Over the past 15 years, we have helped 93 Sellers successfully sell their lake homes. If you choose to let The Lake Team market your home, we will rely on professional management tools, personal knowledge of the lake market, and information from our proprietary database to guide you.
Many factors go into determining the appropriate asking price for your property. By maintaining our own database of lake sales for the past 15 years, we are able to thoroughly understand patterns and predict trends based on both historical and current data. We will provide you with our view of the market value of your home as well as the scenarios for different price points to assist you in agreeing on an asking price.
After agreement on the price, we will identify areas of improvement that may accelerate an offer. We also may suggest several preliminary inspections to determine if there are any issues that should be resolved up front.
The Lake Team will market your home by developing a marketing plan that is unique to your home and that will utilize these tools and methods:
– Professional photography that will include still photos, virtual tours and drone shots where appropriate.
– A unique website that is built precisely for your property that will allow us to highlight the benefits of your home beyond the limits imposed by MLS.
– Exposure to our Facebook audience of close to 2000 followers connects to the lakes.
– Discussions with the top agents in the lake market about your home to generate interest.
– Print advertising that is appropriate for your property.
A primary and secondary agent will be assigned to you for communication, but everyone on our team will be available to you. You will, of course, be notified with feedback from any showings.
We will keep you informed as new homes come on the market, become pended or reduce their prices so that we can determine together the effect on your home. We produce a monthly electronic lake update report that you will receive around the first of every month.
Offers and Acceptance
We will be instrumental in negotiating the terms of an offer to protect your interests. Having represented over 70 sellers of lake homes. we have gained invaluable experience that can only be gained by going through the process many times over.
Closing & Post Closing
After a firm contract is achieved, we will utilize project management software to track the many required tasks, inspections, financing, and other details to successfully close the sale. After the home has closed, we hope that we will have built not only a professional relationship but also a friendship!
“The Lake Team was such a huge help in selling our lake house. They are linked to the community and have a grace and professionalism that is unparalleled.
Their sensitivity to privacy and sentiment were super important in working together to find a new owner for our family heirloom. I mean it!”
Amy Ray Sold 2018 Lake Rabun
“When we met with Michael for the initial meeting he was very realistic about the time it would take to get the price we wanted for our lake house on Burton. He was spot on. When it came down to a negotiation between two competing offers he more than did his job to get us what we wanted in a timely manner. I highly recommend The Lake Team if you are selling or buying on Burton, Rabun or Seed.”
Mike W. Edmonds Sold 2017 Lake Burton
“Michael and the rest of the Lake Team did an outstanding job on the sale of our Lake Rabun home. The end product was a great fit between buyer and seller. Fortunately we received a fairly quick sale after the Lake Team took over our listing. They made great suggestions to improve the attractiveness of the property without spending and arm and a leg. Their team approach makes them efficient and very responsive. We highly recommend The Lake Team for buying or selling on Lake Rabun!”
Robert Stephenson Seller 2017 Lake Rabun
“Michael attended us through three tough years in marketing our Lake Rabun home. We never considered another agent. He was always attentive and helpful in every way.”
Lea Richmond Jr Sold 2014 Lake Rabun
“Michael and Craig helped us sell a Lake Rabun home and also purchase a Lake Rabun
lot so that we could build a new home. They are the best team around without a doubt — in every aspect. We highly recommend them!”
Maggie Miley and Peter Schofiield Sold 2014 Lake Rabun
“We were thinking of listing our property and contacted Michael and Craig about the lake market. They were responsive and knowledgeable and quickly worked with another Harry Norman Realtor agent to find us a potential Buyer. Throughout the transaction process, they represented us in a professional manner and I was very satisfied. I would recommend them to anyone selling or buying lake property in Rabun County.”
Tom Bell Sold 2013 Lake Rabun
“When I made the decision to sell my house, I knew immediately who I wanted to help me make that a reality. One never forgets the kindness and thoughtfulness extended through the years. Now that the sale is complete, I know that I made the right choice. You told me that this would be a process and it was! But you Michael helped shepherd me along the way — always with a timely response to calls and emails. That alone was such an important part, helping me get through this major event in my life. The professionalism and integrity displayed were exceptional. Thank you!
Can’t wait to see what the Camerons do to make this home theirs. My wish is for them to create as many wonderful memories as my family did for 58 years! Your kind donation to the Lake Rabun Association was very thoughtful and appreciated. What a nice gesture to support the community that has been so special! When I get settled in my new home, I hope that you all will come visit. I am so excited about beginning this next chapter in my life.”
Becky Jackson Sold 2016 Lake Rabun
“The big difference with the Lake Team having a listing is that they work to sell the house rather than just waiting for someone to show up and buy it. When we first met, they presented me with a marketing plan that included a review of listings in the same price range, a detailed “to do list” for my house and specific plans on taking it to market. They started showing the house immediately and sold it 5 weeks after getting the listing. Throughout the process, they managed every detail well, stayed in constant contact and made the whole process pleasurable. The Lake Team was my winning team!”
Ron Scharbo Sold 2016 Lake Burton
“Michael very skillfully guided us through the process of selling our home. He anticipated potential problems and issues and gave us sound advice and alternatives to consider. He handled it with total professionalism.”
Spring & Tom Asher Sold 2009 Lake Rabun