Tips For Selling Your House Before The New Year in Athens

So you need to sell your house before the new year, whether for tax benefits or a job relocation or whatever reason. The new year is fast approaching so selling your house in Athens may seem like a daunting process at this point. The market at this time of year usually isn’t very hot, but competition is less stiff and buyers motivated. So it will take some work – working on curb appeal, making improvements, and hiring an agent. Here, then, are our tips for selling your house before the new year in Athens.

Get an Inspection Now

Often, you will be advised against spending money on an inspection (generally ranging from about $270 to almost $400) because the buyer will have to get one done prior to closing. But this advice misses a very important point. And that is that you need to be aware of any problems ahead of time – before they are discovered in the buyer’s inspection. That way, you can be proactive and address any problems ahead of time and have the house in tip-top shape before the buyer’s inspection.

Take Care of the Appearance Early

On the same principle as having an inspection done early on, you should also take care of the home’s appearance early in the process. Selling your house at a good price depends on it. So here are some of the things you need to do to put your best foot forward:

  • Paint any dirty or strangely colored interior walls and touch up exterior paint where needed.
  • Get the entryways in order by sweeping and cleaning, possibly installing new entry door(s), and adding adornments like seasonal decorations.
  • Take care of landscaping tasks like raking leaves, trimming shrubs, and laying down new mulch.

Have a Marketing Plan

If you choose to go it alone and do an FSBO deal instead of using an agent, you’ll have to devise a marketing strategy and do a lot of marketing work. You’ll need to use all the traditional marketing channels like listing sites, classifieds, the MLS, and even Craigslist, along with effective online marketing like creating virtual tours. If this all this sounds too far out of your area of expertise or beyond the amount of time you can invest, a qualified agent will be your best bet for selling your house. 706-426-1082

Set the Price Judiciously

You can do the extensive research yourself, including running a comparative analysis, in order to figure the competitive market value for selling your house. Or you can let a trained agent do all this for you. Whichever way you decide to go, you absolutely do not want the price to cause your house to set too long on the market unsold, becoming what is called ‘stale.”

An agent can help you price strategically – neither too high nor too low, but at the optimal spot on the possible range of prices. Getting the price right the first time around can save you a lot of money, time, and frustration. The trick is getting the price as high as possible without crossing over the line where it will drive buyers away.

Choose a Good Local Real Estate Agent When Selling Your House

If selling your house before the new year in Athens is truly your goal, then you need the services of a local agent. With her finger on the pulse of the local market and possibly a list of interested buyers already in hand, a local agent can help you sell more quickly. Just be sure to interview possible agents, asking them about sales records and their recent listings.

Are you ready to sell a Athens house? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! 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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