I was curious about the top selling mid-range communities in Forsyth County, so I ran a search in FMLS for subdivisions in Cumming, Georgia with home sales during the 2011 calendar year, having 4+ bedrooms and selling between $200,000 and $400,000. Here’s the top 5 (with ties):
1) Windermere – 15 Sales
2) Fieldstone (all sections) – 13 Sales
3) Polo Golf & Country Club (all sections) – 11 Sales
3) Thorngate – 11 Sales
4) Evans Farm – 10 Sales
5) Green Summers – 9 Sales
5) Jamestown – 9 Sales
Each of these communities had foreclosures and short sales as part of the volume.
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Back when my beloved black Lab, Buster, passed away, we didn’t look for a replacement for quite a while. We wanted a smaller dog than the 110lb small horse that Buster was. We looked at breeds, etc. and had made a decision. So, before we went and picked out a pup, we stopped by the local PetSmart to get some supplies. That day, the Humane Society of Forsyth County was having a pet adoption day.
While this varied off our carefully planned route, a particular dog, Simon really took a liking to my wife. We talked about it awhile and talked to the representative about his situation (some previous abuse), house training, etc. and decided to take a little leap of faith. Because we thought his old name of Simon may retain some feelings from his former family, we decided to name him Petey (as a nickname for Peter and as a reference to the Biblical transformation of Simon Peter). Since the day we brought him home, he has totally infused himself into our family. Not only is he a fantastic guard dog, he’s by far the most well-trained member of the household.
So, if you’re in the market for a companion, he/she might be waiting for you right now.
Humane Society of Forsyth County
(770) 889-1365 or (770) 887-6480
I do a fair amount of training in our offices regarding personality profiles, sales psychology, etc. A while back, I had a buyer who loved my listing, made an offer and had the inspection done. She got cold feet and wanted to terminate her offer. At first, the impulse is to fight and save the deal. Instead, I had my client do the opposite.
I called them and let them know the whole situation, why the buyer wanted to walk, etc. I also explained to them that I was going to allow this buyer to quickly get what she wants, give her a week to calm down and then see if I could save it.
Sure enough, we got her the T&R paperwork within hours, which relieved the pressure of her cold feet. I didn’t communicate with anyone for about a week. On Monday morning, I called the buyer and asked her if she had seen anything better than my listing over the weekend. She said no. I let her know that she wasn’t the only one looking for a home of this quality in this location and that it wouldn’t last much longer. I empathized with the home buying process she was going through and all the emotions that entails. After a calm conversation, I asked her if she would like to consider re-engaging. I told her the sellers understood her situation, etc. and there would be no bad blood.
In the end, we got the deal done and everyone was happy, which is the whole point of real estate – creating Win-Win-Win situations.