Bob Southard - Cobb,Fulton,Cherokee, & Paulding Comments and Ramblings

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Atlas Realty Service, LLC - Ga Re lic. 266576
Commentary and Misc. ramblings from local real estate expert specializing in the Cobb County communities of Powder Springs, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna, Vinings, austell, and Mableton, as well as surroundind towns of Dallas, Hiram, Woodstock, Canton,Cartersville, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs
Zombie Skin Jerky????? Heck Yeah! The other day I was heading to look at some mountain property outside of Ellijay Ga and passed this place! I didn’t have time to stop at that moment but thought to myself “ I hope they are still open on my way back.” Sure enough, YES, they were open. Now, honestl...
Young Harris Wing House  Whether I am hiking or researching and showing property, when I am up in North Ga along the NC line, The Young Harris Wing House has become my favorite stop! The food is delicious and the people are great, and it is about a lot more than just wings!!!! On my last two stop...
20 or so years ago I was one of the very first agents in GA to be certified as an "E-PRO". Its hard to believe now but 2003 was the first year that more than 50% of buyers began their home search on the internet! Ever since then I have tried to stay ahead or at least on the curve of technology to...
Ga. 4000 Challenge!Did you know that according to the Ga Appalachian Trail Club there are 32 mountains in the state that are 4000ft or higher?  The GATC published the list and maintains a record of those that officially climb all 32. As of this writing there are only 31 people on that list.  As o...
Lake Conasauga is located in the Cohutta Wilderness area of the Chattahoochee National forest. It is more or less midway between Chatsworth and Ellijay.                                                                    The lake was built in the late 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps and ...
Don’t wait to buy real estate… There is an old adage that says “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.”It is as true today as it ever was! Interest rates have ticked up and prices have slowed and in some cases even had slight declines.But Bob, If I wait my payment will be lower!...
Rethinking Buyer Agency… Ga. law PROHIBITS brokers (and agent) from representing a buyer as a client without first entering in to a written agreement. That has always been the case. But honestly, until recently, I have perceived the buyer agency agreement as a binder between myself and the buyers...
 First lets give a quick rundown of the roles of agents in your home sale. In the great majority of home sales there are two agents. The listing agent is the one with the sign in yard and their responsibility is to market the home and represent the best interests of the seller. The buyers agent i...
New listing in East Cobb Kell High school district. Renovated 3bedroom 2.5bathroom on beautiful wooded lot.*All of my listings get their own dedicated website*Sellers get 1PercentListingSolution*Buyer clients get $500 buyer credits/rebates $274,800
If I don’t sell your home I will NOT buy it! If you are in any way thinking of selling your home you have no doubt heard or seen these ads. I will not make that offer and here is why!   In my opinion it is a marketing gimmick to get in the door.   People hear and see the ads and instinctively kno...

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e-Pro - Cobb,Cherokee,NorthFulton,Paulding,Bartow
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