Why Veterans Make Great Real Estate Agents

Why Veterans Make Great Real Estate Agents

In 2013, we introduced a new program specifically for members of the armed forces. Titled “Veterans to Real Estate Professionals (VREP)”, the program is aimed at helping members of the military transition to civilian life by giving them a great career path. It’s available for... read more

Should I Sell My Home Myself?

Should I Sell My Home Myself?

Though it’s on a decline, for sale by owner, or FSBO, is still an appealing option to some people. Some like the idea of not having to pay commission to an agent, while others just decide to sell their home to someone they know. No matter what reason you may be looking into it, FSBO has... read more

How to Purchase a Foreclosure on the Courthouse Steps

How to Purchase a Foreclosure on the Courthouse Steps

Ever wonder what the foreclosure process is really like on the courthouse steps? Check it out sometime. Properties are auctioned at the courthouse steps of the county where they are located on the first Tuesday of every month. These properties must be advertised in the legal newspaper of that... read more

What Do You Mean the Money Order Bounced?

What Do You Mean the Money Order Bounced?

Selling agent Steve has written an offer for Bobby Buyer. The offer states the earnest money is in the possession of the holder. At the offer signing, the buyer remits the $1,000 earnest money in the form of two $500 money orders which he picked up from his favorite Western Union or MoneyGram... read more

Take Advantage of eSignatures

Take Advantage of eSignatures

In today’s society where everyone is on the go, it can be very difficult to schedule a sit down meeting with a real estate agent to sign documents. That is why eSignatures are so beneficial to agents, buyers and sellers. An eSignature is a digital signature on documents that is... read more

Buying an Investment Property

Buying an Investment Property

If you’re considering the purchase of an investment property, there is a variety of loan programs available including conventional and adjustable rate mortgages with standard 30- or 15-year financing. The type of loan you obtain has a lot to do with how you plan to use the investment... read more

Getting Your House Ready to Show

Getting Your House Ready to Show

A well-staged home is one that potential buyers feel emotionally attached to when they walk in. They can see their family sitting on the couch and watching television. They can see their future holidays around the dining room table. But an empty home evokes no emotion. It leaves everything up... read more

BHGRE Metro Brokers Awarded Again for Relocation Success

BHGRE Metro Brokers Awarded Again for Relocation Success

ATLANTA – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers was recognized last week with the Cartus Mini Cup by the Cartus Broker Network, a worldwide leader in employee relocation services. This award is a quarterly recognition honoring brokers with 100 percent conversion and 100... read more

Live in Silver Screen Fame: ‘In the Heat of the Night’ Home Up for Sale

Live in Silver Screen Fame: 'In the Heat of the Night' Home Up for Sale

COVINGTON – It’s been 12 years since we’ve last seen Carroll O’Connor as Police Chief Bill Gillespie enter his home, but you could have the chance to live in it, as the home featured in the Emmy-award winning “In the Heat of the Night” is on the market. The... read more

How Much Home Should I Buy?

How Much Home Should I Buy?

Buying a home in the Atlanta real estate market is a long-term investment, so most people think you should buy as much house as you can possibly afford. But this is not always the best approach. There are really two different avenues to consider before buying a home: How much can I... read more