The Rebirth of A Is For Atlanta

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Nothing says "hacker" like the Unabomber's silhouette in front of binary code.

Nothing says “hacker” like the Unabomber’s silhouette in front of binary code.

What Happened?

Nearly four months ago, I discovered that this website had been hacked. A trojan horse had ingratiated itself in to our control panel, and we had no choice but to shut down our site.  Given the level of the virus’ infection, our site was flagged by Google as “hacked”, and dozens of pages of content and thousands of images were corrupted beyond restoration.  I’ll spare you the gory details, but let’s just say that the last few months have been extremely difficult.

Who Are You Again, And Why Do You Do This?

This website has always been as much about my passion for Atlanta real estate as it has been about business.  I launched in 2008, on the basic Blogspot format, and over the course of the last eight years I’ve written over 700 pages of original content.  The site inspired me to learn more about Atlanta’s history, neighborhoods, people, places and things.  It introduced me to new friends and clients.  It pushed me to be the best I could possibly be at what I do.  Seeing the site go down in flames like it did was painful, but it has also inspired me to rededicate myself to for all the reasons noted above.  A bummer, yes.  But also a huge opportunity.

What’s Next?

What you’ve seen here today is just the beginning, a work in progress.  If you have feedback, share it.  Real estate questions?  Ask us.  We’ve got a long way to go, but we’re committed to making this site great again.  Scratch that last line, too soon.  Put in simpler terms, we’re excited to be back online and look forward to serving up fresh content, expert analysis, and a treasure trove of Atlanta real estate data.   We’re ready to get to work.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.