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You visited my website or blog, Now what?

Thanks for visiting!

Recently you visited one of my websites or blogs searching for homes.  I wanted to thank you for stopping by to search.  Hopefully you found some homes that were interesting for you. Please feel free to stop by again anytime. 

Here is a link to a series of blog posts that I wrote that give some basic outlines of the home buying process. You should find this information helpful in your home search.  

In the last 8 years I have represented many buyers in their own home search and I have NEVER charged a fee to those buyers for my services. How do I do that?  As a buyers agent I bring a very valuable component to the listing agent for the sale of the property,YOU!, the qualified homebuyer.  For doing that the listing agent shares the commission that the seller pays them to get the home sold.

Even more importantly, as a buyers agent, I represent you and your best interest. What does that mean to you?  Let's say you found a home listed for $100,000.  You might be willing to pay $90,000 if the seller will also contribute $3000 toward your loan closing costs and prepaid expenses. You wouldn't want to make your initial offer for $90,000.  You might offer $80,000.  If you are talking directly to the listing agent it is their job to get to pay as close to $100,000 as possible.  They can share with the seller that you are willing to go up to $90,000.  It all costs you money and in no way looks out for you.  As a buyers agent I cannot disclose how high you might be willing to pay and as a matter fact of fact when we submit the $80,000 offer its my job to convince the seller seller why they should accept that offer! 

The search engine on my website is simply the best there is.  There are 2 MLS services in Metro Atlanta and my search has all the homes from both listing services.  You see all the homes for sale in your search!  Be sure to click on "email updates" while you are there.  This feature will automatically send the newest listings that match your search directly to your email. No more searching all over the internet to find a home.  The new listings come right to you!  There is no cost or obligation for this.  Just call if you have any questions or want to schedule a showing.

You may begin your search for your dream home by clicking on  "BEGIN MY HOME SEARCH"   for Georgia`s best real estate search engine. Many agent web sites search only one of the MLS services in the Atlanta area. This site searches homes from BOTH of the listing services in metro Atlanta -FMLS and GaMLS, so you will see ALL of the homes that are currently available.

I'll be glad to set up a personalized custom search for you. You'll get automatic updates anytime a matching is listed or or has a price change.  The newest listings will come right to your inbox.  No more searching all over the internet only to find out the home you liked was sold 3 months ago!

Thanks again for visiting and please let me know how I may assist you with your home search.

Please feel free to call or email me anytime with whatever questions you may have.




Bob Southard
Broker - Owner  Atlas Realty Service LLC #75911
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Buy a home, Sell a home, in Powder Springs, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna, Dallas, Hiram,and Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, North Fulton, South Cherokee, County, Ga. Call me for all of your real estate needs.

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