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 22, 2011

Dunwoody Homes, What is So Special About Them Anyways??

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Dunwoody Homes, What is So Special About Them Anyways??

Dunwoody is a highly-sought out area in Atlanta to live in, but why?? Whether its proximity to major interstates, its abundance of shopping and restaurants or its established neighborhoods, Dunwoody is definitely the AREA TO BE. However, above all of the benefits of living in Dunwoody, its number one attraction and the reason thousands flock to find their good deal in this area is because of the large attraction to the areas best homes with some of the best parks and recreation for families and singles alike!!

Dunwoody is fast becoming the NEW Chastain park with easy access to the million dollar renovation on the Riverfront Morgan Falls Park or visit the Big Trees Forest Preserve or even capitalize on some of the areas best golfing at the Dunwoody Country Club or even take the kiddies to the Dunwoody Nature Center. Aside from the wealth of activities to do, you have EASY access to some of Atlanta’s BEST shopping at Perimeter Mall and get right to the airport with access to Marta in both Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. And, if that’s not enough, just think of all the gas you’ll save being right off I-285 and GA-400.

In addition, North Springs High School is not only a comprehensive high school, but the only one that has a dual magnet program. It’s been recognized as a Georgia School of Excellence, Grammy Signature School. And U.S. News & World Report rated it an outstanding high school.

Because of these reasons, finding a home in pristine condition, that’s ready-to-move in with a FULL basement in this area under $600,000 in this area is RARE!!!

However, there are still good deals out there for those who are looking in the right places…Places like…Spalding Heights…

IMAGINE the opportunity to own this LAVISH EXECUTIVE ESTATE perfectly situated Near I-285 and GA-400. Minutes from all the major hospitals including St. Joseph’s and Northside hospital, in addition to some of ATL’s BEST Shopping and Entertainment. This is 750 Spalding Heights Drive and a Relocation Dream Home!!!

This is your opportunity to get in on this lavish entertainer’s estate at a price that can’t be beat!!!

This beast boasts more than 3,500 square feet including a FULL basement just waiting for your finishing touches.

On close to a half acre of land, enjoy a cup of joe with your PRIVATE TREE TOP deck overlooking lush landscaping, or relax in your spa-like master bath retreat w/ dual vanities and a MASSIVE Walk-in closet. With TWO LEVELS OF FULLY FINISHED PERFECTION, this home is SURE TO PLEASE!!!

Other Special Features Include:

~Open Entertainer’s Floor Plan w/Family Room, B’Nook & Chef’s Kitchen!!!   

~Stunning Kitchen with Island & Prep Sink Overlooking Fireside Family Room!

~Gleaming Hardwoods on Main Level!!!!

~Formal Living with HIGH Ceilings & Decorator Windows!!

~Designer Paint & Meticulously Kept!

~LAVISH Master Suite with Sitting Area and DUAL-SIDE Fireplace!!  

~Spa-Like Master Bath Retreat with Dual Vanities and OVERSIZED Whirlpool Tub!    

~Elegant Crown Molding & Millwork Details!

~DRAMATIC Two-Story Foyer with 30ft+++ Ceilings!

~LOADS of Natural Light Throughout!

~Secondary Bedrooms are a Great Size too!!!

~PRIVATE, Lush Back Yard Oasis, with LOW Yard Maintenance & Mature Landscaping!

~FULL Basement, Just Waiting for Your Finishing Touches!!

~Cozy Screened Porch for Your Morning Cup of Joe w/Tree Top Entertainer’s Deck!

~Friendly Neighbors and Amazing Community Feel!!!

~Perfectly Situated Near I-285 & GA-400 near Shopping & Entertainment!!!!

For more information on how to get in on one of Atlanta’s FINEST areas for a fraction of the cost, visit or call Winter Baserva at 678-463-3173.

October 10, 2008

What’s the Deal with Dunwoody, GA???

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For those that live in Dunwoody, we just KNOW. For those that don’t live in Dunwoody, they want to know HOW they can live in Dunwoody!

Dunwoody, Georgia is perfectly situated just outside the perimeter. Bottom line: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. And, Dunwoody definitely has location, in addition to that comfortable, suburban feeling surrounding by plush, green and gorgeous scenery.

Although I work all over the Atlanta area, I specialize in selling and buying Dunwoody real estate, Sandy Springs real estate, Roswell real estate, Alpharetta real estate and East Cobb real estate. And, about 80% of my buyers want to live in……you guessed it….Dunwoody.

So, What’s the Deal with Dunwoody Anyways??

I prefer to keep my blogs short and sweet, but there are so many wonderful things to say about Dunwoody…..

Dunwoody is a census-designated place that will become an incorporated city in December 2008 and was named for Major Charles Dunwoody.

In addition to its location, Dunwoody is known for its:

  • ShoppingPerimeter Mall and all the other gazillion strip malls that surround it!
  • Dinning—Season’s 52, Goldfish, Eclipse de Luna…..and on and on and on.
  • Festivals—Its not uncommon to see neighborhood events and annual festivals
  • Scenery—Those who live here know the scenery is just FABULOUS!
  • Established and Safe Community—Although no where is completely void of crime, Dunwoody is generally a safe area filled with upcoming professionals and established families.
  • The Dunwoody, GA Schools—Dunwoody has some of the most TOP RATED schools in Atlanta (see below for details).
  • The Parks—Dunwoody has a plethora of parks and public areas for relaxing.
dunwoody, ga beer festival

dunwoody, ga beer festival

So, with all the positives of Dunwoody, where do you decide to live???


Dunwoody Village
Also known as Downtown Dunwoody, and is the location of the iconic Dunwoody Farmhouse. This area was typically thought of when one mentioned Dunwoody, previous to incorporation. This happens to be the place where the “Williamsburg-style” architecture originated with the construction of Dunwoody Village shopping center in the 1970’s. Since then, all other construction followed suit in this area, and an architectural overlay district has been set up since. The neighborhoods of Wyntercreek, Wynterhall, Fairfield, Redfield, Withmere, and Mill Glen are on the north side of the district and are newer subdivisions. The south side going toward Georgetown includes older Springfield, Holly Oak, and Cambridge. It also includes the numerous subdivisions along Womack and Vermack roads. The Dunwoody Library, Dunwoody High School, Dunwoody Nature Center, and the Fire Station are also considered part of Downtown.

Perimeter Center
Perimeter Center is the major edge city that has formed around Perimeter Mall. The mall was developed in 1971, with all the office, residential, and commercial development occuring since then. It is a major job center, employing thousands of people each day. It also could be considered the “business district” of Dunwoody. It is also where the Dunwoody (MARTA station) is located.

An older part of Dunwoody, Georgetown was developed in the late 1960’s. It is located near I-285 and borders with unincorporated DeKalb County. It is also one of the reasons the incorporation movement was started, with many new apartments being approved by DeKalb County for the area, even in some single-family residential areas of the district. It contains the subdivisions of Georgetown, Chateau Woods, and North Springs. It is also home to a vacant elementary school that was previously Shallowford Elementary School. Dunwoody’s second Kroger is located in the Georgetown retail district.

This area is on the eastern edge of Dunwoody near Sandy Springs Panhandle. It is marked by All Saints Catholic Church, and its retail district includes a Blockbuster, a Kroger, and an Animal Hospital, to name a few. It includes the subdivisions of Kingsley, Brooke Farm and Cedar Chase.

Winters Chapel
A dated district on the Gwinnett County border, Winters Chapel is ripe for redevelopment. A discount grocery store, an abandoned hardware store and auto mart, a kindergarten, a farmers market, and a rundown strip center (“Dunwoody Point”) dominate the area, along with apartments home to a substantial minority population.

Tilly Mill
This area is home to the Dunwoody campus of Georgia Perimeter College. It is also the location of the Marcus Jewish Community Center, a synagogue, and a significant Jewish population.

Brook Run/North Peachtree/North Shallowford
This ambiguous area cannot be claimed by any of the aforementioned districts, and has yet to develop its own name and identity. Dunwoody North, Shendoah Estates, and Dunwoody Trails are all located in this area. Brook Run park and Windwood Hollow park are also both located in this area, as well as a strip center containing the Dunwoody Food Mart, a Rite-Aid, and a laundromat.

Did I mention the award-winning school system Dunwoody has???


Dunwoody, Georgia Elementary Schools
· Chesnut Charter Elementary School
· Kingsley Elementary School
· Austin Elementary School
· Vanderlyn Elementary School—If you haven’t already done so, read my blog about Vanderlyn Elementary School
· The Alfred and Adelle Davis Academy

Dunwoody, Georgia Middle & High Schools
· Peachtree Charter Middle School
· Dunwoody High School
· The Alfred and Adelle Davis Academy

Dunwoody, Georgia Colleges
· Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus
• American InterContinental University (AIU Dunwoody)

 So, I think the REAL question is What’s NOT the Deal With Dunwoody, GA??

For more information on Dunwoody homes or for a FREE consultation on how to sell your Dunwoody home FAST, call Winter Baserva, Dunwoody Realtor Specialist!