Atlanta Home Seller Tips


Atlanta Home Seller Tips – Preparing Your Home to Sell – Atlanta Home Selling Tips.

Atlanta home seller tips to sell your home – Atlanta best listing agents for: Alpharetta, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Dunwoody, Sugar Hill, Milton, Johns Creek, Lake Lanier, Suwanee, Duluth, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Norcross, Peachtree Corners and East Cobb Marietta.

Are you an Atlanta homeowner thinking of selling your home? It is a tough time to sell a home, but they are selling!  If you are listing and selling and  your home in the North Atlanta, in town, midtown, or Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Grayson, Sugarloaf, Buford, Snellville, Dacula, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Cobb, Forsyth, and Fulton counties?  Want the absolute best price? Do you want to sell it in the shortest time, and with the least hassles?  Call us!  We can help.  Ellen and I offer  full service real estate sales.  Whether you are selling your existing home, retiring or relocating from the Atlanta area, we can handle all the details.   “Because Experience Matters!”


Home’s Interior

Our experience us shows that creating a inviting atmosphere inside your home can increases its appeal and desirability. View your home with a critical eye. View it as if you were the buyer.  Clean, polish, paint, complete minor repairs, and add all the special  touches. Prepare your home as if you were entertaining your finest guests.   Let it show its “Holiday Best!”  Make it  S*P*A*R*K*L*E*!

Around Doors and Windows   

  • Adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door.
  • Brighten up the door glass, side panels and transoms.
  • Clean the landing in front of front door.
  • Pressure wash walk, remove any mold in brick or concrete.
  • Blow away grass clippings or leaves.
  • Add a brass kick plate.
  • Add fresh colorful flowers or plants on each side of front door in a planter. (plastic flowers in winter)
  • Polish all brass fixtures (especially at front door) and be sure door locks work properly.
  • Oil hinges to both doors and windows. Check weather-stripping.
  • Keep stairways extra tidy and secure handrails.
  • Remove window screens and clean window glass.
  • Cut back overgrown outdoor plants and shrubs that restrict natural light.
  • Keep windows clean and tidy with draperies firmly affixed and in proper working order.
  • Keep blinds and plantation shutters open to let in natural light.

Floors and Carpets  

  • Repair or replace missing or damaged tile, hardwood, vinyl and baseboards.
  • Wax vinyl floors.
  • Add a new coat of sealer for your hardwood floors if they are dull.
  • Steam-clean or shampoo carpets. Then keep them vacuumed daily before showing.
  • Secure loose carpeting and replace damaged areas.
  • Stretch rugs if by a carpet mechanic if needed.
  • Be conscious of odors caused by dampness, high-traffic areas and especially pets.

Storage Areas and Closets

  • Store unused items in professional storage, not garage!
  • Immediately get rid of unwanted items, garage sales or charities.
  • Get rid of clutter. Ample storage space increases the desirability of the home.
  • Neatly arrange kids toys and games.
  • Discard, give to charity or hold a garage sale to get rid of all unwanted items of old clothing
  • Keep closets organized and tidy.
  • Store smaller items those you do not use frequently. Discard any unnecessary items.
  • Do not clutter the basement!

Living Areas and Bedrooms

  • Keep living areas clean, polished, neutral and inviting.
  • Your home should smell nice, not overwhelmed by scents, odors or smells!
  • Make sure that your furniture arrangement, and flow create a spacious atmosphere.
  • Make all beds, arrange couch cushions, polish glass, dust shelves, vacuum carpets and touch-up walls with paint or spackling as necessary.
  • All wallpaper should be clean and adhere smoothly to the walls. Reglue if you have to.
  • Accent your home with flowers or candles add to the home’s housewarming appeal.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

  • Clear counters, drawers and cabinets of unnecessary items.
  • Place out your best towels as if company were coming.
  • Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs if needed.
  • Replace faucets if chrome or brass are discolored.
  • Clean soap dishes, mirrors, faucets and appliances (inside and out).
  • Re-grout tile in shower and tubs if needed.
  • Scrub toilets, and mildew in shower tiles.
  • Store cleaning supplies and hang freshly washed towels.
  • Be conscious of odors caused by dampness, hampers, garbage and various foods.
  • Do not store items under beds – especially pet beds! They contain odors you alone are used to!

Cabinets and Counters

  • Store infrequently used counter-top items to allow a spacious look in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Magnets, and drawings off the cabinets and refrigerator.
  • Polish wood, and countertops.
  • Put away those extra gadgets, and canisters.
  • Keep drawers and cabinets tidy and organized.

Garage or Workshop

  • Items should be neatly stored in shelving or wall units.
  • Get rid of debris, old paint cans, and toss those old newspapers.
  • Have a garage sale.
  • Paint the garage, and floor.
  • Allow appropriate space for the homebuyer to visualize their vehicle or workbench.
  • Consider moving excess or over-sized items to mini-storage.

Landscaping, Exterior and Yard

  • Water the yard!
  • Clean all Windows
  • Trim back and prune your landscaping around the home.
  • Keep lawn trimmed and groomed. Bag clippings!
  • Paint trim and siding if needed. Try cleaning first.
  • Clean gutters, paint if needed.
  • Replace any rotten trim wood, and paint.
  • Cut trees away, and prune if too close to home.
  • Add color to landscaping where needed.
  • Keep lawn watered and green.
  • Blow off grass clippings and leaves from driveway
  • Pressure wash and bleach driveway if needed.
  • Add some fresh mulch where needed.
  • Paint or freshen up fence, clean deck, and re-stain if needed.

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