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Hot Topics and Expert Tips
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“Heather, would you consider this a normal work day?”
Seen and Heard at NS3
An Expert Q & A with the Director of Operations at Cook & James
Let’s get real before you pop the bubbly.
When people have a question and need a lifeline, they value the ability to phone a friend to confer and get some quick feedback on surveys, earnest money and more.
reflections from the firm’s resident industry observer
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is hitting the proverbial fan and all of us are now preparing to pay the piper.
Johnell Woody, a respected Atlanta-area real estate educator, broker and consultant, provides insight on the leadership roles of real estate professionals in their communities.
Last week, when temps dipped to some of their lowest yet this winter, we collected and delivered dozens of coats, sweaters and blankets to the Atlanta Day Shelter at the Atlanta Mission.
This story didn’t happen on the way to a closing, but it is about travel and it has definitely become a fan favorite.
OUR LATEST MEDIA COVERAGE
Heather provides tip #3 in Penny Mac’s recent summary of common mistakes made by first-time homebuyers and how to avoid them.
HousingWire reports on the recent C&J growth news, expanding with a second office in Woodstock and adding Stacey Besser to serve additional closing business in South Carolina.
The Columbia Star includes C&J’s new attorney Stacey Besser in the Folks About Town business section.
Atlanta Agent Magazine covers the Cook & James sponsored beverage cart the at the annual Cherokee Association of Realtors golf outing. See a fun photo gallery from the May 20 festivities.
The Cook & James signature service of “at home” closings is featured as #12 in a list of 17 unique and niche real estate services in Fit Small Business.
Frances McKinney’s hometown newspaper, the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, reports the news of our newest attorney joining the Cook & James team.
Our recent announcement of Frances McKinney joining our team was covered in The Title Report recently.
The Kudos section of April’s HousingWire print issue leads with a summary and photo of Cook & James’ inaugural Acts of Kindness community service initiative, delivering coats to the Atlanta Mission for homeless people.
Chuck Biskobing, Cook & James associate attorney, offers industry perspective in The Mortgage Reports article about 10 markets where home price drops are benefiting buyers.
Mario Fermin, a C&J collaborator and colleague, wrote a guest blog on our site last December, sharing his expertise and busting some myths for first-time home buyers. Check out this re-post on Atlanta Latinos from his original blog.
read worthy news links
American consumers are vastly under-educated about the mortgage process, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae.
Every entrepreneur needs two things: The first is a reliable internet connection.
Last week, 53.5% of borrowers received rates under 4.25%
It all started with an email.
What agents and brokers need to do right now to leverage the change
Don’t be so stringent that you miss out on growth opportunities.
Culture is the key to a company’s success.
Results vary per housing market
It is worthwhile to mention the weather when discussing residential real estate for large portions of the U.S. for February 2019, because this month has turned in some impressively cold, rainy and snowy days that have stalled some buying and selling actions.
Emerging technologies, data-driven startups and discount brokerages are threatening the traditional Realtor model.