of Lender Processing Services. Read the full story here!

Agents: Choose Your Words Wisely! I found some key points from this article. We are salespeople. And we make our living by using words! Learn how to use valuable words.

Coach's Corner. Dirk Zeller's gives great tips on how to customize your communication skills in this week's edition of his newsletter.

"The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost

Have a great week!