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Friday, January 12, 2018

When Is the Best Time to Sell Your Athens Home?

When is the best time of year to sell your home? There is no exact right or wrong answer, but if you plan on selling this spring, I recommend doing so sooner rather than later.  
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What are the best months of the year to sell real estate in Athens? I get this question from people who are wondering if they should list their house in the spring, early in the year, or at the end of the year. There is no clear right or wrong answer. More homes sell in the spring and fewer homes sell in the fall, but typically there are more homes for sale in the spring and fewer homes for sale in the fall. Since there are fewer homes for sale in the fall, there is less competition for sellers. In the spring, there may be more sales, but there is also more competition for sellers.

I recommend getting your home on the market before the big spring rush.
It really doesn’t matter that much. If you look at our real estate market, it does look like a bell curve. When you start in January, the market starts to go up, peaks around June, and then starts to slow back down. Things do slow down over the holidays. Now that school has started back up again, things will pick up and the market will get even busier in the spring. If you are thinking of selling your home in the spring, I don’t think you should wait until the grass is green and flowers are blooming. That’s when everyone else will rush onto the market. Instead, get on the market a little earlier. Buyers are out looking now and will continue looking in the spring. But you could sell your house now before you have to deal with all that spring competition. If you have any questions about the market in your specific neighborhood, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A New Year’s Resolution to Help You Grow as a Person

We’re always trying to learn new things so we can better ourselves, so we encourage you to do the same in 2018. 
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Now that 2017 is coming to an end, we have a couple thoughts we want to share with you and a possible resolution to fulfill if you don’t have one already. One of our core values at Woodall Realty is to never stop learning. This year, we’ve spent countless hours attending out-of-state networking conferences and workshops, doing online courses, reading books, etc. We’re always trying to learn new things and better ourselves. When we attend these out-of-state events, we meet with some of the top real estate agents in the country and learn from the best of the best. We do this so we can be the best agents in Athens and serve our clients at the highest level possible.

Learn something new this year.
We know a lot, but we don’t know it all, so I encourage you as we enter the new year to learn something new in 2018 and continue to grow as a person. My team and I will continue to grow and learn as well. If you’ve ever worked with us, you know this. Whenever we meet with people, one of our main goals is to educate them. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, we educate you about the market and everything about the buying or selling process. So learn something new this year. Grow as a person. We’ll be doing the same thing. If you have any questions or there’s anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate to call or email us anytime. We’d be happy to help. Until then, happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Is It a Good Idea to Make Improvements to Your Home Before Your List It?

There are a few improvements you can make that will enhance your home’s saleability without costing very much at all. 
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Do you have to make improvements to your home before putting it on the market? No, you don’t have to. Homes will sell in any condition. If you want to sell for top dollar, though, you should consider doing so. There are a few improvements I recommend that will make a big difference, even if they don’t cost a lot. The first is painting the interior and (if it needs it) the exterior of your home. Paint is one of the cheapest ways to make a huge impact on the way your house shows. After a house is painted, it looks clean and smells fresh. Another thing I recommend is improving your curb appeal. Trim your bushes, cut your grass, put out some fresh mulch or pine straw, and make the outside of your home look good. That’s the first impression people get when they see it.

If you want your home to sell for top dollar, you should consider making some improvements.
Next, declutter and stage your home. If you have stuff on your countertops or too much furniture lying around in one of your rooms, get rid of it. As I always tell people, less is more.  Lastly, clean your home thoroughly. People can tell if a house is clean or not, and they’re far more apt to move into a nice, fresh, clean house. If you’re willing to spend a little money, there are other upgrades you can make, like replacing your countertops, installing new flooring, adding new appliances, etc. Sometimes these upgrades are worth it, but they can escalate how much you’ll spend by quite a bit. If you have any more questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you.