Don’t curb your home’s appeal – Add Curb Appeal

Don’t curb your home’s appeal – Add Curb Appeal

I have been in many amazing homes during my life and career; seeing them first, as everyone does, from the outside.  From those on the market for millions to those on the market for less than a hundred thousand, the common denominator for a faster sale begins with Curb Appeal. What is the first impression of YOUR home in the eyes of prospective Buyers?

Years ago I had an appointment to list a house on a private lake with 5,000 square feet of living space on three levels. It had a 4-car garage, a beautiful Foyer, and Gourmet Kitchen.  Although priced correctly there had been no contracts on it. But why?  A bad first impression. 

What Buyers see before stepping inside affects what they see once inside.  An unkempt exterior, shrubs not trimmed neatly, paint peeling, gutters sagging, weeds growing up through the mulch, signs of age in the shutters, windows, and roof; these are all red flags that say to Buyers, “If something as simple as lawn upkeep or a coat of paint has been neglected what’s been ignored inside??”

The Seller I visited was unwilling to do the simple things which make a huge difference to Buyers. They believed their home was worth top dollar as is.  You may not feel that way!

Here’s what I suggest: A no obligation, Curb Appeal Assessment.  In just a few minutes we can determine what needs to be done to make your home a Curb Appeal Winner for Buyers.  We have advised and negotiated thousands of transactions, and have the expertise to be your best advisor for a market-friendly sale!

We serve the communities and areas linked on this page, and will be happy to serve you!  Call me today for the no obligation, Curb Appeal Assessment.*

My Best Always,


* Our Curb Appeal Assessment is for Sellers who have not yet listed their home, and do not have an Agent already.  We are very careful to protect the integrity of all real estate transactions and agreements, including the relationships of all Agents with their customers.

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March Madness?  Not Taking Advantage of North Atlanta Real Estate – That’s Madness!

March Madness? Not Taking Advantage of North Atlanta Real Estate – That’s Madness!

The Annual Rite of College Basketball Playoffs is tabbed March Madness because underdogs upset the favorites at every turn.  It’s an exciting time in College Hoops, no doubt!

With North Atlanta’s Real Estate Market remaining a hot ticket where Buyers can get into their dream home with still very affordable interest rates, and Sellers, who price properly, still able to experience multiple offers, it’s Real Estate’s version of March Madness to not get involved in Buying or Selling!!

At the links to the right are the most desirable listings in all of North Atlanta.  Search in the areas where you love the schools, the commute, the prices, the country, the city, the burbs, the vibe and find YOUR dream home!  If selling, search your neighborhood and find out today what other homes are listed for.  My Team will help you navigate what the market is saying in YOUR subdivision!

IMPORTANT NEXT STEP . . . CALL ME!  I have the best TEAM in the Real Estate Business, able to help you BUY or help you SELL.  We offer every vendor, service, and trade – every ADVANTAGE in Mortgage Lending – the TOP Closing Attorneys – Appraisers | Inspectors | & Contractors.

I’m Denise Buchanan, and I am excited to help you end the Madness!

Call me today!

My best always…


Try This 5-Step House Hunting Strategy!

Try This 5-Step House Hunting Strategy!

More beautiful weather predicted for this weekend!  Looking for your first home, your next home, or your dream home?  Now is the time to begin the search, knowing you have a lot of competition out there.

Here’s a very common occurrence . . .  You see a car. It’s the one!  You can afford it, it has everything you want (color, mileage, leather, warranty), and you decide to come back tomorrow.  It’s gone!  Someone later that day on the same car lot saw it, too.  They could afford it, it had everything they wanted, but unlike you they made an offer immediately, and drove off in your car!   

I’ve heard this story repeated literally hundreds of times through the years from prospective home buyers who didn’t come to me first.  I can help you avoid this heart-wrenching disappointment!

My 5-Step Strategy:

  1. call me to engage me and my team; we want to know what’s important to you!
  2. we discuss your price range
  3. we identify your must-haves (cul-de-sac? level yard? townhome? master-on-main? one-level brick? pool? what do you want in your new home?)
  4. we scout your favored locations, school districts, etc., to determine the best fits for you in those areas
  5. we walk the identified properties together and put a contract on THE HOUSE! 

Working with my team will maximize your success and here’s why:

  • I have over 18 years experience selling and consulting in North Fulton, Forsyth, East Cobb, and South Cherokee
  • I led the Roswell Office of Keller Williams for 14 years as CEO and Managing Broker – I can identify the best Agent for you!
  • My Team is comprised of the Top Professionals in today’s Real Estate Industry and includes
    • Buyers’ Agents for all levels of home ownership, from the first home to the luxury home
    • The Best Mortgage and Lending Partner in the Business. Period.
    • A database of the best providers of home services from Inspection to Home Theater Installation
    • An easy-to-use application for your smartphone which will help you find your first, next, or dream home – no matter where you are looking!
      •  Follow this link and find 3 ways to contact me and find YOUR home!
      • OR text KW1WIQBZ0 (the last digit is a zero, btw) to 87778

Let’s start with a no-obligation conversation that leads to YOUR Success!   I look forward to your call, and to having a conversation which allows you to be among the best prepared home buyers anywhere in the U.S., and precisely where you wish to live.

Call me today!

My best always,