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606 Ansley Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324

Sold!! 100% of list price in 5 days!

This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath brick townhouse is in Morningside Elementary and walking distance to shops, restaurants, Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline! Offering high-end finishes, an open floorpan and two-car garage, this is low-maintenance, intown-living at its finest!

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1280 Middlesex Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Sold!!

5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home in the heart of Morningside. Loaded with charm! Walk to Morningside ElementaryMorningside Farmers Market as well as shops and restaurants including Mali Thai & Sushi, El TacoD.B.A. Barbecue, San Francisco CoffeeLoca Luna, One Midtown KitchenHobnob Neighborhood Tavern and more.

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2017-07-30T12:57:29-04:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Featured Listings|Tags: , , |

New to Atlanta, Buyer Finds East Lake Bungalow!

Danielle and Tim had been living in two different states, but a job change was finally bringing them together in Atlanta. Neither of them were familiar with the city or it’s many different neighborhoods. As a true fan of Atlanta, I love getting to showcase the different areas and lifestyles available, and help find a match that meets the needs and wants of my clients. Due to the logistical challenge, we did a lot of preliminary searching upfront, which allowed us to make the most of our time while they were in town. Danielle and Tim chose a great bungalow in the hot East Lake neighborhood. See what Danielle and Tim had to say about working with Dixon.

Dixon was absolutely fabulous to work with on the purchase of our first home! He was very transparent and knowledgeable about the entire home buying process which was so helpful for me being a first-timer. He worked so well with our interests as well as in providing recommendations based on knowledge we couldn’t have had moving from out of town. He provided just the right amount of guidance throughout the whole process while still allowing us to form our own opinions and make the right decision for us and our budget. Throughout closing and after, Dixon has gone above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and help us to have the best experience possible. I honestly couldn’t imagine a better home buying experience and cannot recommend him enough. Thanks Dixon!

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Testimonials|Tags: , , |

2016 Year in Review – Congratulations to our Happy Buyers and Sellers!!

11954797_10206798910958931_339096851034313296_nCongratulations to our wonderful Buyers and Sellers who have bought and sold with the Morris Raney Real Estate Team in 2016! We are truly grateful for your support. We are also grateful for our founder, Glennis Beacham, who inspires us every day, to our Broker, Dac Carver, and for all of our fellow agents at Beacham & Company. Truly the nicest, smartest and most hard working agents in the business!

It has been an amazing year! Our team, Becky MorrisDixon RaneyLiz Jones and Robbie Harris, has helped 75 buyers and sellers in Atlanta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Chastain Park, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Virginia Highland, Ansley Park, Inman Park, Decatur, Norcross, Roswell, Milton, Alpharetta and on the Beltline! Over 35 million in sales! (more…)

Buckhead Townhouse for the Win!

exteriorNadia and Rod were splitting time between their Houston home and Buckhead condo, but wanted to transition to Atlanta fulltime. In need of more space, but not wanting to compromise on location we started going through the options.

We began our search looking at several condo buildings in the area, but ultimately shifted our focus to townhomes. We found a great townhome that provided ample space, seconds from heart of Buckhead, and on a quiet street. Despite the competitive market conditions, we negotiated a deal well below the appraised value for instant equity!

Dixon helped us find our new home and throughout the entire process, he was extremely knowledgeable and very patient.  I reached out to Dixon after an extremely poor experience with another local realtor and he quickly changed our opinion and earned our trust.  He was very flexible with our schedule and worked really hard to find us a place. 

If you want a realtor that listens to what you are looking for, pays attention to detail, operates with a sense of urgency and goes above and beyond to get you a great deal, Dixon Raney is hands down your guy!”

 

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Testimonials|Tags: , |

Buying in Sandy Springs

Dennis - 501 HilderbrnadRecently engaged, Sean and Katelin were looking for a home to start the next stage of their lives together. They wanted something charming to match Katelin’s sense of style, with enough space for their out of town guests, and a fenced yard big enough for the dog! 

They found a great home in the popular Sandy Springs neighborhood of Hammond Hills. Their charming brick home has been completely renovated from top to bottom, and is the perfect mix of old and new. The open kitchen floorplan is great for entertaining, the master suite has a beautiful bathroom and walk-in closet, and the Seller installed a brand new privacy fence so the dog let loose. Sean and Katelin hit a home run with this one!!

Dennis - 501 Hilderbrand 2I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sean and Katelin and I’m excited for them as they embark on this journey. See what they had to say about working with Dixon:

Highly recommend using Dixon as your realtor! He helped us find our first home, and was extremely patient and knowledgeable. He quickly answered every question (emails, text, phone calls-you name it!) and also did due diligence of the neighborhood and surrounding areas.  He goes above and beyond!” 

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Testimonials|Tags: , |

City Living

Windsor Over Peachtree - ViewMatt lives in Charlotte, NC, but a new job brings him to Atlanta every week. Tired of living out of a suitcase and hotel, he wanted something more permanent.  Matt wasn’t totally green when it came to Atlanta, having done a brief stint in the city about 10 years ago. However, things have changed a lot since then and he wanted to get re-acquainted with Midtown, Virginia Highlands and the surrounding neighborhoods.

We spent the first couple outings looking at several buildings in the area before honing in on Midtown. The desire was to have a central, walkable, lock-and-go property. We found a great building with 24 hr concierge, walkable to the best of midtown and just one block from the MARTA station. Not to mention this killer view! See what Matt had to say about working with Dixon:

“Dixon was wonderful to work with throughout the entire purchase process.  We were purchasing a condo in Atlanta while our primary residence is in Charlotte NC.  He was extremely accommodating to our schedule.  We often came down just for the day to view units, some days seeing over 10 at a time.  Once we found a place, Dixon was extremely involved with discovering answers to questions we had for our particular building.  This was our first purchase of a condo, so we had a lot of questions for the Home Owners Association in our building.  No question was left unanswered and his response time was amazing.  I couldn’t have asked for more attention to detail, professionalism or availability. 

 I highly recommend Dixon for anyone looking to purchase or sell in the Atlanta area.”

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Testimonials|Tags: , , |

From Miami to Midtown, Atlanta!

Pedro and Mary were living in Miami when Pedro’s work started requiring him to commute to Atlanta a few days a week. With Pedro’s work project expected to last 2+ years and the Atlanta real estate market being one of the strongest in the nation, it made sense for Pedro to consider buying a second home.

They knew they wanted to live somewhere walkable and with access to Marta for Pedro’s frequent trips to and from the airport. This brought them to Midtown, but they needed to get familiar with the neighborhood.  Pedro and I began the search by looking at all the buildings in Midtown and weighing the options. Comparing the locations, amenities, resale values, etc. Once we visited all the buildings Pedro and Mary were able to narrow it down to just 2-3 buildings. From there we waited for a unit with the right view and pulled the trigger. Pedro and Mary purchased a wonderful unit in one of Midtown’s premier buildings that will work perfectly for their needs. See what Pedro and Mary had to say about working with Dixon:

“It was really a pleasure to meet Dixon and have his guidance during the purchase of our condo in Midtown Atlanta in June. It was the first property my wife and I purchased after a long time and Dixon was very patient in refreshing our memories on all the steps required. He made us feel like we were his only clients. He was always on time and prepared, he answered our questions promptly, and showed great care in resolving our concerns. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Testimonials|Tags: , |

Don’t let Zillow cost you money – Zillow introduces new ‘Owner Dashboard’ feature

money_out_windowDid you know that Zillow is broadcasting an “estimated value” of your house, whether you like it or not, even if it’s not on the market? Did you also know, by Zillow’s own admission, that more times than not this ‘estimate’ is inaccurate? This info coupled with the fact that 95%+ of home buyers start their search online is a SCARY thought!

Zestimates are a point of contention for so many people. Whether you’re a property owner who believes your house is more valuable, an agent trying to accurately price a home, or a potential buyer who puts too much value in a zestimate however misguided it may be. Regardless of how accurate a Zillow “zestimate” is, it is something that you need to acknowledge and be equipped to deal with.

How Zillow get’s it’s “Zestimates”

For something so many consumers put “faith” in, it’s shocking how few actually know where Zillow comes up with it’s Zestimates.  Zillow explains, “We use proprietary automated valuation models that apply advanced algorithms to analyze our data to identify relationships within a specific geographic area, between this home-related data and actual sales prices.” In layman’s terms it means a computer program is attempting an educated guess based on a math formula. They have never physically seen your home, let alone been inside it. How much faith would you put in an agent to price your home if they’ve never seen it before?

The only problem with using a set of algorithms to price a home is that no two homes are alike! As someone who looks at homes for a living, I am constantly reminded of this. Even cookie cutter neighborhoods show variations from home to home including wear and tear, location, maintenance, and countless other intangibles that simply can not be factored into an algorithm.

When it comes to pricing a home, everything needs to be taken into consideration. For most people their home is the single biggest investment they will ever make. Doesn’t that deserve the utmost diligence? (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News|

Atlanta Adopts the Bicycle!!

The city of Atlanta is quickly becoming a proponent of bicycles and the month of June offers several opportunities for residents to experience this first hand. Often referred to as the poster child for suburban sprawl, Atlanta has recently been putting an emphasis on becoming more pedestrian friendly. This can be seen in the countless mixed-use developments that are popping up on every street corner, the push to further extend and develop the Atlanta Beltline, talks of adding bike lanes on major thoroughfares and even a bike share program? Yep that’s right, Atlanta is getting its very own bike share program, similar to that of NYC’s Citi Bike. See what else Atlanta has in store this June for it’s two-wheeling civilians!

Atlanta Streets Alive – June 12th 4-8pm atl streets alive

Atlanta Streets Alive is a program that opens the streets to the people by temporarily closing them to cars. Inspired by open street projects all over the world, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has brought this new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city experience to Atlanta. This month’s event will take place on the 2.7 mile stretch of Peachtree Street from Edgewood to 17th Street. The event kicks off with a bicycle parade where participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves. This year’s “stripe” theme is an effort to push for bike lanes/stripes on Peachtree Street. The free, family-friendly event is open to anybody on foot, bicycle or other human-powered activities. After the parade, patrons can enjoy a hosts of other activities like music, dancing, eating, relaxing, and otherwise just enjoying their city and the people who make it what it is. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Events|