I've been a Realtor for over 25 years and work in all of the Atlanta area North of I-20, including downtown. I have several designations, which I have enjoyed earning, including CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist). I enjoy working with singles, families and seniors and sell condos, new homes, resales, luxury homes - whatever home is right for my client.
Regarding the present housing situation, I've seen many ups and downs in the housing industry - things are always changing. One thing I know for sure is that everyone wants to own their own home and the rewards of that are tremendous, both in terms of personal satisfaction and financial gain. Over the long term, real estate is always going to appreciate in value. Buying wisely is the key to having a lovely place to call home AND having an appreciating asset. As a real estate agent, I consider it my job to help my clients buy wisely. When you buy a home, you invest your money and you also invest yourself (and your family, if you have one) in the community. In most cases, neighbors become life long friends and the events that happen in the community influence your life.