Woodstock GA and Surrounding Areas Homes for Sale – Update by Red Hot Atlanta Homes

October 4, 2010

* Are You Ready for a Homebuyer…Selling Your Home

When selling your home keeping the house in order for showings is a challenge.  Here are a few tips we learned and used earlier this year when I had my own house of the market for sale.  Read more.

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August 6, 2010

Little Things to Update Your Home…Selling Your Home

Have you lived in your home for over five years?  Have you painted?  Have you replaced a light fixture?  If you have not started to update your home, now is the time.  Over a five-year period colors, hardware finishes and preferred floor coverings will all change.  If you consistently replace items as you live in your home, when the time comes to sell, you will be ready.  Additionally, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor.

In the kitchen, look at the finish of the hardware.  Do you still have brass pulls on the drawers and cabinets?  Stop by a hardware store and see all the wonderful finishes that are now available.  On to appliances, almond will not be found in a store today.  Flooring, there are unbelievable textures, finishes and styles on the market.  Many are very reasonably priced.

In the bedrooms, when was the last time you replaced a bedcover…meaning bedspread, quilt, duvet?  In the next Sunday’s newspaper check, out the Macy’s circular.  Does your bed-covers look like the ad? If not. now is the time to update.  How about a new lamp to go with the bed-covers?

First impressions are extremely important, so think about your foyer.  Does it need a new rug?  What’s the finish on the light?  Are the flowers faded in the arrangement on the entrance table?  Start checking out the end of the season arrangements available in many stores.

Remember, baths sell houses and spa baths are in.  Plush linens and new bathroom hardware are a great way to get that spa feel.  Add some fashionable art as a finishing touch.

We are not suggesting re-doing your home, its ongoing replacing items in your home to give your home a current look and feel.   Sometime in the future you will want to sell your home.  If you have not done some updating over time, you may need to do many of these items to ask and receive top dollar for your home.

May 14, 2010

* Technology and Selling Your Home

When selling your home you may want to think about technology and how a home buyer sees your home.  Take a look around your home- are the televisions big bulky objects or flat screen?  Do you have charging cords on the kitchen counters?  Are there iPods in your home?  Now is the time to make your home technology friendly. Read more.

May 3, 2010

* Create a Living Space with Patios and Decks – Selling Your Home

Spring came a little late this year; however, summer is just around the corner.  Now is the time to spruce up those outdoor areas if you are selling your home.  The first item should be a good cleaning so all the spring pollen is washed away.  Hose down everything including all the furniture – remember you want to get rid of the yellow pollen.  If you have a concrete patio, does it need a power washing; same for wood decks?  Remove all the spider webs and dead leaves.  Read more.

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April 21, 2010

*Refreshing for Spring – Selling Your Home

Spring is in full bloom here in Atlanta with most trees green, blooming shrubs ablaze in color, and green grass on the way.  It is now time to take a look around your home if it is sale and see what needs to be refreshed in your home for spring.  Start in the front…if your flowering bulbs have bloomed, remove and replace with summer plants, wash away the pollen on the porch, and add a nice planter near the front door.  Read more.

March 15, 2010

*More Sparkling Bath – Selling Your Home Part 5

Do you like the feel when you walk into a hotel bath?  The lush linens, striking countertops, and clean feeling…again that is what a home buyer wants when they walk into your home.  In Sparkling Bath”  we talked about cleaning your bath, now let’s address the bath so home buyers are dazzled.  First start by picking a color scheme…crisp white if the walls are dark,  bold color if the walls are pale.  Remember pastels are out.   Use colors that are similar to adjacent bedrooms.

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March 12, 2010

*Sparkling Bath – Selling Your Home Part 4

You know those television and magazine ads you see for bathrooms with sparkles and glimmers shining on the TV screen or paper…well that is the way a home buyer wants to see your bathrooms.  Bathrooms sell homes so make the most of yours.  Plan a day to clean your bathrooms.  Read more….

February 10, 2010

*Staging a Home for Sale on a Budget

Many times when putting a home on the market for sale, the seller needs to update or replace a few key items so the home has that special feel buyers are looking for.  Therefore staging the home is important.  In the attempt to maximize the staging effect, we usually ask the seller to provide a small staging budget ($100 – $400).  In addition, we will inquire if the homeowner/seller might have on hand some of the items needed and visit our staging closet for items to lend and use.

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January 18, 2010

*First Impressions when Selling Your Home Part 1

We all know first impressions are the most important….especially when selling your home.  You want buyers excited to be at your home and wanting to see more.  Since the front of your home is the first thing they see, what can you do to make that impression exceptional?

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