4 Things You Should Do Before Showing Your House In Athens

Showing your house in Athens can be incredibly stressful, especially if you have young children in your house. It feels as if everything needs to be completely picked up at all times so you can accommodate requests for a showing at the drop of a hat.

After all, the better you can work around the schedules of interested buyers, the more likely you are to sell your house, right?

Not necessarily. It’s not always how quickly you can show your house that matters, but how your house appears when you do show it.

To set you up for a painless process, here are 4 things you should do before showing your house in Athens:

DECLUTTER

This is an essential first step to getting your house ready to show. The more stuff you have in the house, the more claustrophobic it feels and the more difficult it is for potential buyers to picture themselves in the space.

If you’re living in your home while showing it, it can be tough to figure out exactly what items you will and won’t need for the time you’re going through the sales process. This is an especially difficult thing if you have children, as you want to make sure they have access to the clothes and toys they love while also keeping the house as clutter-free as possible.

Do your best to pare down the number of items – furniture, knick-knacks, personal effects, and books, for example – in every room. This includes going through all closets and storage spaces because potential buyers will look inside them and you don’t want them to be attacked by an avalanche of stuff.

If necessary, rent a portable storage unit you can keep in your driveway. This allows you to have access to things you may need on occasion without keeping them in your house.

DEEP CLEAN

When showing your house in Athens, you want it to be as clean as possible. Probably more clean than it has been since the day you moved in.

When you first get ready to list your house, be sure to scrub down every nook and cranny of your home. Wash curtains and blinds, get in all the corners with a toothbrush and wipe down cabinets. If necessary, hire someone to come help you do this deep clean to reduce your own stress.

Leave no stone unturned on this deep clean, because you can guarantee someone will find the cobwebs in your closet.

KEEP IT CLEAN

This is the toughest part of all, especially if you’re busy with work, finding a new house, and other activities.

The day before a showing, make sure to tackle a wipe-down of all surfaces, including appliances, sinks, toilets, tables, and floors. Vacuum from the farthest corner out toward the door so you don’t disturb the vacuum lines.

And make sure that anything that doesn’t have a logical place in the home gets swept to the car with you when you take off before the showing.

CHECK THE SMELLS

Not only do you want your house to look clean when showing your house in Athens, you want it to smell clean, too.

If the weather permits, open the windows and air out your house while doing your final cleaning pass. Baking bread or brewing some coffee can be a comforting smell for some buyers, as can simmering some apple cider on the stove in colder months.

Avoid strong sprays and candles at all costs, as the scent can turn some buyers off or if the person is allergic, it can even cause an attack.

Help with Showing Your House in Athens

Showing your house in Athens doesn’t have to be stressful. Our team of real estate professionals can help! Contact us today at 706-426-1082.

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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