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It has been a wonderful year to watch the real estate market grow in Atlanta! The Cueny Team has grown and we are more ready than ever to meet your real estate needs in 2015! Do you want to sell your current home, are you looking for your first home? New construction or a historic property we will help you find your dream home! Start your 2015 off by making one of your dreams come true! Call us today!

Happy New Year 2015


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Did you know The Cueny Team can help you purchase a new construction home too? We even have a team member that is dedicated to just that, Tara Johnson.  Tara will continue to work on resales, but she is also making it her mission to know everything there is to know about the new construction in the area in order to help our clients find the perfect home!

One of the builders with neighborhoods all over the greater Atlanta area that she has been learning about is Ashton Woods. Ashton Woods has communities in every price range and with a wide range of amenities. They have been named America’s Most Trusted Builder for two consecutive years!

In the Alpharetta and Johns Creek area there are two Ashton Woods communities just breaking ground, Eastgate and Easthaven!

Eastlake Ashton Woods

Eastlake’s location is a beautiful tree-lined piece of property with rolling hills.

Eastgate has a prime location! It is just minutes from Ga-400 and Avalon, the new luxury mixed-use development that everyone is talking about. It is located directly across from Webb Bridge Middle School which scored 10/10 on greatschools.org. There will only be 90 home is the swim/tennis community. Buyers have will have the choice to build a custom home or choose from one of the spec homes that are planned for the neighborhood.

Easthaven is located in Johns Creek off of Technology Circle. It is convenient to many of the large corporations and businesses, as well as highly acclaimed schools.  Slab (without basement) homes will be available as early as August 2015 for move-in. Homes with basements will be available after August. Buyers can choose to custom build or purchase one of the spec homes in the neighborhood. The exteriors are four-sided brick, with 10 ft. ceilings on the main floor and 9 ft. ceilings on the second floor.  There will be floor plans with masters on the main and on the second level.
If you want to find the neighborhood that is right for you? You can visit the Ashton Woods’ blog and website to get a lot of information about the builder and the communities. Then let Tara and The Cueny Team help you sift through the information and help with the details that matter most to you.

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Determining the value of a home is one of the hardest parts of selling for a homeowner. An experienced team, such as The Cueny Team, can help sort through the market and emotional facts and come to a sells price that will actually get your house sold. For many homeowners, it is difficult to understand that they will not get back dollar-for-dollar the money they put into their houses. It can also be difficult to put their emotional attachment to the home aside. A Realtor can help you.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty has put together some valuable information to consider when establishing your list price. (Click on the image to enlarge)

market value of your home

The Cueny Team is a team of market experts that can help you sort through everything that needs be considered and thrown out when setting the price. We come to our meeting with you with valuable market data and information that can help get your home sold! Call us today.


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home for sale sign

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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As the year comes to an end, it is exciting to look back over the year and even more exciting to set objectives and goals for the coming year. 2014 is the year of service, to my community and clients. I want to spread the word that when you work with us, you get more than the  knowledge of one real estate professional, I am part of a team.

The Cueny Team consists of  myself and Nicole McAluney as Realtors, as well as our Marketing and Transaction Manager, Eileen Hardison, who has been with us for more than ten years. We all use our expertise and knowledge to help our buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. We are ready to make buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience. The Cueny Team was awarded the No. 1 Small Team at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011 and 2012.


Left to Right Eileen Hardison, Nicole McAluney and Andrea Cueny

Let me tell you a little bit about us!

Eileen started in real estate as a listing coordinator 10 years ago.  I cannot express how much of an asset she is! Prior to real estate she worked for a franchisee of Domino’s Pizza and for Procter & Gamble in marketing roles. Eileen double checks everything and makes sure things get done!  She is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and makes a difference in the lives of community members and our clients.

Nicole has been in real estate for over seven years and prior to real estate she worked in corporate sales for Xerox. She is passionate about real estate and was recognized within her former company for her negotiating and presentation skills. She is also Relocation certified and a member of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS® and Georgia Association of REALTORS®. Nicole thrives on using her talents to serve our clients. 

Staying connected and active to her Dunwoody community is important to her.  Nicole volunteers at her church and her children’s school.

As for me, I strive to give each client personal attention, working hard to protect their real estate investments and exceed their expectations.  I absolutely love what I do! Making the switch from advertising and marketing to real estate ten years ago was the right choice for me. I use my knowledge of those two industries to market a client’s property in the most targeted ways possible, while getting to spend each day serving others!

I have been recognized as one of the top 45 real estate agents in Atlanta by the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, and am consistently in the top five agents company-wide at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. 

I enjoy volunteering at my children’s school whenever I can!

The three of us are ready to serve you! Please give us a call today if you are thinking of buying or selling a home!

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Are you looking for a real estate team that works hard for you? If you are, then The Cueny Team is where your search ends.  We are a team of 4 real estate professionals that work to find you the perfect new home and work hard to sell your existing home.  We closed 45 homes in 2012, that averages out to almost 4 per month! Our average listing stayed on the market for a mere 75 days.  The video below showcases some of the homes we sold and helped buyers purchase in 2012. It also gives more details of our increased sales volume throughout the year and other relevant sales numbers.

The video below showcases some of the homes we sold and helped buyers purchase in 2012 gives more details of our increased sales volume in 2012 .

If you are ready to get started looking for a new home or to list yours give us a call we would love to help!

You can browse current Atlanta inventory by following this link to the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty website.

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Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced its top producing sales associates for 2011. The Cueny Team was the number one team in the North Atlanta office with sales exceeding $15 million.  Companywide, The Cueny Team was the number six team for 2011.

Cueny Team - #1 Team in North Atlanta office

Congratulations to the top performers of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty in 2011. The #1 Team in the North Atlanta office is The Cueny Team!

We attribute our 2011 residential real estate success to the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, our powerful marketing program for sellers, and hard work and commitment to this business each and every day.  Our success in this market is simple . . . knowledge of multiple markets in metro Atlanta residential real estate!

The experience and understanding of multiple markets is from working with clients relocating here from around the world for business.   Buyers relocating to Atlanta and people who already live here often want to consider and explore real estate in the various pockets of Atlanta.

I feel fortunate to work and know many markets to help buyer and seller clients.  Atlanta has so much to offer and so many areas for a buyer to consider!

The Cueny Team includes Nicole McAluney, Charleen Thompson, and Eileen Hardison. The pdf below is a great way to learn about each of us and our accreditations!Atlanta Real Estate Cueny Team

Also, click here to view the most recent Cueny Team newsletter complete with market updates, news from the Sotheby’s auction house, and more!

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