real estate: 3945 Stanley Rd. Cumming GA 30041 - Windermere - 05/10/19 09:32 AM
Welcome home to 3945 Stanley Road! 
This beautiful home located in the popular Windermere Golf Community offers buyers an amazing opportunity to live in the sought-after Hawcreek Elementary & South Forsyth High School Districts!While this stunning home offers many updates that make it feel new, the gorgeous wooded lot and mature landscaping are definitely not something you’ll find in a new construction neighborhood.Meticulously maintained, this beautiful, executive home features exterior architectural details including an attractive mix of brick & shake shingle as well as a 3 car garage.A sense of comfort begins on the serene front porch and continues throughout the home … (2 comments)

real estate: Getting to Know Vickery Village - Cumming GA - 10/24/18 03:37 PM
 With dining, shopping, workout facilities and AWARD WINNING SCHOOLS within walking distance, Vickery is one of South Forsyth’s most vibrant and active “Live, Work, Play” communities. Add to that easy access to GA-400 and the Windward business district and you’ll begin to see the draw.Nestled in the woods with unique homes built, by multiple builders, highlighting classic architectural character and quality craftsmanship, Vickery offers a distinctive “old world” neighborhood vibe while offering the convenience, innovation and energy efficiency required by today’s savvy homeowners.The spectacular neighborhood amenities include - Pool with Pavilion, Tennis Courts, Parks, Walking Trails, etc... all surrounded by over … (0 comments)

real estate: 3570 Evonvale Overlook Cumming GA 30041 - 08/09/18 04:39 PM
Welcome home to 3570 Evonvale Overlook! 
This beautiful home located in the popular Montvale neighborhood offers buyers an amazing opportunity to live in the sought-after Brookwood Elementary & Lambert High School Districts!POTTERY BARN ADORABLE – Beautifully updated home with WOOD FLOORS on the main level, NEW NEUTRAL CARPET upstairs and ON-TREND PAINT COLORS throughout the home provide the perfect backdrop for you to create your dream home.The bright, white kitchen offers new GRANITE COUNTERTOPS and a newly installed coordinating SUBWAY TILE BACKSPLASH. The HUGE granite topped island is definitely the centerpiece of this gorgeous kitchen which opens onto a large patio overlooking … (1 comments)

real estate: 1015 David Trace Suwanee GA 30024 - 08/06/18 12:32 PM
Welcome home to 1015 David Trace! This lovely 4 bedroom home is located in beautiful Hawthorne - a popular South Forsyth swim/tennis community. This spacious home is nestled on a beautiful wooded lot in the heart of the neighborhood near the amenities and fishing pond.  
The 2-story entry foyer offers hardwood floors and opens up to the formal dining room, living room/office and main level family room. 
To the left of the entry you will find a roomy dining room which offers more hardwoods and chair rail moldings. The large window keeps it light and bright. To the right of the … (4 comments)

real estate: 3240 Riverhill Court Cumming GA 30041 - 06/23/18 07:21 AM
Welcome home to 3420 Riverhill Court! $375,000
This beautiful MASTER-ON-MAIN is nestled into the trees on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Chattahoochee River Club, one of Forsyth County’s premier equestrian neighborhoods.  
This lovely home offers a 2-story family room overlooking a private, wooded back yard and a bright, white kitchen with GRANITE counter tops and STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES plus 3 additional roomy bedrooms upstairs. Add to that an unfinished terrace level just waiting for expansion and you have room for everyone! 
The open, airy layout flows easily between formal and family areas allowing the natural light to shine through providing the perfect setting for … (5 comments)

real estate: 3545 Evonvale Overlook, Cumming GA 30041 - 06/08/18 08:14 AM
Welcome home to 3545 Evonvale Overlook!$410,000
Nestled in the woods on a quiet street in the popular South Forsyth community of Montvale, this beautiful home offers buyers an amazing opportunity to live in the sought after Brookwood Elementary & Lambert High School Districts!. 
New TRAVERTINE flooring on the main level and NEUTRAL COLORS throughout the property provide the perfect backdrop for you to create your dream home. (Allergy friendly with hard flooring throughput main level - no pets & no smoking household!) 
The elegant entry foyer with its new travertine floors continues to impress and opens up to the formal dining room and leads … (5 comments)

real estate: 4935 Wimborne Court Suwanee GA 30024 - 04/26/18 06:07 PM
Welcome home to 4935 Wimborne Court!Gorgeous red brick on 3 sides sets an elegant tone for this lovely home located in beautiful Aberdeen - a popular South Forsyth swim/tennis community.  This spacious home is nestled into a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac on one of the best lots in the neighborhood! 
As you enter the foyer, you will be captivated by the view of your private backyard paradise through the 2-story wall of windows in the family room beyond – but, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the formal living and dining rooms on the way. 
With 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths, … (6 comments)

real estate: Back Yard Staging Tips That Won't Break the Bank - 05/11/17 03:44 AM
Ideas for Staging Your Backyard without Breaking the Bank
Most home sellers understand the need for staging the interior of their house for sale, but many underestimate the value to staging their outdoor areas.
When your home is on the market you are selling a lifestyle. You want to show prospective buyer that the property enjoyable to be in and easy to maintain.
You want them to envision themselves lounging there or entertaining friends and that's not always easy to do!
Do you have a nice deck or patio… a pretty view?  Show their true value - enhance them to make them even more appealing … (3 comments)

real estate: Why You Should Use Realtor Recommended Service Providers - 01/03/17 12:22 PM
I’m supposed to be at a closing right now, but it ain’t gonna happen!
When buying a new home there are many service providers you will choose to assist you.  Of course the first will be your Realtor, but you will also need the services of a lender and closing attorney/title office among others.
I strongly recommend that you request a referral for these services from your Realtor rather than using a friend or choosing the “lowest bidder”.   Your agent has day-to-day experience with these professionals and knows who can get the job done and who can turn your transaction into a real … (1 comments)

real estate: Home Seller Warning - Don’t Let This Happen To You - 09/28/16 04:09 AM
I passed this sign in my Forsyth County neighborhood today and was so outraged that I stopped to take a picture of it. I can’t imagine any home seller settling for this lack of professionalism from the real estate agent they are paying to market their property.   It could be that the seller is working with a friend or family member and does not want to be seen as “difficult”, but more than likely they simply do not know that they have a right to expect more.
MARKETING MATTERS!   Unfortunately, many sellers do not understand the pivotal role professional marketing plays in getting their … (2 comments)

real estate: Do I Really Need to Get a Survey on my New Home? - 08/10/16 07:06 AM
Buyer's ask me all of the time - "Do I really need to get a survey?" This cautionary tale will answer that.
Life is full of anomalies. You know, those “one off” situations that you think you’ll never see again. But, when the same topic comes up on three separate occasions in a short period of time, I know that there’s more to it than a simple case of bad luck and I need to be prepared to change my way of doing business or provide a strong warning to my clients.
Recently I was contacted by a homeowner who had … (0 comments)

real estate: What Can Make your Home Sell Faster and for More Money? - 04/20/16 07:27 AM
The short answer… the features it offers!  But it’s what your agent does to help promote those features that really makes all the difference.
We all know that new or updated homes sell more quickly than outdated homes or those in need of repair or lacking upgrades. But, did you know that certain updates offer more bang for your buck, and that the words used to describe them can have a significant impact on how quickly your home sells and the amount that it sells for?
I always provide my Forsyth County home sellers with a high quality, professional photography … (0 comments)

real estate: VIDEO - Living in Forsyth County, GA - 11/19/15 02:06 AM
Are you thinking about relocating to Forsyth County, GA?
Do you wonder what life will be like living in Cumming or Suwanee?
What is there to do? Where can you go?
Check out my video for a sneak peek!
My sincere THANKS to:
The Collection (Forsyth)
Windermere Golf Club
Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau
for shering some of the photos included in the video.

real estate: Cumming GA Real Estate Agent Earns Certification - 10/23/15 06:36 AM
It's official.  I earned my e-PRO® Certification from the National Association of Realtors today!!!
For Immediate Release
Local Real Estate Agent Earns e-PRO® Certification CUMMING, GA
(October 23, 2015) – Gayle Barton of Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties has been awarded e-PRO® Certification after successfully completing the rigorous technology certification program offered by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).
Ms. Barton joins an elite group of real estate professionals who have earned NAR’s e-PRO® certification, dedicating both time and effort towards learning how to use the latest social media and internet technologies to reach today’s hyper-connected consumers.
Working together with the Social Media Marketing Institute (SMMI), NAR … (1 comments)

real estate: Why the Property Tax Rate of Your Neighborhood Really Does Matter - 04/27/15 06:56 AM
Written by guest, Jane Blanchard
The desire to own a home is a fundamental part of many families’ plans for living in Cumming, GA, but there are a number of factors to take into account, especially over the life of the home. One aspect of home ownership that can come as a surprise is paying a higher than expected property tax bill. The property tax rate in a neighborhood is an important detail to know, and there are a lot of resources available to find out how much the family next door is paying.
Property Taxes Tell the Status of a Neighborhood  
It’s easy to … (0 comments)

real estate: Gayle Barton Wins “Leading Edge” Award - 02/19/15 12:47 AM
So excited to have received this award and so THANKFUL to be part of such an amazing company!

real estate: You Don't Want To Remove Wallpaper Before You Sell? News Flash: Buyers Don't Either! - 11/17/12 03:28 AM
Gayle Barton - Cumming GA Real Estate - 706-455-0180 –Home stager extraordinaire, Sharon Tara who works her magic in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, has written an excellent post explaining why sellers MUST take care of the issues that buyes don't want to deal with.  This is very important for those trying to sell a home in the competitive Cumming GA real estate market as well as any other!As a successful home stager, Sharon works with many sellers and Realtors so she has seen the problems these mistakes can create first hand!   Don’t make a mistake when selling your … (3 comments)

real estate: Making Your Home OPEN HOUSE Ready - 10/26/10 12:18 PM
Making Your Home OPEN HOUSE Ready
My husband and I currently have our home in Blue Ridge, GA on the market and plan to move to an area about 75 miles south - closer to my husband's office - when it sells.  On a recent "scouting trip" to that area we noticed an OPEN HOUSE sign in one of our top choice neighborhoods and decided to stop in for a peak.
The front door was open when we arrived so we stepped into the foyer with a loud "Hello" to alert the agent on duty that someone was in the home … (6 comments)

real estate: Why NOW is a great time to buy Blue Ridge, GA Real Estate - 06/11/10 05:08 AM
Blue Ridge, GA is a very popular vacation destination located in the North Georgia mountains.  This quaint mountain town offers a pretty, historic downtown area with loads of shops and local restaurants, numerous outdoor activities, a scenic railway and luxury log cabin rentals with great mountain views for a very reasonable price. These draws along with its location, just 90 miles north of Atlanta, provide a constant flow of area visitors and cabin rental guests making the purchase of a turn-key vacation rental / investment property in the area a smart real estate investment choice.One thing that is certain about the … (2 comments)

real estate: Gayle Barton has earned the Nationally recognized (SFR) Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification - 06/10/10 08:48 AM

Gayle Barton, a Realtor with ERA - The Real Estate Connection in Blue Ridge, GA has earned the Nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification (SFR) from the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of NAR. The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help REALTORS® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the certification, she completed a one-day comprehensive classroom education program including passing a written test and three one hour webinars. The … (0 comments)

Gayle Barton,  Forsyth County Real Estate, Cumming GA Homes For Sale (404) 710-0204 (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Georgia Properties)

Gayle Barton, Forsyth County Real Estate

Cumming GA Homes For Sale (404) 710-0204

Cumming, GA

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Address: 325 Brannon Rd., #200, Cumming, GA, 30041

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Author Bio: Gayle Barton - is a full time real estate professional specializing in listing and selling homes in South Forsyth and North Fulton County neighborhoods. This area includes Cumming, Suwanee, and Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Roswell. View all AR Posts by Gayle Barton Forsyth County Real Estate North Fulton County Real Estate Blue Ridge GA Real Estate Google+ Cumming, GA Google+ Blue Ridge, GA Testimonials 672058 Gayle helped me find a home and worked to quickly and easily close within 30 days. She was very familiar with the area. I appreciate the guidance and ... more 5.0/5.0 by user3218204 669117 Gayle provided top-notch service to help us locate the perfect mountain home for our family. She got to know us, our needs, and especially our style. ... more 5.0/5.0 by lmcguire1 Cumming This blog was created to provide you with real estate related information as well as general information about the beautiful town of Cumming, GA and the surrounding South Forsyth and North Fulton communities. Please feel free to ask a question or add your input. Looking for a reputable Realtor who can help you buy or sell real estate in South Forsyth or North Fulton? I serve Cumming, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Duluth and Johns Creek, Windward, Milton and Roswell.



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