Jill & Dan Petersen Honored in 2015’s Who’s Who in Atlanta Real Estate

Cobb County’s own Dan and Jill Petersen are included in Atlanta Agent magazine’s 2015 Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate. This exclusive feature was developed to showcase, celebrate and promote Atlanta’s residential real estate leaders. Atlanta Agent magazine showcases the “best in class” to highlight the creativity and accomplishments of our colleagues whose authority, leadership and vision drive the Atlanta market. Marci Sepulveda, co-founder and publisher of Atlanta Agent magazine, notes “We’re so excited to feature such a wonderful group of honorees in our 2nd annual Who’s Who in Atlanta Real Estate.

Each agent and lender earned this recognition by demonstrating his or her personal dedication to the highest standards of professionalism in the residential community.” The 2015 list includes 20 real estate agents and lenders. Atlanta Agent conducts research and gathers opinions from managing brokers, association officials, top-producing agents, loan officers, developers and affiliates in real estate in order to select participants for this exclusive feature. The selected participants include professionals who have distinguished themselves through production, commitment and excellence. The Petersens are thrilled to be included on that list for 2015 and were also included on 2014’s Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate.

Jill and Dan Petersen lead an award winning team that stands behind its commitment to experience and professionalism. The Petersen Partners team is the #1 team for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.

See more at Atlanta Agent Magazine.



Stylish Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Looking for a thoughtful gift you can feel as good about giving as they will about receiving? Good Housekeeping has a list of 10 stylish gifts that all give back to good causes. Below are a few of the ideas. Check out the rest at Good Housekeeping.




Paws for a Cause

Gift one of these adorable pillowcases to a pet lover, and five bucks will go to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

$17, pbteen.com





Thoughtful Throw

Featuring over 50 productis under $50, the new TOMS for Target collaboration has way more than shoes. Buy this throw — or any item in the collection — and the store will donate a blanket through the American Red Cross or one week of meals through Feeding America.

$30, target.com




Tote-ally Awesome

Out of Print turns beloved books into wearable fashions like tote bags and t-shirts to spread the joy (and importance) of reading to communities in need. For each product sold, a book is donated through their partner Books for Africa.

$18, outofprintclothing.com





Why You Should Consider Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Aluminum_christmas_tree4Many sellers mistakenly think that they should wait until after the holidays to list their homes. Turns out, there are actually some advantages to selling your home during the holidays.

Even during the holiday season, serious buyers continue to look for their dream home.Buyers that are relocating often start looking during the holidays. January is typically the month when employees are transferred to new positions. To capture these buyers, your home must be on the market now because they often can’t wait until spring.

If you’re considering selling your home, don’t miss out on what can be a prime time for selling your home. Consider these other benefits to listing now:

  • Twinkling with holiday lights, your house will shine bright to eager buyers looking for their perfect home.
  • Homes are new beginnings for buyers and sellers. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, sellers will want to start fresh and buyers will want to be all settled into their new home.
  • Tax benefits are the ultimate holiday gifts for both buyers and sellers who close before the end of the year. (See your tax advisor for more details and the best advice to take advantage of a transaction that takes place before Dec. 31.)
  • Serious buyers are out. Your home won’t be subject to casual window shoppers, (they’re too busy at the mall or on their computer searching for holiday gifts).
  • Buyers have extra time off from work, which means more hours in their day to search for a home.

For more information on getting your home ready to sell, contact the #1 team in Georgia for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today at info@petersenpartners.com or check us out at www.PetersenPartners.com

Vinings Village Christmas Tree Lighting

CatMax_Photography_Vinings_Jubilee-96111Gather your family, friends and neighbors for an evening of holiday fun during the 45th Annual Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 3rd from 6-8 pm in front of the Clock Tower for holiday music, delicious treats, Vinings Express train rides, face painting, balloon twisting, and Santa Claus!

The whole family can enjoy live holiday music from Whitefield Academy Jazz Band and Campbell Middle School Chorus, carolers, and delicious treats provided by the surrounding restaurants. Additional dance performances from The Studio Atlanta Dance and Lotus Performing Arts Studio. From seasonal face painting to holiday-themed balloon twisting, the event is sure to get the whole family in the spirit.

Santa will also make an appearance and is available for photos and gift requests. Last but not least, the Vinings Express Train is back again this year and making stops all around Vinings Jubilee. The 2015 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is a can’t-miss tradition that is the perfect start to the holiday season!

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a free community event sponsored by Paces Properties. for more info, visit ViningsJubilee.com.