November 23, 2011

SELLING Your Home During the Holidays. Get Ready to Sell Your Atlanta Home Now!

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I know what you’re thinking “What! sell my house during the holidays….You’ve got to be kidding me! With all the shopping, baking, tree decorating, parties, and on and on why in the world would I want to put any more STRESS into my holiday season!”

It’s fairly common for most sellers to have this mindset, that “Winter” months equals a NO SALE season. Allow me to debunk this common myth. While showings can be stressful during a time when there is family over or on a Sunday while you’re putting up a tree, there are substantial reasons why the end of the year is one of the BEST times for sellers to sell their Atlanta home.


  • · LESS EQUALS MORE- During the holidays, many sellers take their homes off the market, which means there are LESS homes available to prospective buyers. Low inventory increases the chance a seller can sell quickly and for more money.


  • · SERIOUS BUYER POOL -If you are having showings on Christmas Day (perish the thought!), or any of the weeks leading up to it, you can rest assured that these are not the “looky lous”. These are serious buyers who NEED to buy, so having your home on the market during this time means we are dealing with a SERIOUS buyer pool.


  • · RELOCATION, RELOCATION, RELOCATION– Did you know Atlanta is home to the TOP 50 Global Corporations like Coca-Cola Company, NCR,Delta, Equifax, UPS and more?? These companies tend to staff their corporations right before the end of the year to get in their “calendar budgets” for the next year. Keeping your home on the market during this time means that you have a better chance of snagging up a high-powered executive.


  • · INTEREST RATESInterest rates are still at an all time low, so there is even more incentive for buyers to buy.


  • · COMPETITION-Today, your home is based on the valuation of your current competition, which is less due to low inventories. When the market picks back up in the Spring, sellers will be “competing” with each other to get their sold quicker. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do know what we are working with RIGHT NOW!


  • · BECAUSE I SAID SO! -In my seven years as a real estate agent, November and December has proven to be my most productive months of the year. My proven track record confirms all my previous reasons.


  • · DON’T FAIL!-You only FAIL if you fail to try. Test my theory and see the results for yourself.


  • · REAL ESTATE AGENTS LIKE TO TAKE THE HOLIDAYS OFF- so hire one who you know will be in town and can help filter all the calls and continue to market the home.


  • · TAX SEASON -Some buyers NEED to buy before the end of the year due to the tax benefits. Don’t deny them the right to capitalize on this pivotal time.


  • · MORE FREE TIME FOR BUYERS– And, time is money. Buyers have more time to look during the holidays outside of work hours, so keep your home on the market to ensure every possible buyer is able to see your home.


According to the National Association of Realtors, the average agent sells 8 homes a year. YES, 8 HOMES A YEAR. In a time of anxiety and hardship for many agents, I have sold 58 homes of which 8 were sold in the month of November 2011 alone.

If you’re looking for an Atlanta real estate agent who WILL be in town for the holidays and has a proven track record of producing IMPRESSIVE results and getting sellers TOP DOLLAR for their homes, call Winter at 678-463-3173.

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September 8, 2010

When a Seller Loses Their Mind, a Buyer Gets $174k Equity in this STEAL OF THE CENTURY in Brookhaven!

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When a Seller Loses Their Mind, a Buyer Gets $174k Equity in this STEAL OF THE CENTURY in Brookhaven!

Its official, my sellers have officially lost their mind!! So, why would I call my seller CRAZY??? Well quite honestly, anyone who drops the price $80,000 after putting $94,000 into it just HAS to be nuts!!! This is Brookhaven foreclosure pricing at its BEST…without the hassle!

And that is exactly what my BROOKHAVEN HOMEOWNERS  in Ashford Club have done.


This Brookhaven/Ogelthorpe Entertainer’s Estate with a MIND-BLOWING Renovation is now available for $174,000 off!!!!!!

And, it EVEN comes complete with a level lot..perfect for a pool or lounging in the sun.

I could try ALL DAY, but can never capture in words the exquisiteness of this one-of-a-kind brick beauty…so, take a peak for yourself!

The palatial elegance masterminded over the years on this STUNNING 4-sided brick and frame beauty provides a place of indulgence and TOTAL comfort in this extraordinary home, perfectly situated in the Heart of Atlanta.

This gem boasts so many well-appointed features; it’s hard to cover them all. What I can say for sure is that this home is NOT the home for you if…..

*You DON’T need an abundance of space.
*You want to be located “OTP
*You ONLY entertain two times a year.
*You want a “FIXER UPPER“.
*You DON’T want to impress your friends and family.
*You’re NOT looking for a GREAT value!
*You just DON’T enjoy the finer things in life.

With a complete renovation from the studs in, this resort-like home proves a luxury living experience with every modern convenience, at a FRACTION of what you might expect to pay.

Other rare features include:

  •  GORGEOUS Chef’s Kitchen Renovation with Granite Countertops & LAVISH Backsplash for ENTERTAINING!!!
  • Open Entertainer’s Floor Plan with Warm Inviting FIRESIDE Keeping Room!
  • GLEAMING Hardwood Floors on Main Level–EASY Clean Up!!
  •  HIGH Vaulted Ceilings with NATURAL Light Throughout~Low Bills!!!
  • LAVISH Master Suite with Sitting Area and DEEP WALK-IN CLOSET!!
  • Spa-Like Master Bath Retreat with Jetted Whirlpool Tub, Separate Shower and NEW TRAVERTINE Tile!!!
  •  SO MUCH DETAIL~Built-In Speaker System, Plantation Shutters & Custom Motorized Chandelier Systems
  •  More Detail~CUSTOM Silk Draperies, Solid Brass Fixtures, CUSTOM Outdoor Lighting & More
  • DESIGNER Paint Throughout!!!!~HOW SWEET???
  • Spacious Secondary Bedrooms with Upscale Finished Throughout!!!
  • New ROOF and Leafguard System with Added Downspouts & Underground Drainage System…Means No HASSLE!
  • Newer High-Efficiency Furnace/A/C Unit & Water Heater~OH YEAH!!
  •  OVERSIZED Cul-de-Sac Level Lot with PRIVATE, Fenced Back Yard and Mature Landscaping!
  •  $18,000 in Mature Landscaping & Hardscaping~No Out of Pocket Expenses for You~ />Rich & Elegant in EVERY WAY!
  • FULL Basement with Amazing Space!!
  •  Perfectly Situated Off I-285, in the HEART of Brookhaven & Oglethorpe Steps to Buckhead!

 As an agent that specializes in Brookhaven Homes and the sale of one captured on the Nationally featured HGTV’S House Hunters, I have been around the block and just can say I have not seen such an amazing home in this area in a LONG time.

For more information or to schedule your own private tour, visit or call Winter Baserva at 678.463.3173!

August 22, 2008

Using “Fear” to Drive Profitability in the Atlanta Home Market

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“U.S. Housing Market Collapses,” “U.S. Unemployment Rate at Four-Year High,” “Recession….A Reality” are the common headlines we see every day in the United States. With tight credit, unemployment growing, and worries mounting about a potential recession, Americans are in a constant state of panic. While most of us let the media navigate our plans and keep us paralyzed, there’s a whole movement of people capitalizing on the benefits of buying Atlanta homes and using “fear” to drive profitability.

See, fear has become an excuse for many people to not do anything and the smart ones are using “the fearees” lack of education to set themselves up! That’s right FEAR = MONEY for those who chose to act on these historically-low housing prices. There has never been a better time to buy Atlanta real estate and despite what the media says, the market is NOT AS BAD as they make it out to be. More and more I am finding that my buyers’ first choice has been snatched up while they were searching around “just to make sure they were getting the right one.” I’ve been put into bidding wars two times in the last month alone. All this is telling me is that the market is coming back and just as it fell off gradually and then suddenly, it will come back gradually and then very suddenly.

Some areas haven’t seen the effects as much as others including Dunwoody homes, Sandy Springs homes, Roswell homes and Brookhaven homes. Because there isn’t much to fear about owning real estate inside the perimeter–rather the fear of not buying in those areas tends to be the real driver.

What you don’t seem to hear from the media are all the statistics in favor of the Atlanta Housing Market. For example, Georgia ranks 5th among the best states for business in the new The Best States for Business rankings. The state of Georgia, especially the Atlanta area, has an unmatched transportation network, a favorable business tax environment and a well-trained work force.  Where there is a successful business environment, there is a strong housing market.  With low prices, available incentives, and a great selection of new homes, now is the time to buy.

So stop being a scaredy cat and start capitalizing on fear during the biggest discount sales events the housing market has ever seen….I double dog dare you!