Tips For Selling Your House For Up To 15% More In Athens

The time has come. You are ready to sell your home and move on. You may be worried that selling your house for a good price is going to be difficult.

With a little planning and some extra work before you ever put up that for-sale sign, you can get the most out of your home sale. Use these tips for selling your house for up to 15% more in Athens to make your move worth it:

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The exterior of your home is the possibly the most important thing when it comes to selling your home.

When people drive by and see the for-sale sign, they are going to look at the outside appearance before deciding whether or not to look up the listing or call to schedule a showing. Your home’s landscaping, siding, roof, and windows all play an important part in your home’s curb appeal and, in turn, help get more people through the doors for showings.

Some tasks to prioritize before listing your home for sale include:

  • Trimming bushes and dead foliage.

  • Plant new flowers for some complementary colors to your home’s siding and current landscaping.

  • Cleaning windows and repairing screens.

  • Scrubbing siding that is in good repair but needs a little cleaning.

  • Repairing or replacing worn or broken siding.

  • Repairing or replacing broken or missing shingles on the roof.

  • Making sure the porch and walkways are swept and clean.

  • Repainting shutters, the mailbox, and front door.

  • Making sure the lawn is properly, frequently mowed and trimmed.

  • Cleaning and repairing gutters and downspouts.

Some of these tasks can be undertaken on your own, while others will require some extra cash and hiring a professional. But taking care of these items before your house is for sale can mean more showings and better offers. Making a good first impression is critical.

HIRE THE RIGHT AGENT

A good agent can make or break your chances of selling your house for the price you want.

If your agent is experienced in selling homes in your price range and geographical area, they can give you advice on proper staging, whether or not to paint that back bedroom a neutral color, and how to price your home for better offers.

It’s also important to find an agent that will be responsive to your needs so that offers get passed on to you swiftly and, when you counter, communication is quickly established with the potential buyer. If buyers are left waiting for days for contact about the status of their bid, they’re more likely to decide to walk after a less-than-ideal counter-offer.

DECLUTTER & DEPERSONALIZE

While you may love your family photos and knick-knacks, a potential home buyer may not love them.

If you have got your home stuffed full of personal effects, getting buyers to envision themselves in your space is more difficult. Keeping things decluttered without feeling too sparse is key to helping buyers feel “at home,” which can help you get a better and faster offer.

Take some time to put away all the family photos and quirky artwork before listing your home for sale. Pare down the furniture in each room to as minimal as possible but not so little that the rooms look bare and cavernous. Consider repainting brightly colored rooms in more neutral shades. You may need to rent a portable storage unit for your furniture and personal effects, but the slight expense may be worthwhile in selling your home for a higher price.

Looking to sell your home sometime soon? Our trusted agents can help you with selling your home for more in Athens. Contact us at 706-426-1082 today!

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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