View our two page spread in the March 2016 issue of Lakeside on Lanier.
With the beginning of each new year comes an anticipation of what is ahead and here in the office of Sheila Davis and Company we are definitely doing our share of that. 2016 looks promising as things have gotten off to a running start. While we look forward to 2016 we can’t help but take one last look in our rear view mirror at the highlights of 2015.
Sheila Davis and Company had the honor of being involved with three of the top ten selling houses on Lake Lanier in 2015! We closed on three of our listings representing $5,000,000 in sales. Our listings represented in the Top Ten for 2015 were:
9085 Bethel Road, Gainesville, Georgia (Forsyth County)
This six bedroom, six bath home sits on 1 acre
This four bedroom, four bath home sits on 3 acres
This six bedroom, five bath home sits on .52 acres.
As we take this quick look back at 2015 we are proud to have been a part of these sales and others which have propelled us into the position we enjoy as Lake Lanier Leaders. We appreciate all of our buyers and sellers and look forward to another great year selling lifestyles on Lake Lanier!
Lake Lanier’s Finest
January is always filled with great intentions and resolutions. If one of your goals is to get your house on the market in 2016 now is the time to begin that process.
The first quarter of each year is the perfect time to market your home for sale. Spring will be here before we know it and buyers will want to be in their homes by summer. This is a good time to concentrate on the outside appearance of your residence and lot, especially with lake property.
As with any project it is helpful to have a punch list of things that need to be done.
- Clean, clean, clean inside and out (windows, closets, etc.)
- De-clutter-think “show home” by removing excess photos and personal belongings.
- Touch up paint or paint a room or two if necessary.
Painting your front door is a great starting point. Having a pleasing view on approach, ensuring curb appeal, is important with any property. The entrance should appear welcoming, neat, and well cared for. This is a great time to put out pine straw, tidy up the yard, and get outdoor furniture in shape.
Freshening up the path leading to the lake is a good idea and getting the dock in great shape is important. Whether it’s power washing or painting, making it look the best possible is a must. Anything that can get done in January will help get your home ready for the upcoming selling season.
Showing lake homes early in the year accentuates the view since the leaves are gone and the lake levels tend to be up. For the lake homeowner, who is planning on selling, it can be beneficial to list early, as lake buyers are out first quarter.
As Lake Lanier specialists, we recommend listing your lake home in the first quarter, and March 1st at the latest. This will put your home in front of buyers well before the market is at its peak and flooded with other homes.
When you are ready to list your home please give us a call. Our lake group will be ready to put together the best plan to market your home. Give us a call at Sheila Davis & Company 770.235.6907
Contrary to popular belief this time of year really isn’t completely dead for the real estate industry. All of us here at, Sheila Davis and Company, continue to list and sell property as usual. We are currently getting ready to meet the masses at the upcoming Atlanta Boat Show in January, where an abundance of lake and water enthusiasts will no doubt be gathered. We will be there spotlighting the lake homes we have for sale while making connections with buyers that might be ready to list their homes.
As 2016 gets underway it is the perfect time to get your home listed ahead of the spring buying season. Buyers will be out looking for their perfect lake home as early as January. Those who want to sell will be intent upon getting that home in pristine condition just in time for the season. If you fall into one of these two categories, Sheila Davis and Company, with the Norton Agency, would love to be your go to real estate partner specializing in the finest properties that Lake Lanier has to offer.
Please mark your calendars and plan to visit the Atlanta Boat Show, January 14th through the 17th, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Make certain you stop by our booth and see all that we have to offer and if you are planning to list your home for sale please get in touch with us now as the show will be the perfect place to debut your listing. At Sheila Davis and Company, we pride ourselves in the first class marketing we do that reflects our homes in the very best light while spotlighting them in the most advantageous way possible. Being media savvy is just one edge we have and often times it is what sets our team apart from others in the industry. All of this translates into selling the very best homes in the very best neighborhoods Lake Lanier has to offer.
We look forward to seeing you at the boat show, if not sooner!
Welcome to scenic Lake Lanier, a 38,000 acre fresh water lake with 550 miles of shoreline stretching over five counties. Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia area, Lake Lanier is just 30 minutes from metro Atlanta and has been Atlanta’s most sought after place to call home for decades.
This diverse Lake Lanier and Gainesville/Cumming real estate market includes a wide selection of residential neighborhoods, Lake Lanier waterfront homes, condos and land. There are beautiful equestrian properties to golf and country club communities. This extraordinary Lake living is conveniently located to numerous amenities including golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, water skiing, and The North Georgia Mountains! Whether you are looking for an active lifestyle community or quiet small town living, we have it all here.