Get The Facts About Selling Your West Cobb Home

The real estate market around West Cobb is hot! Homes are selling quickly and sometimes for more than asking price. During the month of April, homes sold in less than 30 days in West Cobb for a median value of 97.83% of list price. If you are considering selling your home, now may be the time, but get the facts about selling your West Cobb home. Selling your home can be a very complex, difficult and time consuming process, and requires a commitment on your part.

Some of the things you will need to be ready for include getting your home ready for sale. Statistics show that homes that are in move-in ready condition sell faster. Consider any cosmetic problems in your home as well as functional repairs and upgrades. You might want to have an inspection on your home prior to listing it, which will help you understand what might need to be done as well as help to eliminate the costs of paying a buyer’s contractor. Inspections can sometimes derail a sale, but if you have already addressed the problems, it is a non-issue.

Thinking of selling your house?

Find out what your home value is estimated at today? When you are ready to connect with a great Realtor®, please call 678.920.3099.

Once you have made the decision to sell, here are ways we can help:

Selling Your West Cobb Home

CMA


Market Trends. We research your market and provide you with a thorough CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) report that uses current listing data and recent neighborhood solds of comparable property sales to begin the process of helping you with selling your home.

Neighborhood


Neighborhood Competition. We believe that searching the MLS and previewing currently listed homes that are similar to yours will help us understand your competition. This information will help to determine necessary improvements and pricing strategies to better position you with selling your home.

Curious to see what is for sale in your neighborhood?

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Staging Your Home for sale


Staging Your Home For Sale. Research shows homes for sale that have been staged sell faster and for a higher price than homes that have not been staged. We provide a book on staging for our clients to help them through the process of cleaning, decluttering, and more that can help them with this process. Professional Stagers as well as Professional Organizers can also be found in our vendor directory.

contract negotiations


Contract Negotiations.
Our market analysis and home preparation process helps us to price your home for sale, and that means you will be seeing a buyer with a contract soon. We work with you through the negotiation process to ensure your get the best price possible with the fewest concessions in the sale of your home.

Inspections & Repair Negotiations


Inspections & Repair Negotiations.
Although your home is under contract, negotiations can sometimes continue through the inspections and contingency process. Inspections and document reviews can uncover additional items that may also need to be negotiated. We work with you through this process to help ensure a successful sale.

Closing on your West Cobb home


Closing.
The closing process can be overwhelming with tasks and deadlines in order to have a successful closing. We work with you to make sure that you have a successful closing that enables you to move forward.

Bicycle Safety Around West Cobb

It’s summertime and the time of year when people are outside. It’s time to think about safety as you drive area roads, whether they are main roads or neighborhood streets. Kids are outside playing. And bike riders of all ages are everywhere! Bicycle safety around West Cobb and throughout metro Atlanta needs to be top of mind, whether you are a child or an adult. Bikers need to make sure they use bike lanes where they exist, and if they don’t, everyone needs to share the road – whether a car driver, trucker or biker. While car and truck drivers needed to pass a test to get a driver’s license, bikers do not. But in Georgia, a bicycle is legally a “vehicle”, and therefore bikers need to remember that general vehicular traffic law applies to the operation of a bicycle.

The GeorgiaBikes website offers a recap of the laws that makes it easy to understand. They also offer a calendar of bike events throughout the state to raise awareness about bike safety. The Silver Comet Trail offers bike trails, and the development of the Atlanta Beltline, biking has become even more popular around town. And Cobb County is also proposing changes that include walking and biking trails to augment those already in our area.

Click the map below to see the trails in Cobb County or visit the Cobb County website for detailed information:
Cobb County Trail Map

Georgia Bike Helmet Law

All children under 16 years of age must wear an approved bicycle helmet while riding on public roads, sidewalks and bike paths. 50-6-296 (e) (1)

Safe Kids Bike Safety

Safe Kids Bike Tips

Bicycle Safety

Contact us for help finding a home in West Cobb – it’s a great place to live!

Things To Do Around West Cobb – Swimming

Throughout our area there are several lifestyle neighborhoods that include swimming as one of their amenities. Residents pay an annual or monthly fee to their HOA and have the privilege of enjoying these amenities. If you don’t live in one of these neighborhoods, you can still enjoy swimming activities this summer at one of the many public pools, water parks and clubs around our area. There are a variety of fees including daily passes and more, so check with the park for more information. There is also the option of purchasing an annual pass to Whitewater at Six Flags on Cobb Parkway in Marietta or Acworth Slide where you can slide down the “world’s largest inflatable water slide” in Acworth.

If you haven’t checked out LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson yet, you might want to this summer. There’s even a summer camp program at Terminus Water Park at LakePoint for children ages 7-17.

West Cobb Area Swimming Pools & Parks


Contact each pool/park directly for hours, access information and more.

Aubrey Street Pool
135 Aubrey Street
Cartersville

Central Aquatic Center
520 Fairground Street
Marietta

Dellinger Park Pool
100 Pine Grove Road
Cartersville

Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park
Beach Street
Acworth

Mountain View Aquatic Center
2650 Gordy Parkway
Marietta

Seven Springs Water Park
3820 Macedonia Road
Powder Springs

Sara Babb Park
216 Recreation Drive
Dallas

Senior Aquatic Center – (50 & over)
1155 Douthit Ferry Road
Cartersville

Sewell Park Outdoor Pool
20055 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta

South Cobb Aquatic Center
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell

West Cobb Aquatic Center
3675 MacLand Road
Powder Springs

Wild Horse Creek Water Park
3820 Macedonia Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127

West Cobb Club Membership

Mt. Bethel Swimming Pool
2509 Post Oak Tritt Rd
Marietta
Pool Membership

Olde Towne Athletic Club
4950 Olde Towne Parkway
Marietta
Pool & Social Membership

West Cobb Area Swim Neighborhoods

If you are looking to buy a home in one of the many neighborhoods that offer swimming as one of their amenities, please contact us. We are knowledgeable about the area, and specialize in neighborhood homes, lifestyle search.

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Things To Do Around West Cobb – May 2015 Festivals

It’s Festival time! So many festivals and things to do around West Cobb this month. Here are some that are coming up:

Marietta Greek Festival

May 15-17, 2015
Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

For 25 years, this festival has provided West Cobb and metro Atlanta residents with a weekend of Greek food, shopping and entertainment. This year’s celebration, hosted by the Greek Orthodox parish, will take place at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church at 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta GA on May 15 from 3p-11p, May 16 from 10a-11p and May 17 from 11a-6p. Parking is available at Simpson Middle School, Lassiter High School and Church of Latter-Day Saints.
Some of the food items being offered include souvlaki, pastitsio, spanakoptia and other Greek favorites including desserts like loukoumades, bougatsa and more! Shop Greek items and enjoy the entertainment from the Hellenic Dance Program and others. The Entertainment schedule includes dancing, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities.
This is a rain or shine event, so mark your calendars. For more information, including tickets, visit their website at Marietta Greek Festival.

Shaky Boots Festival

May 16-17, 2015
KSU Sports and Entertainment Park

Let’s just start with Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and so many more! No need to travel to Nashville, this country music festival offers a weekend of country music on 3 stages over 2 days right in OUR neighborhood. There will be vendors, food trucks, festival merchandise and much more. Tickets are going quickly, so check out their website for more information.

CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival

May 22-24, 2015
Kingston Downs, GA

This 3-day festival celebrates today’s music and art including three stages for entertainment, activities, food and drink. There is so much information on this event, you need to visit their website for more event information and tickets. Here is a video about their former event:

10th Annual Wing & Rock Festival

May 30-31
Woodstock City Park

At the end of May, enjoy the 10th Annual Wing & Rock Festival at Woodstock City Park. This 2 day event has something for everyone from chicken wings from local restaurants to live music on two stages featuring over a dozen bands. There’s a wing eating contest for those so inclined both days to see who can eat the most wings in 2 minutes, and the contest is FREE but you need to register, and it is limited. The top three finishers will be awarded a trophy or medal, festival t-shirt, gift certificates and bragging rights!
You can bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a day of it enjoying the food and entertainment. This is a rain or shine event. Find out more at their website.

Things To Do Around West Cobb – Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch is a time honored tradition in many families, whether it is a gathering after church services, scheduled time with friends and family, or an event saved for special occasions. First suggested by British author Guy Beringer in 1895, this blend of “breakfast” and “lunch” was suggested to be an alternative to the then post-church Sunday meals. Beringer described this option as “cheerful, sociable and inciting”. It took a while for this trend to appear in the US, where rumor has it that Hollywood stars making transcontinental train trips stopped in Chicago to enjoy a late morning meal in the 1930s.

On Sunday, May 10, families around West Cobb will celebrate Mother’s Day. Many will be selecting local restaurats to gather for brunch. There are several restaurants around West Cobb that offer Sunday Brunch on a regular basis, while others that are normally closed on Sundays, may offer Saturday Brunch, such as Henry’s Louisiana Grill in downtown Acworth. While there are several restaurants that offer Sunday breakfast options, you can click on the map locations below to see some of the restaurants in our area that offer Sunday Brunch.

Sunday Brunch Around West Cobb


NOTE: The light purple locations offer a brunch buffet, while the purple locations offer brunch selections.

Sunday Breakfast

You can find Sunday breakfast options at chains like IHOP and Waffle House, but there are also local favorites like the ones below:

Marietta Diner
306 Cobb Parkway S
Marietta, GA 30060

Reveille Cafe Acworth
5330 Brookstone Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101

West Cobb Diner
3451 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Marietta GA 30064