Mary Lynn McKenzie, Your Mountain and Lake Home Finder! Realtor/Broker

Serving Northeast Georgia and Southwestern North Carolina real estate needs for 14 years!
Retirement/Vacation/Second Homes
Waterfront ~ Lake, River, Creek
Investment ~ Rentals, Commercial, Foreclosures and Short Sale Specialist

                                     For Home Sellers

Selling your home shouldn't be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing the right REALTOR® is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. My services and experience allow you to focus on your move while I manage your home sale from our initial consultation to the closing deal, and beyond. I pride myself on repeat business and hope you'll come to understand why.

As Your Agent, I Will:

Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home's value to that of your neighbors.

Use my 20+ years of marketing and advertising skills to give you an edge over your competition.

As an award-winning creative writer, write your description in an attractive and realistic light.

As a qualified photographer with a wide-angle lense, provide at least 24 photos of your home in a more accurate perspective than most cameras/photographers can.

As a knowledgable and intelligent marketer with all the current technologies, gain your property access to all the latest technologies online which is where 87% of buyers are coming from.

As a Publisher and Graphic Designer, create printed materials that stand out above the crowd.

As a home seller and purchaser myself, I understand the process and how people search for properties and how sellers desire to be in contact with their agent, even if nothing is happening. You will get reports of online hits and showings via email on a regular basis!

Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.

Help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.

Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.

Help you find your next home should you stay in the area. If you are moving out of the area, I will refer you to an agent with similar integrity and commitment.

Recent Home Sales

What are homes selling for IN YOUR AREA? Use Contact me to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or choose a more detailed analysis of the value of your home. For a full list of how to help me market and sell your home or property, call me for a no obligation interview. I am confident that you will find that no one will do more for you and with the expense of commission, that's the way it should be! Call me at 706.835.7616 at your convenience. I do not take listings for the sake of taking them. It must be a co-operative partnership with a marketable listing at a sellable price. I also cap my listings to what I can manage professionally and proficiently. Call me at 706.835.7616 to see if your listing qualifies.

Getting the Highest Price for Your Home

Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it's staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

Closing Costs to Expect: 

Title insurance fees depend on the sales price of the home.

Broker's commission is a full-service fee and will cost anywhere between 5% to 7%.

Local property transfer tax, county transfer tax, state transfer tax, and state capital gains tax are the charges that you'll pay for the privilege of selling your home. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year are variable and depend on when you close and when your taxes are due.

FHA fees and costs are all fees are now negotiable between an FHA buyer and seller.

Home inspections fees are in some circumstances paid for by the seller and include pest, radon and other inspections.

Miscellaneous fees can accrue from correcting problems noticed during the home inspection.

Find out how much your closing costs could be