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Ursula Henry
Associate Broker,
Luxury Collection Specialist,
Office: 404-537-5200
Direct: 404-671-4106
Ursula.Henry@bhhsga.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Georgia Properties
Real Estate Advisor - January 2017


We are providing this monthly real estate advisor to keep you informed about the latest trends and issues in the real estate market. Remember that real estate is local and every market is different. Contact us to find out the specific details for your local area. If you know someone else who might be interested in receiving this report or who may benefit from our expertise, please let us know. Better information helps our clients make better real estate decisions!

 

The Metro Atlanta real estate market is off to a fast start for 2017.  The market has been very active during the first few weeks of January. Here is the summary for Metro Atlanta real estate through December 2016.

Click here for a more detailed set of charts including the National Real Estate Market, Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market and Trends for Georgia Real Estate.

 

Our first MEGA Open House Event for 2017 is Sunday, February 19th from 2pm – 5pm. There will be hundreds of beautiful open houses open across Metro Atlanta. This might be the right time to make your move!

If you know someone who is considering listing their home, please let them know about these events. We are having great success in attracting buyers for our MEGA Open Houses! The MEGA Open House Events are very different from the standard open houses from other companies. We leverage major advertising campaigns to drive more awareness for these events. Some examples include:

As you can see, these are NOT traditional open houses where the agent places a few directionals and hopes for a buyer. These are MEGA Open House Events!


If you know anyone interested in listing their home, we would be honored to help and get their home designated as a MEGA Open House location.

 

Our company is strategically partnering with the Zillow Group to introduce a new Zillow Video Program that will dramatically increase views for our listings. Zillow ranks listings with Zillow Videos first in their search results which provides 2X the listing views versus other listings. Buyers also save listings as favorites at twice the rate of other listings. As we move into the early spring market, our seller clients will benefit from the increased exposure to more buyers.


As the recipient of the first ever Zillow Group Broker of Excellence Award, we will continue to partner with Zillow to introduce innovative programs that benefit our clients.

The outlook for Metro Atlanta real estate looks positive in 2017. We are forecasting an 8-10% increase in overall unit sales. There may be some slowing in the entry level market with rising mortgage rates and escalating home values. The general market in the $200,000 to $500,000 price range is very strong with homes expected to sell very quickly. The luxury market is expected to remain soft in some areas. Contact us for details about your local area.

We would be honored to assist you or someone you know with their real estate needs. We are experts in the local market and have access to proprietary information sources that are not available to the public. Better information leads to better decisions!