Tree Wars

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 Georgia Broker 175548

Tree Wars

This is such an amazing time of year to be out showing homes.  The weather is bright and sunny, and the big bonus for the Spring time here in the Atlanta area are all the different types of flowering trees to enjoy.

As shown in the photo, the downside for all these large trees are the amount of shade that is cast in the shadows of this amazing beauty. 

When we first moved here from Texas, I was awestruck at the trees since the only trees in our area were small in size.  I just loved looking out my windows in Atlanta at the beautiful trees lining the streets.  I couldn't imagine that there would be any problems with someone not enjoying these trees.  WRONG! 

The vast majority of subdivisions in this area have homes located on lots that are about 1/3 of an acre in size.  For a homeowner that takes the beauty of the grass over the beauty of the trees, it can get a little dicey.  I have actually had a friend in the neighborhood ask me questions about his "air space."  He's very frustrated at his neighbor's tree branches going over to his side of the lot line.  He's having a challenge getting his pristine lawn to grow in the shadows of the neighbor's tree.  What are his rights?  I then try (very gently) to remind him of the value of having a good relationship with any neighbors.  


Posted by

Laura Andersen, REALTOR®, Associate Broker / Keller Williams Realty Partners





 Laura Andersen | Associate Broker at KW Realty Partners |




Comments (7)

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Laura, Trees can sure add to the beauty of our surroundings.  Especially ones like you have in the photo. 

Apr 11, 2014 11:59 PM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Great photo, Laura.  Yes, Spring time is always when our "packaging" of homes look the best, all the colors, especially in a State like Colorado, where we have brown and white for over 6 months.  The spring colors, green grass, new leaves, just makes the home look better.

Apr 12, 2014 12:07 AM
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning and great Pic, keep up the good work and good luck with your business in 2014,  E

Apr 12, 2014 12:20 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I'm shaking my head... thinking... some folks are just plan nuts...

Happy Day and enjoy the beautiful trees...

Apr 13, 2014 01:22 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Laura!  Just wanted to let you know that I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites. 

Apr 13, 2014 04:28 AM
Laura Andersen
Keller Williams Realty Partners ~ 678.462.1191 - Woodstock, GA
A HomeSOLD Name (678)462-1191 Woodstock, Georgia

Patricia, thank you for acknowledging my post.  What an honor to be recognized by a well-known Ambassador.  Have a great week. 


Apr 13, 2014 04:48 AM
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

Laura, the tree in the photo is amazing. Your advice to your friend is spot on. 

Apr 13, 2014 12:21 PM