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What You Need to Know About Best of Winners

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Does it mean these are the only businesses that provide excellent services and quality products in Buckhead? Of course not, but if you are looking, they should be on your list for consideration.

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Our Buckhead community is full of stellar businesses that offer exceptional service and experiences; the key is finding the right ones for you.

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If you have a favorite place in Buckhead you believe deserves recognition, please let us know. After all, we are all about the neighborhood, our community and supporting local Buckhead businesses in many different ways so you can have the information you need to choose the best for you. Sherri Adair, Founder

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What you need to know about Best of Winners is this: They received the award because there are a lot of people who know them, trust them and believe they are the best at what they do. Those believers go online and vote daily to show their support for these local businesses, and those endorsements mean they have a loyal following. This says something.

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There was a time not so long ago that, as a media company owner, I refused to run Best of contests. I didn’t believe it was really fair to label any one business as the best because we have so many great ones in our community, and being the best varies depending on who you ask. But eventually, I changed my mind, and here is why. At the end of the day, I think these contests can provide valuable insight to readers and value to our local Buckhead businesses who choose to participate.

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of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty believes that getting to know her clients is what makes for a successful home sale (or buy). Through consistent, open communication; her intimate knowledge of the Buckhead community; and her genuine commitment to working together, she has been welcoming families to the neighborhood for 18 years.

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buying and selling experiences and bringing authenticity and value to the process and people – not to mention, she gets to do what she loves in the neighborhood she grew up in.

Her passion for real, clear communication is edified through consultations with clients to uncover why they are selling, what they hope to achieve in the process, where they want to move next and the timeline from there. Kim and her clients establish a price together and calculate net bottom-line scenarios.

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“Once I know their motivators and expectations, that sets the standard for how we’re going to work together,” says Foley. “It’s a collaboration, with no drama. If anything comes up that they aren’t comfortable with, we talk about it. I want to keep that communication open.” That standard includes a pre-listing book showcasing her track record, intimate

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“I love that every home has a unique story, and making them shine is something I love doing for my clients,” says Foley, who exercises a distinctive “Authentically Atlanta” process with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, the No. 1 real estate brokerage in metro Atlanta. “The range I offer my clients is a combination of what I call ‘Seller-Buyer Brilliant Basics’ to curated services. I listen intently to understand what is important to each client and then create an extremely custom process and package for my sellers.”

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Foley’s process works similarly for her buyers, as she maintains a continuous line of communication to find them the right house at the right price. “I view myself as a proactive advisor and knowledgeable broker,” she says. “I work hand-in-hand with my clients to navigate each contract. I want to demonstrate that I always go the extra mile – not only to my buyers and sellers but to the community.” That’s important to Foley because that community is her home, too. Finding her buyers the home of their dreams or selling a home in a short period of time isn’t her only goal. The emotions felt throughout the process, big or small, allow Foley to develop a rapport that makes clients feel comfortable enough to pick up the phone and call her anytime, even after their working relationship has ended.

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Foley calls her clients weekly to discuss feedback, what’s happening online with their listing, the market and strategy adjustments if needed. She also touches base after every showing to ensure she’s accessible to her clients. She even has a methodology for presenting multiple offers to her sellers to make evaluation a much easier process. Her clients appreciate her honesty and open dialogue, which is why many have become lifelong friends who have bought and sold with Foley again and again throughout her career.

“There is nothing better than when we get to the end of the line when the seller is so thrilled, their expectations are surpassed, and they’re happy with the outcome. Of course, for buyers, it’s rewarding when they’ve found their dream home. That’s my biggest joy in this profession!” Foley spends her time venturing out “with the girls” to favorite spots such as Houston’s, Le Bilboquet and Storico Fresco. She also has supported the Northside Hospital Atlanta’s Women’s Center, Angel House, Atlanta Children’s Shelter and hopes to get involved with Chastain Horse Park’s equine therapy program for children. Kim Foley – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, kimfoley.atlantafinehomes.com, 3290 Northside Pkwy., Ste. 200, Atlanta. c. 404.915.3185 o. 404.237.5000. The content of this article is brought to you by Kim Foley – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. *Aforementioned sales sold with previous brokerage.

Buyer-Seller Basics “As a seller in this market, and Atlanta is one of the top five most robust markets in the country, your greatest expense is the money you don’t make,” says Foley. “When sellers give me a number, that’s my ammunition to say, ‘What if we can make more?’ From there, my goal is to manage a smooth transaction that closes on time with no or few surprises.” Right now, buyers face intense competition — on average, there were four offers per home closed in February this year — but that shouldn’t deter them. “It’s about being prepared. I access data, preview properties, prioritize options, and we establish a comfortable walk-away price. That gets my buyers in the mindset to craft offers that will get them under contract and closed.”

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knowledge of the area, overview of the current market and insight into her marketing plan tailored to accomplish the clients’ goals. Combined with the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Kim is able to truly offer her clients an unparalleled experience.

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If buying is on the horizon for you, you are in luck: interest rates are at historically low levels and your buying power has increased. However, because there is competition for the limited homes that are available for sale, a proactive real estate advisor is more important than ever to help you navigate through potential multiple offers, repairs and financing options to ensure a smooth process with little to no surprises.

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BEST KITCHEN SHOWROOM/STORE

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E5FIT Helping busy people over 40 who are intimidated or turned off by the typical gym, E5FIT creates personalized fitness routines to help members look, move and feel better — even if they have injury issues or haven’t worked out in years. With their small group format, clients can find support and motivation at a reasonable price. e5fit.com, 404.254.1606

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Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is one of the largest allergy groups in the Southeast and has been providing quality care for patients for 49 years. Buckhead office physicians David Tanner and Keith Lenchner treat patients with allergies, asthma, food allergies, skin allergies, sinusitis, and immune deficiency. atlantaallergy.com, 770.953.3331

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Overhead Door Company of Atlanta™ They have been trusted with Buckhead’s garage door needs since 1935. With 150 fully stocked trucks on the road every day, you can schedule same-day service. Visit their showroom of working garage doors and openers. Look for the Red Ribbon, it’s your assurance you have the genuine, the original, Overhead Door™. overheaddooratlanta.com, 404.872.3667

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I want to install shutters in my family room, but the windows are too high to reach. What are my options?

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