Will this be the biggest Summer market in Atlanta real estate history?

Robert states – “here’s why:” The real estate market has already hit bottom and started bouncing back. Over the last 3 weeks or so, in almost every one of our markets, we’ve started seeing a meaningful increase in pending / in-contract and new listings activity. Catastrophes create movement. After 9/11, things froze in NY for […]

Mourning and cheering some Atlanta restaurants this morning

I’ll miss Georgia Grill in Buckhead, and Cafe’ Sunflower in Sandy Springs particularly, but damn it I’ll miss Rathbun’s and Krog Bar the very most. Wow – Kevin Rathbun is closing MY FAVORITE FINE DINING RESTAURANT. Sad. Sad. Sad.

Money, Marty and Mullets – a real estate blog

I have never been more exacting about my role as a Realtor than I have been in 2020. I have never moved faster in my 32 year sales career than I am right now. I have never been more focused on growth in my 16 year old real estate enterprise than I am right now.

Atlanta’s average real estate sales price is up, up, up again

AC/DC played Atlanta back in 2016, and that is where I took this photo. Angus Young, the schoolboy lifting a Gibson SG and playing a bluesy solo in the middle of their filthy song “Lets Get It Up.” That’s what I think of when I think that the average residential real estate sales price is […]

Real estate inventory is up, up, up in Atlanta

I took that photo last month on one of the northern border streets of the historic West End in Atlanta. It reminded me of one of my rhymes from my 2014 rap video: “…keep your flyer boxes full, and get your signs erect, be cautious and be careful, show your clients respect, remember that the […]

Buyers are not liars

Real estate is America’s most preferred long-term investment. And, ever since I got in the business in 1999, I heard the adage – “buyers are liars.” Where does that come from? Well, according to a really smart man named Skyler Irvine, who runs a digital content agency called Renzler Media and is a well known […]

Lee’s news review – week of July 15

Homeownership is trending up according to the American Community Survey “The most recent Housing Vacancies and Homeownership survey shows homeownership rates rose from a low of 63 percent in the second quarter of 2016 to 64.6 in the fourth quarter of 2018, adjusted for seasonality. This move reflects changes in the status of millions of households. The […]

Due Diligence, a real estate podcast – Hey y’all, we got sprawl

Nǐmen dōu dédàole mànyán or 你们都得到了蔓延   That’s Chinese for “Y’all, we got sprawl.” The podcast: In this week’s podcast, Jason and I discuss the Beltline and how Atlanta is transforming from a city that just a few years ago was a poster child for hyper-sprawl. Atlanta is a beautiful, green, international economic powerhouse – and, yeah, we got sprawl, y’all. However, […]

Atlanta loves Compass Concierge

Whenever someone at The Wieloch Group mentions the word “concierge” they are often communicating about recent the success stories of Compass Concierge. And, so far Atlanta loves Compass Concierge. Get this – If a seller in Atlanta or in any other Compass marketplace, takes advantage of the Compass Concierge offering, then they do so without […]