Easily accessible to both Atlanta’s urban amenities and the retreat of the North Georgia mountains, the city of Canton offers its residents the perfect place to call home. With its wide selection of restaurants, parks, theaters, shops, and a public transit system, Canton has long outgrown the label “suburb” and has become a worthy destination in its own right.
A recent article in Outside Magazine confirms what us “Hotlantans” already know! This is a great town to be active in.
The Georgia Aquarium–Just an Interstate Away to Family Fun, the Perfect Date, or a Little Ghost Hunting
My family just made one of the most brilliant investments toward the enjoyment of our summer off of the couch–season passes to the world’s largest aquarium right here at our Georgia fingertips. With eight million gallons of water and over sixty exhibits, the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta houses more animals than any other, and [...]
Just a stone’s throw from both the bustling city streets of Atlanta and the quiet serenity of the North Georgia mountains , there exists a city that seamlessly merges the charms and character of both extremes. Recently honored with an “All American City Award,” Marietta offers what few places can still deliver–the sought-after environment where “getting business done” and “getting away from it all” can both be realized.
At Maxsell Real Estate we have 26 licensed agents (and two of those work primarily as management staff , but we’re going to count them in our numbers anyway). For 2008, we had 6 agents make the Top Achiever’s Club (in a down a market). 23% of our agents are Top Achievers. The 23% is better than any other single company in the Cherokee Association of Realtors, except for RE/Max Town and Country. Our little company (actually is not so little anymore as we have more agents than Coldwell Banker of Woodstock) out-performed both Keller Williams’ locations in Cherokee, both Prudential locations, crushed Harry Norman and Metro Brokers percentages, and had the same amount of award winners as ERA Sunrise (who has 20 more agents than we do).
In a previous post, I made light of a few questions that may not be as valuable as one would think. Here are some better ones for those who know how to use them. So on a more serious level of analysis, here are: 3 questions to the Listing Agent that will generate valuable answers [...]
In this short post, I would like to have some fun with a few questions that are quickly becoming the norm versus the exception. In the end though, even I agree that buyers and their agents have the right to ask any questions they desire and I will give them the best answers that I [...]
It’s time I gave back to the community that has given me so much. So, Maxsell Real Estate has hired our first ‘Community Advocate’. Jennifer Carter was hand selected because she had already proven that she was a giver.
The skills required succeed in the real estate industry are changing rapidly. Consumers expect their agents to be tech savvy and masters at online marketing. No one reads newspapers to find their next home. Most begin their search on the internet. Buyers expect to find their next home or agent on the web and Sellers expect their property to be exposed to every possible buyer surfing the net. Cold calling is being replaced with email and pay per click marketing. Farming an area with postcards is being replacedby hyper-local blogging and traditional media is being replaced with social media. So how does the real estate agent of the future keep up with the skills and tools needed to succeed?