The Importance of 3D Virtual Home Tours

Whether you are stuck inside or not, the new 3D home tours are a great way to check out a potential home from the comfort of your home. Karen Cannon, Realtors provides 3D virtual tours of every house we sell so buyers anywhere in the world can tour our listings as if they were actually walking through your house. Our 3D virtual tours offer such an immersive experience that only the most serious buyers visit our listings in person.

Homes with a 3D virtual tour get more views via websites and social media, far exceeding those without it. The virtual home tour also has the capability to be emailed and is proven very effective in real estate search engines.

3D virtual home tours also allow a 24-hour open house and saves both the seller and buyer time. With a 3D virtual tour, prospective leads can do their own walk-through of your properties from anywhere, anytime, generating higher engagement and interest. According to viz360, “More than half of their respondents have taken a virtual tour of the property they liked. They like the technology so much that 54% of them won’t check out a property without these virtual images.”

When you sell with Karen Cannon, Realtors, we provide the highest quality 3D virtual tour of your home. It allows Karen Cannon, Realtors to:

  • Sell at a 4-9% higher sales price.
  • Decrease time on market by up to 31%.
  • Increase time on site by 15%.
  • Attract more qualified prospects by giving viewers the most complete representation of your property, filtering out those the property may not be right for while also attracting leads that are genuinely interested in your property.

5 Extracurricular Activities That Will Improve Your Child’s Cognitive Function

Now that school is back in session, many parents wonder if the school’s curriculum is enough to promote their child’s cognitive development. Fortunately, opportunities for young minds to think, reason, and grow don’t stop when the last bell rings.

Here are five extracurricular activities that will help improve your child’s memory, information processing, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

STEM Clubs

Extracurricular activities that involve critical thinking are an excellent way to boost brain function. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) clubs have become increasingly popular over the last decade at all education levels and are available through many after-school programs. Unlike the typical classroom, these clubs encourage experiential learning. Children involved in STEM activities develop stronger problem-solving skills and are more likely to remain interested in science and mathematics courses through high school and college.


Physical activity is a fantastic way to promote a healthy mind and body. Sports and other recreational activities improve cognitive functions through social, psychological, and fine/gross motor skill development. These activities also promote achievement and recognition, which directly affect a child’s self-esteem. Children who have confidence in their self-worth become better problem solvers and decision-makers. If your child isn’t a fan of team sports, there are plenty of individual sports like tennis, swimming, golf, and fencing in your area that are equally beneficial.

Art Classes

A child’s capacity for creativity plays an important role in how they process new information. Time should be made available for both structured and unstructured creative activities. Unstructured creativity also allows a child to more effectively process, reflect upon, and absorb traditional subject areas in their academic curriculum. Structured creative projects combine the freedom of imaginative thinking with the logic and reason required to complete a task or goal. Art classes, clubs, or camps are a wonderful way to engage both halves of the brain and promote cognitive development.


Scouts BSA and The Girls Scouts are accessible in almost every community across the country with millions of scouts in thousands of troops across the nation. In addition to survival and citizenship education, scouting organizations teach self-reliance and decision-making skills. Many of their activities provide an outlet for children to apply these skills in real-world scenarios or incorporate aspects of the other activities listed above. Scouting at a young age is intended to be a family activity and a fantastic way to actively engage with your child.

Virtual Teams

In moderation, screen-time doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Schools are investing in the eGaming industry, which may even become part of the Olympics by 2024. Competitive games improve strategic thinking and making decisions under pressure while creative world-building games improve spatial perception, logistics, and cooperation to achieve a common goal. With the appropriate guidance and structure, virtual activities can be so much more than a way to pass the time.


Nearly all of these activities are already available in your area. Offering a healthy and fun outlet for children to learn and grow is essential for their mental development. Cognitive development is all about change. Extracurricular activities like these are the perfect way to start your child on a path for success in an ever-changing world.


At Karen Cannon, Realtors, we are local real estate experts for Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and North Atlanta. We live, work, and play here, and our agents are handpicked for their connections in the community. Our clients know about homes coming on the market before anyone else.  And our highly effective marketing program allows us to shorten the number of days on the market. We’ve even put homes under contract sight unseen!


If you are thinking about selling your home, or are interested in moving into Dunwoody, Sandy Springs or the surrounding areas, call us at (770) 352-9658 or send us an email at Check out our current listings here.

Tidying Up with Karen Cannon

If you are even remotely interested in interior design or optimizing your home’s storage, then the name “Marie Kondo” is probably familiar to you. While her method and her books have been around for quite some time, she became a household name after Netflix produced the series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, where the queen of organization shares her methods with those who live in chaotic homes.

While we may not have Marie Kondo’s tidying clout, here at Karen Cannon, Realtors we have picked up a few tips about organizing your home when you are preparing to sell and show it off to buyers.

Here are three tips from our team for tidying up before selling:

Half-way Empty Your Closets

This tip may sound strange, but when you’re looking for a home, what is one thing you are subconsciously searching for? Storage! Storage is a huge draw for buyers, and one of the best ways you can prepare your home is removing half of the items from your closet and organizing the other half. This shows potential buyers that there is plenty of room for everything they need to store, plus more. Also, remember buyers may snoop around, so chose what you display – in and out of your closets – carefully.

De-personalize Your Home

Although this process may seem a bit premature, removing your personal items from your home allows those looking to envision their family and lifestyle fitting into your home. A great rule of thumb for this is for every three pictures/ personal keepsakes, keep one out and pack away two. This will allow you to get a head start on packing and will allow prospects to imagine calling your house their “home.”

The First Impression is the Only Impression

In order to sell to a buyer, you need to think like one. What is the first thing a buyer sees when they pull up to your property? It’s not the kitchen or the awesome living room – it’s the exterior of the house! Your curb appeal matters, so take the time to tidy up your porch, garden, and yard by pulling those ugly weeds, sweeping mulch off and pressure washing your sidewalk, trimming those shrubs, and fixing or replacing anything with peeled paint. The front door of your home is an extremely important space as the buyer will be analyzing this area while their agent is opening the lockbox/unlocking the front door. Knock down the cobwebs, clean the sidelight windows/porch lights, plant fresh flowers, and provide touch up the paint where needed as these few simple and easy chores will make all the difference when a potential buyer first sees your home.

Tidying up in these three areas are just one way you can fast track selling your home and finding your next one. If selling your home seems overwhelming, the team at Karen Cannon, Realtors is here to walk with you through each stage of the home selling and buying process.

Click here to contact us by phone, or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and someone from our team will contact you shortly!

Karen Cannon, Realtors Named Top 5% Producer of 2018

We are excited to share that Karen Cannon, Realtors has been named an Atlanta REALTORS® Association Top Producer for 2018, and recognized as Top 5% for Team Volume. We choose our agents for their industry expertise and connections in the community, and this recognition reinforces the fact that we have one of the most accomplished teams in town. At KCR, we are proud to provide a positive experience for our clients, and we believe that we’ve created a better way to buy and sell real estate. top producer, real estate award, top realtors

Being named a Top 5% Producer is an accomplishment we are proud of. Here’s a bit more about why this award is significant.

Who is Atlanta REALTORS® Association?

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) is the largest REALTOR® Association in Georgia, serving as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, promoting professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change in the community. Less than 50% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®.

What is a Top Producer?

The Top Producer designation is based on annual gross earnings of at least $4 million in real estate sales or a minimum of 15 real estate sales during the year. Recognition as the Top 5% means that Karen Cannon, Realtors is in the top 5% of all the Realtors that met the Top Producer criteria. Our firm sold over 100 homes in 2017 and earned an annual sales volume of close to $50 million.

What does this mean for KCR?

It means that we know our team is doing a great job, and outpacing others in the industry. It also means that when it’s time for you to find a home in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs or North Atlanta, or to put your home on the market, you can feel comfortable that the agents at KCR will provide service, professionalism, and, most importantly, the ability to get the job done.

Want to learn more about Karen Cannon, Realtors? Dive into these 10 Questions for Karen Cannon.

At Karen Cannon, Realtors, we are local real estate experts for Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and North Atlanta. We live, work and play here, and our agents are hand-picked for their connections in the community. Our clients know about homes coming on the market before anyone else. And our highly effective marketing program allows us to shorten the number of days on the market. We’ve even put homes under contract sight unseen!


Sources: Atlanta REALTORS® and Zillow

Karen Cannon, Realtors Welcomes Polly Frederick to Our Team

Part of the successful formula that makes the Karen Cannon, Realtors team so dynamic is the expertise and corporate approach our team takes towards real estate, along with our team’s incredible knowledge of our surrounding communities.Polly Frederick - Karen Cannon, Realtors

Polly Frederick is an intricate part of the Dunwoody and Sandy Springs communities. She embodies what we look for in team members. Polly has lived in Dunwoody for 25 years, but more importantly, she’s been an active member of the community.

Anyone can live in a neighborhood and know the street names and available properties. As a Realtor, Polly far exceeds that. She is connected with the people of Dunwoody. She has raised her kids among other families and has been active in schools, charities, and her church. Polly and her husband have three children together: their oldest daughter is 19 and is a freshman at UGA, their middle child is a junior at Dunwoody High School, and their son is 13. He is in the 8th grade and attends Peachtree Charter Middle School. In her spare time, Polly enjoys exercising, traveling, going to the beach, and she roots for Alabama and Georgia football.

Aside from have a keen eye and the knowledge of the Dunwoody area, she is also familiar with the surrounding areas of Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and Chamblee.

We asked her a few questions so that you could get to know her a little more.

KCR: What would you tell someone who is considering living in your area?

Polly: You can’t beat the location! Dunwoody is like a small town in a big city. It is close enough to Atlanta to take advantage of what a big city has to offer, but has a tight-knit community. I love that it’s conveniently located close to all major highways, which makes it very accessible. We pretty much have everything you need: great schools, parks, shopping, and restaurants. What more could you want in a city?

KCR: Tell us about your connection with the Dunwoody community?

Polly: I have lived in the Dunwoody area for 25 years, and I am very familiar with the area and the market. This personal connection will make for a very special experience when working with buyers and sellers in this area.

KCR: Why do you find real estate so rewarding?

Polly: I think for me, successfully finding the perfect home for my buyers and negotiating to make sure I am able to get the best price possible for them is the most rewarding aspect. I take great pride in is successfully marketing my seller’s home and bringing them qualified buyers who will pay top dollar.

KCR: What can someone expect when they meet you/work with you?

Polly: I am a hard worker, dedicated and professional. I am organized and provide excellent customer service to my clients. I provide the information my clients need to make one of the most important decisions in their life- buying the perfect home.

Karen Cannon, Realtors is excited to welcome Polly Frederick to the team. Ready to buy your perfect home in the Dunwoody area?   We encourage you to give Polly or anyone else on our team a call at (770) 352-9658.   Are you interested in joining our team? Click HERE.