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Stop Procrastinating, with Confidence!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello, neighbors! Today's post is focused on self-improvement and confidence-building:

First up, Procrastination. We all run into that ugly word procrastination from time to time, but how easily are we able to identify it? That is key in breaking the pattern and increasing your level of success! Read more from business coach Maya Bailey here.

Next, a little real estate song and dance...and a great demonstartion of confidence! We’ve worked with Tricia Andreassen of ProStep Marketing closely over the years and thought you might enjoy this little acapella song by her on video.

Thanks for reading, and remember -- if you or a friend are looking to buy or sell a home, call the zac team! We're always ready to serve your real estate needs!

 

Is the recession over? Fed Chair Bernanke thinks so!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors! Here are some interesting news items we wanted to share with you :

 

First up, is there light at the end of the economic downturn tunnel? Last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Bernanke stated that he believes the recession is coming to an end, although it may be a slower process than we’d like to see. Retail sales rose 2.7 percent in August, the stock market is rising again, home values seem to be stabilizing in some areas, etc. Read more here!

 

Our dedicated blog-followers may recall last week's post about the possibility of extending the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers... One week later, the debate rages on. An article from the New York Times discusses the different sides to extending the home buyer tax credit. Read it here!We'll keep you posted as this story develops.

 

Remember, we're always happy to serve your real estate needs!

More success stories with the zac team!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello, neighbors! From time to time, we ask our clients to reflect upon their experiences working with the zac team. From this, we learn how we can better serve your real estate needs, with the added bonus of learning what our clients think we're doing right.

Here are success stories from some of our past clients :

"We chose to work with the Zac team because of Zac's experience in the market and the advertising abilities of the team. Overall, we had a good real estate experience. Working with a "team" is very different than working with an individual agent-the team is extremely resourceful. The entire team is extremely professional and always available to answer questions." - Tracy Lurey

"A family friend who is a realtor suggested the Zac Team. I took her advice and I'm glad I did! I felt like I was my agent's only client, even though I know I wasn't. He was always there to answer my questions (and I had lots being a first time buyer!). I honestly can't think of anything Zac could do to improve." -Heather Magalski

"I chose the Zac Team for their familiarity with the area in which I was interested. My agent's earnestness, flexibility, and willingness to work hard for me stands out in my mind." -Marcy Massengale

"This was our first home purchase and we wanted someone to help us through everything, so we chose the zac team. We just remember how friendly and helpful everyone was to us, not just our agent. I referred a friend to the zac team who loved all the assistance, and I would recommend the zac team to other friends and would use their services again." -Shelby Failing & Justin Howell

"I chose the Zac Team because I was looking for a professional approach to selling real estate. My experience with the Zac Team was excellent. They gave great advice and explanations all along. There were never any surprises, and their advice was always on target." -Sylvia Martin-Estes

"Our experience with the zac team has surpassed any other transaction we've ever had! The team is organized, energetic, involved, and respectful. Having worked for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in the past, the zac team is the only business that even comes close to providing the same extremely high level of service. The positive atmosphere and dedicated team members make the zac team stand above the rest!" -Amy Lukken & Alex O'Neal

"We had been trying to sell our home by ourselves and had been unable to do so. That's when we realized that we needed the best professional help available. So we called the zac team and got the action we wanted!" -Desperate House Sellers

"I googled several Atlanta intown real estate services and dialed the numbers in the order I found them. The Zac Team was the first number to have a human being pick up instead of a voice mail. An agent was available to help me immediately in my home search." -Jennifer Larson

"We heard of Zac Team from having lived in the Virginia Highland area. They provided prompt attentive service.  Our agent was a pleasure to do business with.  She really gets to know her clients and pays attention to what we were focused on.  I felt like she used all available resources to do the job (both internal and external resources)." -Ned & Melissa Smathers

Thank you all for sharing those stories with us! As always, we're delighted to serve your real estate needs, whether for the first-time or once again.

Tax Credit Coming to an End?

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello, neighbors!

Many of you have already heard about the $8000 tax credit for first time homebuyers, and many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity it represents. For those who haven't, time may be running out.

The plan, as it stands, requires buyers to buy before December 1st, 2009 in order to receive the credit, but the National Association of Realtors is making a case for the extension of this successful program by releasing this video.

Rob Arnold, of Sand Dollar Realty Group in Altamonte Springs, FL, offers up his doubts about the efficacy of the program in his recent blog post.

Whether or not the program is extended, the program will continue to apply to all qualified closings before December 1st, 2009, so act now or you may lose your chance!

As always, whether you're a first time homebuyer or you're looking for your next  home, it's a pleasure serving your real estate needs!

Thanks for making the zac team one of the top 100 RE/MAX teams in the U.S.!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello, Neighbors, and thank you!

Re/Max International has just announced its top producing teams in the United States for the first half of 2009, and the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta made the list, ranking 99th among the hundreds of RE/MAX offices in the country!

For this, we'd like to thank you, our neighbors in the metro Atlanta area; whether you bought or sold a home with us in '09, or referred your friends or family to us, we owe our success to you!

Of course, we're not calling it a day just yet. Many of our 2009 clients have taken advantage of the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers, but the window of opportunity is still open. So if you've been on the fence about buying your first home, follow this link or call the zac team for more information about the tax credit.

Once again, thank you for putting us in the top 100 in 2009! As always, it is a pleasure serving your real estate needs.

Employee Confidence On The Rise!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Good news, neighbors! Spherion staffing agency is reporting that employee's confidence in their jobs and the economy is on the rise, up 3.2 points to 49.9 in August--that's the highest it's been since December 2007. Hopefully this will manifest itself in on-the-fence consumers making the decision to buy or sell real estate and get things moving. For more details, read the Atlanta Business Chronicle article, "U.S. Employee confidence rises".

A Slight Dip in Home Values

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors!

Home values continue to fall, however, this follows increases that we’ve seen over the past few months. For metro Atlanta, home prices were down nearly 14 percent in June '09 as compared to June '08; this after a 1.5 percent increase from May '09 to June '09.

This is definitely the beginning of the end. Hopefully we will hit rock bottom soon. For detailed figures and analysis, read the Atlanta Business Chronicle article here!

Free CE credit from GREC!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

The Georgia Real Estate Commission is offering, free of charge, an online course titled "Practicing real estate and staying out of trouble" in which they will go over some of the most common violations made by licensees, among many other topics.

This interactive course provides direct web links to specific license laws as they are addressed in the course, tip sheets, definitions, articles and more. Learn from the mistakes of others by reviewing actual cases such as the following:

  Common Advertising violations

  • Unfair Trade Practices 

  • Real world application of the license laws

  • Disciplinary tools of the Commission

Comments from those having already taken the course say they became aware of things they were doing in their brokerage practice that are not in compliance with the license laws. With this course, they now have an opportunity to correct them and implement new systems to avoid future violations.

For more information and to register, please click here!

 

"Mortgage rates down to lowest level in three months"

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Freddie Mac released numbers showing that 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 5.12 percent, down from 5.29 percent last week. One effect of these low mortgage rates is an increase in the rate of new home production. With July's increase in new single-family homes, the annualized rate is now higher than it has been since Fall 2008!  For more numbers, click here!

Atlanta Housing & Real Estate Statistics For July 2009

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Get your Atlanta housing market statistics! Direct from the First Multiple Listing Service, these numbers are published by Smart Numbers with extensive research and statistics on the Atlanta market. Here, we break down the most significant real estate numbers and put it into a quick reference format to share with our sellers and fellow agents.

The compilation shows July 2009 market statistics versus July 2008 numbers. Enjoy and please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions! And scroll down for links to almost a year's worth of past statistics! Our office # is 404.564.7200.

Units Closed:                     2009        2008
Single Family                    4,325         3,803
Condos/Townhomes            655           674
Total                                 4,980         4,447
 
(12% increase)
                

New Listings:                     2009        2008
Single Family                     9,200       12,206
Condos/Townhomes            1,769        2,181
Total                                 10,969       14,387
(24% decline)

Withdrawn:                          2009        2008
Single Family                        1,788       2,647
Condos/Townhomes                334         472
Total                                    2,122        3,119
(32% decline)

Expired:                                2009        2008
Single Family                        4,097        5,993
Condos/Townhomes               885           1,119
Total                                     4,982        7,112
(30% decline)

Current Inventory:                 2009         2008
Single Family                         41,898      56,547
Condos/Townhomes                 9,297       11,073
Total                                      51,195      67,620
(24% decline)

Inventory:                              2009                  2008
Single Family                        11.35 months      14.4 months
Condos/Townhomes               18.4 months      16.6 months

Sales Price to List Price:        2009          2008
Single Family                           93.8%       92.9%
Condos/Townhomes                  96.8%       96.2%

Average Days on Market:       2009        2008
Single Family                          93.6         86.8 
Condos/Townhomes                 96.8
        101.0

Click here for the June 2009 report!
Click here for the May 2009 report!
Click here for the March 2009 report!
Click here for the February 2009 report!
Click here for the December 2008 report!
Click here for the November 2008 report!
Click here
for the October 2008 report!
Click here for the September 2008 report!
Click here for the August 2008 report!
Click here for the July 2008 report!

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