The Cueny Team (left to right) Tara Johnson, Nicole McAluney, Andrea Cueny
You may have seen our Facebook post last week about our newest member, Tara Johnson. We are excited to welcome her and wanted to tell you a little bit about her!
Tara graduated from Florida State University and began her career in the medical sales industry with Warner Chilcott and Progenity, a laboratory science company, excelling in customer service. She has lived in Atlanta for over 10 years.
Tara’s passion for real estate and the desire to connect people with their dream home allowed her to make an easy transition into real estate. Her impeccable social skills and contagious energy makes her a joy to work with and we are sure all of our clients are going to love her! She is a great addition to The Cueny Team!
Outside of real estate, Tara enjoys painting, dancing and spending time with her family. She has two adorable twin daughters, Asia and Brooke who attend State Bridge Elementary in Alpharetta.
She will work out of the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty North Fulton office.
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Live life in a unique work, live, play environment , like nothing else in the Atlanta Metro. Rendering from experienceavalon.com
Each week at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty we have a sales meeting and discuss a wide range of market information and often have guest speakers. This week, we had the VP from North American Properties, Tim Perry, come tell us more about the Avalon.
Mr. Perry gave us some background on himself and North American Developers. They have changed their business model over the past several years, previously they designed Retail and big box stores -Target, shopping centers, Publix and more. Now they are experience makers – looking to engage consumers in the environments they create.
From dawn-to-dusk the experience at Avalon will be unlike anything else in the southeast. Ideally you could leave the office at Avalon and walk to your yoga class at Lu Lu Lemon…then head to Cru Bar for a glass of wine and then dinner at The Oak steakhouse. At the end of your evening, simply walk up the hill to your luxury residence. For those that will work, live, or visit Avalon it will be an experience for all to remember and enjoy each and every time.
Some details that helps make this such a great project is a 25,000 sq ft state of the art technology/conference center. Residents will have access to the fastest technology and internet speed, a Gigabit of speed…hundreds of times faster. To put it into an example we all can appreciate, a high definition movie download can happen in seconds! GA Tech is the only other place in the state to offer such technology and speed for users. Hotwire will provide the service.
There will be concierges with a la carte services, valets and a standardized high level service across the property.
Are you curious about what retail is currently signed on to create this exceptional concept. Some of the retail will include:
The Oak steakhouse
18 story luxury hotel which is still being determined
Regal stadium reserve searing
Ford fry (Atlanta’s most recent & renown chef will be opening a Spanish restaurant)
Crü wine bar
Lu Lu lemon
Caffe gio Antico
Janie and Jack
Exhale mind body spa
Soft Surroundings decor
The first phase is scheduled to open in October 2014. I will continue to pass along any news I hear about this exciting development! I’m looking forward to shopping and dining at Avalon, are you?
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Positive numbers continue to come in for 2013. © druaislin – Fotolia.com
Positive information about the real estate market continues to come in daily! With so many good things out there, I just can’t help but share it all with you.
13,945 homes sold on average daily in the country! (from the National Association of Realtors)
That was the first fact that I was excited to read in an article this week.
Then this, Sales has increased 9.1% as compared to 2012 and that it is the market’s strongest performance since 2006.
There are still those that want to compare the current market with 2005 and 2006 and I tend to agree with the KCM article that it is probably a good thing that we are not seeing those type of numbers and probably won’t for awhile. Steady growth is a good thing and I am happy to be a part of it!
The Cueny Team is ready to help you with your real estate needs, call us today!
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Is there value in a listing agent?
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I am asked frequently, “Why should I use a listing agent if the market is a good one? Can’t I just put a For Sale By Owner sign in my yard.” Well, yes you can put any sign in your yard, but you would be missing out on valuable information and assistance as well as more dollars in your pocket.
There are several stages for an agent selling your home. The full service marketing which may include staging, photography, social media, and more to fully expose the property to buyer prospects. Then the contract and negotiation stage. Many property’s do receive multiple offers and managing that process so that you do not loose buyers or offers and get truly the highest and best offer. This is a complicated process that should be managed by a professional with experience. Then the contract to closing phase – this is where a good agent shines. So many hurdles come up during this stage such as inspection issues, appraisal concerns, survey problems, title issues and more. Your Realtor’s relationships, contacts and ability to navigate to the closing table is worth every dollar of the commission. Often times sellers report to us that they had no idea “all the behind the scenes” tasks that have to happen for a closing. As you prepare yourself and your house to be on the market, think about the impact it has on you and your family and who is the best person to represent you and your needs on this asset.
What should you look for in a Realtor?
You want someone that knows the market and offers you information to make an informed decision on everything from staging, to listing and final sales price, to knowing what an acceptable offer is for your home. You want them to have an opinion they are basing on their market research and not be afraid to express it. It may not be what you want to hear sometimes, but it is better to know what is realistic than to wonder why your house is not selling.
You want a strong negotiator from start to finish. Someone with the facts and strength to convey that to buyers and their agents to get the highest possible price for your home. They often have to sell it to the buyers, buyers’ agent, appraiser, inspector – so many people!
A agent can help you manage your timeline of selling and buying in the time frame that is necessary for your family. Let them market your property and weed through all the listings so you can have time to prepare for the move.
Decide who the right person is to represent your needs and wants on such an important asset in your life. Whether buying or selling, having a professional to guide and advise you is always important. You will not regret hiring a Realtor, it makes things easier on you and your family. If you have more questions, call The Cueny Team today. We will be happy to walk you through what we offer and what we can do for you!
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Location is key in Atlanta! Close proximity to I-285 and Ga-400 and more shopping and dining than can be listed will make you take a closer look at the home located at 6251 Mt. Vernon Oaks Drive in Registry Glen. The amazing home will make you want to jump at this incredible opportunity!
No curb appeal lacking on this Registry Glen home.
Built in 2007, in immaculate condition and ready for a new homeowner! Great curb appeal sets the stage for a gorgeous interior. Hardwoods throughout the main level, with the exception of the master suite, and high ceilings with beautiful crown molding are set a perfect backdrop for all the amenities you will enjoy daily.
A beautiful open floor plan to accommodate your busy life and welcome guests, make it an enviable home. The kitchen, breakfast area and family room are seamlessly connected. Rooms are transitioned by utilizing coffered ceilings, decorative lighting and large cased openings.
The kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash and gorgeous stained cabinetry. It’s the little extras like the tile laid on the diagonal that will make you see how much attention was paid to details. In the family room, opposite the kitchen, antique black cabinetry adorns one wall and a fireplace flanked by two windows is located on another wall.
Filled with sunlight the open floor plan is inviting to all who visit.
Sit back and relax in this stunning family room.
A butler’s pantry complete with beverage fridge, wine rack and upper glass cabinets makes a perfect pass through to the formal dining room. The room has double tray ceiling, wainscoting and a luxurious custom paint finish.
Host your next dinner party here!
The master suite has a separate sitting area that could be used for relaxing, or for an in-suite office. The master bath has separate shower and tub, as well as split vanities. Three additional bedrooms and two full baths are located on the second level.
Spend your days relaxing in the private suite.
The backyard is defined by a decorative retaining wall and wrought iron fence. There is a covered stone patio perfect for relaxing or dining. There is something so soothing about the space.
Enjoy all of Atlanta’s seasons on the home’s patio.
I would love the opportunity to show this wonderful home to you! Call me today!
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