Atlanta GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute

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Atlanta GRI | Ellen Crawford Graduate Realtor Institute GRI

Atlanta GRI – REALTOR®. Atlanta real estate agent – Realtor Ellen Crawford GRI is a Broker Associate offering professional full service residential real estate: John’s Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Cumming, Gwinnett, Milton, Cherokee, East Cobb, Marietta, South Forsyth, Sandy Springs, Fulton county, Roswell, Norcross or Peachtree Corners.

Atlanta GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute

Atlanta Graduate of Realtor Institute GRIHiring a real estate agent or REALTOR® in Atlanta GeorgiaIf you are employing an Atlanta real estate agent, a GRI designation is a must if you are if you are conducting any real estate business in the close in North Metro area of Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Roswell, Decatur, Dunwoody, Duluth, Norcross, Sandy Springs, Peachtree Corners, DeKalb, Cobb, and Fulton counties!   My GRI designation is a badge of expertise and your shield of assurance.  You should look for the GRI Shield when considering your next residential transaction.  Put your trust in the best.   Get the job done right with the help of a Graduate of REALTORS® Institute.   Ellen is a Broker Associate, and is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club Atlanta  Board of REALTORS®, and holds CRS, GRI and ABR designations.  Ellen is a seasoned residential real estate agent, serving: Alpharetta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Buford, Dacula, Decatur, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Lake Lanier, Sandy  Springs, Vinings, Virginia Highlands,  Roswell, Duluth, Norcross,  Dunwoody, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, and North  Fulton County. Doesn’t it make sense to call the best first?

GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute

GRI is the symbol of the Graduate REALTORS® Institute professional designation series. The designation stands for “Graduate, REALTORS® Institute.” The Institute provides an educational curriculum for REALTORS® who desire additional education in real estate beyond minimum standards required in most states for licensing. The Education Committee of the National Association of REALTORS® developed and oversees the GRI program. REALTORS® with this designation have had advanced training in areas including, but not limited to, real estate finance, ethics, agency, and sales. Only about 9% of agents nationwide have earned the GRI professional designation.

The symbol is recognized nationwide. It shows clients the holder has a solid grasp of real estate fundamentals. The program is the foundation for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Georgia Association of REALTORS® real estate advancement program.

  • GRI consists of three, five day programs, GRI I – Residential Real Estate,
  • GRI II – Advanced Residential Real Estate, GRI III – Specialty Real Estate.

Ellen has been also certified by the National Association of REALTORS® as a Certified Residential Specialist CRS and ABR. Remember, “Buying or Selling, Call Ellen” for professional real estate services and free referrals to other Certified Residential Specialists across the nation. Remember, “Buying or Selling, Call Ellen” for professional real estate services and free referrals to other Certified Residential Specialists across the nation, or simply click on the button below.

Ellen and Jim work as a team. We are happily married since 1979 and have two sons. We constantly strive for the highest standards. We are both Broker Associates, certified relocation specialists, and are also Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR.)

Buyer Agency

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Buyer Agency – Who Represents Whom? Buyer Agency Explained!

Atlanta GA Home buyers – buyer agency explained! Don’t buy a home in Atlanta, without buyers representation.  Atlanta home buyers agents Jim and Ellen Crawford explain buyer agency and what it means to Atlanta home buyers.

Atlanta Real Estate: Homes and Properties, with Buyers Agents Jim and Ellen Crawford – Atlanta buyer agents would like to offer you an overview of buying a home in Atlanta. Since buying a home is a complicated process we would like to share some insights that will make this easier for the purchaser to understand. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. 

We specialize in full service residential real estate services in Atlanta area. Ellen and I offer buyer agency in the close in the Atlanta North Metro and offer a full range of real estate services. We are Accredited Buyer Agents, Broker associates, Ellen is has CRS, and GRI designations. There are no fees from you to work with you as your buyer’s agent.

BUYER AGENCY – BEFORE YOU BUY UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS

STATE OF GEORGIA law prohibits Broker from representing Buyer as a client without first entering into a written agreement under O.C.G.A § 10-6A et. seq.*

AGENCY LAW – WHO REPRESENTS WHOM?**

In a routine real estate transaction, usually the real estate agents represented the party who has signed an agreement with them to market their home, i.e. the seller. It is important that you realize, as a purchaser of real estate, that times have changed. REALTORS® can now legally represent the buyer. REALTORS® have a responsibility to you to be honest and ethical in presenting property to you and are required to divulge ALL KNOWN in a seller’s property disclosure. This is a list of facts and defects about a property in order for you to make an intelligent buying decision. However, at no time can they give you any information detrimental to the seller, and they must pass on to the seller any information they have about you, such as your willingness to pay more for a property than your offer indicates. So why is this important? A seller disclosure statement is an important tool for the buyer and the seller. It brings to all concerned parties a clearer picture of the home and a more accurate expectation level for the buyer.

An example: If the basement or a roof leaks, the buyer will know that this will need to be attended to before finishing off that family room downstairs or repainting the bedrooms. And if the furnace, air conditioner or hot water heater are old, but in working order, you will be prepared for its replacement when the time comes. Sometimes the current owner may not know a property’s condition, especially if the property has been a rental. Be sure to review disclosures with your agent carefully and ask all the questions you have until you feel comfortable. Do not be afraid to ask for a professional to further examine our options However, you may also enter into a written agreement with the Agent to have him or her act on your behalf. This is called Buyer Agency or buyer representation. Jim and Ellen can guide you through the maze of questions and issues that will arise, and as buyers agents will work on your behalf to resolve them or clarify.

Ellen and I choose to offer Buyer Representation, and will specifically represent you, as our client, in the buying process, if you wish. As members of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), we’re skilled in providing excellent representation for buyers. Plus, Georgia law requires that we have a written agreement, stating our mutual obligations. Under such a buyers agency agreement, we have a legal duty to divulge to all parties that we are working under a “buyer agency” agreement. Under such an agreement, your interests will be represented. Costs are paid from the sellers’ funds at closing. So there is no cost to you at all!

ATLANTA HOME BUYER-CLIENT SERVICES!

AS YOUR EXCLUSIVE ATLANTA BUYER AGENTS, WE WILL:

  1. Meet with buyer to determine specific housing needs, location, and budget.
  2. Provide mortgage qualification assistance to facilitate the mortgage application process.
  3. Conduct on-going search of housing availability, through the First Multiple Listing Service.
  4. Contact “For Sale By Owners” and builders as appropriate on your behalf if necessary.
  5. Schedule appointments and accompany buyer client on all property showings.
  6. Complete a buyers comparative market analysis (CMA) on any home selected for purchase.
  7. Assist buyer in structuring a Purchase Offer and represent buyer’s interests in all negotiations with the seller, maintaining absolute confidentiality.
  8. Schedule appointments to provide access to the property for inspectors, appraisers, repairs etc.
  9. Closely follow the closing process, from contract to closing to ensure that all necessary documentation is completed and available before closing date.
  10. Provide a free Relocation Package if required.
  11. Follow client’s instructions regarding any transaction, providing such instructions are legal and ethical, and maintain client’s confidentiality.
  12. Disclose all known facts that could affect the transaction.

Atlanta GA Real Estate Properties & Homes For Sale

For More information about buying or selling Atlanta GA real estate, homes or Atlanta GA real estate properties in the North Fulton area please feel free to Contact Us Now! Call now!

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OFFICE: (770) 649-0661 Ask for Ellen

Atlanta CRS Ellen Crawford

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Atlanta CRS | Ellen Crawford CRS – Atlanta GA CRS

Atlanta CRS. Atlanta GA CRS – Ellen Crawford CRS is a Certified Residential Specialist serving all your real estate needs in all of North Atlanta. Real estate services in: Atlanta, Crabapple, Dunwoody, North Fulton, Roswell, Duluth, Milton, Johns Creek, Woodstock, Marietta,  Sandy Springs, Canton and Cumming.

Atlanta CRS Ellen Crawford CRS is a  Certified Residential Specialist in located in Atlanta Georgia. She is also an Atlanta real estate agent, REALTOR, buyer agents, listing agents, relocations specialist – Ellen Crawford CRS, Broker Associate.      

Atlanta CRS Ellen CrawfordWhy do I need a residential expert for real estate in Atlanta?

Buying or selling a home is one of the most crucial financial transactions of your life. In what can be a confusing and sometimes difficult process, it pays to leave as little to chance as you can. But with the help of a professional, you can navigate unknown territory with ease.  

To fill the specific residential needs of home buyer and sellers, the Residential Sales Council of the National Association of REALTORS® instituted a class of expert real estate professional: the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS®).

How can a CRS help me in Atlanta Georgia?

Every CRS has undergone a rigorous, specialized course of detailed training aimed at making residential transactions as smooth and worry free as possible!

An Atlanta CRS brings special qualifications to your needs:

Membership in a local Board, State Association, and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR.)  Every CRS is part of a much larger network of real estate professionals. Successful completion of the courses leading to the Certified Residential Specialist designation, one of the most successful residential real estate education programs in the country. Every CRS is a real estate professional equipped with special expertise, thanks to advanced study in listing, selling, investment, tax and more. A history of demonstrated sales performance through the documented execution of residential sales transactions. Realtors® must conform to the NAR® code of ethics.

What this means is that when you work with a CRS, you’re working with someone who is more knowledgeable, and experienced.

What if my needs are special?

If anything about your transaction is special, seek out a specialist. A Certified Residential Specialist designation, offered through NAR, denotes an agent who specializes in residential real estate.  It’s as simple as that.  Only 3% of all REALTORS® and REALTOR ASSOCIATES® have earned the right to be called a CRS. Less than 5% have developed special residential sales skills and enhanced their residential sales knowledge through study, dedication and experience. A CRS can help you optimize your transaction by identifying better prospects, clarifying investment potential and helping you to understand the tax ramifications of your real estate transaction. It all adds up to one thing: better service.  

What special qualifications does a CRS bring to my transaction?  

Your trust in a CRS is well earned thanks to these distinctive credentials:

  • A professional designation of residential specialty, the highest in the country.
  • A higher level of education in residential sales.
  • Affiliation with thousands of real estate professionals on the local and national levels.
  • Up-to-the-minute industry information.
  • Local market knowledge and special residential expertise unique to your area. 

The CRS designation: our badge of expertise and your shield of assurance. Look for the CRS Shield when considering your next residential transaction. Put your trust in the best. Get the job done right with the help of a Certified Residential Specialist.

Ellen works as a team with highly professional and experienced agents like herself. She constantly strives for the highest standards. She is also a Broker Associate, certified relocation specialist, and are also Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR.)

Atlanta GA Real Estate Properties & Homes For Sale

For More information about buying or selling Atlanta GA real estate, homes or Atlanta GA real estate properties in the North Fulton area please feel free to Contact Us Now! Call now!

"For Atlanta's Best Real Estate - find it on AtlantaBestHomes.Com!"

678-595-5283 Direct

or Call Toll Free 888-940-0074

OFFICE: (770) 649-0661 Ask for Ellen