Is it just me or did summer come and go too quickly? Labor Day is here and fall is approaching soon. Though I'm headed toward my 21st year as a Realtor this fall, I am wrapping up my first year as a solo agent. Well, the word "solo" is a little misleading. I work with a talented group of supporting individuals including showing agents, my transaction coordinator (more about Brittany below), and a great group of vendors who help my sales move smoothly. With their help, and the dedication of new and old clients, I am happy to report I have closed over $17 million in sales my first solo year. THANK YOU to all my clients who made this possible! This career is my passion and I am truly blessed to make a living doing what I love. Your referrals to family and friends are the heartbeat of my business and much appreciated. Please keep ‘em coming!
As we move out of spring and summer, which are traditionally considered the peak selling season, I am encouraged by what I see in our local market. Fall brings the letting go of leaves to reveal beautiful lake views. It's also time to highlight outdoor entertaining spaces and use those lovely outdoor fireplaces. So, goodbye summer and hello fall, we welcome you!
Bring on the pumpkin spice, Dani
This month, I want to focus on the thing that seems to be taking sellers by surprise in this new, shifting market - Days on Market (DOM). We have been seeing an upward trend toward longer DOM in all markets. Gone is the crazy time of 30 offers in 3 days. In the August Hall County market, the average DOM was 22. Because of this new trend, pricing is more important than ever. With low appraisals starting to creep back in and inventory slowly increasing, you have to be priced right to get a solid offer in the first 30 days. As we head toward a more neutral market, I continue to believe it is still a great time to buy AND sell.
Check out this supporting article to see how longer DOM and incorrect pricing can potentially hurt the sale of your home.
4150 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Expertly built, luxury craftsman home overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Lanier. This house was constructed by a contractor for himself to the highest standards of quality and energy efficiency while maintaining the comfortability of lakefront living. Enjoy the wide manicured path to drought-proof water at the single-slip dock with party deck. Every detail of the interior exudes an upscale lifestyle including open living on all three levels, elevated trim package, exquisite hardwood floors, shaker-style judges paneling, timeless stone countertops, crisp color palate, soft-close systems everywhere, and so much more. Warm sunlight splashes the soaring ceiling designs including coffered style, vaulted and beamed, plus tongue and groove wood paneling in multiple rooms. Host gatherings from the airy gourmet kitchen with impressive 11’ long island and adjoining keeping room. The spacious spa-like primary suite grants access to the oversized grilling n’ chilling deck off the living area and comes with a comfy swing bed. Guests will enjoy a full ensuite, flex space/office, and additional BR and BA upstairs. The expansive, floored attic has two tiers that could be finished for the perfect hideaway, music room, or crafting space. Entertain on the terrace level with a full second kitchen and living/rec room with large, encased room perfect for your home theater or gym. The grassy yard has space for a pool and additional garage or workshop. Effortless location for communicating to Atlanta. Golf cart and pool table are included in the sale. High-quality insulation found throughout dampens any road noise.
$995,000 | 4 BR | 4.5 BA | MLS#10084997 | Listed by Keller Williams Lanier Partners, Dani Burns
Sweet Magnolia's on the Square
This is easily one of my absolute favorite lunch spots of all time. I meet friends, colleagues, and clients here on a weekly basis. My favorite lunch is their ginormous grilled chicken house salad with delicious toppings and the best homemade mustard dill vinaigrette dressing. The owners and staff happily greet all lunch-goers and remember my order often!
Downtown Gainesville’s premier townhome and cottages neighborhood
- 341 Oak Street, Gainesville 30501
- Two walkable blocks from Downtown Gainesville Square
- Intimate community of only 20 units - 8 cottages and 12 townhomes
- 2 BR, 3 BR, & 4 BR floorplans available
- Charleston vibe - trendy, comfortable, and original
- Prices range $340k - $530k
This luxury townhome-style neighborhood in Downtown Gainesville is coming along nicely! Forrest Vue is located just off The Square, near the intersection of Bradford Street and Forrest Ave. Each unit has 3 bedrooms with detached garages and start around $500K.
As I mentioned in the intro, Brittany Kuhn is my transaction coordinator and I absolutely could not do business without her. She is the owner and Contract-to-Close Manager of Titan Transactions, a small team of real estate contract specialists that help agents with the compliance side of RE sales. I’ve been working with her for several years now and will continue to do so for as long as she’ll have me! Many of my clients have complemented on how she eases the stressful paperwork process of buying or selling by her detailed and concise communications and availability.
Thank you, Brittany, for all you do!
Headed to a gathering this Labor Day?
Growing up, my Mamaw made the best baked beans! In fact, once I became an adult and started going to potluck events, I often asked her to cook them for me to take. Before long, people started requesting "Mamaw's Baked Beans" for every event. It made her happy to make them and you could tell they were made with love. We keep Mamaw's recipe a secret, but here is one that is a close second!