6 Tips to Sell a House in Athens That You’re Currently Living In

Preparing any residence for the market takes a lot of hard work and persistence while doing the same with a property where you’re staying adds a bit more complexity. To kick your sale into high gear, let’s look at 6 tips to sell a house in Athens that you’re currently living in.

Don’t Go It Alone

First and foremost, hiring the right experienced and qualified real estate professional will go a long way toward attracting the right buyer with the best offer. 

Not all agents are alike, and the resources they have available to them can make a big difference. This could entail roping in a professional photographer for a stellar set of images for your listing, or an interior decorator to spice up the living space and give it some zing. 

Due to these differences, we highly recommend meeting with a few different agents to discuss your situation and get a good feel for which agent will suit your needs best. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions because their willingness to be open with you goes a long way to building the trust needed to make your sale a success.

Clean and Reorganize

It should go without saying that getting ready to sell a house requires a lot of deep cleaning and tidying up your living space. 

The key with cleaning is to keep it going while your home remains on the market. Letting your cleaning guard down for one showing could mean the difference between an interested buyer and someone walking away. 

In addition to the usual cleaning, If you have any pets, do your best to minimize the obviousness of their presence by eliminating or reducing odors and debris. If this doesn’t seem possible, it might do you some good to try finding a temporary place for them to stay with friends or family while your home is on the market.

Maintain Curb Appeal

Selling your house isn’t just about the interior of your home, and you’ll often discover that the most interest is generated by how things look on the outside. 

A few things you can do to get your curb appeal in great shape is cutting and maintaining the lawn, sprucing up landscaping with fresh mulch, and power washing critical areas, such as the driveway, exterior, and gutters. 

You will be surprised how much this simple step makes your house glow.

Make It Welcoming

With everything cleaned up nicely, your next important step is to depersonalize your home. 

Depersonalizing means removing and storing any family heirlooms or photographs to remove yourself from the sales equation from the buyer’s perspective. You want any potential buyers to walk into your home and feel welcome rather than that they are trespassing into someone else’s territory. 

Depersonalizing gives anyone viewing your home a better opportunity to see it as a space they can customize to their heart’s content.

Be Flexible

Since you’re living in the home you’re trying to sell, it’s going to be expected of you to vacate the area during showings and inspections, but be available for questions and through negotiation. 

This means being able to pick up and leave with the typical 24-hours notice, and keeping your composure during the negotiation stage. 

Your agent will once again prove their worth in both of these situations, and communicate essential information back and forth between you and the buyers.

Have a Plan

Finally, it’s imperative you expect a buyer is going to come along and make you an offer worth taking for the home you’re selling. 

You, of course, then have to be ready to move to your new home based on the negotiated closing schedule. To assist you in making this as smooth a transition as possible, we suggest packing up nonessential belongings and putting them in storage early. 

This will help you throughout the entire home sale process, from start to finish.

Professional Guidance As You Sell a House in Athens Where You Currently Live

If you’re planning to sell a house that you’re currently living in, contact us today at 706-426-1082 for our best tips and tricks!

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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