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Selling Your House in Athens This Year? Here’s What You Can Do To Get Ready Now!

Getting your house ready to sell can seem enormously intimidating – there just seems to be so much to do in the beginning. But selling your house in Athens doesn’t have to be such a daunting undertaking. If you start early enough and do the things that matter the most first, it will be far more manageable. Also, keep in mind that if you have any equity in your house, it’s a job for which you’ll be handsomely paid at the end – the sale.

Determine a Listing Date and Work Backward

The very first step in preparing for selling your Athens house is to set a planned listing date. You don’t need to get it on the market right away because you’ll need time to do everything that needs to be done. So once you’ve set a listing date, work backward from there to plan the work in stages that move forward toward the date set. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time, and let your agent know that there will be no showings before the future date of your choice.

Get Other Eyes on It

It’s always a good idea to get another set of eyes on your house. So ask someone you know and trust to do a walk-through with you to see what needs to be done. When you’ve been living in a home, you get accustomed to many things and are no longer aware that they need repairing or updating. You can be sure, however, that buyers will see everything – all those flooring flaws and sagging bits of ceiling trim – that no longer draw your attention owing to long familiarity. Make sure, then, that the friend you choose to help you out has a keen eye and will be brutally honest.

Get Rid of the Clutter

Another key preparation for selling your Athens house is getting rid of all the clutter. You know that already. The trick is deciding just what can stay and what has to go.

Go check out some online listing photos of higher-end houses and pay attention to what you see – or, more specifically, what you don’t see. Basically, in those photos, you’ll see maybe a chair, a couch, a coffee table, a couple of end tables, and nothing more. And that’s the look you need to try to achieve. So get rid of or move to storage anything that will detract from that open, inviting look.

Attitude plays a big role here, so just look at it as pre-moving. You’ll already have a big part of that onerous job of moving already done. Everything you keep in your home should contribute to the overall feeling and effect that will entice buyers.

Start Painting

And, of course, you know that selling your Athens house will involve a certain amount of painting. Filling, patching, and painting walls will make your house look markedly cleaner, fresher, and more inviting. And it doesn’t really cost all that much. But colors do matter – a lot.

At this stage, you should no longer view your house as your home, but, rather, as an asset. So when prospective buyers come through, you don’t want them seeing colors they will want to paint over. The consensus among real estate professionals is that you should use light, neutral colors – colors that will help buyers to see your house as their new home.

If you’re planning on selling your Athens house this year, you do need to start preparing now. But if you follow our tips here, that apparently huge job will be far easier to manage.


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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