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Did you know you can buy a house for $1000?

Georgia Real Estate Home Ownership Dream Plan

Did you know you can buy a house for $1000? That’s right. If you and the house qualify, the Georgia Dream Homeownership Program will help you buy a house for only $1000.00 down. The program will get you a first mortgage, including a 30-year, fixed-rate loan and provide $5,000 for down payment assistance to all […]

VIDEO: John Welch Georgia Real Estate Marketing Plan Overview

Georgia Real Estate Sell Your Home Fast Real Estate Marketing Plan Overview

Do you have a home here in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area that you would like to sell? Check out this video which outlines John’s marketing plan to sell your Georgia home fast, at the best price, and with the least hassle! John Welch Georgia Real Estate Marketing Plan Overview   Also, here are some […]

Get Leverage: How to Utilize Real Estate Systems to Produce Predictably Exceptional Results

Real Estate Systems to Gain Leverage

“A good system shortens the road to the goal.” —Orison Swett Marden Systems are critical to building a successful real estate business, and they are absolutely indispensible to building a multi-million dollar real estate firm. In fact, systems are one of the little-known secrets of entrepreneurial success. Real Estate Systems Defined But what really is […]

Real Estate Lead Generation: 7 Guidelines and 5 Classic Lead Generation Tactics

5 Real Estate Lead Generation Tactics

“You can have everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar, (1926—2012), American Author, Salesman, and Speaker Lead generation is an indispensable part of your real estate business. In fact, without a steady stream of leads, there is no real estate business. In the words […]

Tactics Successful Realtors Use to Improve Focus and Strengthen Concentration

Successful real estate agents are focused on success in real estate.

“We race from one thing to another, but the people who are winning have a consistent focus for what they are trying to do.” —Set Godin, Marketing Authority, Author, Speaker at 2016 Inman Connect New York Successful realtors understand that a vital part of their success as a real estate agent is focusing on the […]

Succeeding in Real Estate: Top 10 Tips for Developing the Discipline You Need to Succeed as a Realtor


“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” —Theodore Roosevelt, (1858—1919), 26th U.S. President Succeeding in real estate, like most every field of endeavor, is predominantly about self-mastery. It is those with discipline who consistently rise to the top. The disciplined rule the world. High achievement requires hard work. In fact, as Booker T. Washington once said, […]

4 Time Management Tactics of Successful Realtors

Successful Realtors 4 Time Management Tactics

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln, (1809—1865), 16th U.S. President Successful Realtors are Focused and Efficient Most people consider themselves hard workers because of the sheer number of hours they spend working. What they fail to realize, however, is that […]

Get Busy! Do the Work! 3 Working Strategies for Effective Realtors

3 Working Strategies for Effective Realtors

“The majority of the highly paid veterans of sales—in any field—are hard workers.” —Zig Ziglar, (1926—2012), Secrets of Closing the Sale “There is no substitute for hard work.” —Thomas A. Edison (1847—1931) Effective Realtors Work Hard at Work Worth Doing Never let anyone tell you that it’s too hard to make it in real estate […]

The 6 Key Elements of Successful Real Estate Marketing

The 6 Key Elements of Successful Real Estate Market

“Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.” —Seth Godin, American Author and Marketer If you want to be successful in real estate, you’re going to have to get serious about sales […]

The 5 Key Success Strategies for New Real Estate Agents

Success Strategies for Realtors

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true—hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” —Ray Bradbury It’s true. Achieving success as a real estate agent is a lot of hard work. I won’t […]

Selling Your Home Yourself: Just the FSBO Facts, Ma’am!

FSBO Facts Compare Selling Your Home Yourself Versus Using a Real Estate Agent

You may be considering using different approaches to selling your home. If you want to know the real monetary differences between selling it yourself (FBSO), using a Flat Rate discount broker, or using a top notch real estate agent, then this post is for you. Previous posts have dealt with 4 Types of Home Buyers, […]

FSBO Quiz: A Short Real Estate Test for FSBO Candidates

FSBO Quiz for Potential FSBO homeowners

Are you thinking about becoming a FSBO and selling your home yourself? Take the FSBO Quiz to find out if you’re the right candidate. Many people have not considered the multitude of tasks required to successfully market, show, and sell their homes. The following FSBO Quiz is a list adapted from ChartmasterServices, LLC of some […]

Traits of Successful Real Estate Agents: The 7 Most Critical Characteristics You Need to Succeed

Successful Real Estate Agents The 7 Most Critical Factors You Need to Succeed

Do You Have What It Takes? As with most any hobby, sport, business, or career, not everyone is cut out to become a successful real estate agent. On the other hand, there is no real limit on the different types of people that can succeed in real estate. Some people may excel at only a […]

On Choosing a Real Estate Broker: Why I Went With Keller Williams Realty

Sign of Success Keller Williams Real Estate Broker

I remember the first time I was asked by a real estate broker, here in Georgia, why I came to Keller Williams to "hang out my shingle" (i.e. my real estate license), I said, “Your real estate signs are everywhere." That turned out to be even truer than I imagined (and in more ways than […]

FSBOs: This is the Reason You’re Having Trouble Selling Your Home

FSBOs The Reason Why Selling Your Home is a Challenge

Selling Your Home in the First Few Weeks— Are you selling your home yourself, without a real estate agent? And are you still waiting for your first real offer on your house? How long have you been waiting? Three weeks? Four weeks? Longer? Much longer?? Well then, there’s a good reason why? Research indicates that […]

FSBO: Should You Sell Your Home Through an Agent?

Five Key Factors for FSBOs to Consider Before They Try to Sell Their Homes Themselves

Five Key Factors for You (FSBO) to Consider Before You Try to Sell Your Home Yourself Quick Fact: 90% of Home Sellers Use a Listing Agent.1 And there’s a good reason why. Keep reading to learn more (and to find out if you’re within the limited 10%). ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ “I’ve had a real estate license for […]

For Sale by Owner: A Surprising Truth About Selling Your Own Home

Seller Beware: For Sale by Owner

Seller  Beware! The following report recently came to my attention. It seems the CEO, Colby Sambrotto, of For Sale By Owner ( wanted to sell his two bedroom condo in New York. So, as we would expect, he tried to sell it himself. After 6 months of listing and advertising it for $2 million, however, he was getting […]

Mortgage Rates at Historic Lows: Great Time for Home Buyers

U.S. Mortgage Rates at Historic Lows

Most home buyers put such a heavy focus on low home prices that they miss out on the real opportunity in today’s real estate market: Historically low mortgage rates! With mortgage rates at historica lows, now is the time to lock in a mortgage rate that will provide you with the peace of mind you […]

The Typical Real Estate Agent: It’s Not Who You Think!

Real Estate Agents By the Numbers: The Typical Real Estate Agent by the Numbers

According to the National Association of Realtors, the typical Realtor is probably nothing like what most people think. Here are some statistics on the typical real estate agent in the United States: A 57-year-old, married, female who owns her own home (let’s get it in gear guys!). Incidentally, I know in my office—here in Georgia, […]

Key Tip for Home Buyers: Forget Pre-Qualified, Do This Instead

Buying a Home: Preparing for Your Future

The American philosopher, essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” It’s wise advice from a wise man. And if you’re looking to join the many home buyers out there today, it’s wise advice for you. Buying a home is not difficult, but preparing the groundwork […]

The Real Estate Market’s Four Types of Home Buyers

Home Buyers in the Real Estate Market

There are basically four types of home buyers in the real estate marketplace. Relocation Home Buyers First, there is the “relocation buyer.” This is the number one buyer that we target and aim to serve as agents. This buyer is rock solid. They’re coming in to buy a home and they know they’re only going […]

Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent

Georgia Real Estate - Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent

Now the fun of becoming a real estate agent begins. We actually go to a real estate office. I should say I interviewed at three offices here in Georgia before I decided on the one for me. I had already determined that Keller Williams was the real estate agency I wanted to work with as […]

Top Ten Tips for Selling Your Home

Georgia Real Estate_Selling Your Home Top Ten Tips

The housing market is looking up—finally! Once again, it’s a great time to sell your house. Home buyers are on the move, but they are as cautious as ever—and rightfully so! Which means overpriced homes are not selling at all, while homes priced at market are selling only after careful consideration. Here are ten tips […]

Love It or List It: Are You Ready for Some Home Improvements?


You are getting ready to sell your house and as you look around you start thinking maybe you could get top dollar if you just fixed things up a bit. Then you wonder what these home improvements might cost. Or maybe you are looking to buy a home, and you notice some things need repair […]

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Open House: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1PM to 4PM

3145 Cherbourg Court,
Marietta, GA 30062

Description: 4 beds | 4 baths | 2,755 sqft | $425,000 | Don't miss this opportunity! Three-sided brick home with fully finished basement in Dorset, a highly sought-after swim/tennis neighborhood with active homeowner's association. Lots of updates and upgrades - new windows, skylights, architectural roof, garage doors, keyless entry, professionally landscaped front with irrigation system, renovated master and upstairs bathrooms. Minutes away from historic Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock, public and national parks, Chattahoochee River, The Avenues of East Cobb, great restaurants and shopping. Learn more.

Open House in Marietta, Georgia

Open House: Sunday, Mar 6, 2016, 1PM to 4PM

4540 Hunting Hound Lane
Marietta, GA 30062

Description: 5 beds | 3 baths | 3,385 sqft | $350,000 | Exciting opportunity in fantastic East Cobb location, with award-winning schools, just waiting for someone to make this house shine. Lots of room for the money - 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large kitchen open to family room, sunroom usable year-round. Full basement with shop/workroom. Unfinished bonus room with stairs from garage area. Generous sized, gently sloping yard, space for gardening and plenty of parking. Best square footage for the money! Learn more.


Open House: Sunday, Jan 31, 2016, 2:00 to 5PM

445 Saddle Horn Circle,
Roswell, Georgia 30076

Description: 4 beds | 4 baths | 2,000 sqft | $369,900 | This 2000 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 4.0 bathrooms. It is located at 445 Saddle Horn Cir Roswell, Georgia. The nearest schools are Hembree Springs, Elkins Pointe and Milton High. This home has beautiful golden hardwood floors throughout. The property has many beautiful trees, including a Magnolia outside the Breakfast Room bay window. Learn more.

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