The Art of Real Estate - Perfected

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it.

May 2, 2023

Danthika's Tuesday Tips:3 Things to do BEFORE YOU SELL

Are you considering selling while

our Atlanta Market stays hot...

If so, these are 3 things you must do before you put our sign in your yard!

WATCH: Danthika's Tuesday Tips: 3 Things to do BEFORE your house hits the market!

Posted in Sellers
Feb. 23, 2023

HOA or NO HOA, That's the Question...



Homeowners associations (HOAs) are groups of individuals that have come together to maintain and protect the properties within their subdivision or neighborhood. For most homeowners, belonging to an HOA is a viable solution for protecting property values in their area. There are many benefits to becoming part of an HOA, so let’s explore these further.

Protection of Property Value

One of the main reasons HOAs exist is to protect the value of all homes within the community. It does this by setting strict standards for home upkeep and yard maintenance. In turn, this helps ensure that all homes maintain their value and remain desirable places to live. This means that when it comes time to sell your home, you can rest assured knowing that it will retain its value due to the consistent maintenance enforced by your HOA.

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Feb. 10, 2023

Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

Six Tips for Finding the Right Rental Property

If your future plan includes moving out on your own, you may have a few concerns as you plan to spread

your wings. Unless you’ve been saving funds and working on your finances for the last year or so, you

may not be quite ready to buy a home yet. So, how can you find a rental property that is right for you?

With a little help, of course!

Here are six tips for finding the right rental, right now:


1. Know What You Can Afford

Before you even begin to scour the rental market in your area, you’ve got to know your monthly budget.

Fiscal experts suggest that renters (and buyers for that matter) spend between 20-30% of their gross

monthly income on housing. But let’s not forget that in addition to a monthly rental fee, you’ll also be

incurring monthly utility costs, cable/internet subscription fees and possibly trash removal costs, if your

landlord is not footing the bill for that fee. Crunch a few numbers to see what portion of your monthly

pay you’ll feel comfortable parting with for housing costs.

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Jan. 5, 2023

Happy New Year!

2023 is starting off GREAT!

We are GROWING!!  Please Welcome Kate to the Team!!D and Kate

Elevated Real Estate Experts is excited to introduce Kate Charbonneau as our newest team member. Kate has been working behind the scenes for the past year as our Director of Operations. Recently Kate decided to take the leap into the sales side of the business and obtained her Real Estate license in October.

A little about Kate…

She is fanatical about watching out for the best interests of all those she meets, including the clients that she works with. Her career focus has been in design, both Fashion and Interior, giving her a keen eye for color and detail. As a small business owner and freelance designer, Kate’s client base was very diverse.  Her goal was and still is to always provide results beyond their expectations.

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Dec. 8, 2022

Thinking about putting an addition on your home?

5 Questions to Ask Before Adding an Addition

If you’re a long-time homeowner whose home just isn’t measuring up to all your needs and wants anymore, you could consider adding on to the home you love instead of abandoning it altogether.

 If you’re considering adding on to your home, congrats! But before you schedule an oh-so-gratifying demolition day, consider a few things first. Here are five questions to ask before adding on to your home:


1. How much do I want to spend?

Obviously, you’re not going to blindly embark on a home renovation project without considering price. But, when it comes to adding on to your home, you need to get a few estimates from the professionals who will complete the work—once you do, be sure to account for a few overages before committing to the project.

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Dec. 1, 2022

6 Magical Things To Do In Atlanta


2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, 30339, map

Dates: December 9-26, 2022

Admission: $30-$160

We know the ballet is not for everyone, but there is something magical about seeing the Nutcracker during the holidays. While there are many productions of the nutcracker around Metro Atlanta, The Atlanta Ballet production is the one to see. Expect fresh world-class choreography, awe-inspiring set designs and stunning original costumes. 

For those not willing to make the trek to the Cobb energy center check  for other performances of the nutcracker around Metro Atlanta. 


Atlanta Botanical Gardens

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, 30309, map

Dates: November 12, 2022 – Jan 14, 2023

Admission: $27.95 – $129

This is our family’s favorite holiday tradition. We can spend hours just sitting quietly and listening to the synchronized music and lights. Thousands of lights are on display throughout the Botanical Garden during the holiday season. Weather can be hit or miss and we have run into rain on a couple of occasions but even rain cannot ruin our joy !!!!. Some displays are even paired with music, so venture around with a hot apple cider and enjoy the magical experience.

Added bonus: There is a DJ playing family friendly music and kids of all ages can enjoy making smores for a small additional fee. 

Note: Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable and they do not offer rain checks for inclement weather.

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Nov. 3, 2022

What’s the difference between Pending or Contingent?

Each home listing has a status that’s updated by information that the listing agent feeds into the multiple listing service (MLS). A home listed contingent or pending is under contract, but there’s still a chance for you to buy it.

Most purchase offers for the buyer to back out if they can’t get financing, the home doesn’t pass inspection, or the home price doesn’t meet appraisal. In some cases, the listing agent will update the listing with showing instructions such as:

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Posted in Buyers, Mortgage, Sellers
Oct. 27, 2022

Packing an elephant

Less Can Be More

If you’re facing a move or just tired of managing your family’s enormous amount of stuff, you can create a plan to help your family move on from under the clutter.

The average weight of items you have in each of the rooms in your home is 1,000 pounds. So, for a four-bedroom home with a kitchen, dining room, family room, living room and extra storage areas, all your belongings could top 8,000 pounds. That’s four tons, or for comparison, around the average weight of an elephant.

The cost of moving that mountain of goods is high, so the more you can downsize, the less it will cost you to move when it comes time to relocate....

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Oct. 20, 2022

Real Estate Investing

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

It seems like more and more people are investing in real estate lately. Is this the right time to try it for yourself? If all goes well, investing in property can help you build wealth and generate passive income. But this endeavor requires careful planning, of course, and not everyone is able to achieve the profits they’re looking for.


Are you considering venturing into the world of real estate investing? Here’s what to consider before getting started.



Define Your Goal

Are you looking for passive income? Long-term wealth? Or do you want a place you can rent out and occasionally use for vacationing? Your goal will ultimately determine the best investment strategy to pursue....

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Oct. 13, 2022

Kitchen Trends

4 Inspiring Kitchen Upgrades Trending Now

For many households, the kitchen tends to be one of the most-used spaces in the home. It’s where you cook, entertain and have family dinner. And even when it’s not mealtime, the kitchen often becomes a gathering place for snacking, doing homework and spending time together.

Does your current kitchen live up to your expectations and meet your needs? If not, it’s time for a few upgrades. For inspiration, take a look at these trending renovation and remodeling projects.


Mix open shelving with functional hidden storage. Open shelving is big these days, but it’s not the best option for everyone. Mixing open shelves with hidden storage often makes more sense (especially if you have a lot of stuff to store). For the best of both worlds, consider pull-out drawers beneath your cabinets, revolving trays inside the closed-off areas, and tables with built-in storage compartments.

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