Real Estate Today

Let me start by saying although I sit on site in a new subdivision, I also list homes for resale and help buyers in the search for their home. Today, I worked at Kinridge Place–on site–while trying to handle some of my outside sales.

I knew before I started out for the day that I would have someone waiting for me at  Kinridge. An agent had called about one of our floor plans and planned to bring his buyer out to see the subdivision and gather some information about the builders and the construction. They were sitting in front of the model when I arrived.

Last night I had an agent schedule a showing for one of my listings. My seller called to tell me she had been sitting in the car with her dogs waiting for 20 minutes. Naturally my seller called while I was trying to gather information for the agent who was waiting when I arrived. I called the agent regarding the showing of my listing as the other agent and his buyer walked through the model home. After several calls between seller and agent, all is resolved and I could concentrate on Kinridge.

The agent and his buyer would like to see the plan but we only have one and it closed yesterday. Hmmm, I called the agent who sold that home to see if she can arrange a viewing. While we were waiting, the agent left. I called the agent a couple times to tell him we can show the home–but he never returned my calls so we could not schedule.

I also had two buyers who were already under contract come in to make their selections. Fortunately they came in at separate times. I had two other visitors who registered and gathered their information.

I had also been working on two counter offers in the subdivision and the printer decided to stop printing. Luckily for me the builders’ go to techie was in the neighborhood and she came out and had it up and running in no time. I was able to get both counter offers out, a change order done (again thanks to our techie) and I left on time.

As I arrived home I received a call from the agent who showed my listing. He had sent me an offer. Yay!! I called my seller to let her know and I sent her an email that explained the contract, attached the contract and I suggested a counter for her. After dinner I headed out to Home Depot with my husband and my phone rang. My seller just saw the email! We discussed the details and as soon as I got home I prepared the counter offer and sent it to her.

I noticed in my inbox I had finally received an amendment from a buyer that had to go to the listing agent yesterday. I had been trying to get a signature for 2 days. Tomorrow is the last day of our due diligence so I sent it to the listing agent and told her I needed an answer from her seller as soon as possible.


Looking for a New Home?


There’s a new builder in town! That’s right, Piedmont Residential is building new homes in Douglas, Cobb and Cherokee Counties. One thing you will love about Piedmont Residential is they want happy customers! Really, they do. Now I am not saying other builders do not want happy homeowners–they do too, but they all don’t work hard to make you feel the warm and fuzzies like Piedmont Residential. The Piedmont builders will actually sit down with you after a contract to go through that contract and make sure everyone is on the same page. I have worked for a lot of builders and there are not that many who will do this. Piedmont also has an outside company to do your walk through and warranty work. If you build a Piedmont home, you will do 5 walk throughs! Wow, that’s a lot of walk throughs and they use an outside company to do them with you. They also send out a survey from Woodland O’Brien about 45 days after closing. They really want to know how everyone performed from the onsite agents, the builder, the lender, and the warranty company.

Piedmont offers a one year and a 2-10 year warranty on your home. You can be sure you are protected when you buy a Piedmont Residential home. They also use Hardie-plank Plus which is probably the best siding you can get. The color is baked into the siding so you don’t have to paint for about 15 years. That’s right, 15 years!

Check them out–Hey, I’m out at Kinridge and Granite Mills in East Cobb. Come by and visit me.