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Jan. 1, 2021

Exciting New Years Resolution

 

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Dec. 18, 2020

Under contract

 

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Dec. 7, 2020

Homeward Bound- Dec 2020

          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Why I Give to Must Ministries:

Born, raised and growing up here in Metro Atlanta I have seen many things change.  I remember when it was just woods where two of the areas largest shopping malls are now, Northpoint and Mall of Georgia.  The Chic-Fil-A I worked at as a teenager, at Shannon Mall is now Movie Studios. Most call it progress, and it is true that many have done well as the metro area of Atlanta has grown.  There are however some in our community that for reasons beyond we can fully understand are experiencing real hardship.  Circumstances like tragedy, loss, victim, homeless, disabled, abused, hungry, gravely ill and unemployed. People with one or a combination of these hardships do exist and exist in numbers that would shock most.  Thank God for the great people at MUST Ministries.  For almost 50 years MUST Ministries has been leading the way in helping those in our community that need help the most. Literally, restoring HOPE to those who are living with hopelessness.  Whether providing Food for the struggling and hungry through its many food pantries, or providing temporary housing for the displaced or 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.  

I encourage you to visit their website at www.MUSTMinistries.org and check out the better than good work they are doing in our community!

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov. 10, 2020

5 Myths About Selling a Home

5 Myths About Selling a Home Right Now

Are you curious about the state of the housing market? Like many homeowners, especially potential sellers, you may be hesitant to make a move because there’s a lot of uncertainty and speculation these days. 

But you don’t want to let false assumptions keep you from reaching your goals, now or in the future. 

Let’s clear up some common myths about what’s happening in real estate right now and what we’re likely to expect going forward.

Myth: Buyers are waiting to enter the market.

Record-low mortgage rates mean it’s a great time to purchase a home, and buyers are actively engaging in the market.

Myth: Fall is the wrong season to sell.

You’ve probably heard that it’s better to list in the spring or summer. But this fall is a seller’s market — and a highly active one at that.

Myth: Home prices are decreasing.

Nearly every metro region saw price growth this year, with trends outpacing expectations. In fact, historically low mortgage rates could allow people to afford higher-priced homes, encouraging them to buy now.

Myth: You won’t be able to show your home.

You can show your home safely by following the recommended precautions. Virtual home tours and private showings are also options. 

Myth: The real estate market is going to crash.

It’s a common concern, but what’s happening today is different from the financial crisis of 2008. Experts are optimistic, as the economy remains fundamentally strong. The housing market looks solid for the foreseeable future, and there is no reason to abandon your plans. 

It’s easy for the truth about selling to get lost in the shuffle. If you’re curious about what else is happening in real estate, especially our local market, reach out today. 

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Nov. 9, 2020

Newsletter Fall 2020

 

 

 


  

Exclusive Information from The Connie Garrett Realty Group

What is it 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. 

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?

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). 


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 this newsletter, you will see what I mean by Your Referrals Help Those Who Need Help 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 be part of that.  It’s likely as you read this, you have received other newsletters, emails, texts and videos about this.  So whether its 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 System. Inside this newsletter you will see a presentation of great deals to consider investing in. These 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, one 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.









As you may have heard, Children’s Hospital is front and center in the fight against nasty diseases that

destroy or cut short the lives of Children.  We are thankful to have such a wonderful facility close by,

doing such great work to help heal and save young people. 

So even as we are eager to enjoy life, others are simply hoping they can be here to live it. 

This is why we here at Your Home Sold Guaranteed have resolved to do what we can to help. 

For homes we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to Children’s Hospital.

Our goal is to raise another $50,000 (just like we did last year) to help them in their quest to

Heal, Save, Cure and Comfort Children under their care. 

 

This is where you can help!

Who do you know considering making a move you could refer to my award-winning real estate sales

team?

For anyone considering a move that we help, you can rest assured that not only will they get the

award winning service we are known for, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the

transaction will go toward a very worthy cause.

I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members

considering making a move, so you can pass along our business card to them, I have enclosed a

couple here for that purpose. Of course you can always call me direct as well at

678-438-2330/770-776-8152/470-665-1219.

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I.  As we move forward in this new season,

please know we are extremely thankful for you and your being a special part of our  business.  

 

With all my appreciation,

Connie Garrett

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty

 

 

 

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Aug. 27, 2020

September Birthday Month

Thank God we all made it To September, my birth month. Just so happens it falls around labor day and we are headed towards fall my favorite time of the year!!!  It’s Labor Day! The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named Labor Day. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday –I would think a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day.  After all, we know what Labor means.  And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day by Laboring. 

 

Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job

In  the  1830s,  manufacturing  workers  were  putting  in  70-hour  weeks  on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.  These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour workday. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.

These early organizers clearly won since the most recent data show that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only five days a week.Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were in favor of giving workers more time off. That is because workers who had no free  time  were  not  able  to  spend  their  wages  on  traveling, entertainment or dining out.  As  the  U.S.  economy  expanded  beyond  farming  and  basic manufacturing  in  the  late  1800s  and  early  1900s,  it  became important for businesses to find consumers interested in buying the products  and  services  being  produced  in  ever  greater  amounts.   Shortening the work week was one way of turning the working class into the consuming class.  So, to celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason.  My team and I are addicted to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place they call home. In fact, it is a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.  A CORE philosophy at our company is ‘the size of the hole you give thru is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive thru’.  Therefore, our Mission is to Go Serve Big!!!  Serve you, serve those you refer to us and of course, serve a very worthy cause... the great work being done at MUST Ministries.

 

This year my team and I are on a mission to raise  $50,000 for  MUST  MINISTRIES!  For  47years, 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 or 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.As a leading non-profit, MUST depends on Sponsorships and Donations to continue its leading-edge service. We proudly donate a portion of our income from real estate sales to Must to help them continue serving the needs of those who most need it in our community!Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our 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!  You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and me. As we move forward thru this red-hot summer, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business.

 

Go Serve Big!!!

 

Connie Garrett 

Your Home Sold Guaranteed 

 

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March 29, 2020

The Market Today During Corona Virus Outbreak

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