Russell Gottschalk, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Jon Blog , Candler Park , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Russell Gottschalk is the Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF), which opens their Spring festival tonight with a show featuring the Afro-Semitic Experience at Steve’s Live Music.  AJMF is an incredible, one-of-a-kind festival, and Russell is an incredible, one-of-a-kind dude.  Get to know Russell and more about the festival… Q. What is the Atlanta Jewish …

Jesse Grossman, Community Bucket

Jon Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Jesse Grossman is the founder and CEO of Community Bucket, an Atlanta-based venture that connects millennials with service projects throughout the city… with a social twist.  It’s all about making the city better, while also helping (relatively) young folks connect with one another.  Get to know Jesse and Community Bucket… Q. What is Community Bucket, and why is it awesome? …

Chef Val Domingo Talks Meehan’s

Jon Blog , Brookhaven , Buckhead , Downtown , Midtown , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Val Domingo is the chef at Meehan’s, the Irish pub mini-empire of Atlanta.  With locations in Vinings, Downtown, Sandy Springs and Atlantic Station, they’re strategically located within twenty minutes of my core real estate business.  Not that its absolutely critical to always be within twenty minutes of a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness and a home made shepherd’s pie… but it’s …

Atlanta’s Weather-tastic Week: From Jon Stewart To Politico

Jon Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Everyone has an opinion on what happened in Atlanta this week. My two favorite: Rebecca Burns (for Politico) providing excellent commentary and context, and Jon Stewart being Jon Stewart: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes, The Daily Show on Facebook

No Sign. No Lockbox. Shown By Appointment Only.

Jon Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Property descriptions in the multiple listing service usually feature overblown broker babble touting new granite counters, “Pottery Barn” color palates, palatial master suites, and expansive backyards.  Even when marketing the most tragically neglected homes, successful Realtors usually find a way to rev up the hyperbole to warp speed.  It’s what we do.  It’s one of the reasons our clients pay …

Who Wants To Live On The Atlanta BeltLine?

Jon Atlanta BeltLine , Atlanta Home For Sale , Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

  If you’d like to live on the Atlanta BeltLine, you’re in good company.  Living on the BeltLine- just about anywhere on the BeltLine- is a top priority for home buyers in Atlanta these days.  If you’re thinking about a BeltLine home, search all homes, condominiums and townhomes currently for sale on the Atlanta BeltLine:

What Does A Home Inspector Look For?

Jon Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

I’m often asked by home buyers what a home inspector looks for during the course of an inspection.  It’s an important question considering that most home buyers aren’t qualified to assess the physical well being of a home, and most Realtors know enough to get themselves in to trouble. Rather than answer the question myself, I’ve turned to Jeff Luther, …

Realtors Gone Wild

Jon Blog , Real Estate Leave a Comment

If you think that your Realtor has intentionally overpriced your home so that he/she can keep it “on market” as a meeting point for illicit liaisons with their boyfriend/girlfriend… then you might need a new Realtor. As originally reported on NorthJersey.com (because NisforNorthJersey.com was probably already taken): A former president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors is accused in …

No, I Will Not Play Beer Pong and Video Games With You

Jon Blog , For Sale , Homeowner Help , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an excellent article about the extreme measures some Realtors are taking to bond with their clients.  From hang gliding to beer pong playing, iPod tutoring to organizing scavenger hunts, these real estate agents are serious about standing out from the crowd.  So sayeth the Times: There are more than 52,000 licensed real estate agents …

Pricing Your Home To Sell

Jon Atlanta Home For Sale , Blog , For Sale , Homeowner Help , Real Estate Leave a Comment

Most home sellers are focused on two things:  selling their home for as much as possible, as fast as possible.  Pretty simple, right? Yes.  And no. For a thorough explanation, we turn to Broker, Christopher Bennett.  In addition to being ridiculously smart, Christopher is exceptionally talented at distilling complex concepts into very clear, concise thoughts.  So when it comes to …