Athens GA Home Seller Tips for Success!

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Make the Most of that First Impression,  a well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly scrubbed – front door. Rake leaves in the Fall. Plant flowers in the spring.

Clean & Neutral Sells the Fastest!
Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. We know you have to live in it, but first impressions are critical!corner clutter with captions

Check Faucets and Bulbs
Dripping water causes stains and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right with your home.

Spacious Living
Potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They’re looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.  Organize the garage. This is often a place that becomes cluttered.

 

Bathrooms Help Sell Homes
Make bathrooms sparkle. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. Enhance your bathroom with flowers, guest towels, and your best mats and shower curtains.

Pay Attention to Detail
Loose knobs, sticking doors and windows, pushed-out screens and other minor flaws can detract from your home’s appeal!

Coloring the Night with Light
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights – both inside and outside – when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.

Closets Are Important
Closets look their best when they are orderly and not too full. Be sure the lights work and pack away items unused to make them look more spacious. Great time to box up unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.

Don’t Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store
When prospects come to view your home, don’t distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.  And remember it shows best if YOU ARE NOT AT HOME!

Make it Inviting
Be sure the front entrance is clean and inviting. Paint the gutters, downspouts and the front door. Also sweep the walks, steps and driveway.

Touch Up
A small investment in paint for the inside and outside helps. Remember to choose neutral colors.

Avoid Crowd Scenes
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they’re likely to hurry through. Just don’t be there for showing if at all possible!

Smells – Get them out –see Brutal Honesty 101!

Holly & Bo with milkbone toyThis is one of the most overlooked and most critical tips of all!  I LOVE my dogs, but regardless of how many baths they have – pets still have odors!

Choose a professional Realtor, and seek their advice on how to maximize your profit

Remember it is our job at Success Realty to help you find the things that may be stumbling blocks to selling.

Let us be part of your Success Story and we will promise to be truthful with you about your home.

Contact Michelle today at

706-207-2502 to start your Success Story!

 

 

 

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Affordable Athens Georgia Homes For Sale!

Are you beginning that search for an Athens, GA area home? 

Are you a student planning to attend the University of Georgia?

Are you currently renting? 

Did you know that it’s very possible to find a home with a lower monthly mortgage payment than what typical rents are in Athens, GA?

Are you searching for affordable Athens, Georgia homes for sale?

If so, welcome!  At Success Realty, we can help you find the perfect, affordable home for needs in the Athens, GA area!  In many instances, your mortgage payment will be less than what you would pay for rent for a comparable home in the Athens area.

Below are a few of our affordable, featured properties at this time, but if you don’t see what you are looking for, please call us at 706-543-1553.  We have many more Athens, GA area homes on the market and will help you find the perfect home to purchase.  You are also invited to search the Athens GA MLS, just click here.

 

Home for sale at 611 Piedmont Road, Hull, GA 30646 ~ offered for $115,000

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New on the Market and Newly Remodeled! More photos coming soon!  New on the Market and Newly Remodeled! Tip top shape from top to bottom, features a fully updated kitchen with new cabinets, new countertops, new stainless appliances, and new flooring. Baths have been updated with new fixtures and tile recently. New laminate wood floors in the living room and hallway. New tankless water heater – super efficient! New light fixtures, including gorgeous ceiling fans. New exterior doors. New windows! New paint on interior and exterior! New moisture barrier! Pretty much updated everything! Features great fenced rear yard, and a huge covered patio.

 

Home for sale at 809 Sandy Cross Road, Lexington, GA 30648 ~ Offered for $79,900

809 Sandy Cross Road

RENOVATED!  New carpet, new vinyl flooring, new lighting fixtures, new countertops in the kitchen and the bathrooms and some new door hardware.  New HVAC!  Move in ready home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is situated on 0.99 +- acres.

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You are also invited to search the Athens GA MLS, just click here.