Woodstock GA Real Estate Happenings…

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!
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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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March 31, 2010

$299,900 |Meticulously Maintained 4 br, 2.5 ba Jasper, GA home on huge full basement! Bonus Room! Screened Porch! Over an acre lot! Mountain Views all around!

Michelle Miller, REALTOR® | RE/MAX Town & Country | michellemiller1@remax.net | 404-538-5396
107 Kimberly’s Way, Jasper, GA
Stunning Custom Ranch Home- Beautiful Upgrades Throughout- Mountain Views!
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $299,900
Year Built 2006
Sq Footage Unspecified
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 1.05 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Full Daylight Basement* Amazing Brazilian Hardwood Floors. Upgraded Crown, Floor, Casings! Crown Molding Throughout ~ Inside & Out! Beautiful Granite Countertops in Gourmet Kitchen & Baths! Spacious & Inviting Floor Plan (split bedroom!). Gorgeous Mountain Views! Come See ~ this Home has it All!

*Information herein deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. *Offer subject to change without notice. *Equal Housing Opportunity. *Each RE/MAX Office Individually Owned & Operated. RE/MAX Town & Country: 770.928.4966

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PROPERTY FEATURES

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

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– UPGRADES EVERYWHERE: Brazilian Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Moldings Throughout, Granite Countertops!
– Gourmet Kitchen w/Upgraded Appliances, Granite, Tile, Backsplash, Recessed Lighing & More!
– Energy Efficient Home – 3 Zone Heating/AC
– Electric Heat until Temps reach 35 degrees, then Home Uses Gas!
– Irrigation System AND Auto Fertilization System!
– 1.05 Acres – One of, If Not the Best Lot in the S/D! Level Backyard! Mountain Views!
– Gas Hook-up Already Installed on Spacious & Extended Deck!
– Screened-in Porch with Tile Floor & Ceiling Fan! Relax!
– Full Basement Stubbed for Bathroom & Separate Septic Tank!
– Beautiful Stone Fireplace w/Gas Logs! Start your cozy Fire with your Remote!
– GREAT Home for Entertaining & Overnight Guests! Guest Suites Each Have Private Granite Vanities!
– Too Many Upgrades to List them All!
– Copy & paste to view Virtual Tour: http://marketing.remaxdesigncenter.com/6759/613731/index.ipv
– Or visit my website at http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Hardiplank Exterior!

Formal Dining

Welcome!

Gourmet Kitchen

Screened Porch!

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

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010, 7:05pm PST

March 13, 2010

216 Paul Cagle Drive, Waleska, GA | #185,000 | 4 Bds, 2.5 Baths

Spacious Cape Cod Style Home in Waleska, GA. 3+ Beds & 2.5 Baths plus Huge Bonus Rm, Master on Main, Kitchen Level Garage with Auto Door Opener, Hardwood Floors, Privacy Fenced Backyard, Large, Full Basement & More! Lots of Closet Space! Visit http://www.bestgahomesforsale.com for more information or contact Michelle Miller at 404.538.596.

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

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! 

March 7, 2010

Just listed: 107 Kimberlys Way, Jasper, GA 30143 for $299,900

Just listed: 107 Kimberly’s Way, Jasper, GA 30143 for $299,900.

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

March 4, 2008

Hey People! Stop Paying Rent When Now is the Time to OWN!

IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOME IN GEORGIA!!!!

If you want to stop throwing your money out the window… stop paying as much for rent as you would to OWN a home – CALL ME!  It doesn’t cost you anything to have a Buyer’s Agent!!  Your Agent’s (MY) commission is built into the listing agent’s commission.  She/he simply offers part of her/his commission to get Buyer’s Agents to bring their buyers to see their listings!  How great is that?!?!

Good news! The bad lenders are being put out of the business (FINALLY), the interest rates are still good, landlords seem to be asking (and getting) higher rental rates these days…. so what are you waiting for?

Some things you can expect when you work with me! I will:

  • LISTEN to what you want from your new home and do my best to show you all homes that meet the criteria that you given me.  I am always happy to show you homes until you find the one that is perfect for you.  I don’t expect anyone to choose something as important as “their HOME” after only seeing a few.
  • Provide you with a CMA (comparative market analysis) for properties that you are interested in possibly making an offer.  This will show you what similar homes in the subdivision, neighborhood and/or community have sold for within the last year, which helps us determine an approximate market value for the home which lets us know if a home is over priced, so we don’t offer too much! I have found this very helpful with regard to estimating a good place to start negotiations!
  • Provide you with in depth property information including previous sales & more! 
  • Put together a purchase agreement , negotiate to help you obtain the property at the best possible price and assist you in navigating the unfamiliar real estate waters to help you get your desired results.
  • Negotiate to get you a one year home warranty (on resale properties), and if it can’t be negotiated – I will pay for on your behalf
  • Keep you advised as to contractual deadlines.
  • Help you with scheduling inspections and such!
  • Stay on top of your lender to assure that we are track to close as scheduled.
  • Contact the closing attorney to assure that they have all they need from us and our lender, have ordered title, have the necessary documentation from the Homeowners Assoc. (when applicable) and make sure that we will close as scheduled.
  • Stay in touch with the listing agent to make sure that all is being handled from his/her side.
  • Accompany you and represent your best interest at closing… assuring that everything is as agreed to in the contract(s).
  • MUCH MORE!

I am always available for you! Call or email me with any questions about the home buying process.  My “job” doesn’t end when we close on your home.

  • I want you to call me if you have a problem with your home
  • if you have questions about your home;maintenance, upkeep, etc.
  • or if you have a general real estate question.
  • I want you to call me before deciding on costly upgrades or remodelling plans for your home so I can advise you as to what will bring you the most return or if you should even make these improvements depending on how long you plan to stay in your home!
  • I even want you to call me if you are just curious as to what prices homes in your neighborhood are listed or selling for!  I can/will set you up to receive automatic notifications with any new listings, price changes or sales within your community!

Why should you use my services to buy your home? Because I strive to provide the highest level of customer/client service because I love what I do, I love helping people and I want to be your “REALTOR® for life”.  In order to do so, I feel that I must prove myself everyday in every way.

Feel free to visit my website at http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com/, where you can search for your home on MLS and FMLS (no sign-up or registration required) or email me at michellemiller1@remax.net or call me at 404.538.5396!  I am happy to help you make your home ownership dream a reality and the process as stress free as possible!
Live is GOOD!
Kind Regards,
Michelle Miller,
REALTOR®

RE/MAX Town & Country
(770.928.4966)
*Each office individually owned & operated.

Georgia Real Estate Market is Good!

It has already been a great year for me in the Georgia real estate market!  My listings are getting activity, my websites are getting hits like crazy, I am getting many buyer calls as well as listing calls!  I have already sold 2 of my listings (listed under 90 days before contract), sold one buyer client and I am staying very busy! I know that the overall feel for the Georgia real estate market is that the economy is bad and that it is a bad time to buy or sell, but I am here to tell you differently.  2007 was my best year ever in Real Estate!  I sold MOST of my listings within the original 90 day listing period, helped MANY buyers locate, negotiate and close on their new homes. 

The interest rates are still good and there is a high volume of homes to choose from ~ so now is the time to buy!
Life is GOOD!

Homeowners, your home will sell! Find an experienced REALTOR® who:

  • will be honest with you about your home’s condition and give you suggestions to make your home more appealing to buyers
  • will be honest with you about your home’s market value and not overprice just to get the listing
  • will give you a reasonable commission rate
  • will market your home with a proven strategy
  • will give you updated weekly web statistics showing you how many people who are viewing your home on the internet
  • will give you monthly market updates showing real estate activity in your subdivision, community, county and more.
  • will stay in touch with you and provide feedback for all showings
  • explain all aspects of the transaction in detail
  • has excellent negotiation skills and knows the GA contracts inside and out
  • will look out for your best interest above all!

Buyers, don’t be afraid to buy a home!  Real Estate is still one of the best investments you can make!  Find an experienced REALTOR® who:

  • will explain all aspects of purchasing a home
  • will provide you with a list of reputable lenders (if necessary)
  • will actually listen to you in terms of what kind of home YOU are seeking
  • will happily show you properties that you wish to see
  • will provide you with all information available with regard to the home you select including tax information, schools, neighborhoods, etc.
  • will provide you with a detailed CMA (comparable market analysis) prior to making an offer so you don’t offer too much!
  • has excellent negotiation skills so as to get you the best deal possible!
  • will advise you with regard to different terms in the contract and which options are best for you
  • will look out for your best interest!

A great REALTOR® does much more than the aforementioned, but if you will find a Realtor who does the above – I feel that she/he will go over and above to do the best job for you.

Buyers, did you know that you can have your own Realtor and it won’t cost you a penny?  The buyer’s Realtor’s commission is built into the listing agreement and the listing agent splits his/her commission to get other agents to bring their buyers!

Sellers, I have found that there are so many homeowners that don’t realize that ALL agents licensed in Georgia can show your home when it is listed.  Remember that so many buyers already have a REALTOR® and that you would miss out on those buyers if your Realtor (listing agent) was the only one to show your home.  It is more likely for a Realtor (or agent) other than your listing agent to provide the buyer that will purchase your home in the Georgia market!  Since your home will be listed on the local multiple listing service, which is where Realtors find homes to show their clients (and so many buyers have access to search this database as well), it is likely that your buyer will find your property here!

I hope you have found my blog informative!  I also hope that you will contact me with your Georgia home buying or selling needs!  I will always work hard to make your real estate dreams and goals a reality! You can visit my website at: www.bestgahomes4sale.com for additional buying or selling information, to search thousands of Georgia property listings with photos and virtual tours (no registration/sign-up required!) or to find out more about my services areas & more!  I hope you have a great day!

Call or email me today!

Kind Regards,
Michelle Miller,
REALTOR®

Cell: 404.538.5396
michellemiller1@remax.net

RE/MAX Town & Country (770.928.4966)
*Each office individually owned & operated.

Determining List Price & Market Value in Georgia

Georgia Homeowners!  Do you understand how your home’s market value is determined?  Realtors/Appraisers will look for properties in your neighborhood that are comparable to yours that have sold within the last year.  There are lots of general factors that are considered such as:

  • bedroom count
  • bathroom count
  • style (1 story, 2 story, split level or split foyer)
  • garage; drive under, kitchen level, 1 car, 2 car, 3 car
  • basement, is it finished?
  • does the basement have a bedroom/bathroom, 2nd kitchen?
  • lot size/topography
  • approximate square footage
  • sales price
  • days on market
  • pool; in-ground, above ground
  • lake view and/or lake frontage
  • mountain views
  • golf course lot/view

The following is with regard to the resale of older homes, which is what I have had the most questions about within the last couple of years. Feel free to comment or ask me questions if your circumstances differ or if you need additional information with regard to the type/age of homes I mention here.

A big factor considered is market condition.  Does your home conform to the condition of the homes that have sold within your community?  Perhaps the only homes in your neighborhood that have sold within the last year are the same floor plan as yours, were built in 1988 just like yours, they have finished basements just like yours, however the owner’s updated their kitchens, new appliances, new double paned windows, installed new granite counter tops, hardwood floors throughout, new paint throughout, new roof, new gutters, new HVAC, updated the master bath, new exterior paint – but your home looks exactly how it did when you purchased it in the late 80’s. This would be a good indication that your home is not in market condition and would not sell for nor appraise as high as the aforementioned homes. 

Let’s say that the homes that sold within the last year in your community hadn’t been updated and were in the same condition as yours; your home would be in “market condition” and should sell/appraise at current market value which is established by the aforementioned homes!

The other side of this is “over improvement”!  You need to find a great Realtor to advise you as to what would be over improving for your neighborhood.  Granite counter-tops for instance! Gorgeous! Everybody I have talked to seems to want them, however they are very costly.  This may make your home more appealing to Buyer’s however, will you get out of them what you paid?  Talk to your Realtor!  This would differ with new construction with granite being typical for the neighborhood.  It could hurt your resale not to have them since your competition would.

Find out what will make your home sell faster with the highest return and what improvements will end up costing your more than your return.  Base your updating choices on the results. 

Don’t OVERPRICE!  Very important! There’s a difference between giving yourself some negotiating room and overpricing your home! I definitely recommend having some room to negotiate!  Were you aware that the majority of your showings will come from agents who found your home for their Buyer(s) in MLS?  When I work with Buyer’s, I show them neighborhood sales that closed within the last year.  We will compare these homes/sales to the homes that my client wants to see. This is typical practice for Buyer’s Agents. (You should receive a CMA (comparative/competative market analysis) from Listing Agents whom you interview to list your home. This will most likely have the same “comps” a Buyer’s Agent uses to help her Buyer determine what to offer for your home.) Also, something to consider is your photos in MLS and FMLS!  If a buyer sees that other homes in your community appear to be better maintained, more updated and your price is comparable to those and appears to be dated – you might lose Buyer activity since the Buyer’s might feel that your home is overpriced based on the photos of the comparable listings.  Your Realtor/Listing Agent should show you active listings in your community (within interior photos and sometimes virtual tours) to give you insight into your competition, which gives you a good idea of improvements or changes you need to make to your home or  how to adjust your list price.  When interviewing listing agents, ask them if they have previewed competing properties.  This is important when establishing market condition and if the home is truly comparable to yours.  I,  personally tour comparable homes prior to our consultation so as to give you an educated opinion of your market condition and market value.  Remember: Buyers may decide that they do not want to see a home that appears dated or unkempt if your interior photos show that your home is dated, but your price is the same as the comps of the homes which were updated!  However if your home was priced to reflect it’s needs, agents as well as Buyers may see your home as a “find” (a diamond in the rough) and you may have more activity than you can handle and you may get lots of offers! 

My recommendation to you is this; take a look at the comps your Realtor presented to you for your neighborhood. Get estimates for making the changes that were made to the comparable properties, calculate this considering your payoff, fees associated with selling your home combined with the estimated market value of the comparable properties provided by your Realtor.  This will let you know if  your return will be worth the time, energy and expense to make the changes.  Your Realtor will be happy to help you with this.  Keep in mind that updated, freshly (neutral) painted, well maintained homes with good curb appeal show and sell much faster for better return than homes that look like they need TLC.  If you do decide that it is in your best interest to sell your home without making the aforementioned changes (or if your home doesn’t need these changes), I can give you some helpful hints to make your hope look it’s best, make it more appealing to buyers, appear to be more updated, and we can adjust your sales price based on it’s remaining differences from the comparable properties. However, there are Buyers out there who would rather buy a home for less money and fix it up the way they want it!  My experience with this has been that these buyers will typically try to get you to come off your already adjusted price as much as they can just because the repairs/replacements seem so overwhelming. The opposite of this situation is an important factor as well.  If the homes that have sold in your community have not been “rehabbed’ you want to be careful not to “over improve” because you want to be able to get a return for your improvements.  Please talk to your Realtor before making big (expensive) changes to your home so he/she can advise you as to what is in your best interest.  It is completely up to you as to how we will market your home. I am here to help you decide what best suits YOUR needs!

Determining your home’s market value is an important part of SELLING your home, just as using neutral paint colors, remembering that you are trying to entice a high volume of Buyer’s, not just people with your decorating taste. FIND THE RIGHT REALTOR who will be honest with you about your value and your home’s condition, will recommend changes to attract a wide range of buyers and who doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear. Make sure that he/she is knowledgeable in YOUR market area and has an awesome plan for marketing your home getting it the most exposure possible.

Life is Good!
Kindest Regards, Michelle Miller, Realtor (404.538.5396)
michellemiller1@remax.net
http://www.bestgahomes4sale.com/

Service Areas: Acworth, Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Cartersville, Canton, Dallas, Euharlee, Hiram, Holly Springs, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Powder Springs, Vinings, Waleska, White, Woodstock.

RE/MAX Town & Country (770.928.4966)

*Each office individually owned & operated. *Equal housing opportunity.