Who are Atlanta expatriate executive leasing tenants and owners?

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Real Estate Agent with Tim Francis Realty LLC

 

Who are Atlanta expatriate executive leasing tenants and owners? 

 

Atlanta Expatriate Home - Michelle Francis Atlanta Leasing and Property Management Garden HillsWhen I meet new folks we invariably ending up talking about what we do for a living and folks are rarely aware of the expatriate communities that exist within Atlanta.  What the heck is an expatriate?   How does this work for the owners and tenants?

 

Atlanta Expatriate Home - Michelle Francis Atlanta Leasing and Property Management Garden HillsIn Atlanta and many other cities there are folks that are brought in to do an international assignment from their home country for a local branch, the company headquarters, or even an international consulate position.  These folks usually have a limited duration that they will be living in Atlanta, such that who they work for gives them a budget and has them lease (rent) a home for the duration rather than get into the expenses of purchasing a home for the short-term. 

 

Atlanta Expatriate Home - Michelle Francis Atlanta Leasing and Property Management Garden HillsBy short term, we mean any where from 2-3 years.  After that expatriates frequently stay in Atlanta, but their employment status can change from semi-localized to localized.  The longest we have had an expatriate tenant is six years and counting. 

 

Atlanta Expatriate Home - Michelle Francis Atlanta Leasing and Property Management Garden HillsExpatriates can also be sent out of Atlanta on an international assignment, but plan to return to Atlanta after their assignment and don’t want to sell their home.  Tim Francis Realty has extensive experience helping Atlanta expatriates or ex-pat’s coming or going for the past 10 years. 

 

Atlanta Expatriate Home - Michelle Francis Atlanta Leasing and Property Management Garden HillsFor the incoming Atlanta expatriates, we routinely lease out a variety of Executive Lease homes; have great knowledge of contacts to get them set up in Atlanta with everything from schools including Atlanta International School to utilities to driver’s licenses.  For owners, Tim Francis Realty specializes in executive lease homes and offers a property management service for those who are living abroad and want to make sure their home and investment is professionally handled while they are away for a few years. 

 

Just over half of our homes we lease and or property manage in Buckhead are Atlanta expatriates either coming or going.  If you are coming to or leaving from Atlanta as an international expatriate, please feel free to contact Michelle Francis to assist you.   Our market area includes Buckhead, Garden Hills, Chastain Park, Morningside, Virginia Highlands, Sandy Springs, East Cobb, Dunwoody & Alpharetta conveniently located to downtown and the Atlanta International Airport! 

 

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Comments (8)

Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO
QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR

Great post! Good informations!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

May 24, 2011 05:01 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

In our area, we have UVA professors, doctors and military personnel who want to keep their local homes as rental properties and return to them in a few years~!

May 26, 2011 12:13 AM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Adam, 

Thanks for commenting.

Wallace, 

Yes, we have some of those folks over near Emory and the CDC!  Great concept to return to your own home. 

All the best, Michelle

May 27, 2011 03:34 AM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Michelle, interesting how "short term" has such a vastly different meaning to different people.  Many think a year is long term.

May 28, 2011 11:20 AM
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Michelle,

Interesting post.  I'm sure that goes on in Silicon Valley, also, but I'm not tapped into that market. Thanks.

May 30, 2011 02:06 PM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Al, 

Yes for ex-pat's one year is very short term - mostly they are 3 year rentals.

Lloyd, 

It's a whole wide world that few are really aware of.

All the best, Michelle

May 31, 2011 02:53 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Good evening, Michelle! My, what lovely homes these expats get to lease. I don't blame the homeowners at all for keeping them... they are beautiful! I've known military families here who lease for three years from the get go.  I wouldn't want to do it, but for expats, the ideal situation. 

Jun 02, 2011 04:25 PM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Yolanda, 

Ex-pats aren't the only part of the market, just my majority.  Although trending for others who just don't want to buy right now, but can easily afford to is going strong.

All the best, Michelle

Jun 21, 2011 08:01 AM