Outdated Trends Athens Homeowners Should Watch for When Selling Their Home

When you’re ready to put your house up for sale, the last thing you need is a lack of style holding back what would otherwise be a slam dunk of a home sale. To help you avoid falling into this potential trap and make your property sale a cinch, let’s go over some outdated trends Athens homeowners should watch for when selling their homes.

Uncompromising Themed Decor

As we get into another year in the midst of the world adapting to changing conditions, it’s becoming clear that we have been spending a lot more time at home.

Particularly, this homebody lifestyle has led to a shift in the way we both view and choose to decorate our living spaces. Creating cohesive areas by decorating on a theme has been very popular for a while, but spending so much time at home the last couple of years took it to another level.

These decorating decisions may seem very harmonious to us, but potential buyers may not be interested in the full home decor theme of cats or the Old West.

Instead of treating your home’s decor as if it were a ride at a certain Orlando vacation destination, take a step back and try viewing the space as a buyer. You want them to be able to envision themselves and their belongings in your space without having to spend a bunch of money redecorating.

Toning the themed decor down and keeping things neutral in order to remove distractions and letting the buyer focus on the home buying experience as a whole will make it much easier for Athens homeowners to succeed in selling their home this year.

Overdone Lighting

Similar to themed decor, the lighting went from a necessity within the home to an attempt to bring the nightclub into the abode.

Colored lighting setups can have their uses in creating ambiance or even provide a utilitarian solution to prevent eye strain, but homeowners should be careful with how far they take things if they’re planning on selling their home.

This also includes the use of white light as opposed to yellow light. Consistent usage of bright, white light throughout your home can make it feel unwelcoming or like a hospital. Turning down both the brightness and color of your home’s lighting is an easy way to broaden the home’s appeal on the open market.

Staged and Lifeless

A common thread that you can see throughout each of these trends is that they all tend to cater to a niche clientele that you just happened to be a part of while living there.

Oftentimes a property can do a lot to sell itself if it is presented in a well-kept, neutral, and welcoming state. Keeping that in mind, if you find yourself in a situation where you have already moved out of the home, think about the possibility of staging.

A local real estate professional can advise if they feel staging your home is worth it based on how buyers react in the area. In some cases, a market may benefit from a home that is left blank compared to staging it and making it feel lived in by robots.

Staging can have the effect of leaving a home looking and feeling overly sterile, or it can be the key to a successful sale. This tends to boil down to each individual market and the buyers within that market. 

Whichever direction you decide to go, we suggest doing a practice walkthrough with an unbiased third party to get a read on how your interested parties may perceive your property.

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If you’re one of the many Athens homeowners looking at selling their home soon, 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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