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Atlanta REALTORS® – Jim & Ellen Crawford Atlanta Real Estate Agents

Atlanta REALTORS® Jim & Ellen Crawford are full time Atlanta REALTORS® & real estate agents serving Atlanta real estate home buyers & home sellers since 1993.

Atlanta REALTORS® Jim and Ellen Crawford

Atlanta REALTORS Jim and Ellen CrawfordJim and Ellen Crawford are members of the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR), members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), real estate agents, buyer agents, listing agents and broker associates serving North Atlanta real estate market for buyers, sellers, and persons relocating to and from the Atlanta area since 1993 and serve all of North Atlanta Metro. Between us we hold REALTOR® designations as: Certified Residential Specialists (CRS), Graduate of REALTOR Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representatives, and E-Pro.

When is a real estate agent a REALTOR®?

Not all Atlanta real estate agents are Realtors.  The are only REALTORS® when they are a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®,  — the world’s largest professional association. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was founded in 1908. Since then NAR has grown from its original nucleus of 120 to over a million members. NAR is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,700 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. They can join one of our many institutes, societies and councils. Additionally, NAR offers members the opportunity to be active in our appraisal and international real estate specialty sections. REALTORS® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Working for America’s property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

Can an Atlanta REALTOR® agent really help me in buying and selling property? The answer is YES!

When you’re ready to think about buying or selling your property, you need to ask yourself the following questions: Do you have the time, energy, sources of information, and contacts to do the job yourself? If you were one of the ‘do-it-yourself’ people, would the results be as good or better than they would be if you had professional assistance? Would it have gone smoother? Would it have given you more personal time? Would you have purchased for less, or sold for more, if a real estate agent was involved? Read the following information and learn how a real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about a real estate transaction.

The Buying Process

The process of buying a home or investment generally starts with determining your buying power; that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a real estate agent some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, they can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders — banks and mortgage companies — offer limited choices.

How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

Atlanta Real estate agents or brokers are generally paid through the sales commission paid by the seller when a transaction closes. Agents have expenses and financial obligations just like you, so it will be to your mutual benefit if you choose a real estate agent and stick with that person. The agent will respect your loyalty and respond with a sincere commitment to you.

Why Use A REALTOR®?

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Using a REALTOR®

You Be the Judge!
Real Estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®!

“Our Experience will Move You!”

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

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.)

Atlanta Home Buying Process

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Atlanta Home Buying Process – Where to Begin Buying a Home?

Atlanta Home Buying Process.  Atlanta home buying is a complicated process that begins with getting the right advice from a very experienced Atlanta buyer’s agent. Buying a home in Atlanta – Where to begin the home buying process? Home buyer advice from Atlanta best home buyers agents.  You’ll find the best Atlanta Home Buyers Assistance Here!

Atlanta Home Buying Process

Atlanta Home Buyer Process.  If you’re buying a home in the Atlanta, and want the  best home…on the best possible terms… then call us!  We can help.  Your’ll need the best agents!  We have lots of experience, and we offer full service real estate assistance.  We are full time experienced Atlanta REALTORS, and  dedicated real estate professionals n the  Atlanta area, we can handle all the details.  

Planning to purchase a home in the near future in the Atlanta area? Then you‘ve probably been browsing the AJC real estate ads, classifieds, going to own houses, and surfing the INTERNET every day. After each real estate ad you read, you get the feeling that each is more confusing than the previous one! Your head spins as you read, “Alpharetta / Roswell 3BR, 2.55BA, 2 HVAC, FP, BSMT. $179,750.”  Your palms sweat! It is all so convoluted.  The ads, and the INTERNET will give you enough information to drive yourself crazy! What does it all mean? What does it look like? Where is it? How much will it really cost? You finally find that one home that sounds just right you call! After several attempts, and voice messages, you finally get through. Then you find the home is already “SOLD!” Isn’t it so frustrating? You wonder if you will ever find the home that is just right for you.  So, where do you start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

It is difficult to translate the abbreviated words and the hype sales jargon in a newspaper or .jpeg image into the home of your dreams!   It is all just marketing.  Also, printed ads and web listings tend to be stale.  Ad deadlines have to be met sometimes a month before, especially if they are in a magazine. Yet most buyers often begin their home search by looking through ads or surfing the web. They don’t even realize what a waste of time!  It’s a very time consuming and tedious process, and now they find it is many times non productive search.  The listings are probably already sold!  These good ones always sell quick, so perhaps you are looking  at the leftovers!  The truth of the matter is that even a seasoned real estate agent couldn’t find the homes they hope to sell through the ads or on the web. The reason is, there is not enough information! All the important information is missing, because you have to call the agent to get the rest of the information. So why not try another approach?

There is no need to wander aimlessly through an endless desert of unsuitable houses. Most of the classifieds seem to be handyman’s specials, and fixer-uppers. However, these properties are in such disrepair, even a handyman would find it overwhelming. Yet the owner of the classified expects you to buy it!  

You have the power to break out of this rut! By making a single phone call to us, we can open the door to a wide selection of homes that match your exact requirements. 

Before making that call, ask yourself:

  • “Am I really committed to buying a home?”
  • When will I be ready to make this purchase?”

Once you have answered those two questions contact us! Whether this is your first purchase or thirtieth, explain your purchase plans, and then be prepared to answer questions about your preferred locations, styles, price, and financing. Once you are qualified, and you feel comfortable with your monthly payments, we can set up an appointment! Ellen and Jim will develop a buyer’s home profile that best matches available homes to the one you describe, and will arrange for you to view the most suitable homes at your earliest convenience.  

If you are not pre-approved or pre-qualified for your financing, ask us to arrange a “pre-qualification” interview with one of several mortgage loan officers. The lender will explain available mortgage options, ask for credit and employment information, then advise you of the maximum loan amount for which you qualify. Once you are pre-qualified, you can shop with confidence for the perfect home.  

Getting pre-qualified is a good idea when house hunting, because it is a way of determining your budget when purchasing a home and allows you to determine the amount of your down payment as well as your monthly payments. It is important to let your agent know what you’ve qualify to purchase. A pre-qualification letter is usually received after filling out a basic application. Pre-qualification can also strengthen your position when making an offer on the home of your dreams by giving you negotiation leverage.

Once you’ve committed to work exclusively with us as your Atlanta Buyer Agents, we’ll do all the MLS searches to match your preferences. We’ll preview a wide selection of homes, eliminating already sold or under contract homes, homes not up to your standards, or ones that are otherwise unsuitable. We can then make appointments for your first visit to the best homes, and your search will begin in earnest!

* Effective July 1, 2000 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.*  – Atlanta Buyers Agents

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

How to Sell a Home Fast in Atlanta

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How to Sell a Home Fast in Atlanta

How to Sell a Home Fast in Atlanta. Fast home sales with Jim and Ellen Crawford and their Atlanta home selling team. Sell fast for highest price – call now!

How to sell a home fast in Atlanta seems to be on every home seller’s mind.  The newspapers, Internet, and social media would all have us believe that everything is selling fast, however that is not the case most of the time.  There are too many variables when buying a home, pricing, the condition of the home, local competition of other home sellers or new homes, the location of the home, the school district the home is located in… all have a bearing on how fast a home in Atlanta really sells.  That is why it is so important to strategize before just throwing a for sale sign up in the front yard and placing your home in the Atlanta MLS.  That is just pure fantasy.  Pricing the home right is key to a fast sale!

Atlanta homes that are priced right, show well, that have been updated and maintained well are the homes that usually sell much faster than homes that are just trying to get a quick sale and are overpriced.

If you want to sell your Atlanta home fast, that’s where we can help.  As experienced Atlanta real estate agents – our team can assist you from start to finish in selling your home.  We have a proven track record of home sales.  There is more to selling a home than just getting a Free CMA, a home has to be seen to realize a complete valuation based upon local completion, but the current condition of the home in question.  That will include maintenance of the home, recent updates, improvements, and location of the home in question.

Once we visit your home, and visualize it… then we can strategize on pricing, and selling strategies.  We can provide you with a list of recent home sales, and local real estate trends to assist you… the Atlanta home seller in determining the best way to get your fast home sale.

Most Atlanta homes can be listed the same day, it does not take a lot of work for a well maintained home to go on the market.  Our commissions are negotiable, we can take the pictures for our Atlanta real estate website and virtual tours the same day unless it is really over cast.  A sign and a lockbox are easily added to the property and it only takes a few moments to list your home for sale in both the GAMLS and FMLS systems.

We Provide Atlanta Home Owners with the Following:

  • Free Home Valuation or Free CMA
  • Pricing Suggestions to Get the Best Price in Shortest Time
  • Real Estate Sign and Riders
  • Lockbox
  • Color Flyers and Information Boxes
  • Virtual Tour
  • Showcase Your Home
  • High Volume Internet Marketing Via a Network of Real Estate Websites
  • Syndication of Your Home Listing
  • Free Advice Based on over 20 Years’ Experience
  • Assist in Showing Your Property to Qualified Buyers
  • Assist in Setting Up Appointment to Show Your Home
  • Offer Assistance on Home Inspection, Qualifying Buyers, and Offers.

Contact Us – Atlanta Real Estate Agents

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 Contact Us – Atlanta Real Estate Agents Jim & Ellen Crawford & Associates

Contact us now!  If you are in need of real estate services in Atlanta GA, or north metro please feel free to contact us! As experienced Atlanta real estate agents and Realtors we can assist you with all of you real estate needs whether you are buying or selling a home town home or condo, relocating to or from the Atlanta area, if you need commercial real estate assistance, or have other real estate needs or questions – contact us! It will be our pleasure to assist you as your Atlanta GA real estate agents!  We have served the Atlanta real estate market since 1993. We are broker associates, and work in the North Atlanta real estate market as buyers agents, listing agents, luxury homes real estate agents, new homes agents, luxury homes real estate, and also as relocation specialists to those moving to or from Atlanta.  “Our Experience will Move you!”  We would love to have the opportunity to work with you as your Atlanta real estate agent. Call now!

 “Buying or Selling call Jim and Ellen!”

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We Also Serve the Following Areas: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Crabapple, Windward, Cumming, Marietta, East Cobb, Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Woodstock, Acworth, Dunwoody, Peachtree Corners, North Fulton county, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.

 

Atlanta Buyers Agents | Atlanta Home Buyers Agents | Atlanta ABR

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Atlanta Buyers Agents | Atlanta Home Buyers Agents | Atlanta ABR

Atlanta Buyers Agent ABR. Ellen Crawford ABR is an experienced Home Buyers Agent and Realtor. Ellen Crawford ABR offers Atlanta buyer agents services: Atlanta, Cherokee, North Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Forsyth counties.

What is an Atlanta Buyer’s Agent?

An Atlanta buyer’s agent acts solely for the home buyer. When representing an Atlanta home buyer as a client, their buyer’s agent share their knowledge, offer counsel, advise, and offer their experience while assisting the Atlanta homebuyer client in the home search. The buyers agent is a unique relationship in real estate, and is a process of education, enlightenment, and expertise that benefits the buyer negotiate the best possible deal. A listing agent by law can never represent the buyer, They are already under contract or listing agreement to represent only the home seller. They sell – homes they have listed for “their” sellers pledging to obtain the best possible deal for them! Buyers agent on the other hand provide specialized real estate services to prospective Atlanta home buyers to help them make an informed buying decision. The Atlanta home buyer becomes their client, and once an agreement is in writing, the agency relationship begins. There is no fee to be paid by the buyer client. The commission is paid by the seller when the listing agreement is signed. The seller at that time offers other agents in the MLS system usually a set percentage commission for buyers agents that bring their buyer clients to the seller’s home or real estate, and are paid by the seller at closing of the home.

Atlanta Buyers Agent ABR.  Ellen is an Accredited Buyers Representative in Atlanta Georgia. They represent Atlanta home buyers when purchasing a homes or real estate in Atlanta Georgia.  Atlanta buyers agents are sometimes called, buyer brokers, buyers representatives, consultants, and home buyer advocates. Atlanta Buyers Agent. Ellen Crawford ABR is an experienced Atlanta GA Accredited Buyers Agents and Realtors. As your Atlanta buyer’s agent, Jim and Ellen Crawford ABR offers their buyer services for Atlanta, Acworth, Crabapple, Dunwoody, North Fulton, Roswell, Duluth, Milton, Johns Creek, Marietta, Woodstock, and Cumming, and so much more!

ATLANTA BUYERS AGENTS (ABR)

 Why do I need a Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) or Buyers Agent when Buying a home in Atlanta?

What is ABR®?  

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYERS AGENT Council (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who met the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

What is the ABR designation? 

The Accredited Buyer Representation is a professional designation earned through The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC).

What is REBAC? 

REBAC was founded in 1988 and has become the nation’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on the aspects and implications of buyer representation. This accredited real estate organization has grown to include more than 4,000 members throughout the United States.  Less than 2% of all agents nationwide possess this designation. 

Where can I find an ABR? Call Ellen Crawford an Accredited Atlanta Buyer Representative. Why not hire the agent that can serve you the best?  They can be reached at: (678) 595-5283 

I constantly strive for the highest standards. We are both Broker Associates, certified relocation specialists, and are also Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR.)

We Also Serve the Following Areas: Atlanta, Acworth, Atlanta, Berkeley Lakes, Big Canoe, Braselton, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Chateau Elan, Crabapple, Cumming, Dacula, Decatur, Duluth, East Cobb, Gainesville, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Marietta, City of Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Woodstock, Acworth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Peachtree Corners, Sugar Hill, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Tucker,  Vinings, Winder, Waleska, Windward, Woodstock, Cherokee, Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, North Fulton county, and Forsyth counties.

For more information on Atlanta homes, Atlanta  Condos or Atlanta real estate please feel free to contact us!

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