Sherry and Maria Team Real Estate Blog



Up for grabs is one of our Team's favorite homes located in one of our favorite subdivisions in Forsyth County's Woodland Park.  If we sound biased, it is because we are! We love this 3-sides brick for its master on main, convenient location, beautiful interior, and gorgeous mature lot.  The spacious master suite is located on the first floor, rare in most construction.  Having a master suite on the main provides "aging-in place" benefits.  For older homeowners, it allows for one-level living.  For younger homeowners, an upstairs bedroom can be used as a master while the downstairs master is used as a private guest retreat for visiting grandparents.  A main level master offers homeowners of

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Brannon Estates New Construction in South Forsyth - Cumming GA

by Maria

Imagine building your very own custom home on 1+ to 2 acre lot within seconds to shopping, dining and our GA 400 highway!  Brannon Estates, located on Brannon Road, is tucked back behind a wooden preserve providing the privacy you are looking for yet conveniences to everything that Cumming and surrounding areas has to offer. 

Archway Custom Homes recently broke ground on the first of 4 lots at Brannon Estates.  You can choose a floor plan from either the Estates or Manor Collection and also have Archway Custom Homes customize the floor plans for your needs.  Working with a builder who listens and understands your needs is very important and you’ll find just that with Archway

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When you work with The Sherry and Maria Team, you make North Atlanta a better place!

1% of our revenue goes back to charities across North Atlanta. 

Several months ago, The Sherry and Maria Team discussed how we could give back to the residents of our area communities. Besides moving people, we wanted to change lives! After some brainstorming, we created First Fruits. Every quarter we donate to a local nonprofit charity. One of our recipients has been “The Will to Live Foundation,” a nonprofit for the prevention of teen suicide and the “Five Points Challenge” a 5K race that supports childhood cancer, environmental causes, and spinal cord injuries.

Our most recent donation is to No Longer Bound’s 2016 Golf Tournament. No Longer Bound is a

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Termite Bonds:Know your 3 R’s: Retreat, Repair, and Research your options!

by Sherry Ajluni

After numerous years of selling real estate, we’ve encountered and overcome just about everything when it comes to repairs; and with that we’ve acquired a comprehensive list of vendors to assist us.  Part of the inspection process can involve a request for a termite inspection, where the seller must acquire a “free and clear” termite letter, or a more comprehensive and costly “Wood Destroying infestation report,” or WDO.  For those homeowners who own a termite bond with a good, reputable company; this is a relatively simple, pain-free process that should not cost the homeowner any additional fees, nor be a hassle to get in a timely manner. But one thing we’ve

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Your Home is a Big Investment. Let Us Show You How to Make More Money!

By Sherry Ajluni and Stephanie Percynski

For most people, their home is one of their largest investments. We take that investment seriously. Our job is to help sellers get the highest possible price. How do we do it? We get the home in the best possible condition by decorating, staging and providing the most beautiful photography available. We need those photos to pop! To get potential buyers in the door, our photography needs to be better, more crisp, and highlight the best features of your home. Our team only works with professional photographers who use the most advanced equipment currently available.

 Thinking about selling but don’t know where to start? You don’t

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Sherry Ajluni

That’s a song from the 80s, remember? It may also be a question you are wrestling with. What is the market doing? When is the right time to move? What are rates going to do?

Obviously, when to move may be a personal question of when the time is right for your family. Or it may be when you have to relocate for a job. If you don’t have to move for a job, and you want a larger, smaller or just different style house, you are likely watching the market and trying to figure out when you will maximize your investment on your current home and when you can get the best deal on your new home.

The market has been a bit volatile lately which tells me the Fed is less likely to raise rates as quickly as we

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by Sherry Q.

Recently, I had the chance to visit Atlanta’s newest hot spot, Ponce City Market.  Housed in the nearly 100-year-old Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, PCM is home to various upscale shops, well-curated restaurants, office space, and flats.  It is just one part of the redevelopment movement going on in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward area and Ponce de Leon Avenue.  The premise of PCM is to make it a community hub, to connect the adjoining neighborhoods and then those that lie just beyond -- Virginia Highlands, Morningside, Candler Park, and Druid Hills.  It is also linked directly to the Atlanta Beltline (there’s even a bike valet!). 

The structure has the feel of an outdoor market that is reminiscent of Seattle’s Pike Street Market but with an

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The Sherry and Maria Team loves this custom upscale single-family home in the Wentworth Manor community in Suwanee, Georgia.  Located in Forsyth County, Wentworth Manor offers residents a gated entrance, a community pool and clubhouse, and an active HOA. Architecturally traditional to craftsman European style homes are featured in Wentworth Manor.

Looking for a fantastic school district?  You will be particularly pleased with the award-winning schools comprised of Lambert High, South Forsyth Middle, and Sharon Elementary.  Just a few minutes away is an abundant selection of shopping, dining, medical facilities, movie theaters and much more.  For commuters, GA 400, I-85, and Hwy 141 are easily

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Home selling is stressful on everyone in the family.  When we include pets in the process, the stress level can be even higher.  Should Fido be allowed to stay while the house is for sale?  Should we hide the dog bed, Tinkerbell’s litter box, the food bowls?  Does the house smell like “dog” or “cat?”  Our pets are well-loved members of the family, but they can be a hindrance when it comes to selling your home.  It is important that buyers are able to envision themselves living in your home.  This means depersonalizing the space, and this includes our wonderful, sweet pets.  Below are some tips for staging your home if you are a pet owner.

Talk to Your Vet
Discuss the plan with your vet.  Some animals do not adjust well to change, become homesick, and

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atlanta braves suntrust park

by Maria

Our very own Atlanta Braves will open their 2017 season at the new Suntrust Park! With a total of 41,500 seats (20% smaller than our current Turner Field), the idea is to have more of seating situation where fans feel like they have the best seat. Our well-known Chop House, led by Coors Lite, will have 10,000 square feet of space featuring three levels with two party decks and even a large group area directly behind right field.

The Suntrust Park concept is more of a “play, work, stay” with both shopping and entertainment that can be utilized all year round. The Battery Atlanta is incorporated into this experience with more than 400,000 retail and office square feet, a nine-story office tower, a new hotel from Omni Hotel & Resorts,

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