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How to Clean and Prepare Your House to Show in 34 Minutes or Less

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Getting ready to show the house you need or want to sell can be nerve racking if you are not a person who likes

Sell your house now in Georgia

Clean and Prepare your home for Sale

cleaning. If you have let things slide for a few days too many you may need a little help getting started. This important task does not have to be a stressful or time-consuming ordeal. These easy tips will help get the house cleaned the quickest way and without a lot of hassle. The objective is to sell my house fast and sell my house now. This is what I recommend to sell a house fast in Georgia.


·         The first impression a buyer sees is when they drive up. A picked up front yard and a clear path to the front door goes a long way to keep the buyer’s attention.  ( 4 min)


  • Place the dishes in the dishwasher. (5 min)
  • Wipe down counter tops and stove with an all-purpose cleaner. (2 min)
  • Check for smells and spray if needed. (1 min)


  • Have sanitizing wipes under your bathroom sink so you can wipe the countertop before anyone arrives. (2 minutes)
  • Make sure the toilets are flushed and the seat lids are down.  (1 min)


  • Make the beds. Anything on the bed move under the bed for now. (5 minutes)
  • Remove any clutter that is not needed in the bedroom as it will help make the bedroom appear larger and cleaner. (2 minutes)

Living Room:

·         Wipe the tables with a microfiber cloth or other to pick up the dust. (2 minutes)

·         Break out the vacuum to quickly sweep the carpet into a clear, clean pattern. By doing this you’re proving you are a house keeper that also keeps up with the house maintenance. This is the only room to vacuum before the buyers show. (3 minutes)

  • Put up or away all gadgets, DVDs, newspapers, and games that have been left out. (4 minutes)


·         There is probably not enough time to clean up here so at least close the outside door and make sure the prospective buyer can walk into the garage from the inside door. (3 min)


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Asset Protection, Identify Theft, One Attorney’s View

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Attorney Lee Phillips - Asset Protection

Asset Protection - Identity Theft

I have followed Lee’s training and teaching for years. He is a good teacher and one of the really good lawyers that understands the Real Estate Business. Lee came and talked to us at  to GAREIA  (the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association- The Largest REIA in the US) this week. Lee spent a lot of time explaining how to protect your assets and how to protect your business. Lee also discussed the proper way to structure a small business, write a will and the many types of trust documents and their use. He went over several ways on how to save money on taxes and keep more of what you earn.  Lee has always been a help to us personally and I can’t say enough good things about him. One of his web sites is

Lee also talked and explained the importance of protecting you Identity. Identity theft is one of the biggest crimes and growing every day..

I highly recommend his material and courses to anyone who is serious about protecting their personal and professional assets and Identity.  Lee is also counsel to the United States Supreme Court.  I like having Lee as the  Attorney on my team!

Free Monthly Newsletter For Buyers and Investors

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Special Message for Todays Market!

Check out our blog for more useful information at and do not miss looking at our other websites if you need a home or want to sell a house at  We are the “One Stop Shop” for all your housing needs

Here is a Sample of the monthly newsletter full of tips for you!

Greetings, Buyers and Investors

Family Finances – Sunk Costs & Bad Movies Part 1 of 2

10 Fastest-Growing Cities

Quote of the Month

Wacky Website of the Month

Home Improvement Tip of the Month

Testimonials Of The Month!
I thank God for helping me and my kids to get a home. We went from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 4 bedroom home not a house. God is good all the time.  Keasha Johnson

Mr Mark Neighbor was a good person to work with. He made the process of buying the house very easy. He was always informative and let me know all there was for me to know.  Harold Tate
Special Message Of The Month!
This is the best time in years to buy a home. We can help. We have new homes coming weekly all at great prices. You can find great houses at and  If you need to sell a home no one does it better than You can also check out  Take action today and call Mark 770-480-0209

Family Finances – Sunk Costs & Bad Movies Part 1 of 2
You’re about to get an Economics lesson that will change the way you manage your family finances (don’t worry, this isn’t boring college stuff)

You see in economics there’s a concept known as “sunk costs”. Real simply this just means any amount of money or time you’ve already invested that you can’t get back.
The point is when you make financial decisions, or any decisions for that matter, you can avoid poor decisions by treating “sunk costs” as exactly that – a lost expense you can never get back. Never weigh sunk costs in making a decision. After all, they’re already sunk!!

Okay – enough economics – let’s go to the movies!
What was the last bad movie you saw in the theater?
I’m talking really bad – just thoroughly un-enjoyable???

So halfway through – you know, the point where you realized, “This movie is just getting worse”, did you get up and walk out OR just sit there?

If you’re like most folks, you probably sat there.


Even though the movie was giving them a migraine, most folks will say, “Well, I already paid $8 so I stayed.”

That’s sunk costs in action!!

Stop and think about it. Does wasting more of your time watching another hour of an irritating movie make sense just because you already paid for it?

(Stay tuned next month for Part 2 of Family Finances – Sunk Costs & Bad Movies)

Quote of the Month

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde: Was an Irish writer and poet

Wacky Website of the Month
Crazy Fads – Have some fun!

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane or find out what was popular before your time.

Mark and Pam Neighbor  Helping people Buy and Sell Houses

10 Fastest -Growing Cities

According to CNN which was posted on March 23, 2011 – the Census Bureau put out the fastest-growing cities over the last 10 years. Below are the 10 US cities, population at year 2000 and at 2010, and the percentage of growth. Since we all are in the Real Estate field, we think it is interesting to see these statistics and thought we would share them.

1 – Palm Coast, FL
2000: 49,832
2010: 95,696
Growth: 92%

2 – St. George, UT
2000: 90350
2010: 138,115
Growth: 52.9%

3 – Las Vegas, NV
2000: 1,375,765
2010: 1,951,269
Growth: 41.8%

4 – Raleigh, NC
2000: 797,071
2010: 1,130,490
Growth: 41.8%

5 – Coral, FL
2000: 440,888
2010: 618,754
Growth: 40.3%

6 – Provo, UT
2000: 376,774
2010: 526,810
Growth: 39.8%

7 – Greeley, CO
2000: 180,826
2010: 252,825
Growth: 39.7%

8 – Austin, TX
2000: 1,249,763
2010: 1,716,289
Growth: 37.3%

9 – Myrtle Beach, SC
2000: 196,629
2010: 269,291
Growth: 37%

10 – Bend, OR
2000: 115,367
2010: 157,733
Growth: 36.7%
Home Improvement Tip of the Month

Does My House Sound Like a Good House?

When it comes to increasing the value of your house, you usually think it terms of “looks”.

Does it “look” nice and new?

What “looks” like it needs to be replaced?

How can I make my house “look” it’s very best?

While “looks” certainly matter, there is more to it…
Consider this:

“Looks” may be the first thing a person notices – but you were created with five different senses.

For this tip of the month – let’s take “hearing”.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Does my house sound like a good house?”

You might not realize it but an unusual or unpleasant sound can turn off a potential buyer or appraiser just as quickly as a broken window.

Buyers are naturally skeptical – if they “hear” something unusual, like a metal whirring in the boiler room, they will assume the worst!

A clanking exhaust fan in the bathroom…

A squeaky door or floor board…

Even a harmless drip inside of your septic tank can send buyers running scared!� The solution?

Shut off all the TVs and radios in the house. Then walk from room to room and just listen.

(Do this preferably during the day since not all the same utilities run at night and folks will be visiting your property during daytime hours).

Hear anything unusual or strange?

Do not just see if you can GUESS what it is. Knowing that a weird rattling sound is just the loose bolt on your furnace does not make it better. Fix it!

The neat part is – most repairs to get rid of these wacky noises in your house cost little to nothing. It is the method of addition by subtraction (of those unhealthy little noises) and can certainly value to your house.

 Other useful links 

Sellers        24 hour house offer

                     Grand Dad Buys Houses

                      we buy houses

Buyers       Rent To Own Buyers

                     GA Discount Properties

                     Good Houses for Sale

Investors  Real Estate Investor Dollars

                      Be an Investor Without Owning Property

                     Learn to Invest

Private Money Lenders  Earn the Highest Interest Year after Year

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Mark and the staff at A O Home Solutions.  We had an excellent year and hope you did too! 2011 is already shaping up to be another super year.

Thank you to each and every one of you that supported us throughout the year in the many ways we do business. We had a great time getting to know you and building friendships that extend beyond the norm. We’re looking forward to next year, working together to help you achieve your individual dreams of buying or selling a house and or building a profitable real estate investment business.

We take pride in building not only business relationships with you but also personal relationships as well.  Several of you have sent cards and presents.  This is a testament to the relationships that I’d like to develop with each of you. I would like to share our holiday spirit with you.

Merry Christmas from AOHS

Merry Christmas from AOHS


 May your days be filled with peace, joy and happiness in this Holiday Season.  This is the most precious time of year as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  On behalf of the A O Home Solutions team, we wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas  and a happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2011 and beyond.

Mark Neighbor

Buy a Home in Georgia Now with Little or No Credit

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
We have just received a new inventory of homes that will keep coming for several years. These are not Foreclosures, HUDS, or junkers. Pretty homes in Nice neighborhoods with good schools.  Get on the list to see the homes in your area today!!

Aggressive Marketing Training for Real Estate Professionals

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Active Rain Camp 2010

Marketing Training for Real Estate Professionals

Rain Camp Marketing Training

Rain Camp Marketing Training

Brokers Agents and Marketing Managers

Brokers Agents and Marketing Managers

I was invited to the 2010 Rain Camp in Atlanta Georgia . This is the largest group of Realtors, Brokers and Real Estate professionals in the country. This meeting  in Atlanta to was to train on the latest and greatest  marketing strategies for moving More Homes right now. The professionals and senior level advisors  in the room were outstanding teachers. Speakers received several questions they had never had before. The marketing strategies include; social media, IMSD (internet marketing specialist designation), growth leader, realty generator, Blogging, SEO (search engine 0ptimization), PPC ( pay per click), google, google voice, etc. I took about 20 pages of notes.

My new friends in the first picture  Virgina MaddenBroker of The Buyer’s Choice Realty, LLC  in Prattville, Alabama –Me from A O Home Solutions and Ideal Georgia Homes  and the Dirctor of Marketing for the Coldwell Banker Caine location in Greenville South Carolina Ms. Jane Harrision C. Fisher

The best and the brightest from all of Georgia and the surrounding states came to learn to be the best marketer’s in the Real Estate arena.


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Bank of America Halts Foreclosures in all 50 States

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Just announced one hour ago, Bank of America halts foreclosures in all 50 states to investigate if they have been doing them properly.  Read more of the facts by clicking the link below.

Georgia Investors Inner Circle Group Meeting

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Boat loads of food

Boat loads of Food

Team Dinner Picture

Inner Circle of Investors

Recently sat down with some of the brightest minds in the area for a two day brain storming learning session. Kris Kirschner’s Inner Circle meeting brought people together to discuss each teams business and ways to improve in todays market. In a round table like event we disected each teams business model to improve the overall business performance in the areas of volume, profitability, marketing, management, cashflow, manpower planning and accounting.  We all learned a lot. If you are interested in this type of group event or need a performance partner contact Mark at

It was fun, we worked hard and played hard.