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Every week, Ponce Realty sends out an enewsletter with updates, stories, and general info about the real estate industry in Atlanta and across the nation. If you would like to receive this weekly, please email!

Is it time to change the sales environment? Consumers don't want to be sold or pressured these days. Times are tight and one way to ensure your clients stay with you is to make yourself indespensible.

Average interest rates. The economy may be down, but our interest rates have never been better! Here is a chart displaying the average interest rate for 30 year fixed loans since 1991.

Atlanta's intown condo market improving. In the first half of this year, condo sales and contracts have amounted to 482. Out of the 93 active condo project in intown Atlanta, 6,817 are available. Read more about the supply and demand of the intown condo market.

Joke of the week. A real estate agent walking along the beach found a bottle. When he rubbed it, lo and behold, a genie appeared. "I will grant you three wishes," announced the genie. "But since Satan still hates me, for every wish you make, your rival gets the wish as well -- only double."

The real estate agent thought about this for a while. "For my first wish, I would like ten million dollars," he announced. Instantly the genie gave him a Swiss bank account number and assured the man that $10,000,000 had been deposited. "But your rival has just received $20,000,000," the genie said.

"I've always wanted a Ferrari," the agent said. Instantly a Ferrari appeared. "But your rival has just received two Ferraris," the genie said. "And what is your last wish?"

"Well," said the salesman, "I've always wanted to donate a kidney for transplant." 

Renting REOs. A proposed bill, Neighborhood Preservation Act of 2011, is calling for banks to rent out unoccupied foreclosures while the market stabilizes. Homeowners facing foreclosure could also sign rental agreements to stay in their homes.

Coach's Corner. Dirk Zeller shows champions how to develop your pricing philosophy in this week's edition of his weekly newsletter.

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives." - comedian Sue Murphy

Quick Response code apps. If you haven't yet downloaded an app to your phone to read QR codes on the go, here's a list to get you started! On August 12, the DeKalb Board of Realtors is hosting a brown bag lunch session on QR codes - more info here!

Agent wanted! Zac is looking for one additional agent to help with all of our leads! With our sophisticated lead generation and management platforms, high-level technology, and high energy sales environment, you'll wonder why you didn't start at Ponce realty sooner! Did we mention that we fill buyer's agents' lead pipelines with company leads? For details on our plans and how to grow YOUR business, please contact our broker at 404.564.7272 for a confidential interview.

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