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Atlanta Goes Back to School

Atlanta Goes Back to School

This American tradition can be daunting. With a little preparation, however, you can get the kids back to school, disaster-free and with a face aimed at the year to come.

It’s almost upon us: that magical time of year when the kids get to return to all the glory of education, and when parents get to bask in the regularity of the school day. That being said, there’s a good deal of prep work involved in getting the brood ready to hit the books. But no worries: with a little advice, and a finger or two to point you in the right direction, the end of summer break can be a breeze.


We've Moved To A New Decatur Location

We've already shared this with a many of you but thought we'd make the details known here on our blog just in case we've not talked personally about it.  If you don't already know, our t eam moved office locations this past week.

As part of a larger commitment, we've set out to reduce our impact on the environment in both our personal and business lives (of course, if you know my wife Jesse you know she's got our personal impact down to a minimum already).  So far this year we've taken on recycling at home and the office, car pooling whenever possible, installing CFL light bulbs, upgraded the efficiency of our HVAC systems, installed new windows and insulation in our homes and (as our leases run course) we're trading-up for more fuel efficient cars.

Our focus on more environmentally and economically sustainable ways of living also informs our move from a 2200 square foot office in Oakhurst (Decatur) to a more cozy space just around the corner.  Although...

Street View Comes to Atlanta

Google Street View

That's right...Google's inspired street view technology is now available in Atlanta and we've just deployed it here at   Check it out by clicking the link below for our new listing at 755 Elkmont in Virginia Highlands.  This 3 bedroom 2 bath bungalow is one of my favorite new listings and is a steal at $550,000 - simply scroll to the bottom to take a 360 degree tour of the street courtesy of Google Street View.

755 Elkmont, Atlanta GA 30306 - Virginia Highlands

I've included this short tutorial for those of you that aren't familiar with how Street View works.  Enjoy!

... Launches REALSOURCE HELP live chat...

Some of you may have noticed already, but we just launched a new interactive utility dubbed REALSOURCE HELP.  It allows our customers, clients and friends to chat live with a RealSource Specialist about their real estate needs. 

It's like having a live tour guide for our site and allows for real-time support and guidance while your on our site.  Whether your preparing to enter the market to buy or sell your home - this new interactive feature allows you the benefit of chatting live, one-on-one with your personal Real Estate Consultant. 

So go ahead...try it out.  We'd love to hear from you!


RealSource Brokers Launches NEW website....

Welcome to the NEW and (need I say?) improved website.

For most of 2007 my team and I have been working closely with a top design and programming team at REW to develop a revolutionary Intown Atlanta Real Estate website.  Our goal was to change the way buyers and sellers search for real estate and real estate related services online in the Metro Atlanta market.  We launched our new site today and we're excited about what it has to offer all of our customers, clients and friends.

So please...take a moment to browse the new site...and don't forget to take advantage of the cutting edge technology and breakthrough user interface while searching for your next Intown Atlanta home.  From detailed neighborhood and school information to comprehensive coverage of our  unique Buyer & Seller Services - its all here.

We hope you enjoy our new look and all the new features...

Is being "ok" really okay?

Jeffrey Pinkerton of HillSide Lending recently posted this article on the problem with being OKAY in a service oriented business.

Have you ever had a waiter or waitress ask you if your meal is “okay?” Isn’t that a strange question, “Is everything with your meal ok?” It’s like saying, “Is everything with your meal average?” Wouldn’t the better question be, “Is everything with your meal excellent?” Or better yet, “Is everything with your meal finding your great satisfaction!?”

What has happened to going above and beyond what people expect?
My waitress never asked me if my meal was excellent! And I'm not talking about my last trip to the Golden Coral either. That being said, I'm left...

About Joshua Keen

Your Atlanta Realtors

Having worked for years under the guise of one the largest Mega-Brokerages in the world, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Joshua decided that it would be worth while to put his real estate and service expertise to better use. After years of providing top rate tranditional brokerage services, he noticed a trend toward a more educated, value minded market place and decided to pioneer a “more for less” brokerage concept by opening his own small by design real estate firm, RealSource Brokers in Oakhurst Village (Decatur). Since that time he has worked closely with his staff to perfect a unique team based approach that guarantees your needs are handled immediately so that your home sells quickly and for top dollar. Joshua, and his brother Ben, are lead agents of The Keen Team. They oversee and coordinate all facets of the transaction to ensure that your home sells quickly and easily for the most amount of money possible.


Atlanta Real Estate Blog...

Welcome...and thanks for joining me for this, my inaugral BLOG post. Aside from the obvious benefits of sharing my thoughts and opinions with the world :) my goal here is to create an interactive "forum" that will allow my past, current and future clients to become more intimate with everything that is (and will be) Atlanta Real Estate. From tips on effective buying and market stats, new developments, community and neighborhood topic is out of bounds. So please -- if I fail to engage you with my posts -- don't hesitate to engage me. Your involvement is both welcome and encouraged....
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