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Guide To Selling Your House This Fall in Athens

Selling Your House This Fall

Traditionally and nationwide, spring (usually the first part of May) has been touted as the best time to sell a house, both to maximize return and to minimize the time on the market. But this can change from region to region and from market to market. So in some areas and markets, fall can be a better time to sell, and, as a result, buyer bids do not cool down with the weather. Here, then, is a guide to selling your house this fall in Athens.

Analyze the Market and Price Accordingly

Selling your house this fall in Athens still requires you to look at recent sales of comparable houses in the neighborhood in order to know how to price. First, it’s important to understand what kind of market your local market is so you can price right for a quick sale.

Is it, for example, a buyer’s market? If it is, then there will be more homes for sale than there are buyers, and you may have to price a little lower. If it’s a seller’s market, the houses for sale will outnumber buyers, and you can price higher, maybe even above market value. In the case of a balanced market, in which a balance exists between inventory and buyers, you can price at about market value.

Decorate and Stage According to the Season

Of course, selling your house this fall in Athens will involve some decorating and staging, but you will need to make sure that it is season appropriate. While not the main reason for a sale, interior decorating and staging do help interested buyers decide in your favor – if what you do is consonant with and complements the fall season.

For example, with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, you could use holiday-themed decorations to help buyers envision themselves in your home during those holidays. But remember not to overdo it: moderation and understate are key here. You want to appeal to and entice buyers, not frighten them away.

Inspect and Clean

Spring cleaning isn’t the only cleaning to do for selling your house this fall in Athens. And while you may not be using the air conditioner or furnace, inspections are still needed to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. Harsh winter weather will be coming soon, and buyers will be interested in knowing that the furnace will work when they need it.

Therefore, cleaning should include cleaning HVAC filters. And don’t forget the fall rains, which means gutters should be cleaned out. Also, with cloudier weather and less sunlight, clean windows become more important for good lighting inside the house to give it a bright, inviting feel.

Touch Up the Exterior

It may be fall with winter just around the corner, but there will still be plenty of beautiful sunny days – with people looking at the outside of your house. So don’t forget the fall yard clean-up and landscaping. A big mistake sellers often make in the fall is concentrating on the inside of the house and neglecting the outside.

As we mentioned you should clean the gutters, but you also need to do the following:

  • Pick up all those fallen limbs and branches
  • Rake up and remove fallen leaves
  • Trim all the shrubs and ornamental bushes
  • Weed flower beds
  • Aerate the lawn

Selling your house this fall in Athens can be just as successful as selling during the spring. But you do need to price right and prepare appropriately. In addition, qualified local real estate professionals can be a great asset for fall selling.

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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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