What is the Due Diligence Period When Selling Your House?

September 16th, 2016

The due diligence period is a designated number of days specified in the Purchase and Sale Binding Contract. During this period a Buyer may have any and all inspections (or not) they choose. These could be Home, Pool, Termite, Radon, Mold, Stucco, Roof and more. After such inspections the Buyer has the opportunity to negotiate repairs, remediation, compensation, lower purchase price, etc with the Seller. All negotiations must be agreed upon in writing before Due Diligence expires (which is midnight on said date). If the Buyer and Seller do not come to an agreement, then a Unilateral Notice to Terminate Purchase and Sale Agreement must be received and signed by all parties before expiration and all Earnest Money shall be refunded to Buyer. PLEASE NOTE, Buyer is entitled to 100% refund of Earnest Money during the Due Diligence Period for any reason whatsoever including simply changing their mind (buyer’s remorse) unless the contrary is written in the contract. 

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What to expect once we accept an offer on our house for sale (aka, Purchase and Sale Agreement, PSA)?

September 9th, 2016

First off, an offer will tell you the terms of the contract. Purchase Price, Closing Date, What Closing Costs Seller Shall Pay (if any), Amount of Earnest Money, Closing Attorney, Due Diligence Period, Expiration of Offer, Special Stipulations. Sellers Property Disclosure, Community Association Disclosure, Lead-Based Paint Exhibit (if house is built prior to 1978), Survey, Financing/Appraisal/Cash Contingencies and any other Contingencies may become a part of the contract as “Exhibits”. Once all parties negotiate and agree to the Offer in writing it becomes a “Binding Contract” and the Due Diligence Period commences.

Now what? Call Top Agent Phylis Simoni at 404-456-2683 to learn more about selling your house in the least amount of time for the most money.

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Happy Labor Day

September 5th, 2016

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I hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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I’ve decided to list my house for sale with a Realtor®, now what?

August 29th, 2016

I’ve decided to list my house for sale with a Realtor®, now what?

Putting your house on the market is never easy; frankly, it’s a hassle. In order to get the best possible price for your house it needs to be in the best possible condition. To borrow a phrase from the US Marine Corp, “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” Meaning, the more you do on the front side to prepare the better you’ll end up once your home is under contract. Take it one step at a time and try not to stress. With the right attitude and the right agent, it can be easier than you may think. Here are a few things to help you prepare:

  1. Aside from the decluttering, put away all personal affects including family pictures, store as much away as possible. Less is more. Sparse furnishings are best. Remove large pieces of furniture which in turn make all your rooms look more spacious and prospective Buyers can imagine their belongings in the space. Pack and organize; you may want to rent temporary storage space, (besides your moving soon anyway). Clean, clean, clean. Don’t forget the light switch plates, baseboards and heat and air vents! Make sure the front entry is spotless, no cobwebs, etc. Have a colorful fresh flower pot and new welcome mat at the entrance. When the agents are opening the lockbox their Buyers are analyzing this area. First impressions are lasting!
  2. Fill out all disclosures and paperwork completely and honestly. Supply your agent with any surveys, warranty information, annual utility costs, warranty deed and upcoming neighborhood events if possible to share with prospective Buyers.
  3. I recommend giving your agent 2 keys to your house, one for the lockbox and the other as an extra. Our Supra lockboxes today are programmable so there’s no need to worry that someone can come into your house after a designated time. It also notifies your agent with the time of entry and the person’s name and contact information which allows your agent to follow up after a showing.
  4. Be prepared to move in the next 30-60 days should your house go under contract quickly.
  5. Prepare a list of all upgrades you’ve done to the house since your ownership. Aside from new Buyers wanting this information this is also valuable information that your Listing Agent can share with the Appraiser when the time comes.
  6. Keep your home “show ready” at all times. When a showing is scheduled and if at all possible, turn every light and lamp in the house on. Don’t forget cooktop and all under cabinet lighting. Yes, your electric bill may be slightly higher but you want to do everything you can to have your home show as good as possible! Lighting matters.

I hope this helps you. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell property I hope you will think of me first! I can be reached at 404-456.2683. And remember, OUR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE WILL MOVE YOU! Thanks for visiting. Take Care!

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4025 Summit Dr Marietta, GA 30068 Indian Hills Country Club in East Cobb

August 19th, 2016

4025 Summit Dr Marietta, GA 30068 Indian Hills Country Club

Beautiful Indian Hills Country Club Ranch sits on Seminole #2 Tee Box on Creek. Hardwood Floors Lead to Updated Bright Kitchen with Granite Island and Stainless Steel Appliances that lead to Dining Room with Custom Built-ins, Lots of Windows and New Pella Doors leads to Expansive Decks. Step Down to Living Room with Gorgeous Beamed Cathedral Ceilings and Stone Fireplace with more views. The Full Finished Terrace Level has Fireplace, Bar, Walk In Cedar Closet, Lots of Storage. Paver Driveway leads to Front Yard with Amazing Composite Deck with Privacy for Entertaining. No backyard to maintain. Better Hurry!

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3486 Sheridan Chase SE Marietta, GA 30067

August 18th, 2016

3486 Sheridan Chase SE Marietta, GA 30067 in East Cobb

This AMAZING Traditional East Cobb Home, presented by Phylis Simoni, has 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths with Full Finished Terrace Level on Flat .62 ac in Beautiful Oak Leaf Plantation. This Gorgeous Updated Home has great Curb Appeal on the outside and is Breathtaking on the inside. This home boasts Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, Oversized Formal Dining Room, 2 Story Cathedral Ceiling in Living Room, Incredible Master on Main with Antique European Marble Fireplace with his and her closets. Plenty of storage and an extra large Workshop. This house has it all!

This home is perfect, close to shopping, great schools and a fantastic community!  So much to do you will never be bored!

Do not miss this great opportunity to live in a lovely neighborhood nestled in East Cobb County!  Call me for more information or to schedule a showing 404-456-2683!

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Ready to buy? Are you approved?

August 17th, 2016

Ready to buy?  Are you approved?

Are you ready to buy a new home?  It is so much fun to house hunt.  You look at many different houses comparing kitchens, bathrooms, sizes of bedrooms and backyards.  You can walk into a house and picture where you will put your furniture and how it will look.  It is fun to imagine what color you will paint the walls and where the kids playset will go in the backyard.  The whole house starts coming together in your mind.  BUT can you make that leap?  Have you talked to a lender?  Did you get pre-approved?  This is something that is very important to do before you even start looking.  This will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on a home.  Also, if you want a great Realtor then they will require you be pre-approved with a lender or they will assist you in finding a lender to get pre-approved before you go out looking at homes.  Do your homework and make sure all your ducks are in a row before you go out and start dreaming about that beautiful home in the perfect neighborhood!  Confirm that now is the time to make that dream come true!

Call me if you have questions about the process or if you are ready to start looking for your dream home and we will work together and make it happen!

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The 6 most important things to consider when looking for a Realtor.

August 16th, 2016

Are you or someone you know looking to buy or sell?  I would like to help you in any way that I can.  My video will answer some questions you may have.  Please call me with any additional questions 404-456-2683

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4025 Summit Dr Marietta, GA 30068 Indian Hills Country Club

August 15th, 2016

4025 Summit Dr Marietta, GA 30068 Indian Hills Country Club

Beautiful Indian Hills Country Club Ranch sits on Seminole #2 Tee Box on Creek. Hardwood Floors Lead to Updated Bright Kitchen with Granite Island and Stainless Steel Appliances that lead to Dining Room with Custom Built-ins, Lots of Windows and New Pella Doors leads to Expansive Decks. Step Down to Living Room with Gorgeous Beamed Cathedral Ceilings and Stone Fireplace with more views. The Full Finished Terrace Level has Fireplace, Bar, Walk In Cedar Closet, Lots of Storage. Paver Driveway leads to Front Yard with Amazing Composite Deck with Privacy for Entertaining. No backyard to maintain. Better Hurry!

Call 404-456-2683 for more information or to schedule a showing.

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3486 Sheridan Chase Marietta GA 30067 East Cobb

August 12th, 2016

3486 Sheridan Chase SE Marietta, GA 30067 in East Cobb

This AMAZING Traditional East Cobb Home, presented by Phylis Simoni, has 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths with Full Finished Terrace Level on Flat .62 ac in Beautiful Oak Leaf Plantation. This Gorgeous Updated Home has great Curb Appeal on the outside and is Breathtaking on the inside. This home boasts Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, Oversized Formal Dining Room, 2 Story Cathedral Ceiling in Living Room, Incredible Master on Main with Antique European Marble Fireplace with his and her closets. Plenty of storage and an extra large Workshop. This house has it all!

This home is perfect, close to shopping, great schools and a fantastic community!  So much to do you will never be bored!

Do not miss this great opportunity to live in a lovely neighborhood nestled in East Cobb County!  Call me for more information or to schedule a showing 404-456-2683!

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