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A Timeline For Home Sellers in Athens

Any major undertaking always goes better when you know what to expect when and plan accordingly. And this definitely applies to something with as many steps and contingency factors as selling a house. Any number of things can go wrong, but they don’t necessarily have to if you have a solid plan in place. So with that in mind, we offer you this timeline for home sellers in Athens.

1. Today

This timeline for home sellers begins right now, today. You should pick a target date for listing so that you’ll have a terminus for your timeline and plan. But keep in mind that some seasons (usually spring in most areas) are better for selling.

2. Two Months Out From Listing Date

About two months out from the target listing date on your timeline for home sellers in Athens is the time to start researching your local market. You should have at least a general idea of what comparable homes are selling for in your area. An agent can help you nail that figure exactly.

3. Six Weeks Out

At about six weeks out, you have two major tasks to take care of: hiring a real estate agent and preparing your house.

This is the point at which you should begin interviewing agents to find the one that is the best fit for you. Your agent should have a good track record of sales at or near list price and should also possess niche market knowledge. Once you’ve selected an agent, you will sign a listing agreement and begin hammering out a marketing plan.

You should also start preparing your house at this point on the timeline for home sellers. These preparations will likely include painting, some repairs and renovations, and just general sprucing up.

4. One Month Out

At one month out from the target listing date, it’s time to start de-cluttering and even moving out, especially if you’ve been using a room or two for storage. And be sure to depersonalize your house removing things like family photos.

5. Two Weeks Out

At two weeks out, the timeline for home sellers in Athens is growing shorter, but there’s still much to do. First, you should get your finances in order, especially finding out what your mortgage payoff is. And, next, you’ll need to start the deep cleaning and look into staging.

6. One Week to Go

Now, with just one week left to go on your timeline for home sellers in Athens and after you’ve whipped your home into shape and got it looking its best, it’s time to take listing photos. Make sure to take plenty of quality photos that display your home’s best features in their best light. Having done that, get your agent the help you craft a compelling listing ad/description.

7. Listing Date and After

This is the endpoint on the timeline for home sellers because after this point so much is out of your control. This, though, is where you go live and your agent actually lists your home in all the best venues and sets her marketing plan in motion. And then you wait for offers to roll in – hopefully.

But do make sure you are always on perpetual cleaning duty. You never know when potential buyers may want to view your home on very short notice, so it must stay clean and tidy. Ensure that everything in every room is in order every morning before you leave for the day.

Doing the right things at the right time – as seen in our timeline for home sellers in Athens – can hugely impact the success of your selling efforts. These things can affect both how long your home is on the market and what price you get.


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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