Collette McDonald and Associates

Relocating to Atlanta Services

Welcome to Atlanta — A Good Place To Be!

Though the housing market is cooling off in some areas of the country, our Atlanta market continues to remain stable and firm. Here are some exciting things to keep in mind as you plan your move to our fine city:

  • Atlanta maintains a healthy job market.
  • Atlanta is a regional and international hub.
  • The Atlanta metro area has a diverse selection of housing choices — intown condos and lofts, affordable suburban communities, upscale golf and country club, prestigious Buckhead estates — and Atlanta still offers some of the best housing values in the nation.

Now is an exciting time and there is a lot to plan for. We should know; not only have we helped many clients just like you, we have personally relocated our families with corporations in the past. We know exactly what you are going through.

Prior to your first visit, please review the information below. It will make your house hunting trip much more enjoyable and successful. Preparation is key, and this will trigger questions prior to your visit to help ease some of the stress of moving and starting a new job.

Review Buyer’s Brokerage Agreement

You and your agent will discuss this upon your first meeting. It is GA law that any relationship between an agent and buyer needs to be defined and agreed upon prior to reviewing property.

Review your relocation package.

  • Is there a clause against purchasing Stucco? If so does it specifically address synthetic vs. hardcoat?
  • Will your company be paying any of your closing costs? If so what exactly will they cover?
  • Which lenders are you requested to work with?

Questions to ask yourself and relay to us!

  • Are you handy? Do you want something that may be older, but in a highly appreciating neighborhood? Would you like to renovate or should it already be renovated?
  • Would you prefer newer construction? If so how new?
  • What fits your lifestyle? Single family, town home or condominium?
  • Is a long commute a deterrent or not an issue?
  • Do you need to be close to the international airport or a private airfield?
  • Are schools a major concern? Will you choose private or public?
  • Do you need to sell your current residence to purchase a new home?
  • How important is your social life and what do you enjoy? (i.e. clubs, restaurants, museums, sporting events, etc.)
  • Is a long commute a deterrent or not an issue?

Remember to bring:

  • Checkbook
  • Photo ID
  • Pre-Approval Letter (Be sure to contact your approved lender prior to your first house hunting trip. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you can afford!)
  • A list of properties your agent sent you that you are interested in viewing.
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