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Ice, Ice Baby

      At Jamison & Company, we are passionate about connecting with our community and new faces stepping onto the scene. Atlanta is constantly changing and growing business by business, family by family. It’s important to our team that newc ... [read full post]
published July 20, 2017

Repurpose For A Purpose

    Showing our environment a little TLC through recycling and repurposing items we use everyday has been an increasingly popular trend over the past couple of years. So many people have discovered creative ways to lessen their impact and become more environ ... [read full post]
published July 14, 2017

The Price of Freedom

        The 4th of July is a special, summer holiday full of sparkle, tasty treats, time with loved ones, and all sorts of fun activities that only Independence Day can bring. It takes us on adventures near and far. It takes us to the ocean, the mountains, the lake, and it beckon ... [read full post]
published July 7, 2017

Fantastic May Stats

    It's that time again… time for MAY STATISTICS! We are so thankful for another wonderful, fulfilling, abundant month at Jamison & Company and Keller Williams Realty. Our Metro Market overview is proof that with team work and a conscious effort ... [read full post]
published June 29, 2017

Real Friends In Real Estate

    When it comes to buying and selling homes around Atlanta, the Jamison & Company team can't ever get enough, however sometimes we might get by with a little help from our friends (thank you Paul McCartney and John Lennon)! We are excited to giv ... [read full post]
published June 23, 2017

Atlanta's Best Places To Park It

Beautiful summer weather is finally in full swing, and that means it’s time to get outside! Atlanta can get a little toasty this time of year, but the parks and recreation in this amazing city are totally worth feeling the heat! Pack up the sunblock and your h20… it& ... [read full post]
published June 22, 2017

Jamison & Company Welcomes Erica Griffin

    Calling all buyers, calling all buyers, we have a new agent in the house! She is driven, fun to work with, personable, caring, and super motivated to help you find the perfect place to call home! Her name is Erica Griffin, and Jamison & Company&nbs ... [read full post]
published June 10, 2017

Fun Ways to Chill Out in Atlanta This Summer

When summer time rolls around in Atlanta, so does a significant amount of free time for many, along with a ton of heat! While hanging out in the summer sun is long awaited, with all of the time on you're hands (and hands of those busy little ones), finding ways to balanc ... [read full post]
published June 1, 2017

Atlanta Metro Market April Stats

    We are so thankful for another wonderful month at Jamison & Company and Keller Williams Realty! Our Metro Market overview is proof that with team work and a conscious effort to make dreams come true, you can accomplish so many amazing things! ... [read full post]
published May 24, 2017

Fun Summer Festivals in the ATL

When summer time rolls around every year, things always seem to become a little bit more exciting! Warm, sunny days, clear skies, and a multitude of outdoor activities are good for the soul. Vitamin D is key! In Atlanta, there are so many events happening this summer, and we ... [read full post]
published May 17, 2017

The Best School and Golden Rules in the ATL

If you and your loved ones are looking for an exciting place to call home, the ATL is the place for you! There are so many fabulous things that this incredible city has to offer, including friendly faces, beautiful places, delicious food, and some of the best schools in ... [read full post]
published May 10, 2017

ATL Food Bucket List in the 404

  Whether you're new to the Westside of Atlanta, or you're a veteran looking for a new hot spot to enjoy delicious eats, you’ve come to the best spot for the foodie 411 in the 404. The Westside of Atlanta is a popular area because of its beautiful views, creat ... [read full post]
published May 3, 2017

Westside Atlanta Companies We Love: Boutte Tree

At Jamison & Co., we love to highlight amazing people and businesses in Westside Atlanta so that you, whether you’re local or not, can learn about our community and know who to trust. This week we get to share with you about Boutte Tree, an amazing, family own ... [read full post]
published January 19, 2017

Who's buying real estate in Westside Atlanta? Middle-class families

Today, more young and growing middle-class families are choosing an urban lifestyle for their children. The Westside Atlanta community is no exception; in addition to college students, young professionals, and empty nesters, middle-class families are increasingly drawn to ... [read full post]
published November 29, 2016

Westside Atlanta Parks and Trails

The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile network of multi-use trails, green spaces, and parks that is being developed along a historic railroad corridor that circles the city. Many Atlantans are familiar with the most popular segment of the BeltLine, the Eastside Trail, that begins ... [read full post]
published November 21, 2016

9 Strategic Reasons for Sellers to List their Homes During the Holidays

One of the biggest objections homeowners against listing their properties for sale between October and January is that it’s a "bad" time to sell. Whether this myth was once true or simply started from wrong assumptions, we cannot tell. Unfortunately, the media has success ... [read full post]
published November 15, 2016

Jamison & Co. Supports Amendment 2!

This article was made possible by the contribution of Chris Sizemore of Creative Mischief. Chris believes in the value of socially-conscious businesses, for whom a strong commitment to philanthropy and the community is absolutely imperative. Be sure to visit the SAFE HARBOR ... [read full post]
published November 8, 2016

Westside Atlanta Transportation Projects for 2017 Onward

  Despite the sometimes legendary traffic here, the city of Atlanta is committed to providing its residents with a quality transportation system that supports a thriving economy and helps residents, employees, and visitors get around more efficiently. To this end, the c ... [read full post]
published October 25, 2016

JamCo Westside Watch - October 2016

Data trends often tell the truth about a housing market in a way that you can’t see from just casual observation. Here are just a few of the facts our analysis point to for Westside Atlanta this month. Recent home sales data indicates that Westside Atlanta is a hot ... [read full post]
published October 18, 2016

Enjoying October 2016 in Westside Atlanta

There is no shortage of fun in Westside Atlanta this month. Bring your family and invite your friends to one of these fantastic events happening in Atlanta’s Westside community. Cheer for Children Gala Spend an elegant evening at the Cheer for Children Gala, benefit ... [read full post]
published October 11, 2016

Your opinion matters at Jamison & Co. [Infographic]

  Atlanta needs to know what you think of us! People once trusted word of mouth above all Before the Internet, if you wanted to find whether a real estate company was worth your time, you had to know someone who had worked with them. Trying something new was risky. Now, reviews are king Curre ... [read full post]
published September 29, 2016

Who is Jamison & Company?

If you’re considering working with a real estate agent in Atlanta, we’d love to tell you more about Jamison and Co. We also know, historically, that many satisfied customers want to understand us better to unravel how we provide such a fantastic experience. ... [read full post]
published August 26, 2016

Who is buying real estate in Westside Atlanta? Successful Millennials

Are you wondering if Westside Atlanta is right for you? Some groups of people are more drawn to certain locations, and Westside Atlanta has a number of subcultures that really stand out. One of those groups is successful Millennials, and they’re buying homes in Wes ... [read full post]
published August 16, 2016

Should you rent or own a home in Westside Atlanta?

Whether you’re relocating locally or from a long distance, the decision on whether to rent or own can be tough (I’ve moved five times in eight years, both renting and owning). No matter how challenging it is to pick, though, you don’t have to guess what will work ... [read full post]
published August 9, 2016

How to tell if your home is priced too high for Atlanta’s Westside market

In a high demand market like Atlanta’s Westside, a seller shouldn’t experience a lack of interest from buyers. Your personal experience with selling a home, though, may be different, and you may be wondering what the problem is. Sometimes, the price you’re goi ... [read full post]
published July 29, 2016

Why Atlanta's Westside neighborhoods won't stop growing any time soon

In the real estate industry, we have the rare ability to see where a local housing market is likely heading months and sometimes years in advance. While the real estate industry depends on national and global forces that can change drastically in a short time, we also have many ... [read full post]
published July 21, 2016

2 Common Myths About Using an Agent when buying a Home

When we buy homes, we all want our desired home for the most affordable price in the right place at the right time. Those are a lot of variables to manage, and the surest way to get what you want is to use a licensed real estate agent.But there are a few pervasive myths that sometim ... [read full post]
published July 8, 2016

Spotlight on Sellers: To Stage or NOT to Stage?

Alright. You are selling your house. Your company has already moved you, or you’ve already moved into your new home, or you are simply are not living in your home anymore. You need to sell your home for the best price in the least amount of time.   To Stage or n ... [read full post]
published June 3, 2016

The Upper Westsider: Spotlight on Schools

Bolton Academy 2268 Adams Drive Atlanta, GA 30318  Bolton Academy is part of the Atlanta Public School system and was opened in August of 2003. It is districted for the Bolton, Riverside, Collier Hills and Whittier Mill Village neighborhoods. Bolton Academy holds an ... [read full post]
published May 26, 2016

Spotlight on Buyers: What happens next??

You’re UNDER CONTRACT! Now what? What happens between now and when you legally own your NEW home? Loan Process - Once you submit the Loan Application to your Lender, it is usually subject to a credit check, an appraisal and sometimes, a survey of the property. T ... [read full post]
published April 21, 2016

Georgia Gardening 102: What to Plant in April

Spring has officially been in full swing for a few weeks now and the lawn & garden sales are too! If you are new to the gardening world, it’s the perfect time of the year for you to start your garden for the year! Picking the space in your yard for your garden ... [read full post]
published April 14, 2016

My Year with Jamison & Co.: Consciousness Creates

Hello all! Liz here!  I have just celebrated my first year with Jamison & Co. and would like to take a minute to share and reflect. I would have never believed you if you had told me I’d be in Real Estate one day. Sure, I’ve been in retail and sales ... [read full post]
published March 25, 2016

Spotlight on Buyers: Why do I need a Home Inspection?

When puchasing a home, we highly recommend that you have a professional home inspector conduct a thorough inspection. The inspection will include the following: -Appliances -Plumbing -Electrical -Air conditioning and heating -Ventilation -Roof and Attic -Foundat ... [read full post]
published March 24, 2016

4 Things You Absolutely Need to Succeed at Real Estate Internet Marketing

Can you think of the last time you made a major decision or purchase without doing online research first? Can you even think of a time before decisions were made without consulting Google? Rhetorical question I know, but understanding how ubiquitous the internet is in our lives to ... [read full post]
published March 24, 2016

Who Gets the House? Real Estate and Family Law

When a couple divorces, very often one of the largest single assets is the family home, which is often titled in both names and jointly mortgaged or secured. Since it is impractical to divide a house physically, that issue must be dealt with in other ways. Selling The H ... [read full post]
published March 11, 2016

Spotlight on Buyers: Selecting the Perfect Neighborhood for You

When searching for your new home, there are many factors to consider when selecting a neighborhood that is the best fit for you. Neighborhoods and communities have characteristic personalities designed to best suit single people, growing families, two-career couples, and r ... [read full post]
published March 10, 2016

Buying vs. Renting in Atlanta

The decision to buy a home or rent a home in Atlanta, or anywhere, for that matter, is a big decision. It is definitely ‘adulting’ at its finest. "Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community."~ Rick Renzi The costs of home ownership versus renting are vastly diff ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Homestead Exemption 2015

It's that time of the year again - TAX TIME. If you purchased a home in 2015, chances are that you are eligible for the Homestead Exemption on your 2015 taxes. What exactly IS the exemption? A state or local tax break that exempts a certain amount of the value of property ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions

We’ve all made them, the working out, swearing off booze, food, or whatever your vice happens to be. In the same vein, you may be likely to start something new. Reading, learning a language, or just to spend more quality time with your family and friends. A lot of us will want to work on ourselves – finding our g ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Would you like some Eggnog with your Morphine?

  I love to brag on my family and one of my favorite Christmas memories is in 2007. My parents told us that we were going to start a new tradition and to make sure that I took off of work the few days after Christmas. We were going to be going on vacation to an und ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Coming Soon: 1282 and 1286 Wylie St Atlanta, GA 30317

COMING SOON... 1282 Wylie St SE Atlanta, GA 30317 1286 Wylie St SE Atlanta, GA 30317 PROPERTY FEATURES • Dazzling New Construction on Atlanta’s sought-after Edgewood! • Thoughtfully designed OPEN Floor plan for Today’s Buyer  • Kitchen features Chef's kit with Granite counter tops & Stainless Steel Ap ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co. Christmas Party 2015

Last Thursday, Jamison & Co. had the pleasure of holding our Christmas Party for our AMAZING clients. We have had a wonderful year in 2015 and it was great to be able to celebrate it in style! First off, we would like to extend a tremendous amount of GRATITUDE to Old ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, December 6th from 1-4pm

BACK ON THE MARKET! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! 2875 Parrott Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 1-4PM Welcome Home! Don't miss these soaring ceilings within this 1920's bungalow featuring TWO true rocking chair porches!  This home is perfect blend of OLD & NEW with TWO double-sided, original brick firepl ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday December 6th, 2015

You’re Invited! 1710 Bristol Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Sunday December 6th 1-4pm Come view this stunning home in Briarcliff Heights! Another Award Winning VanderBuilt Custom Home!! This home is an INCREDIBLE value-->LOW energy bills w SPRAY FOAM INSULATION and Energy Star Windows. Design ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Top 5 Things to Include Your Pets During the Holidays

The holidays are here!! Between the hustle & bustle of kids being out school, parties, family, friends, food, gifts, charity work, there is one group that can be overlooked - our PETS! Dogs, cats, birds, fish, snakes, etc all can feel the extra stress that the holidays ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

My Thanksgiving Passion

Thanksgiving conjures up so many different meanings & memories for so many people! The gratitude is flowing, the holiday season is in full swing, all of the fun decorations come out & the kids are off from school. For me it brings to mind one of most favorite passions: ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Thanksgiving: to Cook or NOT to Cook?

A time for gratitude, a time for being with family and friends – and a time to cook a gigantic meal - a meal that requires a lot of money and attention – and you have not cooked for more than 3 minutes in the microwave in months! What to do? Start practicing now or… Get ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Thanksgiving: Tips for Navigating Black Friday with Grace

The biggest annual shopping day of the year is upon us. According to consumer reports, the sales during Thanksgiving are trending up %18 for 2015. While Cyber Monday and online shopping has increased in recent years, there will still be the crowds that come out for the yearl ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Financing your Home: Insight from Movement Mortgage

The world of financing is ever changing however it doesn’t have to be a scary experience. Working with a knowledgeable loan officer at a reputable company is the first step in the right direction. There are several factors that influence a mortgage loan. The five major factors ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Gratitude Week: Grateful by Choice

Prayers, grace, gratitude, chants, and affirmations. We all do it. Close calls in life – dodging the proverbial bullet has many of us saying "oh lord, or please god, just help me get out of"…(name your situation). The question is…who/what are you thanking in the good ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Gratitude Week: Why is Gratitude so important?

Gratitude is one of the most integral habits I have cultivated in my personal and professional life.  As we embark on the holiday season full of magic & wonderment, I’d like to confess & share 2 points around my experience with gratitude. Bill & I are very ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

JamCo Gratitude Week: My GIANT, LOUD, LOVING Family

As Thanksgiving is rolling around, we have decided to do a Gratitude Week to express our THANKS to those around us. Undoubtedly, I have decided to highlight and brag on my family. We have had an incredible year in 2015 with moves, career transitions and engagements. In ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Millennials: The Generation Y Home Buyer Profile

  Generation Y (those born in the early 80s to mid 90s) or Millennials make up the largest share of home buyers at 32%. It is important  to understand the mindset of this group and what motivates them in the housing market. The Millennial population has exceeded th ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

A Puppy for Christmas?

Who doesn't want to surprise their family with a puppy for Christmas? It give us #allthefeels! Bringing home a puppy is an exciting time but also can be stressful for both you and your pet. The key is preparation. This will make the transition much easier for you and give ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Georgia Gardening 101: What to Plant in the Winter

One of the great things about living in Georgia is that we are fortunate to have long summers with the opportunity to grow more vegetables, longer. Generally, our winters are mild and give ample opportunity to grow indoors and prepare to plan early for the spring season. Now t ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Top 5 Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Atlanta

Just another reason to love living in Atlanta: According to Zillow in 2010, Atlanta was voted the 15th BEST City in the US to Trick-or-Treat. It was based on safety and walkability. We have so many neighborhoods in the Metro Atlanta area that are great to trick-or-treat i ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Confessions of a Realtor (Mom): Halloween, Carving 4 Pumpkins and 2 Boys

I started with the BEST intentions: It’s the end of August and I ask the boys what they want to be for Halloween. We research costumes, order them from Amazon Prime and they are here before Labor Day. Success, that’s been checked off! Next on the list is decorating. ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Halloween in Atlanta

Ghosts and goblins, haunted houses, hayrides, apple cider, and taffy apples…what else can you think of that is associated with fall? I love this time of year – in fact, I love all the transitions of the seasons, as it means a new beginning to something else, but there is something ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Lifestyle: BALANCE by Sarah Bivens

Hello, JamCo world! My name is Sarah Bivens. I’m a lifestyle coach and personal trainer with the YourDay Balance Game, creator of Back to Complete, and a huge fan of team JamCo. Let’s talk work-life balance for a minute. Better actually to refer to it as the illusion of work-life balance, which is what our culture pref ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Home Improvement: Tips that ADD Value

Are you thinking of selling your house but feel that your house needs some work? Simply want to give your home a facelift for the Fall? You don’t have to ‘break the bank’ to make your home look fantastic! More importantly, why waste your money on improvements tha ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

OPEN HOUSE Saturday Oct 17th 2-4PM!

JUST LISTED! DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! 2875 Parrott Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY OCT 17TH 2-4PM Welcome Home! Don't miss these soaring ceilings within this 1920's bungalow featuring TWO true rocking chair porches!  This home is perfect blend of OLD & NEW wit ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Upper Westsider: The Bands of Parktoberfest 2015

While you're enjoying the festivities at Parktoberfest this weekend at Whittier Mill Park, be sure to check out the bands! This year's festival brings an amazing line up so go ahead and preview them before you go! Whiskey Shivers Based out of Austin, TX, Whiskey Shivers brings an energy-packed show to Whittier Mill! This bluegrass rock ba ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Upper Westsider: Whittier Mill Parktoberfest 2015

It’s really no secret that Nancy and I LOVE living on the West Side of the ATL. We have lived in Atlanta since 2000, and we were located by Emory when we first moved to town. There were many things about living around the Highlands, Emory, and near Decatur that we really ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Culture Week: The Building Blocks

Corporate culture. How does that make you feel? Uptight? Uneasy? Awesome and elated? Presumably it makes you feel the way you do in regards to the context that you have around it. Whether you are working for Home Depot or maybe a Mom and Pop Department Store that ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Culture Week: Join The Team!

We have a unique office culture: we have team workouts, outings & quarterly lunches. We take our health & fitness very seriously. We do not tolerate gossip or disempowering conversation. We aren't for everyone. To make it on this team you have to BE NICE!, bring ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Jamison and Co Culture Week: Our Rockstar Culture

This week is all about Jamison & Company's CULTURE. We are kicking it off with this AWESOME infographic on what it means to live the Rockstar Lifestyle with Jamison & Company. It's NO secret that we have a great time working with each other but YOUR company culture ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

We are HIRING! Help us GROW!

THANK YOU*THANK YOU*THANK YOU!!!! We are GROWING and we are so grateful for you and your business! Who do you know that is an Empire Builder w a strong desire for an expanding career? We are hiring for 3 very special, unique ROCK STAR Real Estate Agents who prefer working with BUYERS. We expect ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY: 1895 Spring Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30319

 Sunday, September 13th from 1-4pm Come one, come all! Located in HOT, HOT, Westside Atlanta! Check out this STUNNING Charleston inspired Craftsman home. New Construction, Open Floorplan has amazing, abundant natural light. Site Finished Hardwoods, tall ceilings, custo ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Job Outlook: 2015 Strongest Year for Jobs in Atlanta

2015 is predicted to be the strongest year yet in metro Atlanta for job growth since the 1996 Olympics. There are a projected 140,000 jobs to be added this year. Mercedes-Benz USA is a large contributor to this number by adding 800-1,000 jobs with their new headquarter ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Home Improvement: Tips to Enhance your Curb Appeal

  Curb appeal is the FIRST impression when Buyers view your house from the street. It is a critical component in selling your house because it gives a 'perceived value' before Buyers view the inside. What can you do to boost YOUR Curb Appeal? Check out the infographic ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

It's a Seller's Market! Is YOUR House Priced Right?

   Is your house priced correctly? This may seem like a simple question, but for many sellers this can be the 'line in the sand' on how motivated you are to sell. The theory of "I will price my home high to allow room for negotiation" can scare away even the most ready and ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Gone with the Wind Tour: 10 Sights in Atlanta to Give a Damn about!

Atlanta is a cornerstone in southern history and Margaret Mitchell left a legacy that draws thousands of visitors every year to Atlanta to experience her life as she wrote her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "Gone with the Wind". Here are the 10 places in Atlanta to follow ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Real Estate Jargon: What the HECK does THAT mean??

Many people have NO idea what us Realtors are talking about. We get used to the 'language' after a while and forget that at one time, we knew very little. When it comes to navigating the home buying or selling process, the 'jargon' can be confusing. Check out the infographic ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Top 10 Metro Atlanta School Districts

Getting your children into the right school is important. 63% of families say that the right school district is the among the most important considerations when searching for a new home. Homes also tend to hold their value as well when the need to sell arrives if the location ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016

Real Estate News

Selling your house can be a daunting process. Let the experts do the work for you! Real Estate Agents know exactly how to market your house appropriately and are valuable resources in helping you set a competitive list price. This infographic below shows exactly where Buyers ... [read full post]
published February 25, 2016
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