Mandich Property Group - Feed https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:16:35 +0000 en-US Process Of Selling A House For Cash https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/news/process-of-selling-a-house-for-cash/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:16:35 +0000 https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/?p=35177 If you have ever sold a home before, you know selling can be a long and drawn out process. For this reason more and more people are choosing to sell their home to cash buyers. Why? Because the process is streamlined, and in most cases, hassle free. So how does the process work? That's just what we are about to explain.

The Typical Selling Process

First, if you have never sold a property before, or it has been awhile since you have sold a home, here is a quick video that breaks down what is usually involved:

Showings, negotiations, appraisals and inspections - and in the end the buyer may not even close on the property and you have to start all over again, which can add months to the selling process. When you sell to a cash buyer you can skip the showings, appraisals and inspections, cleaning and repairs.

Find A Reputable Company

This step is probably the most important. There are tons of "investors" in every city. The majority of them are legit companies, while others not so much.

The first step you must take when trying to sell your home quickly, for cash, is to find a reputable buyer. Unfortunately, there are more than a few nefarious individuals and companies out there who are looking to “rip-off” unsuspecting homeowners who need to sell.

If you’re planning to sell to a cash homebuyer, you’ve got to do your homework! Research your options before making a decision. Look for a company with an established reputation, plenty of customer reviews, and a reputation for fairness.

Read The Full Article Here

Probably one of the best ways of checking to be sure you are dealing with a reputable company is to check them out online. If you found their number on a telephone pole, or you received a post card or letter in the mail, go ahead and do a Google search. If you find very little about them, or nothing at all, you will probably want to search for someone else. You want to find a company with great reviews and has been in business for some time, at least a few years.

The Process

It is extremely simple. Way easier than listing with an agent. It can be as easy as starting with a few phone calls:

This atypical selling house for cash process begins with a homeowner deciding to sale. Instead of contacting a real estate agent though, they call their preferred cash buyer. The cash buyer assumes the role of the realtor and assesses the property - sometimes with walk throughs, sometimes using comparable homes - to determine a fair market value cash offer.

After, they present the cash offer to the homeowners, the sellers can choose to close at their earliest convenience. No waiting for a financial approval! Selling my house to cash buyers meant I was in control. I determined the closing date, kept the traditional realtor’s commission, and approved a cash offer I felt to be fair.

Read The Full Article Here

The process can vary from company to company. It may also depend on whether or not you are dealing with an IBuyer or We Buy Houses company.

the process of selling your house for cash

How Our Process Works

We have made the process about as easy as it can be.

First - just give us a call and give us some basic information about the property.

Second - we will do some preliminary research about the house and the area. At this point, with the information you have given us about the house and our research we will be able to give you a "ball park" offer on the house, a range of how much we can pay for the property.

Third - we visit the house and finalize the offer. If you like it and accept it, we sign a simple 2 page purchase and sell agreement. We hand over the paper work to our closing attorney, they finalize all of the documents and within a week you can have your home sold - for cash.

If you have a house anywhere in the Atlanta area the you need to sell, want to sell fast, and/or sell for cash, just visit our website to complete a brief form or give us a call at 770-756-8680.

If you want to learn more about how we buy houses click here.

Process Of Selling A House For Cash is available on Mandich Property Group. Find more on: https://www.MandichPropertyGroup.com/

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If you have ever sold a home before, you know selling can be a long and drawn out process. For this reason more and more people are choosing to sell their home to cash buyers. Why? Because the process is streamlined, and in most cases, hassle free. So how does the process work? That's just what we are about to explain.

The Typical Selling Process

First, if you have never sold a property before, or it has been awhile since you have sold a home, here is a quick video that breaks down what is usually involved:

Showings, negotiations, appraisals and inspections - and in the end the buyer may not even close on the property and you have to start all over again, which can add months to the selling process. When you sell to a cash buyer you can skip the showings, appraisals and inspections, cleaning and repairs.

Find A Reputable Company

This step is probably the most important. There are tons of "investors" in every city. The majority of them are legit companies, while others not so much.

The first step you must take when trying to sell your home quickly, for cash, is to find a reputable buyer. Unfortunately, there are more than a few nefarious individuals and companies out there who are looking to “rip-off” unsuspecting homeowners who need to sell.

If you’re planning to sell to a cash homebuyer, you’ve got to do your homework! Research your options before making a decision. Look for a company with an established reputation, plenty of customer reviews, and a reputation for fairness.

Read The Full Article Here

Probably one of the best ways of checking to be sure you are dealing with a reputable company is to check them out online. If you found their number on a telephone pole, or you received a post card or letter in the mail, go ahead and do a Google search. If you find very little about them, or nothing at all, you will probably want to search for someone else. You want to find a company with great reviews and has been in business for some time, at least a few years.

The Process

It is extremely simple. Way easier than listing with an agent. It can be as easy as starting with a few phone calls:

This atypical selling house for cash process begins with a homeowner deciding to sale. Instead of contacting a real estate agent though, they call their preferred cash buyer. The cash buyer assumes the role of the realtor and assesses the property - sometimes with walk throughs, sometimes using comparable homes - to determine a fair market value cash offer.

After, they present the cash offer to the homeowners, the sellers can choose to close at their earliest convenience. No waiting for a financial approval! Selling my house to cash buyers meant I was in control. I determined the closing date, kept the traditional realtor’s commission, and approved a cash offer I felt to be fair.

Read The Full Article Here

The process can vary from company to company. It may also depend on whether or not you are dealing with an IBuyer or We Buy Houses company.

the process of selling your house for cash

How Our Process Works

We have made the process about as easy as it can be.

First - just give us a call and give us some basic information about the property.

Second - we will do some preliminary research about the house and the area. At this point, with the information you have given us about the house and our research we will be able to give you a "ball park" offer on the house, a range of how much we can pay for the property.

Third - we visit the house and finalize the offer. If you like it and accept it, we sign a simple 2 page purchase and sell agreement. We hand over the paper work to our closing attorney, they finalize all of the documents and within a week you can have your home sold - for cash.

If you have a house anywhere in the Atlanta area the you need to sell, want to sell fast, and/or sell for cash, just visit our website to complete a brief form or give us a call at 770-756-8680.

If you want to learn more about how we buy houses click here.

Process Of Selling A House For Cash is available on Mandich Property Group. Find more on: https://www.MandichPropertyGroup.com/

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How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your House Yourself? https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/cobb-county/powder-springs/how-much-does-it-cost-to-sell-your-house-yourself/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:20:18 +0000 https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/?p=35166 If you are thinking of selling your home you may be wondering "how much does it cost to sell my house myself". You may ask a few of your friends or family members and some may know how much it actually cost them and others may not, or the actual cost may vary greatly from one person to the next. In this short write up we will go over what some of your expenses might be.

how much will it cost to sell your house

Commissions

So we are talking about selling your home yourself, but, most homeowners that try to sell "By Owner" eventually end up listing with an agent. So for that reason we think it's important to add this info.

If you sell your house using an agent, well that's going to be one of the biggest expenses. A listing agent's fees can be anywhere between 5 to 7 percent. Dimitria Willams has some more insight on this:

Subject to negotiations, the commission fluctuates between 5% and 6% of the closing price, and carries the stakes of both the seller’s and the buyer’s agents. It is the seller, though, who pays it.

The higher the closing price, the higher the commission, which is often the largest cost in a real estate transaction. In some of the country’s most prohibitive housing markets, excluding the luxury segment, it can reach over $70,000 – as is the case in San Jose. The average for the country is a bit over $13,500.

Read The Full Article Here

If you are able to sell your property yourself without an agent you will undoubtedly save yourself a large chunk of change. Like we mentioned previously, not everyone is able to do the job themselves. Agents can be worth the money, especially when it comes to contracts and negotiations. A good agent can help protect you from legal problems ranging from misinformation and just getting all of the paper work done period.

Home Inspection

This is something that you may be able to skip, depending on the age of your home. If your house is only a few years old, you probably don't need it. However, if your house is 30 years old you may want to have an inspection done yourself prior to a buyer's inspection:

A presale home inspection is strictly optional, and it could cost around $400 or more. So why would you pay for one? Some sellers make the investment because they want to find out about any structural or mechanical problems with the house before a potential buyer comes in with his or her home inspector.

Getting a pre-sale inspection allows you to make major repairs ahead of time, removing any possibility of a buyer demanding them later or asking you to lower the price. Discuss with your real estate agent whether a pre-sale home inspection is recommended. Keep in mind that if your inspection reveals material defects with your home, you’ll have a responsibility to disclose them to a buyer, depending on your state’s laws for disclosure requirements.

Read The Full Article Here

Typically in Georgia we see these inspections cost around $600. If your home has some age on it, this may be something that you want to consider just to give you some piece of mind.

Closing Costs

These are costs that are customary for the seller to pay for the buyer. It can range from just a few hundred dollars to thousands, or in most cases 3% of your selling price. Karin Carr explains more:

In the Georgia market it’s very common that buyers ask you to pay their closing costs or at least a portion of it. We have a lot of first time buyers and nobody puts 20% down anymore. I mean, people don’t have $100,000 just sitting in the bank waiting to buy a house as a general rule. They may ask you, hey can you chip in $3,000 towards my closing costs? They will probably also ask you for either a home warranty, a termite bond or both.

Read The Full Article Here

This is also something that you can negotiate. Just remember that if you don't offer any incentive for the buyer they may purchase another house from someone that will.

Miscellaneous Costs

There are actually quite a few more things that can add up. You may need to spend money on landscaping, staging the home, home repairs or home improvements and the list can go on and on.

A Great Alternative

If you are really wanting to sell your house, you need to contact us. We will buy your house just the way it is - no repairs, updates or staging. We will even pay all of the normal closing costs! In short, whatever number we agree on is what you will get at closing, less any outstanding mortgage balance.

Sell your house fast, easy and for all cash. We buy houses in any condition and in any price range in Powder Springs and all of the surrounding areas. Just call us at (770) 756-8680 or click here to visit our website and complete a short form and we will contact you soon.

The Article How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your House Yourself? is available on MandichPropertyGroup.com. See more on: Mandich Property Group - Sell Your Home By Owner Site

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If you are thinking of selling your home you may be wondering "how much does it cost to sell my house myself". You may ask a few of your friends or family members and some may know how much it actually cost them and others may not, or the actual cost may vary greatly from one person to the next. In this short write up we will go over what some of your expenses might be.

how much will it cost to sell your house

Commissions

So we are talking about selling your home yourself, but, most homeowners that try to sell "By Owner" eventually end up listing with an agent. So for that reason we think it's important to add this info.

If you sell your house using an agent, well that's going to be one of the biggest expenses. A listing agent's fees can be anywhere between 5 to 7 percent. Dimitria Willams has some more insight on this:

Subject to negotiations, the commission fluctuates between 5% and 6% of the closing price, and carries the stakes of both the seller’s and the buyer’s agents. It is the seller, though, who pays it.

The higher the closing price, the higher the commission, which is often the largest cost in a real estate transaction. In some of the country’s most prohibitive housing markets, excluding the luxury segment, it can reach over $70,000 – as is the case in San Jose. The average for the country is a bit over $13,500.

Read The Full Article Here

If you are able to sell your property yourself without an agent you will undoubtedly save yourself a large chunk of change. Like we mentioned previously, not everyone is able to do the job themselves. Agents can be worth the money, especially when it comes to contracts and negotiations. A good agent can help protect you from legal problems ranging from misinformation and just getting all of the paper work done period.

Home Inspection

This is something that you may be able to skip, depending on the age of your home. If your house is only a few years old, you probably don't need it. However, if your house is 30 years old you may want to have an inspection done yourself prior to a buyer's inspection:

A presale home inspection is strictly optional, and it could cost around $400 or more. So why would you pay for one? Some sellers make the investment because they want to find out about any structural or mechanical problems with the house before a potential buyer comes in with his or her home inspector.

Getting a pre-sale inspection allows you to make major repairs ahead of time, removing any possibility of a buyer demanding them later or asking you to lower the price. Discuss with your real estate agent whether a pre-sale home inspection is recommended. Keep in mind that if your inspection reveals material defects with your home, you’ll have a responsibility to disclose them to a buyer, depending on your state’s laws for disclosure requirements.

Read The Full Article Here

Typically in Georgia we see these inspections cost around $600. If your home has some age on it, this may be something that you want to consider just to give you some piece of mind.

Closing Costs

These are costs that are customary for the seller to pay for the buyer. It can range from just a few hundred dollars to thousands, or in most cases 3% of your selling price. Karin Carr explains more:

In the Georgia market it’s very common that buyers ask you to pay their closing costs or at least a portion of it. We have a lot of first time buyers and nobody puts 20% down anymore. I mean, people don’t have $100,000 just sitting in the bank waiting to buy a house as a general rule. They may ask you, hey can you chip in $3,000 towards my closing costs? They will probably also ask you for either a home warranty, a termite bond or both.

Read The Full Article Here

This is also something that you can negotiate. Just remember that if you don't offer any incentive for the buyer they may purchase another house from someone that will.

Miscellaneous Costs

There are actually quite a few more things that can add up. You may need to spend money on landscaping, staging the home, home repairs or home improvements and the list can go on and on.

A Great Alternative

If you are really wanting to sell your house, you need to contact us. We will buy your house just the way it is - no repairs, updates or staging. We will even pay all of the normal closing costs! In short, whatever number we agree on is what you will get at closing, less any outstanding mortgage balance.

Sell your house fast, easy and for all cash. We buy houses in any condition and in any price range in Powder Springs and all of the surrounding areas. Just call us at (770) 756-8680 or click here to visit our website and complete a short form and we will contact you soon.

The Article How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your House Yourself? is available on MandichPropertyGroup.com. See more on: Mandich Property Group - Sell Your Home By Owner Site

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Benefits Of A Cash Offer On Your House https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/douglas-county/douglasville/benefits-of-cash-offer-on-house/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:30:28 +0000 https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/?p=35157 Cash sales for houses are becoming more and more popular these days, especially with all of the iBuyer and "We Buy Houses" companies that are in every city. While cash sales have declined somewhat in the last year, they still hover around 20% of all home sales nationwide. So are there really any benefits to accepting an all cash offer for your home? Lets take a look.

Benefits Of Selling Your Home For Cash

The Two Main Benefits Of Selling For Cash

If you have ever sold a home before with a regular buyer that gets a loan, you know the entire process can be a real headache. The first and biggest being that the buyer may not be able to qualify for a loan. We have seen it before, even with a pre-approved loan. The buyer may have already been pre-qualified, then moves onto the next step and is pre-approved, but does something like gets another credit card, or buys a new car. Anything that can potentially effect their credit while they are trying to purchase a home can make the sale fall through, and maybe at the last minute. With a cash buyer there are no loans, banks or mortgage companies to deal with.

The second benefit is that since there are no loans, there are no appraisals. If your property doesn't appraise for your asking price it can turn into a road block:

One of the biggest stumbling blocks with financing can be the appraisal. Appraisals are not cast in stone.

The most common method is reliance on comparable sales, known as the comparative method, which involves choosing several properties and comparing those values to the property in question, adjusting upward or downward for upgrades, location, amenities and features. If a home does not appraise for the purchase price and the buyer is obtaining a loan that requires a 20 per cent down payment, the lender will not lend more than the appraised value unless the buyer coughs up more cash or the seller discounts the price.

There are other options for dealing with a low appraisal, but they can also spell contract cancellation.

Read The Full Article Here

So no loans or buyer qualifications, or your house not appraising for your asking price and the loan being denied are eliminated by using a cash buyer.

You Sell Your House "As-Is"

This is can be a real benefit to some sellers, especially if they have not maintained their property. Another type of seller that this can benefit is someone that has inherited a property. The property inherited may have belonged to a hoarder, or again, may not have been properly maintained.

PJ Mitchell has this to add about selling as is:

If you’re in a hurry, or don’t have cash-on-hand, the idea of doing all the things – little and big – needed to maximize your home’s value may not be practical. Cash sales are “as is.” You still need to disclose any known defects or issues – but it will be up to the next guy to fix them. If you know your home needs major repairs, and are not in a position to do them, an all-cash offer may be the way to go.

Read The Full Article Here

It is important to take note of what PJ says about disclosing known defects or issues. Selling as is doesn't mean that you don't have to disclose that the foundation is cracked and falling down a hill.

More Sales Make It To The Closing Table

As we mentioned before, the buyer may have a problem at the last minute and may not be able to get financing. This can be a real pain for sellers because you then have to start all over again - showing the home and finding another buyer.

A cash sale also removes the all-too-familiar drill of accepting an offer only to lose the buyers at the last minute when they can’t qualify for a loan. Once the cash is passed along, there’s no backing out or last-second cold feet. Such cash sales typically close in 1 to 3 weeks compared to about 4 to 7 weeks on a conventional sale. Also, cash sales are typically “as is,” so there’s usually no major repainting and repairs needed.

Read The Full Article Here

BankRate makes an excellent point that a cash sale can happen very fast. If you are dealing with a reputable company the closing can happen in as little as just 1 week.

Summing It Up

Selling for cash can absolutely be a plus. Recap:

  • Buyers don't have to qualify for a loan, only to be denied at the last minute and you the seller having to start over again.
  • No appraisals - you the seller don't have to be concerned about the property not appraising for your asking price.
  • Selling "As Is" - no having to make costly repairs.
  • Close in days instead of possibly running into months.

If you have a house in Douglasville, Lithia Springs or anywhere in the Douglas County area that you want to sell and are looking for a reputable company that buys houses for cash give us a call at (770) 756-8680 or reach out to us via our website to complete a brief form and we will get back to you shortly.

 

 

 

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Cash sales for houses are becoming more and more popular these days, especially with all of the iBuyer and "We Buy Houses" companies that are in every city. While cash sales have declined somewhat in the last year, they still hover around 20% of all home sales nationwide. So are there really any benefits to accepting an all cash offer for your home? Lets take a look.

Benefits Of Selling Your Home For Cash

The Two Main Benefits Of Selling For Cash

If you have ever sold a home before with a regular buyer that gets a loan, you know the entire process can be a real headache. The first and biggest being that the buyer may not be able to qualify for a loan. We have seen it before, even with a pre-approved loan. The buyer may have already been pre-qualified, then moves onto the next step and is pre-approved, but does something like gets another credit card, or buys a new car. Anything that can potentially effect their credit while they are trying to purchase a home can make the sale fall through, and maybe at the last minute. With a cash buyer there are no loans, banks or mortgage companies to deal with.

The second benefit is that since there are no loans, there are no appraisals. If your property doesn't appraise for your asking price it can turn into a road block:

One of the biggest stumbling blocks with financing can be the appraisal. Appraisals are not cast in stone.

The most common method is reliance on comparable sales, known as the comparative method, which involves choosing several properties and comparing those values to the property in question, adjusting upward or downward for upgrades, location, amenities and features. If a home does not appraise for the purchase price and the buyer is obtaining a loan that requires a 20 per cent down payment, the lender will not lend more than the appraised value unless the buyer coughs up more cash or the seller discounts the price.

There are other options for dealing with a low appraisal, but they can also spell contract cancellation.

Read The Full Article Here

So no loans or buyer qualifications, or your house not appraising for your asking price and the loan being denied are eliminated by using a cash buyer.

You Sell Your House "As-Is"

This is can be a real benefit to some sellers, especially if they have not maintained their property. Another type of seller that this can benefit is someone that has inherited a property. The property inherited may have belonged to a hoarder, or again, may not have been properly maintained.

PJ Mitchell has this to add about selling as is:

If you’re in a hurry, or don’t have cash-on-hand, the idea of doing all the things – little and big – needed to maximize your home’s value may not be practical. Cash sales are “as is.” You still need to disclose any known defects or issues – but it will be up to the next guy to fix them. If you know your home needs major repairs, and are not in a position to do them, an all-cash offer may be the way to go.

Read The Full Article Here

It is important to take note of what PJ says about disclosing known defects or issues. Selling as is doesn't mean that you don't have to disclose that the foundation is cracked and falling down a hill.

More Sales Make It To The Closing Table

As we mentioned before, the buyer may have a problem at the last minute and may not be able to get financing. This can be a real pain for sellers because you then have to start all over again - showing the home and finding another buyer.

A cash sale also removes the all-too-familiar drill of accepting an offer only to lose the buyers at the last minute when they can’t qualify for a loan. Once the cash is passed along, there’s no backing out or last-second cold feet. Such cash sales typically close in 1 to 3 weeks compared to about 4 to 7 weeks on a conventional sale. Also, cash sales are typically “as is,” so there’s usually no major repainting and repairs needed.

Read The Full Article Here

BankRate makes an excellent point that a cash sale can happen very fast. If you are dealing with a reputable company the closing can happen in as little as just 1 week.

Summing It Up

Selling for cash can absolutely be a plus. Recap:

  • Buyers don't have to qualify for a loan, only to be denied at the last minute and you the seller having to start over again.
  • No appraisals - you the seller don't have to be concerned about the property not appraising for your asking price.
  • Selling "As Is" - no having to make costly repairs.
  • Close in days instead of possibly running into months.

If you have a house in Douglasville, Lithia Springs or anywhere in the Douglas County area that you want to sell and are looking for a reputable company that buys houses for cash give us a call at (770) 756-8680 or reach out to us via our website to complete a brief form and we will get back to you shortly.

 

 

 

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How Is AI Changing Real Estate? https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/dekalb-county/chamblee/how-is-ai-changing-real-estate/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:30:42 +0000 https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/?p=35152 Whether you like it or not, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is changing our entire world. We use AI for everything from interacting with our cell phones to where our cars can drive themselves. So is Artificial Intelligence going to change the shape of the real estate industry? Yes, and in fact, it already has. So what is to come?

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AI Is Disrupting The Real Estate Industry

Almost everyone has heard of Zillow. So how have they changed things up with AI? Zestimates. Zestimates are an algorithm calculated value of your home. The algo uses data from public information, submitted data from users and takes into account things like current market conditions, location and home facts. Is it 100% correct - no, but it can be a good place to start gauging your properties value.

Check out what Adrian Fisher has to say about AI and Real Estate:

In the future, agents will no longer need to accompany clients to show a home, and clients can tour a property at their leisure. Agent-less showings will become more popular as AI-powered robots will be able to show clients around properties anytime and answer questions they may have.

In the future, consumers may prefer to do business with bots instead of real people. According to Salesforce, 69% of consumers prefer chatbots for quick communication with brands.

Zenplace, for example, is a company that offers consumers an AI-driven home tour experience. The startup developed a bot that comes with a tablet attached to a pole on wheels. It streams a live feed of a real estate agent who conducts the tour and steers the robot. This simulated robot increases the number of showings that realtors can hold within a day.

AI will enable buyers to view homes on their own, give feedback, and allow the agent to help clients decide why it may be a suitable property. Robots won’t take over, as a human touch will still be necessary. Instead, this technology will be helpful to agents that cover a lot of territory and have a busy showing schedule.

Read Adrian's Full Article Here

So it looks like agents may be a thing of the past, or at least headed that way. In fact studies show that most home buyers now start their new home search online before even contacting an agent.

Do You Really Need A Real Estate Agent Now?

Things are really changing, and changing fast. In our opinion, sellers and buyers are tired of paying out so much cash for what most agents do, just list and put a property on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

Here is what G. Brian Davis from Bigger Pockets has to say about it:

Consider these questions: Does everyone need a real estate agent? Are the services that agents provide worth $10,000? How long are sellers going to continue spending that kind of money to list and sell a property?

Not much longer.

Services like Owners.com in the United States and Your Online Property Agent in the U.K. have started offering flat-fee services in the $400-1,000 range depending on how much extra attention and services you want. All services include an MLS listing, buyer funds verification and background check, property showings calendar and offer negotiation support. Premium services include local agent support, professionally written descriptions, sales contracts, and similar bells and whistles.

So what do sellers give up by using these services? The biggest difference is they would have to show the property themselves. But who can sell the house better than the people who live there?

Expect to see these online brokerages increasingly put the pressure on real estate agents.

Read Brian's Full Article Here

So it really appears that the pressure is on agents, especially the ones that under perform. We all know somebody that has had some sort of horror story with a realtor.

Are Agents Going To Become Obsolete?

In our honest opinion, not any time in the near future. Agents do still provide a valuable service (well, at least some of them). There are sellers that don't have a clue as to how to sell a home or even know where to begin.

Monica Nickelsburg makes this important point:

Real estate companies such as Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, Compass, and others are investing heavily in the burgeoning “iBuyer” market that lets people quickly buy and sell homes online. Those transactions still require a real estate agent.

Read Monica's Full Article Here

Summing It Up

So that's just a little about how AI is changing the real estate industry. There are many more things that are coming and are on the horizon. One thing for sure, not as many people are going to have to rely as heavily on real estate agents as they use to.

If you have a house anywhere in Chamblee or the surrounding areas that you want to sell - give us a call! You don't need an agent to sell to us. Just give us a call at (770) 756-8680 or check out our website to complete a brief form and we will contact you soon.

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Whether you like it or not, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is changing our entire world. We use AI for everything from interacting with our cell phones to where our cars can drive themselves. So is Artificial Intelligence going to change the shape of the real estate industry? Yes, and in fact, it already has. So what is to come?

Image Source

AI Is Disrupting The Real Estate Industry

Almost everyone has heard of Zillow. So how have they changed things up with AI? Zestimates. Zestimates are an algorithm calculated value of your home. The algo uses data from public information, submitted data from users and takes into account things like current market conditions, location and home facts. Is it 100% correct - no, but it can be a good place to start gauging your properties value.

Check out what Adrian Fisher has to say about AI and Real Estate:

In the future, agents will no longer need to accompany clients to show a home, and clients can tour a property at their leisure. Agent-less showings will become more popular as AI-powered robots will be able to show clients around properties anytime and answer questions they may have.

In the future, consumers may prefer to do business with bots instead of real people. According to Salesforce, 69% of consumers prefer chatbots for quick communication with brands.

Zenplace, for example, is a company that offers consumers an AI-driven home tour experience. The startup developed a bot that comes with a tablet attached to a pole on wheels. It streams a live feed of a real estate agent who conducts the tour and steers the robot. This simulated robot increases the number of showings that realtors can hold within a day.

AI will enable buyers to view homes on their own, give feedback, and allow the agent to help clients decide why it may be a suitable property. Robots won’t take over, as a human touch will still be necessary. Instead, this technology will be helpful to agents that cover a lot of territory and have a busy showing schedule.

Read Adrian's Full Article Here

So it looks like agents may be a thing of the past, or at least headed that way. In fact studies show that most home buyers now start their new home search online before even contacting an agent.

Do You Really Need A Real Estate Agent Now?

Things are really changing, and changing fast. In our opinion, sellers and buyers are tired of paying out so much cash for what most agents do, just list and put a property on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

Here is what G. Brian Davis from Bigger Pockets has to say about it:

Consider these questions: Does everyone need a real estate agent? Are the services that agents provide worth $10,000? How long are sellers going to continue spending that kind of money to list and sell a property?

Not much longer.

Services like Owners.com in the United States and Your Online Property Agent in the U.K. have started offering flat-fee services in the $400-1,000 range depending on how much extra attention and services you want. All services include an MLS listing, buyer funds verification and background check, property showings calendar and offer negotiation support. Premium services include local agent support, professionally written descriptions, sales contracts, and similar bells and whistles.

So what do sellers give up by using these services? The biggest difference is they would have to show the property themselves. But who can sell the house better than the people who live there?

Expect to see these online brokerages increasingly put the pressure on real estate agents.

Read Brian's Full Article Here

So it really appears that the pressure is on agents, especially the ones that under perform. We all know somebody that has had some sort of horror story with a realtor.

Are Agents Going To Become Obsolete?

In our honest opinion, not any time in the near future. Agents do still provide a valuable service (well, at least some of them). There are sellers that don't have a clue as to how to sell a home or even know where to begin.

Monica Nickelsburg makes this important point:

Real estate companies such as Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, Compass, and others are investing heavily in the burgeoning “iBuyer” market that lets people quickly buy and sell homes online. Those transactions still require a real estate agent.

Read Monica's Full Article Here

Summing It Up

So that's just a little about how AI is changing the real estate industry. There are many more things that are coming and are on the horizon. One thing for sure, not as many people are going to have to rely as heavily on real estate agents as they use to.

If you have a house anywhere in Chamblee or the surrounding areas that you want to sell - give us a call! You don't need an agent to sell to us. Just give us a call at (770) 756-8680 or check out our website to complete a brief form and we will contact you soon.

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This Will Make You Fall In Love With The Historic City Of Marietta https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/cobb-county/marietta/fall-in-love-with-city-of-marietta/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:49:40 +0000 https://www.mandichpropertygroup.com/?p=35142

Marietta Is A Fantastic Place To Live And Work!

Marietta is a fantastic city! Okay, we might be a little biased because it happens to be the headquarters for our company. But still, it is a beautiful place to live and work along with some amazing people.

Get to know Marietta a little better

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The City of Marietta, Georgia, is a full-service municipality that is located in central Cobb County, about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Marietta has a distinguished and unique history and modern life style all rolled into one. With the city being only 23 square miles housing about 56,600 residents, it is one of Georgia's most populous cities.

The most known landmark is The Big Chicken, it is a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. The Big Chicken was built in 1956 and is at the intersection of two main thoroughfares in Marietta being Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road. It is said that when you are not from the area and need directions to anywhere, everyone will say "From the Big Chicken you will go....". This location also has a small museum about the history of KFC.

Marietta's History

According to the City of Marietta's website, the city was one of the first in the area to have early settlers prior to 1824. The Marietta Square, now known as Glover Park, was typical of an older towns design, including the courthouse being a center point of the square. In 1834 the Georgia General Assembly recognized Marietta as a community. The first bank in the town was opened in 1855. The city has seen its share of devastation also, in the 1850's the town suffered mass damage by fire on three different instances. And in 1915 the National Guard was called in when the Governor gave an eleventh-hour commutation from death to life in prison to a suspected murderer of 13year old Mary Phagan. Leo Frank ended up being lynched on Roswell Road on August 17,1915.

Here is more from Wikipedia about Marietta:

Built-in 1838, the Oakton House is the oldest continuously occupied residence in Marietta. The original barn, milk house, smokehouse, and well house remain on the property. The spectacular gardens contain the boxwood parterre from the 1870s. Oakton served as Major General Loring's headquarters during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864.

Marietta was initially selected as the hub for the new Western and Atlantic Railroad, and business boomed. By 1838, roadbed and trestles had been built north of the city. However, in 1840, political wrangling stopped construction for a time. In 1842, the railroad's new management decided to move the hub from Marietta to an area that would become Atlanta. Nonetheless, in 1850, when the railroad began operation, Marietta shared in the resulting prosperity.

Businessman and politician John Glover arrived in 1848. A popular figure, Glover was elected mayor when the city incorporated in 1852. Another early resident was Carey Cox, a physician, who promoted a "water cure", which developed into a spa that attracted patients to the area. The Cobb County Medical Society recognizes him as the county's first physician.

Read more about Marietta's history here

Marietta Today

The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.

You can also learn much more about Marietta by visiting their website at https://www.mariettaga.gov/738/About-Marietta.

The city of Marietta Georgia is a very exciting and unique place to live and work! Marietta has so much going on you will never be bored and you will still have the "Small home town" feel. There is a park in the center of town called Glover Park also known as Marietta Square and it has hosted thousands of weddings and proms photographs. It also has a playground for the kids and concerts on weekends and almost every holiday. There are many restaurants and small shops on the Square. There is everything from beautiful old buildings, entertainment and new places to eat all within walking distance.

  • Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
  • Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
  • Marietta Street Fest
  • Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater
  • Marietta Fire Museum
  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour
  • Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
  • The William Root House Museum & Garden
  • Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum

Marietta also offers plenty of interesting things to see and do that are all within minutes from the square such as;

  • Ghosts of Marietta
  • Historic Walking & Driving Tour
  • Marietta’s Black Heritage Walking Tour
  • Marietta Food Tours
  • Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum
  • Aviation Wing of Marietta
  • Marietta Confederate Cemetery
  • Marietta National Cemetery
  • Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Marietta has a very diverse work force, there are many large companies that keep the ever growing area employed;

  • Cobb County School District
  • Tip Top Poultry
  • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co
  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Grounds for Atlanta United
  • Franklin Gateway Sports Complex
  • Six Flags White Water Park

Check out this video that tells even more about this great city!

As you can see, Marietta has a lot to offer!

Moving to or from Marietta?

If you have a house in Marietta and are looking for a "we buy houses" company that will buy your house - we are the people to contact! Just check out our website to complete a brief form or call us anytime at (770) 756-8680. If you are looking for your dream home in Marietta, we can help you with that as well!

You can also click here to learn more about how we buy houses works.

This Will Make You Fall In Love With The Historic City Of Marietta was originally posted on Mandich Property Group. Learn more on: Mandich Property Group - Sell Your House Fast For Cash Blog

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Marietta Is A Fantastic Place To Live And Work!

Marietta is a fantastic city! Okay, we might be a little biased because it happens to be the headquarters for our company. But still, it is a beautiful place to live and work along with some amazing people.

Get to know Marietta a little better

Image Credit

The City of Marietta, Georgia, is a full-service municipality that is located in central Cobb County, about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Marietta has a distinguished and unique history and modern life style all rolled into one. With the city being only 23 square miles housing about 56,600 residents, it is one of Georgia's most populous cities.

The most known landmark is The Big Chicken, it is a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. The Big Chicken was built in 1956 and is at the intersection of two main thoroughfares in Marietta being Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road. It is said that when you are not from the area and need directions to anywhere, everyone will say "From the Big Chicken you will go....". This location also has a small museum about the history of KFC.

Marietta's History

According to the City of Marietta's website, the city was one of the first in the area to have early settlers prior to 1824. The Marietta Square, now known as Glover Park, was typical of an older towns design, including the courthouse being a center point of the square. In 1834 the Georgia General Assembly recognized Marietta as a community. The first bank in the town was opened in 1855. The city has seen its share of devastation also, in the 1850's the town suffered mass damage by fire on three different instances. And in 1915 the National Guard was called in when the Governor gave an eleventh-hour commutation from death to life in prison to a suspected murderer of 13year old Mary Phagan. Leo Frank ended up being lynched on Roswell Road on August 17,1915.

Here is more from Wikipedia about Marietta:

Built-in 1838, the Oakton House is the oldest continuously occupied residence in Marietta. The original barn, milk house, smokehouse, and well house remain on the property. The spectacular gardens contain the boxwood parterre from the 1870s. Oakton served as Major General Loring's headquarters during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864.

Marietta was initially selected as the hub for the new Western and Atlantic Railroad, and business boomed. By 1838, roadbed and trestles had been built north of the city. However, in 1840, political wrangling stopped construction for a time. In 1842, the railroad's new management decided to move the hub from Marietta to an area that would become Atlanta. Nonetheless, in 1850, when the railroad began operation, Marietta shared in the resulting prosperity.

Businessman and politician John Glover arrived in 1848. A popular figure, Glover was elected mayor when the city incorporated in 1852. Another early resident was Carey Cox, a physician, who promoted a "water cure", which developed into a spa that attracted patients to the area. The Cobb County Medical Society recognizes him as the county's first physician.

Read more about Marietta's history here

Marietta Today

The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.

You can also learn much more about Marietta by visiting their website at https://www.mariettaga.gov/738/About-Marietta.

The city of Marietta Georgia is a very exciting and unique place to live and work! Marietta has so much going on you will never be bored and you will still have the "Small home town" feel. There is a park in the center of town called Glover Park also known as Marietta Square and it has hosted thousands of weddings and proms photographs. It also has a playground for the kids and concerts on weekends and almost every holiday. There are many restaurants and small shops on the Square. There is everything from beautiful old buildings, entertainment and new places to eat all within walking distance.

  • Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
  • Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
  • Marietta Street Fest
  • Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater
  • Marietta Fire Museum
  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour
  • Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
  • The William Root House Museum & Garden
  • Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum

Marietta also offers plenty of interesting things to see and do that are all within minutes from the square such as;

  • Ghosts of Marietta
  • Historic Walking & Driving Tour
  • Marietta’s Black Heritage Walking Tour
  • Marietta Food Tours
  • Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum
  • Aviation Wing of Marietta
  • Marietta Confederate Cemetery
  • Marietta National Cemetery
  • Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Marietta has a very diverse work force, there are many large companies that keep the ever growing area employed;

  • Cobb County School District
  • Tip Top Poultry
  • C. W. Matthews Contracting Co
  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Grounds for Atlanta United
  • Franklin Gateway Sports Complex
  • Six Flags White Water Park

Check out this video that tells even more about this great city!

As you can see, Marietta has a lot to offer!

Moving to or from Marietta?

If you have a house in Marietta and are looking for a "we buy houses" company that will buy your house - we are the people to contact! Just check out our website to complete a brief form or call us anytime at (770) 756-8680. If you are looking for your dream home in Marietta, we can help you with that as well!

You can also click here to learn more about how we buy houses works.

This Will Make You Fall In Love With The Historic City Of Marietta was originally posted on Mandich Property Group. Learn more on: Mandich Property Group - Sell Your House Fast For Cash Blog

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