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In real estate, experience matters

12.19.2013 in Selling Real Estate

How much does experience matter when selling your home? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, about 12%. In other words, experienced agents sell homes for an average of 12% more than rookie agents. The figure is based on a study by Bennie…

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Will the Internet eliminate real estate agents?

09.04.2013 in Industry Commentary

The rapid advancement of technology has impacted nearly every facet of our lives. As every child of the 80′s knows, video killed the radio star. The music industry has seen much disruption since that song was released in 1979, from MTV to Napster to the iPod…

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Crime in Atlanta – Perception versus Reality

07.28.2013 in Atlanta info

When speaking to people who live OTP, I often find that their perception of living intown is markedly different than the reality that I experience every day. Three of the most common misperceptions I hear about are the crime, traffic and schools –  they’re all…

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Atlanta homes are selling fast

04.18.2013 in Market Info

If you’re involved in the Atlanta residential real estate market in any capacity, buyer, seller, agent or other, you’ve noticed that something has changed over the last year. The market has shifted significantly. Homes are selling fast, and I mean crazy-fast.  What’s “crazy-fast?”  Days.  Sometimes…

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Murphey Candler Park – Featured Atlanta Park

09.24.2012 in Atlanta info

Today’s featured Atlanta park is Murphey Candler Park. This is a 135-acre public park located in the neighborhood (soon to be its own city) of Brookhaven. Not to be confused with Candler Park (sans Murphey), which is an Intown Atlanta neighborhood and a park of…

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Tanyard Creek Park – Featured Atlanta Park

05.25.2012 in Atlanta info

Atlanta has a unique feel compared to similar sized cities owing much to its ample tree canopy and collection of parks. It has earned the nickname of  “the city in the forest”  based on the fact that its tree coverage is the highest of all…

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Full-Screen Home Search and other new features

11.05.2011 in Company News

We keep adding new and improved home search features here on IntownElite.com, and the latest additions are pretty slick! My personal favorite is the full-screen search option. Do you have a large-screen monitor, or just want to get the most out of your modest laptop…

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Good Public Schools in Atlanta? Yes!

08.31.2011 in Atlanta info, Schools

Now that we have a kid on the way, we sometimes hear some of our our suburban friends say, “Well, now you have to move OTP!” We actually had one friend-of-a-friend stridently exclaim, “You can’t raise kids in the city!” (Gasp!) Oh really? Why’s that? Of course…