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Dec. 3, 2021

Purchase Decisions

Purchase Decisions are more emotional than Logical

Take a moment to think about that statement: let it set in. The truth is, people, don't purchase homes for entirely logical reasons. They just don't. If they did, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home would sell like any other. But we all know that isn't true.

People discriminate by nature without even really knowing they are doing it. It's natural. everyone has their own desires, ideas, and perception. Especially when it comes to purchasing a home. One home will always stand out because they are priced or marketed better and because of how a particular home makes a buyer feel. People are sometimes willing to pay more for a house, even if it doesn't make sense logically even if it is priced higher than an equally sized house in a similar area. So many different variables come into play when purchasing a home, but nearly everyone buys a home for the lifestyle benefits they'll receive by living there.

The number of rooms in a house, it's size, even it's location are important factors but are not the actual reason a house sells. That's a fact. It's more about the feelings the buyer gets when they walk into that home. Are your buyers going to be couples looking to start a a family or singles who just moved to the area? Are they young and getting started or old and retiring? your real estate agent should know the answers to theses questions.

A good real-estate agent knows their market and potential buyers. They use cutting-edge information to identify who the potential buyer is, what they look like, what appeals to theses people, etc. The answers to these questions are essential. They help dictate how you market and potentially sell your home. Find a realtor and ask them theses questions. make sure the agent you choose understands the value of knowing your buyer and marketing accordingly.

It's important to recognize and appeal to the buyer's emotions, more than anything, when marketing a home. A good real estate agent understands this, and your average person won't. A good real estate agent will know hoe to stage your home in a way that will get you your best offer. Theses agents know the buyer. their wants. desires and use them to get their client cash.

In the meantime, contact us today at 678 438 2330 to learn more secrets to getting homes sold.

Posted in Guarantees
Nov. 30, 2021

December Newsletter 2021

 

Is it really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You know the song, the one that says it's the most wonderful time of the year. Well, there is something to it. The current year is coming to a close, celebration of Christmas and other Faith Driven Holiday Celebrations, all mean different people, but most always represent joy, peace, gratitude and hopefulness. If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other times of the year. Why can't it be that way everyday of every year? I think it can. It just takes effort. Here is what we are doing and how can you help.

Many homeowners wanting to really enjoy this Holiday season are less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They are desperate to exist their current home and give themselves a big Christmas Gift - a NEW place to call home.

As a result of working with over 10,000 families over a 30-year time span and through three documented recessions, we have developed a special program to quickly get an acceptable "crash" offer on any home for market value. So, we are giving Homeowners wanting to make a move a very special gift this holiday season

For the month of December, we will guarantee, in writing, a CASH Offer within 24 hours at a Price Acceptable to any Homeowner wanting to sell the place they call home*.

I know there is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee like that, but we are selling just about every home we list for the market value price, sometimes even more, so there is no reason for area home owners, your friends and family, to fret about selling right now.

This is where you come in...

If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation to Move Consultation to discuss just how they can make their move, get what they want and do it with the least hassle

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!

AND remember, YOUR referrals help the Kids!

We are VERY CLOSE to our goal of raising 425,000 for Children's Health Care of Atlanta this years. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know Children's Health Care of Atlanta does leading edge work in helping kids through and survive nasty life-threatening diseases like cancer, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, and others. As well as being a leader in Spinal Cord injuries and Early Diagnosis of Autism. Last year they served over 1,000,000 Kids around Metro Atlanta. Chances are your family or someone you know has benefitted from the great work they do.

Children's depends on Sponsorships and Donations to provide their lifesaving work and keep families medical bills down to a minimum. So, when you hear me say "YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDS..." they really do.

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very worthy cause.

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates, or family members considering making a move, so of course you can always call me directly at 678 438 2330.

Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you!

I hope you and your loved ones have an extra special Holiday Season filled with much joy and happiness.

 

With all my appreciation.

CONNIE GARRETT

678.438.2330

Posted in Newsletter
Nov. 23, 2021

Benefits of Buying an old house VS a new house

Benefits of Buying an Old House VS a New House!

 

Posted in Guarantees
Nov. 23, 2021

Homes that sell fast also sell for the most money

HOMES THAT SELL FAST ALSO SELL FOR THE MOST MONEY!

 

It’s no secret that the very same reasons a home sells fast are the same reasons that it will sell for the most money. So, first and foremost, a seller needs to be educated about up-to-date, local market information and prices. A good real estate agent will review all homes that have sold in your area, compare their selling prices as a percentage of their listing price and use this data to create the perfect selling price. This strategy is key to understanding the average discount in any given area, helping you pick a smarter listing price.

 

The discount percentage should not be a guess; it should be analyzed by real-world facts and numbers from properties that are selling and have sold in your area. Understand that if your area is in a hot market, the discounting will be minimal if at all. You could even experience bidding wars, where a home sells for MORE than its listing price. But, at the same time, if you are selling in a cold market you could be disappointed. So, keep in mind, you will need to be flexible if you want to sell.

 

There are also certain marketing strategies that the top realtors use to sell homes at top dollar prices. Reverse engineering the selling process can be a great strategy. To sell a home, you need a buyer, plain and simple. Where can you find these buyers? They’re everywhere, online, and most likely working with an agent. You need an agent who will prospect your listing to all the buyer’s agents in your area; this way, your home is put in front of the people already looking to buy homes.

 

When the time comes, negotiations can make or break a sale. First, make sure that your real estate agent is a skilled and experienced negotiator. A negotiation should not be a battle, it should be about coming to a decision that both the buyer and seller will be happy about. You want an agent who will get you the most out of your home but don’t want to lose a potential buyer over insignificant amounts. Talk with agents in your area and see how they feel about negotiations, a top agent will know when to negotiate and how much.

 

The most important key to success is to find the right realtor. A good agent will review and compare your homes to others in the area, market your home to every interested buyer and negotiate for you when the time comes. By educating yourself and taking the time to find an experienced realtor you will be able to attract multiple offers and sell your home at asking price or better!

 

Contact us today to learn more. 

 

"We Assist You in getting Your Price, With Your Terms & Conditions, With NO Hassles!"

Call CGARRETTGROUP now at 678 438 2330 and Start Packing!

 

 

 

Posted in Newsletter
Nov. 22, 2021

Ranch-Style House

 

Why Choosing a Ranch-Style House

 

If there were a list of popular terms to describe the most sought-after houses, you could probably guess a few of them. This address would likely have an open-concept living space, with a large kitchen island, and a fireplace near a sectional. Perhaps it would also have plenty of storage, as well as timeless materials like hardwood floors and pendant lights. But another detail of our collective dream home is this: a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. And that's always been a main draw of a ranch-style house.

Ranch-style properties emerged as a directly American structure in the mid-20th century, as architects like Cliff May and Joseph Eichler experimented with the open spaces of emerging suburbia. Borrowing from Spanish Colonial principles of single stories, which keep the indoors cool, the ranch style gained popularity on the West Coast before becoming a nationwide staple in the 1950s and 60s.

WHO WANTS A ONE-STORY HOME?

A released by the National association of Home Builders shows two-thirds of home buyers (64%) would like a single-story home. And preference rises with age: Millennials (35%), Gen X'ers (49%), and Seniors (88%)

Benefits of a Ranch-Style House

1. Single-Level Living Space.

With the main living areas- master suite, kitchen, and laundry room- all on the first floor, there are no stairs to climb. Home buyers of all ages find this is a good choice if they want to bring an older family member to live with them.

2. Aging-IN-Place Friendly.

Builders can easily integrate Universal Design features into the ranch's one-story floor plan. Homeowners who want to age in place- remain in the home of their choice for as long as possible- appreciate this aspect.

3. Open Floor Plans.

Ranch-style floor plans tend to be more open and free-flowing providing both comfort and convenience. As an illustration, extra floor space makes moving furniture in and out of the home easier, and everyone feels less cramped.

Additionally, contemporary-loving homeowners who prefer a modern, open floor plan know ranch homes are a way to get the look they desire.

4. Easier to Maintain.

A one-story ranch home is simpler to take care of. No more dragging a vacuum up and down the stairs or climbing a huge ladder to clean windows or dust the foyer chandelier. Likewise, single-story homes make it much easier to access and clean exterior walls, gutters, and roofing.

5. Save Money.

Some homeowners believe ranch homes are a more affordable option compared to similarity-sized two-story homes. This may or may not be true depending on a number of factors. For instance, whether single-story homes are less expensive to heat and cool depends on the construction, square footage, and layout.

6. Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Ranch homes are usually L-or U-shaped, single-story properties with ample windows making them especially appealing to nature lovers. Ranch-style houses can be adapted with large doors leading out to a deck or patio to fashion a good flow between outdoors and indoors.

In conclusion, custom home builders have redesigned the classic single-story ranch for today's lifestyles and needs. Ranch homes are prefect for people just starting out or for downsizers looking for their ideal forever home.

7. Maintenance and repair is much easier

"Low-pitch roofs give easy access to gutters and windows that help simplify any exterior updates such as gutter replacement, shingle upgrades, or even installing holiday lights," Fishburne says. "This makes them extremely popular for families with young children or older homeowners who no longer want stairs."

8. These homes are perfect for entertaining 

'With wide floor plans and an open flow, guests can easily wander or mingle from the kitchen to the dining room and outdoor living area," she continues.

9. Sliding glass doors are a key detail

"The emphasis on outdoor spaces normally translates into an open-spaced, casual kitchen area, too," Fishburne adds.

 

 

Posted in Newsletter
Nov. 4, 2021

Inhouse Fall 2021

Whoever compels you to go one mile, GO WITH HIM TWO.

These 3 questions are essentially the Homeowner/Seller laying out their vision for LIFESTYLE CHANGE. No one is better at selling homes faster, for more money and with less hassle than we are, but it is critical that we fully understand the WHY behind the change the client is making. This becomes the FIRST MILE- what it is we must deliver on/what is expected of us (our mandated FIRST MILE).

So, before I show you what is in it for you in the second mile, let's document the first mile.

The first mile is simply what is required of us. Yes, we are here to help people buy and sell the place they call home, but there is much more going on than just a real estate transaction. There is LIFESTYLE CHANGE being pursued.

Our Lifetime Customer System starts when we first enter into a client relationship and seek to gain an understanding of what the FIRST MILE is. For example, the first page of our Exclusive VIP Seller Agreement, we ask the Seller these 3 questions (you may remember them):

Why are you moving?

What is most important to you in getting your home sold?

What do you feel like has to happen for you to have gotten what is most important to you?

What is that separates some from others in athletics or education or business or the arts, or in any endeavor? It is their drive to do more than is expected or required.

One of our company's core values is Second Mile Service. When focusing on the second mile, we can't forget there are two miles in play here.

So, before I show you what is in it for you in the second mile, let's document the first mile.

There can be no second mile service without going the first mile, so what does this Second Mile look like?

Exceeding client's expectations has got to be built into the very fabric of the business from the people's mind set to the systems to the culture. Anything short would be cutting corners. There really is no lifetime Customer System without being committed to Second Mile Service. They go hand in hand.

At Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, our Lifetime Customer System

(PART OF OUR SECOND MILE SERVICE)

breaks down in to THREE Programs.

1. Your Referrals Help Those Who Need Help the Most.

On the last page of this newsletter, you will see what I mean by Your Referrals Help Those Who Need the Most. As part of our GO SERVE BIG!!! mission, we donate a portion of our income from EVERY real estate sale to a very worthy cause. We want you to be part of that. It's likely as you read this, you have received other newsletter, emails, texts and videos about this. So whether it's Donating over $25,000 to Children's Health Care of Atlanta, pushing a Toy Drive for MUST Ministries, writing a big check to Eagle Ranch so they can upgrade the AC units in their campus housing, or going with RU4 to Nepal to give out water filtration units, you can rest assured that anyone you send to us wanting to make a move will benefit from our award winning service and a very worthy cause will benefit as well.

2. We will Help You Grow Your Wealth.

We bring to our client's opportunities and education to Create More Wealth by INVESTING IN REALESTATE. I became a Multi-Millionaire NOT from my job, but by investing in real estate. We want you and others to have the same opportunity, so we built this into our Lifetime Customer to consider investing in. There are just a sample of the REAL ESTATE available for you to invest in. Contrary to popular beliefs, you do not need a lot of your own money to become RICH investing in real estate, but you do need money. We are experts in helping you learn how to use other people's money to buy distress sales and bank foreclosures, unlocking the equity in your own home to buy 3 houses for the price of one and partnering with others for Apartment Building investments that CASH FLOW every month.

3. We Are a Resource for Your Lifestyle Needs.

You need a resource like a Dry Cleaner, Florist, or Painter? We have an APPROVED VENDOR DIRECTORY of 100 businesses in the area vetted and eager to help you. As I type this, on of our approved vendors is headed to my house to haul off a bunch of old junk we have accumulated over the years. The "haulers" will come and do what they do best... haul off the junk. They have been vetted through a lot of use so I know they will do a great job and it will be a fair price. This is obviously just one example. If you don't have our Approved Vendor Directory, reach out to us and we'll send it right over.

Approaching each day with an attitude of 'good enough never is' translates into a steady look at questioning the status quo, keeping us dedicated to helping the great people at this historic company over deliver to our most valued people...our customers.

Deliver MORE value than what is/was/will be received= over deliver = Lifetime Customers.

Second mile service doesn't start and end with a real estate transaction, it is a way of life. It is essentially who you are. "A community loves on those who love on their community"- Dr. Ike Reighard.

Second Mile Service Commitments

Exceed our client's expectations and never cut corners.

* Make it easy for our everyone in the company to deliver second mile service!

* Be exceptional stewards of revenue for Shareholders.

* Walk the walk and talk the talk of going the Extra mile in the Community.

 

We have special financing options available as well as tenants who will rent these homes if you need assistance with that.

If theses homes do not interest you, then contact us about other great investment opportunities...

Just know the good deals go fast!

If you know of anyone else who may be interested in building wealth through real estate investing, please pass on my contact info or provide me with theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Newsletter
Oct. 26, 2021

November newsletter 2021

 

The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business. As most begin to prepare for the holiday season, plan Thanksgiving get-togethers and the like, it's easy to become wrapped up in all we are responsible for and overlook all that we have to be thankful for. Gratitude though is an attitude is contagious!

Unfortunately, many homeowners are desperate to exit their current home. Actually, loathing this time of year as it adds to the frustration of not being settled for the Holiday's. You may know someone or a family that fits this description.

Here is where you and I can HELP!

As a result of working with 5,000+ families over a 20-year time span we have developed a special program to help the homeowners wanting to make a move and Sell Fast, For Top Dollar and with the Least Hassle!

For the month of November, we will guarantee, in writing, the sale of an area home for 100% of Market Value or I will Pay the Difference.

I know there is some risk on my part to make such an incredible guarantee like that, but we are selling just about every home we list for the market value price, sometimes even more, so there is no reason for area homeowners, your friends and family, to fret about selling right now.

This is where you can help!

If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE No Obligation to Move Consultation to discuss just how they can make their move, get what they want and do it with the least hassle.

Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!!!

AND remember... YOUR referrals help the Kids.

We are still boldly on a mission to raise $25,000 for MUST Ministries this year and we are getting close! We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from home we sell. As you know MUST Ministries does Amazing work. 

So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS...

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but you can rest assured a very worth cause will benefit as well!

To refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move just give me a call or pass my number to them!

Over the last two decades of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving caring people. People like you! So those you know considering a move that we help you have my word that we will do our best in helping them buy or sell the place they call home.

I hope this special month of Showing Thanks brings you much joy and happiness.

 

With all my appreciation.

CONNIE GARRETT

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty!

 

 

Posted in Newsletter
Oct. 13, 2021

Market Watch October 2021

BEAT OUT OTHER BUYERS TO HOT NEW LISTINGS

Why call a high-pressure sales agent who will just make you feel obligated when all you want is a hassle-free way to know about the price, location, or particulars of a home for sale. Well you don't have to talk to anyone because my computerized system will search out ALL homes currently listed or sold, anywhere in the area by all real estate companies.

 All you need to do is call my FREE, 24 hour House Hunter hotline any time and leave your home-buying criteria including the price range and preferred area. We will mail you a detailed computerized printout, including address, price and full listing details, of all the homes that match your criteria.

This information is free & obligates you to nothing. It's all part of my FREE House-Hunter Service, so call my toll-free House-Hunter hotline today at 1-855-951-1253 ID#1040.

HOW TO BUY A HOME WITH AS LITTLE AS NOW MONEY DOWN

A new home ownership program allows qualified buyers to buy a home with as little as no down payment.

You may have owned a home before and are presently renting. Or maybe you are a first time homebuyer and need a way to break into the house market but are holding back because you think you require $10,000, #20,000 or even more for a down payment.

Well, regardless of your present situation, if you want to get into, or re-enter, the housing market without having to make a cash down payment, then this new program may be just what you're looking for. Why pay your landlord's mortgage when you can be building your own equity?

Industry insiders have prepared a new special report entitled, "How to Buy a Home With Zero Down," which reveals how this new and innovative program can get you into the housing market immediately and with as little as no down payment.

To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report, call 1-855-951-1253 and enter ID#1025. You can call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discover how you can get into the housing market, NOW and with as little as NO DOWNPAYMENT.

*Some conditions apply

6 Costly Mistakes When Moving to a Larger Home

Free Report reveals 6 insider strategies that will save you thousands when you trade up to a larger home. FOR FREE recorded information call 1-855-951-1253 ID#1007.

7 COSTLY MISTAKES HOMESELLERS MAKE WHEN SELLING THEIR HOMES

A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their homes, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money.

This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling home have become increasingly less and less effective in today's market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers don't get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and -worse- financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market.

As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable.

In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled "The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar".

To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report, call 1-855-951-1253 and enter ID#1000. Call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.

HOMESELLERS

Find Out What the Homes in Your Neighborhood are Selling For

Receive a FREE computerized printout of ALL recent Home Sales & Current Listings in your neighborhood.

For FREE recorded information 1-855-951-1253 ID#1041

 

Posted in Newsletter
Oct. 5, 2021

Homeward Bound Real Estate News October 2021

Grab my favorite treat from Starbucks

"The Pumpkin Spice Latte"

The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween.

In Fact, according to the USA Today, adults spend on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind.

For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared. Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick).

AND remember... YOUR referrals help the Kids.

My heart Breaks for many young people and families who will not be able to enjoy this fun time of the year out trick or treating or going to Halloween parties.

As you know, tragedy falls on many in this life. Tragedies like sickness, cancers and other nasty diseases. We aim to do what we can to help kids who are unable to get out and have fun right now, due to these evil health problems.

We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Must Ministries. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. For 50 years, Must Ministries has established itself as Georgia's most respected servant leader connecting more than 10,000 volunteers who have a desire to help with those who need help the most.

Whether it's providing food for the struggling and hungry through its many food pantries, or providing temporary housing for the displaced of the abused or the homeless, to the jobs programs for struggling neighbors trying to get back on their feet, to the Clothing, the Summer Lunch Programs, the Toy Shop and their Market Place for poverty stricken neighbors, Must leads the way in restoring lives one person and one community at a time. 

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well. To refer anyone considering buying or selling a home just give me a call or pass on my number. 678-438-2330. Thank you in advance for your referrals!

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are some options:

1. You can go to www.conniegarrettrealtor.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 679-438-2330.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and me. As we move forward, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you're being a special part of our business

 

With all my appreciation,

Connie Garrett, CEO

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Newsletter
Sept. 3, 2021

Your Referrals Help the Kids

Your HOMEWARD BOUND REAL ESTATE NEWS IS READY!

In this month's issue:

* Labor Day is a backwards Holiday!

* How Your Referrals Help the Kids who most need it!

* It's my Birth month!

Posted in Newsletter