Woodstock GA Real Estate Happenings…

October 19, 2010

Search GA Homes On Your Mobile Phone!

Want to search all homes listed on the Georgia multiple listing services from your mobile phone? Awesome! Visit
http://m.michellesgahomes.com/Search.

For IPhone users: visit the aforementioned site, then select to add it to your home page and you will have the search app on your home screen!

Registration is not required to search for homes, however you might be prompted to enter your contact information when viewing additional photos and virtual tours. You can specify whether you prefer to be contacted by email or phone. I will never call if you specify email, but you can call me if you wish! I will most likely send you an email to see if you need any help or send you helpful information about buying or selling a home from time to time, but you can opt out of receiving my emails at any time….. and I will always respect your wishes! That’s all there is to it!

My contact information is as follows:

Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR
RE/MAX Town & Country
Direct: 404-538-5396
michellekmiller@comcast.net
http://www.michellesgahomes.com

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for your real estate needs!

Michelle

June 5, 2010

WOW! New Price! $139,900, 3 Br, 2.5 Bath with Huge Bonus Rm in Acworth GA! Large Lot, Updated Kitchen, Granite!

Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | michellekmiller@comcast.net | 404-538-5396
2930 Cedar Mill Drive, Acworth, GA
Move in Ready! Updated Kitchen with Granite! Spacious & Open Home with Over Half Acre Lot!
3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $139,900
Year Built 1988
Sq Footage 2,352
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 3
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size .5827 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Move in Ready! You will love this home! Spacious with Over Half Acre Lot. Recently Updated Kitchen with Granite Counter-tops, Tile Floor, Pantry, Dishwasher, Gas Stove/Oven, Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar & More! Large, Open Family Room with Vaulted Ceiling & Stone Fireplace with Gas Starter. HUGE Bonus Room with Half Bath -Great for Den and RecRoom! 3 Nice Sized Bedrooms Upstairs! Patio & Deck Overlook Large Backyard with Outbuilding for Storage of your Lawn Equipment! *Very Close to Lake Allatoona, Boat Ramps, Marina’s, Picnik and Beach Areas!

New Roof, Carpet, Paint & More! Come see!

*Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Square Footage was obtained from property tax records and is not guaranteed. *Each RE/MAX office is individually owned & operated.

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– High/Vaulted ceiling – Family room – Bonus/Rec room
– Office/Den – Dining room – Dishwasher
– Stove/Oven – Granite countertop – Balcony, Deck, or Patio
– Yard

COMMUNITY FEATURES

– Garage parking


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Beautiful Exterior

Large Lot!!!

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Contact info:
Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
GA #255537
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Jun 5, 2010, 8:20pm PDT

April 1, 2010

$179,900 | Waleska, GA Home with Master on Main, Large Full Basement, Privacy Fenced Bkyd, HUGE Bonus, Large Bedrooms! WOW!

Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | 404-538-5396
216 Paul Cagle Drive, Waleska, GA
Beautiful Cape Code Style Hm | 3+ Spacious Bedrooms with HUGE Bonus | Full Daylight Basement | Almost an Acre Lot w/Privacy Fenced Backyard!
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $179,900
Year Built 2002
Sq Footage Unspecified
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size .92 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

*Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Each RE/MAX office individually owned & operated. *Office# 770-928-4966.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– Walk-in closet – Hardwood floor – Tile floor
– Family room – Bonus/Rec room – Dining room
– Breakfast nook – Dishwasher – Refrigerator
– Stove/Oven – Microwave – Basement
– Laundry area – inside – Balcony, Deck, or Patio – Yard

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– Gorgeous, but Small (one street) Community just North of Canton, GA
– Community Nature Trail!
– Master on Main with Private Master Bath;
– Garden Tub & Separate Shower, Double Vanity & Large Walk-in Closet
– Family Rm Features Hardwood Floor, Stacked Stone Fireplace with Gas Starter.
– Kitchen & Breakfast Area Boast Tile Floors. All Kitchen Appliances Included!
– Hardwoods in Dining Room!
– HUGE 4th Bedroom or Bonus..with 2nd/back Staircase.
– Two Additional Spacious Bedrooms Upstairs!
– Rocking Chair Front Porch & Back Deck for Relaxing Outdoors!
– Large, Full & Daylight Basement!
– Privacy Fenced Backyard!
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Contact info:
Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
GA #255537
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Apr 1, 2010, 6:24am PDT

March 10, 2010

Selling Tips: Get your home ready to SELL!

Tips to get your home ready to SELL!

Homes typically sell by emotion (with the exception of investment properties obviously) and how a home looks and feels to a buyer is the difference between a sale and NO sale. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or have fancy designer labels. It is about simplicity, a lack of clutter and getting rid of the extra “stuff” that blocks the flow of positive energy in our minds and in our homes. It’s about furniture, windows and door placement to allow light and a correct inviting flow that makes you so comfortable in a home that you want to stay awhile. Or better yet, buy it for top dollar. Honey Stop The Car! Ever had that feeling where a home captured your attention so strongly that you stopped your car to immediately call the realtor right then! This is the dream of every seller and realtor because when this kind of excitement happens the house is SOLD. Here are some tips to make your home simply irresistible too. 

 EXTERIOR

  •  Curb appeal is fundamental. Grass cut, edged, bushes trimmed, NO weeds; flowers, flowers, and more flowers
  • Driveways clean, mailbox straight, trash bins out of sight
  • Porch clean, round or oval pots of blooming flowers, weather permitting
  • Front path clean with flowers along the way
  • A new doormat, preferably black – semicircle or oval is ideal
  • Front door should be immaculate, fresh coat of paint or varnish, kick plate bright and shining
  • Remove all “NO Solicitors and Do Not Disturb signs.
  • Address numbers visible from across the street
  • Doorbell that sounds gentle, not jarring. Solid threshold, shiny, firm doorknob
  • Front door lock and key that work easily

 INTERIOR

  •  Clean, Clean, Clean (fresh smelling) Home! Baseboards are a tale-tale sign of a dirty (sometimes neglected) home. Don’t forget to deep clean ALL appliances (inside/outside and areas surrounding: stove/oven, microwave & refrigerator, areas around furnace/hot water heater… even air compressor outside!) 
  • Fresh flowers or good looking silk flowers in entry and on dining room table
  • Remove dying plants or empty pots
  • Remove all excess furniture –roomy and spacious feeling is most important
  • Clutter is your worst enemy – rent a storage unit for excess, if necessary
  • Fresh paint where needed is the sellers best investment
  • Clean (odor free) or new carpet
  • 3 to 5 accessory items on kitchen and bathroom counters; all else removed
  • Pay attention to art work…neutral is best (no negative, sexual or violent images. No dead trophy animals)
  • Position furniture to invite guests inward-nothing blocking forward movement or doorways
  • Toilet lids down! Pet dishes out of sight and cat boxes outside

         If you are planning to buy or sell a home and would like help or more information, please contact me at 404.538.5396 or michellekmiller@comcast.net.  I’m always happy to help!

Search all Ga homes listed on FMLS and GA MLS! 

Sincerely,
Michelle

Michelle Miller, ABR® , REALTOR®
Direct: 404.538.5396
Email: michellekmiller@comcast.net
Web: www.bestgahomesforsale.com

REMAX Town & Country
14205 Highway 92, Suite 109
Woodstock, GA 30188

Being your REALTOR® is my full time job! 

February 15, 2010

Just Listed! Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Acworth, GA Hm! Granite, Tile, Huge Bonus! Come See!

Don't miss this one! Not a short sale or foreclosure, beautiful and move in ready! Very close to Lake Allatoona, Marina's, Boat Ramps, Beach and Picnik areas! Over Half Acre Lot! Call me today to schedule a time to see this amazing home! 404-538-5396, www.bestgahomesforsale.com, michellekmiller@comcast.net


 

 
Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | michellekmiller@comcast.net | 404-538-5396
2930 Cedar Mill Drive, Acworth, GA
Move in Ready! Updated Kitchen with Granite! Spacious & Open Home with Over Half Acre Lot!
3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
 
offered at $165,000
Year Built 1988
Sq Footage 2,352
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 3
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size .5827 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Move in Ready! You will love this home! Spacious with Over Half Acre Lot. Recently Updated Kitchen with Granite Counter-tops, Tile Floor, Pantry, Dishwasher, Gas Stove/Oven, Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar & More! Large, Open Family Room with Vaulted Ceiling & Stone Fireplace with Gas Starter. HUGE Bonus Room with Half Bath -Great for Den and RecRoom! 3 Nice Sized Bedrooms Upstairs! Patio & Deck Overlook Large Backyard with Outbuilding for Storage of your Lawn Equipment! *Very Close to Lake Allatoona, Boat Ramps, Marina’s, Picnik and Beach Areas!New Roof, Carpet, Paint & More! Come see!*Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Square Footage was obtained from property tax records and is not guaranteed. *Each RE/MAX office is individually owned & operated.
 
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– High/Vaulted ceiling – Family room – Bonus/Rec room
– Office/Den – Dining room – Dishwasher
– Stove/Oven – Granite countertop – Balcony, Deck, or Patio
– Yard    
COMMUNITY FEATURES

– Garage parking    
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Contact info:
Michelle Miller, ABR, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
GA #255537
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2010, 9:49am PST

May 19, 2009

OPEN HOUSE 5/30/09! New Price $155,000 | Completely Remodeled! Beautiful & Move-in Ready! | Woodstock, GA

Michelle Miller, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | 404-538-5396
405 Sculley Square, Woodstock, GA
Completely Remodeled & Updated Home on Cul-de-sac in Beautiful Established Woodstock Neighborhood. Minutes to Downtown Woodstock & I-575
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $155,000
Year Built 1979
Sq Footage 1,536
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size .55 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Completely Remodeled | Spacious & Bright 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Split Level Home! You won’t find another home in this price range with the Amazing Upgrades & Extras Featured in this Fantastic Home! | *Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Each RE/MAX office is individually owned & operated.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet
Hardwood floor Tile floor Family room
Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher
Stove/Oven Microwave Granite countertop
Stainless steel appliances Basement Balcony, Deck, or Patio

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

Amazing Remodel
Don’t Miss This Awesome Opportunity!
Rich Hardwood Floors in Foyer, Kitchen & Large Formal Dining Room
New Tile Floors in Bathrooms
Tumbled Tile CounterTop in Master Bath
Kitchen Boasts Granite CounterTops, Backsplash & Breakfast Bar
Gorgeous New Cabinetry in Kitchen & Master Bath
New Stainless Steel Appliances including Stove, Dishwasher & Built-in Microwave!
Oversized Master Suite w/Walk-in Closet & Private Bathroom
Crown Molding in Kitchen, Dining Room & Master Suite
New Front Porch & Deck
New Gutters
Fresh Paint Inside & Out
New Garage Door w/Auto Opener
All New Lighting
New Faucets
New Toilets
New 6 Panel Doors
New Windows Throughout
New Carpet
New Stairs w/Updated Wrought Iron Ballisters
Upgrades to the Max
You will not believe this home for this price!
Marketed By: Michelle Miller at 404.538.5396
Additional Info: http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com
Virtual Tour: http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/6759/608174/
Take Advantage of $8000 first time buyer tax credit!
Tax Credit Info: http://www.8ktaxcredit.com/index#Answers
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


GORGEOUS!

Spacious!

Bright & Open

Cathedral Ceiling

Rich Upgrades!

Beautiful Exterior
Contact info:
Michelle Miller, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 18, 2009, 4:50pm PDT

May 12, 2009

Appr Short Sale* Buyer’s Loan Fell Thru at Last Min! LakeFront Luxury Hm in Desired Hickory Flat Area of Canton! 6 Br/5.5Ba

Buyer’s Loss is Your GAIN! Fabulous Property! 4+ Acres! In-ground, Heated & Saltwater Pool! Slate, Granite, HUGE Executive Home overlooks Lake! Short Sale was approved and ready to close! All the hard work and waiting is done, just need approval letter based on new (your) contract! Quick Closing, but MUST have contract within 30 days!! Literally a few Minutes to Alpharetta! Best Schools! Call Agent! 404-538-5396! Don’t wait!

Michelle Miller, ABR®, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | michellemiller1@remax.net | 404-538-5396
110 Hawks Bend, Canton, GA
It’s your lucky day! Back on Mkt! Buyers loan fell through! Short Sale Approved!* Custom Designed Luxury Home | Over 3.5 LakeFront Acres w/Pool, Hot T
6BR/5.5BA Single Family House
offered at $699,900
Year Built 2005
Sq Footage 1
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size +3.5 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

It’s your lucky day! Back on Mkt, Buyer’s Loan fell through! Short Sale Approved*!!! Elegant. Luxurious! Welcome Home! Almost 4 Acre LakeFront & Private Culdesac Lot. | Spacious Home Six Bedrooms, Five Full and One Half Bath | Open & Flowing Floor Plan. Every Upgrade & Extra Imaginable. | ***Price reflects short sale. (Lender must approve sales price and terms of contract.) INCREDIBLE Opportunity! Check comps & assessed value! |*Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. * Each RE/MAX office is individually owned & Operated.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling
Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Tile floor
Family room Bonus/Rec room Office/Den
Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher
Refrigerator Stove/Oven Microwave
Granite countertop Stainless steel appliances Attic
Basement Laundry area – inside Balcony, Deck, or Patio
Yard Swimming pool Jacuzzi/Whirlpool

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

Highly Acclaimed Hardi Plank Siding with Brick Accents & Water Table
Professionally Designed Landscape with Irrigation System that Pulls from the Lake
Gorgeous Lake Views and Over 200′ of Lake Frontage
Outdoor Oasis! Heated In-ground Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub & Gas Log Fireplace
Quality Trex Decking on Front Porch, Covered and Uncovered Decks
Rich Trim & Molding and Custom Designed Lighting Enrich This Home’s Beauty
Mud Room and Lrg Laundry Room Feature Slate Flooring and Tongue & Groove Walls
Comfortable Master Suite with His & Hers Walk-in Closets & Lake View
Luxurious Master Bath w/Large Slate Shower & Jetted Tub, Slate Floor, His & Hers GraniteTop Vanities
Gorgeous Pool and Lake Views from Tub!
Oversized Secondary Bedrooms with Abundant Closets
Finished Terrace Level with Den, Spacious Rec Rm, Built-ins, Bedroom, Bath & Lrg Pool/Linen Closet
Unfinished Area Studded & Stubbed for Kitchen, Dining and Additional Bedroom
Quality Construction & Pride in Ownership Shows Throughout
Your Very Own Batting Cage Overlooking the Lake!
Additional info: http://michellemiller2.point2agent.com/Listing/VirtualTour.ashx?listingid=172705
Visit my website: http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com
View Virtual Tour: http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/6759/603970/index.ipv
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Quality Exterior

Your Very Own Oasis

View from Your Tub

Gourmet Kitchen

View to Keeping Room

Welcome Home!
Contact info:
Michelle Miller, ABR®, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 11, 2009, 8:02pm PDT

October 24, 2008

OPEN HOUSE | October 25, 2008 | 12pm to 6pm | Luxury Lake Front Canton, GA

Michelle Miller, ABR®, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | michellemiller1@remax.net | 404-538-5396
110 Hawks Bend, Canton, GA
Custom Designed Luxury Home | Over 3.5 LakeFront Acres w/Pool, Hot Tub, Outdoor Fireplace & More | Cherokee Taxes, Mins. to Alpharetta
6BR/5.5BA Single Family House
offered at $999,000
Year Built 2005
Sq Footage 1
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size +3.5 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Elegant. Luxurious. Comfortable. Welcome Home! Almost 4 Acre LakeFront & Private Culdesac Lot. | Spacious Home Six Bedrooms, Five Full and One Half Bath | Open & Flowing Floor Plan. Every Upgrade & Extra Imaginable. | *Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. * Each RE/MAX office is individually owned & Operated.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling
Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Tile floor
Family room Bonus/Rec room Office/Den
Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher
Refrigerator Stove/Oven Microwave
Granite countertop Stainless steel appliances Attic
Basement Laundry area – inside Balcony, Deck, or Patio
Yard Swimming pool Jacuzzi/Whirlpool

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

Highly Acclaimed Hardi Plank Siding with Brick Accents & Water Table
Professionally Designed Landscape with Irrigation System that Pulls from the Lake
Gorgeous Lake Views and Over 200′ of Lake Frontage
Outdoor Oasis! Heated In-ground Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub & Gas Log Fireplace
Quality Trex Decking on Front Porch, Covered and Uncovered Decks
Rich Trim & Molding and Custom Designed Lighting Enrich This Home’s Beauty
Mud Room and Lrg Laundry Room Feature Slate Flooring and Tongue & Groove Walls
Comfortable Master Suite with His & Hers Walk-in Closets & Lake View
Luxurious Master Bath w/Large Slate Shower & Jetted Tub, Slate Floor, His & Hers GraniteTop Vanities
Gorgeous Pool and Lake Views from Tub!
Oversized Secondary Bedrooms with Abundant Closets
Finished Terrace Level with Den, Spacious Rec Rm, Built-ins, Bedroom, Bath & Lrg Pool/Linen Closet
Unfinished Area Studded & Stubbed for Kitchen, Dining and Additional Bedroom
Quality Construction & Pride in Ownership Shows Throughout
Your Very Own Batting Cage Overlooking the Lake!
Additional info: http://michellemiller2.point2agent.com/Listing/VirtualTour.ashx?listingid=172705
Visit my website: http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com
View Virtual Tour: http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/6759/603970/index.ipv
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Seller contact info:
Michelle Miller, ABR®, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Town & Country
404-538-5396
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Oct 19, 2008, 2:58pm PDT

*Equal Housing Opportunity. *Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Each RE/MAX office is independently owned & operated. *Office #: 770.928.4966.

Beverages & finger foods will be served! Email for directions!

August 23, 2008

Become a Homeowner! | Start Here for Great Tips – From Financing to Closing!

Below is a list of necessary steps that will prepare you to begin your home search! My goal is to make sure that your home purchase is a pleasant experience and that you don’t encounter any negative surprises.

  • YOUR PRICE RANGE: Consult a lender (or a few) to determine how much home you can afford. You will want to base this in part on your desired monthly payment. Your lender of choice will be able to tell you your pre-approval amount as well as the price range that will keep you within your limits for your desired monthly payment.
  • Be sure to factor in costs associated with homeownership such as annual property taxes, annual homeowners insurance, homeowners association fees (if applicable), maintenance & upkeep, etc.
  • LOAN PRE-APPROVAL: Your lender will give you a list of items necessary to process your loan such as w2’s, bank statements, paycheck stubs, etc. Gather, organize and deliver this information to your lender upon request to insure that you are truly pre-approved. You will need a pre-approval letter upon submitting an offer to purchase your new home.
  • Research (ask your lender) to determine if you qualify for any special mortgage or down payment-assistance programs.
  • Remember, you will need to save funds for:

    • Home Inspection ($350 to $475 depending on size, age & location of home)

    • Termite Inspection ($45-$175 depending on the company) as the lender will require a “clean wood infestation report” prior to closing

    • Homeowners Insurance Policy (varies based on insurance company, size, location and other factors)

    • Appraisal ($300 to $425): the lender will use an appraiser from their “approved list”, but typically the buyer will pay for this up front.

    • Down Payment (your lender will let you know how much you will need, if any)

    • Closing Costs (includes taxes, attorney’s fees, lender fees (typically 2 to 4% of the sales price) are determined by your lender. We can try to negotiate with the Seller to pay closing costs (or a portion) depending on yours and the Homeowner’s needs.

  • YOUR NEW HOME: Develop a wish list of what you’d like your home to have. Then prioritize the features on your list.

  • LOCATION: Select several communities or an area that will offer you what you want with regard to amenities, schools, location, highway/interstate access, safety, etc.

  • Find an experienced REALTOR® who can guide and advise you through the process! He/She will help you locate, negotiate, process all documents, stay in touch with your lender and keep you on track for a smooth transition. (and more!)

If you feel that you could have some credit issues, go ahead and obtain a copy of your credit report and clear up any unresolved issues if possible. Your lender can tell you the issues that are of most importance and will help you determine what needs to be done so you can be approved for a loan!

For additional information or to search all homes listed on GA MLS and FMLS visit www.bestgahomes4sale.com. Or you can contact me directly ~ I’m always glad to help!

Be sure to check out my blog:
Thinking of Purchasing a Home? | 8 Credit Tips

Kind Regards,
Michelle Miller
REALTOR®

RE/MAX Town & Country of Woodstock, GA

Direct: 404.538.5396
Email: michellemiller1@remax.net
Web: www.bestgahomes4sale.com

Real Estate Agent in Woodstock, Cherokee County, Georgia

Getting Your GA Home Ready to List/Sell! | Advice to help your home sell faster with higher returns!

There are many factors that should be addressed when getting your home ready to sell. I list many homes, but I also work with Buyer’s and have for many years. Through working with so many buyers, I have learned what buyer’s look for as well as what makes buyers most interested in the homes that they decide to purchase. There are things we cannot change such as floor plans, land topography, location, etc., but there are so many items that make your home more appealing to a wider variety of buyers. My tips below are basic, but imperative and I hope this helps you get the results you desire. My advice to you is as follows:

Price is the key!!! Price your home correctly!!! If you have to list your home at this time please be sure that you are ready to price your home to sell (consult a REALTOR® for a Comparative Market Analysis and for advice as to what needs to be done to your home) otherwise be prepared for your home to sit on the market much longer than during typical market conditions.

Have your home completely ready to show prior to listing. Your biggest rush of buyers will be within the first few weeks of listing your home (for median or lower priced homes). You could lose “your buyer” if you have issues that need to be rectified or if your home is overpriced when initially listed.
First impressions are imperative when showing your home.

  • Deep clean kitchen & baths (cabinets inside & out, stove/oven, sink, counter-tops, built-in microwave, refrigerator (even if you aren’t selling with the home), light fixtures, pantry, bathtubs, showers, etc… Place small appliances such as toasters, can openers and other appliances not used daily in cabinets or pantry to make counter space appear more abundant.
  • De-clutter all rooms, closets, basement, garage, bedrooms, laundry, kitchen, etc. Pack items not used daily in boxes and stack neatly in basement, garage or large closets. If you have an over abundance of storage it might be necessary to rent a storage building.
    Remove excess furniture or decorations to make your space appear larger.
    You will want to remove excessive personal photos as well which will allow prospective buyers to imagine their family living in the home.
  • Clean or replace carpet. If your carpet has dark edges around the moldings ~ I recommend replacing. This happens when carpet is “wet cleaned” as opposed to steam cleaning. If you cannot afford to replace the carpet that is beyond cleaning~ offer a carpet allowance within your listing.
    Paint if necessary (interior and/or exterior walls, doors, ceilings & moldings: windows, floor, door, chair & crown)
  • Clean windows, blinds and other treatments windows!
  • Front Entrance: It is imperative that your entry is free of rotten wood, clutter, dirt, etc. Make sure that your entrance is clean, freshly painted and inviting.
  • Curb Appeal: Make sure your grass is cut (clippings removed from driveways, walkways and curb. Make sure that your beds have colorful flowers, no weeds and fresh mulch or pine straw. Make necessary repairs to any siding or roof issues that will be apparent upon driving up to your home.
  • Pet odors: BIG THING! Pet odors are hard to remove. Interior carpet & pad should be replaced if unable to remove odors. Basement and garage floors (concrete) seem to hold these smells. Try bleaching repeatedly, but professional services may be required to permanently remove these smells. Most consumers will spend as little time as possible in homes with odors.
  • Dated or older homes: Either price to give the buyer the option to purchase at a price that would enable them to make updates to the home OR update your home yourself with advice from your REALTOR® or home stager. You will need to replace older colored tubs, toilets & sinks, dated colored tile (green, blue, orange, pink, etc.), remove wallpaper, paint with neutral paint colors and update trim color if suggested. Also, a big consideration is whether or not the comparable homes in the community are also dated or if they have been updated. Talk to a REALTOR® before making any big decisions with regard to updating. We can inform you of the most important and cost efficient changes that will make the biggest difference in the sale of your home.

If your home is not “show ready” and you do not plan to make the changes/repairs/updates necessary ~ PRICE ACCORDINGLY. Remember that buyers will be calculating necessary repairs/updates while viewing your home and if it listed too high they could decide that it is too much work for the money and decide not to waste their time even making an offer.

It is a good idea to have a home inspection performed by a professional home inspector so as to find out any potential issues and repair prior to listing…. Or adjust your list price accordingly. You can also offer buyer allowances for items such as paint, carpet and other necessary repairs.

My tip of the month: When replacing carpet in your home – please, please, please go the distance and replace all the carpet to match in both color as well as levels of wear/tear! Buyer’s typically have issues with mis-matched carpet such as different colors in different rooms as well as visable seams that separate the rooms. Seller’s seem to try to save money by just replacing the family room & down the hall, but leave the old (sometimes dated colored) carpet in the bedrooms, which could result in the home feeling “dated” and the loss of potential buyers. Also, if possible – put updated tile (more desired) or vinyl (cheaper fix) in bathrooms as carpet in bathrooms are a big turn off for most buyers!

For dated homes, a good example of a transformation: A little paint, new 2″ white blinds, new carpet, new light fixtures & cornis board drapery.  Change to updated faucets, lighting, paint all trim from wood to white and painted the walls all with neutral paint colors. If they were listing.  For additional help with low cost transformations, information on preparing, pricing (free CMA), listing and/or selling your home feel free to contact me. I love to help!

Kind Regards,

Michelle Miller, REALTOR®, ABR®
RE/MAX Town & Country

Direct: 404.538.5396
Email: michellemiller1@remax.net
Web: http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com

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